Kankaria Lake

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • 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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  • Shree Radhe Snacks
  • Italiano Pizza
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  • Lucknow Chavana & Sweet Mart
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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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  • 94.89% 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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  • Amazing place for all people, cold & pure environment. Cleanness is well. You can have drink, food also while sitting over there. Zoo park, interesting rides to get adventure experience. There are many Events arrange and on new year is beyond the level.

  • Kankaria Lake is combination of centralized fun activities including different rides and nature parks with natural view which is nice option to get some clicks . It consists of chain of food stalls to get you busy with , out of all I liked bumper car ride and tall tower with thrilling experience . Its great experience except we got disappointed on shut down of balloon ride. I hope it gets fixed...

  • Kankaria lake is refreshing location and family walking or talking point. Peoples walks early morning and evening here. You can enjoy balloon safari with a great city view and children train for whole circle of lake. Zoo is also here. I recommend for children is very place. Evening time around 7 o clock there is light fountains show in the lake.😍

  • One of the largest lake in Ahmedabad. Its a artificial lake. Nice place for hangout. The lakeside occupies zoo, toy train, kids city, water park. You can also have food around the lake. You can go for boat ride. In the night time it looks even beautiful because of the lights.

  • I liked this place a lot. Everything available inside. Only thing which i didn't liked is u need to pay separately for each and every ride. Rest the place is good for visiting with kids. Kids will enjoy a lot

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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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