Also known as Hari-ke-Pattan, this is the largest wetland in northern India and is located at the confluence of Beas and Sutlej rivers. Situated in the Tarn Sahib District in Punjab, Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary was formed in 1953 and is spread across Amritsar, Ferozepur and Kapurthala. The wetland ecosystem covers an area of  4,100 hectare and is an internationally recognised Ramsar site (a wetland designated to be of international importance). Winter is a good time to visit this place as a number of migratory birds visit here from the Himalayas, Siberia and Europe. Some of the species one can sight here include the large cormorant, purple moorhen, bar-headed goose, white-winged tern, tufted duck and white-eyed pochard. The wetland also houses several types of snakes, turtles and fish. One can also find the rare Indus river dolphin. Inside the sanctuary is the serene Harike Lake, where most of the sightings are possible.

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