Hungol National Park

The largest park of the country is the “Hingol National Park”, it is located in “Baluchistan” province at the “Makran Coast”. An area of 619,043 hectors and is stretched over an area of three districts namely Owaran, Lasbela and Gawadar. In 1988 it is declared as a shelter for different wildlife specious. This park is different with the point of view that it gives protection to land and marine life as well. The geography of the park includes beaches, barren mountains, coast lines, sand dunes and rivers. It is a semi desert area and large number of different animals is there in this marshy and rocky area. Some of these animals are near to extinction.

The Hingol River is the house of many different species of the fish, there is also marsh crocodiles and is very few in numbers like about 50. Green Marine Turtles and Olive Ridley Turtles are seen just rarely seen in this park. It is the resting location for many of the migratory water fowls like spot billed Pelican, Dalmatian, Sociable Plover, Black Ibis and Spoonbills etc. there are almost 65 species of mammals which includes Afghan Urial, Sindh Ibex, and Chinkara Gazelle. There are 185 species of birds, 65 species of reptiles, 65 species of amphibians and 250 species of plants are there in the park.

The other fame of this place is the “Devi Hingali’ shrine” which is known as “Nani Mandir” it is very holly Hindu temple. Hungol valley has very unbelievable views of tall cliffs, buttresses and pinnacles, and the river flowing between. It is biggest river of Baluchistan; it is 350 miles in length. Its water is clear crystal and Hugol River flows throughout the year and is not like other streams in Baluchistan which flow only in rainy season. The Hungol River and valley are situated in Hungol National Park.