Maharana Pratap Sagar wetland, situated in the North Himalayan range, is surrounded with rugged ridges, forested glades and streams that cut through valleys and canyons. Slate roofed structures of mud, brick and stone gather to form clusters of villages, amidst rich green fields and grooves of forests. Pragpur have been declared as heritage villages.
The wetland is home to a considerable percentage of asian water birds like the Bar Headed geese as well as threatened species such as the Greater spotted Eagle, White Rumped vulture, Red Necked Falcon, Sarus Crane and the Painted Stork. The surrounding areas are also home to many other birds like the Red Jungle Fowl, Hoopoe, Blue Whistling Thrush, Asian Pied Flycatcher and Whistle Throated Kingfisher. Apart from bustling with nature and wildlife, the Maharana Pratap Sagar Wetlands have their share of ancient temples too. Noteworthy amongst these are the unique monolithic Masroor temple, the Dadasiba temple and Bathu Temple. An ideal destination for avid nature lovers as well as hikers and trekkers. Pragpur Garli, provides several essential services such as tailors and shoemakers, along with traditional craftsmen who are involved in weaving and silver work.
A Regional Sports center offers boating trips to Ransar Island along with recreational sports activities. Tourists may carry their fishing equipment too, as fishing in the vicinity of the Dam is allowed. The weather and the bird population is at its best between November and March. While avid bird watchers can spot many exotic birds during April/May and September/October.
Around Maharana Pratap Sagar
Chintpurni Temple : Renowned as one of the most popular temples is one of the 51 ShaktiPeeths. Here, the stone idol(Pindi) represents the goddess and is worshipped by pilgrims from near and far. The main fair at the temple is held during the days of Shuklapaksh of Sharavan (August). When thousands of people visit the place to get the blessings of the goddess and enjoy the magnificent festival.
Jwlamukhi is also accessible from Maharana Pratap Sagar.
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