Plateau State is a place to be on your next vacation. This will present you the opportunity to see nature’s beauty in rock formations, waterfalls, and hills in the state nicknamed ‘Home of Peace and Tourism’. If you have to acclimatize for a European tour, the state’s capital, Jos, is the closest climate to that of the European cities because of its cold climate. Plateau State is the twelfth largest State in Nigeria with a population of over 3.5 million. Located in the center of the country, it is geographically unique in Nigeria due to its boundaries of elevated hills surrounding the Jos plateau and the entire Plateau itself. A state named after the picturesque Jos plateau; a mountainous area in the north of the state with captivating rock formations is just a place to be.
The state is bounded by Bauchi State to the northeast, Kaduna State to the northwest, Nasarawa State to the southwest, and Taraba State to the Southeast. The state can be accessed through the major roads linking it from its borders. Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, is the destination for travelers and tourists via the air route.
PLACES TO VISIT
Right in the heart of the state capital is Solomon Lar Amusement Park. You can make yourself welcome by visiting this park which is one of the most serene and beautiful tourist attractions in Jos. The scenic view of the park is an introduction to what to expect in the state. Its cool serenity, enabled by its tall trees, makes it a place where people come for picnics, relaxation, and to take in the beauty of nature. Make sure you take along your camera to capture the beautiful memories of your visit here.
One of the notable rock formations is the Wase Rock. From its peak, there is an exciting view of the Wase Town as the rock rises at approximately 250 meters or 800 feet from the plane of the town. The breathtaking view and serenity at the peak of the rock make climbing it worth the while.
Apart from rock formations, another common feature of Plateau is the waterfall. There is the man-made waterfall as a result of tin mining activities by local miners. Kurra Falls is an exciting place to visit because of its history and beauty. It is now being used by the Nigerian Electricity Supply Company to generate power supply to industrial and residential areas across the state. Assop Falls is another picturesque natural waterfall located in Jos, beside Jos Kagoro road. Get ready to take exquisite and nature inspired photos in this earthly paradise.
You might decide to make money and learn new things on your vacation. Naraguta Leather Works is a place to visit. You’ll learn the secrets of how the hides and skin of animals are transformed into leatherwork. This is the point where most of the man-made leather products are made in the country. Make sure you bring along your credit/debit cards to buy some of the products at an affordable rate. You could also learn how to start a leather business in your visit to this site.