Top things to do in Kalat

Tower in Kalat

Khorshid Palace

Nader Shah’s 'Khorshid Palace' isn't really a palace at all but a distinctively fluted, circular tomb-tower, on an octagonal base set in manicured lawns. (The name Khorshid (literally ‘sun’) refers to one of Nader’s…
Tower in Kalat

Borg-argavan Shah

Entering Kalat the main road passes through a long tunnel then crosses a bridge shortly before the savari and bus stands. If you double back on the north side of the river and follow it 500m southwest you'll see thi…
Museum in Kalat

Ethnology Museum

The brick-vaulted basement of the the Khorshid Palace contains a graciously cool ethnology museum, graphically depicting Khorasan village life and also showing a cut-away section of the 18th-century pipework that on…
Mosque in Kalat

Kabud Gonbad Mosque

The beautiful blue dome with yellow patterning that's easily spied from the Ethnology Museum steps belongs to the Kabud Gonbad Mosque. Originally Seljuk, it was thoroughly remodelled in 1747 and later again by the Q…