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Haleji Lake, Thatta

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Haleji Lake is a perennial freshwater lake in Thatta District of Sindh Province, Pakistan. It is 6.58km2 in size and is surrounded by marshes and brackish seepage lagoons.HistoryHaleji Lake was a saline lagoon until the 1930s and was converted into a reservoir to provide additional water to Karachi. During World War II, additional water was required for troops stationed at Karachi. The then-British Government of Sindh decided to increase the capacity of the lake by introducing a feeder canal from the Indus River. Salt water was drained out and an embankment was constructed around the lake which was fed with fresh water through a canal. The work was placed on a war footing and was completed within 24 months.FaunaHaleji Lake is a wintering site for waterfowl such as cotton teal, spot-billed duck, purple moorhen and pheasant-tailed jacana. It is also a breeding site for egrets and herons.
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  • After about 30 years I went Haleji Lake, disappointed to see the condition of lake, approach road and surrounding. Government departments are not interested to keep this beautiful lake in good shape. ...  more »
  • very peaceful n relaxing. Recommended for bird watcher. In winter lake is full of migratory birds. You can take a boat ride.  more »
  • Stopped here on our way back to Karachi, after visiting Keenjhar and Thatta. The lake is beautiful and worth a visit. But I wouldn't recommend swimming in this lake. This lake is a heaven for animal l...  more »
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  • It's raw beauty. No real facilities for tourists. Just a few cages having peacock and crocodile etc. However, if you want to enjoy the raw beauty of nature it's a place where you can plan a day's picnic. If you do, take eatables and drinkables with you. We took the round trip of the lake in our car and enjoyed jungle like looks. The ideal whether to visit is other than summer which may be too hot to bear.
  • Peaceful and nearest spot(76 km from Karachi) to visit. Recently sindh tourism department has made huts there for visitors. You can view migrated birds in winters. Road(around 3km) patch from national highway to Haleji is not in good condition. But national highway now OK. You can arrange a day trip.
  • One of the second biggest fresh water resources of Sindh, the Haleji Lake, is fast turning into a pool of stagnant saline water, severely threatening the ecology of the region and the whole province. A vibrant bird sanctuary just a decade ago, has succumbed to the massive negligence on part of successive governments and what once was a major destination of the migratory birds from central Asia and Russia, is now devoid of any life form for the moment.
  • Nice sweet water lake situated in District thatta. Approx 100 km distance from karachi. Lake is beautiful but you wont find much facilities there due to the negligence of concerned departments. This lake is also famous for the hosting of thousands of birds who migrates to it in winters. Do not try to swim in this lake as in case of any emergency there is no help available. Water quality is deteroating day by day as people are throwing waste and drain in the lake. Needs attention of concerned authorities to keep the lake in its original conditon.
  • Nice bird sanctuary near Thatta city
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