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Naran (Urdu: ناران) is a town in Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The Kunhar River, swollen by glacier melt, passes through this town as it meanders its way through the valley.





Kunhar river in Naran during the month of June as viewed from PTDC motel
Naran is a base camp for tourists. Usually tourists stay at Naran to visit popular tourist spots nearby such as Lake Saif-ul-Malook and Lalazar which can only be accessed via 4x4 jeeps which can be hired for day excursions.

It has over 100 hotels of various types ranging from high-end luxury hotels to very low priced motels. Tent motels are also present which rent family size tents to tourists to stay in. Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) also has a motel situated in the north of town which can accommodate people on different tariffs, from average rooms to costly huts besides the River Kunhar.

A market exists there where all basic necessities of life are available.

Mobile phone services is also available there by all mobile phone companies of Pakistan except Zong.

In the tourist season (1st June to 31st August) public transport runs daily between Naran and Mansehra. PTDC also runs an air conditioned bus between Naran and Rawalpindi daily in season.

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  • Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 171] (1053)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-07
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Exposition: f/25.0, 3 secondes
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-07-18 9:49
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