Sunday, October 11, 2009

Shogran ( Pakistan )

Near about 7500 feet above sea level Shogran stands well above the valley and so beautiful place to spend the some days. Forest rest house, Guest house , and well furnished hotels are there on the edge of lush green meadow filled with flowers.
This hill spot is situated in NWF province of Pakistan. It is nine KM form Kewai and Kewai is near about 20KM from Balakot.

Gilgat River in Phundar Valley

Kalash Girls are dancing during Chilm Joshi festival

Spring festival of Kalash being known as chilm joshi from 13may to 15may is joyous occasion for kalashies. They welcome spring season by drinking & dancing and observing different religious rituals. Chitral`s attraction is the Kalash Valleys Kalash lives in three valleys Birir,Bumbureet the main valley, and rembure . Kalash still follow their own religion and retained their own original culture.
Kafir Kalash women wear magnificent red and white bead necklaces and beautiful headdresses which flow down their backs and are covered with cowrie shells and buttons