Chimnabai Lake
Location of lake within Gujarat
Location of lake within Gujarat
Chimnabai Lake
LocationKadarpur, Kheralu Taluka, Mehsana district, Gujarat
Coordinates23°55′49″N 72°38′34″E / 23.93016653°N 72.64284648°E / 23.93016653; 72.64284648
Lake typeArtificial lake
Primary inflowsStorm water
Primary outflowsCanals
Catchment area33.4 square miles (87 km2)
Basin countriesIndia
Max. length3 miles (4.8 km)
Surface area1,600 acres (6.5 km2)
Max. depth190.4 metres (625 ft)
Water volume632,000,000 cubic feet (17,900,000 m3)

Chimnabai Lake is located near Kadarpur village in Kheralu Taluka,[1] Mehsana district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The lake was created by Baroda State ruler Sayajirao Gaekwad III in memory of his deceased wife Chimnabai I. The construction was started in 1898 and completed in 1905.[2] Local people have long demanded that the lake should be supplied water via Narmada canal or Dharoi dam.[3]

The lake is spread over an area of 1,600 acres (6.5 km2). It has a water storage capacity of 632 million cubic feet. The lake provides irrigation to 900 hectares (2,200 acres) land of ten villages.[2]


  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Baroda State: Volume II, p. 339.
  2. ^ a b "ચીમનાબાઈ સરોવર બન્યું જળસમૃદ્ધ, ધરોઈની સપાટી ૬૨૧ ફૂટને વટાવી" [Chimnabai lake became water rich, the level of the lake exceeded 621 feet]. Sandesh. 30 August 2022. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  3. ^ "મહેસાણા / પીવા અને સિંચાઇનું પાણી ન મળતા 30 ગામના લોકો નિકળી ગયા રસ્તા પર, ચીમનાબાઇ તળાવ ભરવા યોજી મહારેલી" (in Gujarati). VTV News. 22 May 2022.