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Dir posesses a thrilling historical past, dating back to the Buddhist era and even beyond. Spread over 4000 sq. miles the discovery of remains of Dir civilization gives a new dimension to the study of Buddhist Civilization. It is discovered that dir remained the main battlefield for many intruders. Alot many fights have been fought in this area. It was discovered that the inhabitants of this civilization were warriors. Many old weapons were discovered during such an exploration. The inhabitants mainly adopted Agriculture as their main business. They enjoyed rich affluence and fruits of farming.
The topography of Dir is mainly hilly. The Punjkora River flows through and divides Dir in almost two equal parts. The climate is extremely cold in winters and moderately warm in summer. Dir for its rich heritage, poses to attract both archeologists and naturalists. A visit, worth remembering!