Turbat, Makran Balochistan

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Turbat is one of the most beautiful and modern cities in Balochistan. Turbat was the historical capital of the State of Makran. Turbat is the second-largest city in Balochistan after Quetta and the 38th-largest city in Pakistan.

Turbat is one of the hottest cities in South Asia, having recorded temperatures as high as 53.5 degrees Celsius. On May 28, 2017, temperatures hit 128.7 degrees Fahrenheit (53.7 Celsius, plus or minus 0.4 degrees uncertainty), placing it among the four hottest temperatures recorded on earth, according to the WMO.

Current weather in Turbat

TURBAT WEATHER

Turbat means place of lovers. It has different historical places and associated stories. And according to some sources, Turbat means grave, and this name was given to it due to its hot weather.

Koh-e-Murad is a shrine located in Turbat. This is a sacred place for Zikris. They believe that Mahdi the 12th imam had traveled to this place, and offered prayers for a long time. The followers of the Zikri sect gather here annually on the night of the 27th of Ramadan for a ritual visit to this shrine.

The town has a special place in Baloch folklore and literature as it is the home of Punnu, the hero of the romance of Sassi Punnun. The remains of Punnu’s fort can still be seen at Turbat.

Koh-e-Imam lake is a Holy Place, its mountainous range stretches more than 15–25 km from main Kech (Turbat) City. There you find many picnic points as there are many natural water reservoirs, during rainy seasons. In Koh-e-imam, there are also centuries-old tombs we call DAMD in Balochi Language. They are mysterious in the sense that people still don’t find facts about the tombs aside from the river which is almost more than 100 km.

Places of interest in Turbat

  • Kech River
  • The former palace of the Nawab of Makran
  • The Nazim Mosque
  • The Government’s Farm
  • Fort of Punno, commonly known as meri-e-Kalat.
  • Absor, a very important union council turbat town of the District Kech, Koh-e-Murad and Date Research Farm, Agriculture Research Farm, Peegambar e AAP, Maasit e Kunch, Dukurm Delay Action Dam are important places in Absor.
  • apdrok river (Balochi: apdrok‎) is a river that is joined on the south side by mountain waters and on the other side by the kechkor river.
  • Mirani Dam
  • Dasht Sangai
  • Absor (Askani Bazar)(Saeed Abad Soro)
  • Kech Kaur (river)
  • Koh-e-Imam Gwarm (lake)
  • Pakistan and Iran Border

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