Kumarsain Fair (Jatar)2017 August 25 – 2nd Sept – Spiritual Fervor Mixes With Ancient Beliefs

Koteshwar Mahadev Kumarsain

Koteshwar Mahadev is one of the adored deity of Kumarsain & nearby area. According to legends deity has driven from Mahadev Kedarnath in Uttaranchal. Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is located in village Mandoli of Kumarsain. Koteshwar is one of the avtara of Lord Shiva. According to local people Mahadev come out of the temple only once in four years and a great fair takes place.






Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake – Pong Dam Kangra

Maharana Pratap Lake Maharana Pratap Sagar, also known as Pong Dam Reservoir or Pong Dam Lake. The dam built in the year 1960 on the Beas River is the origin of the huge Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake. It is a man-made reservoir situated in the district of Kangra.

The Maharana Pratap Sagar gives glimpse of this beautiful creation offering landscapes and pleasurable view of the hills. The walk along the boulevards or paddle boating, Maharana Pratap Dam is one of the most beautiful artificial wetland with an area of 45,000 hectares approximately in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

In order to pay homage to Maharana Pratap Singh this Dam has been constructed during 1572-1597; this dam was made into a reservoir for usages during hot summer months when the thirsty animals comes here for a gulp of fresh water.

The Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake is also known as Pong dam Lake. Lake is well known wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is popular for the birds like surkhabs,red necked grebes,terns.


Wild Life at Maharana Pratap Sagar

Thousands of migratory ducks from Siberia can be seen in swamp and between Pong Dam and Shah Nagar barrage. Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake sanctuary is home of wild boars,leopards,cheetals,barking deer. Many species of fishes can be found in the lake.

Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake offers many water sports activities like swimming, rowing, sailing, water skiing. The main bird species reported are the barheaded geese, Anser indicus, northern lapwing, ruddy shelduck, northern pintail, common teal, spot-billed duck, Eurasian coot, red-necked grebe, black-headed gulls, plovers, black stork, terns, water-fowl and egrets

Gobind Sagar Lake Bilaspur – An Embodiment of True Himalayan Beauty

Mobile-Giri from bus while corssing Govind-Sagar Lake near Lathiani in Una District of Himachal Pradesh (4 of 6)
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Gobind Sagar is located in the districts of Bilaspur, which is 83 km away from Anandpur Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. One of India’s largest and world’s highest gravity Dams, Bhakra-Nangal Dam is built on the bank of Gobind Sagar.

Gobind Sagar lake is a man made reservoir built in 1976, its source is the hydel dam at Bhakra. One of the world’s highest gravity dams, the Bhakra dam is perched at an elevation of 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. Its reservoir – the Gobind Sagar – is 90 kms long and encompasses an area of approximately 170 sq kms. The dam was dedicated to nation by late Pt. Jwahar Lal Nehru on November 20th, 1963. Named after the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh and Gobind Sagar was confirmed as a water fowl harbor in 1962. Numerous ornithologists and nature lovers are thereby attracted to this place.


Some of the major species include Tor Putitora (Mahasheer), Labeo Dero (Gid), Mystus Seenghala (Singhara) and mirror carp. Department of Fishers at Bilaspur gives licenses for fishing here. During the month of October and November a variety of water sports activities are organized by the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation. Tourists can enjoy water-skiing, sailing, Kayaking and water-scooter racing on the turf of Gobind Sagar.

The place is of vital importance for the Sikh people, as Guru Teg Bahadur established it.