Keetham Lake

20 KM from Agra
Area of 7.13 km²
National Bird Sanctuary

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Keetham lake is a scenic lake just outside Agra on the Agra - Delhi highway (NH 2). The Keetham lake is also known as the Sur Sarovar. It is a tranquil spot, ideal for a relaxed outing. A wide variety of fish and water-birds add to the lake's natural charm and beauty.

This scenic lake, is about 20 KM from Agra and is located within the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. Keetham Lake is linked by Railway track at Keetham Railway Station and has was declared as National Bird Sanctuary in 1991 by U.P. Forest Department. The riverine belt of River Yamuna surrounds the area of Sur-Sarovar.

he entire lake is formed in a catchment area of 7.13 km². Keetham Lake is pentagonal in shape. There are artificially created islands for shelter and breeding grounds to the migratory birds.

Attractions

More than 106 species of migratory and resident birds are known to have their resting habitats at Sur Sarovar. The entire lake area gets covered by profuse growth of macrophytic vegetation of water hyacinth (Eichornia sp.) and Potamogeton sp. during summers. The water quality of Keetham lake supports wide range of avifauna during winter season. The important aquatic birds inhabiting Keetham lake are

Little Gerbs
Cormorants
Darter,
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Paddy Bird
Cattle Egrets
Large Egrets
Smaller Egrets
Little Egrets
Night Heron
Indian Reef Heron
Black necked Stork
white Ibis
Spon Bill
Greying Goose
Bar headed Goose
Lesser Whistling Teal
Ruddy Shelduck
Pintail
Common Teal
Spot Billed Duck
Gadwall, Wigeon
Shovler
Comb Duck

Other Places of Interest In Agra
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Itmad-Ud-Daulah
Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra
Swami Bagh Samadhi
Mankameshwar Temple
Guru ka Tal
Chini Ka Rauza
Ram Bagh
Mariam's Tomb
Mehtab Bagh