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Photo by Alok Tewari
A small section of the lake, with a selection of birds, January 2011


A Ramsar Site, located in the Northern State of Himachal Pradesh.


Notable Species

Six species of Ducks and Goose in the image
Photo by Alok Tewari
R. Shelduck, BH Goose, C. Teal, E Wigean(f), N. Pintail, N. Shoveler; January 2011
Photo by Alok Tewari
Pallas Gull, Black-headed Gull, River Tern ( Near Threatened ) ; January 2011

The principal species using the reserve are Bar-headed Goose, Northern Lapwing, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Common Teal, Spot-billed Duck, Eurasian Coot, Red-necked Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Black Stork along with plovers, terns, water fowl and egrets.


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Birds you can see here include:

Gull-billed Tern, Common Greenshank,

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

Nearest Railhead is Pathankot, a large city and Airports are Amritsar and Jammu, both 110 km from Pathankot.

Contact Details

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