There are a lot of things to do there. It is a great place for the kids.
There are some other attractions at the lake-
The construction of the lake was started in the 15th century by Sultan Muizza-ud-Din Muhammad Shah II. The actual reason for the name Kankaria is unknown. But there are several stories about it. One is, that it was named this because of large quantities of limestone dug out of it during excavation. Another theory says that Sultan Qutb-ud-Din posed a question to Shah Alam, to select a location for the tank and the garden. Then he scattered some pebbles at the site which was excavated and the lake was built. So it is named Kankaria. One more story says that once Saint Hazrat-Shah-Alam cut his foot on a pebble while passing through excavations and exclaimed “What a pebble!” and it is named Kankaria which means pebble
Kankaria lake, the second largest lake in Ahmedabad is spread across a surface area of about 76 acres and has a shore that is about 2km. It has an island in the center of the lake that contains a garden named Nagina wadi. It is connected to a bridge that is about 48 acres long. Nagina means jewel here. The construction of the lake was done by some finest Mughal architects of that time.
The lake is open every day of the week except Monday. It opens at 4 am and closes at 11 pm. But no entry between 8 am to 9 am. Entry is free for all from 4 am to 8 am for jogging.
A visitor needs to pay some entry fee to visit the lake. Entry is free for senior citizens and children below 5 years.
You can find many hotels around the lake area. You can choose any one of them. Some of them are here for you.
By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport, Ahmedabad is situated at a distance of 11.5 km from Kankaria Lake. It is the nearest airport to the lake. Which is well connected to the other major cities of the country and also has international flights. Local transports are available at the airport. By hiring them you can go to the lake easily. It takes about 23 minutes to go to Kankaria Lake from the airport.
By Train: The Ahmedabad Junction Railway station is 5 km away from this attractive lake. It is well connected with the other cities of the state of Gujarat and also the major cities of the country.
By Road: The road connection of the city of Ahmedabad is mentionable. This city has a good road connection with the other cities in the country. So, a traveler can go there via bus or by their own vehicle
You must carry a water bottle and some snacks.
Ans: Cameras are allowed in Kankaria lake. Visitors are permitted to take a picture inside the lake area. It is a great place for photography.
Ans: Yes, there is a big parking zone. So, a traveler need not worry about it.
Ans: There is a toilet available for the visitors. Inside the premises, you will find food stalls also.
Ans: It is a safe place for tourists. Every year people from all over the world come to visit this place. In case you are having any kind of problem you may contact the police. Here is the nearest police station location for you-
Kankaria, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380002, India