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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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  • 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 »
  • Please note this experience is based on june 2012 visit. During a conversation I was recalling the serenity and beauty of the lake that we use to visit as kids with our families. Immediately replied m...  more »
  • A very beautiful lake and scenery but unfortunately due to lack of government interest in maintenance, it now become less attractive to visitors. But still a must visit place near Karachi.
  • A man made water reservoir and wild life protection sanctuaries. Nice place for recreation and for those how love nature.
  • Very very peaceful place but zero maintenance by government 🙁
  • This is used to be prime visiting spot for the people of sindh specailly for Karachites and for lot of international visitors to Pakistan. But now this place is in very bad condition. In 80s we used to go to this place for picnic now this is not safe place to go. Heard this lake became a nursery for alligators and crocodiles and can be dangerous for the visitors. Also access to the water become almost impossible no cleaning no roads. Weed are all over the lake. Fishing was one of the most attraction of this lake too. Very sad to see condition of this beautiful place.
  • A beautiful lake in Thatta District.

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