|Pishin Valley And Bund Khushdil Khan|
The Urak Valley is 21 kms from Quetta City. The road is lined on either side with wild roses and fruit orchards, peaches, plums, apricots and apples of many varieties are grown in this valley.
A little short of the place where the Urak Valley begins and 10 kms from Quetta, is the Hanna Lake, where benches and pavilions on terraces have been provided. Golden fish in the lake comes swimming right upto the edge of the lake. A little distance away, the waters of the lake take on a greenish blue tint. Right where the water ends, pine trees have been planted on the grass filled slopes.
The greenish-blue waters of the lake provide a rich contrast to the sandy brown of the hills in the background. One can promenade on the terraces. Wagon service to the lake operates from city bus station at Circular Road.
Area (Balochistan): 347,056 sq.km.
Population of Balochistan: 6,511,358 (1998 census)
Population (Quetta city): 560,307 (1998 census)
Average Elevation: 1676 metres (5,500 ft)
For further information, local assistance and sightseeing tours, please contact any of the following Tourist Information Centres located in Balochistan:
(i) PTDC Tourist Information Centre, Muslim Hotel, Jinnah Road, Quetta.Tel: (081) 825826
(ii) PTDC Motel, Ziarat. Tel: (0833) 410356, 410331 Fax: 410320
(iii) PTDC Motel, Pak Iran Border, Taftan Tel: (0886) 510248 Fax: (0886) 510302