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15 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Gujarat

Gujarat

The Gujarati-speaking people of India are indigenous to the state. The economy of Gujarat is the fifth-largest state economy in India with ₹13.14 lakh crore (US$190 billion) in GDP and a per capita GDP of ₹174,000 (US$2,500).

Daman Ganga River
Daman Ganga RiverDaman Ganga River

also called Dawan River is a river in western India. The river's headwaters are on the western slope of the Western Ghats range, and it flows west into the Arabian Sea. The river flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat states, as well as the Union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The historical monuments "Moti daman and NaniDAman" are situated on the banks of this river.

Damodar Kund
Damodar KundDamodar Kund, Gujarat 362004

Damodar kund is one of the sacred lakes as per Hindu beliefs, which is located at the foothills of Girnar hills, near Junagadh. It is considered holy, as per Hindu mythology and many Hindus prefer to bathe and immerse the ashes and the bones left after cremation of dead bodies, here at Damodar Kund due to a belief that the departed souls would get moksha here.

Kankaria Lake
Kankaria LakeKankaria Lake, Kankaria, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380043

This is the second largest lake in Ahmedabad. It was completed in 1451 during the reign of Sultan Qutb-ud-Din Ahmed Shah 2. A lakefront is developed around it, which has many public attractions such as a zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities. The lakefront was revamped in 2007―2008. Kankaria Carnival is a week-long festival held here in the last week of December. Many cultural, art, and social activities are organized

Nagina Wadi
Nagina WadiNr.Kankaria Lake, Front Gate No.6, Kankaria, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380002, India

Nagina Wadi is an island in the center of Kankaria Lake. Nagina Wadi is accessed by a straight, tree-lined walkway traversing half of the lake. It is having a musical fountain with multicolored laser lights that are displayed during the night. There are many food stalls so that you can enjoy food along with the fountain. Nagina Wadi, Ahmedabad isn't just the vicinity for sightseeing, but it also permits you to steal a self-indulgent second for your self as nicely.

NalSarovar
NalSarovarSurendranagar, Gujarat 382170, India

Nalsarovar Lake is one of the three reservoirs that flank the area of Sasan-Gir. It is home to several water birds and migratory birds due to which it is also known as the birdwatchers paradise. The most popular species of birds seen at this lake include pied woodpecker, black-headed cuckoo, eagles and many others. There is also a small temple of Lord Krishna near this lake.

Narayan Sarovar
Narayan SarovarNarayan Sarovar, Gujarat 370601

Narayan Sarovar is a village and place of pilgrimage for Hindus on the Kori Creek. It is located in Lakhpat taluka of Kutch district. Narayan Sarovar is a different kind of holy experience. At almost the westernmost point of land in India, it can only be reached by traveling over 100 km from Bhuj across the barren scrubland of Kutch. A journey after which the appearance of a vast lake will surprise you even though you have come to see it and its spiritual significance will be tangible.

Narmada Canal
Narmada CanalNarmada Canal, Gujarat

The Narmada Canal is a contour canal in northwestern India that brings water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam north through 460 kilometres of the state of Gujarat and then 74 kilometres into Rajasthan state. It is the main canal of an irrigation system that has 42 branches, and runs a length of 750 kilometres, resulting in a Culturable Command Area of 2,129,000 hectares

PAMPA SAROVAR
PAMPA SAROVARPAMPA SAROVAR, Hanwatpada, Gujarat 394716

Pampa lake near village Jarsol, around 6 km from Shabaridham, is a fresh water lake on the banks of river Pampa. Mythological belief is that Matang Rishi, guru of Shabarimata, established his ashram on the banks of Pampa lake.

Roda Temples
Roda TemplesRaisingpura, Gujarat 383030, India

Roda Temples include the 8th-9th century dated seven Hindu temples built during Gurjara-Pratihara or Rashtrakuta period. It also includes a reservoir and a stepwell. They are located between Raisingpura and Khed Chandarani villages, 18 km from Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, India. It is located on the bank of the seasonal stream which merges the Hathmati river downstream.

Sabarmati Riverfront
Sabarmati RiverfrontSabarmati Riverfront Walkway East, Lal Darwaja, Old City, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001, India

Sabarmati Riverfront is a waterfront being developed in the Sabarmati river. Proposed in the 1960s, the construction began in 2005. Since 2012, the waterfront is gradually opened to the public as and when facilities are constructed and various facilities are actively under construction. The major objectives of the project are environment improvement, social infrastructure, and sustainable development.

Sahastra Ling Lake
Sahastra Ling LakeSamalpati, Gujarat 384250, India

Sahastra Ling Lake is a medieval artificial water tank in Patan district which was commisioned during thee Chalukya period. But now it is empty and in a ruined state. It is a Monument of National Importance protected by Archaeological Survey of India

Sayaji Baug
Sayaji BaugOpposite M.S. University, Dak Bunglaw, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001, India

Sayaji Baug is a garden located in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Also known as "Kamati Baug," it was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad of Baroda. It is the biggest garden in Western India with the area surrounding more than 100 acres. It has one of the biggest floral clock in the World and in India.

Sur Sagar Lake
Sur Sagar LakeSur Sagar Lake, Mandvi, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001

Sur Sagar Lake also known as the Chand Talao is a lake situated in the middle of the city of Vadodara. The lake was rebuilt with stone masonry in the 18th Century. The water in this lake remains in it for the whole year. A concrete wall surrounds the lake on which the people use to sit. A 120 ft tall statue of Lord Shiva built by Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan stands in the middle of the lake. There are many underwater gates in the lake that empty the lake if it overflows.

Thol Lake
Thol LakeThol, Gujarat

Thol Lake is an artificial lake near Thol village . It was constructed as an irrigation tank in 1912. It is a fresh water lake surrounded by marshes. It was declared the Thol Bird Sanctuary in 1988; it is a habitat to 150 species of birds, about 60% are waterbirds. Many migratory birds nest and breed in the lake and its periphery.

Vastrapur Lake
Vastrapur LakeVastrapur Lake, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380052

Vastrapur Lake is situated in western part of Ahmedabad. It is officially named after Narsinh Mehta.Every weekend, many people visit this lake. It currently boasts an open-air theater and children's park. 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.

Map of Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Gujarat