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5 Best Places To Visit In Gwadar AKA The Port City of Pakistan

Ever wondered what are the best places to visit in Gwadar. Gawadar is a port city on Baluchistan’s southwestern coast on the shores of the Arabian Sea, just opposite to Oman. In fact, Gwadar remained an overseas possession of Oman from 1783 to 1958.

It is the sister port city of Chabahar in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province – but at least a thousand times more beautiful than it!

From rocky cliffs and naturally formed wonders to sparkling beaches and a golden desert, Gwadar has it all. It’s one of the most beautiful port cities present on this planet.

Here are 5 best places to visit in Gwadar:

1. Hammerhead

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The famous Gwadar peninsula, which is curved like a hammerhead and projects land onto the Arabian Sea in a unique shape, is a must-see site.

Hammerhead, like the other rocks in Gwadar, was formed by a mud volcano.

On its southern side, Hammerhead offers a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea, while on its northern side, it offers a breathtaking view of Gwadar city.

2. Astola Island

5 Best Places To Visit In Gwadar AKA The Port City of Pakistan
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Baluchistan’s Astola Island is another hidden gem.

It’s a well-kept secret of eternal beauty and serenity, and is also known as “Jezira Haft Talar Satadip,” which translates to “The Island of Seven Hills.”

Astola Island is located along the Arabian Sea’s shore in the Gwadar district. The island offers camping, scuba diving, and fishing, among other fun activities.

3. The Sphinx

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If you’re familiar with the Sphinx (an ancient wonder of the world), you would probably think that you need to travel to Egypt to see it.

But you’re wrong!

Gwadar has one, and the most amazing thing about it is that it’s naturally formed.

Makran’s coastline is lined with magnificent rocky cliffs and hills, one of which is shaped like a sphinx, complete with sharp cuts for features and a steep headdress, just like Nemes.

People from all over the world can be found here to experience this natural beauty.

4. Ormara Beach

5 Best Places To Visit In Gwadar AKA The Port City of Pakistan
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Ormara Beach is one of the several beaches found in Gwadar. Located between Gwadar and Karachi, this heavenly site is at a five hours drive from Karachi.

The beach offers a breath-taking view of mountains and waters, with waves crashing against the rocky cliffs and rolling on the sand beneath the constantly changing sky.

The beach was Ormuz’s pit stop while he was Alexander’s general, and many believe that’s who it’s named after.

5. Gwadar Desert

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Gwadar does not stop at rocky wonders, stunning sunsets, starry evenings, and sparkling beaches, it goes a step farther by including a desert.

Yes, Gwadar also features a beautiful sea of gold-colored sand.

This coastal semi-desert, which runs beside the Hingol river bridge, provides locals and visitors a chance to go on a desert safari across its sand dunes, and provides tourists around the globe yet another reason to visit this beautiful port city.

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