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Namal Gorge

Namal Gorge Mianwali

Namal Valley in Salt Range

Pakistan is a beautiful country with numerous attractive regions and locations that are well-known for their originality and natural beauty all over the world. Pakistan has drawn tourists from all around the nation and the world who want to have fun while visiting these natural landmarks. The tourism destinations in Pakistan are among the best in the world. Namal Valley is located in Pakistan's Punjab province's Mianwali district. 

It is inherent in the human condition to occasionally prefer serenity and silence around us. Sometimes, though, things are quite different, and we choose to relax with other natural objects. The majority of tourist destinations are constantly crowded with people from over the globe, but visiting Namal Valley is the greatest option if you value tranquilly and wish to release  the stresses and depressions of daily life.

This lovely valley is home to numerous breathtaking and eye-catching landscapes, hills, the Namal Dam, and Namal Lake, an ancient and historic lake. The "Loni road," an ancient route on the slopes of the Namal valley that the Mugals utilized for a variety of purposes, is another historical feature of this region.

Every year, the migratory Siberian birds spend the winter in Namal Lake, which is very lovely. For these migratory birds, this valley serves as a sort of secondary residence. In the subcontinent's British Empire, the Namal dam was constructed on the Namal Lake. This old dam's remains can still be found in the valley.

This valley is well-known not just for its scenic beauty and historical significance, but also for the historical graves of local religious figures.

The Namal valley is a pleasant location for a picnic. The Namal valley is a natural haven throughout. While exploring this natural resource of Pakistan, you'll get a wonderful sense of tranquilly. Visit to learn more about this enchanted valley.

Climate of Namal Valley

The local climate is more towards the humid because this area has experienced more rainfall than the adjacent areas of this region. Thick cover of vegetation reduces the intensity of hot summers. The average yearly rainfall is 70-80mm for salt range. This area lies within limits of monsoons and receive maximum rainfall in July and August. In December, January and February there is little rainfall month of April, November and October are almost show the dryer season of that area. The climate of area is semi humid and sub-tropical with hot to moderate summers and severe winters. Due to the higher altitude and presence of Sakesar peak to the west temperature is usually less in summers as compare to adjoining plain areas and rarely exceeds 44C. During winters temperature usually remains between 0C to 23C.

Geological  Importance of Namal Gorge Mianwali

 Salt range Namal area has great economic importance because different useful minerals and rocks are present there. Limestone of  is one of them. Different minerals of great importance present there such as calcite, gypsum, mica, silica and quartz, along with rocks of great importance.

 Calcite/ Limestone 

Limestone has great importance in cement industry. Calcite has many uses, (Ca oxide) is a fertilizer, the raw material from which Portland cement (for making concrete) is made, and is used as a building stone (limestone and marble). Name derivation: from Latin calx, meaning "burnt lime." 


Dolomite has great importance for construction purpose. Dolomite is used as aggregate for road construction. Because dolomite contains magnesium, it is a source of this element for magnesium Deficient diets. It is also used as a building stone or as road gravel. Name derivation: after French Scientist D. de Dolomieu. 


Gypsum is also used in construction purpose as plaster of Paris. When the H2O is driven off by heat, gypsum becomes anhydrite and when ground to a powder, it becomes plaster of Paris. Gypsum is used in the manufacture of sheet rock, plaster casts, etc. the alabaster variety is used to make statuary, and satin spar is used as ornamental decoration. Name derivation: Arabic jibs, meaning "plaster." 


Second largest source of salt is present in Pakistan. Used as table salt, a food preservative for tanning leather, and as a source of sodium and Chlorine, etc. name derivation: Greek halos, meaning "salt." 


Used in manufacture of glass and refractory materials such as ceramics, abrasives, water filtration, component of hydraulic cements, filler in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, paper, insecticides, rubber reinforcing agent, especially for high adhesion to textiles, anti-caking agent in foods, flatting agent in paints, thermal insulator. 

Quartz (Silica)

As a crystal, quartz is used as a semiprecious germ stone. Cryptocrystalline forms may also be germ stones: agate, jasper, onyx, carnelian, chalcedony, etc. crystalline germ varieties  include amethyst, citrine, rose quartz, smoky quartz, etc. because of its piezoelectric properties quartz is used for pressure gauges, oscillators, resonators, and wave stabilizers; because of its ability to rotate the plane of polarization of light and its transparency in ultraviolent rays it is used in heat-ray lamps, prism, and spectrographic lenses. Used in the manufacture of glass, paints, abrasives, refractories, and precision instruments. 


Used in the manufacture of sulfuric acid, fertilizers, chemicals, explosives, dyestuffs, petroleum refining; rubber; fungicides.


Sandstone (sometimes known as arenite) is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains. Sandstone has been used for domestic construction and housewares since prehistoric times, and continues to be used. 

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