CHANGA MANGA

Lahore-Changa Manga Forests-Boating-Lahore

Day Plan:

Early morning drive to Changa Manga. Arrive and proceed to visit the forest, enjoy the boating and mini train ride.

Changa Manga is a planted forest and a wildlife park & breeding centre in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan. The forest is entered from a road from off the N-5 Highway near Bhai Pheru. The forest covers an area of 12,000 acres and is one of the biggest man-made jungles on the earth. The planting and irrigation of the land took place in the 19th century in the era of the British rule due to the need for timber for the Indian Railways network. The majority of common types of trees are Dalbergia sissoo (sheesham), Acacia nilotica (kikar), both members of the Fabaceae native to the Indian subcontinent, white mulberry (Morus Alba), popular in nurturing throughout South Asia, or Eucalyptus and populous type.

The wildlife park in Changa Manga covers an area of 40 acres and was built in 2008. The park is home to different kind of hog deer, Indian peafowl, jackal, mouflon, nilgai and wild boar. Changa Manga Wildlife Park is one of the three wildlife parks located in Lahore District, other two Jallo Wildlife Park and Lahore Zoo Safari, also called Woodland Wildlife Park. Parts of the forest have now been developed into an amusement park with a rail road which gives the visitor a 5 km ride on a miniature train all the way through the forest. Other attractions contain a water turbine, a waterfall and a children’s play area. There is also a lake called ‘Lunar Lake’ where boating is possible. Changa Manga Tourist Resort is situated 80 km from Lahore city.

Afternoon detailed visits drive back to Lahore.

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