Hingol National Park

hingol national park

Hingol National Park is spread over an area of about 1,650 sq km² along the Makran Coast and is the largest of National Park of Pakistan. It is located approximately 190 km from Karachi. The area was first declared reserved in 1988.

The park area covers parts of the three districts of Lasbela, Gwadar and Awaran containing a variety of topographical features and vegetation, varying from arid sub tropical forest in the north to arid mountains in the west. Large tracts of the Park are covered with drift sand and can be classified as coastal semi desert. The National Park includes the estuary of the Hingol river which supports a significant diversity of bird and fish species.

Hingol is known to support threatened invertebrates in addition to a variety of bird species. The Marsh Crocodile, Olive Ridley and Green Marine Turtles, endemic and threatened species of fish (such as the Mahasheer)  and schools of Plumbeous Dolphins are known to be found in areas around the Hingol river. The park is an excellent habitat to wild animals including ibexes, Urials and Chinkara, along with a number of resident and migratory birds. Mammals in the park include Sindh Leopard, Indian Fox, Jungle Cat, Jackals, Sind Wild Goat, Chinkara Gazelle, Honey Badger, Indian Pangolin and many more. As for the birds, Houbara Bustard, Dalmatian and Spot-billed Pelican, Lagger Falcon, Red-headed merlin, Kestrel, Grey Partridge, See-See Partridge, Eagle owl , Sindh pied woodpecker, Bonnelli’s, Imperial Tawny and Golden Eagle are also found here. There are many varieties of sand grouse like Stone Curlew, Indian, Coroneted, Painted and Close-Barred Sand Grouse.

If you’re a wildlife fan and admire natural beauty, the Hingol National Park will not disappoint you!

1. This star-gazing road from Nani Mandir, leads to the Hingol National Park

This star-gazing road from Nani Mandir, leads to the Hingol National Park

2. On the way to the park, you encounter the Princess Of Hope, Makuran

2. On the way to the park, you encounter the Princess Of Hope, Makuran

3. The exotic Kund Malir Beach, is also a stop before the Park

3. The exotic Kund Malir Beach, is also a stop before the Park

4. The gorgeous blue-stoned mountains of the Hingol National Park

4. The gorgeous blue-stoned mountains of the Hingol National Park

5. View of a breathtaking natural oasis resting in the park

5. View of a breathtaking natural oasis resting in the park

6. A jaw-dropping view of the oasis and mountains in Hingol National Park

6. A jaw-dropping view of the oasis and mountains in Hingol National Park

7. You’re about to be amazed, this is an actual Mud Volcano in the park..

7. You're about to be amazed, this is an actual Mud Volcano in the park..

8. The rare and beautiful Ibex goats, drinking from the Hingol river..

8. The rare and beautiful Ibex goats, drinking from the Hingol river..

9. The Hingol National Park serves as an off-roadster’s paradise

9. The Hingol National Park serves as an off-roadster's paradise

10. A real still taken in the Hingol National Park, as a deer taps out to a leopard

10. A real still taken in the Hingol National Park, as a dear taps out to a leopard

11. A melanic buck feeds on the rocky mountains in the park, astonishing

11. A melanic buck feeds on the rocky mountains in the park, astonishing

12. A view of the Hinglaj pass, inside the park – admirable beauty

12. A view of the Hinglaj pass, inside the park - admirable beauty

13. A huge crocodile is spotted rolling in the dirt inside the Hingol park

13. A huge crocodile is spotted rolling in the dirt inside the Hingol park

14. One of Pakistan’s oldest temples – Nani Mandir, Hingol

14. One of Pakistan's oldest temples - Nani Mandir, Hingol

15. You can travel and surf the park, but hunting any animal/bird is prohibited

15. You can travel and surf the park, but hunting any animal/bird is prohibited

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