Ropar Dam was established at the Sutlej river near the Wetland area of Ropar. Ropar wetland also known as Ropar Lake is a man-made freshwater riverine and a biological diverse. This ecological zone was created in 1952 in the Shivalik foothills of the Lower Himalayas on the Sutlej River. In this Biological diversity, many types of species were found along with endangered species.
This wetland is quite popular among tourists for boating and bird watching. Although the boating has been closed due to the damage in the boating bay. People can enjoy the calmness of the environment near the dam area. Many kinds of trees are planted there and seats are available to sit, where tourists can relax.
Ropar Dam is located about 45kms from Chandigarh. Recent excavations show that the Harappan and Mohenjo-Daro civilizations lived prosperously in Ropar and there was also an inscription by Shah Jahan that was discovered in this wetland. If you wish to see the extracted artifacts, they are being displayed in a Museum in the form of pottery items, beads, jewelry, toys, and Terracotta figurines. It is said that this area belonged to the Indus Valley civilization and the Sutlej river was used in their river system.