List of Best National Parks in Pakistan

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National Parks are immense areas of open land set aside for various spices of plants, animals and the spots in which they live. Moreover, it is the best to keep the rare spices alive which are now becoming rare because of global warming. The national park is home to various endemic species. They moreover guarantee places basic to native people, and spots that show how people lived previously.

The question arises frequently while talking about the National Parks is that why is that so important. The world is changing fast and animals are dying because of climate changes. To keep them alive, we have made some precautionary measure so that the rare spices of plants and animal save for the rest of the world.

In 1971, IUCN declared some of the important points for national parks that include: The land must be of 1,000 hectares in which protection of nature is outweighed. Furthermore, it is to be ensured in any National Park that Prohibition of exploitation of any natural resource.

The main purpose of a National Park is the assurance of biodiversity, being naturally, topographically and socially critical, the National Parks likewise serve to provide food for instruction, diversion and logical purposes for people in general.

Pakistan is growing in each of its sectors likewise Tourism. National Parks also holds a sign as the tourist spot. Pakistan being the south Asian country possess rare spices of animal and plant that are rare in another world. There are some of the Famous National Parks of Pakistan that are the inhabitant of the beautiful creature. We have compiled a list below:

  1.    Hingol National Park
  2.     Kirthar National Park
  3.      Khunjerab National Park
  4.     Chitral Gol National Park
  5.     Lal Suhanra National Park
  6.    Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park
  7.    Margalla Hills National Park
  8.     Ayubia National Park
  9.    Deosai National Park
  10.   Machiara National Park

Hingol National Park

First is the most mysterious National Park of Pakistan and the largest National Park of Pakistan is Hingo National Park, located in Baluchistan. It is known for its vast plains that covered an area of approximately 1,650 square kilometres. Moreover, it is the inhabitant of Hingol National Park is known 35 diverse types of warm-blooded animals (mammals), 65 types of amphibians (creatures of land and water) and reptiles and 185 types of Birds (winged creatures).

Hingol-National-Park

Hingol-National-Park

Above all, in Hingol National Park you will encounter an entirely different world that shows the mysteries of stupas and creature inside. For instance, from the start of the long road which leads to the Park than on the way, you will encounter a monument of Princess Of Hope, Makuran, which is almost 740 years old. While entering the park, you will see the gigantic Blue-Stoned Mountains with captivating Kund Mir Beach. The Hingol National Parks preserves some of the most beautiful natural resources with mesmerizing backdrops. While driving on the roads of National Park you will see a number of animals passing by your vehicle, but hunting is strictly forbidden there. This mighty place is one of the main reason for capturing tourist in Pakistan. A must visit the park in the National Parks of Baluchistan.

Kirthar National Park

Kirthar-National-Park

Kirthar-National-Park

Second on the list is the Kirthar National Park which is the second largest National Park of Pakistan and the first one to be listed in UN’s list of National Parks. This vast plains of Kirthar spread over 1,192 sq miles. It is located in the north of Kirthar Mountains Karachi and some part in district Jamshoro. Kirthar National Park Tour is the most fascinating tour because of its area and history. There are two rest houses owned by Wildlife Department Pakistan to accommodate tourist. Likewise other national parks, Kirthar National Park inhabitant some of the rare species which include 34 mammals species, 56 of birds and reptiles. You can witness the wildlife on the 4X4 vehicle. Additionally, within the National Park, you will encounter the ancient place of Ranikot and Toung. The unique places which connect us to our ancestors and their lifestyle. Ranikot was the fort for the ruler and Toung is the buried places of many civilizations. If you are an explorer and want to know the ancient civilization and wildlife in one place then do visit Kirthar National Park.

Khunjerab National Park

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Khunjerab-National-Park

On the third, we have the Khunjerab National Park in the most beautiful province of Gilgit Baltistan. The park is located in two districts of Hunza and Nagar. Moreover, Khunjerab Pass is close to the Khunjerab National Park’s northwest corner. It was established in 1975 and covering an area of 876 sq mi. the primary focus of establishing the Khunjerab National Park was to protect the wildlife for the future generation. Somehow, the government and different organization have succeeded in this regard. The National Park possesses 16 species of mammals and 66 different types of Birds and reptiles. Additionally, it is well known for its Snow Leopards. A few reports say that it may contain the most noteworthy thickness of these rare big cats in the Himalayan biological community. More than 2,000 Siberian ibex, is available in the park, however, missing from neighbouring China. Plan a Tour to Gilgit Baltistan and must visit Khunjerab National Park.

Chitral Gol National Park

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Chitral-Gol-National-Park

In between the immense mountains of Hindu Kush, there lies a valley Chitral. A beautiful valley with the amazing history. The Chitral Gol National Park located in between the district of Chitral. The National parks surround with the most beautiful snow-clad mountain and dense trees. Moreover, it is spread over an area of 7750 hectares and possess some of the diverse types of plants. Meanwhile wandering in the park, you will encounter a calm place for camping and a track to the jungle. The whole national park is covered with snow during winters make the most eye-catching views for the tourist. Apart from natural beauty, Chitral Gol National Park still holds the first place in breeding Astor Markhor in the world. Other than this, the park inhabitant of Snow leopard, Kashmir Markhor, Siberian ibex, Ladakh urial, Black bear, Tibetan Wolf, Red fox, Yellow-throated martin, Himalayan and otter different birds.

Lal Suhanra National Park

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Lal-Suhanra-National-Park

Desert, water and ecosystem of Lal Suhanra National Park are the primary factors, to make it in the list of Best National Parks of Pakistan. Located in the district of Bahawalpur, covering an area of 620 km2. Moreover, Lal Suhanra owns watchtowers, catching ground, tourist huts, rest houses, Motels, camping grounds and treks for the visitor and lovers of nature. It was established in 1972 but in recent time, the national park was converted into Safari Park so the visitors can witness the wildlife easily. There are many species of mammal notable include caracal cat and Indian wolf along with 160 types of Birds.  Additionally, you can find a river with a rare type of numerous flora and fauna here. 

Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park

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Hazarganji-Chiltan-National-Park

Hazarganji means the thousands of treasures, this National Park is completely shadow of its name. The Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park was established in 1980 in the district of Mastung in Baluchistan. Moreover, it spread over an area of 15,555 hectors and inhabitant of many unique species of animals and birds. Additionally, the park surrounds by the immense mountains of Suleiman range and also possess a desert. Additionally, Chiltan Hills and the Hazarganji Range lie in the east and west. While heading forward in the Park you will encounter a dense forest and its inhabitants. It is almost 20 kilometres southwest of the city of Quetta. This national park is typically inhabitant of Suleiman Markhor and Chiltan Ibex and many others. In addition, the park is under the supervision of Pakistan Army because of some security preferences.

Margalla Hills National Park

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Margalla-Hills-National-Park

While visiting the Famous Places of Islamabad, Margalla Hills National Park is one of them. Margalla Hills National Pak ranked in the Top National Parks of Pakistan because of its diversity and area. The Park covers the area of 17,386 hectares, located at the foothills of Himalaya. It is one of the most accessible National Parks of Pakistan because of its location. Visitors can visit the park throughout the year and witness the unique mammal’s Leopard cat and Chinkara gazelle. Meanwhile Margalla National Park, you can also visit the famous Pir Sohawa, Rawal Lake, and Shakarparian in Islamabad.

Ayubia National Park

Considered to be the oldest forest and best example of a Himalayan forest, Ayubia National Park located in Murree Hills. Initially, the areas were of 1684 ha but later it was expanded to 3312 ha in 1998. The best to visit in Murree is Ayubia National Park because of its wildlife, pleasant climate and natural panoramic views. The national parks own some of the rare plants and animals. Tourist and visitors can do the trek, explore the wildlife or make wonderful memories in between the natural picnic point. Moreover, tall pine trees provide a shelter for the visitor and inhabitant. Along with the shade, the climate remains mild in hot summers too. Yellow-throated marten and Masked civet are most rare species you will find here.

Deosai National Park

Deosai-National-Park

Deosai-National-Park

In the extreme north of Pakistan, there lies a valley of giants, Deosai. The immense plains of Deosai is a miracle on earth. Moreover, in 1993 the Deosai National Park was planned. The purpose was for the survival of Himalayan dark-coloured bears and other natural life that was totally under danger. It was a need of that hour that some measure should be taken for the survival of their multiplication. So in 1993’s by the coordination of Pakistan government and WWF World Wildlife Foundation, worked to spare the untamed life. Because of the quantity of dark-coloured bears e.g., 19 increments to 40 relatively following 10 years.

Machiara National Park

Machiara-National-Park

Machiara-National-Park

Located in the blue gem of Pakistan that is Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir. Basically, the park is situated in Muzaffarabad and connects to Neelum River and valley. Houses a number of rare animal and plant with the most beautiful backdrops. Some of the notable mammals are, western tragopan, melanocephalus, cheer pheasants citrus wallichi, white cheeked-tit aegithalos leucogeny’s, Brooke’s leaf-warbler.

 

 

Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. She has a post-graduate degree in English Literature and has a keen interest in writing SEO friendly content/blogs/articles on different niche. Also, has an amazing ability to make the most complex topics easy to understand and presents tangible facts about Pakistan Tourism Industry to the world. You can also catch her at social media accounts. Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest or write an email @ sabaghani80@gmail.com

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