Top Things to See in Pakistan

Pakistan is a beautiful country and tourism is definitely on the rise. There is both natural and man-made beauty littered around the country, which is the 5th largest in South Asia. From major cities to far off the map lakes to inspiring mosques and snow-capped valleys Pakistan has it all and here are some of the top places to visit.

Concordia

Concordia is referred to as paradise, and with good reason. In the Kaghan Valley, the surrounding mountains give the place a look and feel like no other. The lake reflections cannot be missed and is ideal for any mountain enthusiast. The views are breathtaking, and there are many hiking areas available with one being rated at K2. Four of the 14 highest peaks in the world are located in Concordia.

Lake Saif-Ul-Malook


This lake is located in the north of the Kaghan Valley and is one of the prime spots in Concordia. The lake is not easy to get to, and travelling by jeep is the best option. While the lake reflections have already been talked about, the lake is where glacial waters collect and turn into a colour all of its own, and of course, the fishing is great with many other water activities available as well.

Badshahi Mosque

Located in Lahore this mosque is one of the many in the city that are inspiring and this one may be at the top. It was constructed in the Moghal era in 1672-1674 and it is not only one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, but also one of the biggest. It is made up of 100 marble and red sandstone and you can even see Islamic calligraphy on the prayer hall walls. The mosque is over 26,000 square meters in size and up to 95,000 worshippers can pray there.

Mohenjo-Daro

The archaeological site known as Moenjodaro is located in the Larkana District of Sindh on the right bank of the Indus River. The city on which it lays is over 5,000 years old and is considered to be one of the earliest South Asia settlements. The ancient urban city was well ahead of their time and history buffs cannot miss this site.

Naltar Valley


Naltar Valley is a forest valley that is famous for their very colourful lakes. There is no lack of vibrant wildlife in the area, and the glowing green water is especially vibrant in the summertime as is the valley as a whole in bloom. No matter the weather or the season the creeks and lakes are filled with multicolour water that is a sight to behold, to say the least.

Kalam-Swat

Kalam-Swat is only a 270-kilometre drive from the capital of Islamabad and is very well known for its natural beauty, waterfalls, mountain streams, pristine lakes, and pine forests. There are many high peaks around the village of Kulalai, which is a separate attraction itself.

Top Reasons to Travel to Pakistan

Top Reasons to Travel to Pakistan

Pakistan is a wonderful mixture of cultures. It is a unique country that is often overlooked when considering a list of countries worthy of visiting, yet for those who have taken the opportunity to explore its many ecliptic markets, historical sites and unique landscape, it is often one they hold most dear.

Traveling to Pakistan can be a challenge for some due to the density, but cost while there are most reasonable and that makes it an affordable place to visit, especially for those who like to back-pack. So you may be wondering what the top reasons for traveling to Pakistan are, sit back and read on and you will gain an understanding of what this country has to offer.

1: Pakistan is safe

There are many that comment on safety when you speak of traveling to Pakistan, but surprisingly, even though its climate can be dangerous in some areas, overall Pakistan is safe. Obviously, you will need to stay away from hot spots such as Afghanistan and the border regions, but most other areas are friendly and safe. The problem for Pakistan is that the media continually focus on the Taliban and the problems that occur in the mountain and countryside. Yes, the odd time you may need a police escort to reach some areas, but overall, the Pakistan people are warm, welcoming and always happy to share their cultural uniqueness with those from other countries.

2: Pakistani People are Incredible

As a general rule, the people of Pakistan are kind, hospitable and welcoming. Whether in the largest cities or the smallest towns, locals are helpful and always willing to share secrets about the country to travelers looking for a true Pakistan experience. People who we have spoken to have been welcomed into people’s homes, share meals and made to feel like family. When you consider all things, it is remarkable that they remain some of the friendliest to outsiders, and it is one of the things about Pakistan that is so enduring.

3: Incredible Landscapes


Make no mistake about it, Pakistan is a gorgeous country with much to offer. It is most famous for its mountains, glaciers, rivers, forests and valleys. The country plays host to five of the tallest peaks in the world and offers mountain climbing, trekking and rafting let alone a diverse countryside that never seems to stop marveling its beauty.

3: Pakistan has the Unexpected

Be prepared to experience the unexpected. This is not meant in the way of danger or trouble, but in how the people treat you. A friend of mine traveled the countryside in Pakistan and on more than one occasion while visiting small towns had locals inviting him to special town parties to celebrate his arrival and time in Pakistan. For those from western countries, this is a strange thing to experience being the same welcoming behaviour would never be bestowed to others visiting local regions.

4: Historical Silk Road

Visiting Pakistan is like stepping back in time. The ancient historical silk road is one travelled by Marco Polo that linked the worlds treasures to the many dynasties of middle Asia. While on the route, you can do so by car, bike, motorcycle or by foot and while doing so experience the different faiths that make up Pakistan, with those being Islam, Buddhism and Curry.