Keenjher Lake or Kalri Lake is located 22 kilometers away from Thatta and about 122 kilometers from Karachi and 80 Kilometers from Hyderabad. It is one of the largest man made lake in Pakistan.
Keenjher lake was build possibly in the 12th century by the local rulers as a watr reservoir for the then capital of Sindh Thatta.
Today Keenjher lake is an extremely beautiful blue water lake which It plays an important ecological role in the functioning of the Indus River basin. It is extremely important for a wide variety of breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. The mid-winter waterbird counts of the late 1980s averaged 140,000 birds per winter.
Tours to Keenjher
Full day Keenjher Lake & Noori's tomb tour from Karachi
This is a full day tour which Includes pick up from your hotel in the morning and drive to Keenjhar lake and than we take you to the island of Noori by boat and we also explore some un inhabited islands in the Keenjhar lake.
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Today lake receives numerous migratory birds from Siberia and there is active bird protection and information center for vistors at the Keenjhar lake, established by the world wild life fund.
Keenjher lake has been symbolic in the poetry of Sindhi and was referred to a serene turquoise water lake where romances happen and where poets say poetry with devotion.
The famous legend of Sindhi legend of Noori Jam Tamachi took place here at this lake and was created into a sufi poetry chapter in the book of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. The legends main character Noori has still a shrine on an Island in the lake known as Noori's Island. Everyday hundreds of devotees visit the shrine.
Water for Karachi
Karachi gets about 78% drinking water from Keenjher Lake thru 2 canals specially built for this purpose.
New Developments at the Keenjhar Lake
The STDC a provincial tourism promotional organization has a small resort project at the Keenjhar lake.
Keenjher Lake resorts at keenjhar District Thatta,
Haleji Lake resort at Haleji District Thatta
RE-ORGANIZATION OF KEENJHAR LAKE RESORT
The Keenjhar lake Resort is being re-organized and various existing facilities are being upgraded by introducing new facilities from STDC’s own resources A project for up gradation and development of keenjhar is under way,The project of Rs. 10.00 million is being carried out by District Officer (C&W) Department Thatta.
TOURIST RECREATIONAL PACKAGES
In order to attract and provide services to domestic and foreign tourists, first time in the history of Sindh Tourism development Corporation plans to publish several brochures and guides for Sindh.
LIAISON WITH PRIVATE SECTOR
Unfortunately no appropriate liaison is being done so far but we can hope for some future development.
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