Ziarat

The Famous village of Baluchistan(Pakistan).

It is a holiday resort, about 130 km from Quetta ( Capital of Baluchistan) The famous Quaid-e-azam residency is also there in the valley, Where Quaid-e-azam ( the founder of Pakistan) Spent few of his most memorable days. People from sindh and all over Pakistan visit Ziarat in the harsh summers and in winter when snow falls. Its overall cold weather, fascinating sceneries, lush green forests and mighty mountains attracts tourists of all kinds.

Juniper Forest

Near Ziarat City and in mountains of Ziarat there juniper forest present called sanober. Pakistan’s largest juniper forest present in this reserve.It is also of great ecological significance, providing local, regional, and global benefits to the nature
The juniper forest ecosystem of Ziarat provides a habitat for endangered wildlife species and supports a rich variety of plant species.

Ziarat Residency is place where Quaid e azam spent the last days of his life. The Residency was constructed in 1872
Have a wooden structure with great architectural importance. It was originally meant to be a sanatorium, but was converted into the summer residence of the Agent of the Governor General. It is now a national monument. The residency catches tourists’ attention because of its location and hilly surroundings.
There is a small dam, and the valley is full of fruits: cherry in summer and apple in winter. Between the hills and the deep ravine, there is a mile-long stretch of flat land ideal for walking. This is the Chashma Walk, which leads to the spring, or “chashma”, that provides water for the town.

The highest spot that car can reach is prospect point which is 2713 metres above sea level (8901ft).

Sandman Tangi, 4 kilometres from Ziarat, features a dramatic waterfall, and about 13 kilometres from the city is Dumiara, another waterfall. The Chutair Valley is about a 30-minute drive from Ziarat. Inhabitants of the valley live in huts made from juniper bark, distinct from the homes in other villages.
There are more than a half dozen gorges around Ziarat formed by karez spring water falling through narrow openings in the mountain rocks, producing a dramatic effect. The gorges along the road to Ziarat are Chutair Tangi, Kahn Tangi, Kawas Tangi, Faran Tangi and Sandman Tangi.

The residents of Ziarat are mainly pashtun including kakar, taran, syed, tareen, dotani, raisani, and dummer tribes. Panezai and sarangzai subset of kakar account for about half of distt Ziarat’s population.

Shrine

The shrine of nau gaza baba surrounded by large graveyard. It is about 1km from Ziarat town.

Nau Gaza Baba, whose real name was Kareemdad Khan, was the chief of the Essakhail tribe. Legend holds that when he died, his body grew by nine (nau) yards (gaz), so people started to call him Nau Gaza Baba. Many miracles are attributed to him. He had disciples from the Tareen, Pechi, Syed, and Wanechi (Tareen) tribes, and many people visit the shrine to pray.

The shrine of Baba Kharwari, a member of the Sarangzai tribe named Tahir, is 8 kilometres from the town. He was a disciple of nana sahib, and a number of miracles are attributed to him. Many people visit his shrine and offer sacrifices in his memory. During the Eid festival, tribesmen gather around the shrine and hold wrestling and marksmanship competitions.

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