Winter in Ziarat (Balochistan)
In winter season, Ziarat covers with snow everywhere, that attracts number of tourists from all over Pakistan. It becomes more beautiful and attractive due to heavy snow in whole valley.
Ziarat is located in Balochistan at the distance of 130 km from Quetta. It is a beautiful hill station in Balochistan surrounding by mountains that receive heavy snowfall in winter, which makes it more attractive and charming. Khalifat Hill is the highest peak at an elevation of 11,400 feet in the Ziarat district. The importance of this city is due to Quid-e-Azam Residency. Quid-e-Azam, founder of Pakistan. He had spent some of the last days of his life in Ziarat. It is an attractive place for tourists due to its cool and pleasant weather, in the summer season, weather becomes pleasant in Ziarat, whereas in winter, it receives heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. Lush green forests and gardens, cover with white snow in the winter season.
It can be accessed by a highway via Quetta and also accessible via Loralai and Harnai which have bad condition roads as well as little bit dangerous.
Ziarat is famous for the largest reserve of juniper forest also known as Sanober, which is also the 2nd largest forest in the world. It has the oldest living trees in the world, their estimated age is more than 5,000 years. In these forests, there is a number of endangered wildlife including markhors, black bears, urials, and wolves.
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