10 Tourists Attraction Islands Found in Pakistan
If we speak of Pakistan's stunning places to visit, we relate primarily to the incredibly beautiful areas of North Pakistan. Nonetheless, Pakistan also has some other attractive spots. The Arab sea with many beautiful beaches along the Pakistani coastline lies on the south side of the country. There are many Beautiful Islands in Pakistan, too. There are many of these islands in the Arab Sea. These are now the major tourist attractions and thousands of tourists are visiting these places every year. These are Pakistan's 11 most beautiful islands.
1. Shams Pir Island
The Shams Pir is located close to Kemari (close to Mauripur and Sandspit Beach). Here is an abundance of tourist attractions activities including scuba diving, yachting, pedal boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.
2. Astola Island
Astola, the largest Offshore Island of Pakistan, is situated approximately 25 km to the closest coast and 39 km to the southeast from the fishing port of Pasni, on the Arab Sea, also known as the Seven Hills or the Haft Talar.
History has it that Admiral Nearchos, who sent Alexander the great to conquer the Arab Sea line, described Astola formerly in 325 BCE. The Pasni's motorized boats could enter a picturesque peninsula, consisting of a huge sleeping platform, a collection of seven small rocks and fissures multiple feet wide.
3. Churna Island
The island of Churna, situated some 9 kilometers west of the Hub River, is named "Cheerno," a remote uninhabited island in the Arabian Sea. The fishers ' centre, Mubarak village is 6 km from the area. Several fish species, crabs, lobsters and uncommon green tortoises can be found here. There are many sports on the island including: firing range, scuba diving, free diving, underwater swimming, fishing, trekking, walking, speedboating, wake tubing banana tube, ski jet, cliff dives and snorkeling. Churna Island is mostly used by Pakistan Navy & Pakistan Game Fishing Association (PGFA).
4. Bundal Island
On the Arabian Sea off the Karachi coast is an island of Bundal. There is the tomb of Sufi Muslim Yusuf Shah on Bundal Island which draws thousands of people on annual death anniversary. Bahria Town is now building the world's largest building, the largest shopping centre, a sports town and a media city in Bundal Island with the purpose to attract the world tourists.
5. Manora Island
Manora Island is about 15-20 minutes by ship south of the Port of Karachi. A long road of Sandspit stretching into Hawkes Bay links Manora to the city. The long exotic sandy beaches, natural landscapes, tropical forests and the tallest lighthouse render it a famous picnic place.
6. Bukkur Island
The island of Bukkur is an isolated fortress on a rock in the Indus between the cities of Rohri and Sukkur. It has been constructed by bricks, a great archeological excavation. There were many houses and mosques in the interior of this island that demonstrate the classically Muslim heritage. Today, Army Public school and Sayyid Sadruddin's tomb were inhabited on the island.
7. Baba & Bhit Islands
In the middle of Karachi Harbour, Baba & Bhit Islands is composed of three small fishing islands. It is the home to various ethnic minorities such as Muhajir, Sindhi, Punjabis, Kashmiri, Seraiki, Pakhtun, Balochis, Memons, Bohras and Ismailis.
8. Malan Island
A mud volcano emerging as Malan Island is situated off the shores of Balochistan, in the Arab Sea. In March 1999, it rose overnight and was reduced to below sea level in a year. It came back in 2010.
9. Khiprianwala Island
The island of Khiprianwala is an island in the Arabian Sea off the Karachi coast. There are a great many uncommon marine species on the Island which are important for research.
10. Buddo Island
Buddo Island is another small island off the Arabian Sea called Bundal Island, off the east of Karachi.