Wildlife Bird Sanctuary ( Pong dam lake) in kangra, Himachal Pradesh
The Pong Eco Village situated in the ( Pong dam Lake ) area where you will get mesmerized by having wildlife and bird sanctuary together.The Pong Eco Village is situated on the edge of Pong Dam Lake (Maharana Pratap Sagar). Which also called as the Haven for Wildlife and migratory birds.
The lake created by the Dam, Maharana Pratap Sagar, became a renowned wildlife, Bird sanctuary. Located among the picturesque snow-clads mountains of the Himalayas. Maharana Pratap Sagar sanctuary is a Pong Dam lake sanctuary in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Named in the owner of Maharana Pratap, a Hindu rajput rule, of Mewar, the wildlife bird sanctuary is located at an elevation of 1476 ft above mean sea level. The sanctuary is popular mainly for the birds like Surkhabs, Arctic Terns, Bar headed Geese,Egrets, Ducks and Lack Headed Gulls and others .
Bar Headed Geese
The species has been reported as migrating south from Tibet, Kazakhstan,
Mongolia and Russia before crossing the Himalaya. The bar-headed goose
is one of the world’s highest-flying birds, having been heard flying across
Thousand of Migratory ducks from Siberia can be seen in the Pong dam lake and Backwater regions of Lake.The Wildlife Bird sanctuary is ideally visited during the months of Sept. to April. When the migratory bird populations is at a maximum. It is estimated that over 1,00,000 water birds migrate to the lake during the winter.
Alpine forests and snow covered mountains from backdrops of the wildlife bird sanctuary. The mesmerizing panoramic view of Dhauladhar ranges and Kangra Valley make it good place for Photography.
The region is paradise for Flora and Fauna. There are some other animals, which you can see at this sanctuary : Leopard, Nilgai, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Goral, Wild Boar, Monkeys, Clawless otter, Mongoose, Monitor Lizard, Cobras, Pythons and more than 20 varieties of fishes can be spotted in Pong Dam Lake.
Best Month For Wildlife, Bird, Migratory Bird Destination, Pong Dam Lake ( maharana pratap Sagar ) in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh is from September to April .
To enjoy this Bird Watching, Wildlife, Photography, Fishing destination and for EcoStay in this place there is Eco tourism unit opened by the name- The Pong Eco Village , which has intacted its village and forest roots within the unit. All the organic vegetables grown within the unit can be relished .Fishing rods are readily available in the pong eco village where one can enjoy fishing/angling at the walking distance of hardly 5 minutes walk from Pong Dam Lake.
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