The province of Baluchistan has various valleys which not merely have fruit bearing orchards but are also favorable picnic spots.
Valleys of Baluchistan
Following are the Valleys of Baluchistan :
The Pishin Valley
Pishin Valley is located at a distance of 50 kilometer from the city of Quetta. Blessed with rich soil, it is a valley of orchards. Best quality grapes, apricots, cherries, plums, almonds and apples are grown here. With a nearby railway station and an airport, the fruit harvest can conveniently be transferred to other major cities. Another worth-mentioning place Pishin valley is the magnificent manmade lake, Lake Bund Khushdil Khan.
Urak Valley is another site where orchards are observed in abundance. It is located 21 kilometer from the city Quetta. Some fruits grown here are apples, plums, apricots and peaches. A waterfall at the other side of the valley makes it an appropriate picnic spot.
Ziarat Valley is considered to be the tourists’ favorite holiday destination. It is mentioned to be the valley of juniper forests, orchards, singing gorges and waterfalls. Another claim to popularity is the Ziarat Residency, the place where the great leader Quaid spent the last days of his life.
The Zhob valley is located at a height of 4,500 feet above the level of sea. The meaning of Zhob is “bubbling water” as when there is no drought, the water keens to spring up from the underground springs, Kareez. Due to its proximity to country Afghanistan, the British took its control in the year 1889. They established an irrigation system, planted the beautiful orchards, and promoted a school and dispensaries. Fort Sandeman, a fort constructed during the British period on a cliff in the northern side of the valley still stands. Zhob valley is also the hub of few archaeological locations.