Best Places to visit in Gwadar | Gwadar visiting places | Gwadar places to visit
Gwadar is a port city located on the southwestern coast of Baluchistan. Baluchistan is the only province in Pakistan that had not been able to offer its beauty, enthusiasm, and liveliness to the people, owing to its unfortunate history and Pakistan’s continuously sliding stability, but thankfully over the course of years, Baluchistan got recognized for its importance and beauty like every other province in Pakistan. Holding equally amazing sights and diversity, Gwadar being one, Baluchistan has found its long-lost and undiscovered wealth and importance which was subjugated to a lot of ugly conspiracies, now in safe hands.
The current development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor which is connecting the silk route to the Gwadar port, not only focuses on flourishing the trade and establishing economic partnerships but also on raising the living standards of Baluchistan. This port is centered around a lot of projects some of which include gas, maritime, and trade projects. This growth of the province has invited people to discover the secrets of Gwadar, which still aren’t talked about a lot. Ktown Rooms has curated this article not only to invite people to this gem of a place but also to pay homage to these secrets. Here is a list of beautiful secrets Gwadar holds.
1. The Sphinx
If you are familiar with this archeological wonder of the world, the sphinx, you’d be wondering to having to go to Egypt to see it. But fortunately enough Gwadar holds one, and that too a naturally made one. The coastline of Makran has beautiful rocky cliffs and hills, one of them shaped perfectly like a sphinx with sharp cuts for features and steep headdress as Nemes too. People come from different places to witness this wonder.
2. The Princess of Hope
The princess of hope is another naturally made rock formation shaped like a princess who stands tall and hopeful looking beyond the skyline. It represents a dreamy and wondrous look about how rocks can be so amazingly sculpted by the nature.
3. Baba Chandrakup
You must have heard about a lot of volcanoes, but not about the ones which spit mud instead of lava. Baba Chandrakup is one of those mud volcanoes, which literally translates to “Father Moonwell”. Baba Chandrakup, also known as Chandragup mud volcano, is considered an important site for Hindu pilgrimage as according to their beliefs people go there to confess their sins.
The famous Gwadar peninsula which is shaped like a hammerhead is a sight to must-visit attraction; it projects the land into the Arabian Sea in a uniquely formed shape. The Hammerhead is all set to become submitted to public attraction due to the development projects in Pakistan.
5. Astola Island
Astola Island is another gem of Baluchistan. It is an unhurled secret of undying beauty and calmness. Astola Island is also known as Jezira Haft Talar Satadip which translates to “The Island of seven Hills”. It is situated near the coast of Arabian Sea at Gwadar district. Astola Island has been declared as the first Marine Protected Area in Pakistan, and owing to that it deserves to be visited.
6. Gwadar Port
Gwadar port is the cardinal part of the China Pakistan Economic project and it holds chief importance in the extension of silk route. It is a port on the coasts of ArabianSea which is serving as a hub for Pakistan. With its rapid growth and potential, it is said to become the bridge to the world for economic relations by the end of its development. You must have heard a lot about the Bin Qasim port and Karachi Port, but hold your statistics as Gwadar port marches to join the deep sea ports line in Pakistan.
7. Hingol National Park
Hingol National Park is considered the largest National park of Pakistan covering an area of about 1,650 sq. kilometers. The Hingol national park is one of the best places to visit in Gwadar. The princess of hope and the great sphinx of Baluchistan also lie in the boundaries of Hingol National Park. This park is a treat for adventure lovers, with a number of ibexes to see and other animals, this park is providing a lead for tourism in Pakistan.
Rocky wonders, beautiful sunsets, starry nights, and glistening beaches, if you think this all wasn’t enough to make the highway of Gwadar, the most diverse and magical one, then let us introduce you to the sand dunes. Yes, Gwadar did not cease at all these wonders, but it stepped a little ahead by having a dessert too. This desert in Gwadar displays a mesmerizing sea of sand in the color gold. The winds making the shifting dunes dance, grant you with a memorable experience, one which you might not find anywhere else.
9. Ormara Beach
Ormara is a town in the Gwadar district of Baluchistan. Ormara Beach is one of the many countless beaches in Gwadar. It presents a gasping view of mountains and waters. The waves clashing with the rocky cliffs and sliding over the sand beneath the unpredictable sky, are something that would leave you awed.