top of page

Chitral Valley (Northern Area of Pakistan)

Chitral Valley is a valley located along the bank of the Chitral River in the district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The total area is 57 square kilometers while Chitrali is the main language spoken by the inhabitants. The region is famous for its calm and peaceful environment as well as the tourist places that exist here.

It is bordered with Afghanistan in the west and north, districts of Dir and Swat in the south, and Gilgit Baltistan in the east. It is separated from Tajikistan through a slight strip of the corridor of Wakhan. Furthermore, Chitral town is the capital of Chital district which is officially administered by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Before the independence of Pakistan, British Rulers permitted the prince of Chitral to either become an independent state or join one of the countries between India and Pakistan. Thus the prince joined Pakistan as well as integrated into Pakistan in the year of 1969.

Shahi Mosque Chitral

Shahi Masjid, a piece of magnificent architecture. The Shahi Masjid was built by Shujaul Mulk in 1924 A.D. Shujaul Mulk was the Mehtar of Chitral or more to say the ruler of Chitral from 1895 to 1936. The building of the Masjid is truly an amazing piece of architecture with pure white marbles and engraved art. The architecture truly represents the culture and tradition of Chitral aristocrats. It is located on the bank of the Chitral River adjacent to the Chitral Fort.

River Chitral

It is one of the tourist spots of Pakistan containing natural beauty which includes forests with scenic greenery, high mountains, spring, and river which attract tourists all over the world. The valley is considered to be one of the peaceful places in Pakistan. The river of Chitral flows through this Valley which adds to the beauty. The river is a source of irrigating the forested and agricultural area through its leakage.

The water of the river has a great impression on visitors due to its purity and flow. Moreover, a number of bridges are constructed on the river which is a part to view the scenery of the valley as well as provide transport facility.


Written By: Khadija Naveed

Layout By: Khadija Naveed

©Social Media Team, All rights reserved.

37 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Kunzank D
Kunzank D
Aug 24, 2022

This valley is really beautiful, your pictures and blog piece is really nice.


erdenebolor B
erdenebolor B
Aug 05, 2022

Thank you for sharing useful information about tourist spot in Pakistan~

bottom of page