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Kankaria Lake - Great Place for Family fun

Kankaria Lake is the largest lake in the city and is located in the southern part in Maninagar area which is in Ahmedabad state of Gujarat, India. Today, the lake is a popular picnic spot with lighted walkways and food corners. Perfect place for folks of all ages. In the early morning people come here for walking and jogging. If you are looking for multiple entertaining option then this is one of the best rejuvenating place. There's zoological garden, amusement rides, museum, water sports, boating, laser show, water rides, paragliding, food court and much more things to enjoy. Its an awesome place in Ahmedabad for full day get pleasure  for family and couple. The complex also encloses the Kankaria Zoo, Balvatika, Kids City, Toy Train, Butterfly Park, Aquarium, Stone Mural Park, Tree Walk, Mini Golf Course, Mirror Maze, Target Archery, Jaldhara Water Park, Desert Safari and much more. As the day comes to an end , the lake is lit up with colourful lights. It makes for an amazing sight.

 

At the centre of the lake there is a garden themed entertainment ground called Nagina Wadi which means ‘Beautiful Garden’ in Urdu language. Nagina Wadi is like an island in middle of Kankaria lake where laser show is projected in the evenings that attracts crowds from all over the state. There is a mini-train named 'Atal Express' that has become a major attraction at the Kankaria Lake over the years. ‘Atal Express’ is named after India’s former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. You can get a chance to go on a balloon ride as well in which you can ride and enjoy the top view of Kankaria lake and Ahmedabad city.
Kid's city is also a good option for the kids. Kid's City is an amazing world of fun and learning for children between the ages of 4 to 14. Here, children can get the best of education as well as entertainment at the same time. Parents can register and leave their kids in Kids’ City under the guidance of Supervisors for as long as 3 hours per batch or 9 hours in a day.

As I shared with you earlier that there are many things to enjoy at this lake. A zoo "Kamla Nehru Udyan" is also worth visit place in Kankaria, a natural history museum, a special garden for children called Bal Vatika, and an open air theatre are placed around the lake. There is also a water and light show and much more things to enjoy. It is well maintained and clean place.

Kankaria Lake also hosts the very famous Kankaria Carnival, a week long event, held each year in December.

History

Kankaria Lake, which was earlier known by the name "Qutub Hojj" or "Hauz-e-Qutub”, is the biggest lake in Ahmedabad. It is a multisided lake that was built by Sultan Qutab-ud-Din in the year 1451 A.D. The lake has a circumference of around 1.4 miles. It was the bathing place of numerous kings throughout its history. People are of the say that Kankaria lake of Ahmedabad was often visited by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir along with his wife Empress Noor Jahan.

How to Reach

  • Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road. Regular bus services are available by Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.
  • The main railway station is located in Kalupur area which falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India.
  • the nearest airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport.