Kankaria is a polygonal artificial lake, situated in the south east region of Ahmedabad with an island summer palace. This lake has 34 sides and was constructed by Sultan Qutab-ud-Din in 1451 A.D. The lake was frequently visited by Mughal Emperor Jahangir and his Empress wife Noor Jahan. It now stands as a local picnic spot and has vivid bird life. This bewitching lake has intricate sluice gates, built by Sultan and an island garden set amidst of the lake, Nagina Wadi. There is a beautiful pathway that connects one of the banks of the lake to Nagia Wad. Kankaria lake can be a great visit for peace lovers if visited late in the evening for an hour or so. Boating facility is also available here for fun lovers. It is one of the best places in Ahmedabad to watch sun set. The zoo and children's park set adjoining this lake, are famous among children. The enchanting environment around the lake makes it one of the most loved places at Ahmedabad.
The Vastrapur Lake is situated in the western part of the city in the Vastrapur area. The lake was beautified by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and has since become a popular spot in the city. The prestigious Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is located about 1km from the lake. The lake is about 5-10 minutes away from the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway. Every weekend, a large number of people visit this lake. It currently boasts an open air theatre, children's park and boating facilities. There is a pathway all around the lake which serves many walkers and joggers in the early mornings and in the evenings. The lush green lawns surrounding this lake also serve as a central hub of Ahmedabad, wherein various cultural events take place regularly.