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Ten Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Pakistan

Updated on May 7, 2020
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Umer Farooq is a student of pre medical. He loves to write on environment,social issues and about religion activities as well.

What are ten most beautiful places in Pakistan?

Pakistan is a country which is full of beauty and adventure,there are dozens of beautiful places to visit in Pakistan. The security situation in Pakistan has not been good for a years but now Pakistan can be visited without any fear because now all the terrorist organizations are gone from here.

Here is the list of ten most beautiful places of Pakistan.

1. Lake Saif-ul-malook

2. Hunza Valley

3. Neelum Valley

4. Skardu

5. Kaghan Valley

6. Swat Valley

7. Murree

8. Kalash Valleys

9. Mohenjo-daro

10. Mubarak Village

1. Lake Saif-ul-malook

Lake Saif-ul-malook is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lake Saif-ul-malook is surrounded by long mountains and glaciers. The view of white glaciers and clean blue water in a lake is truly amazing.

Lake Saif-ul-malook is located at the northern end of kaghan valley,near the town of naran in saif-ul-malook National park. The area of this beautiful lake is about 2.75 km with the depth of 113 ft. This lake is a source of kunhar river and surface elevation of the lake is 3.224 m.

Lake Saif-ul-malook is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. Visiting to this lake is very exciting and Lake Saif-ul-malook is one of the best place in Pakistan to see and visit.

2. Hunza Valley

Hunza is a valley of mountains in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated in the extreme northern part of Pakistan,bordering with the Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan and the Xinjiang region of China. The Valley is situated at an elevation of 2,438 meters. This valley consist three regions,Upper Hunza which is usually known as Gojal,central Hunza known as Hunza Valley and lower Hunza which is known as Shinaki.

The people of Hunza are very strong and attractive. With mountainous and green view of Hunza other speciality is the culture and food of Hunza. Food and culture of Hunza have a variety which is little bit different from other regions of Pakistan.

Before the independence of Pakistan,Hunza was came under Buddhism and after 1947 this region came under Pakistan. That's why the culture of Hunza reflects the culture of Buddhism as well.

Did You Know

"The average age of Hunza people or Burusho people is 120 years and in some cases 160 years just because of their healthy life style and environment."

Hunza or Burusho People

3. Neelum Valley

Neelum Valley is located in the northern most district of Azad Kashmir having a population of 191,000. Neelum Valley has a river known as neelum river which was known as Kishan Ganga before partition. It flows down from Gurez valley in Indian Jammu and Kashmir and roughly follows first a western and then south-western course until it joins the Jhelum River which is in Muzaffarabad. Neelum Valley is 144 km long with an elevation ranging between 4,000 ft to 7,500 ft. The mountains in this valley reaching the height of 17000 ft on either side.

Neelum Valley is a beautiful valley which has many interesting places for tourist attractions such as Dowarian,Ratti Gali lake,Halmat,Keran,Kutton,Taobat,Arang kel and Athmuqam.

4. Skardu

Skardu is the most beautiful city of Pakistan and located in the region of Gilgit Baltistan. Skardu is situated at an elevation of 2,500 meters. The city is an important to the eight thousanders,nearby Karakorum mountain range. The town is separated Karakorum from Himalayas as it is located on River Indus.

History and culture of Skardu is very interesting as it was first under the rule of Buddhist Empire. Then it comes under Mughal period,then Dogra rule and it is officially known as Skardu city from 1948 after Kashmir war.

The best attraction for tourist are the mountains of Skardu which are snow covered at 8,000 m. These mountain peaks include K2,Trango Baltoro,Biafo. Other attractive places in Skardu are Deosai National Park,Skardu fort,Shigar fort and Kachura,Satpara lakes.

5. Kaghan Valley

Kaghan Valley is one of the beautiful valley in Mansehra district of province Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa in Pakistan. Kaghan Valley is the most popular attraction among tourists throughout the world.

Kaghan Valley extends 155 km across northern Pakistan,rising from an elevation of 2,134 ft. The highest point is the Babusar Pass at 13,690 ft. Kaghan Valley is enveloped by the lower range of Himalaya,which results in an alpine climate and prevalence of pine forests.

Kaghan Valley has a largest range of natural beauty which includes crystal like lakes,frosty mountain streams,waterfalls and glaciers. Kaghan Valley is very famous for it's beauty and this beauty mostly attract people in summer.

Fun Fact

The popular wonderland "Babusar Top" at the height of 13,690 feet (4170 m) in Kaghan Valley.

Babusar Pass

6. Swat Valley

Swat is renowned for it's outstanding natural beauty. Swat is located in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa province in Pakistan. Swat was a center of early Buddhist thought as a part Gandhara Kingdom. Swat has many ruins from that era. Swat is a fifteenth largest area of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa province with a population of 2,309,570. The average elevation of Swat is 980 m and known as the cooler and wetter area of Pakistan.

Swat is one of the most popular tourist destination of the country.. Swat's beauty includes lush forests,snow capped mountains and verdant alpine meadows. The popular and beautiful places in Swat to visit are Kalam,Malamjabba and Mahodand. The historical areas of Swat are Saidu Stupa,Shingardar Stupa and Butkara.

7. Murree

Murree is a mountain resort located in the Rawalpindi District of province Punjab in Pakistan. Murree is about 30 km northeast of Islamabad. It has average altitude of 2,291 meters. Murree was constructed under British rule in 1851-1853. Murree was summer headquarters of colonial Punjab Government until 1876 when it was moved to Shimla. Murree became a popular tourist station for British and many prominent Englishman were born here including Bruce Bairnsfather,Francis Young husband and Reginald Dyer.

After the independence of Pakistan,Murree become a popular tourist destination for whole Pakistan. Tourists mainly visit Murree during summer. The hills and unpredictable climate of Murree is very notable. In Murree variety of rare animal species can be found including leopards,foxes,wild boar and Rhesus monkey. Murree also have variety of birds which includes cheer pheasant and kalij pheasant.

Did You Know

Murree was founded in 1851 by Governor of Punjab,Sir Henry Lawrence,and was originally established for the British troops garrisoned on the Afghan Frontier as a sanatorium. In 1853,the permanent town of Murree was constructed at Sunny bank.

8. Kalash Valleys

Kalash Valleys are valleys in Chitral District in northern Pakistan. These valleys are surrounded by the mountain range of Hindu Kash. The people of Kalash Valleys are famous for their unique culture and language. They follow a form of ancient Hinduism. Kalash Valleys have the population of 9000 and the elevation of these valleys is 5,480 ft.

Kalash Valleys are the source of attraction for Pakistani and International tourists. These valleys are divided into three parts in which the largest valley is Bumburet,other two are Rumbur and Biriu. High mountains,unique homes are main source of attraction for tourists.

9. Mohenjo-daro

Mohenjo-daro is known as the Mound of the Dead is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located at the distance of 27 km from Larkana,Sindh in Pakistan. Few people live their today,but four thousand five hundred years ago,it was a large busy city. Nobody knew anything about it until 1922,when some villagers found pieces of old smooth pots and old bricks at the place,where now stands the uncovered city. Mohenjo-daro was mainly discovered by Sir John Marshall who was an English civil servant,whose work it was to look after historical remains.

Nearby is a museum,where interesting objects found from Mohenjo-daro,are on exhibition. These includes seals,jewelry,toys,weapons and painted pottery. The best of the Mohenjo-daro is the head of a bull which was used as a seal and metal statue of dancing girl. There are metal tools too. It is because of these metal tools that the probable age of the city is being given as about four thousand five hundred years.

Learned men,visitors and tourists visit Mohenjo-daro from Pakistan and from whole world. Mohenjo-daro is the best place to visit for the people who have interested in history and ancient remains.

Interesting Fact

Mohenjo-daro was divided into two sections including the lower city and citabel. The Citabel was a mud brick 39 foot high structure that housed the public baths,assembly halls and about 5000 people.

10. Mubarak Village

Mubarak Village or Mubarak Goth is a fishing village in Kiamari Town of Karachi,Sindh,Pakistan. It is located along the shore of Arabian Sea in District West Karachi.

Mubarak Village is an important place for fishers who earn income by fishing. It is a second biggest fishing spot of Karachi. Mubarak Village is a place where tourists visit from whole Pakistan because of fishing. One more important thing about Mubarak Village is that scuba diving,snorkeling and other water activities held here which is attend by many people and these activities support the earning system of local people as well.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Umer Farooq

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