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Balochistan, a plethora of tourist attractions

Date Published: Aug 27 , 2011

There is a plethora of Tourist Attractions in Balochistan that is definitely worth a visit. A province of Pakistan, Balochistan is home to a number of places for sightseeing. A major provider of natural gas to the country, Balochistan has the Arabian Sea on its south. The Tourist Attractions in Balochistan is many, which are frequently visited by tourists. Some of the well-known Tourist Attractions in Balochistan that you can visit on your trip to Balochistan include;

Quetta City: The capital of the province of Balochistan, Quetta City is the ideal place to explore the land of Balochistan. There are many places of interest and various options for amusement in Quetta. The city houses two museums - the Archaeological Museum and the Geological Museum.

Pishin Valley: A beautiful place dotted with a number of fruit orchards, the Pishin Valley is renowned for being home to the man-made lake with Bund Khushdil Khan.

Ziarat Town: This hill town is perched 8000 feet above sea-level. This scenic town is dotted with rows of juniper trees and lush green slopes. In fact, the oldest and tallest juniper jungle in the world is in Ziarat.

Mehrgarh: The latest discovery of ancient civilization, Mehrgarh was supposedly a civilized society in the 7000 BC. At present, Presently Mehrgarh is considered as the antecedent to the Indus Valley Civilization.

Sibi: This historic city is one of the popular Tourist Attractions in Balochistan. The city is an important junction on the Sind-Peshin railway. It is a mountainous region with three passes - the Bolan, Mula and Harnai Passes.

Gwadar: Situated on the southwestern coast of Pakistan, Gwadar is a charming place marked by a unique concoction of cultures. Some of the places of interest around Gwadar are the beautiful Kulanch and Dasht valleys.

map of balochistan

The Picture shown on the top is the bridge on railway track leading to Quetta City.

 

 
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