From 1571 onward Chitral was the capital of the princely state of Chitral under the rule of the Katur Dynasty.
This 50 minutes flight operates 4 days in a week, subject to weather (Flight status and schedule can be checked at the official website of PIA: ).
You can also go to Chitral by road both from Islamabad and Peshawar.
For the convenience of tourists “hamams” (baths) have been constructed near the springs. The best it offers is a very clean and healing outdoor Swimming Pool, fed by Natural Hot Springs. For centuries this festival had been celebrated by all of Chitralis as a national event.
But currently only people of Ismailia community celebrate it in Lutkoh Valley of Chitral district. Chitral National Park (also called Chitral Gol National Park) is located in Gol Valley and Kafir Kalash land of Chitral District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.
It takes around 10 hours from Islamabad to reach Chitral by road and about 7 hours from Peshawar. This Fokker plane over-ran the Chitral runway during landing on 16 June 2004.
It was piloted by Capt Aamir Faiz son of Gen Faiz Ali Chishti.The 8.75 km long tunnel, which is still under construction, was built to reduce the distance between Dir and Chitral districts and ease movement of traffic throughout the year. Snow clearing machinery of FWO (Frontier Works Organization) works 24 hours to ensure smooth flow of traffic.Before the tunnel was constructed, people of Chitral had to make detours into Afghanistan while travelling to or from Peshawar because Lowari Top remained closed for six months in winter. The Shandur Pass, elevation 12,200 feet (3,719 m), is located in District Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The Shandur Polo Ground, the highest in the world at 3,700 meters, is a venue for a traditional polo tournament which since 1936 has been held annually in the first week of July between the teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. The 4-day long Qaqlasht Festival is organized every year in mid April at the sprawling ground of Qaqlasht, 80 Km from Chitral town.He removed its 44 seats and put them in the Conference Hall at Hindukush Heights hotel owned by him. The palace is 15 km from Chitral town and about 1200 metres above the town and valley. On September 3, 2012, Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, inaugurated the Circuit Court of Peshawar High Court (PHC) in judicial building, Chitral. Tatler, UK, in its travel guide 2010 ranks it among “the best 101 hotels in the world”.People attending conferences are quite amused when they see an ashtray attached to each of their seats! It will provide speedy and easily accessible justice to the people of Chitral. The hotel is run by its owner Siraj Ulmulk, an ex PIA pilot, and his wife Ghazalla Ulmulk.The Chief Justice also heard three motion cases and two pre-admission cases as single bench. The Langlands School and College, Chitral, formerly known as Sayurj Public School was founded in 1979. Hindukush Heights has a branch of their hotel at Mastuj in northern of Chitral.