Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park

One of the most beautiful national parks of Pakistan is Hazaraganji chiltan National Park. Literally meaning of Hazarganji is “of a thousand treasures” it is believed that there are thousands of treasure buried the remaining of the great armies down the passages of the history. This area is mountainous with steep slopes divided by narrow valleys. The Hazar Ganji range and the Chiltan Hills lies east and west correspondingly, of the north- south separated. It can be easily accessed from the Quetta, the provincial Capital, as Chiltan Hazarganji National Park is very famous among the visitors. Apart from the peaceful and calm surroundings, there is also a rest house, a museum, and a picnic spot for the entertainment of the visitors. Initially this park was founded to give shelter to the dying out Chiltan wild Markhot and goat.

Currently an estimated total population of the Chiltan wild goat is about 800. In the northern part of the Chiltan range the Suleiman markhor is also found and very few urial alive on the western hills between 1,500 and 2,100m. Some of carnivores consist of red fox, stripped hyaena. Large number of different species of reptiles and birds are there. This park was established in 1980, for giving protection to the declining species of markhor goats, as Markhor is the national animal of Pakistan, in the south west of Quetta at 20 km this park is located and covers an area of 325000 acres. Different birds like golden eagle, warbles, partridges, falcons hawks and many other birds are included. Some of the reptiles like afghan tortoise, wild lizard, Levantine and Russell Viper are some of them that you will come across in this national park.

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