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Hanna Lake Balouchistan

Introduction:
Hanna Lake is a lake near Quetta city in Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan

Geography:
Hanna Lake one of the beautiful Lake nestles in the hills located a little short of the place where the Urak Valley begins ten kilometers in east of Quetta city.The reservoir was constructed during the British Colonial era on the land of local tribesmen in the year 1894, and is one of the main attractions in the city and a great historical bridge wall between two mountains the depths like battlements of a fort for storing of water. The hana lake another beautiful lake is also there in Kashmir, near Banjosa, Rawalakot

Features:
The greenish blue water of the Lake provides wealthy contrast to the sandy brown of the hills in background and around the island in the middle which make this place more attractive and beautiful for visitors. There is a lakeside restaurant with picnic tables shaded by pine trees at the end of the river where families can enjoy the food and weather on the eastern part the Hayat Durrani Water Sports Academy (HDWSA) the only rowing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing training center in Balochistan Province with provision of rough swimming facility. Hanna Lake is one of the most visited and accessible lake in Balochistan and is a pleasant and very good picnic spot for families and friends.

It is very attractive place for holidaymakers, This Lake is surrounded by mountains on all sides & gives very beautiful view the lake water is rich with Golden fish which often come near the edge. Tourists can hire a boat and paddle on the lake to take a peaceful tour of the island. Lake is crowded with hikers, campers and sports lovers they enjoy a lot at the Hanna Lake.

The Hayat Durrani Water Sports Academy HDWSA, Hanna Lake Development Authority (HLDA) and Merck German Medicine Makers has planted various trees in the surroundings for healing of ECO system and beautification, protection of environment in Hanna Lake Mountains.

Dry lake:
From year 2000-2010 Hanna Lake dried up[5] and the natives along with hundreds of migrated birds were in trouble.

Full lake:
However, in 2011 the lake re-filled and once again gave rise to flora and fauna in its environment. The turquoise waters of the lake provide a rich contrast to the sandy brown of the hills in the background. One can promenade on the terraces or hire a boat and paddle on the lake and round the island in the middle.

Public transport:
Public wagon service operates from city bus station side by the City District Government office. The transport can also be hired through the PTDC Tourist Information Center, Muslim Hotel, Jinnah Road Quetta.