Pong Dam reservoir is 65-km from Pathankot and 115-km from Dharamsala on the Beas River.
The Pong Dam Lake is significant for a wildlife sanctuary with wild life species like Nilgai, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Buar, Clawless Otter, and Leapord.
The reservoir is developed on a large scale for promoting water sports for tourists.
This lake sanctuary is a big attraction for migratory ducks from Siberian region during winter. One can see thousands of ducks in the swamp area between Shah Nahar barrage and Pong Dam and the surrounding shallow waters of the lake.