Lake Manchar

Lake Manchar is located at a distance of 18 kilometers from Sehwan Sharif on west side of the River Indus, in district Dadu, Sindh. It is the largest shallow and fresh water lake of Pakistan and one of the biggest of Asia. Water in the lake is collected by small water streams in Kirthar Mountains and empties into River Indus. The total area of lake varies between 350 square kilometers to 520 square kilometers with seasons.

The lake was constructed in 1930 when Sukhar Barrage was constructed on River Indus. In 1932, flood bunds were constructed on its north-eastern and northern boundaries.  Actually a natural source of fresh water of this kind is a main resource of water in an arid region.

Lake Manchar and surrounding areas are great spots for spending a holiday. People from near and far areas come to visit this lake and enjoy boating and fishing.


Map of Lake Manchar

Map of Lake Manchar – click on map image to see detailed map