Lakes of Pakistan – Rawal Lake
|Location||Water||Catchment Area||Surface Area||Max. depth|
|Margalla Hills||Reservoir||106.25 sq. m||8.8 sq km||102 ft|
Rawal Lake is an artifical water reservoir of water providing water to the twin cities-Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It is situated within the territory of Margallah Hills National Park. The PTDC has made restaurant and boating facilities to attract visitors. Dam is also constructed on the lake named as Rawal Dam. Several tourists visit this lake and enjoy a nice holidays with their families. Boating, diving, water skating and sailing are the main attractions of the place. These activities are organized by private clubs. Islamabad club offers sporting facilities on the west of the lake.
The lake is surrounded by a well maintained green area with beautiful flowers and trees. The gardens around the lake are full of plants and fountains. Different picnic spots and paths are made for the tourists. The hill top near the lake shows a dynamic scene of Murree hills, Margalla hills and the twin cities.
If you are enjoy bird watching, this could be a right place for you. Large number of birds come to this lake and fly around it all day. To facilitate tourism a park full of walking tracks and sitting area is now located by the side of this beautiful lake.
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