Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Destinations: Taunsa Barrage, Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the countries where you enjoy best holiday places such as adventure, beach holidays, hill stations, rivers, barrages etc where numbers of visitors comes across the country and globe as well especially in winter season.

There are lots of barrages are located in the country but Taunsa Barrage is prominent barrage on the River Indus in the Muzaffargarh District of Punjab province of Pakistan which is located 20 kilometres southeast of Taunsa Sharif and 16 kilometers from Kot Addu.  This barrage controls water flow in the River Indus for irrigation and flood control purposes. Taunsa Barrage was designated a Ramsar site on 22 March 1996.

This barrage serves 2.351 million acres (951,400 hectares) also diverting flows from Indus River to the Chenab River via Taunsa Panjnad (TP) Link Canal. The barrage also serves as an arterial road bridge, a railway bridge, and crossing for gas and oil pipelines, telephone line and extra high voltage (EHV) transmission lines.

The beauty of this barrage is pretty awesome that’s why people comes from all over the country and feel the relaxation and enjoy the boating. So are you planning for visiting this beautiful holiday destinations?