Pakistan was governed by different rulers, from the nature-loving Mughal Emperors to the British colonialists. Such a complex and fascinating history has left behind numerous military and religious landmarks scattered across the country, where stunning mosques, forts, mausoleums and national monuments stand to this day. Discover some of Pakistan’s best attractions and sights with our guide to the country’s most striking examples of historic architecture.
Neelum is one of the most beautiful valleys of Azaad Kashmir, and it hosts several brooks, freshwater streams, forests, lush green mountains, and a river. Here, you see cataracts falling down the mountains; their milky-white waters flowing over the roads and splashing against the rocks, before commingling with the muddy waters of River Neelum.
Babusar is a mountain pass at the north of Naran Valley. It is the highest point in Kaghan Valley which is considered to be as the best tourist place. It is a road pass from where you can enjoy the dramatic scene of Kaghan Valley.
Kaghan is one of the most picturesque valley of Pakistan located in the Mansehra district. It attracts tourists not only from Pakistan but from all over the world. It is also one of the major routes to lake Saif-ul-Mulook, making it a rather hot tourist point along with various other tourist spots such as Lake Lulu Saar, Lake Dudipat Sar, Babusar Pass and places like Jared, Shogran, Naran etc. with winters, the lakes are frozen and the land is mostly covered in snow, however in warmer months, the land is green and the rivers flowing providing the tourists to visit the places freely and enjoy.
Shangrila resort, Skardu
In the extreme north of Pakistan, Skardu the central valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, is an epitome of beauty, serenity and wilderness.After Jaglot on the Karakoram It is a famous tourist spot in Skardu, which is about 25 minutes away by drive. Restaurant in Shangrila rest house is highlight of this place, which is built in the structure of an aircraft.
The Kirthar range stretches from Sindh to Balochistan, serving as a natural border between the two provinces. This mountain range includes the scenic Gorakh Hill (5700), Kutte Ji Qabar (6877) and Bandu Ji Qabar (7112).This region is not just known for its breathtaking beauty but also for its rich history. Spread across 150 miles, it is an ideal tourist spot due to several streams, springs and historic locations, however, it’s unfortunate that few tourists prefer to visit.
Located in Azad Kashmir, Leepa Valley is one of the major tourist spots in Pakistan. Travelling through jeep from Reshian to Muzaffarabad is a thrilling and fascinating experience for the tourists all over the world. Leepa Valley has 26 villages and all are surrounded by high mountain peaks that adds to the scenic beauty of the place, making it rank in the top ten valleys of Pakistan.
Ranikot, with a circumference of about 26 km, is the largest fort in the world. However, this has not been enough to convince the authorities to develop it as a major tourist attraction.This fort is easily accessible from Karachi through the National Highway. After departing from Karachi, head to Dadu through on the Indus Highway. The road is in excellent condition. It’s an hour-long journey to San, the home of Sindhi nationalist, GM Syed.
Bahawalpur was recognized as the capital of a princely state after the Durrani Empire declined. This princely state was founded by Nawab Muhammad Bahawal Khan-II in the early nineteenth century. Bahawalpur city used has been historically the hometown and hub of various different Nawabs and rulers of their times.The Bahawalpur city also boasts of the one of the very few natural safari parks hat exist in Pakistan, the Lal Suhanra National Park.