Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

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  • Address: Kankaria, Ahmedabad- 380002, Gujarat, India
  • 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
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About Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

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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Kankaria Lake Information

  • 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.

Kankaria Lake Ticket Prices

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

How To reach Kankaria Lake by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near Kankaria Lake

  • Sasuma Food Corner
  • Prince Panipuri
  • Kankariapanipuri
  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Kankaria Lake

  • 93.75% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Kankaria Lake in their plan

  • 58.31% of people plan their visit to Kankaria Lake between 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 Auto World Vintage Car Museum and Manek Chowk 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

Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad Reviews

  • Very good place to spend your whole day picnic. There is botanical garden, zoo, butterfly park, aquarium, amusement park and a toy train. If you stay till evening you can watch laser show. Boat rides, and different other rides are available, people of all age groups can enjoy here and it would take whole day to visit each section. Lots of food stalls are available.

  • Awesome place and has so many activities to do that no one can completely explore it in a single day. Situated in the heart of city, you can enjoy the natures beauty with dancing bird show for no cost. It has got zoo, snake park, butterfly park, fish park and amusement park for kids as well. You can do boating here and enjoy the fountain show in the evening.

  • Nice place to spend with friends and family. Usually crowded on holidays, you'll need almost whole day or at least half day if you visit each and every section of this place. Food plazas are there, rides, zoo, botanical garden, theatre etc. A complete package for a perfect holiday! A complete package for a perfect hold. A complete package for a perfect picnic.

  • Great place to spend the evenings. Had a wonderful time with friends during 2013 summer. Me and my friends took the mini jumping. It was very exciting. It is believed that the logo of SBI is based on the shape of the view of Kankaria lake from the top. Children, youth, adults everyone would like this place.

  • Awesome Place for everyone even for kids or any old man there so many things to see but we have to pay money for that things.. boat ride and horror house and so many amazing things there.... But don't go horror house rupees 50 but there Nothing horror inside house.. I liked photography and there so many birds... Spend time with your family is best place for that.. Please like My Review it's free:) ( Sorry If any Grammar Mistakes ) Enjoy There :) and walk.

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