Originally built in the 15th century as a lavish bathing ground for India’s reigning monarchs, this man-made lagoon has since become the epicentre for family friendly activities in Delhi, with everything from nature walks and island picnics to animal encounters and amusement park rides encircling the lakes sparkling blue waters.
Take a Ride on the Atal Express
Covering a diameter of 5-kilometres, this picturesque basin and its lush, green surrounds are a beautiful sight from every angle. Luckily, if you aren’t up to traversing the area on foot, you can opt for a spin on the Atal Express – a scenic train ride that brings travellers up close to the area’s best spots.
Circle the Lake on a Segway
Looking for a quicker way to get between Kankaria’s attractions? Grab a Segway and work your way from point to point on two wheels. A great option if you’ve only got one day to spend on the waterfront, these self-balancing scooters make traversing the lake a breeze.
Get a Birds Eye View on a Balloon Safari
If the train rides and Segway trails leave you wanting to see more, take to the skies on Kankaria Lake’s Balloon Safari. The only way to truly appreciate the grandeur of Gujarat’s largest lake, this tethered hot air balloon brings travellers far above ground to marvel at Kankaria’s crystal clear waters and Ahmedabad’s stunning cityscape in the distance.
Experience Island Life on Nagina Wadi
Have a more laidback day in mind? Make a beeline for Kankaria Lake’s interior island, Nagina Wadi. A secluded oasis complete with a summer palace, pristine gardens and traditional food vendors, this offshore paradise has everything you need for a relaxing picnic in the sun.
Meet Local Critters at Ahmedabad Zoo
Home to thousands of birds, mammals and reptiles, this expansive 117-acre zoo is one of Kankaria Lake’s most-loved attractions – but its up-close animal encounters aren’t its only drawcard. Also offering an exotic Butterfly Park, Water Park and Natural History Museum, Ahmedabad Zoo has something for everyone.
Enjoy Pint-Sized Play at Kids City
Happen to have toddlers in tow? Kankaria Lake offers little ones the chance to feel all grown up in Kids City – a miniature town complete with all the metropolitan essentials, from post offices and ice cream shops to fire stations and hospitals. An attraction unlike anything else in Delhi, this one-of-a-kind amusement park is guaranteed to leave the kids smiling for days.
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