Keenjhar Lake

May 11, 2020

Elevation: 15 meters

Location: Thatta

Time: 1 Hour Drive

Accessibility: Year Round


Keenjhar Lake (Urduکینجھر جھیل Sindhiڪینجھر ڍنڍ‎) commonly called Malik Lake (Urduکلری Malik ‎,SindhiMaik ڍنڍ ‎) is located in Thatta District of Sindh the province of Pakistan. It is situated about 36 kilometres (22 mi) from the city of Thatta. It is the second-largest fresh water lake in Pakistan and an important source of drinking water for Thatta District and Karachi city. Through the construction of a bund on the eastern side, it is said that the lake was formed by the union of two lakes: Sonehri and Keenjhar.

Keenjhar Lake has been declared a ramsar site and a wildlife sanctuary. It provides a favorable habitat of winter migratory birds like ducksgeeseflamingoscormorantswadersheronsegretsibisesternscoots and gulls. It has been observed as a breeding area of the black-crowned night heron, the cotton pygmy goosepurple swamphen, and pheasant-tailed jacana.

Keenjhar Lake is a popular tourist resort. Many people from KarachiHyderabad and Thatta visit to enjoy picnics, swimming, fishing, and boating.

The famous folklore of Noori Jam Tamachi who was a fisherwoman, is connected to the lake.[1] There is a shrine in the middle of the lake marking Noori’s grave, which is visited by devotees.


1. Islamabad to Thatta:

By public transport or by personal transport.

2. Thatta to Keenjhar Lake:

By public transport or by personal transport.

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