Misriot dam is located 12 km south-west of Rawalpindi. This small dam
has an artificial lake with boating and fishing facilities. Fishing
permit may be obtained from fishing guard at Misriot. It has a pleasant
landscape and walkways beyond the lake among eruptions of black rocks.
About 30 km from Islamabad lies Simli Dam. It can be reached via Lehtrar
road or via Bhara Kahu. It is fed by the melting snow and natural spring
of Murree hills. The water stored in the lake is supplied to Islamabad
for drinking purposes. Angling and boating is also allowed in the lake.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has a Rest House at the Dam
which can be booked through its Head Office in Islamabad.
This beautiful lake/dam is 48 km from Islamabad on Taxila-Haripur Road.
It is an ideal place for day trip/picnic, boating,angling and watching
migratory birds during winter.
The world's largest earth-filled dam on one of the world's most
important rivers - the Indus - is 103 km from Rawalpindi. The dam was
completed in 1976 at a cost of Rs. 18.5 billion. Over 15,000 Pakistani
and 800 foreign workers and engineers worked during its construction. It
is the biggest hydel power station in Pakistan having a capacity of
generating 3,478 MW of electricity. Its reservoir is 97 km long with a
depth of 137 metered while total area of the lake is 260 sq.km. Permits
are required for visiting the Dam. Please contact Public Relations
Officer (PRO), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Tarbela
(Tel: 051-568941-2). A No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry
of Interior (Shaheed-e-Millat Sectt.), Islamabad is also required for
World's third largest earth-filled dam is only 115 km south-east of
Rawalpindi. One has to turn left from Dina Town and the dam on river
Jhelum is about 16 km to the east. The dam is 3,353 meters long and 116
meteres high above the river bed. It is designed to store 5.88 MAF water
and also used for power generation. In the centre of the dam there is a
Gakkhar Fort from where one can have a panoramic view of the lake. For
permits to visit the dam, please contact PRO, WAPDA, Mangla. A NOC from
the Ministry of Interior is required for foreigners