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Pong Dam is categorised as Lakeside / Angling / Bird Watching

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Pong Dam

Reasons to Visit

  • The Maharana Pratap Sagar reservoir (Popularly known as Pong Dam) lies near Pathankot with its 42 km length and 2 km breadth
  • Pong Dam is considered good for Migratory Bird watching, fishing and watersports.
  • Accommodation at Pong Dam is limited. There is a Lodge at Dam thats come up recently that facilitates activities in the area.


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    Maharana Pratap Sagar, a reservoir (Popularly known as Pong Dam) is base point for watersports in the area such as Sailing, Water Skiing, Rowing, etc.. This reservoir is situated at a height of about 450 mtrs, covering an area of about 45,000 Hectares approx.
    Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam (Pong Dam) is situated 50 kms from Pathankot and is visited for its migratory birds. Pong Dam Wetland Sanctuary (40 kms) which is the largest fresh water sanctuary in India with a water area of 475 sq. km. The sanctuary, a haven for resident and migratory birds besides a wide variety of aquatic fauna, and has been listed as a wetland of international ecological importance by the Ramsar Foundation.
    Bird Watching
    Maharana Pratap Sagar (Pong Dam) is home to over 27 different species of fish, from the mighty Himalayan Golden Mahseer to the much overlooked Rohu (Labeo Rohita), Pong offers excitement to both the game fisher and the coarse angler

Destinations within a driving distance

  • Chintpurni Temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. A revered Shakti shrine where the Goddess is more
  • Pragpur, India’s first heritage village lies in Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh. The famous more
  • Pathankot / Chakki Bank is a popular access point to access Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Pong Dam and more
  • Hamirpur lies enroute from Jalandhar - Mandi - Kullu - Manali route. 45 Kms from Hamirpur lies more
  • Hoshiarpur lies at the Foothills of Shivalik ranges on the Punjab - Himachal border on the more
  • Una lies on the Punjab - Himachal border at 120 kms from Chandigarh and is the access point to more
  • Amritsar is a major destination in India where guests arrive to visit the "Golden Temple", a Sikh more
  • Jammu is a point of access for visiting Vaishnodevi Temple, which is 13 km walk from Katra (50 km more
  • Palampur also known as the 'Tea Capital of North India,' is a popular hill station. Palampur is more
  • Mandi is a transit stay option. It is the gateway to the Kullu Valley and a point where road from more
  • Chandigarh is a major business centre and hub for Software, IT and ITES companies. Chandigarh is a more
  • Katra, is base town to visit Vaishno Devi temple which is 13 kms walk (or a helicopter ride) away more
  • Ludhiana is known as the "Manchester of India" because of being a major textile producing and more
  • Ropar lies only 50 kms from Chandigarh. The major pilgrimage destinations in Ropar comprise Naina more
  • Moga town is situated on the National Highway 95, it is also known as the Moga city is also known more
  • Siswan area near Siswan Dam (40 kms from Chandigarh) is excellent for bird watching and some more
  • Parwanoo as a tourist destination becane known with Timber Trail resort, a destination resort more
  • Patnitop (112 km from Jammu) is a stopover on the Jammu/Katra - Pahalgam Route in summer (Apr-Oct) more
  • Tirthan Valley (4500 ft asl) lies on the banks of River Tirthan. The area is known for the Trout more
  • Kulllu area is known for apple orchards and trout fishing besides a range of adventure activities more
  • Shimla being the famous holiday resort that used to enjoy the status of being the summer capital more
  • Kasauli is a small cantonment town in Solan district off Kalka - Shimla Highway and still retains more
  • Mashobra is 12 km from Naldehra near Shimla. Situated at a height of 2600 m, Mashobra is a retreat more
  • Shoghi is a wooded area 15 kms before Shimla. There are couple of adventure / nature oriented more
  • Raison is a riverside location 15 kms after Kullu and 26 kms before Manali, known for off-beat and more
  • Kufri is a hillside getaway situated at an altitude of 2633 m above the sea level and 19 km from more
  • Naggar (20 kms from Kullu and Manali) on the left bank of the Beas River and offers commanding more
  • Fagu is a hilamayan getaway around Shimla and one of the highest points in the area and therefore more
  • Chindi is lies on the route which one takes to access Kullu Valley during winter when Jalori Pass more
  • Manikaran (45 kms from Kullu) is a Sikh Pilgrimage destination home to the Manikaran Sahib more
  • Naldehra is a Himalayan getaway situated at an altitude of 2044 m, lies about 23 km from Shimla. more
  • Manali (7000 ft) is a major hill station and a preferred Ex-Chandigarh weekend Getaway and a more
  • Shoja (or called Sohja or Sojha) is a Himalayan hamlet (8500 ft asl) 5 kms short of Jalori Pass. more

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Getting There


Dharamsala (120kms), Amritsar (150kms), Jammu (150kms)
Pathankot(50kms), Una(80kms), Gurdaspur(90kms)

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Nearest Airport in Pong Dam
  • Gaggal Airport ( DHM ) , Dharamsala-120 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Pong Dam
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Destination Ideas

  • Bird Watching in Pong Dam
  • Fishing in Pong Dam
  • Off-beat Himachal Pradesh
  • Pong Dam getaway

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