Kankaria Lake

Kankaria Lake

A polygonal lake almost a mile in circumference, it was constructed in 1451 by Sultan Qutb-ud-Din.It is a 34 sided polygon with a 1.25 km circuit and steps leading down to the water level.On the eastern side is an elaborately carved water inlet with three circular openings.

This feature,common to several reservoirs in Gujarat, is a monument in its own right. In the center of the lake, on an artificial island, is the pleasure pavalion known as Naginavadi. The promenade around Kankaria is one of the few places in Ahmedabad to enjoy a walk without the fear of being hit by a vehicle.In the evening it fills with crowd, food stalls and informal entertainment. There is also a water and light show. A zoo, a natural history museum, a toy train, a special garden for children called Bal Vatika, and an open air theatre are placed around the lake.

Visiting Hours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm, Everyday

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