It is true to say a visit to Quetta is incomplete without a trip to Ziarat. Ziarat is located 133 kilometers away from Quetta at a height of 2449 metres above sea level. Ziarat is one of the best holiday resorts amidst one of the biggest and oldest Juniper forests in the world. It is believed that some of the Juniper trees are 5000 years old. The name Ziarat means, “Shrine”. Because it is believed that a local saint, named Kharwari Baba, stayed in the valley and blessed it. After his death people frequently began to visit the saint’s shrine, which is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Ziarat.
Weather in Ziarat hill station (Sibi district of the province of Baluchistan) remains quite cool during summer season while during winters it receives enough snowfall. Light woollen clothing for summers and heavy clothing for the winters are suggested. This place is open for tourists all the year round; mostly tourist season is at its peak from May to October.
Ziarat is a dry land, which receives very low rainfall per annum. But countless natural springs called “Karez” and streams are found in many areas of these towns. There are numerous naturally found gorges around Ziarat. Spring water falling on mountain rocks produce musical sounds with magical effects if you have an eye for natural view. Chutair Tangi, Khan Tangi, Kawas Tangi, Fern Tangi and the Sandeman Tangi are famous gorges found around Ziarat.
Sandeman Tangi another worth visiting place is just 4 kilometers from Ziarat. It is a spectacular waterfall outpouring on the rocks and provides fun to the visitors. Another beautiful place to visit is Chutair valley. It is located on 30 minutes drive from Ziarat where you can explore various lush green picnic spots in the valley
Hanna Lake is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains in Urak Valley near Quetta city in Balochistan (Province in the southwestern region of Pakistan). The average depth of the lake is 49 feet (15 meters). For enjoying cool weather and food there is an eatery with tables set under the shady pine trees to create an oasis-like environment. Moreover, Hayat Durrani Water Sports Academy (HDWSA) is a famous first academy in Balochistan Province offering swimming, sailing and championships organizing activities in Hanna Lake that is why it is one of the most visited and convenient lakes in Balochistan.
Location: Zarghoon Range, Urak Valley Quetta, Pakistan
The archaeological museum of Quetta is situated near to the bazars that tell the story and civilization of West Pakistan. Instruments, manuscripts and various arms belonging to Stone Age are also part of the museum. Almost 540 million years old aquatic living fossils are also displayed here.
The three conventional bazaars of Quetta is a marketplace where visitors can buy locally produced goods. Suraj Gang Bazar, Liaqat Bazar, and Kandahari Bazar are the famed bazaars of the city, where handworks are found, especially the famous Balochi mirror fancywork on carpets, dresses and even wall hangings. Different products like jackets, undershirts, shoes, and sandals are also available.
One of the most recommended place while visiting Quetta is thirty-five thousand Accho parking area, Hazargani Chiltan Park. Domestic parkland is about 10 miles away from Quetta and one of the main reasons for its construction is to preserve Chiltan Barbaric Markhor/ goat. Foreign plants like juniper, pistachio and almond trees are also planted here.
About 50 km from Quetta, Pishin Valley has 1000s of Accho dedicated for fruit plantation. Crop production, veggies and fodder are all grown here, and it's famous for gardening and farming. Festivity in Pishin is worth experiencing along with many other attractive sights to visit.
Built in 1892 under British Raj, it is a place where the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last two months and ten days of his life. It holds historical significance and emotional value for the people of Pakistan. The whole valley gives an eye-pleasing view with well maintained green lawns, Chinar trees and beautiful gardens.
New Raising Star Hotel is located in Quetta. Experience the rich culture of taste and hospitality here with an array of cuisines and exemplary settings this restaurant can satisfy all your food temptations. This eatery is an excellent choice for families, tourists and business meetups looking for a relishing breakfast, lunch or dinner. Guests at this beanery can savor various types of foods from continental, Chinese, Italian, and Pakistani to vegetarian. Visitors and guests feel satisfied with this restaurant in terms of ambiance, location, service, food quality and value as compared to other restaurants in the Quetta.
Serena Restaurant is located in Quetta. Experience the rich culture of taste and hospitality here with an array of cuisines and exemplary settings this restaurant can satisfy all your food temptations. This eatery is an excellent choice for families, tourists and business meetups looking for a relishing breakfast, lunch or dinner. Guests at this beanery can savor various types of foods from continental, Chinese, Italian, and Pakistani to vegetarian. Visitors and guests feel satisfied with this restaurant in terms of ambiance, location, service, food quality and value as compared to other restaurants in the Quetta.
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