Photos of Lower Dir District

Lower Dir MapLower Dir is a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The district was formed in 1996, when the district of Dir was divided into two districts; Upper Dir and Lower Dir. The district is administratively subdivided into two Tehsils; Samar Bagh and Timargara.

Timargara, located on the east bank of the Panjkora River, is the district headquarters of Lower Dir District. The name Timargara is derived from the king Timur and formally it was called Timurgarh and then it changed into Timargara. It lies at an altitude of 823 metres (2,700 ft). Most of the main city lies on the bank of the Panjkora River, which separates Balambat from the main city. The Panjkora River rises high in the Hindu Kush and joins the Swat River near Chakdara, Malakand. Its name is derived from the Persian for ‘panj’ (meaning ‘five’) and ‘kora’ (meaning ‘river’).

Timargara town is the site of excavated graves of Aryans, dating from 1500 to 600 BC. On the West side of the Panjkora River is the excavated site of Balambat. The site has been occupied continuously since the time of the Aryans in 1500 BC. Discoveries included houses dating from 500 BC and fire altars, showing that the people were fire worshipers. Please also see  Brief History of Upper Dir District

The travel from Timargara to Upper Dir is breathtaking, the road exactly follows the Panjkora River. The villages in the middle are Danwa, Rabat, Khal, Wari and finally Upper Dir.

Prayer Timings in Timargara: Please click this link for the Prayer Timings in Timargara.

Aerial View of Timargara City

Photos of Lower Dir : Aerial view of Timargara city - Lower Dir Photos, Images

A View of Timargara City 

Photos of Lower Dir : A view of Timargara city - Lower Dir Photos, Images

Timargara at the bank of  Panjkora River

Photos of Lower Dir : Timargara at the bank of  Panjkora River - Lower Dir Photos, Images

A Scene of Bazaar at Timargara. Photo by Javedyousafzai Khan.

Photos of Lower Dir : A scene of Bazaar at Timargara - Lower Dir Photos, Images

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Another Photo of a Bazaar in Timargara. Photo taken by amjadkh on 11 March 2011.

Photos of Lower Dir : Another photo of a Bazaar in Timargara - Lower Dir Photos, Images

Fields near Timargara 

Photos of Lower Dir : Fields near Timargara - Lower Dir Photos, Images

A very tall Snowman made by locals at Timargara. Photo taken by amjadkh on 18 January 2011.

Photos of Lower Dir : A very tall Snowman made by locals at Timargara - Lower Dir Photos, Images

Public Transport (A Decorated Van) at Timargara. Photo taken by Hector Salazar on 26 May 2007.

Photos of Lower Dir : Public transport (a decorated van) at Timargara - Lower Dir Photos, Images

DHQ Hospital, Timargara 

Photos of Lower Dir : DHQ Hospital, Timargara - Lower Dir Photos, Images

Snowfall at Laram Qilla, Lower Dir. Photo taken by amjadkh on 21 January 2010.

Photos of Lower Dir : Snowfall at Laram Qilla, Lower Dir - Lower Dir Photos, Images

Breathtaking View of Rabat, Lower Dir. Photo by amjadkh.

Photos of Lower Dir : Breathtaking view of Rabat, Lower Dir - Lower Dir Photos, Images

A Panoramic View of Khal, Lower Dir. Photo by .

Photos of Lower Dir : A panoramic view of Khal, Lower Dir - Lower Dir Photos, Images

A Water Channel in Khal, Lower DirPhoto by .

Photos of Lower Dir : A water channel in Khal, Lower Dir - Lower Dir Photos, Images

Herdsmen with their Sheep at Khal, Lower Dir. Photo by .

Photos of Lower Dir : Herdsmen with their sheep at Khal, Lower Dir - Lower Dir Photos, Images

A Bridge at Rabat Kotkey Bazar, District Lower Dir

Rabat Kotkey Bazar, District Lower Dir - Images/Pictures of Lower Dir

 

River Panjkora during Winter at Sadiq Abad. Photo taken by sajid599 on 05 July 2010.

Photos of Lower Dir : River Panjkora during winter at Sadiq Abad - Lower Dir Photos, Images

Related Pages:
Photos of Upper Dir 
Photos of KPK 

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Comments

  1. Lt Col (R) Zafar Mustafa says:

    You really put in a lot of hard work to post such informative material.

  2. Shaheda Rizvi, Canada says:

    Fascinating article. Loved reading about the historical development of the Lower and Upper District Regions, along with great pictures. The Timargara fields look very much like the Cahokia Mounds (Native American Sacred Hills) near Southern Illinois, just across the river from St. Louis, Missouri. I wish the Timargara fields remain beautiful and unspoiled. Are there planned archaeological excavations? Thank you so much!!

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