Kankaria Lake - A well developed space with surprises & interesting things for Family outings in Ahmedabad, Gujrat

After walking around the old city of Ahmedabad and before hitting the the famous night market to try out various food options, we thought of taking a round of Kankaria Lake which is considered a happening place in Ahmedabad city of Gujrat. We spent around 2 hours around the lake doing various things although missing lot of activities one can do there. This Blogpost takes you through a tour of Kankaria Lake along with details like entry ticket of Kankaria Lake, things to do, ticket prices for various activities inside the lake area along with tips to make your visit to the lake memorable.

After walking around the old city of Ahmedabad and before hitting the the famous night market to try out various food options, we thought of taking a round of Kankaria Lake which is considered a happening place in Ahmedabad city of Gujrat. We spent around 2 hours around the lake doing various things although missing lot of activities one can do there. This Blogpost takes you through a tour of Kankaria Lake along with details like entry ticket of Kankaria Lake, things to do, ticket prices for various activities inside the lake area along with tips to make your visit to the lake memorable. 


Kankaria lake is located in Maninagar area and it's developed in a very nice way. A lake-front is developed around it, which has many public attractions such as a night zoo safari, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities. The lake-front has seen different transformations over the years.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Law Ground Night Market - A colourful sight in Ahmedabad city of Gujrat    Above photograph shows entry area of Kankaria Zoo. This zoo in Ahmedabad is officially called as Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden. Kankaria Zoo was rated the best zoo in Asia in 1974, although that's much bigger than the one you see above. Above portion is having animals which can be seen active in night. Kankaria Zoo houses wild animals like tigers, lions, python, anaconda, snakes, elephants, albino (white) animals like the rhesus monkey, spotted deer, white blackbuck, chinkara, elephant, emu, jungle babbler, bush-quail and a lot more. Kankaria Zoo has also has some of the rare species like pythons, crocodiles, bearcats and wild asses. We only went to the night zoo and it was a little sad experience for us as all the night animal had very small space inside the zoo, that seemed pretty painful for these creatures.

Kankaria lake is located in Maninagar area and it's developed in a very nice way. A lake-front is developed around it, which has many public attractions such as a night zoo safari, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities. The lake-front has seen different transformations over the years. 


Above photograph shows entry area of Kankaria Zoo. This zoo in Ahmedabad is officially called as Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden. Kankaria Zoo was rated the best zoo in Asia in 1974, although that's much bigger than the one you see above. Above portion is having animals which can be seen active in night. Kankaria Zoo houses wild animals like tigers, lions, python, anaconda, snakes, elephants, albino (white) animals like the rhesus monkey, spotted deer, white blackbuck, chinkara, elephant, emu, jungle babbler, bush-quail and a lot more. Kankaria Zoo has also has some of the rare species like pythons, crocodiles, bearcats and wild asses. We only went to the night zoo and it was a little sad experience for us as all the night animal had very small space inside the zoo, that seemed pretty painful for these creatures. 

Kankaria Lake is supposedly second largest lake in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat state in India.     Entry ticket fee for Kankaria lake is 20 Rs per person.    After getting a ticket you need to go through security check, which is basic. Only thing to remember is that you would not be allowed to take water bottles with you, but there are shops inside where you can buy water bottles. We were wondering if it bout plastic or some other protocol. It was hard to figure out.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Sidi Sayyed Mosque - A small structure located at an ignorable location in Ahmedabad    Kankaria Lake is a good place for yoga, walking, jogging and running, especially early in the morning as well evening, when weather is pleasant throughout the year.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Exploring the Remains of Harappan Culture in Lothal

Kankaria Lake is supposedly second largest lake in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat state in India. 

Entry ticket fee for Kankaria lake is 20 Rs per person.

After getting a ticket you need to go through security check, which is basic. Only thing to remember is that you would not be allowed to take water bottles with you, but there are shops inside where you can buy water bottles. We were wondering if it bout plastic or some other protocol. It was hard to figure out. 


Kankaria Lake is a good place for yoga, walking, jogging and running, especially early in the morning as well evening, when weather is pleasant throughout the year. 


There is a toy train named Atal Express which was imported from London, the train circles the lake on a 4.5 km track at a speed of 10 km/h with capacity of 150 passengers. It seems this train was very successful and then another one Swarnim Jayanti Express was introduced.     Related Blogpot from Gujrat - Rani Ki Vav - The monument which is used in 100 Rupees note   Segways are also available to take a round of this huge lake at your own pace. You will find counters around the lake for renting out Segways. There is a mini golf kart and other water sports like Vertical Swing, Paint Ball Shooting, Black Flash and rides, Sky Fly and other joyrides.    Related blogpost from Gujrat - Panoramic Views of Modhera Sun Temple, Gujrat (India)    It was awesome to see so much action established around the lake. I would say, this is first lake I have seen which has so many things to do with so much ease - certainly there is cost attached to activity of your choice.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Modhera Sun Temple - A Brilliant Place to see in Gujrat, India

There is a toy train named Atal Express which was imported from London, the train circles the lake on a 4.5 km track at a speed of 10 km/h with capacity of 150 passengers. It seems this train was very successful and then another one Swarnim Jayanti Express was introduced. 


Segways are also available to take a round of this huge lake at your own pace. You will find counters around the lake for renting out Segways. There is a mini golf kart and other water sports like Vertical Swing, Paint Ball Shooting, Black Flash and rides, Sky Fly and other joyrides.


It was awesome to see so much action established around the lake. I would say, this is first lake I have seen which has so many things to do with so much ease - certainly there is cost attached to activity of your choice. 


Kankaria Carnival is a week-long festival held here in the last week of December, which is pretty special and lot of people from surrounding town visit Ahmedabad for this. Many cultural, art, and social activities are organised during the lake carnival.    Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Interesting tour of Hutheesing Jain Temple    Kankaria lake also has historical Dadu Dayal temple, Natural History Museum, desert safari, aquarium, gardens like One Tree Hill garden, Butterfly Park, football ground, water sports and rides, open-air theatre, Jaldhara water park, boating and small amusement park.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - Travelling Camera in Gujarat || Exploring old Ahmedabad on foot

Kankaria Carnival is a week-long festival held here in the last week of December, which is pretty special and lot of people from surrounding town visit Ahmedabad for this. Many cultural, art, and social activities are organised during the lake carnival.


Kankaria lake also has historical Dadu Dayal temple, Natural History Museum, desert safari, aquarium, gardens like One Tree Hill garden, Butterfly Park, football ground, water sports and rides, open-air theatre, Jaldhara water park, boating and small amusement park. 


Kankaria lake is full of things you may want to try but the lake in itself is pretty interesting with these colorful lights all around. We enjoyed one evening around the lake, mainly walked around and took a tour of the Nocturanal zoo.     Related Blogpost from Gujrat - One day Trip around Ahmedabad - Adalaj ni Vav, Modhera Sun Temple, Patan's Rani ni Vav & Gandhinagar

Kankaria lake is full of things you may want to try but the lake in itself is pretty interesting with these colorful lights all around. We enjoyed one evening around the lake, mainly walked around and took a tour of the Nocturanal zoo. 

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