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Sembuwaththa Lake

Elkaduwa, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
+974 3331 0666
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“man made lake” (5 reviews)
“kandy city” (4 reviews)
Elkaduwa, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
+974 3331 0666

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is great to be there. the area of the lake and the experience in the hill country was fabulous . expecting to travel again. thank you for your kind considerations and support.

Thank Damith P
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful place resembles heaven on earth. I think it is better for you to have your own food. You can enjoy with your family with no interruptions. Wash room facility has to be improved. Also the bathing tank which is near lake...More

1  Thank echamara
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Definitely a must-see during a trip in Sri Lanka. You have to take a local tuk-tuk for a hour ride way and back through sneaky and gritty paths. Lake is located among the tea fields and a forests of high and skinny trees like the...More

Thank Esther M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Sembuwatta Lake is really an amazingly beautiful landscape. It is situated on Elkaduwa, Matale. Even though it is a man-made reservoir, you never be able say that by looking at it. I my self admired it very much. There are activities you can take part...More

Thank exploreslk
Reviewed 20 November 2017

In 2014 six million Sri Lankans traveled within the country as domestic tourists. ... The main destinations of domestic tourists are Anuradhapura, Kataragama, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Sri Pada, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla. Domestic tourism is noticeable during school vacations and on weekends . But .most...More

Thank QueensTravels
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It is not a natural lake but man made one, but beautiful surroundings, when mist comes down place is more beautiful, you can participate some activities such as bort riding,

Thank cn_sewwandi
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place to spend a day and boat ride also there, mountains covered lake, Recommended to bring foods or you can make there your own food like BBQ with your tools

Thank I-WayRide
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Once of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. The specialty of this place is, this is not 100% natural lake. This place was golf ground sometimes ago & the management of Elkaduwa Tea Estate, converted this place to a nice lake (man-made lake created...More

Thank SadheeraGunawardena
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

You have to rent a small toktok since no car allowed to enter the narrow road. You can bring sandwiches or soft drinks to make it enjoyable journey. The tickets cost 1000 rb and extra 300 for the lake. There are many stops for drinks...More

1  Thank Wa1eed1989
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Exotic lake at the edge of the remote town of Elkaduwa. We use to travel to this place more frequently when we are in Sri Lanka. It was an amazing place with breathtaking views of the lake and tea plantation. When your planning a...More

2  Thank iJazzz
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Shashika R
7 November 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
get a bus to wattegama or Elkaduwa. Elkaduwa is the best option. if you took wattegama you have to catch Elkaduwa bus again. you can't reach the lake by bus. more than 2-3km walk or taxi
norman m
5 May 2017|
Response from iJazzz | Reviewed this property |
Yes we need to pat at the entrance for locals its 200RS
norman m
5 May 2017|
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Response from DakshithaLK | Reviewed this property |
Yes, when I visited about two years ago fee was about Rs. 200. That's for locals though.