Top 10 places to visit in Pakistan

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Pakistan

Visit Pakistan? Pakistan has been in the news quite often. The at times challenging relationship with “neighboring countries” is sadly what mostly makes the news. It is sad for the countries on both sides, cause there is so much more to the story. Positive stories about a big and friendly country.

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k2 mountain, Pakistan peak glacier landscape

Tourism is returning to Pakistan

Tourism is however gradually returning to Pakistan,  cause it is, in general, a beautiful, different and peaceful country with so much to see for the adventure traveler. Actually and the source is Gov.uk on safety precautions for going to Pakistan is simply: stay away from the Border towards India and the so-called line of control. “In recent years, the security situation in Pakistan has improved considerably following action by the Pakistan government and security forces. In 2018, there were an estimated 484,000 visits by British nationals to Pakistan. Most visits are trouble-free.” But you have to read the advice on how and where to travel in Pakistan and talk to your travel agency or chosen airline. Let´s realistically assume the situation is in favor of visiting Pakistan at the time you read this, then you may well consider visiting some of the places below.

Pakistan´s geography includes astounding mountains and diversified culture. People who do travel to Pakistan are very rarely disappointed.

Pakistanis would say that their country is a place of diversity, love, ethnicity, and people from various different backgrounds. Here the places to visit in Pakistan are not only famous for the architectural importance, but also for the historical background. While you travel to Pakistan, you will very likely fall in love with the welcoming people, enchanting local music, delicious and mouth-watering cuisines and culture in general.

Top Places to Visit in Pakistan

Pakistan has a great number of historical landmarks,  ancient temples, and amazingly constructed mosques. You will also find magnificent mountains and deep beautiful lakes. Also, the famous sea at Karachi is a must-visit. Here are some of the places where you should go to Pakistan.

Mubarak-Village

Mubarak village, Karachi

Mubarak Village is the second largest village for the fishermen. It is on the boundary of Gadani and Karachi. You will not see commercial areas here, or the local people living like in Karachi. It is a space, far from the city crowd and the hassle of the busy Karachi city. If you wish to spend some time of relaxed life, in the serenity and the soothing air, with the crystal-clear water, Mubarak village should be a must go. Here you will see the traditional life of a village by the sea living the simple life catching fish to feed the family.

Great Wall Of Ranikot Fort, In Sindh

Ranikot Fort

Do you wish to explore the true historical places in Pakistan?  UNESCO has designated six sites in Pakistan as World Heritage Sites and eighteen sites are on the tentative list. Ranikot Fort is on the tentative list and  is a must-visit if you are interested in exploring the historic architecture and the history of Pakistan:

Ranikot Fort from the 17th century is a historical Talpur fort near Sann, Jamshoro, Sindh. Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world’s largest fort with a circumference of approximately 32 kilometers (20 mi). The fort’s ramparts have been compared to the Great Wall of China.

Gorak Hill station

Gorak Hill station, By Arbi099 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69328352

Gorakh hills

Gorakh’s elevation, ca.1200 m., gives it a special climate, with sub-zero temperatures during winter and generally below 20 °C (68 °F) in summer, with about 120 mm of average annual rainfall. The Government of Sindh is in the process of constructing a new road from Dadu to Gorakh Hill. There is a new rest house for visitors on the hill. Tourists can arrange their own transport from Sehwan Sharif to the hill station.  If you travel to Pakistan in winters and you visit these Gorakh hills in Sindh, you might get a chance to enjoy the beautiful snowfall. Besides the snowfall, you will also love the scenic views and the amazing atmosphere there. Gorakh hill is a plateau, which is in the Kirthar ranges.

White palace of Marghazar in Pakistan

The White Palace of Marghazar

White Palace, Swat

The Phite Palace is located in Swat. And you can stay there! Hotel White Palace Marghazar Swat is now fully opened and the situation is safe once again in Swat. White Palace was built in 1941 By the 1st King of Swat valley (Mian Gul Abdul Wadood). Later the palace was converted into a tourist resort hotel. The Hotel is located at 7000 feet above sea level on Marghazar Hill. Swat valley offers beautiful views and good service and good food.

The White Palace of Marghazar was built in 1940 by the first king of Swat, Miangul Abdul Wadud in the small town of Marghazar situated at about 13 kilometers away from Saidu Sharif. The name was given to the palace as it was built of white marble. The palace now serves as a hotel. The White Palace at Marghazar was the summer residence of the Wali of Swat, Miangul Jehanzeb. Located at 7,000 feet above sea level on Marghazar Hill, it was later converted into a tourist resort.

White Palace hotel 

Siri Paye, Pakistan

Siri Paye in Kaghan valley, Pakistan

Siri Paye

Siri Paye is a green plateau, in the Hindukush ranges. You will love the nature and the scenic views here. Naran & Kaghan are the most beautiful towns in Pakistan. Thousands of tourists travel here to see wonderful valleys, rivers, mountains, glaciers, pine forests, lush greenery, panoramic views, landscapes, and waterfalls – the true beauty of nature.

The road to Naran valley travels alongside with River Kunhar which starts from the glaciers of Kaghan and flow down to Mansehra district.

A white van with luggage on the roof running along the unpaved road. Deosai plains, Pakistan.

Deosai Plains

Deosai Plains are another plain are which are famous for the location, views and the atmosphere. It is on the boundary of Himalayas and the Karakorum ranges. And this makes it a unique and attractive spot for visitors from all over the world. The Deosai National Park is located between Kharmang, Astore and Skardu in Pakistan. It has an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above sea level making the Deosai Plains second highest plateau in the world after Changtang Tibetan Plateau.

Deosai, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.

The park protects an area of 3,000 square kilometers (1,200 sq mi). It is well known for its rich flora and fauna of the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine ecoregion. In spring, it is covered by sweeps of wildflowers and a wide variety of butterflies. A must-see.

Shangrila Resort

Shangrila resort is in Skardu. It is another place which is famous for the location, the tranquility and the comfortable hotel. You will love the place for the serenity and the tranquillity. It is an incredible spot for the tourists who visit Pakistan to see the natural beauty of it.

Shangrila hotels in Pakistan

 

Neelam Valley, Kashmir.

Neelam valley

Neelam valley is in Azad Kashmir. This is another place which is known for its extraordinary location. You will see the greenery all around here. And this makes it a soothing and a relaxing and serene place for the tourists.

Neelum District is the northernmost district of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Taking up the larger part of the Neelam Valley, the district has a population of 191,000 (as of 2017). It was badly affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.

Neelam valley where to stay

The Neelum River was known before Partition as Kishan Ganga and was subsequently renamed after the village of Neelam. It flows down from the Gurez Valley in Indian Jammu and Kashmir and roughly follows first a western and then a south-western course until it joins the Jhelum River at Muzaffarabad. The valley is a thickly wooded[citation needed] region with an elevation ranging between 4,000 feet (1,200 m) and 7,500 feet (2,300 m), the mountain peaks on either side reaching 17,000 feet (5,200 m). Neelum Valley is 144 kilometers (89 mi) long.

How to get to Neelam Valley

Moen-jo-Daro

Moen-jo-Daro is a lost civilization. You can visit here and see the remains of this civilization. Here you can explore the structure of their homes, their way of living and most of the ornaments and piece they used in daily life.

Inside view of Khewra salt mine - Khushab, Pakistan. Beautiful lighting is used which leaves magical effect upon tourists. The Khewra Salt Mine is located in Khewra, north of Pind Dadan Khan, an administrative subdivision of Jhelum District, Punjab Region, Pakistan, which rises from the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

Khewra Salt Mines

Khewra mines are 5he largest salt mines located in Pakistan. And you can exclusively visit here and see the process. There is also a museum and a place where you can sit, eat and absorb. Magical inside view of Khewra salt mine – The Khewra Salt Mine is located in Khewra, north of Pind Dadan Khan. In 326 BC, Alexander the Great, the Greek King famous for conquering an empire ranging from Asia into Africa and Europe, was making his way across Pakistan. Stopping his army for a rest in the area now known as Khewra, Alexander’s horse began licking the stones on the ground. Seeing that all the horses were doing so and taking note, a soldier himself tried one and found that the rocks were quite salty. The Khewra salt deposits had been discovered and remain to this day a wonder.

Magical inside view of Khewra salt mine - The Khewra Salt Mine is located in Khewra, north of Pind Dadan Khan. In 326 BC, Alexander the Great, the Greek King famous for conquering an empire ranging from Asia into Africa and Europe, was making his way across Pakistan. Stopping his army for a rest in the area now known as Khewra, Alexander’s horse began licking the stones on the ground. Seeing that all the horses were doing so and taking note, a soldier himself tried one and found that the rocks were quite salty. The Khewra salt deposits had been discovered.

 

Visit Pakistan

These are a few places in Pakistan which you should visit for sure. There is a lot that you need to explore about Pakistan. You will see the historical places scenic locations, local bazaar, food streets and much more. Here in Pakistan, the experience packed places are numerous. You can also visit the tombs and religious spots. All of them carry an important and vital place. To lighten up, you can listen to local music. It may very well grow on you.

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