Friday, 2 December 2016


29 Most Amazing National Parks of Pakistan

There are 29 national parks in Pakistan. 21 of them are under the supervision of local governments and remaining 8 are taken care by privately. Parks were mainly carried out by a National Conservation Strategy 1992 in order to protect the nature. Importance of environment has already been included in the concurrent constitution of 1973, however it was 90s when Pakistan established 10 new National Parks.

As per legislation, a National Park is an area that is protected by government for the conservation natural scenery and wild life in a natural state. National Parks are made accessible to public for research and recreation. In order to promote public usage of National Parks, construction of a limited roads and rest houses are permitted however all other factors that can pollute environment or can destruct wildlife, are banned in these areas.

Pakistan starting establishing National Parks in 1972 and up til 2015, there are total 29 national parks in Pakistan. They have been listed alphabetically below.

1) Ayub National Park

Named after the Pakistani president and general Ayub Khan, Ayub National Park is located on Jhelum Road and covers an area of 2,300 acres. It has a play area, lake with boating facility, an aquarium, a garden-restaurant and an open-air theater. This park hosts 'The Jungle Kingdom' which is particularly popular among young residents of the city.

2) Ayubia National Park

Ayubia National Park is in KPK and located in Abbottabad District. It covers 8,184 acres of land. This park was also named after Pakistan's second President, Ayub Khan. It was established in 1984. This park is surrounded by 7 major villages and 4 of them are Thandiani, Nathiagali, Ayubia and Khanspur.

3) Broghil Valley National Park

Established in 2010, Broghil Valley National Park is in Chitral District of KPK and covers 308,790 acres of land.

4) Central Karakorum National Park

Central Karakoram National Park was established in 1993. It is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan and it covers 3.4 million acres of land. It also comprises the Baltoro, Panmah, Biafo and Hispar glaciers and their tributary glaciers and is considered to be one of the most beautiful national parks in Pakistan.

5) Chinji National Park

Chinji National Park was established in 1987. It is in Chakwal District of Punjab and it covers an area of 15,061 acres. It is located close to close to Salt Range.

6) Chitral Gol National Park

The word Gol means valley in local language. Chitral Gol National Park is in Chitral District of KPK and is located beside Chitral River. It was established in 1984 and covers 19,151 acres of land.

7) Deosai National Park

The Deosai National Park is in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. It has Deosai Plateau which is the second highest plateau in the world. It was established in 1993 and it covers 885,626 acres of area.

8) Deva Vatala National Park

Deva Vatala National Park is situated in Bhimber District of Azad Kashmir. It was established in 2009 and it covers 7,396 acres.

9) Ghamot National Park

Ghamot National Park is another national park of Azad Kashmir. It is located in Neelam District of AJK and it was established in 2004.

10) Gurez National Park

Gurez National Park is also in Neelam District of Azad Kashmir and it was given a status of National Park in 2009. It covers about 130,509 acres.

11) Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park

Hazarganji-Chiltan is situated in Quetta District, Balochistan. It was established in 1980 and it covers approx. 38,437 acres of land.

12) Hingol National Park

 Hingol National Park was established in 1988 and it covers 407,734 acres. It spans over three disricts of Balochistan, Awaran, Gwadarand Lasbela. It has many land marks including mud volcano and princess of hope.

13) K2 National Park

K2 National Park covers an area of 576,912 acres and is situated in Gilgit District of Gilgit-Baltistan.

14) Kala Chitta National Park

Kala Chitta was established in 2009 and it covers 91,343 acres of land. It is located in Attock District of Punjab Province.

15) Khunjerab National Park

Khunjerab is also located in Gilgit-Baltistan. It covers 560,714 acres and is one of the oldest national parks of Pakistan as it was established in 1975.

16) Kirthar National Park

Kirthar National Park is located between Karachi and Jamshoro District in Sindh, Pakistan. It was established in 1974 and it covers. It covers 762,896 acres of land and it used to have a decent number o leopards until 80s.

17) Lal Suhanra National Park

Lal Sohanra National Park is situated in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of the largest national parks of South Asia having diversity in landscapes. Lal Sohanra has deserts, forests and ponds as well.It was founded in 1972, and it spans over 216,034 acres. It is Pakistan's first National Park.

18) Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park

Lulusar-Dudipatsar is located in KPK and it was established in 2003. It is basically situated in Mansehra District and it covers 75,058 acres of land.

19) Machiara National Park

Machiara National Park was founded in 1996. It is situated in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir and it covers 33,438 acres of land.

20) Margalla Hills National Park

Margalla Hills National Park is in Rawalpindi, Punjab. It was founded in 1980 and it covers 42,962 acres of land.

21) Murree-Kotli Sattian-Kahuta National Park

Murree-Kotli Sattian-Kahuta National Park is also in Rawalpindi. It was founded in 1980 and it covers 142,286 acres.

22) Panjal Mastan National Park

Panjal Mastan National Park is located in teh Bagh District o Azad Kashmir. It was founded in 2005 and it covers 12,466 acres.

23) Pir Lasura National Park

Pir Lasura National Park is in Kotli, Azad Kashmir. It was founded in 2005 nd it covers 13,900 acres of land.


24) Poonch River Mahaseer National Park

Poonch River Mahaseer National Park spans over 11,000 acres of land. It was founded in 2005 and it spans over Kotli, Mirpur and Poonch district of Azad Kashmir.

25) Qurumber National Park

Also known as Karambar National Park covers 182,858 acres. It is located in Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It was established in 2011.

26) Saiful Malook National Park

Saiful Malook National Park is one of the most visited National Parks of Pakistan. It attracts large number of tourists every year because o Saif ul Malook lake. It was established in 2003 and it is under Mansehra District of KPK. It covers 12,027 acres.

27) Shandur-Hundrup National Park

Shandur-Hundrup National Park was established in 2012. It covers 8,000 acres of land and it is in Ghizer district o Gilgit-Baltistan. It also hosts Shandur Polo Festival.

28) Sheikh Buddin National Park

Sheikh Badin National Park was established in 1993. It covers about 38,000 acres of land and is situated in Dera Ismail Khan district of KPK.

29) Toli Pir National Park

Toli Pir National Park was founded in 2005. It is in Poonch, Azad Kashmir and it covers 12,466 acres.

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