Lake / Backwaters
#6 of 20 Places to Visit in Rajkot
Distance (From Rajkot Junction): 8 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: In The Outskirts Of The Rajkot City
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 8 km from Rajkot Junction, Aji Dam is an earthen dam located near Rajkot city in Gujarat. Situated in the outskirts of the Rajkot city, it is one of major dams in Saurashtra and among the famous tourist attractions of Rajkot.
Built across Aji River, the Aji Dam construction was started in 1952 and completed in 1954. The length of the dam is 2426 m and the total volume content of the dam is 894 tmc. This is the main source of water for people of Rajkot hence it is fondly called as the lifeline of Rajkot City. Like Nyari Dam, it is an ideal picnic place for the people of Rajkot. It features a walkway atop the dam, a manicured garden and plenty of space for children to play. Keep an eye out for migratory birds that flock here.
Lying at the foot of the dam, Aji Dam Garden is quite popular owing to its unique nature and is maintained by Rajkot Municipal Corporation. The garden comprises an amusement park, food courts and children's park in its premises. During the winter season, the Aji Dam Garden looks more beautiful as the trees and the flowers are in full bloom. Migratory birds which comes to this area during the winter stays on the trees of the gardens which adds color and beauty to the garden. It also stands ideal for activities like evening walks and picnics.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM