Rocky Terrain, Mountain Caves And Beaches – Here Is All You Need To Know About Hingol National Park
With its rocky area, mountain caves, and beautiful beaches, Hingol National Park is one of the natural wonders of Pakistan. It also has significant cultural importance.
Hingol spans around 6,200 square kilometers across three districts of Balochistan, including Lasbela, Awaran, and Gwadar.
The park is named after the Hingol River, which flows through this dry region year-round and is the longest in Balochistan. The park is also home to Balochistan’s Urial, wild Sindh Ibex, and Chinkara Gazelle.
Located approximately 200 kilometers northwest of Karachi, Hingol National Park features several distinct ecosystems. The north includes an arid subtropical jungle, while a dry, hilly terrain covers the western part.
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The east of the park is renowned for having a group of mud volcanoes that spew methane and mud. Hingol includes caves, beaches, and an aquatic ecological zone home to dolphins, sea turtles, and mangroves along the coast.
The park is also famous for its unique rock formations. One structure, named the Princess of Hope, resembles a woman looking into the distance.
The Balochistan Sphinx is a natural rock pattern that looks like the Great Sphinx of Giza. A part of the national Makran Coastal Highway runs through the park and provides drivers with a front-row seat to the many of these rock formations and landscapes.
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