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Maharana Pratap Sagar

Location: Himachal pradesh

Main Wildlife Attractions: surkhabs, red necked grebes, ducks,Black Buck

Coverage Area: 37691 sq.kms.

Established: 1983

Best Time to Visit:November to March

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Every year, thousands of avian species from far off Siberia and other countries make the Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary their nesting grounds.

How to reach Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary

By Air

Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport.

By Rail

Mukerian Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

By Road

Maharana pratap sagar sanctuary connected by roads to major cities in Himachal Pradesh and other states of india.

Nestled amidst the dense Alpine Forests with snow clad peaks on the backdrop, the Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary has a beautiful lake which allures tourists from all over. Explore the sprawling actress of greenery and also get a glimpse of the migratory ducks from Siberian region. Especially in the swamp area between Shahnahar Barrage and Pongdam the birds flock from all over. The sanctuary is fascinating as it is set amidst green valleys and the snowy Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas in the background.

The Ransar Island in the Lake is also quite beautiful. The rich variety of Himalayan flora and fauna will attract you to the Ransar Island amidst the Lake in Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary. This island is the home of the Black Buck and Cheetals and you can also get to see Surkhab, Cranes, Pintails and other variety of water birds in this area.

Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary which grew around a lake is a reservoir. During 1983 this was declared a wildlife sanctuary. There is a rich variety of avian species in this park which amounts to 220 species in total. However it is also the home of barking deers, wild boars and leopards.