Tourism in Gwadar
Tourism in Gwadar and tourism in Balochistan are becoming a trend and discussable topic among the tourists of Pakistan and international tourists and businessmen. Balochistan has many beautiful tourist spots where tourists from all over the world came to spent there vacations. Balochistan is blessed with 4 seasons, beautiful languages, rivers, beaches, waterfalls, natural water resources, mines, minerals, and yes, hospitality.
Gwadar is a gateway to CPEC (China-Pak Economic Corridor) and OBOR (One Belt One Road). So, Gwadar and Balochistan CPEC routes are based on the M8 motorway and Makran coastal highway connecting the province with all other provinces. M8 motorway, leading to D.I.Khan KPK via Turbat, Panjgur, Quetta, Zhob, Loralai and Daanasar. Makran coastal highway is leading to Karachi Sindh via Pasni, Ormara, Hingol, and Hub. These are must-watch areas and the key reason for tourism in Gwadar.
Therefore, Tourism in Gwadar is becoming a trend because of beautiful beaches, sunset points, Islands, golden deserts, Hingol national park, Sangar housing scheme which is located at the top of a hill covered with seawater from 3 sides, resorts on the marine drive. Gunz is very famous for its location including sunset points, golden desert, and greenish water.
Gwadar lies on the Arabian Sea coast of Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan. It is strategically located between three increasingly important regions: the oil-rich Middle East, heavily populated South Asia, and the economically emerging and resource-laden region of Central Asia. The Gwadar Port is expected to generate billions of dollars in revenues and create at least two million jobs.
Gwadar, “The Future of Pakistan”, is a Balochi word that means “Door of Wind”. However, looking into the future, it can be referred to as the “Door of Prosperity Wind”. Let this wind dry the sweat of people who have worked hard and may this wind turn into a fragrance of prosperity for every home and individual working at Gwadar or living in Pakistan. Gwadar has geostrategic significance due to many reasons. It is on the conduit of the three most commercially important regions of the world. The oil-rich Middle East, Central Asia bestowed with natural resources and South Asia having the potential for growth, for this century.
How to reach?
Karachi is the city from which Gwadar is closest and easiest accessible. You can either fly or else drive via the Makran Coastal Highway, which itself is a scenic journey, travel time is 7 hours.
Gwadar has a smaller airport operating to cater the local population. Gwadar Airport. The main airline flying from Karachi almost daily is PIA.
There are several buses shuttling between Gwadar and Karachi.
Car rental companies also offer cars for fees and deposits.
Most Hotels offer Rent-a-Car services.
Gulf Motors rent a car fleet comprised of the latest saloon, medium, and large vans, 4 WD jeeps, double cabin trucks, 4 Wheel motorbikes for trekking around the hotel, and water scooters. It also offers airport transfers, city tours, desert safaris, trips to adjoining seaside cities.
What to See?
Hingol National park- Cruising on the coastal highway approximately 190 km from Karachi you will come across Hingol National Park the largest in Pakistan. You can observe wildlife in its natural habitat and there is even a natural underground Hingol river where you can swim.