Hingol national park

Hingol national park stretches out to approximately 1,650 km and is one of the largest national parks of Pakistan.

It lies on the Makran coast in Balochistan and is situated about 190 km from Karachi.

The national park entails topographical features varying from barren forests in the north to cooler regions in the west that have regular rainfall and are  home to different plants and animals.

– Photos by Muhammad Omair/Dawn.com, text by Shameen Khan/Dawn.com

A view of mud mountains at the Hingol national park
A view of mud mountains at the Hingol national park
A view of the mountains at the Hingol national park
A view of the mountains at the Hingol national park
The road leading to the Makran coastal highway.
The road leading to the Makran coastal highway.
Fishermen
Fishermen's boat at Kund Malir.
A view of the mountains at the Hingol national park
A view of the mountains at the Hingol national park
The Hingol river at the Hingol national park. The river is stretched at 350 miles and is the longest river in Balochistan. 
The river streams throughout the year, as oppose to most streams in Balochistan, which only flow during exceptional rains.
The Hingol river at the Hingol national park. The river is stretched at 350 miles and is the longest river in Balochistan. The river streams throughout the year, as oppose to most streams in Balochistan, which only flow during exceptional rains.
Watching the sun set through the mountains, at the Hingol national park
Watching the sun set through the mountains, at the Hingol national park
A panoramic view of the Hingol national park
A panoramic view of the Hingol national park
The Kund Malir is a fine-looking desert beach in Balochistan, Pakistan; near Hingol, 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran coastal highway.
The Kund Malir is a fine-looking desert beach in Balochistan, Pakistan; near Hingol, 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran coastal highway.
Men at work by the mountains at the Hingol national park
Men at work by the mountains at the Hingol national park
The Ormara beach; Ormara is an old coastal city .When fleeting towards Gwadar all the way through Makran Coastal Highway. Ormara comes in central between Karachi and Gwadar. Its past routes are connected with Alexander the Great, who stayed there with his territorial army for a small number of days on his way back from the Indus region, after winning the lands of Sindh, Punjab and the North-West Frontier Province.
The Ormara beach; Ormara is an old coastal city .When fleeting towards Gwadar all the way through Makran Coastal Highway. Ormara comes in central between Karachi and Gwadar. Its past routes are connected with Alexander the Great, who stayed there with his territorial army for a small number of days on his way back from the Indus region, after winning the lands of Sindh, Punjab and the North-West Frontier Province.
View of Ormara hammer head from the coastal highway.
View of Ormara hammer head from the coastal highway.
A panoramic view of the Hingol National Park
A panoramic view of the Hingol National Park

Comments (20) Closed




Dr. Khursheed
Jan 11, 2012 12:30pm
wonerful place to get solace in the strained time.
aftabsheikh
Jan 11, 2012 02:41pm
Great scenery and good photography. Dawn is doing good work by showing this unparallelled beauty to the world. Keep it up
Adeel
Jan 11, 2012 04:12pm
Quite an exotic and picturesque landscape, truly an abode of eternal tranquility! Pakistan tourism has quite a lot to offer to many tourists - Dawn keep it coming!
Aamir mir
Jan 11, 2012 04:30pm
amazing place to experience such a serene beauty. wonderful job ................... the dawn.
Shehzad Zafar
Jan 11, 2012 06:25pm
Pictures are good but lacked depth. Few pictures must be of animals who are protected in the park.
hermit
Jan 11, 2012 06:41pm
nice pictures.....but here is small bit of correction. They are not mountains.....they are barely hills
Jose
Jan 11, 2012 06:45pm
Excellent pictures!
Syed Abbas
Jan 11, 2012 08:23pm
Subhanallah!!
Waqar nasim
Jan 11, 2012 09:52pm
wow..............amazing view.nothing less than a heaven!!
Mustafa Zaor
Jan 11, 2012 10:06pm
Salam Muhammad Omair.... marvelous effort to promote the neglected areas
niraj
Jan 11, 2012 10:20pm
good pic...but some flora and fauna must be shown.
Arup Chattopadhyay
Jan 12, 2012 12:13am
Amazing place and superb photography. Feeling curious about the wildlife there!
M. N. Mian
Jan 12, 2012 12:49am
God Bless Pakistan. I wish our political system gets better and all this negativity should go away. I would like to visit this area. Is there any place to stay.
Vasant Chavan
Jan 12, 2012 02:37am
Thanks To Dawn Beauty of Earth
fadhil yousafzai
Jan 12, 2012 03:25am
Great panoramic vistas;vast and fascinating. Unfortunately, lots of people, mostly from Karachi, are destroying the wildlife in the Park. I wonder why hunting is permitted for the already threatened limited exotic animals Soon they will become extinct
Hasan
Jan 12, 2012 09:46am
Amazing place but photography could have better.
Gene Adam
Jan 12, 2012 04:15pm
Great to see the beautiful Hingol National Park on Dawn.com Thanks...
M.Israr Qureshi
Jan 13, 2012 02:51am
Subhanallah ! Great job.............Appreciated keep going Dawn
gir
Jan 13, 2012 08:53am
Breath taking pictures and location. It would have helped if "DAWN" has some more pictures of the HINGLAJ DEVI temple located at Hingol.
Parth
Jan 13, 2012 04:34pm
Beautiful. Thanks to dawn for bringing out those beathtaking pictures. Pakistan should promote these tourist destinations. Thanks Dwan.