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Upper Dir District is a district in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The town of Dir is the district headquarters. Badogai Pass connects it to Utror. At the time of independence, Dir was a princely state ruled by Nawab Shah Jehan Khan. It was merged with Pakistan in 1969 and later on declared as a district in 1970. In 1996, the Dir District was divided into Upper and Lower Dir districts.
Dir is one of Pakistan's most beautiful cities. Lower Dir district's Lowari Tunnel connects the scenic Chitral area with KPK. Chitral is well-known for the Shandur Polo Festival, as well as its breathtaking scenery and diverse culture. The river Panjkora, which originates in the Hindu Kush Mountains, also runs through this area. It is the finest spot to spend vacations because of its mountains, legacy, and development. Dir is a historic city with several tourist attractions and historical landmarks. Churchill Picket, Chakdara Museum, and Lowari Pass are among these locations.
Kumrat is a valley in the Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan.
Kumrat is a valley in the Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan. Kumrat Valley is located about 2 hours away (normally it's 45 minutes but due to road conditions it's 2 Hours) from the town of Thal. It is one of the beautiful valleys of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Every summer season thousands of tourists from different areas of the country visit Kumrat valley for its greenery and cool weather.
Kumrat is covered with green pastures, snow clad mountains, the river Panjkora, foggy mounds and forests are attractions of the region, which serve as habitats for variety of flora and fauna. It is located in the Upper Dir Kohistan region at the back side of which Swat Kohistan area of Gabral is located.
Culture and Heritage
District Dir Upper is populated by the Gujar, Painda Khel, Sultan Khel, kadi Khel, Swati Katani, and Kohistani tribes. The Pathans in the district are humble, hospitable, and honest. They are well-known for their dedication to their work. They are all Muslims who belong to the Sunni sect. Poverty is a problem that affects a large portion of the population. Locals die and live for their dignity and honor. They take pride in taking revenge on their foes but Jirga and hospitality are extremely important to them. The district's residents are mostly Muslims who follow the Hanifi school of thought. During Ramadan, the whole Muslim community offers regular prayers and fasts.
Marriages that are arranged at a young age are usually marked by lavish spending and the distribution of meals to the guests and community. Weddings are celebrations in which relatives, friends, and neighbors are invited to a meal with typical pomp and ceremony. A big procession called janj-carrying Doli (palanquin) visits the bride's house from the bridegroom and family on the specified date for the girl's departure to the husband's house. For fun, the groom's side's youngsters fire bullets into the air. In the presence of the Moulvi and other relatives, the Nikah ritual is done in the mosque.
Shalwar Kamees and Chadar are the most prevalent outfits for both men and women. Males wear heavy coats, sweaters, and woolen pakols (caps) throughout the winter. Bangles, rings, and charguls are worn by women from poor homes. Pazeb, a pair of silver earrings. Gold ornaments are worn by the females of well-to-do families. Wheat and maize bread are the ordinary people's primary foods in the valley. Milk, lassi, butter, challis, and onions are served with it. Dinner consists of boiled rice with vegetables. Sweet rice, Pulao, kabab, and meat are served to guests during wedding functions and occasions.