Gwadar Top 6 Attractions
Gwadar is located on the shores of Arabian Sea in Balochistan, Pakistan. Historically it was part of Oman from 1783 to 1958. The government of Pakistan requested Americans to conduct the strategic survey of Gwadar in 1954 and acquired it from Oman in 1958. Earlier Gwadar was a mere fishing port. The development work to convert Gwadar a deep sea port started in 2001 by President Pervaiz Musharf and first phase completed in 2007.
Gwadar Top 6 Attractions
Recently China has invested $46 billion for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that is the part of One Belt One Road development. Gwadar has beautiful beaches, Islands and hills. It is also the goldmine for the real estate investors due to huge profit margins. Gwadar is always packed with tourists as people love to visit and explore its beauty. This blog describes the Gwadar Top 6 Attractions & tourist attractions of Gwadar.
Astola Island is an uninhabited Island located in Gwadar District on Arabian Sea. It is at a distance of 39 kilometers from Pasni. The total area of the Island is approximately 7 square kilometers. It is also known as Jezira Haft Talar or Island of seven hills. The island is very famous among the travelers due to its natural beauty, sandy beaches, blue water, greenery, turtles, birds and seashells. The manmade attractions are the Hindu Temple and Muslim Shrine. Due to large number of tourists he government of Pakistan is developing the island as a top tourism hotspot.
The hammerhead is a rocky mass located in Gwadar. It is named after hammerhead shark due to similar shape. According to the scientists, hammerhead was created by the mud volcanoes. One the one side of hammerhead is the Arabian Sea and on the City of Gwadar on the other side. It is the inhabited part of Gwadar. Hammerhead has the Pakistan Naval Base and also many private housing schemes. The hammerhead is very famous among the tourists due to its beauty and height that serves as the raised viewpoint.
Ormara is a small city of Balochistan located in Gwadar District on coastal highway between Gwadar and Karachi. According to the historians, Alexander the great stayed there while traveling to Macedonia after his conquest of sub-continent states. Ormara is a small city that has port, fishing harbor, Naval Base and Airport. Ormara is famous for its natural beauty. It has beautiful hills, sandy beaches, birds, turtles and blue water. Ormara is one of the top travel destinations of Pakistan.
China has claimed that new Dubai is emerging on the map of the world. China has heavily invested in Gwadar Port that is part of CPEC. Gwadar Port is a deep water port. By 2045 the port will have 150 berths to handle 400 million ton cargo every year. The port has been leased to China till 2059. The Gwadar Port is the game changer and is attracting huge foreign investments. The port is also very famous among the global tourists who want to explore the beauty of the port.
Princess of Hope
The Princess of Hope is located in the mountain range of Makran Coastal Highway. It is a rocky sculpture standing tall in the mountains. Due to mesmerizing beauty it is very famous worldwide. The name was given by the world famous celebrity Angelina Jolie on her visits to various areas of Pakistan. According to the archeologists the princess of hope is not a man made sculpture but it was created by nature. Even some experts believe that it was created by the coastal breeze.
The Sphinx is located in Gwadar Coast. The name is given as it looks like an Egyptian Sphinx from a distance although it is not man-made. Like the princess of hope the Sphinx is also believed to be created by the nature during the formation of the mountains. The location on top of mountain and in front of water gives a feeling that the Sphinx is Guarding Gwadar from the ships. The Sphinx is located in Hingol National Park and government is planning to convert it into a top destination for travelers.