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Pong Dam

Built across river Beas in Kangra District, Pong Dam holds the distinction of being the highest earthen dam so far constructed in the country. It is situated at a height of about 450 m, covering an area of about 45,000 hectares. The dam site serves as a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. The whole reservoir is declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary by the Himachal Pradesh Government in 1986.

Pong Dam, 8 km from Kangra, is accessible from Masrur, Pathankot and Nurpur. The nearest broad gauge railhead is at Pathankot, 32 km from the Dam. The nearest airport is Gaggal Dharamsala Airport.

Updated on 21st June, 2014
District: Kangra


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