Thol lake

Thol Lake & Kanzari Deer Park near Ahmedabad

Thol bird sanctuary and Kanzari deer park are located in between 7 km from each other. Thol lake and Kanzari deer park are good for the half-day tour. Thol lake (Thol bird wildlife sanctuary) is 35 km from Ahmedabad. It is considered as the heaven of the Birds after Nalsarovar.

About Thol lake kanzari deer park

Thol Lake is an artificial lake that is believed to constructed in 1912 by Sayajirao Gayakvad for irrigation purposes for surrounding areas. It was declared a bird sanctuary in 1988. Two main prominent species recorded are Flamingos and Sarus Cranes.

Sarus Cranes is State bird of Gujarat

150 species of birds in the sanctuary of which nearly 60% (90 species) are stated to be waterbirds which are mostly wintering birds.

From November to February, migratory birds like great white pelicans, flamingos, a variety of waterfowl including mallards and large numbers of geese, sarus cranes and many other waders are a common sites at the sanctuary.

Note: Boating is not permitted in the Lake.

Best time to visit the lake and Kanzari deer park: 05 to 08 AM in Morning.
In the evening, 3 PM to 6 PM and in most winter: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb.
Also, you can see the birds during the sunset while they are arriving back at the lake from fields.

Entry Fees of Thol Bird Sanctuary

There are 2 types of entry fees. With a vehicle and without a vehicle. I personally suggest it is not necessary to take entry with the vehicle until you want to reach Eco tourist centre. Price based on 1st March 2019

ParticularsFor IndianFor Foreigners
Individual Person Per Day40 Rs10 USD
LMV – Car Jeep (Upto 6 Persons) –
Charges include entry charges
400 Rs40 USD
Matador, Station Wagon (Upto 15 Persons)
Charges include entry charges
1,000 Rs100 USD
Heave Motor Vehicle Bus (Upto 60 Persons)
Charges include entry charges
3,500 Rs350 USD

Timings of Thol Bird Sanctuary

Thol lake timing is 6 AM to 5:30 PM

Photos of thol lake (Thol bird sacntuary)

Kanzari Deer park near thol Ahmedabad

Kanzari is the village near the Thol Bird Sanctuary. There is no specific entry gate or border for this deer park. You need to go in the bush and search for the Deer. Even you can find it on road.

You can identify the area by the board of the Bus stand nearby.

You can find Deers, Blackbucks and Blue bull (Nilgai) in this area.

Location of the Thol Lake

Location of the Thol bird sanctuary Ahmedabad lake and kanzari deer park. Kanjari Deer park is 8 km away from the Thol Bird sanctuary which you can see in the below image.

Thol and Kanjari deer park map

You can combine this place with another day trip from Ahmedabad. View more on

Thol lake from Ahmedabad is around 40 km. You can reach by bike or car. There is no public transport available for thol ahmedabad.

Gandhinagar is 60 km away from Thol lake.

Ahmedabad to thol 40 km

Thol bird sanctuary Ahmedabad is a short trip destination for Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

Frequently asked Question

Is there any resort near Thol lake?
Answer – No.

How much time it will take to visit Thol lake?
Answer – Based on interest. Minimum 30 min maximum 2 hrs.

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Last updated on 22 Feb 2022

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