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Kankaria is the biggest lake in Ahmedabad (in earliar days it used to known, name by Qutub Hojj). Where all kings, or badshah, used to do bath in this lake. of the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. With an approximate circumference of 1.4 miles (2.3 km), it represents the regale history of Ahmedabad. It is located in the southern part of the city in Maninagar area, which is the most densely populated suburb of the city. Kankaria was built by Sultan Kutubuddin in 15th century. The work was completed in 1451. Its ancient name is Hauj-E-Kutub. It also consists of a water purification system but it is lost with the time. At one point of the circular lake, there opens a walkway which later merges into a garden called Nagina Wadi (means beautiful garden in Urdu) that is located in the center of the lake. There is also a gym in the Kankaria lake campus which is called Ambubhai Vyayamshala.

Lighting and special effects on the walkway and sumptuous food of the restaurants in the central garden make the lake a worthwhile place to visit or spend an evening. Kankaria is well-known for its junk food in the entire province of Gujarat. At night, the junk food business soars up. Especially in the summer between months of March and June.


The inauguration ceremony for Rs 30 crore Kankaria lakefront[1] was held on December 25, 2008.[2] The central garden and the walkway has recently been revamped.

Upon completion of the renovation the lake was officially inaugurated in a week long event known as “Kankaria Carnival”. It is the first of its kind in the history and is organised by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).[3][4]

A train named ‘Atal Express'(Named after former prime-minister of India Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birthday 25 December 2008) is being imported from London, the train will circle the lake on a 4.5 km track at a speed of 10 km/h.[5] The train will have the capacity to carry 150 passengers, including 36 adults. The train is manufactured by Severn Lamb.[6] Kankaria is the biggest lake in the city of Ahmedabad. It was built by sultan Ahmed Shah.

Present Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi has begun new development of the area. The road on the periphery of the Lake is being reconstructed as a pedestrian zone, and a toy train named the ‘Atal Express’ will circle the lake.

The place is enjoyed as a place for yoga, walking, and running, especially in the very early morning. There are also other attractions like a zoo, Nagina Wadi, Balvatika, an aquarium and gardens. Kankaria Zoo has also reords in breeding of rare species in Zoo which make them to feel that they are attached with nature and not cages. Tourists/visitors will remember this place for years together. The address of Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad is Maninagar

Q Where is Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad ?

It's in Maninagar

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