You can also rent a car / hiace / coaster for gwadar.We hired a 2 night , 3 day 13 seater hiace for Rs. 16000 [ approx US$ 250.00 ]Feul cost is additional , which was costed us around Rs. 13000 [ approx US$ 180 ]We left our house at aroun 7.15 am and checked in at our hotel at around 7 pmso it took us around 12 hours to reach gwadar , where as the...more
The stay was absolutley pleasureable. Nice spacious rooms, excellent conference facility,, geat...more
Last week, I went by bus to Gwadar, Baluchistan, Pakistan. It is 995 km away and the bus took about 12 hours. The road, Mekran Coastal Highway is an asphalt road with two lanes. The traffic was thin and the bus could easily gain a speed of 110 km per hour. Some time was consumed in police-checks and stoppages for lunch and prayers.I stayed at a...more
I experienced this place during recent (August-September 2010) road trips of Makran Coastal Highway. The hotel mainly serves truck drivers and locals. However, it was a pleasant surprise for us as the food quality and cleanliness was better than expected, so the place is definitely recommended for midway break while going from Karachi to Ormara,...more
Modern day Ormara is a small town with strong presence of Pakistan Navy; Jinah Naval Base and PNS Ahsan. Ormara has been choosen for Jinah Naval Base as an alternative in case Karachi Port comes under seige due to its stretegic location. The distinguising feature of Ormra is the presence of a plateau which cuts into the Arabian Sea to form a 1,575...more
Ormara is an old coastal city of Baluchistan, situated half way of the Makran Coastal Highway which links Karachi to Gwadar. History of this small town harks back to the adventures of Alexander the Great, who stayed in this town for few days during his way back after conquering the region of modern day Pakistan in 400 BC. The name "Ormara" is...more
Hi,If you're planning to get a Pak visa in Iran, better to avoid it because the updates are not very promising, there were friends who tried a Pak visa along with a LOI from their embassy and they were not granted in Tehran.So better to arrange it at home country.You'll enter Pakistan from Zahedan through Taftan border, take a bus, some 14, 15 hrs...more
Shahrah E Zarghoon, Quetta, Pakistan
Good for: Business
Land trip via Iran to Pakistan, you should move to Karachi, a great city or else you can further plan to Lahore, a must see city in Pakistan. Cosidering weather now a days (summers), a hill resort would be ideal. For that, Queen of Hills "Murree" near Islamabad is perfect . As regards travelling through Quetta,you dont need to disclose your...more
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Gadani is a little away from Karachi city at about 1-2 hours drive. It lies in Balochistan Province. Way to Gadani passes from Hab Chawky.
Water is clean & pure blue. Beach is sandy. Sand is white. There are no hard stones/gravel/pabbles on the beach which may harm your feet. You can swim/relax in water for whole day. View of sea & beach from nearby rocks is great. It is best for group of friends or families to come here, Swim, relax or climb the rocks & enjoy.Related to:
Actually, I say, government, but I believe the cottages are owned by the military. Not quite sure, typical me, not getting my facts straight! Anyway, my friend knew the people who were watching the cottage. And, as usual, as per Pakistani hospitality, they offered us a lovely cup of tea. aaaaah...the breeze, the sun, the tea...more
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Kakar Transport Company runs daily, and the only, coaster service between Quetta and Ziarat. From Quetta, it runs from Spinny Road bus station which caters Ziarat bound vans (ask a rickshaw driver) while in Ziarat it can be found effortlessly in the main bazaar. On a typical day, the service operates twice - as they have two coasters - but this can be reduced to one due to the situation, or lack of travelers, especially in winters.
The other option is the small uncomfortable wagon which runs frequently between the two cities, depending upon how early it fills out.
In both the options, they make 4 people sit in one row, and 30 in the whole vehicle, which means you have to literally squeeze into it. Alternatively, we bought extra seats for the sake of some comfort. While traveling through this type of transport I prefer sitting in the middle section to make it less painful.
On the way, Quetta-Ziarat, up we could not find their Quetta office and ended up at the hi-ace wagon station where touts mislead us forcing us to take the uncomfortable van. So I hope this review will help others to avoid this unwanted situation.
Fare was PKR 140 (November 2012) which was quite reasonable for the 150 km, 2-1/2 hour, uphill ride. In order to ensure place in the coaster, reserving it via phone is advisable.
Quetta: 0333-7839642 (Abdul Ghaffar), 0345-3858855 (Manzoor Ahmad)
Ziarat: 0333-7057573 (Moosa Jan)
See full Transportation Guide between Karachi and Ziarat here
See detailed trip report here