Top 10 Places You Must Visit in Balochistan

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Pakistan has four provinces, and amongst these 4 provinces, Balochistan which is located in the south west region of Pakistan. Balochistan shares two international borders, Iran to the west of Balochistan, and Afghanistan to the north and northwest. Balochistan is the largest province amongst all the provinces in terms of land and has a population of approximately 12.5 million people. Balochistan has various landmarks, and amazing sceneries. Quetta is the capital city of this province.

The main problem they are facing is lack of basic necessities in the province, as in 21st century they are still facing a power breakdown in the region and also mobile signal problems. It is labeled as the most dangerous province of Pakistan, but recently a project started by the name of CPEC, in which Chinese government alongwith Pakistani government are working together to build the largest deep sea port in Gwadar, and because of this project, Balochistan is now very safe and secure and the living standard in the province is improving day by day now.

Balochistan is ranked among the top most province in having maximum number of mineral reserves in the province. Following are the metallic reserves in the province:

  1. Copper Gold

  2. Chromite Ore

  3. Iron Ore

  4. Lead-Zinc Ore

  5. Antimony Ore

Other than these metallic reserves, it has many other non-metallic reserves which are as follows:

  1. Coal Reserves

  2. Fluorite

  3. Barite

  4. Gypsum and Anhydrite

  5. Onyx Marble

  6. Magnesite

  7. Onyx Marble

  8. Sand and Gravel

  9. Sulphur

 

Following are the top 10 places which must be visited in Balochistan

  1. Ziarat Residency: This heritage location is the place where the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was residing and is 125 kilometres away from Quetta city.

    Ziarat Residency also known as Quaid-e-Azam Residency
  2. Gwadar: Gwadar is located in on the southwestern coast of Balochistan and is going to be the largest deep sea port of Asia. It is located on the shores of Arabian Sea opposite Oman. It was in Oman’s possession from 1783 till 1958, and then Pakistan purchases it back from them. It is 918 Kilometres from Quetta and 626.5 Kilometres from Karachi.

    Gwadar Beach and Sea Port
  3. Ormara Turtle Beaches: It is 344 kilometres away from Karachi, and is completely operated by Pakistan Forces (Navy), and it is not very easy to enter the premises, but still it is one of the best beaches in Pakistan.

    Ormara
  4. Kund Malir (Princess of Hope): It was the first beach revealed after the start of CPEC, and is 236.8 kilometres away from Karachi. On it’s way, a beautiful mountain named as Princess of Hope is located which attracts the visitors by it’s sculpture.

    Kund Malir

    Princess of Hope
  5. Chota Chotook: This waterfall is 80 kilometres away from Khuzdar district and is a running fresh and cold water between the two hills and in centre is a pond where the height of water goes up to 10 feet as well during rain seasons.

    Chota Chotook
  6. Hannah Lake: Hannah Lake is located in Urak Valley near Quetta city in Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan and is surrounded by mountains.

    Hannah Lake
  7. Kanrach Waterfall: It is 172.7 kiloemters away from Karachi and this pond is the best place of this waterfall where locals are spotted diving in the pond.

    Kanrach Waterfall
  8. Wali Tangai Dam: It is one of the biggest dam in Balochistan and after the dam there is a waterfall as well. it is only 35 kilometres away from Quetta city.

    Wali Tangai Dam
  9. Hingol National Park: Hingol National Park is the largest national park of Pakistan and covers an area of 6,100 square kilometres. It was established in 1988 and is 240 kilometres away from Karachi.

    Hingol National Park
  10. Mola Chotook: It is almost 60 kilometres away from Khuzdar district and is named as heaven on earth because of it’s breathtaking waterfalls, and amazing mountains surrounding the area.

    Mola Chotook

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