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Keetham Lake, Agra

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Keetham lake, also known as the Sur Sarovar, is a scenic lake just outside Agra on the Agra - Delhi highway (NH 2).
This scenic lake, is about 20 km from Agra and 12 km from sikandra is located within the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. Keetham Lake is linked by Railway track at Keetham Railway Station and was declared as National Bird Sanctuary on 27 March 1991 by U.P. Forest Department. The riverine belt of River Yamuna surrounds the area of Sur-Sarovar.
The entire lake is formed in a catchment area of 7.13 km². Keetham Lake is pentagonal in shape. There are artificially created islands for shelter and breeding grounds to the migratory birds.The best thing is that is placed on the way of Delhi and tourist can visit during their journey to Agra.
The climatic conditions of the lake area is typical of Uttar Pradesh plains with hot windy summers and extremely cold winters. The average temperature ranges between 1.5 C to 49 C. The monsoon season occurs during July to September.
The raw water for Keetham Lake is obtained from Agra Canal originating from Okhla barrage on River Yamuna in Delhi. At Delhi Agra road, the Agra Canal water is diverted through Jodhpur branch near Anand Engineering College located about 2 km from Keetham. The lake water of Keetham is also used as raw water intake for Mathura Refinery Water Treatment Plant located in vicinity of Keetham Lake
U.P. Forest Department has created woodlands and developed shallow areas near lake, making it a natural habitat for birds nesting sites. Controversially, Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to reduce the Eco-sensitive zone limit around Keetham Lake from 10 kilometres to just 250 metres.
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  • This is a beautiful lake situated at NH-2 on the outskirts of Agra. If you're lucky, you might spot a crocodile or alligator (although I've seen none). Ideal for families and kids. Make sure to carry ...  more »
  • Keetham lake is one of the bird sanctuary which provides shelter to migratory and resident birds. It is home to nearly two dozen kind of migratory and resident birds.There are many man-made islands th...  more »
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  • A good place to visit in Agra for Nature lovers. It is a big beautiful lake ,more after it is very clean.. We can see so many birds there. Boating is available there It is better to take a vehicle to there because it is so many distance to walk. Only one canteen is present there but the price is so high. Entry fee--₹30 Camera--₹500
  • Must visit if you love nature.. Bear residency is there and you can visit the jungle by paying charges of Rs.1500 per person.. Entry till bear residency point is 30rs per person and car entry fees is 100 rupees.. Good place for a change in Agra..
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