Lake / Backwaters
At a distance of 14 km from Rajkot Junction, Nyari Dam is an earthen dam situated near Rajkot city of Gujarat. Built across the Nyari River, it is one of the popular dams in Gujarat, and among the fascinating places to visit near Rajkot.
Nyari Dam was built in the year 1976 to provide drinking water to the city of Rajkot. The length of the dam is 4206 m and the storage capacity is about 3532 tmc. Surrounded by natural views, the dam is really big and is one of the best places for bird watchers, where one can spot a lot of migratory birds like storks, egrets, and pelicans. One can also feed a large number of catfish here while part of Rajkot trip.
Nyari dam is known for its lush green garden which spread across 5 acres at the entrance. It is a popular picnic spot among the locals due to the climatic conditions and the surrounding area. The place is popular among photography enthusiasts for its serene backdrop making it picture-perfect. There is also a small temple, pumping house on the dam premises. One can also witness some magical sunset from the dam.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM