Top places to visit in Balochistan, Pakistan

Balochistan is the province that contributes 44% part of Pakistan and still, this area seems to be a complete mystery to the whole world.  Balochistan is a state that is rich in minerals and it is declared as one of the gifted lands in Pakistan.

This place consists of many historical spots that are some of the best tourist attractions. In the south of this province, the Arabian Sea is located. If you are planning to visit Balochistan this year then this guide is a must-read for you. In this article, we will discuss some of the best places that you should visit in Balochistan. So let’s start.

Ziarat

Ziarat is a famous hill station located in Balochistan, Pakistan. Also, this place is a famous holiday resort situated in Balochistan. In the Ziarat District, you will also get a chance to visit the Khalifat Hills which are the highest peaks with an altitude of approximately 11,400 feet. In addition to this, Ziarat has the highest Human Development Index as compared to the other districts in Balochistan.

At a distance of 1 km from Ziarat, the shrine of Baba Nau Gaza is situated. This shrine is guarded by huge graveyards. 

Ziarat is also a famous tourist site and most importantly Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan spent his last days in this place that is why it is of huge importance for the locals.

Pishin Valley

Pishin Valley is located at a distance of 50 km from Quetta city. It is situated in the northwest part of Balochistan. Pishin Valley consists of thousands of acres that contain fruit orchards. The valley is renowned for the greenery and it is also considered as the primary place for crop production. Along with crop production, the Pishin valley is also well known for the production of vegetables and fodder. 

In the Pishin valley, there is a man-made spring that is known as Karez. This artificial spring is made so that the water is supplied to the crops for the irrigation purpose. 

The valley is also the centre of festivity and colourful harvest programs. The Folk dances there are very popular. In recent years, the Pishin Valley has become one of the most important, and beautiful tourist attractions of Balochistan. 

Gwadar

Gwadar is city in Balochistan which is well-known for the warm water Arabian seaport of Gwadar. It is located in the southwestern region of Balochistan, Pakistan. It is almost 460 km away from the city of Karachi and about 75 km away from the Iranian border. The city is the capital of Gwadar District. For hundreds of years, Gwadar was ruled by multiple colonial and regional states, one after another. In 1958, it came under the administrative control of the Government of Pakistan. The construction for the Gwadar port was completed in the year 2007. Gwadar Port is located at the mouth of Gulf of Oman and at the Apex of the Arabian Sea. The depth for the sea port s 47 feet approximately. If you are planning to visit Balochistan then don’t forget to explore this place.