Gwadar lies on the Arabian Sea coast of Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan. It is strategically located between three increasingly important regions: the oil-rich Middle East, heavily populated South Asia, and the economically emerging and resource-laden region of Central Asia. The Gwadar Port is expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue and create at least two million jobs.
Gwadar, “The Future of Pakistan”, is a Balochi word that means “Door of Wind”. However, looking into the future, it can be referred to as the “Door of Prosperity Wind”. Let this wind dry the sweat of people who have worked hard and may this wind turn into a fragrance of prosperity for every home and individual working at Gwadar or living in Pakistan. Gwadar has geo-strategic significance due to many reasons. It is on the conduit of the three most commercially important regions of the world. The oil-rich Middle East and Central Asia are bestowed with natural resources and South Asia has the potential for growth, in this century.
Karachi is the city from which Gwadar is closest and easiest accessible. You can either fly or drive via the Makran Coastal Highway, which itself is a scenic journey, travel time is 7 hours. Gwadar has a smaller airport operating to cater to the local population. The main airline flying from Karachi almost daily is PIA. There are several buses shuttling between Gwadar and Karachi. Car rental companies also offer cars for a fee and deposit. Gulf Motors rents a car fleet comprised of the latest saloon, medium and large vans, 4 WD jeeps, double cabin trucks, 4 Wheel motorbikes for trekking around the hotel, and water scooters. It also offers airport transfers, city tours, desert safaris, and trips to adjoining seaside cities.
Hingol National Park
Cruising on the coastal highway approximately 190 km from Karachi you will come across Hingol National Park the largest in Pakistan. You can observe wildlife in its natural habitat and there is even a natural underground Hingol River where you can swim.
Kund Malir Beach
A must-see place. It is the beautiful desert beach near Hingol, some 145km from Zero Point on Makran Coastal Highway. It lies next to the huge mountains and together it gives a wild look to the place. Enjoy the desert safari and breathtaking view of the desert.
Traveling on the Makran coastal highway about 6 km away from Kund Malir one would be struck by the sublime beauty of the smooth road of Buzi Pass as it snakes its way through the mountain. Sitting in a car on the Buzi Pass one can enjoy the vast blue water of the Arabian Sea on one side, then turn your head and marvel at the grandeur of majestic mountains on the other side. When you look at the lofty peaks along the coastal highway you will observe the princes of hope and lion of Balochistan.
Ormara Beach is one of the most beautiful long beach around the edge. Amazing Green beaches, Golden sand, and incredible natural beauty and fauna make it worth a visit. Stay at the beach hut at Ormara Beach Resort City.