Baghsar is a lake situated at 975 m above sea-level in the Samahni Valley Mirpur District The lake is roughly half a kilometre long and overlooks the Bandala Valley The lake is a popular tourist destination.
Many local and migratory birds especially ducks and geese inhabit the lake.
The lake is habitat to water lilies and the surrounding hills are covered by cheerh or pine trees and lily flowers.
Moghul Fort overlooks the lake from the top of a hill. This four story structure of granite has played important roles in history during the times of Ahmed Shah Abdali Ranjit Singh and Gulab Sing hIt is said that the Mughal Emperor Jahangir on his way back from the Kashmir Valley fell ill and ultimately died in this fort.
The Lake is nearly half a kilometer long and overlooks the Bandala Valley. Bandala is a valley in Azad Kashmir located about 26 kilometres from Bhimber in Pakistan. The valley stretches from the river Tawi in the east to the Samahni valley in the west. The Reech Pahari (Bear Mountain) runs parallel on the northern side and the Baghsar mountain on the southern side. The valley is about 10 kilometres long and about 1.5 kilometres wide.
Bandala joins the valley of Samahni at Sara e Saadabad and Chitti Mitt further east are Chawalian and Nali villages the last villages before the Line of Control.
Many streams flow through the valley producing cascades rapids falls and natural swimming pools.
These pools are very popular among the local youths not only for swimming but also for fishing. The fertile land and mild climate produces a variety of crops or trees especially mango trees.
Farming is still the major source of staple food for the area wheat and corn are grown annually.
The high literacy rate has improved the overall living standards of the people. Because most of the people work for the government or overseas especially in Middle East and Europe dependence on farming for income has greatly reduced but people still cultivate the land for food.
Many birds and animals are found in the valley including peacocks partridges quail birds of paradise falcons and eagles.
The enclosing Reech Pahari serves as the sanctuary for many animal species including tigers hyenas wolves jackals Foxes pythons monkeys deer stags and impalas. The valley is home to many hamlets of which Bandi Pind Gurah Piana Paratiand Ghawalian are the best known.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Borith Lake ....
Borith Lake is a lake in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Borith is a hamlet in the surroundings of the Borith Lake to the northwest of Hussaini, a village near Gulmit, Gojal, in the upper Hunza. The altitude of Borith is roughly 2,600 m 8500 feeabove sea levelA short trek of one hour each way will bring you to Ghulkin Glacier.
Just follow the trekking route towards Borith Lake as far as the edge of the glacier and return by the same route.
Bagnator is situated on the Abbottabad-Nathi Gali Road.
beautiful and lush green valley full of pines and marvellous scenery.
The lake can be reached via a 2 km unpaved jeep route from Hussaini village which lies adjacent to Ghulkin village.
It is also accessible by a 2-3 hour trekking route directly from Ghuylkin across the end of the Ghulkin glacier.
The site is an important sanctuary for migrating wildfowl and is a must to be included in the itinerary of bird-watchers and nature lovers.
To witness the large number of ducks arriving from the warmer parts of southern Pakistan, one should visit between the months of March and June. The birds rest here on their way northwards to the cooler waters of central Asia.
Similarly, from September–November, the spectacle occurs in reverse with the onset of winter towards the north.
A short trek of one hour each way will bring you to Ghulkin Glacier. Just follow the trekking route towards Borith Lake as far as the edge of the glacier and return by the same route.
The site is an important sanctuary for migrating wildfowl and is a must to be included in the itinerary of bird watchers and nature lovers. To witness the large number of ducks arriving from the warmer parts of southern Pakistan one should visit between the months of March and June. The birds rest here on their way northwards to the cooler waters of central Asia. Similarly from September November the spectacle occurs in reverse with the onset of winter towards the north.
For the more adventurous, a longer walk to Passu Gar Glacier is another attraction, crossing both Ghulkin Glacier and Borith Lake. Having crossed Ghulkin Glacier by the same route, continue on the southern side of Borith Lake past the settlement of Borith Bala and the now deserted settlement of Shahabad. The lack of a continuous water supply led to the desertification of this village many years ago. On reaching Passu Gar, one finds a spectacular view of all the icy crenellations along its length. The walk takes about 4–5 hours form Ghulkin to PASSU From the glacier, a path leads down to the Karakorum Highway and the Shisper Hotel.
10 kms from
The golden fish in the lake comes swimming right up to the edge of the lake.
A little distance away the waters of the lake turn on a greenish blue tinge.
Where the river ends pine trees have been planted on the grass filled slopes.
The greenish blue waters of the lake provide a rich contrast to the sandy brown of the hills in the background. It is accessible by local transport. It has plenty of picnic spots which the tourists can enjoy
There is a lakeside restaurant with picnic tables shaded by pine trees.
At one end, the irrigation dam rises out of the depths like battlements of a fort. It is very attractive for holidaymakers, and is crowded with hikers and campers in holidays. You can hire a boat and paddle on the lake and round the island in the middle.
lake near Quetta city in Pakistan and is one of the main attractions in the city and a great historical bridge wall between two mountains for storing of water was Constructed by the British Empires in 1894,a small action dame Surrpull was constructed on main Urak road for converting of water in to Hanna Lake coming from the Zarghoon Mountains range of streams snow melting and rains through main channel this channel is now a days need repairs and wasting water and the water level is deadly low up to three feets and the thousands of fishes are in dangerous, there is also a water channel was constructed to convert the snow and rain water near spin kaarez coming from murdar mount to surrpull for filling of wat
er in this lake.
this channel was destroyed by the heavy flood in 1976 and still not constructed and all the snow and rain water is going waste till now and resultant the water level is very low and was full dried in 1999 to January 2005.
Lake Hanna Dam is on Brewers Creek in
Lake Hanna Dam is of
earthen construction. Its height is 38 feet with a length of 1650 feet. Maximum discharge is 5003 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 2025 acre feet. Normal storage is 816 acre feet. It drains an area of 1260 square miles.
Golden fish in the lake co
me swimming right up to the edge of the lake.
There is a lakeside restaurant with picnic tables shaded by pine trees.
At one end, the irrigation d
am rises out of the depths like battlements of a fort.and on the eastern part the well known
You can hire a boat and paddle on th
e lake and round the island in the middle.the HLDA / HDWSA and MERCK has planted Various trees for the beautification and protection of environment in
Only 6-1/2 miles from
hills in the back ground. One can take a boat ride on the lake or promenade on the terraces. Getting there is no problem as there is a daily bus service. Private taxis can also be hired.
Cherries, apricots, grapes apples and peaches of many varieties are grown in this valley.
For a panoramic view of the whole valley one has only to climb to the nearby hills, which can easily be done in about 10 minutes.
Urak has a population of 10000 and about 90% are pashtunThis valley is used for growing apple trees of good quality. It has a small waterfall in the end from where the Wali Tangi valley begins.
The Pashtun owners of the apple garden are very strict about the plucking of apples from the trees; the tourists may view and purchase the apples but may not pluck them from the trees, in case they may fine the tourists more than 500 rs
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