Kande Ela reservoir is on the road to Ella from Nuwara Eliya. It is a small but pictresque reservoir with a siphon.
You meet the this lake on your way to Ambewala Livestock Farm and the Strawberry Farm. There are boats you Can take a Ride around they Charged us 2000Rs. We were lucky Enough to get onboard the oldes boat Rider on the location with over 28 years of experience, he told us the exciting experience he had in the lake. This lake was the Setting for the 2003 Critically and Commercially successful south Indian Film "Kakkha Kakkha" Directed by Gautham Mennon our boat guy was luckily the, Location coordinator. They had build a Treehouse in the middle of the lake (not available anymore) which has taken around 3months, shooting has lasted 14 Days. Subsequently they had done a Telungu language Remake as well. A boat ride is only worthwhile if you visit on a misty season, I visited Here on a november Day, witch was very much misty we could only see the water. If it's sunny it's like any other lake you see around srilanka nothing special, so this is not a Place to visit in april If you want to see the beauty of the lake I suggest You to watch the Movie. This the a highest freshwater Lake in srilanka, no Motorboats are alloved due to water pollution because this water is supplied to many parts oc the hill country. …
Fantastic place to stay while your travel to Horton Plains. Both Ambewela farms and Horton plains are in the same route. If you reach there in the early morning it will not be much crowded and can see beautiful landscape views.
If you are going for a visit to Ambewela or Highland you will be passing this spectacular place. Make sure you stop by and goes down to the banks to get the best of nature.
Kande Ela Reservoir is a paradise looking early in the morning. This place is not a crowded place. You can enjoy the fresh air and surroundings for totally free. But remember guys, Don't drop litter everywhere. Peace...!!!