TOURISM IN PAKISTAN
Pakistan is a good place for tourism as it has the most appealing and
breathtaking views of mountains, plateaus, and deserts.
Islamabad Capital Territory
Welcome to the capital of Pakistan. Surprisingly, it is located in the Pothohar Plateau in the northeast of the country. Are you an art-lover? Do you travel the world to see the finest architecture? Surely, you must visit the Faisal Mosque, which is the largest mosque in South Asia. It is a sight for the sore eyes, I must say.
Being ranked the 2nd most beautiful capital city of the world, it offers the following attractions:
- Margalla Hills
- Fatima Jinnah Park
- Rawal Lake
- Pakistan Monument
Do keep it on your checklist when you plan to visit this beautiful country.
So, what are you waiting for?
Get your visa. Get your backpack.
According to the geographical area, it is the largest province of Pakistan. Are you looking to relive history? This is just the place for you. As it is home to the world’s oldest Neolithic sites of archeology. You can find ancient cities linked to the Indus Valley Civilization here. Other historical sites to be seen include:
- Quaid-e-Azam Residency
- Quetta geological Museum
- Bolan Pass
- Hazarganj-Chiltan National park etc.
On one hand, Ziarat is famous for Juniper forests while Sibi has the Jirga Hall. Its coastline is 750kms.
Welcome to the hotspot for explorers and tourists alike. KPK is situated in the north-west region of Pakistan. Moreover, it has a lot to offer. It has rough terrain as well as dense agricultural farms. Important tourist locations include:
- Bala Hisar Forte
- Gandhara civilization
- Peshawar museum
- Qissa Khawani Bazar
- Hindu ruins at Kafir Kot
- Karakoram highway
- Lowari Pass
Don’t forget to visit the Shandur Pass, which is amazingly known as the Roof of the World! This pass is located in the center of 3 mountain ranges. Not 3 mountains, but 3 mountain ranges. AMAZING!
Punjab is the most populated province of Pakistan. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in Punjab. Additionally, Punjab has the Katasraj Temple, which is prominently found in Hindu mythology.
Hence, it attracts a lot of tourists from India. The cultural heritage of Punjab is unmatched for in the World. The list of tourist locations in Punjab are never-ending.
We will mention the famous ones in the different cities of Punjab:
- Wazir Khan mosque
- Shalimar Gardens
- Lahore Forte
- Tomb of Jahangir and Nor Jahan
- Noor Mahal
- Pharwala forte
- Northern hill stations like Patriata, Murree, Azad Kashmir, etc.
Not only this, the food in Punjab is finger-licking good. Food Street is famous for its food. It is a general belief in Pakistan that “A person who hasn’t seen Lahore, hasn’t been born”
Located in the eastern region of Pakistan, Sindh is famous for its rapid urbanization and religious heritage. The prominent cultural tourist spots include
- Frere Hall in Karachi
- Architectural ruins of Moenjodaro
- Mohatta Palace
- Landsdowne bridge
- Hawke’s Bay
- Chaukhandi tombs
- Kot Diji Forte
Moreover, the beaches at Karachi are a sight to see. If you visit Pakistan, be sure to check the hip hop and jet-set life of Pakistanis at Port grand Forte! Be ready to be mesmerized.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Have you ever heard how beautiful Paradise is going to be? Get a glimpse of it at Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the north of Pakistan and is God’s finest creation. It is made up of the lower part of the Himalayas. Say hello to the World’s most beautiful, green, fertile, and mountainous valleys. Following are the places worth a visit:
- Neelum Valley
- Leepa River
- Ganga Choti
- Kotli, Mirpur, and Bhimber districts