The next place we visited was the Kankariya lakefront which was not a good idea. Maybe because we visited it at the wrong time and also it was too crowded. If you want to visit make sure you visit it in the evening. Though it is recommended everywhere I will not recommend it as a must-visit site.Post lunch we headed towards Manek Chowk to do some shopping. This is a great place for a shopping spree. After finishing shopping we headed back to our hotel to freshen up and pack our bags as we had Train to Dwarka. Unfortunately, our train kept delaying and we left Ahmadabad late at night.Because of our train kept delaying we arrived Dwarka quite late than expected time next day. By the time we reached it was almost noon. We checked in to the hotel and had rest post-lunch.
कांकरिया लेक, गुजरात के अहमदाबाद में स्थित है। इस लेक का निर्माण 15वीं शताब्दी में हुआ था। इस लेक का पानी बेहद साफ़ सुथरा है, हालांकि बीच में इस का पानी काफी गंदा हो गया था। लेकिन बाद गुजरात सरकार ने इस रीनोवेशन कराकर इसका 2008 में दुबारा उद्घाटन किया गया ।इस लेक के आसपास कई सारे घूमने के स्थल है जिसे आप मिस नहीं कर सकते। आप कांकरिया को लुत्फ वीकेंड में भी जाकर उठा सकते हैं।कांकरिया लेक जूकमल नहेरु जूलोजीकल गार्डन को कांकरिया जू के नाम से भी जाना जाता है। यह चिड़ियाघर 21 एकड़ में फैला हुआ है। यहां आप कई प्रजातियों के जीव जन्तु देख सकते हैं।एम्यूज़मेंट पार्कआप इस पर में रोलर कोस्टर,डिस्क 'ओ' पेंडुलम और तोर्चिंग पॉवर जैसे गेम्स और झूलों का आनन्द उठा सकते हैं।टॉय ट्रेनकांकरिया लेक काम्प्लेक्स में अप टॉय ट्रेन का भी लुत्फ उठा सकते हैं, इस टॉय ट्रेन में बच्चों से लेकर बड़ों तक के बैठने का इंतजाम है।बालवाटिकाबालवाटिका बच्चो का पार्क है, यहां बच्चे व् अडल्ट बोट हाउस, टॉय हाउस आदि का मजा ले सकते हैं।किड्स सिटीइस सिटी को खासकर छोटे बच्चो के लिए ही तैयार किया गया है। इस स्टेशन में हेरीटेज गैलरी के साथ साथ रेडियो स्टेशन,बैंक्स, पुलिस स्टेशन, फायर स्टेशन, साइंस लैब मेडिकल,अस्पताल आदि है।अहमदाबाद आईअहमदाबाद आई में टूरिस्ट बैलून राइड का मजा ले सकते हैं। इसी के साथ आप यहां नगीना वाडी भी घूम सकते हैं।
Then I decided to go to kankaria lake and booked an Ola auto. After few rejections and traffic jam calls I got an Ola and went on my way towards an artificial lake in the heart of the city. Once inside you won't feel as if you are in a city centre. It's a big lake with neat surroundings and boating activities where people in the morning and evening come out for a walk or run and tourists come out to enjoy the evening filled with chirping birds and people. It has got chat eateries inside and has a Laser show at around 7 pm everyday. The day I went there were birds flying in the sky making waves and cruising all across the lake making people awe at the scene. It was time for laser show and I was a bit skeptical about it and was proved right. It was nothing different from usual and to add to it they were playing Gujarati songs as well. After the show I went on my way out looking out for a non vegetarian restaurant to have biryani.I found one when I searched online and went on my way to the place. The aura of the restaurant seemed good but then I was left disappointed looking at a bowl of green coloured rice with two chicken pieces in it which is called as Hyderabadi chicken biryani. It tasted well but I was looking for some authentic Hyderabadi type of biryani. I decided to walk my way to the bus stop to try out if there was a bus at night. But when I reached bus stand I found a guy asking out people that there is a private bus ready to leave from outside the bus stand. I decided to take it and left along with the guy who took me all the way out of the bus stand and then to a place where few travel offices were there I booked a sleeper seat and had a tea at the nearby place.Then I was asked to get into a auto which took us all the way to a place where various private buses were halted. I got into the bus and settled in. An average comfort bed seat with no pillow or bed sheet. But what I liked was a door for each bed which could be closed. Then came the charging point which wasn't working. I had a little hope that it would work once the journey begins and waited for the moment. The hopes were left hanging in the air when the moment arrived and charging point didn't work. When asked about it to the staff guy he didn't respond. I didn't care much because I had enough charge in the power bank for the next day. I dozed off looking at the empty roads and surroundings. It started to get cold as the night progressed and I was trying my best to fit my everything into a small blanket I had with me.
We then reached Kankariya lake at about 6 PM, which is spread far and wide and is more like an evening getaway spot. Didn’t find anything great here and can be given a pass.