LocationChanga Manga jungle is located in the tehsil Chunian, District Kasur, 75 KM away from Lahore. Distance from Pattoki city is just 7 KM approximately.
Beautiful Green Forest
AreaThe forest covers an area of 48.6 square km, or 12510 acres. BRB canal and railway track passing in between the jungle is multiplying the beauty of the jungle and seeing the nature. Most common trees in the jungle are Dalbergia Sissoo (sheesham), Acacia nilotica, (kikar), white mulberry (Morus alba) and Eucalyptus, Populus etc. One wildlife park is also here where many wild animals are present. Changa Manga is also serving as a wildlife breeding center. This beautiful forest is being administrated by Punjab Forest Department at district level. Many people country wide come here to celebrate their picnics and parties. The visitors come here to enjoy and to give the beauty to their album of Changa Manga forest pictures.
Maintain ByCurrently, it is maintained by the Punjab Forest Department. Over the years it has become one of the most visited recreational spot for people of all walks of life. It provides a wide range of facilities ranging from Lanar Lake for boating to picnic lawns. It also hosts pagoda, suspensions and cantilever bridges, swimming pools, mini zoo and other wild-life parks. Although the forest still suffers budget constraints, it has managed to do a wonderful job to provide excellent services to its visitor’s in fact, since 1963 Changa Manga Plantation is being managed as an outdoor recreation park also.
Tourist attractionsThe forest houses a wildlife park, a water turbine, waterfall, and a children’s play area. Tourists can also enjoy a train ride through the forest and boating on the Lunar Lake.In addition to all of this there is also a Changa Manga Tourist Resort situated around 80 km from Lahore.
Being Cut Down
Changa Manga ParkChanga Manga Park being maintained by the Punjab Forest Department, Kasur Forest Division is one of the very few parks for out-door recreation in Pakistan. Every month about large number of peoples from all walks of life visit this spot. Due to lack of recreation facilities in the Province in general and the adjoining areas of Lahore in Particular, it has over the years become one of the most frequently visited parks in the country. Some facilities for recreation in the form of Lunar Lake for boating, a pagoda, picnic lawns, suspensions and cantilever bridges, swimming pool, mini zoo and the wild life parks which are connected by a Tramway have been developed from the resources of the Forest itself.
Rest HousesIn addition there is four bed room Motel and the new four beds and five bed Forest Rest Houses for visitors. Due to financial constraint, most of these facilities has suffered a setback and are not maintained in the required standards. Keeping in view the number of visitors who come and want to visit this recreational park, the information, culture and tourism Department provided funds for improvement of existing facilities and addition of new facilities. Since 1963 Changa Manga Plantation is being managed as an outdoor recreation park also. Having felt the need of outdoor recreation sports for population of big urban centers in Lahore, Changa Manga was first to be selected for the purpose on account of reasonable distance from Lahore.
Famous Attraction for Students
TDCPEstablished ResortTDCP established a beautiful resort in eco-friendly environment of Changa Manga forest. There is a Recreation Park with mini train that gives visitors a 5-kilometre hilarious ride through the forest. Other attractions include a children’s playland area, and an artificial lake with boating facility. The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) arranges picnic trips for families, educational institutes and corporate sector from Lahore to Changa Manga throughout the year.
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