Hingol National Park – A Wonder of Pakistan


Pakistan is a fascinating destination for tourists because of its breathtaking scenery and natural attractions. Hingol National Park and other amazing natural sites may be found in Balochistan, the largest province in the republic. The park is a large natural reserve that greatly adds to the significance of the province in terms of tourism.

The Hingol National Park

Hingol National Parks is one of Balochistan’s most attractive tourist destinations. It is the largest national park in Pakistan with an area of 1,650-square-kilometer located along the Makran Coastal Highway. The park is around 240 km from Karachi (the biggest city and the former capital of Pakistan). It takes almost 4 hours to get there via the Makran Coastal highway. Since a significant portion of the park is covered in drift sand, it has also been designated as a semi-coastal desert.

The park is counted among the most important natural reserves in Pakistan. As a result of its partial dispersion throughout the three Balochistan districts of Gwadar, Awaran, and Lasbela, it has a diversity of topographical features, ranging from subtropical woods to dry highlands.

The Weather of Hingol National Park

Hingol National Park’s climate is typically hot and dry throughout the year because the area is a coastal desert. Since the region is mostly barren, the winters can be particularly chilly.


Therefore, it is advisable that visitors to this national park in Balochistan bring clothing appropriate for the current season.

How to Get to Hingol National Park?

You must first travel to Karachi in order to visit Hingol National Park, regardless of whether you are coming from any city in Pakistan. If you are traveling by car via Makran Coastal Highway (N-25), it would take you about 3.5 – 4 hours to get to the park from Karachi.

Tourist Attractions in Hingol National Park

Balochistan is full of tourist attractions and unexplored places especially when we talk about Hingol National Park of Balochistan. There are numerous areas in it that the world is still unaware of, and we’ll talk about a few of the most popular ones here. 

Hingol Mud Volcanoes

Hingol National Park is a treasure trove of natural attractions. The presence of mud volcanoes in this wildlife reserve in Balochistan is one of its most spectacular natural features. There are three mud volcanoes in Hingol National park, located in one of its remotest regions somewhere in the Lasbela District. Chandracup, an active mud volcano, is one of them. It is also a holy site for the Hindu community. 

Locals in the area are knowledgeable about the precise locations of these volcanoes and can direct you to these breathtaking natural creations. The most noticeable and nearby landmark to these Hingol Mud Volcanoes is the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) plant.

Kund Malir Beach

Kund Malir Beach is another popular tourist destination in Hingol National Park. This beach’s water is exceptionally pure, and because it is located quite distant from the country’s major cities, a sizable portion of it is still untouched. For instance, Karachi, the city that is closest to this nature reserve, is located about 250 kilometers away from this breathtaking landscape. It is advised that If you’re thinking about visiting Kund Malir Beach, carry plenty of food, water, and fuel for your automobile.

Princess of Hope

Princess of Hope is the name of the naturally occurring rock formation near the summit of the mountain. This sculpture was made due to the changing weather.  It is perched erect above a mountain range that runs alongside the Makran Coastal Highway. It is so perfect that it shows to be a masterpiece of a skilled artisan.

When United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited this region in 2002, she gave the Princess of Hope nickname. the magnificent sculpture that resembles the Giza Sphinx.

Lion of Balochistan

Many people believe that sphinxes only exist in Egypt, however the Lion of Balochistan is the Great Sphinx of Pakistan. The unique, natural rock formations in Hingol National Park are a result of wind and rain. On top of a mountain, this magnificent sphinx building is waiting for your attention.  The structure boasts enough similarities to remind you of the sphinxes in Egypt, but unlike those human-made structures, this incredible rock formation is believed to be nature’s doing. 

Wildlife Sanctuary

Pakistan is home to many unusual wildlife species, some of which are found in Hingol National Park. Counted among the most significant wildlife sanctuaries, the area is home to over 200 species of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. The Sindh Ibex, Golden Jackal, Sindh Leopard, Balochistan Urial, Pakistan Sand Cat, Indian Fox, Marsh Crocodile, Green Sea Turtle, Dalmatian Pelican, Egyptian Vulture, and Golden Eagle are a few of the most well-known wildlife species that may be found in this Balochistan natural reserve.

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