Lake Gregory is located 2 km away from the town on Welimada Road in Nuwara Eliya and is spread over an area of 225 acres. Located at an altitude of 1874 m above sea level, this lake is 147 years old.
The construction of Lake Gregory was started in 1873 by Sir William Gregory, Governor of Ceylon. The lake is built by building a dam across the beautiful Thalagala Oya which starts from the Pidurutalagala mountain range.
In 1913, water was brought from Lake Gregory through a tunnel and started generating electricity from a small hydropower plant in Blackpool. The power plant is still in operation today.
This beautiful Gregory Lake, which became a paradise for European lovers and honey lovers, was developed in 1927 by the then Government Agent of Nuwara Eliya, CC Woolley. Was appointed.
The arch area around Lake Gregory is a special ecological zone. Migratory winter bird migrations in December can be seen in this ecological zone around Lake Gregory. You can also enjoy a boat ride on Lake Gregory.
Although the area around Gregory Lake has not been developed until very recently, today Gregory Lake can be identified as one of the most valuable tourist attractions in the city of Nuwara Eliya.