Pakistan is a country of beautiful landscape and rich natural beauty but it’s sad that only a few of us promote it. International and National tourists are scared to travel and witness these beautiful places because of terrorism.
But Pakistan is not as it is portrayed on media. It is a beautiful country of 180 Million amazing people who reject and fight against terrorism every day.
One such province with a bad reputation and beautiful landscape is Balochistan. I heard a lot about Hingol National Park in Balochistan but never had the chance to visit it. Hingol National Park is located along the Makran coastal region in southwestern Balochistan Province, in southwestern Pakistan. It is within sections of Lasbela District, Gwadar District, and Awaran District.
We planned an office trip to Hingol Balochistan and I was ready to go on the adventure along with my office colleagues.
Before we started our journey we were told by our guide that we would be visiting Pakistan’s largest National Park. I was shocked! Largest National Park – WOW! My excitement grew even further.
We started our journey at 12 am and reached the Makran coast of Balochistan by 5:30 am. As we travelled further we were amazed by the beautiful mountains and the range of colors that appeared before our eyes. It was incredible to see such beauty and magnificence.
Our first stop was “Kund Malir Beach.” We reached just in time to view the sunrise. Imagine sitting on a white sand beach surrounded by beautiful mountains and watching the sunrise. It was all of God’s miracles in one image. Absolutely Breathtaking! And YES, there are White Sand Beaches in Pakistan. We rarely know about it because we don’t explore our own country. I wouldn’t have believed it myself if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.
Our second destination was Princess of Hope. We had to get on the bus once again to reach there and we decided to go a little crazy and so travelled on the roof of the bus. I must say it was the best decision we took. We got to take in all the beauty the national park had to offer. Finally we reached a high point of a mountain. There we got to see the Statue of Princess of Hope. The statue was named by the renowned Hollywood Actress Angelina Jolie on her visit to Pakistan.
We were now on our way to and old Hindu Temple. Our third destination, Nani Mandir. This is one of the holiest spots for Hindus in the world.
Can’t believe it was time to go home. I hadn’t had enough of the place. I took a second to look around me and take everything in; the beauty, the magnificence, the miracle …
With the commitment to visit the place again, I said my goodbyes and headed back to the city of lights, carrying all the good memories in my head. It was one of the greatest and memorable days.
When my parents asked me how it was, I gave them the simplest of answers “It was like travelling to Egypt, Dubai and Maldives in one go.” This is to tell all Pakistanis that our country is equally beautiful as any other tourist spot in the world.