Changa Manga is the largest planted forest in the world. It is spread over an area of 50 km2. Chang Manga is located in the Chunian District 70 km South of Lahore. It was initially planted during the British era to provide timber for steam locomotives. Most of the trees found here are Kikar and Mulberry. Presently, a portion of the forest has been turned in to a park for recreational purposes. Lots of people visit Changa Manga every year. There are many activities to keep the visitors interest alive. The main activity being a small rail ride which takes the visitors on a 5 km ride through the forest.
A man made circular lake called the Lunar Lake is also present where boating can be done. PTDC Rest houses are available to make the visitors stay comfortable. However it is advisable to book one in advance. A children’s play area and a waterfall are other things offered.
Changa Manga is home to the wild life as well. One can find wild boar, Nilgai, Jackal, and Asiatic Wild Cat here. It is a breeding ground for birds like Asiatic Vultures. Changa Manga is a lovely place to visit especially for families. Next time you are in Lahore do check it out.
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