Keshopur Wetland

PARADISE FOR WINGED GUESTS FROM CENTRAL ASIA AND SIBERIA

KESHOPUR WETLAND

The only major natural wetland in the State, the reserve is spread over 850 acres of marshy land near Gurdaspur. It was designated India's first community reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act and attracts thousands of migratory birds from Central Asia and Siberia in the winters. Birds like the Wigeon, Dub Chick, Black Ibis, Gadwall, Common Teal, Pintail and Northern Shoveler can be spotted here in huge numbers. By co-opting local village panchayats for the conservation of this bird habitat, the Keshopur Community Reserve holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in India. The wetland blooms with lotus during the summer months of May June giving it a status of round the year tourism attraction centre. The wetland is a rich source of income for the panchayats apart from it lotus ash water chestnut is also grown here.

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