Indus River Dolphin

Indus River Dolphin – Karachi Tour

The Indus River dolphin, locally known as bhulan is a freshwater dwelling cetacean species found in the Indus River, Pakistan. It is a flagship species and is an indicator of the biological health of aquatic and terrestrial environment adjoining the Indus River. The current distribution range of the Indus River dolphin is about 1000 km stretch of the Indus River which includes main Indus channel and active channels connected to it between Jinnah and Kotri barrages.

Indus Dolphin Boat Safari- Lahore Tour

The Indus river dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) is a freshwater cetacean, only found in Indus River. The population of Indus river dolphin is divided into five sub-populations because of six barrages constructed on the Indus River. The maximum population is found between Guddu and Sukkur barrages (about 857 dolphins). This stretch of the Indus River is a notified ‘protected area’; named as the Indus Dolphin Game Reserve. This region is also known as an internationally recognized Ramsar Site.



3 days Indus Dolphin Tour


Trip Itinerary from Karachi


  • Flight to Sukkur from Karachi
  • City sightseeing
  • Overnight at Sukkur


  • Visit of the Indus Blind Dolphin Research Centre
  • Lecture and information       
  • Boat Ride on the Indus River
  • Overnight at the hotel


  • Return back to Karachi


Trip Itinerary from Lahore


  • Lahore – Taunsa Barrage
  • Briefing at Taunsa Information Centre
  • Orientation of the area and visit to a village
  • Overnight in camp

Jaman Shah

  • Jaman Shah (Layyah), start of Dolphin Safari, landscape photography, bird and dolphin watching while sailing downstream
  • Overnight in camps at Taunsa Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary

Multan- Lahore

  • City tour of Multan
  • Back to Lahore