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Darel Tangir

 

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Introduction: The sub division of Darel Tangir is situated in the middle of the lush forests, and the sky touching mountains. To the North it is bordered by District Ghizer (Sub division Punial/Ishkoman and Gupis/Yaseen). To the South it is bounded by Indus River, to the east lies Sub division Chilas, Hudoor Nallah and Kargah Nallah of Gilgit. In the west lies District Kohistan. The Sub division Darel Tangir embraces an area of 2019 square kilometers. The climate of these places is moderate in the summer days, but the days and nights are hot in the low lying villages, while heavy snow falls in winter days and scarcely blow dry winds. These areas recieve heavy rains fall in the month of March and April. Historically, Darel Tangir is very famous. According to Dr. Caral Jatlar, the Shina language has its origin from Darel, Tangir, Sazeen and Harban. Here four tribes had inhabited since times immemorial. Other than Sheen, Yashkin, Kameen, Domme some other tribes were also there namely: Sayyid, Gujar, Patan, Akho, Nakheel, Madi Khail, Jaagi, Sahibzada, Bankhadi, Konashiri and Soneval etc. The civilization of Darel is very old. On the spot of Phogach there was a Buddhist University, the remains of which are still visible. Students from Tibet and China come here for further researches about this old University. The Buddhist Lama had made Gamari Kamani as his residential abode.

Attractions: Darel and Tangir are the ancient cities and have very old civilization. The area is very scenic and beautiful. Rock carving at talpan Chillas and Shatiyal are the great remain of the Buddhism. The remains of Buddhist University of Phichuka viallage Darel have been discovered recently. This was one of greatest Buddhist University in the area at the time of Kinishk.

Accessibility: Darel Tangir is connected with Karakoram Highway KKH near Baseen.

 

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Geographical Location: Diamer District, Gilgit Baltistan
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