Naran (town)

Naran (Urdu: ناران ‎) is a medium-sized town in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located 119 kilometers (74 mi) from Mansehra city at the altitude of 2,409 meters (7,904 ft).It is located about 65 kilometers (40 mi) away from Babusar Top.[1] It is a popular tourist attraction locally as well as internationally.[2]

Naran

ناران
Naran Town
Naran Town
Naran is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Naran
Naran
Naran is located in Pakistan
Naran
Naran
Coordinates: 34°54′22″N 73°38′58″E / 34.90611°N 73.64944°E / 34.90611; 73.64944Coordinates: 34°54′22″N 73°38′58″E / 34.90611°N 73.64944°E / 34.90611; 73.64944
CountryPakistanPakistan
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictMansehra
Elevation
2,409 m (7,904 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Highways N-15

Tourism In NaranEdit

Naran Kaghan is famous as a tourist destination, owing to its pleasant weather in peak season every year thousands of tourists rush to explore the valley. It is also the gateway to Gilgit Hunza in Summers by Babusar Pass. Naran Bazaar is very crowded in the summers with hotels and restaurants offering their services. In 2020, the government expects that 5 million tourists will explore the valley.[citation needed]

ClimateEdit

 
A view over the town

Naran has a humid continental climate (Koppen Climate Classification Dfb).[3] There is significant rainfall in summers and heavy snowfall in winters. The region is Alpine in geography and climate, with forests and meadows dominating the landscape. The weather usually remains cloudy throughout the year. During winters the temperature often remains below 0 °C with heavy snowfall. In summers the temperature rarely exceeds 15 °C with heavy rainfall. Naran remains busy in summer, starting earlier, and tourism is extending up to late in the fall. The average annual temperature in Naran is 10.1 °C.

Climate data for Naran, Kaghan Valley
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
11.3
(52.3)
15.3
(59.5)
21
(70)
22.1
(71.8)
25.3
(77.5)
24.5
(76.1)
24.1
(75.4)
19.3
(66.7)
17.4
(63.3)
13.2
(55.8)
8.8
(47.8)
25.3
(77.5)
Average high °C (°F) −3.4
(25.9)
3.4
(38.1)
8.5
(47.3)
11.3
(52.3)
15.2
(59.4)
17.4
(63.3)
18.1
(64.6)
16.5
(61.7)
14.8
(58.6)
10.6
(51.1)
5.2
(41.4)
1.2
(34.2)
9.9
(49.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.0
(21.2)
−2.2
(28.0)
3.9
(39.0)
6.3
(43.3)
8
(46)
14.1
(57.4)
14.8
(58.6)
11.0
(51.8)
7.6
(45.7)
5.4
(41.7)
3.6
(38.5)
−4.4
(24.1)
5.2
(41.3)
Average low °C (°F) −11.4
(11.5)
−8.4
(16.9)
−4.1
(24.6)
−1.3
(29.7)
4.3
(39.7)
7.8
(46.0)
9.7
(49.5)
6.8
(44.2)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.3
(29.7)
−4.4
(24.1)
−7.2
(19.0)
−0.5
(31.1)
Record low °C (°F) −23.9
(−11.0)
−14.3
(6.3)
−15.4
(4.3)
−8.4
(16.9)
−8.7
(16.3)
−0.5
(31.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
−2.0
(28.4)
−6.3
(20.7)
−9.4
(15.1)
−14.3
(6.3)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−23.9
(−11.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59
(2.3)
72
(2.8)
94
(3.7)
101
(4.0)
79
(3.1)
48
(1.9)
102
(4.0)
107
(4.2)
56
(2.2)
37
(1.5)
18
(0.7)
30
(1.2)
803
(31.6)
Average rainy days 5 9 10 10 10 8 8 8 5 5 3 5 86
Average snowy days 14 7 6 7 5 0 2 3 0 4 7 13 68
Source 1: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 2409m)[3]
Source 2: My Weather 2[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Naran on map". Google Maps. Retrieved 13 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Top 10 Breathtaking views & Must See Places in Naran Kaghan". narankaghan.pk. 2018-05-29. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  3. ^ a b "Temperature, Climate graph, Climate table for Naran". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2017-08-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Weather". Retrieved 30 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)