It is the ninth-largest city in Pakistan. It remains the country’s most unique city, but least visited because of its geographic isolation. Bounded by hills, Quetta is a natural castle that lies along the travel route between Iran’s capital city of Tehran and the Punjab region of Pakistan.
The city is known as the fruit garden of Pakistan, due to the numerous fruit orchards in and around it, and the large variety of fruits and dry fruits produced there. The city was also known as Little Paris in the past due to its beauty and geographical location. The immediate area has long been one of pastures and mountains, with varied plants and animals relative to the dry plains to the west. Quetta is at an average elevation of 1,680 meters (5,510 feet) above sea level, making it Pakistan’s only high-altitude major city. The population of the city is estimated to be approximately 1,140,000.
Famous Place to Visit:
- Hana Lake
- Hazarganji Chiltan National Park