Naran is a town and most popular tourist destination in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located 119 kilometers from Mansehra city at the altitude of 2,409 meters. It is located about 65 kilometers away from Babusar Top.
It is one of the most popular tourist attraction locally as well as internationally. Naran valley is also Pakistan’s most visited Valley, around 1.5 million people visit Naran valley every year.
It is famous as a tourist destination, owing to its pleasant weather in peak season every year thousands of tourists rush to explore the valley. It is also the gateway to Gilgit Hunza in Summers by Babusar Pass. The Bazaar is very crowded in the summers with hotels and restaurants offering their services. In 2020, the government expects that 5 million tourists will explore the valley.
It has a humid continental climate (Koppen Climate Classification Dfb). There is significant rainfall in summers and heavy snowfall in winters. The region is Alpine in geography and climate, with forests and meadows dominating the landscape. The weather usually remains cloudy throughout the year. During winters the temperature often remains below 0 °C with heavy snowfall. In summers the temperature rarely exceeds 15 °C with heavy rainfall. Naran remains busy in summer, starting earlier, and tourism is extending up to late in the fall. The average annual temperature in Naran is 10.1 °C.
The Naran, also known as the Naran Hyper Coupe, is a bespoke 2+2 sports car manufactured by U.K.-based automobile manufacturer Naran Automotive. Unveiled to the public in the late November 2020, it is the first car, and the first one-off limited edition model built by the brand.
The people of valley of KPK are mostly Gujars. They are very hospitable, friendly and generous. They welcome the guests and tourists from the core of their hearts. The people of this valley are tall and strong.