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Lake Kankaria

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The largest lake of Kankaria, Ahmedabad was established in 1451, during the reign of Sultan Kutubuddin. It is located in the South-Eastern part of the city, the most densely populated district Maninagar, and has a rounded shape, and the length of its perimeter is about 2.3 kilometers. At the time, its waters bathed many kings and rulers of the Principality. Its construction took into account the possibility of contamination, therefore, together with the lake was created and a special cleaning system that, unfortunately, today is no longer valid.

On one of its shores is located the summer Palace, which, as they say, liked to relax himself the Mughal Emperor Jahangir with his wife, as well as the zoo and amusement Park for children. And right in the middle of the lake is the famous garden and Nagina Wadi (translated as "beautiful garden").

The lake is a favorite picnic spot for residents and guests of the city, and on its banks is very crowded at any time of the day. But especially well Kankaria lake at night, when its banks and water covers a huge number of lights of different colors, creating intricate patterns on its surface. And a lot of cafés and restaurants on the waterfront will make your holiday on the shore Kankaria even more enjoyable.

If you want, you can rent a boat to explore the waters of the lake, or take a little "trip" around him on a train "Atal Express", which was specially made in London. Started attraction in 2008, after the decision was made on the reconstruction of this place, and had been named in honor of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.