If you not have followed my previous post about Masroor Rock Cut Temple, then you must be knowing that this was a two days trip to the tourist places of the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh.
In the last post I wrote and posted photos of the story of our visit to Masroor Rock Temple visit. At around two o'clock in the afternoon, we rode to Nagrota Sooriyan, that was only at a distance of about thirteen kilometres from former.
Brief about Maharana Pratap Sagar:
Nagrota Suriyan provides us with a perfect spot to watch the migratory birds that visit the wetlands of this large reservoir named as 'Maharana Pratap Sagar' or also known as 'Pong Reservoir'. It is an artificial lake on the Beas river that was built by constructing a dam in 1974. Lake got famous when migratory birds started to visit it as their winter habitat. For more please visit here
Reaching Nagrota Sooriyan:One has to be careful to take the left turn on the Hamirpur to Kangra national highway, informatory boards are available though. For us it was a short bike ride from Masroor rock cut temple to Nagrota Sooriyan. The local people were of utmost help, no matter child or an old man, everyone helps.
Deepak and I, both were new to the place, so it was natural to consult the pedestrians, but in-spite of the generous consultation that we got from everyone we asked, at Nagrota Sooriyan we took a narrow street rather than the main road with number of cross mud filled concrete ditches. It must had been painful to sit on the back seat for Deepak, but I enjoyed the bumps and jumps.
|The wetlands of Maharana Pratap Sagar- Pong Dam, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh|
|Maharana Pratap Sagar- Pong Dam, Himachal Pradesh|
|Maharana Pratap Sagar - Pong Dam, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh|
No one can fight with the Sun with a camera, it outshines everything. We were at about 100 m distance and they started flying, I couldn't recognize others except the cranes, but they all together with the blue water spelled us to fix our eyes onto them until they flied far enough to be clicked or recognized. They deserted us. Anyway, water was as blue as sky, and length of the reservoir was enough to merge the water surface with the sky at some directions.