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Elkaduwa, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The road leading to the lake takes a little time along the curves and bumps in the middle of the tea estate. Once arrived at the mid station the usual tickets have to be purchased at the counter. Rudeness is tradition in Sri Lanka at...More

Thank PatrickPerera
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve in this so called heaven lake. It was a magnificent place and very nice weather. The entry fee was 1000rs/person. U can bring your things and do BbQ if you want. Also, there is boat tour in the lake but the tuk tuk drivers...More

Thank Qusai A
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We started our journey from Kandy. (around 9.00am) our root was Kandy to Wattegama via Katugasthota , from Wattegeama you have to take the Elkaduwa root. from Elkaduwa it is only 2 1/2km to Sembuwatte Estate. We went on a bike. A jeep, a 4*4...More

Thank Shasha A
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This place hideaway from Matale town. also its bit difficult to get to this place as the roads are not well maintained you need a 4X4 or a higher vehicle to travel to this place easily but however other vehicles can also travel and its...More

1  Thank srilankadrivemytrip
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Many just visit thinking it has some religious relevance and spoil the place. No god lives there. Hardly any nature lover to be seen. Too many vehicles are allowed inside. Very less respect shown towards the nature.

Thank Hasitha K
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place..... Not polluted yet..... Lots of fun activities... But you have to take your meals...no restaurants to buy food . Road to the place is tough.. But thrilling

Thank Samanudayagammanpila
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit. But the road to Sembuwaththa needs improvents. Can go by car or even by tuk tuk. One and half drive from Matale. Took time due to poor roads and the drive was slow. It's a human made lake with few attractions....More

Thank Sudesh077
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I have been in this location on mid February(last month)The road from Matale up to Alkaduwa and from Alkaduwa junction, 16 km to the lake.The road in estate area is not bad but soil road surface going to upgrade by widening some bends and some...More

1  Thank Hemantha perera p
Reviewed 23 February 2018

This place is situated long away from Matale town and long journey too. We made it there just to explore the place but It's better if you head directly to Riverston skipping this place if you have a limited days to spend. The place is...More

1  Thank Jacob D
Reviewed 6 February 2018

This place is breath taking, I have been here twice. Best time is early morning to walk through the mist as if walking through the clouds on water. Not forgetting you've get some fun activities as well. like boat Kayaking 300LKR, Swan boat ride 500LKR,...More

1  Thank Michelle S
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Response from Shasha A | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there's a pool filling with fresh natural water, and yeah you can enjoy it.
9 May 2018|
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Response from Hemantha perera p | Reviewed this property |
One night is enough. But if you came early, you can leave before getting dark.Travel time from Matale take 01 hour.(CAR NOT RECOMMENDED) THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
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