Monday, January 9, 2012

Sembuwaththa Lake

Sembuwaththa lake - Elkaduwa (සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව)
Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැවSembuwaththa Lake is located in the premises of Elkaduwa tea plantation. Elakaduwa is situated about 14 kilometers away from Matale town and 150 - 160 Kilometers from Colombo. If you are coming from Colombo take the right turn at the Elwala junction which meet before 3 - 4 Kilometers from Matale Town. The road will take you directly to Elkaduwa and take left turn towards down the hill at Elkaduwa town. There are few turns from Elkaduwa to Sembuwaththa lake. It's better to ask from villager for correct directions. The road is not in good condition from Elkaduwa to Sembuwaththa. Four wheel vehicle is the Best choose for tackle hard parts of the journey. Anyway It's possible to reach there by any vehicle such as Car, Van, Tuk Tuk or Motorbike, If you are driving very carefully.


There is a ticket counter at the entrance of Tea factory. The Tea factory is belongs to Elkaduwa estate but not functioning currently. Ticket costs 150 Rupees per person seems to be too much. 
There is about 1 - 2 kilometers travel to Sembuwaththa lake from the Ticket counter. The lake situated at the top of the hill. Vehicles are allowed to go up there. The lake surrounded by Tea fields and Pinus plantation. It is not recommended to bath at lake since the lake is seems to be so muddy. There is a great swimming pool to bath at other end of the lake. It's feeding by natural water stream. 

The surround view is amazing from the top of the hill. Summer huts and kids play points has built around the lake. Great place to spent a day away from rush world and feel the nature. 

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව
Aluwihare temple - Matale

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැවSembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැවSembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව


Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

Sembuwaththa lake, Elkaduwa tea estate and plantation, Matale, Places to bath near matale, සෙම්බුවත්ත වැව

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