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Harike Lake

Harike Lake

Harike Lake, Harike Lake tours, Visit Harike Lake of Punjab, Travel to Harike Lake, Beaches and Lakes of Punjab, Beach HolidaysDistrict : Amritsar, Kapurthala, Ferozepur
Area under Water : 4100 ha.
Nearest Town : Harike
Status : Large scale conservation & management measures in progress as per perspective plan.

The lake is triangular in shape, with its apex in the west, a bund, called the Dhussi Bund forming one side, a canal the second and a major road the third. The Harike barrage connects Amritsar city with Ferozepur, Faridkot and Bhatinda by a national highway.

Over 20,000 ducks have been recorded here during the peak migratory season and number of globally threatened species have also been recorded in Harike. About 200 species of birds visit the lake, including migratory as well as resident, during the winter.

Other important species that can be seen here are Watercock, Pallas's Gull, Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Indian Skimmer, White-winged Tern, White-rumped Vulture, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Tufted Duck, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Yellow-eyed Pigeon,
Crested Grebe, White-browed Fantail and Black-necked Grebe.

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) carried out research and a bird ringing program there from 1980-1985. Harike was also the subject of a 1994 publication by WWF-India as part of their series on Ramsar Sites of India.

 

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