Archaeological Sites

Pakistan is home to many archaeological sites dating from Lower Paleolithic period to Mughal empire. Mehrgarh in Balochistan is one of the most important Neolithic sites dating from 7000 BCE to 2000 BCE. The Mehrgarh culture was amongst the first culture in the world to establish agriculture and livestock and live in villages. Mehrgarh civilization lasted for 5000 years till 2000 BCE after which people migrated to other areas, possibly Harappa and Mohenjo-daro. Harappa and Mohenjo-daro are the best known sites from the Indus Valley civilization (c 2500 – 1900 BCE).

Quaid-e-Azam Residency

Quaid-e-Azam Residency also known as Ziarat Residency, is located in Ziarat, Balochistan, Pakistan. It is where Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last two months and ten days of his life, nursed by A. S. Nathaniel. It is the most famous landmark of the city, constructed in 1892 during the British Raj.

Mehrgarh

Mehrgarh is a Neolithic site (dated c. 7000 BCE to c. 2500/2000 BCE), which lies on the Kacchi Plain of Balochistan, Pakistan.Mehrgarh is located near the Bolan Pass, to the west of the Indus River valley and between the present-day Pakistani cities of Quetta, Kalat and Sibi.

Nousherwani Fort

Kharan once part of the Persian Empire, it became independent and was conquered by Azad Khan in 1789. Belonging to the Nousherwani (rakhshani) tribe, his decedents still live in the Khorasan province of Iran.

Bhawani Sarai

Chaukhandi graveyard of Bhawani Sarai near Hub, Lasbela District is very close to the RCD Highway.

Hingol National Park

Hingol National Park or Hungol National Park is the largest national park in Pakistan, located in the Makran coastal region. The park covers an area of about 6,100 square kilometres (2,400 sq mi) and is located 190 km from Karachi in the three districts of Gwadar, Lasbela and Awaran in Balochistan. Hingol was declared a national park in 1988.

Miri Fort

Sassi Punnu Fort also known as Miri Fort is a historical site and touristic place near Turbat city in Turbat Tehsil, Kech District, Balochistan, Pakistan . The Sassi Punnu fort is situated at a distance of 15 km (9.3 mi) from Turbat city on the Bank of Kech River.

Chakar Fort

The Sibi Fort also known as Chakar Fort is situated in Sibi city of Balochistan Province, Pakistan. The Sibi (Siwi) was popular place of the Chachnama that the King Chach defeated Sewas, pushing them out of this place captured Sibi Fort.The Hindu rulers Sewas had kept this for some time but lost to king Chach in 550 A.D.

Shahi Tump

4th millennium BCE building at Shahi Tump in the Kech Valley of south-western Pakistan. The excavation of Shahi Tump is part of a largerresearch project undertaken since 1987 by a Frenchresearch team under the direction of Roland Besenval(Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, CNRS) inthe Makran division of south-western Pakistan.

Tomb Of Ibn-e-Haroon

The tomb of Mohammed bin Haroon, a Muslim General of the 8th century, is situated in a graveyard of Bela town. It was built sometimes around 11th century. He made his marks on the Makran Coast and then proceded along with Mohammad bin Qasim who was sent by Governor Hajjaj bin Yousuf. Muhammad Bin Qasim was first arrived in Makran, where he was welcomed by Muhammad Bin Haroon but later they set out together in the direction of Armanbela (BELA).

Nausharo

The site of Nausharo is located 6 km south of Mehrgarh in the Kachi-Bolan region (Balochistan). Remains of the Late Chalcolithic/Early Bronze Age period (Nausharo period I) similar to those of Mehrgarh VI-VII (3100-2600) were found in the northern part of the mound.

Pak-German Excavation

In winter 1996-7, the Joint German-Pakistani Archaeological Mission to Kalat was founded to re-open work in this area. To date, three seasons of exploration were carried out in the plain of Las Bela, in the Kanrach and the Greater Hab (Hab, Saruna, Bahlol, Loi, Talanga) River valleys, and long the eastern foot of the Kirthar Range, covering altogether about 1900 square kilometers.

Bhag Nari Tombs

These tombs are located in Bhag Nari, Kachhi district