Here are the top 10 must-visit places in Pakistan
Pakistan situated in the South Asian continent is the world’s 33rd largest country. It is the home of the most beautiful places in the world. Here are the 10 must-visit places in Pakistan that one should visit this year.
1. Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir
One of the most beautiful places in the world, located in the north of Azad Kashmir just opposite to Keran sector of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The valley stretches out 240 Kilometers with a population of 191,000 inhabitants. It is one of the most visited spots in Pakistan. It contains freshwater streams, lush green mountains, forests, and rivers. Neelum district is a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic district; several languages are spoken in this district among which Hindko is predominant which is similar to Punjbai. There are sub valleys in Neelum Valley which include Leswa Valley, Jagran Valley, Surgun Valley, and Shounter Valley. Ratti Galli, Chitta Katha Valley, and Keran are also located in Neelum Valley. It is one of the top must-visit places in Pakistan.
2. Shangrila Resort, Skardu
A resort located in the city of Skardu which is located at the extreme north of Pakistan in the region of Gilgit Baltistan. The city has its importance due to eight-thousander of nearby KaraKoram mountain range. The temperature of Skardu reaches to -24 degree centigrade in extreme cold, after crossing the old wooden bridge from Indus river, one reach at the beautiful place of Shangrilla Resort. It is one of the famous tourist spot for local as well as foreigners. While reaching to Shangrilla from the central part of the country one can see the most beautiful views and scenes of lush green mountains and ice-capped mountains. There are few other nearby tourist spots in Skardu like Deosai National Park, Skardu Fort, Kachura Lake, and Satpara Lake.
3. Ghanche District, Gilgit-Baltistan
Ghanche is the eastern district of Gilgit-Baltistan, with its historical city of Khaplu. This is also one of the most famous spots for the tourist which contain outstanding scenery and high altitude landscape. People from the settlement of the River Shyok are warm and loving and they provide a very hospitable environment to their visitors. It also contains the historical village of Machlu, one of the most beautiful places in this region.
4. Gojal Valley, Hunza
Gojal Valley also known as Upper Hunza lies in the far north of Pakistan. It borders China and Pakistan at Khunjrab Pass and is 15,397 above sea level. It remains covered with snow all year. The famous Attabad Lake is also called Gogal Lake is located in Shishkat village, which is the first village coming from the south. This village (Shishkat) is one of the famous tourist spots.
5. Ayun and Bamburet Valley, Chitral
Ayun is a village of Chitral located at 12KM south of the city in Pakistan. This is one of the three valleys of Chitral. It took almost 2 hours from the city of Chitral to reach this beautiful destination. The beautiful and lush green view of the valley is a breathtaking view for the tourists.
6. Swat Valley, Swat.
Swat Valley lies in the district Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It is also referred as Mini Switzerland or Switzerland of Pakistan. This valley has many tourist attractions like Natural Ushu Valley & forest, Mahodand Valley & Lake and Malam Jabba which is the famous spot for Ski. Earlier there were some terrorists related issues in this valley but armed forces had eradicated those issues. Before the inception of Pakistan, Swat was princely state but when Pakistan came on the World’s Map, this princely state joined Pakistan.
7. Ranikot Fort, Sindh
The famous Ranikot fort is located near Sann, Jamshoro district in Sindh province of Pakistan. It is easily accessible through Karachi National Highway. Ranikot fort was also known as the Great Wall of Sindh. It covers the circumference of 32 Kilometers. Historically Ranikot fort was constructed in Talpur Dynasty in the year 1812. However, the fort is in pathetic condition but the government is still working on it to improve the condition. However, the ancient style carving looks great.
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8. Gorak Hills, Sindh
It is the beautiful hill station situated at the elevation of 5,689 feet. It is located in the district of Dadu of province Sindh of Pakistan. These mountains got entirely covered in the snow in the year 2008 and are the part of Kirthar Mountain range. It took almost 8 hours to reach this spot from Karachi. This hill station is also known for nightlife, as there is a setup for BBQ and bonfire. Tourists can arrange their personal transport from Shewan Sharif to this hill station.
9. Mohenjo-Daro, Sindh
Mohenjo-Daro (Mounds of Dead) is an ancient site of the Indus Valley Civilization which can be traced around 2500 BCE. It is located in the province of Sindh in the west of River Indus at Larkana District. The valley extends around 28 km. Moreover, It is generally a dry landscape but the building and artifacts provide viewers with astonishing knowledge and view.
10. Mubarak Village, Karachi
Mubarak Village or Mubarak Goth is situated in Karachi which is the second-largest village for fishermen. It borders with Gadani in Balochistan and is located on the shore of the Arabian Sea. Numerous boats can be seen in the clear blue waters. Churna Island is almost an hour away from Mubarak village. It is the center of attraction for water sports like Scuba diving and Snorkeling.
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