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At any given day, Kankaria Lake is an apt destination for a light outing, be it a picnic or just Saturday night jaunt. Being the second largest lake in the city, you can find a plethora of exciting activities nestled on the periphery of the lake.
Kankaria Carnival 2022
From enchanting boat rides and an in-house zoo and aquarium, to mini trains that give you a childlike tour of the entire facility, there is too much to explore at this destination.
|Formerly Known as||Hauz-e-Qutub|
|Type||Artificial Lake cum recreation hub|
|Year of Construction||1451|
|Constructed by||Sultan Muizz-ud-Din Muhammad Shah II and Sultan Qutb-ud-Din Ahmad Shah II|
|Festivals||Kankaria Carnival held in December every year|
|Timings||4:00 am to 8:00 am and 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; closed on Mondays|
|Entry Fee||₹ 10 for adults; ₹ 05 for kids; free for senior citizens, kids under the age of 3 years, and morning walkers|
|Activities and Attractions||Boating, Tethered Balloon Rides, Toy Train Rides, Kankaria Zoo, Stone Mural Park, Amusement Park, Bal Vatika, Kids City, Butterfly Park, Segway Safari, Desert Safari, etc.|
|Boating Charges||Between ₹ 20 to ₹ 130 based on the type of boat chosen|
|Shore Length||25 kilometers (approx.)|
The experience of Kankaria Lake, however, really accentuates when Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation diligently organises the Kankaria Carnival on the last week of the year, starting on the day of Christmas till the end of the year. The first Carnival took place in 2008, the year when Kankaria was redeveloped. Since then, the festive vibe of the Carnival has just been getting better and better.
Kankaria Zoo Timings
Also known as Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Kankaria Zoo is situated on the lake’s outer premises. The zoo, which was established in 1951, spreads over a sprawling area of about 117 acres. Currently, it houses about 2000 species of birds, 450 mammals, and 140 reptiles.
Kankaria Zoo Timings: 9:00 am to 6:15 pm (March to October); 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (November to February); closed on Mondays
Entry Fee: ₹ 20 for adults; ₹ 10 for kids; free entry for kids below 3 years
Aeromodelling which includes plane and helicopter aerobatics with quadcopters, unmanned helicopters, powered aircrafts, hexacopters and Control Line Airplanes.
➤Mega Magician Show
➤Food Court holding stalls of popular brands
➤Geet Gunjan featuring some of the most prolific folk singers like Geeta Rabari, Jigardan Gadhvi, Vishwanath Batunge, Payal Vaidya, Kirtidan Gadhvi, Osman Mir and Sairam Dave
➤A Horror House
➤Laughing Club gatherings and Yoga Classes
➤Gujarat Police’s Arms Exhibition
➤Senior Citizens Sports Festival
➤Dog and Horse Show
➤Regional Culture programmes, debates and painting competitions
➤Roller coaster rides and fruit rides for children
➤Entertaining performances by students of various schools, colleges and private institutions.
And if that’s not enough, there will also be a magnificent 3D Laser Show on the theme “Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat” which will illuminate the entire Carnival. When they shimmer through the ripples of Kankaria Lake, it is a mesmerising sight to be a part of.
For the last 7 days of the year, Kankaria transforms into a haven of music, dance and arts that expresses the enthusiasm of the city. So, this New Year’s Eve, become a part of this propitious celebration from 7 till 10 p.m.