The Fruit Bowl of Balochistan


The fruit bowl of Balochistan, Quetta is a scenic tourist destination. Perched above 5,500 ft above sea level, Quetta makes a wonderful tourist destination in Pakistan. Also known by its ancient name Shalkot, Quetta is the provincial capital of Baluchistan. Quetta is well connected by road and rail with other parts of Pakistan. The city is about 727 miles away from Lahore and 536 kilometres from Karachi.

For tourists traveling to Quetta, there are many attractions. Colorful bazaars of Quetta offer tourists a number of items to shop for. Some of the popular markets of Quetta include Shahrah-e-Iqbal or Kandahari Bazaar and Shahrah-e-Liaquat or Liaquat Bazaar. Some of the items that you can shop for include handicraft items like Balochi mirror work embroidery. The Balochi embroidery is famous world over. Carpet is another beautiful item that you can shop for in Quetta. This part of Baluchistan is not only popular for its bazaars but it is also quite well known for the Baluchi cuisine.
Your tour to Quetta is incomplete without getting a taste of Baluchi cuisine. There are a number of delicacies that you can try but the most popular are the ‘Sajji’, (leg of lamb), which is roasted to the degree of tenderness. The other dish worth trying is ‘Landhi’.