Chitral is situated on the Chitral River in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It serves as the capital of the Chitral District and before that as the capital of the Chitral princely state that encompassed the region until its direct incorporation into West Pakistan on 14 August 1947.
It 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.
It has a warm-summer humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb), closely bordering on a dry-summer continental climate (Koppen: Dsb) with warm, dry summers and very cold winters with heavy snowfall occurring routinely in Chitral Valley. Cold spells that have swept across It can be deadly as locals have died of the extreme numbing temperatures in the past. It is known for snowfall and deadly avalanches.
The road that goes towards It is very dangerous as it’s one of the most narrow roads in the world, and it is situated in the world’s largest mountain range. It is designed to be a one-lane road but it is used as a two-lane road. The route is very unstable, without any safety, and faces extreme glaciers where temperatures can plummet to −30 °C (−22 °F).
Khowar is a minor language of Pakistan that is mainly spoken in Chitral, it is given a space in this map. Khowar is the lingua franca of Chitral, and it is also spoken in the Gupis-Yasin and Ghizer districts of Gilgit-Baltistan, as well as in the Upper Swat district.
It is an integral part of Kashmir and was never claimed by India. It was in Britain’s interest that NWFP, Baluchistan, and areas of Pakistan form part of Pakistan.
It says that arts and crafts, traditional costumes, food and beverages, local games, music, dance, folksongs, and legendary sites form the main components of the cultural heritage of Chitral. The study also includes the historic military sites and indigenous tribes (Kalash) in the ingredients of cultural heritage.