Trodly App

Book on app to avail discounts

Logo
World Sri Lanka Central Province Kandy, Sri Lanka Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake , Kandy, Sri Lanka

Type of Destination
Scenic, Lake
Languages Spoken
Sinhala, Tamil and English
Kandy Lake Altitude
524m

Best time to visit Kandy Lake

Nearby railway stations

Airports near Kandy Lake

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Central Province Kandy Lake

About Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake is an artificial lake which was built by the last King of Sri Lanka and of Kandy, Wikarama Rajasinhe. It was originally built to beautify the Temple of the Tooth and serves as a remnant of the last Sri Lankan Kingdome. This lake is also called “Kiri Muhuda” which means Milky Ocean. This lake has an unfinished wall called the Valakulu Bamma, meaning cloud walls.

The unfinished wall has a history attached to it which makes it even more interesting. It remains incomplete due to the arrest and subsequent arrest of the King Wikrama in 1815 by the Britishers. Standing at 2060 feet, the cloud wall remains unfinished even today. The triangular holes in the walls are used to light oil lamps.

When the lake was built, a dam was built across the lake which was later destroyed from both ends leaving an island shaped structure in the middle. This structure remains today and serves as an island in the middle of the lake which only adds to its beauty. There is a legend which says that this island was once used by the King for bathing and was connected to the palace through a secret tunnel.

The lake has considerably reduced during the years due to several factors and thus several prohibitions have been laid down for its protection; prohibition of fishing at this lake being one of them. This lake is basically built on paddy fields and thus requires extra protection.
This place deserves a visit for its legendary stories and the man- made characteristics which add to the awe of this place!

3.8 ( 2 )

Location & Places to Visit on Kandy Lake Map

How to reach Kandy Lake
travel guide
places to see

Freedom to make your own trip!

What you want, when you want and how you want.

Request a trip

Places to Visit near Kandy Lake

Between 0 to 100 kms of Kandy Lake
All Categories
Adventure
Hills
Jungle
Beaches
Art & History
Religious
Total Attractions: 33
Sort by

Kandy, Sri Lanka Tours & Activities

Total Activities: 21

Kandy Lake travel tips & reviews

Rate this destination

Got an insider’s tip that might help a fellow traveller? Do share it.

Post a Kandy Lake Tip or Review
POST

Other travellers left Kandy Lake reviews and tips for you

Be the first to give a tip or leave a comment

Get trip inspirations, offers and more.

In The News