Kankaria Lake was built by Sultan Qutab-ud-Din in the year 1451 A.D. It is basically an artificial multi sided lake with thirty four sides. With an approximate circumference of 1.4 miles (2.3 km), it represents the regale history of Ahmedabad. Lying on the south eastern side of the Ahmedabad city, the lake also has a fascinating island summer palace. The Mughal Emperor Jahangir along with his wife Empress Noor Jahan uses to visit this lake very often.
The inauguration ceremony for Rs 30 crore Kankaria lakefront was held on December 25, 2008. The central garden and the walkway has recently been revamped.
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. The train will have the capacity to carry 150 passengers, including 36 adults. The train is manufactured by Severn Lamb. Kankaria is the biggest lake in the city of Ahmedabad. It was built by sultan Ahmed Shah.
Present Honorable 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.
How to reach Kankaria Lake??
People from Ahmedabad either by travelling in AMTS or Ahmedabad BRTS. The AMTS service Buses ranging from Lal Darwaza and overall Ahmedabad city or buses number is 32, 42, 60, and 152. That BRTS buses are becomes best supply to tug the individuals from Subhaj bridge, Chandkheda, Satellite and Vadaj Bus-stand.
BRTS buses have stand on the gate of Kankaria Lake. The closest Bus Stand is Gita-mandir and distance is five km also near Kalupur railway station is 8 km. The people coming from outside cities with car can follow route with guidance hoardings in the city. You can also hire a Private Taxi or Cab. This is the most convenient way.
You can see the photos of beautiful Kankaria Lake and its view during Kankaria Carnival ia awesome.
Kankaria is the must visit place in Ahmedabad’s visit. So when are you visiting Kankaria....??
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