KM from Agra
of 7.13 km²
Keetham lake is a scenic lake just outside
Agra on the Agra - Delhi highway (NH 2). The
Keetham lake is also known as the Sur Sarovar.
It is a tranquil spot, ideal for a relaxed outing.
A wide variety of fish and water-birds add to
the lake's natural charm and beauty.
This scenic lake, is about 20 KM from Agra and
is located within the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.
Keetham Lake is linked by Railway track at Keetham
Railway Station and has was declared as National
Bird Sanctuary in 1991 by U.P. Forest Department.
The riverine belt of River Yamuna surrounds
the area of Sur-Sarovar.
he entire lake is formed in a catchment area
of 7.13 km². Keetham Lake is pentagonal
in shape. There are artificially created islands
for shelter and breeding grounds to the migratory
More than 106 species of migratory and resident
birds are known to have their resting habitats
at Sur Sarovar. The entire lake area gets covered
by profuse growth of macrophytic vegetation
of water hyacinth (Eichornia sp.) and Potamogeton
sp. during summers. The water quality of Keetham
lake supports wide range of avifauna during
winter season. The important aquatic birds inhabiting
Keetham lake are
Indian Reef Heron
Black necked Stork
Bar headed Goose
Lesser Whistling Teal
Spot Billed Duck