Maharana Pratap Sagar, Kangra

3.8
#7 of 9 in Nature in Kangra District
Maharana Pratap Sagar, in India, also known as Pong Reservoir or Pong Dam Lake was created in 1975, by building the highest earthfill dam in India on the Beas River in the wetland zone of the Siwalik Hills of the Kangra district of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Named in the honour of Maharana Pratap, the reservoir or the lake is a well-known wildlife sanctuary and one of the 26 international wetland sites declared in India by the Ramsar Convention. The reservoir covers an area of 24,529ha, and the wetlands portion is 15,662ha.
The Pong Reservoir and Gobindsagar Reservoir are the two most important fishing reservoirs in the Himalayan foothills of Himachal Pradesh. These reservoirs are the leading sources of fish within the Himalayan states.
The closest railway stations to the project are Mukerian, at 30km, and Pathankot, at 32km. Nagrota Surian and Jawali, located on the periphery of the reservoir, are connected by a narrow gauge railway line, on the Kangra railway line, which connects Pathankot to Jogindernagar.
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  • We are a disability NGO in Jalandhar and wanted to show our clients mountains. We drove 3 hours to Pong Dam on May 25 and were deeply disappointed. There was NO place to sit near the water. No picnic ...  more »
  • Hi dear the view of the reservoir at nagrota surian Kangra Himachal Pradesh is beautiful and charming and the tourist offenely comes from September to march here to see migratory birds and enjoying to...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit just make sure to get the right path to reach the shore. Route according to google might be wrong, make sure you take local help
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