Kankaria Lake was made during the time of Sultan-Qutub-ud-Din. At the center of the lake is an island on which Nagina Wadi, a summer palace, was built. There is a garden around the palace.
This lake today has become an activity center for tourists and many facilities for that purpose has come up; like the toy-train alongside the lake, 'Bal Vatika' with different outdoor toys for children, a boat club with boating facility for the tourists, a zoo and a natural history museum. The colourful lights along the lake and the colourful fountains in the Nagina Wadi give the lake a marvelous and grand look in the dark of the night.