Kamla Nehru Zoo Sightseeing in Ahmedabad The Kamla Nehru Zoo is undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions in the Indian city of Ahmedabad. The zoo is located on the banks of the Kankaria Lake, and is widely regarded as one of the best zoos in the country. The zoo is situated amidst lush greenery giving one a sense of peace and the nearby lake only adds to the serenity. Like most zoos Kamla Nehru Zoo houses many different species of birds, mammals and reptiles, but what sets it apart is the presence of many albino animals. This includes rare albino tigers. Three tigers, Smariddhi, Siddhi and Riddhi, were born at the zoo itself, but one of them passed away a few months after birth.
The park spans an area of around four thousand square feet, and is named after Kamla Nehru, the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. However, the park is more popularly known as Chidiya Ghar. The zoological park was designed by Rueben David, the famed zoologist. Among the endangered species visitors are likely to run into here, are the Asiatic Lion, Chinkara and the Mouse Deer. One can also find many different birds here including bright pink flamingoes. There is a museum inside the park which contains a lot of information on animals.
Ahmedabad is a city located in the state of Gujarat. It is the sixth largest city in the country, and although it does not rank high among the country’s tourist destinations, it is definitely worth visiting. The city is known for its beautiful architecture, with grand mosques and buildings found all over the place. Public transport is plentiful, and getting around is easy. As it is a hub for commerce in India, many of the locals speak English, and as a whole are quite friendly and helpful. The city is best avoided during the summer months, when it can get pretty warm- summer lasts from March to June.
One can easily find a hotel in Ahmedabad to suit their budget. Those looking for a luxury hotel Ahmedabad Gujarat will not be disappointed with the Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad. Situated near the Sabarmati River, the hotel has a central location which makes getting around the city a small task.