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Welcome to Pakistan ! Episode 1

Updated on March 3, 2018

Why to visit Pakistan?

Pakistan is a land of beauty, rapidly growing economy and a home of hundreds of bustling heritage sites spread all over the country. The country is famous for its diverse culture, hospitality, and scenic beauty. It is gifted with all four seasons and a variety of terrains with a handful of natural resources. It offers its tourists an unforgettable experience which is unmatchable and life-changing. It is home to some greatest peaks of the world including K-2 the second highest peak of the world, it also possesses 10 out of Worlds 25 highest peaks of the world. Along with its mighty mountain ranges, It offers hundreds of jaw-droppingly beautiful valleys in the North and North West of the country.

K2 aka "the killer mountain"

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Why K2 is called "the killer mountain"?

Because it engulfed one out of four climbers who try to climb this mountain. The "summit to the fatality rate" of K2 is 27% which is highest in the world.

Lakes, Valleys and Scenereis

Pakistan's destinations include lush green plateaus of Deosai Plains in Gilgit Baltistan region, and Cold desert in Skardu District both of them are highest in the world in their respective categories. The North of Pakistan is rich in Biodiversity and Wildlife as well making it a perfect eco-tourism destination of the world. In Last Year alone, more than 9 million foreign tourists reached Pakistan to spend some days in the beautiful country close to nature and enjoy the unmatchable hospitality of its population.

Glimpse to North Pakistan

The Chain of Seven Lakes, Naran/Kaghan Valley
The Chain of Seven Lakes, Naran/Kaghan Valley | Source
Cold Desert
Cold Desert | Source
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Colors of Autumn in North Pakistan
Colors of Autumn in North Pakistan | Source

Do You Know about the highest paved Road in the World?

The National Highway 35 is 887 Km long road between Pakistan and China, which was completed in 1979. This road is the highest paved road in the World and it passes through Karakorum Range that's why it is called as Karakorum Highway(KKH).

Islamabad - The Beautiful Capital

Moving towards Centre, Pakistan's Capital Islamabad is a planned capital territory which is a "safe city" as well. It is ranked as the second most beautiful capital in the world. The city is a perfect blend of Modern Architecture, Urban centers, Lush Green Forests, Ancient Gandhara Art and lavish Food and picnic sports. The capital is planned in such a way that every housing center has its own market, parks, and a small mini forest, maintaining Urban/Forest ratio ar 50%.Places to visit in Islamabad are Faisal Mosque, Damn-e-Koh, Saidpur Village, Rawal Dam, Shakar Parian, Pakistan Monument, Lake View Park, Khanpur Dam, Taxila and Lok Virsa. For foodies, there are many options like Des Pardais, Monal, La Tareesa, Savours, Tehzeeb etc. The city has various Shopping Malls that offers best of best from Pakistan and all over the world. Places like Centaurus Mall, Giga Mall and many other provide tourist a wonderful shopping experience.


Faisal Mosque
Faisal Mosque
Centaurus Mall
Centaurus Mall | Source
Damn e Koh
Damn e Koh

The Central Pakistan - Lahore and other cities

Lahore is the second largest city and hub of culture, music, arts, literature, and history. Lahore is famous for its food, history, and culture, but now it is well known for its IT industry, Economy, and Development. It is also called the heart of Pakistan as a famous saying is " Who didn't visit Lahore, never got Birth". Lahore is a modern city with preserved history, it is also home to some great educational institutions of Pakistan. There are hundreds of attractions for tourists in Lahore as the city is known as the city never sleeps. There are a lot of food spots and dedicated food street coupled with various Chinese, Continental, Thai, Arabian and Afghani Cusine spots. For tourism, Old Lahore is an ideal place for history and culture lovers specifically Badhshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Minar e Pakistan, Wazir Khan Mosque and Shalimar Garden. If someone is Mughal Architecture Lover, Lahore is the right destination for them.

In Central Part of Pakistan, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, and Gujranwala are other main cities along with a number of fascinating Tourist Attractions.

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Badshahi Mosque
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort
Lahore Fort
Shah Rukn e Alam Tomb
Shah Rukn e Alam Tomb
Wazir Khan Mosque
Wazir Khan Mosque
Wazir Khan Mosque
Wazir Khan Mosque
Lahore's Own Replica of Eiffel Tower
Lahore's Own Replica of Eiffel Tower

South Pakistan - Karachi, Gwadar -Gateway to trade

in Southern Pakistan, Karachi is located which is the largest City of Pakistan and ranked as the 7th largest city in the World. Karachi is a home to diverse cultural and ethnolinguistic groups from all over the country. The city is also termed as the city of light. Karachi is trade and financial hub of Pakistan and has a number of tourist attractions. The city has a port and some picture-perfect monuments and beaches. The city is one of the cheapest city in the world and hence there is no one who sleeps hungry in the city.

There are Many other major Cities like Hyderabad, Quetta, and Gwadar in Southern Pakistan. The another Mega City of Gwadar is under-development with a deep-sea port of Gwadar being developed under China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.

Mohatta Palace
Mohatta Palace
Princess of Hope - Natural Mud Sculpture
Princess of Hope - Natural Mud Sculpture
Karachi the City of Lights
Karachi the City of Lights
Kund Malir Beach along Makran Coastal Highway
Kund Malir Beach along Makran Coastal Highway

Episode 1 : Brief Introduction about Pakistan

This is Episode 1, which includes only a brief introduction to Pakistan. Next episodes will reveal much more about the amazing country. Keep visiting the space

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    Galaxy Harvey 7 weeks ago from United Kingdom

    That is an amazing picture. I had no idea what the name of the country actually meant, thanks for the very informative hub.

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