Tag: Lakes in Pakistan

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    Attabad Lake

    The northern areas of Pakistan are rich in breathtaking scenes, lush green hills, deep blue lakes and sky kissing mountains. Like other attractive places to visit in the northern areas, Hunza valley offers absolute serenity and peace to escape the daily grind of life.In between snow-covered peaks of Hunza, mountains lies Attabad lake also known as Gojal lake which was formed in the year 2010, as a consequence of a massive land sliding at Attabad village in Gojal valley, Gilgit Baltistan. The Hunza River pours its water into the Attabad Lake. The depth of the lake is 358 feet almost 109 meters and the length is almost 13 miles i.e. 21 kilometres. The total volume of the water in the lake is 330,000-acre-feet, where the tourists can take pleasure in riding a boat while enjoying the beauty around them of mountains mostly covered with snow and therapeutic landscapes capable of transforming a boat ride into a relaxing experience. The boat ride is a must at Attabad Lake when you are in  Hunza Valley. The villages near the Attabad are Gulmit, Shishkat and Ghulkin. It is almost 14 hours to reach this Ali-Abad, a village have a distance of 30 minutes of a drive towards the lake from Islamabad. If you are not in a mood to drive your car to grab the  Daewoo bus service which takes nearly 20 hours to reach Hunza and enjoy the comfortable and relaxing journey towards your destiny. In the year 2015 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels, which have been constructed by China over the Attabad Lake. The seven-kilometre long five tunnels are part of the 24km long portion of the Karakorum Highway (KKH) which was damaged in 2010 due to land sliding at Attabad. This tunnel provides freedom from loading your car/jeep onto the boat the moment you cross the lake it provides ease of transportation and magnificent views of the lake around, perhaps it attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. So Gilgit Baltistan better embrace itself for growth, success and plethora of tourists!

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    Deosai National Park

    The Deosai National Park is located between Skardu, Gultari, Kharmang and Astore Valley, in Gilgit-Baltistan Region of Northern Areas of Pakistan. In Urdu language Deosai means ‘the Land of Giants’. Balti people called it ‘Ghabiarsa’ because it is accessible only in summer. Geography: Deosai National Park lies in Skardu, Baltistan, at an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 feet) above sea level. The Deosai Plains are one of the highest plateaus in the world. The park stretches on an area of 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 square miles). It is well known for its rich flora and fauna of the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe eco-region. In the spring season, it is covered by wildflowers and a vast variety of butterflies. Geology and Soil: The soil of this area is coarser in nature and mixed with gravel and stones different size. In flat areas between mountains,the soil is deep with marshy vegetation. How to reach there: Deosai is accessible by Skardu District from the North, Gultari Kharmang District from the South-East and the Astore District from the West. Deosai is located 30 kilometres away from Skardu city and it is the shortest route to reach Deosai. Most of the foreigners visit Deosai from Skardu and it takes an hour to reach on the top through Sadpara Skardu. The other route is from Astore valley throgh Chilim. It is also accessible from Shila Valley. The people of Gultari travel through Deosai. There is another route called Burgi-la through Tsoq Kachura Valley Skardu. Sheosar Lake: Deosai Lake or Sheosar Lake, meaning “Blind lake” (Sheo means Blind, Sar means lake) located in the park. The lake, at an elevation of 4,142 metres (13,589 feet), is one of the highest lakes in the world. Its length is 2.3 kilometres (7,500 feet), width 1.8 kilometres (5,900 feet) and average depth 40 metres (130 feet).

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    Karambar Lake

    Karambar Lake (also known as Qurumbar Lake) is a high altitude lake located in Ishkomen, a Tehsil of District Ghizer in Gilgit–Baltistan, near the boundary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is the 31st highest lake in the world and 2nd highest in Pakistan at a height of 14,121 feet (4,304 m) and one of the highest biologically active lakes on earth. One of the most amazing scenes that any tourist can find is that of a lush green valley giving way to snow clad mountains which are covered with snow the year round, and in the middle of that amazing valley, a lake which is aquamarine like a jewel glistening in the sun. This description fits the Karambar Lake exactly one hundred percent. This is one of the highest biologically active lakes in the world and it is the second highest lake of Pakistan. The Lake is one of the most amazing sights that tourists can see in Pakistan and many tourists take the time and make the effort to visit this astounding lake every year.Karambar Lake is situated in one of the most beautiful valleys of Pakistan, the Ishkoman Valley. The valley is located in the Ghizer District of Gilgit–Baltistan province. The elevation of the lake is 4,304 meters i.e. 14,121 feet. This makes it the thirty-first highest lake in the entire world and the second highest lake in the entire country. The location of the lake is in the Gilgit Baltistan area but is almost 205 kilometres away from the town of Gilgit. The deepest parts of the lake may go to the depths of 55m while the area of the entire lake is almost 2,634,400 meters square.The lake is a biologically active lake that means it will not freeze over, but the best time to visit the lake is when the season is open and there is no snow near or on top of the lake. This allows the lake to shine in its full glory. Almost all tours that go to the lake try to plan their stay in such a way that they reach the lake within the time window of 20th of June to 20th of August. However, recent seasons have changed a little bit and snow does not thaw until the end of May. So, it will be better to go to the lake between the first week of July and the first week of September.

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    Keenjhar Lake

    Keenjhar Lake also known as Kalri Lake is a huge fresh water lake which makes it a popular tourist resort in Sindh, 130 km northeast of Karachi. It is the second largest fresh water lake in Pakistan and is an important source of drinking water to metropolitan city of Karachi and other nearby cities surrounding the lake. Large number of people flock to eco friendly Keenjhar Lake on weekends and on public holidays to enjoy picnic on shore of lake, swimming, fishing, and boating in calm yet clean and natural ambience. Keenjhar Lake is 24km long, 6 km wide, and has a depth of 8 meters, spread over 13,468 hectares. It is a wildlife sanctuary, a Pakistani protected wetland and has been declared a ramsar site since 1976 by Ramsar Convention, which is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands. The lake is believed to have been formed by the merging of two lakes, namely Sonehri and Keenjhar. The fresh water lake works as a beautiful and quiet excursion area and tourists' resort for the people of nearby cities during hot season, and it is a favourable place for a habitat of winter migratory birds like ducks, geese, flamingos, cormorants, waders, herons, egrets, ibises, terns, coots and gulls as well a breeding area of wide variety of birds. The great and legendary Sindhi ruler, Jam Tamachi, is associated with Keenjhar Lake, and today his remains rest in a grave built in a shrine in the middle of the lake. Jam Tamachi was belonged to Samma tribe, the dynasty that ruled Sindh from 1335 CE–1520 CE. Tamachi remained Sultan of Sindh until 1367 CE until 1379 CE, when he was succeeded by his son Salah-ud-din. The prince fell in love with a charming fisherwoman named Noori who belonged to Keenjhar Lake, and raised her above all the other queens of royal blood. It is a famous romantic tale of successful love and happiness. Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, a famous Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, and poet who is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language, found both the tale and lake a great source of inspiration and praised in his poetry.

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    Keenjhar Lake, Grave Of Noori

    Keenjhar Lake is also called Kalri Lake. It is located in Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan. It is situated about 122 kilometres from Karachi. The lake is about 24 kilometers long and 6 kilometers wide. Its maximum depth is 26 feet. The Indus River flows parallel to the lake. Kalri Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes of Pakistan. Basically, Kalri Lake is formed by the union of two lakes named Sonehri and Keenjhar. The purpose behind this formation is to supply fresh water to the people of Karachi and Thatta District. It is considered an extremely important place for wildlife. It is a favourable place for habitat of winter birds like duck, geese, flamingos, cormorants, herons, coots, and gulls. Kalri Lake is a beautiful tourist resort. A large number of people daily visit there from Karachi, Hyderabad and Thatta. The folk poets find Keenjhar Lake as a great source of inspiration. Shah Abdul Latif Bhatai praised this place in his poetry.  The famous folklore of Sindh, Noori Jam Tamachi is associated with this place. Jam Tamachi, the ruler of Sindh married the beautiful fisher girl Noori. In the middle of the lake there is a tomb which is known as Noori’s tomb. It is a famous spot and can be seen from the shore. Hundreds of people visit this shrine every day. Another folklore of Jhum Pir and Sonehri, the prince and the fairy, is also related to this place.Kalri Lake is a very nice place to be visited with family and friends. There is a small restaurant for tourists named Noori Restaurant near the shore of lake. People from all over the Pakistan visit this lake.

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    Khalti Lake

    Khalti Lake is situated in the Tehsil Punial of Ghizer District, the westernmost part of the Gilgit–Baltistan region and northernmost territory of Pakistan. This lake is an important source of fresh water an has a stock of trout. A PTDC motel is situated nearby with a view of the lake. The water is extremely cold which flows directly from surrounding glaciers. The lake usually freezes in winter season and people can easily walk on it. Khalti Lake is located in Khalti Village of Ghizer District (Gilgit-Baltistan), Pakistan at about 2,217 metres (7,274 ft) from sea level. The lake is known for its habitat of trout fish. The lake is in a bend of the Ghizer River near the village of Khalti. Khalti Lake is known for its stock of trout. Originally, the trout was put into the River Ghizer near Golaghmuli Village. Those fishes increased in number and reached almost every part of Gupis Valley.

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    Lake View Park

    Lake View Park is a spectacular recreational place which is located on the northern bank of ‘Rawal Lake’. It is an excellent addition to picnic spots of Islamabad. The place is developed in an artistic way which has enhanced the beauty of existing landscape of surroundings. The place remains crowded especially at evenings. There are lots of attractions for the visitors which are settled at this spectacular place. It’s a very large park which is facilitated with all the necessary requirements. As we arrive there in the huge parking. A wide passage is there for the pedestrians having beautiful gardens and long trees around. This passage ends at the bank of Rawal Lake. You can also use a nice open road train to reach the bank. As you get there, you will find the magnificence of Rawal Lake in front of you. Some beautiful hut shaped stages are made there to view and to enjoy the wind coming at there while touching the blue waters. You can also enjoy boating in the lake. Whereas, a special party boat is also there on which you can enjoy live Bar BQ while sailing over the lake. There is a lot of amusement for everyone. A fantastic bird park is a very interesting part where you can find some infrequent variety of birds and those will be found flying inside a huge net. For youngsters, Ibex club is rock claiming gym is a good adventure. For anyone who fascinates motorsports, a motorsport ranch is always a good thrill to have at this park. There is also a fishing area and a swimming pool which is facilitated by international standards. So, whenever you come to Islamabad, you need to spare one whole day for Lake View Park. Definitely, you will find this place as a complete package for thrill and enjoyment.

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    Lal Suhanra National Park

    Lal Sohanra is a biosphere reserve in the central Pakistan 36 Kilometers from Bahawalpur city. The park has a small zoo recretion area and a conservation area for animals. Lal Sohanra is spread over 153,000 acres (620 km2) and is notable for the diversity of its landscape, which includes areas of desert, forest and water. Geography and wildlife Lal Suhanra National Park occupies land on both sides of Desert Branch canal, and is spread over an area of 127,480 acres (51,368 hectares) - out of which 20,974 acres (8,491 hectares) are green land (irrigated plantations), 101,726 acres (40,942 hectares) are dry land (desert), and 4,780 acres (1,935 hectares) are wet land (ponds and lakes). The park's terrain is generally flat, interspersed with sand dunes measuring between 1 and 6 meters in height and occupying as many as thousands of acres apiece. The park has watchtowers, catching ground, tourist huts, rest houses, Motels, camping grounds and treks for the visitors and lovers of nature. Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) owns and operates a Motel with six double rooms (A.C.) near the park.Many species of animals can be found throughout the Lal Suhanra conservation area. These include several wild animals of the desert such as wildcats, rabbits, bustards, and deer. Reptiles in the park include the Monitor lizard, Russell's Viper, Indian Cobra, Saw Scaled Viper, Wolf Snake, John's Sand Boa, and Spiny Tailed Lizard. More than 160 species of birds are also present, including the Houbara Bustard, Griffon Vulture, Honey Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Laggar Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Indian Sparrow Hawk, Egyptian Vulture, Lark, Shrike, Wheatear, and Barn Owl. Patisar Lake, a large body of water in the center of the park, is ideal for bird watching. In mid-winter, the lake is regularly home to between 10,000 and 30,000 ducks and common coot.Blackbuck became virtually extinct in the Cholistan Desert but the species has been re-introduced in Lal Suhanra within large enclosures, together with Chinkara gazelle, Nilgai antelope, Hog deer and Indian rhinoceros. There is big lake in the center of the park called Patisar Lake, which is ideal for bird watching. Patisar Lake regularly holds between 10,000 and 30,000 ducks and common coot in mid-winter. Over 13,00 waterfowl were present in January 1987. The park also supports a large population of birds of prey.Mammals in the park include--Long-eared Hedgehog (C), Nilgai antelope (T), Black buck (T), Chinkara gazelle (V), Hog deer (T), Red fox (C), Bengal Fox (V), Golden Jackal (C), Porcupine (C), Caracal cat (R), Moongoose (C), Jungle cat (C), Indian Wolf (R), Wild boar (C), Honey Badger or Ratel (?), Little Civet (?), Indian (Black-naped) Hare (C), Smooth-coated Otter (V) and Indian rhino (introduced) (T)

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    Lulusar

    Its a very big and beautiful lake. It comes on the way when you are going to Babusar Top / Chilas from Naran. Its a natural water reservoir collecting water from the surrounding mountains and then releasing it in form of Kunar river, main river of the valley. So its actually the mother lake which is responsible for creation of Kaghan valley. It's quite big in size. The lake along with the surrounding mountains indeed make a spectacular sight. The only reason this lake is not as famous as Saif ul Malook is cuz its not that easily accessible. Though its not that difficult either as many people suggest it is. Its 3 hours drive away from Naran and most of the road is a bit rocky. But jeeps can be hired easily from Naran and with an experienced driver behind the wheel and such beautiful scenery on view in the way, the inconvenience actually turns into fun. Since boat rides are not available, take a flammable boat with you If possible and use it in the lake. I didnt do it but having seen the place, i know that the boat ride in the lake is going to be awesome. Also, 1 hour drive ahead of the lake is Babusar Top. Situated at a height of 3,500 meters, its the last spot of Kaghan valley. From there onwards, Chilas (Gilgit Baltistan) starts. Its a MUST visit a place as well with truly breathtaking Kaghan scenery.

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    Manchar Lake

    Lake Manchar is located at a distance of 18 kilometres from Sehwan Sharif on the west side of the River Indus, in district Dadu, Sindh. It is the largest shallow and freshwater lake of Pakistan and one of the biggest of Asia. Water in the lake is collected by small water streams in Kirthar Mountains and empties into River Indus. The total area of the lake varies between 350 square kilometres to 520 square kilometres with seasons. The lake was constructed in 1930 when Sukhar Barrage was constructed on River Indus. In 1932, flood bunds were constructed on its north-eastern and northern boundaries.  Actually, a natural source of fresh water of this kind is a main resource of water in an arid region. Lake Manchar and surrounding areas are great spots for spending a holiday. People from near and far areas come to visit this lake and enjoy boating and fishing.

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    Noori Jam Tamachi

    Noori Jam Tamachi  is a popular love tale of Prince Jam Tamachi’s falling in love with the beautiful fisherwoman Noori. Noori makes Jam very impressed with her ideal surrender and obedience which causes him to raise her above all the other proposed queens.Noori Jam Tamachi also appears in the Shah Jo Risalo and makes part of 7 famous folk romances from the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Jam Tamachi was a famous Samma prince, a ruler of the Sindh province, Thatta, Pakistan. There are 3 lakes lying between Jherruk and Thatta, known as the Keenjhar, the Chholmari, and Sonahri. On the banks of Keenjhar Lake, broken walls are yet visible that marks the location of an ancient fishing village. A girl of this site, Noori, impresses the attention of the Prince Jam Tamachi, who instantly fell in love with her and raised her above all the women of royal blood. She was also known as Gandri, her clan name.This icon has been retold several times and is mostly utilized as a metaphor for sacred love by Sufis. Its most attractive rendering is found in the diverse poetic compendium Shah Jo Risalo of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. By this proposed anecdote, Shah indicates that humility is a great thing and is meant to rise in the favor of the Creator.In accordance to the icon, Noori was buried in the middle of the beautiful lake i.e. Keenjhar Lake, Pakistan. Her last resting area is visited by several visitors or tourists regularly.

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    Rawal Lake

    Rawal Lake is an artifical water reservoir of water providing water to the twin cities-Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It is situated within the territory of Margallah Hills National Park. The PTDC has made restaurant and boating facilities to attract visitors. Dam is also constructed on the lake named as Rawal Dam. Several tourists visit this lake and enjoy a nice holidays with their families. Boating, diving, water skating and sailing are the main attractions of the place. These activities are organized by private clubs. Islamabad club offers sporting facilities on the west of the lake. The lake is surrounded by a well maintained green area with beautiful flowers and trees. The gardens around the lake are full of plants and fountains. Different picnic spots and paths are made for the tourists. The hill top near the lake shows a dynamic scene of Murree  hills, Margalla hills and the twin cities. If you are enjoy bird watching, this could be a right place for you. Large number of  birds come to this lake and fly around it all day. To facilitate tourism a park full of walking tracks and sitting area is now located by the side of this beautiful lake. The Rawal Dam is situated near Islamabad, Pakistan. It is a multipurpose dam as it supplies drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi and irrigated the land as well. The reservoir of this dam is called Rawal Lake which is famous for its beauty and greenery. Many families come to spend time at this lake as it is one of the most beautiful artificial lakes in the area. The lake is situated in the Margalla Hills National Park. The Rawal dam is a partly arched gravity dam which is an excellent example of stone masonry. The crest level of the dam is 531 m and the maximum height of the crest is around 40 m. two canals are derived from the dam i.e. Left Bank Canal and the Right Bank Canal. These canals run through the Punjab and irrigate a major area. Many people come here for fishing in the fishing season. The daily fishing fee is only Rs 10 and it is very economical and every one can afford it. For this reason there are many families that plan their picnics at the Rawal Dam Lake.

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    Saidgi Dhandh Khyber Pakhtunkhaw

    Saidgi Dhandh is a lake in the upper reaches of Ushirai Dara close to the Dir mountains, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is located at an average elevation of 12000 feet above the sea level. Saidgai Dand is located to the northwest of Gabin Jabba. The temperature is normally about 5°C to 10 °C during hot months. Mostly this lake catches tourist form Dir and Swat and other parts of the country as well in the month of June, July and August, while the remaining months this lake is covered by snow and impossible for the tourist to stay there. Saidgai lake is the boundary between Swat valley and Dir Upper. Saidgai Lake is situated in the Hindukush chain of mountains between Swat and Dir Upper mountain ranges and serves as a reservoir for Ushirai River (stream), of upper Dir which falls into Panjkora River. The lake is encircled by snowy mountains and pastures The lake is accessible from three different trails and sides; Ushirai Dara, upper Dir (shortest way) which is about 6 hours by foot, Sulatanr (Roringar valley), upper Swat and Lalko (Gabina Jabba), upper Swat; about 10 to 12 hours.

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    Saiful Maluk National Park

    Lake Saiful Muluk likely the most well-known lake in Pakistan, it is situated at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley nearby Naran. It is in the north-east of Mansehra District in the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. At a height of 3,224 meters above ocean level, it is amongst one of the most top lakes in Pakistan. This lake is really a wonder of nature. Visitors from everywhere throughout the world visit this lake consistently for its amazing beauty. The entire region when you exited Naran was presently part of the Lake Saiful Muluk National Park.

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