Kala Chitta National Park
Kala Chitta National Park is located in Attock District, Punjab, Pakistan. Declared as a national park in 2009. It is located 20 km northwest of Islamabad. It covers an area of about 16,948 hectares and is known for its diverse landscape, including rocky hills, grasslands, and forests.
The Park is located in the Kala Chitta mountain range. The Kala Chitta Hills are part of the Pothohar Plateau, north of the Attock District. The northern hills are called “Chitta Pathtar” (white stones) while the southern parts are called “Kala Pathtar” (black stones).
The park is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, including several endangered species. Such as the leopard, sparrows, urial sheep, deer, partridges, reptiles, and the Himalayan black bear.
The park is a popular destination for trekking and hiking, with several marked trails that lead through the park’s diverse landscape. Visitors can also enjoy picnics and camping, bird-watching, and wildlife photography. The park also has a visitors center where visitors can learn about the park’s history and ecology, as well as a research center where scientists can study the park’s fauna and flora.