Set in the middle of the Nuwara Eliya town, Gregory Lake was built by Governor William Gregory between 1872 and 1877. The green around the Gregory Lake is famous for sunbathing, picnicking and generally relaxing with families. This area becomes crowded during the spring festival in April with carnivals and various other family friendly activities.
The Gregory Lake area has been converted into a sort of Lake Park with many recreational activities after the complete face-lift by the government recently. The ancient British era tradition of relaxing picnics on the shore of the lake, or more modern activities such as boat rides, swan shaped paddled boat rides, pony rides along the shore, and water walking balls, water sports such as jet skis, windsurfing and many more activities can be experienced. Gregory Lake is a fun filled family friendly location, attracting many tourists who visit Sri Lanka with these many attractions.