The Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, was built by Sultan Kutubuddin in the 15thcentury. This lake is the largest in Ahmedabad and in the ancient times it was known as the Qutub Hojj. The royal members of the city used to take baths in this lake. The circumference of the Kankaria Lake is 2.3kms. The lake represents the royalty of the city. You can find the lake in the southern tip of the city in Maninagar. The work of the lake was completed in 1451 and since then, it has been a landmark on this beautiful city.
The Kankaria Lake had a water purifying system at one point of time. But due to lack of maintenance, the system disintegrated. Adjacent to the lake lie the garden called Nagina Wadi. Tourists visiting the lake can also find a Best roti maker in the Kankaria Lake area called the Ambubhai Vyayamshala. The lake is furnished with some exquisite lighting and special effects on the walkways leading to it. You can find several restaurants selling quality food to the visitors. You can easily spend an evening at the Kankaria Lake during the summer.
The government of Gujarat is making decent renovations to the Kankaria Lake to make it more attractive for the tourists. The walkways and the garden have received touch-ups. The keeper of the lake, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, is trying to procure a train from London to go around the 4.5kms track that borders the lake. A single train can carry about 150 passengers and move at a speed of 10km/hr. The train will be called Atal Express after the Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. If you’re planning to set up base near the Kankaria Lake during your trip to Gujarat, you can use the lake premises for morning walks, yoga and exercises. Other attractions near the lake comprises of a zoo, aquarium and gardens.