The Kankaria Lake is the pride of Ahmedabad. It’s a wonderful place for a family outing, as it has so many wonderful activities to do. But sometimes because of the rush, it becomes an equally difficult place to find the various things/activities that you can do over there. Kankaria Lake is one of the places that also provide free wifi.
1. Kankaria Lake Timings and Entry Fee
The Kankariya lake remains open from morning 9 AM to 10 PM. It is closed on Monday for weekly cleaning and management.
Ticket Price: The Entry Fee at Kankaria Lake is just Rs 13 for adults. (From 4 AM to 8 AM it remains free for people who want to do jogging).
2. Kankaria Lake Rides
There are various rides in Kankaria but there is no match for these three: Imperator, Fireball and Flying Chair.
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Ticket Price: Rs 360 for eight unlimited rides (including Imperator and Flying Chair) and Rs 200 for six unlimited rides (except Imperator and Flying Chair). Tickets for Kids costs only Rs 150.
Where it is: On the left side of Balvatika Gate 5 and Amusement Park Gate 6.
3. Kids City
The Kids City is a copy of an actual city that revolves around kids. The kids there are equal and can do all kind of activities that an adult can do. It has Court Room, Hospital, Fire Station, theatre, Prison, police station and other activities that help the kids to learn new things.
Where it is: Near Naginawadi Gate 7
Ticket Price: Rs 200 per child
4. Water Rides
Water Bubble Ride:
This is a wonderful ride enjoyed by children and adults alike. With this, you can feel like walking on water! After you get into the transparent ball, the ball is filled with oxygen and zipped. After that, you’re thrown into the water, with this you’ll literally feel like walking on the water.
Ticket Price: Rs 60 per person
Where it is: Near Gate 4
The Boat rides are available in multiple places throughout the lake. A typical Speed Boat ride consists of 5-6 persons. Life jackets are also provided to every individual.
Where it is: Near Nagina Vadi Gate 7, Front of Bal Vatika Gate 5, Front of Pushpkunj Gate 1, Between Gate 4 and Gate 3.
Ticket Price (Speed Boat): Rs 130 per person
Ticket Price (Jet Ski): Rs 250 per person
5. Kamala Nehru Zoological Garden, Kankaria Zoo
This is the only zoo in Ahmedabad. Interestingly, in 1974 Kankaria Zoo was declared as the Best Zoo in Asia.
Timings for Visiting Zoo:
Where it is: (Zoo Entry 1) Near Gate 3, besides the Atal Express Station and (Zoo Entry 2) Near Gate 4.
Ticket Prices: Rs 20 for adults for Rs 10 for children.
6. Toy Train at Kankaria
The Toy train is something that will instantly be loved by adults and children alike. The train is named after former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is called Atal Express. There is always a mad rush of people who are waiting for their turn to come up at Kankaria for riding this train. The train completes the entire circle of 2.3 km of the lake in 15-20 minutes and helps the tourists to know about the various activities offered by Kankaria Lake.
Where it is: Near Vyayam Vidyalaya Gate Gate no 3
Ticket Price: Rs 30 for adults
7. Butterfly Park
This is an educational park to make the visitors understand the importance of minute organisms in the survival of this universe. These insects are largely been seen with disgust and fear, but they are so much important for our ecosystem, this park can surely make a person change their views on insects. It’s a must visit for children.
Timings: (March to October) 9 AM to 6:30 PM and (November to February (9 AM to 5:30 PM)
Where it is: Near Kankaria Lake Front Gate 1
Ticket Price: Rs 10 for Adults and Rs 5 for children.
8. Musical Laser Show at Nagina Wadi
Nagina Wadi is the main centre of attraction of the Kankaria Lake. It looks like a mini island, surrounded by sea. The Nagina Wadi also has an old palace, built for the leisure of the royals. Multicolored Musical Laser Fountain is also displayed in the Lake during the night.
Where it is: In front of Naginavadi Gate 7
Ticket Price: Rs 10 per person
9. Bal Vatika
The Bal Vatika is an amazing park where children can spend some fun and leisure time away from their stressful life at school. The Vatika has many different rides and recreational activities specially designed for the kids to assist in their overall development
Where it is: On the left side of Balvatika Gate 5
Ticket Price: Rs 3 for adult and Rs 2 for children
Timing: 7 AM to 9 PM