If there is one place where you can get the combined benefits of adventure, pilgrimage, picnic and fun, it is the Beira Lake. This is one of the hot tourist spots in Colombo as well. One can enjoy duck paddle boat rides on the lake.
Location: Located quite close to the famous Gangaramaya temple, Beira Lake offers an excellent view of the temple, especially in the evenings, when the temple is fully illuminated.
Highlights: There is another temple right in the middle of the lake – Seema Malaka Temple. This temple contains lots of Buddhist statues and a few Hindu idols.
Timings: The lake is open all through the year to enable visitors; however evenings are the best to come here to get a panoramic view of the temple.
Price: Approximate price is 300 LKR however if you have paid for entry into the Gangaramaya temple,that will suffice here as well.