By Jannat Hameed 

Koh-e-Batil is one of the most famous hills in Gwadar which is at an altitude of 470 feet, located in the South of the city. It is 10km long and 2km wide. Gwadar port is being built to the north of the Koh-e-Batil. PakVoices’ has captured some of the breathtaking views from the cliff-top position, which are presented here:

 

Koh-e-Batil is made of rocks and sand which has a set of almost 715 stairs built taking you to the top of the hill.

 

The stairs were built for the emergency purpose in case of any natural disaster. It was meant to provide shelter to the locals from cyclone or tsunami, tell locals.

 

There are resting areas on the Koh-e-Batil for the tourists.

 

The top stairs offer a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea along Gwadar city.

 

People rest and get ready for reaching to cliff-top.

 

Koh-e-Batil offers the best sunset view from the top stairs.

 

Some stairs are carved out of the hill as shown here.

 

One needs to be a little careful while stepping on these broken stairs on the Koh-e-Batil.

 

It’s said that the Portuguese came to Gwadar in the 16th century and stayed at the Koh-e-Batil.

 

Portuguese are credited for building the bund out of the rocks at that time.

 

After climbing the top stairs, it’s equally difficult to get off from them.

 

Another resting area where tourists can sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the city.

 

Zavar Pearl Continental Hotel is also located on the Koh-e-Batil.

 

Jannat Hameed is working with PakVoices as a citizen journalist from Gwadar city. 

All photos by the author

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