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Pong Dam is categorised as Lakeside / Angling / Bird Watching

Photo Courtesy Marek_Szczepanek
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.
    Activity
    Watersports
    1
    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.
    Activity
    Bird Watching
    1
    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
    Activity
    Angling
    1

Destinations within a driving distance

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  • Pathankot / Chakki Bank is a popular access point to access Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Pong Dam and more
  • Pragpur, India’s first heritage village lies in Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh. The famous more
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  • Jammu is a point of access for visiting Vaishnodevi Temple, which is 13 km walk from Katra (50 km more
  • Bir in Himachal Pradesh is renowned for being home to many institutes that promote spirituality, 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
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  • Raison is a riverside location 15 kms after Kullu and 26 kms before Manali, known for off-beat and more
  • Naggar (20 kms from Kullu and Manali) on the left bank of the Beas River and offers commanding more

Travel Ideas For Pong Dam

Average Day / Night Temperature of Kangra,Himachal Pradesh,India

January
20°C / 6°C
February
20°C / 8°C
March
27°C / 13°C
April
33°C / 18°C
May
40°C / 23°C
June
41°C / 27°C
July
39°C / 26°C
August
33°C / 23°C
September
34°C / 21°C
October
31°C / 16°C
November
26°C / 11°C
December
22°C / 9°C
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Getting There


Air:

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


No Localities defined for Pong Dam (Localities are defined only for destinations that are large enough and/or have many hotels)
Nearest Airport in Pong Dam
  • Gaggal Airport ( DHM ) , Dharamsala-120 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Pong Dam
Pong Dam is connected to following Major Cities.
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Ahmedabad
Bangalore
Chandigarh
Chennai
Cochin (Ernakulam)
Hyderabad
Jaipur
Kolkata
Lucknow
Mumbai
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