After eras of political uncertainty and security problems that removed Pakistan from the list of all travelers, the country is now on the edge of something special. Now Pakistan has opened its doors to travelers from across the world. Pakistan is a beautiful country. From Home to 108 peaks above 7,000 meters, including K2, the south Asian country’s mountain scenery is stunning and beautiful. From the lively and energetic cities like Islamabad and Lahore to the beautiful valleys in the northern areas, Pakistan is a perfect place for a unique escape.
It can be very difficult to choose from the long list of places to visit in this beautiful country, so have a look at our recommendations. Here are 10 of the best and most beautiful places you must see in Pakistan.
Hunza valley is from the one of most beautiful northern areas of Pakistan. It’s no secret that Hunza is home to generous, helpful, and friendly people. It is settled in the Karakoram Mountain Range, Hunza embraces numerous colorful, beautiful and stunning villages. There’s so much like plantations, glaciers, a river, wooden bridges, and fields bordered by rugged and snow-capped mountains. The hypnotizing sunset at Duikar, you must witness that beautiful scenario. A small village lighting over the valley.
You can get royal and magnificent views from the top of Altit and Baltit forts. Or simply wander in the beautiful streets of Hunza and socialize with the locals you will fell in love with the beauty of place and hospitality of generous people. Karimabad is the main commercial center of the valley it has many hotels, restaurants, and shops you can buy anything you want. Before you leave, try some delicious and mouthwatering local cuisines and cookery at the restaurants and buy some beautiful handicrafts at the shops.
2. Kalasha Valleys
This valley is settled between the Hindu Kush mountain range in Chitral. These beautiful and stunning valleys are home to the ethnic and unique Kalash tribe. The fascinating beauty of the area, the meadows, and the unique and exclusive architecture of the houses make this place worth exploring. Bamburet is the most renowned among the Kalasha Valleys. But if you want to explore and experience the unique and beautiful Kalasha culture, you must visit the Rumboor and Birir area.
The liberal and generous Kalash people are said to be the descendants of the armies of Alexander the Great. There is an annual feast arranged every year in the month of May don’t miss it. It is called Chilam Joshi if you are visiting in May.
It is the capital of the country. The most romantic and idealistic city of Islamabad is an excellent and mesmerizing place for relaxation, sightseeing, and tourism. The city is called green land because the sceneries are green all over in the city, with clean and beautiful roads and highways, a calm, and peaceful environment. You will enjoy exploring the abstemiously populated city.
There are most cultural heritage sites like Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa Museum, and Faisal Mosque are located here, these are famous spots to visit. If you are a hiking person you can simply hit the hiking trails in the attractive, charming, and heavily forested Margalla Hills and then drive to Monal at the top of the hiking hills. There is a restaurant at the top you can sit and enjoy food with beautiful views in front of you. You will get magnificent and glorious views of Islamabad and the surrounding areas from the Monal. It is a perfect spot to capture pictures with the view of the full city behind you.
Islamabad has all kinds of food and endless options for the foodie person. Whether you want to eat some continental or Chinese cuisine or try Pakistani food, American, English, or Italian cookery, Islamabad’s restaurants and hotels and food stalls have them all. There is also a beautiful Lake View Park and Shakarparian most visitors can’t help falling in love with it and there is small but exquisite and attractive Saidpur Village for. There are some best shopping places in Islamabad include Centaurus Mall, Safa Gold Mall, and Giga Mall. You can get everything under one roof.
Turquoise blue waters, gigantic mountains, beautiful and stunning lakes, and generous people, Skardu has all these. Devote a day or two discovering and exploring the beautiful Kachhura Village, Shangri-la Resort, and the sand dunes (hills) in Katpana village. Enjoy an unbelievable and amazing experience watching the sunrise and sunset over the Indus River. If you are interested to know the area’s history, visit the 600 years old Kharpocho Fort. Shopping and dining in Skardu Bazaar is a must thing. You’ll find some fantastic and eccentric local gifts for your friends and family back home.
If you are fond of hiking by yourself, you can’t help hiking through the glaciers to the basecamps of some of the world’s highest mountains, including K2 your will love this tour. Your tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the surreal Deosai National Park and Satpara Lake located in Skardu.
It is located to the northwest of Islamabad, Peshawar is a beautiful city with. The history dating back to the 17th century is related to the Mughal Empire. This city is famous among tourists and visitors for its historical places, shopping bazaars, and food stalls and shops. Simply roam in the streets and markets of Peshawar to explore and try the famous Charsi Tikka for lunch in Namak Mandi. Charsi Tikka is the most famous food in Peshawar. If you like the lamb meat then don’t miss the mouthwatering and traditional Dum pukht dish.
Peshawar has well-maintained its medieval and primitive charm. The Bala Hisar Fort and its defenses still seem to be watching the movements along the famous GT Road. It was built in 1562 and this fort was an imperial residence of the Afghan Durrani family.
There are more historical places in Peshawar include Peshawar Museum, Buddhist Stupas, Khyber Pass, and Jamrud Fort. If you are a shopaholic person you can buy many luxurious and expensive items at a bargain price in Peshawar. The famous Afghan carpets can be found in Shuba Chowk, gemstones in Namak Mandi, and Peshawari Chappals in Jehangir Pura Market (Jahangirpura Bazaar), this city has it all. A visit to the historic Qissa Khwani Bazaar is also compulsory for shopping enthusiasts person.
6. Gojal Valley
On the Karakoram Highway head 20 kilometers to the north of Hunza, and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful Gojal Valley. Its Border is linked with China’s Xinjiang province, Gojal is home to beautiful and mesmerizing lakes, rugged mountains, glaciers, and attractive villages. If you driving through some mountain tunnels to the north, you’ll arrive at the renowned Attabad Lake in Shishkat village. Among the Rocky Mountains, there is this lake that made after a portion of the nearby mountain fell off, blocking the river flow.it is known for its blue waters, this lake is an admirable place for taking pictures, there are some other sports are available for enjoyments like jet skiing, and boating.
The next thing you must see is the attractive Gulmit village along the Karakoram Highway. You can walk on the highway to forget all your worries or go around exploring the lush green and beautiful village. You will be lost in beautiful views and forget about your worries. You only live in that beautiful moment. An hour’s hike will take you to the old Ondra settlement from where you can get top views of the surrounding villages and the famous Passu Cones. More tourist attractive spots include Hussaini Suspension Bridge, Borith Lake, Ghulkin Glacier, Batura Glacier, and Khunjerab National Park.
7. Naltar Valley, Gilgit
If you drive on the Karakoram Highway from Gilgit city around 1 hour and 40 minutes, it will take you to Naltar valley. This remote valley is known for its pure beauty and peaceful atmosphere. The snow-capped peak mountains, landscapes, lakes, and extensive forests make Naltar worth a tour.
During the winter, Naltar Valley turns into a skiing hub. The Pakistan Air Force manages the ski resort that fascinates and attracts thousands of skiers from across the world each year to come. The wonderful Bashri Lakes offer fascinating lakeside sceneries, natural dirt trails (paths), and glacial streams. It is a beautiful spot for picnicking. If you want to go to Pari Lake a jeep ride will take you there, there is also an alpine lake where some other enjoyable sports and things available for you you can enjoy boating and wander around to explore the area beauty.
8. Phandar Valley, Ghizer
The beautiful and attractive Phandar Valley is famous for its colorful waters and dotted forests. The views are dramatic, and so is the atmosphere. The very first sight or a glimpse of the valley will remove all your travel tiredness and re-energize you within seconds.
Phandar Valley is the best spot for fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, and nature walks. With poplar trees on its bank and edges, Phandar Lake offers mesmerizing and appealing views. You can have amazing and incredible boating experiences in the deep blue, still water of this lake. The weather is mostly pleasant and enjoyable in the summer. If you are planning to visit then summer is the best season to visit the valley. People of Phandar are friendly, generous, and helpful. The valley also has plenty of hotels and inns for tourists and visitors.
It is the second biggest city in Pakistan. It is located in Punjab province and also it’s capital. It is known as the ‘City of Gardens’ because of its many gardens and parks. The old city of Lahore is known for a collection of tourist spots and activities that includes historical sites, shopping places, and foods. For foodies, Lahore has endless options, but at the most famous Food Street is on MM Alam Road, you’ll get to taste all the famous cuisines and dishes in one place.
For the people who are interested in history, art, and architecture, Lahore Fort is a must-visit place for them. The legendary and famous Mahmud of Ghazni built this fort in the 11th century. A Badshahi Mosque visit is yet another alike treat for tourists. If you are a shopaholic and loves to do it you must head over to the famous Anarkali Bazaar and Liberty Market you will get everything at very reasonable prices.
If you want to visit more places in Lahore you can visit Shalimar Gardens, Lahore Museum, Minar e Pakistan, and Wagah Border.
Gwadar is yet another beautiful place of deep blue waters, White Mountains, mesmerizing sceneries, and sand dunes (hills). That’s all that you’ll get to see in Gwadar, the beautiful Gwadar port city it is located in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. You will get charming and beautiful views of the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Sea while watching over the Gwadar Port. If that doesn’t fascinate you, then you must head over to the famous Hammerhead the bulk of rock created as a result of a mud volcano explosion.
You can easily be reached on motorboats to the turquoise blue waters of Astola Island. If you love water sports such as scuba diving, you can simply go around fishing or exploring the waters to watch dolphins and turtles. Other hypnotic tourist spots like Omara Beach, The Sphinx of Balochistan, The Princess of Hope statue, and Hingol National Park are sure to delight and amuse you.
A land of Stunning and magnificent landscapes, rugged and snow-capped peaked mountains, beautiful and attractive beaches and valleys, rich and amusing cultural heritages, buzzing, energetic and lively cities, Pakistan has all of them. Just decide what places you want to visit and explore in Pakistan and get ready to explore the beautiful and most attractive land of South Asian countries.