Vastrapur Lake

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Vastrapur Lake
LocationAhmedabad, Gujarat
Coordinates23°02′18″N 72°31′44″E / 23.0384°N 72.5290°E / 23.0384; 72.5290Coordinates: 23°02′18″N 72°31′44″E / 23.0384°N 72.5290°E / 23.0384; 72.5290
Basin countriesIndia
Vastrapur Lake, 2012
Vastrapur Lake, 2017

Vastrapur Lake is situated in western part of Ahmedabad. It is officially named after Narsinh Mehta. The lake was beautified by the AMC after 2002 and has since become a popular spot in the city.

Every weekend, a large number of 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.

At times, the water from Narmada River is allowed to flow into this lake. The lake is surrounded by pretty gardens with much stonework.[1]

In 2013, Vastrapur lake was renamed to 'Bhakt Kavi Narsinh Mehta Sarovar' in memory of Narsinh Mehta and a statue of Narsinh Mehta was installed in the garden of lake.[2]

In 2016, the lake almost dried up. People removed dead fish, and moved surviving fish elsewhere.[3]


  1. ^ Prashant Dayal (2009-10-22). "Vastrapur Lake infused life in new Amdavad". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  2. ^ "Vastrapur Lake to become Narsinh Mehta Sarovar". 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  3. ^ AFP (2016-04-30). "El Niño dries up Asia as La Niña looms". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved 2016-05-02.

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