Pakistan is full of beautiful and splendid places which are always the major source of attraction for the tourists. There are so many things to visit and see that one gets confused about planning the trip. Here is the list of top ten destinations that one must visit to see the real beauty of Pakistan.
The Kaghan Valley is a beautiful valley in the north-east of Mansehra District . It attracts many tourists from not only Pakistan but also from the whole world. The main beauty of the valley is that its mountains, lakes, water-falls, streams and glaciers are still in a pure state. During summer, its best to visit this place. It is themain spot for tourist attractions, especially its lakes. There are various lakes in the valley, but most popular among the tourists are Saiful Muluk Lake, Dudipatsar Lake and Lulusar Lakes.
It is located at the north end of Faisal Avenue, at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas. This splendid mosque in Islamabad is the largest mosque of Pakistan one of the largest mosques in the world. It is named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who assisted and provided finance for this project. The mosque is popular for its splendid architecture and big chandeliers in the halls.
Mohenjodaro located in the province of Sindh .It is one of the largest cities of the Indus Valley Civilization. It was made around 2600 BCE and was one of the initial towns in the world. It is also known as “an ancient Indus valley metropolis” The archaeological wrecks of the city are nominated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
4. Shandur Pas
Shandur Pass links Chitral with Gilgit and is the spot of the highest polo ground in the world. Each summer a hug event called the Shandur polo festival is organized here, which is a big source of attraction for the tourists. Different come against each other in this freestyle contest. The pass is generally unpopulated and passing through its snow covered slopes in winters is an exceptionally difficult adventure.
The Lahore Fort, whish also known as Shahi Qila is the famous fort of the city of Lahore. Origins of the fort can be traced back to the ancient times, however, the current construction was done during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar in between 1556–1605, and frequently renovated by succeeding rulers. Thus the fort is the sign of the rich traditions and culture of Mughal architecture.
6.Nanga Parbat Base Camp
The base camp at Nanga Parbat is easily assessable and in good weather one can reach there in a single day. The journey itself is a great adventure and also includes the most exciting jeep ride. The stunning Fairy Meadows are situated close to the base camp with a wonderful view of the great peak, rising high above all.
Taxila is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is a very significant archaeological site. The history of city goes back to the Gandhara period. It is consisted of the ruins of the Gandhāran city which was an important Hindu and Buddhist centre. The wrecks of Taxila contain various buildings and buddhist stupas . The main area of Taxila is divided into three main cities, each belonging to a different era.
Hiran Minar is located in peaceful atmosphere near Lahore in Sheikhupura. It was built on the orders of Emperor Jahangir as a shrine to Mansraj, one of his pet deer. The most exceptional features of this place are the antelope’s grave and the unique water collection systems built at the time of Mughals.
Makran is a semi-desert coastal strip in the south of Sindh , along the coast of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. This thinly populated coast has some of the most splendid beaches in the world. Though planning a trip might be a huge challenge but the pure beauty of the place makes it all valuable. The main coastal town Gwadar , is being urbanized one of the major ports, and soon, the area will be developed enough to become a perfect place for tourists.
10.The Kailash Valleys
Basically the Kailash are an isolated tribe living mostly in remote valleys in Chitral District. Their culture is in danger of becoming extinct. Their wonderfully distinct customs and lifestyle requires consideration and protection. Chitral itself is a stunning composite of valleys, with much linguistic diversity throughout the world.