Kankariya Lake

Kankariya Lake – The Jewel of Ahmedabad – The timings, Things to do

Kankariya Lake is located in Maninagar. It is the best tourist attraction in Ahmedabad and has a lot of things to do. It’s called heaven for Children where they can enjoy the zoo, water park, balloons and many more things described below. This place is a beautiful circular lake. It will take approx 4-5 hours if you want to enjoy the full fun of this area.

Built by the Kutub 250 years and it was earlier known as Kutub-e-Hauj and then renamed Kankariya. Ahmedabad’s municipality has converted it into a beautiful lakefront park package of fun. The vehicle is not allowed inside the lakefront. Lake has a lot of attractions. Entry fees for the Kankariya lake are 10 Rs. Early morning it is free and is used widely for the Morning walk.

Things to do at Kankariya lake (Monday Closed)

Places to visit near Kankaria lake or places to visit in kankariya

  1. Balvatika – has the new attraction of the Amusement park in the Netherland. you can see various unique rides in the park. You can enter the park from the lakeside.
  2. Kamla Nehru Zoo (Kankaria Zoo) is – Very famous zoo and has varieties of animals. Remain open till 6 PM
  3. Nocturnal Zoo – One of the unique zoos where you can see active nocturnal animals
  4. Kids city – City for kids. Tickets around 100 to 125 Rs – It gives the experience to become a doctor, pilot, radio jokey, police, fireman and many more things to children. It is good if you have a child of more than 7 years.
  5. Naginawadi & Laser show – Is located in the centre of the lake. This has the attraction like a musical fountain, laser show, small rides for children, Fountains, seats for enjoying lake beauty, boating
  6. Helium Balloon – Fees – 100 Rs to see Ahmedabad and the whole lake from the sky. Currently closed.
  7. Toy train – Fees: 25 Rs – Run around the border of the lake it will give a full idea about the lakes and their activities. It remains crowded during weekends and holidays.
  8. Jalpari – The open bus ride. The slow open bus rotates around the lake.
  9. Butterfly park
  10. Boating and water sports
  11. Outside lake premises children can enjoy horse riding, merry go round and many more things.
Water Sports at Kankariya

It opens early morning around 6am and closes at 10:00 pm. You can relax and enjoy the beauty of the place without the hurdles of the vehicles. It has 10 rs entry fees. It is good for all age groups and if you want to spend 4+ hours in Ahmedabad in a single place this is the right choice for this. The best time to visit is 3 PM onwards.

Kankariya Entry Fees

Entry fee of Kankariya is Rs. 10 / Person

Kankariya Time

Every day it remains open except Monday. (Monday closed)
Kankariya Lake timing is 6 AM to 10 PM (Entry close at 9 PM)

Night Zoo (Nocturnal Zoo)


Kankariya zoo of Ahmedabad is very innovative and always comes up with a unique ideas. Years ago when I went to the zoo I found that wild animals like hyenas, leopards and jackals always remain tired or sleepy.

Zoo authorities launched the night zoo (Nocturnal zoo). Actually, the concept is that they change day to night and night to day for the animals. Change the feeding pattern and provide an artificial lighting effect to give a feeling of the night to the animal. So they remain active during the daytime.

It’s a kind of glass cage so visitors can easily identify the animal’s activities. They have put the microphone inside the cage so the roar of animals can be heard by visitors. It’s a kind of unique experience for the visitors to see wild active animals. As of now, they have introduced a few animals to this house but later on, they will add more animals.

Kankariya Carnival

The government organized the Kankaria Carnival every year from the 25th of December to the 31st of December every year Which includes

  • Lots of cultural programs
  • Lighting on the border of lakes
  • Water laser show
  • Water sports
  • Boatings
  • Fireworks at 10 PM
  • Races
  • Painting competition
  • Food courts
  • and other events.

Tips: For those who have toddlers/small kids I suggest keeping a stroller with you to enjoy a full park

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Last Updated on 22 May 2022

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