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Waziristan Travel Guide

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About Waziristan

Land of brave people ‘Waziristan’ is a reminiscent of how pre-Pakistan colonialists and long before this since Alexander the Great, rulers were unable to conquer this area. The area has majority Pashtun population; Mehsud and Wazir are among the major tribes settled in this region.

In the west it borders with Afghanistan and in the north with Peshawar, to its east are Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan. It lies between Touchi River in the north and Gomal River in the south.

It is divided into two Regions namely, north Waziristan and South Waziristan. South Waziristan was the largest agency of FATA before its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan.

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Due to lack of proper infrastructure and development, people often migrate from this region for better educational, job and business prospects but since Pakistan army has undertaken successful operation against the insurgents in the region and surroundings, development has started and new educational institutes with state of the art facilities are being launched for social uplift of this neglected and war torn land.

Waziristan is known for its wide variety of fruits. Orchards laden with pulpy and juicy fruits adore the country sides of South Waziristan mainly. Besides this, dry fruits are also in abundance and you can treat your friends and family with roasted and organic dry fruits brought from Waziristan. 

‘Festival of horses’ was among the unique entertainment scenes featured in this region but it is not observed with much fervor now a days, due to long period of unrest and migration of people from the area.

Pushto is the language spoken in Waziristan but the dialect is little different and known by others as ‘Waziri Pushto’.  Other precious offers of this region include rich mineral mountains and mesmerizing landscape, mostly unexplored.

Route

Places to See

North and South Waziristan is home to an unbelievable landscape. Land carpeted green with flower and fauna makes the whole area no less than a fairy land described in novels. Similarly, in winters the snow covered plains will give you chills. Different species of birds add on to the sightseeing with their melodious chirping.

In the North Waziristan, Razmak, Shawal and Badar Valley are the places to see with their breathtaking scenery.

In South Waziristan, Kini Guram, Saam and Pir Ghar offer the main attraction.

Things to do

Mountaineering, trekking and hunting

Best time to visit

Both summer and winters but spring season is preferred because plains adorned with flowers blossom in this season

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