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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Beautiful and Top Places to Visit Chitral

As a traveller in Pakistan, you must visit all the main towns of Northern Pakistan. And you MUST visit Chitral for its good-humoured people and its historical sites.Chitral in the northwestern region of Pakistan. Known as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Chitral is situated in the midst of the Hindukush Range which is 7,709m above sea level, making it the highest peak of the ranges. In this scenic and majestic valley, the ‘Kho’ people live who derive their ancestry from Persian and Turkish heritage. They remain famous throughout the country for their simple lives dominated by uncomplicated routines, peaceful behavior and love for nature.

The Beaytuful and Top Places of Chitral are

  • Tirich Mir
  • Shahi Masjid
  • Chitral Museum
  • Shahi Qila 
  • Polo Ground
  • Buni
  • Ayun
  • Golen
  • Birmoghlasht
  • Garam Chasma
  • Kalash
  • Shandur
  • Broghil
  • Yarkhun
  • Qaqlasht

Tirich Mir
Tirich Mir is the highest mountain of the Hindu Kush range.Tirich Mir can be viewed from a higher place of Chitral Town.This is the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas-Karakoram range.
Tirich Mir 7708m,Raghshur,6080m
Tirich Mir,7,708 m (25,289 ft)
Shahi Masjid

Shahi Masjid of Chitral was built in 1924 A.D. It was built by Shuja-ul-Mulk, the Mehtar of Chitral (1895 – 1936).
Shahi Masjid Chitral
Shahi Masjid Chitral
Chitral Museum

Chitral Museum is located next to the polo ground Chitral with the antiques , weapons and other stuff from the Old times provide a great Knowledge about the History and Culture of Chitral.
Chitral Museum
Chitral Museum
Shahi Qila (Shahi Fort)

 Shahi Qila (Shahi Fort) is situated near the Shahi Masjid of Chitral.
Shahi Qila Chitral
Polo Ground Chitral


Chitral is the birth place of the game of Polo.The people have a passion for the game.There are many Polo Ground in Chitral but the Famous one is in Chitral Town.
Polo Ground Chitral
Polo Ground Chitral
Booni

Booni which is 84 km from Chitral and it gives tourists the chance to see the entire rural life of the region from the Booni Zom (Mountain) which is 6,551 m above sea level. It is a two and a half hour journey of mountain sceneries, village culture and exotic nature.
View of Booni
View of Booni
View of Booni

Ayun Valley
Ayun Valley is situated between chitral Town and Kalash.it is sited at the Bank of Chitral River.Ayun  is a small village ten miles down from Chitral. It is the gateway to the Kalash Valleys of Bumboret and Rumbur off to the west.
Ayun Valley
Ayun Valley
Ayun Valley
Golen

14 km From Chiitral Town.The Beauty of Valley is the Flowers , Fruits , lush Green Meadows , Cannals , landscapes , Waterfalls and Spring.
Golen Chitral
Golen Chitral
Birmoghlasht

Elevation: 2743 meters (9,000 feet). Distance: 15 km (9 miles) Birmoglasht or Plain of Walnut Trees is some 15 km from main town of Chitral and is easily accessible through half an hour jeep drive.It is also commonly known as Summer Palace as it used to be occupied during the summer time by the ex-rulers of Chitral. Birmoglasht offers a fine view of Trich Mir, Bunizom and other snow-clad peaks of Hindukush Ranges.
 


View of Chitral Town frm Birmoghlasht
Birmoghlasht
Garam Chasma

Garam Chasma is 50 km from Chitral is the valley commonly known as Garam Chashma, which means ‘Hot Springs’. This valley is famous for Precious Stones Trout Fish and Clean Enviroment.
Garam Chashma
Goes to Garam Chasma along the River
Kalash/Bumburet/Birir
The Kalash or Kalasha, are indigenous people of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral. They speak the Kalash language,They have unique Culture Traditions and Festivals.

Bumburet is 40 Km from Chitral.

About 34 Km southwest of Chitral is the narrow valley of Birir, where the Kalash community is gathered together. The main village known as Guru is perched on the hillside which is steep and narrow. 

PTDC Motel at Bumburet
Kalash Valley

Shandur
Shandur is often called the 'Roof of the World'.The world famous Shandur pass is a bout 3738 meter an above sea level and lies midway between Chitral and Gilgit. The distance from Chitral is 147 Km and Gilgit is about 211Km.Shandur Pass is one of the major mountain passes between Chital and Gilgit-Baltistan.the traditional polo tournament played between Chitral and Gilgit teams in the month of July.

Shandur
Shandur
Broghil

Broghil is a high mountain pass that crosses the Pamir and connects the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan with Chitral.Broghil area is beautiful, life for the people calling it home is really difficult. Lack of health and educational facilities, as well as limited options for agriculture.The Broghil Pass is one of the four major mountain passes enter Chitral.
Broghil
Broghil
Yarkhun

Yarkhun is One of the most exciting trekking and hiking places in upper Chitral.Its boundaries touch Afghanistan on its North-West and Gilgit-Baltistan on its South-East.
Yarkhun Chitral
Yarkhun Chitral

Qaqlasht

The 4-day long annual Qaqlast Festival concluded at the natural ground of Qaqlasht, some 80KM from Chitral city. It has been celebrated for centuries, each year .More than 60 sporting teams participated in a variety of games including Cricket, Football, Vallyball, Polo, Hocky (Ghaluzchun Ghal), Sia-Khaman, Falconry and Tug-of-war.The purpose of the festival is to revive the old-age cultural heritage of the people of Chitral.

Qaqlasht Chitral
Qaqlasht Chitral

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