Pakistan is a residence to a number of stunning sites which attract
thousands of tourists every year.
In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, this beautiful valley is
something straight out of a fairy tale. Picture of bright green fields and woods, picturesque villages and rivers boasting blue shades so pure and bright that you wouldn’t think they were real! The weather remains pleasant throughout the year with occasional snowfall in the winters.
Numerous valleys and villages conjoin to make the Hunza District of which Hunza Valley is a part. A beautiful mountainous area that has artistic magic. The famous Attabad Lake flows here with its clear turquoise blue water. The stunning Passu Cones are also part of this valley. The weather here is fairly cold throughout the year.
Situated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ‘s Upper Chitral District, Yarkhun impresses with its mountain ranges and untouched villages.
It takes a bit of effort to enter the valley that extends for several kilometres past the administrative town of Mastuj.
The side valley of Gazin is most certainly worth a detour. Here, you can see the Thoi Pass Mountains, a high-altitude pass that connects the Upper Chitral and Gilgit Baltistan’s Yasin Valley. Due to high altitude the weather remains cold throughout the year. The snowfall is experienced in summers too.
Located in Phander Village, Phander Lake is almost too nice to be true. Among light-green trees appropriate to a landscape painting, the teal-coloured lake sits quietly. Phander Lake is not as similar to the number of tourists as the more famous Attabad Lake, despite being insanely beautiful.
Broghil Valley, situated far north, very close to Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, was previously only accessible by trekking or horseback. A dangerous jeep track can enter the once-hidden locale these days, but it still only attracts a handful of visitors during the few months it’s not covered under heaps of snow.
Lahore may be a metro, but its treasure chest of historical locations definitely makes it one of Pakistan’s most popular places to visit. The city of the Mughals was Lahore, and so many of their inventions still remain.
Badshahi Mosque, Wazir Khan Mosque and, of course, Lahore Fort are the most famous monuments in the city. Connect to that dozens and dozens of beautifully preserved tombs, colourful shrines, havelis on havelis, and you’ve got Pakistan’s cultural capital.
The weather is pleasantly cool in winters. Lahore experiences hot weather in summers.
Hingol National Park
Technically speaking, Hingol National Park is in Pakistan, but it looks more like a Martian planet! The park is over 6,000 km2 and includes absolutely unique rock formations, vast canyons, numerous species of animals, and even a mud volcano.
A part of the National Park hugs the coast, adding the ocean to all its other assets. Though absolutely out-of-this-world in its nature, Hingol is only 3.5 hours from Karachi, the most populated city in Pakistan.
The Kalash Valleys are home to the Kalash people, a religious and ethnic minority in Pakistan with their own beliefs, culture and language, comprised of Bumboret, Rumbur, and Birir. Some of the most beautiful places in Pakistan are definitely the valleys they live in, not just for their natural splendour, but also for the beauty of the Kalash themselves.
Especially spectacular is the valley of Rumbur. Here, along the Kalash River,
kilometres of dusty roads and mountains rumble. In wooden homes that cling to the high hills, the Kalash people live, and the women are particularly famous for their brightly-colored traditional dress and headwear that differs from everything else in Pakistan that can be found.
Deosai Plains National Park
Deosai is commonly referred to as the world’s roof. And it kind of is. The huge plateau is the second-highest on the planet at 4,117 metres (13,497 feet), and is only fully accessible during summer.
Visitors who make the trip to this spectacular spot are met by expansive emerald-green meadows, snow-capped peaks and glistening blue lakes. The Himalayan Brown Bear calls Deosai home and has been seen by several tourists.
Gorakh Hill Station is situated in Sindh, but as a section of the Kirthar Mountains, it is definitely elevated. At 1,734 metres (5,689 feet), some of the most spectacular views in Southern Pakistan come from the top of the hills. For a weekend camping trip, this is the ideal place.
Gorakh Hills is approximately 8 hours from Karachi, but only 2 to 3 hours from Dadu city, making it a better place to start your travel. There is no public transportation, but for someone who is not looking to pitch a tent, there are a few rest houses.
These 10 places are only a sample to offer as Pakistan houses innumerable places that should be visited by the enthusiastic tourists.