Visit Pong bird sanctuary nestled in the sylvan surroundings of the Kangra valley in Himachal, the extensive Pong Dam wetland has emerged as a major habitat for migratory birds in India and has become a popular attraction for bird watchers, anglers and water sports lover
TheÂ Bird Watching Festival of Himachal PradeshÂ is held in the month of January every year. Maharana Pratap Sagar in Kangra is the site of the fest. There are many rare species of birds found in this region. This Festival of Himachal Pradesh dedicated to the birds is organized to attract all the bird lovers of the country to the state. Maharana Pratap Sagar, the site of the Bird Watching Festival of Kangra is one of the biggest man made lakes of India. This place attracts many Bird Watchers during winters because of the various migratory birds that come here. The biggest attraction here is the ducks from the Siberian region. There are also many other water birds that welcome the visitors to the island. Some of the birds that can be seen here are Black buck, Cheetal and Sukhrab.
The Bird Watching Festival provides a wonderful scope for a family outing. Here you can watch around 220 species of birds belonging to about 56 families. The birds of various colors and origin attract a child's attention quite well. The Bird Watching Festival can give is the right place for learning with fun. Birdwatching can also be done during Treks in higher altitude of Dhauladhar Range which allow to watch different species of Birds in the area.