Pakistan is the land of pure beauty. Not only this, the people of Pakistan are very friendly and supportive. In the past, explorers or tourists found it difficult to travel in Pakistan due to some security reasons. However, now the security have enhanced and a number of tourists like to come and visit Pakistan. Let us together explore the beauty in Pakistan by reading the following article.
#1 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Kumrat valley
Kumrat valley is the valley located between the mountains of Swat, Pakistan. It is located in the Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The location of this beautiful valley is almost 45 minutes away from the town of Thal. Being one of he picturesque spot for travelers, it is a tourist place. People from all around the world come and visit this serene beauty and relax their minds. It is one of those hidden places in the north that has river Neelum all around. This hidden gem is one of the attractive tourist place for people all around the world.
#2 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Taoubutt, Neelum Valley, Azaad Kashmir
Taoubutt or Taobat is a village in Neelum Valley. It is certainly located 200 km from Muzaffarabad. Taobat is the last station where Neelum flows. One can see the entrance of Neelum from this village. It is a very small village with a population of 720 people, from census of 1998. The locals speak Kashmiri as well as Gilgiti language for communication. However Urdu is the official language. People over there also understand Urdu.
# 3 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Kalash valley, Chitral
You will be surprised to know that there is a community of people living in Pakistan who look exactly like Muslims but are not Muslims. The Kalash Valley is the most beautiful valley in Chitral district, Pakistan. The culture of Kalash Valley is totally different from the entire Pakistan. They celebrate birth and death equally. They believed in one God, but they don’t believe in the Prophets. The beauty of the valley depicts in the people as well. Kalash Valley is famous for its women and girls with unique eye colors and beauty. Their unique costumes also attracts the people and tourists to this place. Most of the tourists are inclined towards this place because of the unique Kalasha culture. Their language is also different from other Pakistani cultures, however they also stand Urdu.
#4 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Kund Malir Beach
Pakistan is a dynamic country. There are mountains in the North, Plains and fields in Punjab, Deserts in Sindh and beaches in Sindh and Baluchistan. Everyone must be aware of the Clifton beach Karachi, however there are other beaches as well that contains variety of Marine life in it. Kund Malir beach is in Baluchistan. It is 150 kilometers away from Makran Coastal highway. Due to its natural beauty, this beach is among one of the beautiful beaches in the world. After zero point, there is no service or signal area. However due to the reason that it has become the tourist point, the mobile networking service of Ufone has been introduced.
#5 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Katas Raj Temple, Chakwal
This is a well-known fact that before partition (1947), Hindus and Muslims used to live together in sub-continent. Their places of worship did not change even after partition. However after partition, they took only their clothes and themselves. All of their properties and religious buildings were in the place as they were for years. Kattas Raj temple in Chakwal is also one of those infrastructures that Hindus left behind. It is a complex of various temples. All of these temples are connected with one another. There is a path for the pilgrims, a walkway through which the pilgrims walk. A sacred pond is surrounded by the complex. This pond is considered sacred by Hindus. Due to its historical background, a number of people other than just Hindus visit this place.
#6 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Madyan, Swat
Madyan in Swat Valley is the popular hill station. It is located in the Swat district in the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a distance of 55 kilometers from Mingora. One can explore its beauty by walking in the hill station rather than expedition on cars continuously. This extremely eye-catching hill station is the perfect place to attract tourists.
#7 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Mohatta Palace, Karachi
Karachi is one of those cities in Pakistan that has a rich history. It is one of the oldest cities in the world with such national and cultural heritage. Karachi was declared as the capital of Pakistan in 1947. However, with the discovery of the beautiful city Islamabad after 1947, Islamabad became the capital of Pakistan. Karachi has a number of historical places that contains the historical heritage of the sub-continent.
The Mohatta Palace is the museum located in Karachi, Sindh. This building was constructed by the Hindu Raja in 1927 as his summer home. Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta was the name of the Raja who built this Palace. Agha Ahmed Hussain was the architect of this Palace. Being near to the shores of Clifton, this palace is one of the tourists attraction place. There are however some myths about this palace. This palace is believed to be haunted by ghosts. Mostly adventurous people come at night time and visit the palace.
#8 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Noor Mahal, Bahawalpur
Before partition there used to be the reign of Rajas and and Nawabs in the states of the Sub-continent. Before 1947, Bahawalpur was considered as the princely state and the palace, Noor Mahal belonged to the Nawabs of Bahawalpur. It was initially built in 1872.
The construction completed in 1875. It was built by keeping in mind the modern structure of architecture. The architect was Mr. Heenan. Due to its attractive architectural style, it has become the tourist place. People come and live in the palace depending upon the duration of their trip. The architecture was like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines.
#9 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Nathiagali, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In the North of Pakistan, there is a wide range of hill stations where the locals as well as the tourists come and visit. Nathiagali is the famous mountain resort or hill station in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At the center of the Galyat range where several hill stations meet, it has its location over there.
Due to being in the Galyat range, Nathiagali has the name ending with Gali. The elevation from the ground is 2,410 m. Mostly the weather in the area remains windy. In this hill station, people can do hiking and tracking. Most of the hikers come and do hiking in these mountains. Mukeshpuri is the famous hiking place in these mountain ranges.
#10 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Lahore Botanical Garden
Lahore is the city of colors and scents. There are a number of parks and botanical gardens in the city that enhance the natural beauty of this city. Lahore Botanical Garden in Jallo park depicts the blend of nature and human forces. Every year in spring, there is a huge Spring festival in which various kinds of flowers are on exhibition. This exhibition attracts a number of nature lovers. People would love to see and absorb the natural beauty through this exhibition.
#11 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Margalla Hills, Islamabad
Islamabad is one of those cities in Pakistan that contains a number of mountain range in its way. This city was built by cutting down the mountains. This beautiful city is built on the range of Margalla hills. Margalla hill is the range of hills which are the part of the Himalayan foothills. The area in Margalla range is about 12,605 hectares. Margalla hills are a part of the Murree hills. Islamabad an be considered as the city built on Margalla hills. The elevation of the Margalla hills from the ground is 1.604 m.
#12 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Wazir Khan mosque Lahore
There had been rule of Muslim Empire in the sub-continent for over 100 years. During their reign, Muslim rulers have built a number of infrastructures and buildings to show the Muslim architectural style. The focus of the Muslim rulers was basically on building the mosques and minarets. There are a number of historical mosques in Lahore to visit. After Badshahi mosque, Wazir Khan mosque has become the popular tourist site. The mosque was built in the 17th century.
Mughal Empire Shah Jahan commissioned this mosque. This mosque was built as the series of other projects as well which included Shahi Hammam baths as well. It can be clearly seen that the architectural style is the Mughal architectural style. There are four minarets or pillars and five domes of the mosque. A number of tourists and travelers come to this mosque to take the perfect drone shots of the mosque and the nearby old city of Lahore.
#13 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Deosai National Park
Deosai National Park is the high altitude park in northern Pakistan. It contains a number of Alpine trees. It is located in the area of Skardu district. Deosai plains are located at the elevation of 4,114 m above the sea level. Deosai National Park is located in the province of Gilgit Baltistan. Being st high altitude, the humidity over there is very low. The pressure of the air is low and heaby cold breeze blows. It is a surprising fact that Deosai plains cover an area of almost 3000 kilometers.
#14 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Bolan pass, Balochistan
Baluchistan is the province in Pakistan which is bordered with Afghanistan. There is extreme beauty in the west of Pakistan as well. Bolan Pass is a mountain pass. This mountain pass happens to pass by through the Toba Kakkar range of the province, Baluchistan. Bolan pass is 120 km from the border of Afghanistan. In the past, people were afraid to go there due to security threats. However, this security threat is now controlled. People usually visit Bolan Pass to witness the natural beauty of this beautiful landscape.
#15 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Fairy Meadows
One of the most renowned hill station in Northern Pakistan is Fairy Meadows. Nanga Parbat is the second highest peak in Pakistan. A number of foreign hikers come and hike on the peak. The area where the hikers set their camps is named as Fairy Meadows by a German Hiker. Those who want to explore Nanga Parbat, will set their camps in Fairy Meadows and spent the nights over there. The cottages in Fairy Meadows depict the northern beauty of the place.
#16 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – PAF museum Karachi
Museums foreshadows the cultural, historical and national heritage of the country. Pakistan Air Force have been the ultimate backbone whenever the country is having threats from the outside world. In the war of 1965, against India, Pakistan Air Force did not have capable air crafts. However, the zeal and zest of the pilots have made it possible for the air crafts to make their names in the history. The country who remember its martyrs could only make success in the world. Pakistan has lost a number of brave men in the wars of 1965 and 1971. The museum in Karachi, “Pakistan Air Force museum” is specifically dedicated to the martyrs of the 1965 and 1971 war heroes.
#17 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Ansoo Lake, Naran
Naran is the small town in the upper Kaghan valley in Mansehra district. The province is Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The site is well-known and famous for its natural beauty. After lake Saif-ul-Malook, Ansoo Lake in Naran have become the tourist attraction place. The locals believed that this lake is formed naturally by the tear drop of a Jinn. There is a tracking of some kilometers towards the lake. Locals come up with the folk stories that a jinn used to love a fairy, but that fairy married another prince. In the sadness, that Jinn cried a tear on that landscape and a tear-shaped lake formed naturally.
#18 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Kalam, Swat
Kalam is a beautiful valley in Swat region. This valley is formed along the banks of the Swat river. The elevation from the sea-level is 2,001 m. From 2017 population census, the population of kalam was 23,170. It is a tourist attraction place. Newly married couples find this place very attractive and spend their vacations in this valley. People also like to go and spend some days in this valley to relax their minds from the daily routine’s hustle and bustle.
#19 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Khunjrab Pass
Pakistan has its border with China in the Karakoram mountains. Khunjerab Pass is the border connecting to the Karakoram Mountains range. Karakoram highway is the highway towards the Khunjerab Pass. From Pakistan side, the location is Gilgit Baltistan. From China’s side the location is Xinjiang. The business through Silk route happens to pass by through Karakoram range. Being at such a high altitude, the area remains close when there are snow storms. After few months the area remain open for common people to come and visit.
#20 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Ratti Gali Lake, Azaad Kashmir
Ratti Gali is the pure and close to nature glacial lake. Huge Alpine trees surrounds Ratti Gali. The location of Ratti Gali is in Neelum Valley, Azaad Kashmir. Due to its serene beauty of glacial lake, it is a well-known spot for tourists. The altitude of the lake is 12,130 feet. People do trekking towards this lake. The trekking part is really difficult and it requires power and strength to do that. However, once the trekker reach to the destination, they will forget all the efforts and hectic by viewing the closest to nature view in the world. The ice from the glaciers melt and pour down in the lake, thus making the lake water cold as ice.
#21 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Makli Necropolises, Thatta
There is certainly no doubt in the fact that Pakistan is full of historical culture and background. Being the part of the sub-continent it has witnessed and observed a number of wars, territories, buildings made, buildings demolished. In addition to all this a number of Sufi Saints also come and go in the sub-continent. Some of the Sufis are well-known while others are famous among their followers.
Thatta is the city in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. This city is famous for its large funerary monuments that particularly belongs to the chain of Sufis. There are over 500,000 to 1 million tombs that are built over the course of 400 years. Inside the cemetery, there are tombs of the Sufis. It is open for everyone for 24 hours. Mostly people come and pay homage to their Sufis.
#22 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Rohtas Fort, Jehlum
Pakistan is a dynamic country. With natural beauty in Pakistan, there is some cultural heritage as well. Jehlum is a region that is on the bank of Jehlum river. The history of the city is very old. It is located in the Punjab region. Moreover, the construction of Rohtas Fort or Qila Rohtas took place in 16th century.
The construction of the fort took place between 1541-1548. The fort contains a lot of historical facts and figures. A number of wars were fought in this fort. This fort depicts the early Muslim architect. People from all Pakistan as well as from the world come to visit this fort. Humayun, the ruler of the Mughal Empire defeated Sher Shah Suri in 1541. Sher Shah Suri built the fort after his defeat. The picture down below shows the main entrance gate of the fort.
#23 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Hunza Valley
Valley is a place that is in the middle of the mountains. Nature has granted Pakistan with a number of beautiful valleys. One can witness the mirror of Mother Nature in these beautiful valleys. Hunza Valley is situated in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan.
The serenity and beauty of Hunza is just surprising for the viewers. It is in the far northern corner of Kashmir, borders with the Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan as well as Xinjian region of China. Hunza is full of dynamic colors. At night time, the color spectrum gives eye catching view. If you are planning a trip to northern Pakistan, this is a must-see place.
#24 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Damn-e-Koh
Islamabad is among those cities in the world that is famous for its natural as well as human made beauty. The city was constructed in between the mountains. Daman-e-Koh is a viewing point from where the whole of the city can be viewed. The construction took place in the center of the Margalla hills. By standing 500 feet above the city Islamabad, one can view the entire city from here. All the traffic running from there, the view of Faisal mosque as well as the serenity and calmness of the city can be felt by standing there. It is a good place for the visitors to visit.
#25 of 25 Things to explore in Pakistan – Pakistan monument
Last but certainly not the least, “Pakistan monument” which is the national heritage of Pakistan. This is the national museum of Pakistan. The aerial view of the Pakistan monument shows the infrastructure in the shape of a moon and a star, the symbol in Pakistan flag. The monument is located at the west part of Shakapariyan hills in Islamabad.
Inside the monument there is a museum. This museum depicts the struggles and efforts of those people who have sacrificed their lives to built the nation. The museum contains the wax figure of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as well as other famous celebrities. The construction of the museum started in 2004. The inauguration took place in 2007. It is one of the few central point of attraction for visitors.
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