Pakistan is not only what you see on the news channels every day. It’s a lot more than the terrorism, politics and all the hundreds of other problems. When we talk about visiting other places like Paris, Switzerland and America, we forget how beautiful our own country is and how much we are missing by going out to find beauty.
May it be the mountain peaks in the northern areas or the busy city lights in Karachi, the country will summon you under its charms completely!
Well then if any of you decide to take a road trip or a Pakistan tour, these places below are a must visit!
A mountaineer’s heaven, the mountain top is in the far north of Pakistan where it borders China. You can have a breathtaking view of the fourteen mountain peaks our country bears.
- Kel Valley
One of the most beautiful and fascinating places in Kashmir, the valley looks like a miniature of heaven.
- Deosai Plains
Also known as the land of giants, these plains are located in the region of Gilgit Baltistan, also the second largest ones in the world. The place is famous to be visited during summers and springs for its fauna and colorful flowers!
- Kaghan Valley
One of the most striking places in the world, Kaghan valley is located in Mansehra, a small district in Pakistan. With its splendid and speechless beauty, the valley is a very famous tourist spot.
- Baltit Fort
An ancient fort located in Hunza Valley locates back to 700 years and its beauty is incomparable.
- Lake Saif-ul-Malook
This beauty located in Mansehra is surrounded by many mountains, however the reflection in its lake is the most magnificent thing you’d ever come across!
- Shandur Top
Known as the highest polo ground in the world, is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Covered in snow during winters and sparkling with lush green grass in summers, this place is a prevalent tourist destination.
- Hingol National Park
One of the largest national parks in Pakistan, Hingol is known to support 35 species of mammals, 65 species of amphibians and reptiles and 185 species of birds.
- Wagah Border
This is one place where every Pakistani can feel the adrenaline rush into their veins. The air there is, is filled with zeal, enthusiasm and most of all, love and patriotism. A place bordering India and Pakistan, thousands of people all across Pakistan wish to go there once!
Things like these enlighten the pride I feel in my heart for my country. It makes me believe how there are places still completely pure of the dirt and germs spreading like wild fire among us. After all, as the famous quote goes:
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”