This is my first post on this forum- pardon me for any mistakes I may commit hereforth.
The first Shakti Peetham on the list is Hinglaj in Pakistan and I was intrigued and curious to know more. Many years later, I was surfing around the 'net when I came across a Pakistani website devoted to offroad travel using 4-wheeler cars like Toyota Landcruiser etc. One such trip was to the Hingol National Park along the Hingul river. It looked like a very fascinating trip- the conditions are awful. Even earlier travelers and pilgrims to the Nani Mander had to undergo lot of difficulties and privations to get Darshan of the Devi. The starting base was usually Karachi and towards the west. Soon after leaving the sylvan banks of the Indus, the pilgrim first encountered the terrible arid seaside deserts of Coastal Makran and the tall inhospitable mountains of Southern Baluchistan.
You can see some pics here:http://offroadpakistan.com/pictures/hingol_2005/ As you may very well appreciate, the travel conditions (usually on foot) for the pilgrims were not at all easy. After reaching the Hingul river, the road turned right and North, along the eastern bank of the river, before crossing over at a ford to the western bank. One has to be careful as the river has crocodiles in it. Fortunately, since the place is situated within the Hingol National Park, the kílling of wild animals is prohibited. After a little distance, the left turn is taken and one arrives at a base camp for pilgrims, where basic facilities and amenities are present, presently maintained by Hindu religious groups based in Karachi. From here on anther walk takes one deep into the hills, with towering mountains looming over the track. And quite suddenly, along a steep cliffside, one arrives at the temple. During this visit, they also paid a visit to the 'Nani Mander' or the Hinglaj Mata. You could see the pic here: http://offroadpakistan.com/pictures/hingol_april_2007/temple_at_nani_mander.html Most of the pilgrims hail from Sindh, where there is still a resident Hindu population. Of late, there has been a steady trickle of pilgrims from USA, UAE, UK, East Africa, Hong Kong, where there is an expatriate population with origins from Sindh, Baluchistan and Gwadar, for whom the Devi is the Kula Devata. Even the local tribal Baluchis refer affectinately to the Devi as Nani, or maternal grandmother. This was one reason why the temple was spared during the terrible times following Partition in 1947.
I have tried to locate the temple on Google Earth, and you can see the base camp at these coordinates: 25°30'51.82"N, 65°31'6.57"E
I would very much appreciate if there can be more material presented on the glory of Mata Hinglaj.