Chitral is the most beautiful and peaceful district of Pakistan situated at the North most in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. It shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the east, with Afghanistan to the north and west, and with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa districts of Swat and Dir to the south. A narrow strip of Wakhan Corridor separates Chitral from Tajikistan in the north.
Chitral is famous for its natural beauty, the simplicity of its residents and its unique culture. It is the most fascinating and charming place in the Hindukush range. The landscape of Chitral is extremely mysterious, with its steep harsh mountains, lush green valleys, beautiful pastures and big glaciers, which have made it one of the most difficult and inaccessible areas of the world transforming it into an adventurous place on earth.
The weather in Chitral is extremely harsh and cold in winter unlike the other parts of the country, while the summer is very pleasant and the best season to visit the area. A variety of vegetables including tomatoes, onion, garlic, spinach, okra, lettuce, pumpkin, brinjal etc are cultivated in Chitral since ages. The famous fruits of the area include different types of apples, apricots, pears, grapes, peaches, strawberries and cherries.
Chitral is also famous because of the Kalash Valley, which is a place of Kalash people who are the descendants of Alexander the great. Kalash Valley is a source of attraction for people all around the world. The unique culture and way of living of Kalash people make them different from the rest of the people. The following pictorial illustrations of Chitral speak louder than the words.