Timings : Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00 AM - 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Closed on Monday
Time Required : 1 hour
Entry Fee : Adult: INR 25
Child: INR 10
Child (below 3 years) and Senior Citizens: Free Entry
Educational Trip: INR 1
Free entry for joggers from 4:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Kankaria Lake is the second largest lake of Ahmedabad, formerly known as Hauz-e-Qutub. Located near the Maninagar area, the lakefront is popular for the balloon safari, zoo, toy trains and the amusement park.
The pristine lake is perfect for evening strolls with multi-coloured lights glowing all around its periphery. For adventure buffs, Kankaria Lake lays down a plethora of options like archery, gymnastics and water rides. The most beguiling festival - Kankaria carnival is celebrated with immense vim and vigour. Kankaria Lake is a place where entertainment, culture, knowledge and talent perfectly blend with each other.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.Balloon Ride
Price: Adult (over 12 years of age): INR 3, Child (between 3 and 12 years of age): INR 2, Child (below 3 years of age): Free
Timings: 9:00 AM – 10:15 PM everyday
The Kankaria Lakefront Amusement Park hosts a number of thrilling rides and attractions for children. With recent security and safety measures in place, the rides are bound to be exciting and fun – the five rides namely Boomerang Roller Coaster, Flipping Arm, Torching Tower, Dis-o-Pendulum and merry-go-round are crowd-pullers.
In addition to the amusement park, there are many attractions at the lake including Segways and skating areas for easy mobility. A mini-golf zone and paintball area are frequented by children and adults alike, while the water sports and vertical swing attractions are popular among adventure lovers.
Dutch and Armenian Tombs
To the left of Kankaria Lake is an ancient cemetery with a few Dutch and Armenian tombs. Dating back to the early seventeenth century, these tombs are embellished with stylized domes and pillars, indicating a noble heritage. The inscriptions are in Dutch and Latin. The most notable tomb here is that of a nobleman who set up the Dutch East India Company’s factory at Ahmedabad in 1615. Located at One Tree Hill Garden, these tombs can be reached after a quick hike; the site offers panoramic views of the lake.
Stone Mural Park
On the sidewalls of Kankaria Lake, different fascinating murals depicting the history of Ahmedabad in pink sandstone is worth admiring.
It means a beautiful garden in Urdu. It is located in the centre of the lake and looks extremely pleasing in the evening with musical fountain and laser lights.