Parks of Pakistan

LAAL SUHANRA

Laal Suhanra is a national park, conservative habitat and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. It is one of the biggest national parks in South Asia with an area of 162568 acres and is notable for the diversity of its landscape, which includes areas of desert, forest and wetland.

For more information as Biosphere Reserve read here (https://en.unesco.org/biosphere/aspac/lal-suhanra)

For more information as a national part of Pakistan, read here (https://fwf.punjab.gov.pk/Lal_suhanera_forest_park)

Watch BBC Urdu explore the park.

HINGOL NATIONAL PARK

A national reserve/park since 1988 Hingol National Park is a tentative UNESCO Cultural Landscape where Hingol River flows, bringing interesting rock formations, a thriving wild life and rugged landscape that seems ethereal. It is also home to Hinglaj Temple (https://www.pakistanembassy.dk/tourism-in-pakistan/what-to-see/history/) The park is directly accessible from Karachi through Makran Coastal Highway (190 kms away from Karachi).

Read more about UNESCO Cultural Landscape here (https://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/6109/)

Watch Hingol National Park here

MARGALLA PARK NATIONAL PARK

Margalla Hills National Park, is located in the foothills of the Himalayan range. The topography is rugged, with numerous valleys and many steep and even precipitous slopes. The area is drained by the River Kurang and its tributaries, which flow into the River Soan.  Margalla Hills are unique in Pakistan, being rich in Sinohimalayan fauna, some species (especially birds) of which are at the western extremity of their distribution. The park is also a sanctuary for the Gray Goral, Barking deer and the Leopard.

Margalla Hills Park provides an excellent opportunity for bird watching. A Cheer Pheasant hatchery has been established at Chak Jabri and Dhok Jewan to raise captive Cheer pheasants that have become extinct in the hills. These are then released in the wild. Watch more about the park here.

DEOSAI PARK

Deosai National Park–at 4,114 m (13,497 ft) above sea level is the world’s second-highest plain. The snow cover that lasts much of the year makes access rather difficult, but in spring and summer it comes alive with an endless sea of alpine flowers. The area is known for its wide variety of both plant and animal species, from colorful butterflies to marmots and wild horses. No description, however, can do justice to this other worldly place under the shadow of K2, Nangaparbat and other aspects of Himalaya.

Visit their website here (http://deosai-national-park.org/)

Deosai National Park is on the tentative list of UNESCO for National Parks. Read more about it here (https://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/6115/)

Watch the beauty of Deosai National Park here

DAMAN-E-KOH

IQBAL PARK

AYUB NATIONAL PARK

FATIMA JINNAH PARK

PATRIATA

KARACHI SAFARI PARK

LAHORE ZOO

SOZO WATER PARK

JALLO PARK 

JOYLAND PARK

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