As known to everyone Pakistan has a long coastline but what’s not know is the Islands in the waters of Arabian sea. Here are the 10 beautiful Islands of Pakistan worth exploring.
1. Astola Island
At a distance of 25 km from the seashore of Balochistan is the largest island of Pakistan and one of the most beautiful Island. It is 6 km long and 3 km wide approximately. It is part of Pasni, a part of Gawadar District. It can be accessed by the motorized boats from Pasni of Gawadar District.
2. Churana Island
Churna Island for many is nothing less than a paradise located in the Arabian Sea. Recently Churna Island has become a tourists point. Best known and popular for Snorkeling and Scuba diving. The sea is wave less with the absence of high tides, the best time to snorkel is in the months is from start of November till April summers.
3. Baba bhit Island
Baba Bhit Island is a small neighbourhood of Kiamari in Karachi. It comprises three small fishing islands which in the centre of the harbour of Karachi. The area is often neglected by the people of the area and the central government because of its apart from the main area.
4. Hawke’s Bay
Hawke’s Bay is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is situated in south west of Karachi. It is a very famous tourist resort. It is a sandy beach with crystal blue water. Every day a large number of people from Karachi visit there and enjoy picnicking, swimming, fishing, and camel and horse riding. Huts are also available for rental there.
5. Manora Island
Manora is a small Island located just south of the Port of karachi. Manora is connected to the mainland by a 12 kilometer long causeway called the Sandspit.
6. The Clifton Oyster Rocks
The Clifton Oyster Rocks are a series of islets located off the coast of the Clifton neighbourhood of Karachi. The islands were under the control of the Pakistan until 2006, when the Karachi city government decided to include the island as part of its plans to renovate the city. As part of these plans, the Port fountain was constructed at the base of the northern island. It shoots water up to 620 feet in the air, and is the second-tallest fountain in the world.
7. Bundal Island
Bundal Island is a small island located in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Karachi. It is a twin island of Buddo and on to its west. The tomb of Muslim sufi Yusuf Shah is also located in this small island. Thousands of coastal people come to the island for the annual urs of ‘Yusuf Shah’.
8. Shams Pir Island
Shams Pir is situated near Kemari near mauripur and sandspit Karachi. It has been regarded as one of tourists points in Karachi activities such as scuba diving, yachting, pedal boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing, are done here.
9. Zalzala Island
Zalzala Koh or Zalzala Jazeera is a small miracle island at the coast of the port city of Gawadar that rose out of water during a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck on 24 September 2013. As predicted by many geologists, it could be a Mud Volcano that emerged with a sudden jolt or it could have been an emission of methane gas on the seabed.
10. Khiprianwala Island
Khiprianwala Island is a small island located in the Arabian off the coast of Karachi.