Ropar Wetlands - Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh

About Ropar Wetlands

The other name of Ropar Wetlands is Ropar Lake and it is a man-made fresh water riverine and lacustrine wetland. Created in 1952, this strategic ecological zone is located in the Shivalik foothills of the Lower Himalayas and is home to a large number of flora and fauna. Some endangered species in the IUCN Red List are also found here and that’s why the government has taken extra care to conserve this region. Notably, Ropar Wetlands is one of those 26 sites in India, which are included in the Ramsar Convention.

How to reach

By Road : Rupnagar is the nearest city. Chandigarh is the nearest major city located 45 kilometres away. 
By Rail : Anandpur Sahib railway Station is the nearest railway station located 38 kilometres away. Chandigarh is the nearest major railway junction. 
By Air : Chandigarh airport is the nearest one from where one can hire a cab for Ropar Lake.

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  • When to visit
  • Tourists can visit this place throughout the year. However during the monsoon, the chances of seeing the animals get decreased.

  • What to Eat
  • Soma small eateries are there which mainly serves snakc and some light meals. Tourists also have the option to pack their meals from Rupnagar or Chandigarh.

  • Attractions
  • Archaeological Survey Of India Museum at Ropar : This government sponsored museum depicts the archaeological remains of the six different phases of Indian History starting from the times of the harappan civilisation to the modern days. 
    Flora : A total of 19 species of trees and 14 species of bushes are recorded here. The species of trees includes- Ficus Religiosa, Mangifera Indica, Moringa Oleifera, Morus Indica and many more. 
    Avifauna : A total of 49 species of local birds, 11 migratory birds, 3 rare birds and 54 common birds asre found to inhibit this place at different times of the year. Some rare migratory birds are- Golden-backed Woodpecker, Crimson-breasted Barbet and Green Barbet.
    Apart from these, some mammals are spotted here as well. In other terms, this place is an ecological hub designed for the some of the most beautiful creations of nature.

  • Activities
  • - Do carry a decent camera if you wish to capture the activities of the creatures here. Being a protected area, no sporting activities are allowed. 
    - However, one can enjoy the pollution-free climate around this place. The freshness of the weather along with minimal human interference augments the beauty and the ecological balance of this place.

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