Gobind Sagar Lake History, Things To Do, Water Sports And Best Time

Gobind Sagar Lake is a man-made reservoir created in 1976. The source of the lake is Hydel Dam at Bhakra. One of the highest gravity dams in the world, Bhakra Dam is situated at a height of 225.5 meters from its lowest foundation. Govind Sagar Lake acts as a tourist destination for travelers and is famous for adventure activities, entertainment etc. The lake is a paradise for nature lovers and people who love adventure activities.

Govind Sagar Lake is the epitome of true Himalayan beauty. In the middle of the Himalayan range, the lush green mountains add to its beauty even more. Govind Sagar Lake is one of the most visited tourist places in the region and is famous for flora and fauna apart from various species of fish. So let’s tell more details about it.

History of Gobind Sagar Lake


The lake was recognized as a waterfowl refuge in 1962. Even today this lake is home to many species of birds and animals. Here you can see animals like Panther, Wolf, Chausinga, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara and Wild Boar. Let us tell you that the water level in Govind Sagar Lake keeps fluctuating.

Apart from being a tourist destination, the lake offers many adventure sports activities like swimming, surfing, rowing, canoeing, water-skiing, kayaking and white water river rafting. Planning to visit Govind Sagar Lake. So definitely read this article, here we are giving you information about visiting Govind Sagar Lake.

Best Time To Visit Gobind Sagar Lake

Tourists can visit Govind Sagar Lake at any time of the year. And you can see the breathtaking and quirky scenery here. But it is very pleasant to visit the lake from June to August. Because it rains in those months and this is that time. That’s when the lake is at its idyllic. During the months from September to December when the water level of the lake is good. So tourism department promotes recreational activities. And can do adventure sports at that time.

Tips For Visiting Gobind Sagar Lake

Follow some tips to visit Govind Sagar Lake

Tourists visiting the Bhakra Dam are required to present a valid identity card to obtain permission to enter from Nangal town.

Photography is prohibited in and around the dam.

That’s why you shouldn’t try to do photography.

Swimming is allowed in some areas of the lake.

Do swimming at your own risk.

Beware of dangers like lake whirlpools and deep water.

Water Sports In Gobind Sagar Lake

Water sports at Govind Sagar Lake are limited to certain months of the year. The months of August to January when the water level is good here. A series of regattas (boat races) are organized here by the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation. During this time you can enjoy boating, sailing and rowing. Ferry rides are a common sight here. And speed boating is a major attraction for tourists. Apart from that water sports, tourists can also do Kayaking, Canoeing and White Water River Rafting on the banks of the Sutlej River.

Things To Do At Gobind Sagar Lake 

One can see the huge Bhakra Dam while visiting Govind Sagar Lake.

If you visit the lake, then definitely go to see this dam.

Nangal Dam is 15 km below Bhakra from its other half.

Which together is known as Bhakra-Nangal Dam.

This lake is also known for fishing.

More than 50 species of fish are found here.

Places To Visit Near Gobind Sagar Jheel

Vyas Cave

Kandrour Bridge

Bhakra Nangal Dam

Nahar Singh Temple

Laxmi Narayan Mandir

Koldam Dam

Bachhretu Fort

Markandeya Rishi Temple

Kahlur Fort 

Sri Naina Devi Ji Temple

How To Reach Gobind Sagar Lake

Bhakra Dam is 13 km away from Nangal city of Punjab. From there you can easily reach by taxi. The nearest airport to Bilaspur is Shimla Airport which is 124 km away from Bilaspur. Bilaspur is well connected by road with major cities of Himachal Pradesh and cities in the surrounding states. Kiratpur Sahib in Punjab is the nearest railway station to Bilaspur.

Gobind Sagar Lake Map

Video of Gobind Sagar Lake

Interesting Facts

Govind Sagar Lake is a man-made reservoir created in 1976.

The source of this constructed reservoir is Hydel Dam at Bhakra.

Govind Sagar Lake acts as a tourist destination for the travelers.

Govind Sagar is famous for adventure activities, entertainment.

The lake is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure activities.

Govind Sagar Lake is the epitome of true Himalayan beauty.

Govind Sagar Lake is one of the most visited tourist places in the region.

It is famous for various species of fish besides flora and fauna.

This lake is home to many species of birds and animals.

The water level in Govind Sagar Lake keeps fluctuating.

FAQ

Q .Which dam is known as Gobind Sagar?

Bhakra

Q .Which project is known as Gobind Sagar?

The Bhakra-Nangal Project

Q .Which is the largest man-made lake Gobind Sagar?

Gobind Ballabh Pant Sagar Is situated in Sonbhadra district, is the biggest man-made lake in India.

Q .Is Govind Sagar lake artificial?

It is a man-made reservoir.

Q .Is Gobind Sagar a saltwater lake?

No 

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