Gwadar with no doubt is a story of tranquillity, seafood and all the colours of the rainbow. The way we can enjoy the variety in taste and colour of seafood from one part to another part of the world is what makes Gwadar the best place to visit. Gwadar carries enchanting flavours of nature with songs via every single wave and every whisper of the wind that comes to us when we enter the vibrant city of Gwadar. This place is gifted well by nature and is rich with natural and breathtaking beauty with friendly and amazing people everywhere. The contract of the blue sea and the White Mountains is something that can take you to the fairytale world in no time.
Although being a part of Pakistan the Gwadar was unknown for decades and all of its beauty was hidden from the world until the amazing idea of CPEC hit the world. With each passing day, the world is witnessing the amazing capacities of Gwadar is many different ways of life. And surely it is surprising the world with its amazing offers to visit it every holiday season.
Here is what you can visit and enjoy in Gwadar, have some blessed time with family or hang out with your dear friends while relaxing far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. These areas will surely give you a taste of being on a holiday in Dubai while spending merely 1/3 of the amount that you may have to lose to have a trip to a destination like that of Dubai. Also, you will surely feel different by visiting Gwadar areas:
The Gwadar Port
Surely top one on the list is the Gwadar port. Who in this date does not have the idea of the financial potential of these areas but let’s look at the other side of the picture now. Gwadar is a warm deep-water seaport located on the Arabian Sea and can be visited in the Province of Balochistan in Pakistan. The Gwadar port is located on the three connection cross-roads named as the Central Asian Countries, the Pakistan and the Oil Rich Middle East region of the world. Gwadar port is connecting Pakistan with all the major trading points giving it a strategic importance as well as an undeniable attraction for the tourists from around the globe. It is surely a potential idea of business and is thus coming up with some amazing developments in the localities that are worth watching.
The Astola Island
Are you known to the fact that you can see an island being in Pakistan? Yes, you can do that by visiting Gwadar. The Astola Island is also known as the Haft Talar in the local language.it means the seven rocks. It is a small island in the Arabian Sea that is about 40 KM far from the Pansi area. You can access the island by using motor-boats that you will need to take from the Pasni and it will take you on a ride of about 5 hours to reach the island.
The island is about 7KM long and is about 2.5 KM wide and is a popular tourist place. If you are planning to visit the place, make sure you have all the necessary things with you as you will not find any shops or restaurants on that place and you will need to camp to spend a night there.
What you can enjoy being there is the scuba-diving, fishing, and campaigns and all of these are really popular among the visitors. During your journey to the island, you can also see a lot of dolphins and green turtles and if you are lucky enough you may see the Hawksbill turtle that nests on the beaches at the bottom of the cliffs.
Unfortunately, the population of the seabirds has fallen with over the years the cats can be seen on the island. Do not get surprised these cats are brought to the island by the fishermen. But a bird lover must not get disappointed as they can see a lot of gulls, sanderlings and plovers.
The ancient temple of the goddess “Kali Devi” is something that is of great importance when we talk about this island. For this reason, the island is very famous among the Hindus. You can also find a prayer yard built for Khwaja Khizr who is said to rule the oceans and is believed that he still visit the area occasionally and another prayer in that yard. This prayer yard is mostly used by the fishermen in the fishing season that goes from September to May each year.
The Ormara Beach
This beach is located about 240Km from Karachi and is the midpoint of Gwadar and Karachi. The area lies under the supervision of the Pakistan navy and is the place where the vessels scattered all around giving the tourist a captivating sight of the working of naval forces of Pakistan. There is a mountain named as Hammer-head that protect the Ormara region from the sea and keeps it away from the water and beaches. This place is also of importance as history claims it to be pit spot for Alexander the great. It is also said that one of his generals died here who was called Mrmuz and with that reference, this place is named as Ormara.
Yes, from far it does looks like the Sphinx in Egypt but surely it is not. This sphinx is a naturally carved object that lies on the top of the range that resembles the Sphinx- a man-made sculptor in Egypt. This natural formation is located in the buzzi pass and can be found well before the Princess of Hope in Gwadar.
The Princess of Hope
Named as Ling, the Princess of Hope is the statue of a princess that was established in the Hingol National Park in the Makran coast of the Balochistan province. It is located about 190 KM away from Karachi.
The Princess of Hope is a natural rock formation that gives and glimpses of a princess gazing beyond the horizon- may be in search of hope. The Arabian Sea breeze has worked for years to craft this amazing piece of work giving a beautiful sculpture to the tourists. The princess of hope is standing high in the mountains alongside the Makran coastal highway. This area is covered with Mud Mountains and rocks. The climatic changes and the rains along with strong winds from the seas and turned the rocks into finely sculptured objects. Surely princess of hope is one of them.
Moving far from the amazing artworks of nature you can also visit other places like the desert in Gwadar, the baba chandrakup, or the buzi pass if you have enough time to witness all the amazing perks of being in Pakistan, in a single visit. If not, you can go back, re-boost your energies and get back to the area with new excitement and enjoy the rest of it. Surely there is much more to witness than what we have shared with you now.