Youtuber discovers eight waterfalls in Haripur

Newly discovered site can be a major tourist attraction


Yawar Hayat September 12, 2021
Jab valley is situated at an altitude of 3,000 feet in district Haripur. photo: express

HARIPUR:

There is something magical about waterfalls, they intrigue us, inspire us and they are one of nature’s greatest and majestical beauties.

Pakistani Youtuber, Hassan Nisar, has discovered at least eight waterfalls that rain down the mountains of Jab valley, an unexplored and almost inaccessible basin situated at an altitude of 3,000 feet in district Haripur in Hazara Division. The waterfalls have been discovered via a drone camera by the Youtuber.

The majestic Jab valley, about an hour journey from Khanpur Dam, is surrounded by lush green mountains, amazing green beds, diverse plants, water bodies and precious and rare species.

The valley possesses different and unique species of flora and fauna. One can find rich olive trees, leopards on the hills and monkeys on the trees. This scenic spot gives you the feel of a beautiful hill station.

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This site is an amazing place, although, it is not easily accessible. At present, only a few adventurers, mostly, locals can visit Jab.

Domestic and foreign tourists would only be able to enjoy hiking and witness crystal clear cascades and spectacular views of the eight waterfalls once a necessary road infrastructure is developed.

The first waterfall is situated at a height of 200 feet while the other seven waterfalls are approachable at a height of 500 feet. So far, this majestic sight had remained undiscovered and hidden from the world at large. The overall access to the valley is easy but the inconvenience starts, when tourists try to scale up to the waterfalls spot.

Locals say that if the government gives attention to the valley, it will prove to be one of the best tourist destinations of Pakistan and a boon for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's tourism sector.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 12th, 2021.

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