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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.