Kankaria Lake

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  • Address: Kankaria, Ahmedabad- 380002, Gujarat, India
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-7925463415
  • Ticket Price: 25 INR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, View Point, Family And Kids, Lake

The Kankaria Lake is the largest lake in Ahmedabad. It is on the southern part of the city in the Maninagar area. The lake was originally built by Sultan Qutbuddin in the 15th century. It was then called the ‘Hauz-e-Qutb’ or ‘QutbHauz’. It was then used as a place for bathing of the kings. The strange fact is that in those times when it was built, it had a water purification system which has got damaged with time. There is a pathway around this circular lake which leads to a garden called the ‘NaginaWadi’ which means a beautiful garden in Urdu. This is in the middle of the lake and looks like an island. This lake is a symbol of the rich culture and history of Ahmedabad. The shape of this whole place is of an exclusive 34-sided polygon. There is a fleet of steps that leads down to the water level.

The Central Garden along with other parts was later renovated and many new facilities were implemented. The newly renovated park was inaugurated in a week long even called the Kankaria Carnival in December 2008.

The other attractions here are as follows-

  • The Kamala Nehru Zoological Park that was founded by Rueben David in 1951. It houses numerous birds, mammals and reptiles along with other beasts. It was designated as the Best ZOO in Asia in 1974. The more attractive animals here are tigers, lions, pythons, anaconda, snakes, elephants, albinos, rhesus monkey, peacock, chinkara, spotted deer, white blackbuck, emu, jungle babbler, bush quail, and palm civet.
  • Musical Dancing Fountain with Laser Show, which offers a beautiful symphony of Water, Light and Sound followed by the most spectacular Laser Show. It is a must visit to relax you after a day long visit of the Lake Front.
  • The Balavatica or the children’s amusement park. It has a boat house, butterfly and weapon displays and also a planetarium, playhouse, mirror house.
  • The amusement park for all age groups which has fantastic joy rides like the boomerang roller coaster, flipping arm, the torching tower, disc O’ pendulum, merry go round and a children’s center for computer games.
  • The Kids City is a miniature world meant for kids. It is a huge area including everything such as banks, hospitals, fire stations, radio city, science lab, police station, court room, prison, heritage sites, town governance, ice cream factory and many things more.
  • A ride in the two toy trains- The Atal train and the SwarnimJayanti Train.
  • The balloon safari is an area with a restaurant, tethered balloon etc to admire the whole city and also the making of the Ahmedabad Eye. It is also called a Ballon Ride. 
  • The Stone Mural Park named Gurjar Gaurav Gatha. It depicts the grand sculptural masterpiece in white sculptures are constructing the rise of Gujarat.
  • The Dutch Tombs is an individual embankment that shows the presence of the Dutch East India Company in this area during the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Many other water sports amenities are available.
  • The other attractions are the DaduDayal temple, Natural history Museum, One Tree Hill Garden, Butterfly Park, Open Air theatre, Jaldhara Park.

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  • Concession is given to handicapped and senior citizens and also to freedom fighters.
  • Concessions will only be available with proper presence of ID proofs.
  • School children on excursions should have written permission of the Principal to avail concessions.

  • Entry Fee Rs.25 for adults and Rs.10 for children.

  • The nearest airport is the Ahmedabad Airport.
  • The nearest Railway Station is Ahmedabad Junction.

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  • RG Shivam Fast Food
  • Annapurna Bhaji Pav
  • Choice Balaji Pav
  • Shree Radhe Snacks
  • Italiano Pizza
  • Lijjat Khaman
  • Lucknow Chavana & Sweet Mart
  • Pooja Chinese
  • Havmor Restaurant

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  • Kankaria Lake Address: Kankaria, Ahmedabad- 380002, Gujarat, India
  • Kankaria Lake Contact Number: +91-7925463415
  • Kankaria Lake Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Kankaria Lake Price: 25 INR
  • Best time to visit Kankaria Lake(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kankaria Lake: 04:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kankaria
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  • 95% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Kankaria Lake in their plan

  • 51.67% of people start their Kankaria Lake visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Kankaria Lake

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kankaria Lake

People normally club together Sidi Bhashir Mosque and Swaminarayana Temple while planning their visit to Kankaria Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Good and fun place for kids, young and old. Train ride is fun. With zoo and food place. Light gives it a fascinating look once they are switched on in the evening. Good place to spend time

  • Amazing light and water show.... A nice well maintained lake...very popular with joggers in the morning. Pleasant place to spend morning and evening for singles, couples, friends and families. You can grab fresh air enjoy the environment, sit, talk and relax. Good for photography, foods and hangout. Around this you can find Zoological Garden, Aquarium, Kids Play, Water Rides, Toy Train Rides, Balloon Safari and many more.

  • Good place for visit. Good parking facilities. Cool environment make it so amazing. Zoo, dancing fountain show, fish house, gardens, parks and etc. Good place for spend your holiday. And ship driving is also available here.

  • This is the best man made lake I’ve ever seen. We enjoyed a lot there we watch the fountain show, speed boating, the mini train, zoo etc.

  • I visited this Lake in September,18 and that time everything was just awesome and adorable, some people might have a specific choice to a Lake but this is a different one with a valid reason! In evening time You will see beauty and you can claim this is the best Lake of Ahmedabad to visit! Thanks.

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    • The full package is for 500 INR per person. To know more about packages, you can call on Kankaria Lake contact number  91-7925463415.

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