Top Tourist Places in Pakistan
It is difficult to imagine any more magnificent landscape than the rugged peaks, hidden villages, and wind-swept plains of Pakistan. Pakistan is a stunning country, from wild mountain passes to ornate mosques and ancient fortresses. Though it has had a rough past for KPK, the present and future of Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan are shining very bright. This beautiful valley is something straight out of a fairy tale with its stunning green fields, forests, and rivers boasting varying shades of blue so clear you’d think them fake!
Boyun is a small village variously called Boyun or Green Top, and it lies just beyond the end of a steep path. The terrain stretches out like a green ocean above the valley where Kalam can be seen in the distance. From this lofty perch, when the weather is clear, one can look out over one of the most beautiful and expansive vistas I’ve ever laid eyes on! Its active churches, temples, schools, and well-cultivated fields are testimony to the village’s active community life. Do not miss it if you’re ever in Kalam itself!
- Kandol and Spindhor Lakes:
Kandol and Spindhor Lakes are alpine lakes that are accessible from Kalam. Kandol Lake is more commercialized these days if you’re looking for a trip that’s a bit more touristy, but it’s a stunning sight to see even so – especially with its waterfalls. At the same time, Spindhor Lake can only be reached on foot via a trail that is about 2 hours long. Either way, these lakes are counted among the most beautiful places in Pakistan!
If you live in Pakistan or have read many stories about the country, you’ve probably heard of Hunza. It’s a small county nestled between China, Nepal, and Northern India. Residents are often healthy and happy – contrary to the common perception that people living in the mountains are always grumpy. The county has it all, from incredible natural scenery, delicious local cuisine, and quaint villages with friendly people eager to open their doors to travelers seeking a more authentic adventure in this part of the world! Hunza is a massive region that encompasses many valleys, villages, and other areas, making it one of the most diverse regions in Pakistan. It has witnessed its fair share of historical events throughout its history as part of The Silk Road in South Asia.
- Passu Cathedral:
The Passu Cones Cathedral is a breathtaking natural phenomenon and one of the most recognized landmarks in Pakistan. The 15,000-foot high double cones are viewed from the village of Gulmit. It takes about an hour to forty minutes to reach them from Gilgit City along the Karakoram Highway.
- Attabad Lake:
Anyone who has ever visited the Hunza Valley will remember the beauty of this blue water, cut out of the rock by a landslide. The lake is situated along the Karakoram Highway in northern Pakistan, at almost 4,000 meters above sea level. Here we also encounter one of the most popular Attabad Lake facts – its full name is Attabad Lake, Fairy Meadows. That’s because Fairy Meadows, where it resides, was once a hunting ground for fairies. It sounds like an adventurous and exciting place to visit!
The Eagle’s Nest is an amazing view of the Hunza Valley and offers one of the best sunsets. It’s a popular scene for photographs from travelers in the area.
- Yarkhun Valley:
Though it’s relatively unheard of for tourists and unnoticed compared to Pakistan’s most famous places, we think the Yarkhun Valley is the most beautiful part I’ve seen in the country. Located in the Upper Chitral district of Kpk, Yarkhun dazzles with its mountain ranges and untouched villages. Declared a protected area by the Directorate of Wildlife and National Parks of Pakistan in 1989, Yarkhun had remained just as breathtaking today as it was first discovered. Yarkhun Valley is an upper-class, mountain-ringed valley in Pakistan’s more mountainous regions. This remote region can be difficult to reach for most travelers, but for those who have the time, it’s easy to see why Yarkhun is so well-regarded. While it doesn’t offer any major tourist attractions by itself, nature lovers flock to this area to enjoy the sparkling mountain ranges and untouched villages that surround it year-round.
- Philander Lake:
Philander Lake, shrouded in the emerald of pine trees, could be a landscape photographer’s dream. Perfectly still, it remains hauntingly unruffled despite passing mists. The enchanting location attracts few tourists because of its relative slowness to Attabad Lake to its south. The lake is still very much in a natural state and seems almost too good to be true. Locals say that the lake used to be blue but became teal after years of pigment from the surrounding trees built up and changed the water’s color. The Sindh region is known for its greenery and harvesting of crops such as raisins, cotton, corn, and wheat: therefore, it’s no surprise that some light flora surrounds Phander Lake. There are ample photo opportunities around here for anyone interested in taking pictures of this quaint setting. The most famous highlight here is how many types of trees can be seen when you take a trip out on Phander Lake by boat (included in the entrance fee).
- Braghil Valley:
One of the most interesting and beautiful places in Pakistan is Braghil Valley. This valley is extremely beautiful and very breathtaking. It is situated in Chitral District near Afghanistan Khowar Corridor at around 11000ft above sea level, just a few hours drive from Gilgit on the jeep road. The rafting and mountain climbing will be the entertainment for tourists during the summertime. Women can enjoy paddling on this lake in a safe and secure environment. Located deep in the mountains of northern Pakistan, BROGHIL VALLEY – lying below the Hindu Kush range along Afghanistan’s border – is a marvel few people outside its immediate vicinity have had the chance to visit. And even when they do make it there, most only stay for a brief period before being forced to retreat to lower elevations because of an overwhelming fear of heights and natural elements in general.
Lahore may be a big city, but those that have the fortune to visit can find themselves immersed in the history and wonderment of it all. There are so many hidden gems to discover here. It’s truly a magical place with old-world charm and wonderful surprises around every corner. If you’re on the lookout for what to do while in Lahore, you’re in luck! The most famous places to visit are the Badshahi Mosque, Wazir Khan Mosque, and the Fort. Add to this countless historical treasures including renowned monuments (around 410 of them!), lively shrines, ancient sites & more – not forgetting 487 Havelis – and Wowza! Lahore is often overlooked for the grandeur of other nearby cities like Islamabad, Karachi, and even Rawalpindi. Still, this western Pakistan city is one of our country’s most fascinating! The Mughal Empire impacted Lahore as much as whatever British-style Indian architecture that marks some of its historic buildings.
- Hingol National Park:
Hingol National Park looks like the surface of Mars but is located on Earth! Spanning over 6,000-square-kilometres across Pakistan’s Khanpur District, it contains unreal rock formations, epic canyons, a mud volcano, and even sits right on the Arabian Sea!
- Kalash Valley:
Kalash Valleys, home to the Kalasha people, are some of the most beautiful places in Pakistan. They’re not just for their natural splendor, but also their beauty and extreme hospitality! One particular beautiful place within this valley is where Rumbur lies. This place is very special to us – and not just for its natural splendor, but because it’s special to many more people we know and love too. Although the Kalash people are small, they have their language and customs, an ancient belief system known as Kalash mythology, and festivals that celebrate the seasons. Their culture attracts thousands of tourists every year who travel to find them.
Deosai National Park:
Deosai National Park can be quite a trek, but luckily it’s not completely cut off from civilization. So while there are some elements of this panoramic plateau that have yet remained untouched by humans, visiting Deosai means you’ll get to enjoy what most visitors go there for – the views.
Gorakh is a mountain in the Kirthar range of the greater Himalayas, near Pakistan’s Sindh province. Also known as the Hala-e-Gorakh or Gorakmata Hill Station, it rises to roughly 5,689 feet. The peak is located only 70 km away from Karachi and Hyderabad city. The closest town here is Dadu, which helps one enjoy pleasant weekend trips because it is easily accessible with regular transportation services, including taxis and buses. It is an ideal place for any camper or hiker who wants to enjoy fresh, clean air and marvel over the stunning landscapes on full display to be reached just through one weekend away from all things messy or demanding from this busy city life.
There’s more to Pakistan when it comes to tourism places. You can enjoy a complete tour of Pakistan to refresh your mind with beauty of nature.