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The 3 must see tourist destinations and places in Pakistan

Updated on August 10, 2012

Pakistan - A country of diversity

Pakistan is unique. A country situated in the heart of South Asia, Pakistan is the country of diversity. Pakistan offers something to everyone. Get a leave from the cold climate of Europe and America and heat yourself in the sunny beaches of Karachi and Baluchistan or enjoy the thrill of winter games in the valley of Malam Jabba. Pakistan is a country of vivid colors. Here are the top 3 must see tourist destinations in Pakistan which you cannot miss.

moen jo daro
moen jo daro
Lahore Minare Pakistan
Lahore Minare Pakistan

The top 3 Must see destinations

Northern Pakistan - Heaven on Earth

The Northern Area of Pakistan is the most spectacular and fascinating region of Pakistan. A meeting point of the three most famous mountain ranges in the world - the Karakoram, the Himalaya and the Hindukush, this area is a cluster of vividity. The Northern region of Pakistan is a paradise for trekkers, hikers and climbers so if you're fond of some real adventure then this is the place for you.

The Northern area of Pakistan is a vast area of Natural beauty. The beautiful lakes are a great attraction to tourists in the area. The lake Saiful Muluk is located at the northern end of Kaghan near Naran.On foot, the trek from Naran to the lake takes about 1-2 hours. The water is clear with a slight green tone which adds to the beauty to the scenery.The impact of the beauty of the lake is of such extent that people believe that fairies come down to the lake at the time of full moon.

Valleys are an integral part of the beauty of the region.The Gilgit valley at an elevatin of 1453.90, is home to spectacular scenic beauty. Surrounded by high mountain, fresh water lakes, glaciers and rivers is where some of the world's tallest peaks, such as Nanga Parbat, 8125 meter and Raka Poshi, 7788 meter are located. These provide great attractions to climbers from all around the globe.

This region is also home to beautiful historical destinations. Buddhist Rock Carvings carved out on the mountains are worth attention. These are about 10 km away from Gilgit is a great example of historical heritage of Pakistan.

The Taj Mughal, about 11 km away from gilgit, build around 700 years ago, is also a good example of historical architecture.

Historical Heritage Sites - History in Rocks

Pakistan is home to rich cultural and historical heritage. The history of the region dates back to the Indus valley civilization which occupied the region during 3300 - 1300 BC and flourished around the Indus Valley Basin. This civilization is one of the most worlds greatest civilizations. The ruin of this civilizations are found all over the sub continent. In Pakistan are the two major cities of the civilization Moen Jo Daro and Harappa.

Located near the city of Larkana, Moen Jo Daro was the metropolis of the the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. The city is entirely built of backed bricks covers and has such modern day technologies that would have been magnificent in that time like covered drains and public baths.

Harappa is the other most important site of the Great Indus valley civilization. Harappa is situated in Punjab in Northeastern Pakistan and is 20 km west of Sahiwal. It is a large city of the Indus valley civilization which is now of the Unesco World Heritages sites.

In addition to this Gandhara civilization near Taxila is also a great attraction for ancient civilization lovers.

Lahore - The city of Hearts

Lahore a sparkling city in the heart of Punjab is also the capital of the Province. The city of Lahore has a great history of its own and has been through a long journey from a important city on the busy trade roots of Gandhara to the capital of the Mughals to a dense metropolis of Pakistan. A city destroyed and rebuilt many times in the course of its life. In the long journey through time, one thing has not changed and that is the charm of Lahore.

Lahore is the best place to get a glimpse of the rich culture of the Punjab. Delight your taste buds with the rich and spicy tastes of the Lahori cuisine or dance at the beats of the Dhol. Lahore is a real fun ride.

Lahore is also home to many historical sites. The tomb of Jehangir, the Lal qila, the sheesh mahal, etc are the great examples of the Mughal architecture whereas The minare Pakistan is a memorial to the Pakistan Resolution which was passed at the same location.

In addition to this, the warm hospitality of the lahoris makes Lahore the city you cant miss.


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      Tommy 5 years ago

      Thanks needed these for a project

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      HotArticle 5 years ago

      Awesome !!!

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      Kamran100 6 years ago

      pakistan is a really great place, nice collection of photos. i like it..well done

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      leyzaa 7 years ago

      I just seen from television, nice country i hope someday i go there

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      Anas Shad 7 years ago from Pakistan

      do visit Pakistan sir

      u will certainly like it :)

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      Hummingbird5356 7 years ago

      You are right, Pakistan is unique. I have visited twice and like it very much. I look forward to my next visit.

      Thanks for this hub.

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      PaperNotes 7 years ago

      Looking at your photos, I must say that if I would have the chance to visit Pakistan, I'll definitely pass by those places.