The beauty and quietness of mountainous landscapes is food for the soul of every traveler as there are many things to do in Balochistan. The province is a land of mysteries with many hidden oases. So, upon your next out-of-town trip, try exploring the places to visit in Balochistan that we will be discussing in this piece. Almost all of the tourist sites in Balochistan offer you heavenly views, allowing you to experience an incredible environment while being surrounded by breathtaking wilderness.
Hingol National Park
Hingol National Park, also known as Hungol National Park, is an one of the most exotic places to visit in Balochistan exhibiting incredible natural beauty. People living in Karachi can also feasibly include this place in their bucket-list while selecting places to visit in Balochistan for day trips. Hingol National Park covers thousands of acres, including coastal land and the very famous Kund Malir beach. Balochistan is known for its biodiversity. A staggering number of over 200 species of birds and animals live here.
Calling it a piece of heaven on earth wouldn’t be wrong. Hiding deep in Khuzdar district is an oasis known as Moola Chutok, which is also known as one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Balochistan. The scenic view of plants soaking in the fresh and clean water coming down in the form of beautiful waterfalls from the mountains is pretty relaxing. There’s a widespread misconception that Balochistan is merely a dry and barren piece of land, but visiting Moola Chutok will change this perspective forever. Found at an elevation of over a 1000 metres, this tourist spot is 80 km north-east of the city of Khuzdar. The idea of camping in this heavenly place would be ideal but the temperatures here can go extreme, both in summers and winters. So, prepare accordingly.
We know with every name that we are mentioning here, this piece is getting more interesting. Urak Valley is another mind-blowing tourist spot in the province of Balochistan. It is found close to the city of Quetta. With fresh spring water running through both sides of the road, Urak Valley is an amazing site to visit. This area is also very famous for farming of fruits as vast fields of apples and cherries are quite visible as you drive through the valley of Urak. Another distinctive feature of Urak Valley that makes most people fall in love with it is the presence of fresh springs of water falling from above the mountains. The valley of Urak is situated right next to another very famous picnic place in Balochistan, known as the Hanna Lake, that is another majestic tourist spot in Balochistan, next on our list.
Hanna Lake, locally known as Hanna Jheel, is one of the biggest tourist attractions that exhibits natural beauty of Balochistan. This place is also just a few minutes’ drive from the city of Quetta. In the past few years, a drought-like situation almost dried up Hanna Lake but thanks to the recent change in weather, the lake is filled with water again. Tourists from all over the country visit this beautiful place in Balochistan. This historical lake was formed as a result of the construction of the reservoir in the British colonial era. A lakeside restaurant that has a seating arrangement under the shade of pine trees makes Hanna Lake an incredible picnic spot.
Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park
One of the most amazing places to visit in Balochistan offering breathtaking natural beauty of Balochistan with views of dry mountains is Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park. It is located in the Mastung District. Established in the 1980s, this national park of Balochistan also serves as a sanctuary for Chiltan goat and Sulaiman Markhor that are endangered animals. Covering thousands of acres, this tourist spot is located in the suburbs of the city of Quetta. Hazarganji-Chiltan national park’s name is inspired by its surrounding areas as on its west is the area of Hazarganji and on its east is Chiltan.
Ziarat, which is also the capital town of Ziarat District, stands among the most beautiful places to visit in Balochistan. The valley of Ziarat is also famous for Quaid-e-Azam Residency, aka Ziarat Residency, which is also one of the most famous landmarks in Pakistan. Often dubbed as the Murree of Balochistan, the town of Ziarat is extremely popular in the tourism sector of Pakistan. If you have plans to visit the valley from Quetta, then it will take you almost three hours to get there by road. Visiting Ziarat is one of the most amazing things to do in Balochistan.
If you have a never-ending quest to travel and want to explore more amazing places in Pakistan, then you can visit the beautiful Margalla Hills. Going further north, you can also take a tour to the amazingly beautiful places in Gilgit Baltistan.