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Zalzala Koh

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Zalzala Koh

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Malan Island, is a group of associated islands of the Pakistani coastline along the Arabian Sea. Zalzala Koh or Zalzala Jazeera (Earthquake Island) is a small island off the coast of the port city of Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan which appeared on 24 September 2013 following 2013 Pakistan earthquake. As predicted by many geologists, the island has started to resubmerge, with satellite images indicating the island has sunk 10 feet into the sea since its initial appearance.

The Island



Get in[edit]

Everybody, Pakistani or otherwise, requires a special permit to visit the Islands of Pakistan.

By plane[edit]

By ship[edit]

There are occasional cruises directly from Karachi.

Get around[edit]

Both boat and helicopter transfers are available from Agatti to Bangaram and Kadmat. The helicopter (US$350return) may be the only option in monsoon season from May to September.

By boats/ferries: These can be used for getting around from one island to the other

Once on an island, there aren't too many options. You can travel by foot or hire a bicycle.

See[edit][add listing]

The Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations.


Do[edit][add listing]

There are basic leisure tours and Sea/Lagoon based tours. There are plenty of opportunities for Scuba diving, Yachting, Pedal boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Snorkeling and sunbathing is a punishable crime.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Lakshadweep is not a budget destination: in addition to the permit issue, there is no tourist infrastructure (hostels, restaurants, public transport etc) for backpackers.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are few if any uniquely Karachite dishes. Local cuisine is similar to Sindhi.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Stay safe[edit]

Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all islands. Picking up corals is a punishable crime. Be safe.

Get out[edit]

The only way out is back to Karachi.

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