Kankaria Lake Overview

Ranked 1 of 681 sightseeing in Ahmedabad

Kankaria Lake, which was earlier known as Hauj-E-Kutub, is the biggest lake in Ahmedabad. During the time of kings, this lake served as the bathing place for all the badshahs. Built by Sultan Kutubuddin in 15th century, this lake consisted of a water purification system. The lake is circular, however, at one point it opens into a walkway, which leads to garden called Nagina Wadi.

Near the lake, there is a gym called Ambubhai Purani Vyayamshala. Today, the lake is a popular picnic spot with lighted walkways and food corners. This lake is located in the southern part of the city in Maninagar area.
 

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The Kankaria Lake

The Kankaria Lake  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Jash modi
20th Nov 17

Must Go!

Must Go!  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Chaitali phatak
23rd Jul 17

Butterfly park, balloon ride, water sports etc

Butterfly park, balloon ride, water sports etc  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
7th Feb 19

Naginawadi musical fountain laser show is famous

Naginawadi musical fountain laser show is famous  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
7th Feb 19

Has many attractions like Zoo, Toy Train, Kids City etc

Has many attractions like Zoo, Toy Train, Kids City etc  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
7th Feb 19

Kankaria Lake

Kankaria Lake  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Indira Trivedi
26th Nov 17

Kankaria lake view from train ride

Kankaria lake view from train ride  Video Review
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Kankaria Lake

Indira Trivedi
26th Nov 17

What travellers are saying about Kankaria Lake

Experience scale
  • Excellent 47
  • Very Good 12
  • Good 10
  • Average 2
  • Terrible 1
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Famous for:
Lakes
Entry:
free
91% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Arti Verma

Arti Verma5.0/5

56 reviews

Ahmedabad

Very big lake which is clean and well maintained, entry fee is nominal 30 only per person. You can enjoy riding toy train and speed boat. Both are good, evening show is also enjoyable.
  • Ahmedabad
  • Ahmedabad
  • Ahmedabad

Smriti Das

Smriti Das3.2/5

353 reviews

Nice lake for evening walk

Visited in the evening on 06. 02. 2018 during our Gujarat trip. Nice place to spend sometimes with family and friends. We rode the toy train to make a round the lake. There are variety of eatable stalls beside the gate no. 4 and 5. Beautiful lake for amusement & recreation.
  • Nice lake for evening walk
  • Nice lake for evening walk
  • Nice lake for evening walk

Khumansinh Gohil

Khumansinh Gohil5.0/5

12 reviews

Kankaria Lake

Wonderful place . Good food ,. Want to go for sum fun. Come here at evening for good lighting and atmosphere. Children has more fun as well as adults . Boating, lighting all are good to watch and enjoy .

Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan

Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan5.0/5

19 reviews

B'ful and must visit place

The place is very well maintained by the authorities. Entry fees is? 13 per person. It took us the whole day to explore the place. We did enjoyed in toy train ( 30/ person). Words fail to explain what can be done there, please go and try yourselves.

Naren Jangra

Naren Jangra4.6/5

2 reviews

Amazing lake

The lake is surrounded by parks, Baal Vatika, chindren's gardens, a boat club, natural history museum and a zoo. There are many sparrows flying at the evening time on upper of lake. There is toy train on this train you have to see the Lake on this train
  • Amazing lake
  • Amazing lake
  • Amazing lake

Sandeep

Sandeep3.6/5

7 reviews

Beautiful Kankaria Lake

Nice place to spend an evening, especially for kids. Various activities such as balloon safari, Segway, Water bubble ride, Bungee ejection, Mirror Maze etc are available. There is a nominal entry fee of Rs. 20/- per adult. "Kankaria Carnival" is organised in the last week of December during which the main entree fee is waived off but one has to pay normal fees for every ride. Lot of cultural, social and art activities are organised during this Carnival. Due to our bad luck, the balloon safari was not available (Dec 28, 2017) due to technical problem and we were told that it will not be available till about mid Feb, 2018. You can take a toy train ride (Gate #3)which takes you along the entire periphery of the lake. Lot of food stalls are also available to satiate your taste buds.

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Amol karwa

Amol karwa4.3/5

5 reviews

Nice, Clean but Costly food

Well Maintained, well organized but the things are costlier inside. Boating, toy train, amusement park, birds watch, zoo park what else one can expect. Would love to visit once more. Please reduce the amount of fees of toy train as it is rs. 30 for one round. The fees for boating too is very high rs. 130. Plus it takes very small round compared to Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad

Shreyas shirsath

Shreyas shirsath2.9/5

2 reviews

Calm evening at the kankaria lake.

Finding the kankaria lake via the GPS was a easy job. Parking facility was available outside the entrance of the park. The lake is surrounded by multiple color lights which makes the lights reflect in the water. Since we visited in the evening and then it was lakshmi poojan that day, as expected there was not much of a crowd. The lake is quite big in diameter. Along the circumference of the lake there is a half meter gauge railway track for a mini train. And the mini train does look exquisite . At the centre of the lake there is a connected isle where every evening there's a laser show which is good but not that exciting. The cleanliness of the whole premises was up to the mark, couldn't find a rag or any wrappers around. The tiles anti skid so walking and jogging is a piece of cake. There's a chowpaty kind of shops on the right side of the entrance and a hotel and a snack truck on the left. All around the lake there were trees and they blended with construction, this added to the ambience. All around the lake the light posts are fitted with speakers on which old hindi songs are played the whole time. Speakers are on the each light post giving a 3D effect. As we walked to the right of the entrance we found a amusement park attached to the lake. The park had 5 exiting rides for the adults and some rides for the kids. The disco ride was a thrilling experience. There's a roller coaster not to long but mediocre. The other three rides are amazing! After the thrilling park experience coming back to the calm lake was a feel good moment. Cool and calm atmosphere was nice to absorb in from the hassle of the city.

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Namrta singh

Namrta singh3.6/5

2 reviews

Garmi me thadak

Man made lake, one can have fun of streamer ride and boating.On the periphery of lake zoo is established which has Tiger, Leopard, Jackal, birds etc.

Nikhil vijay kumar Malhotra

Nikhil vijay kumar Malhotra5.0/5

46 reviews

Amazing !!

Kankaria lake is really beautiful. Firstly I thought that it's just a lake but no wonder this area is huge and full of other attractions from zoo to rides and open air theatre. I bought a ticket for toy train which gives you full ride of the surrounding so that you can choose where to go next.

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Photos of Kankaria Lake

Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

Photo by

Ritul Modi

Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad
Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

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Swapnil Barde

Lake view during night time
Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

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Sandeep kumar Roy

Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad
Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

Photo by

Swapnil Barde

Lake view during daytime