About Pong Dam
The Maharana Pratap Sarovar has been named after the legendry 16th century hero of Rajputana. This
man-made reservoir was earlier called as the Pong Dam Reservoir and is at a
height of 450 metres above sea level. The Pong Dam has been constructed over the Beas River at the southwestern extremity of Himachal Pradesh. The Sarovar falls in the Kangra District, and covers an area of 45000 hectares. It is the second largest manmade reservoir in the state.
In the backdrop appears the area of the fascinating Dhauladhars and the place is nestled in the Shivalik Range.
The lake is a scintillating and a beautiful sight worth making a visit to.
How to reach
The best access option is the rail-road combination. The place is at a distance of
170 kilometres from Chandigarh
110 kilometres from Amritsar
55 kilometres from Dharamshala.
- The nearest Airports are Ludhiana and Amritsar.
- The closest railway stations are Mukerian - 30 kilometres and Pathankot 32 kilometres. The rail stations Pathankot and Una are connected to Delhi by express trains.