There are a lot of places to visit in Pakistan but Pakistan has been labeled negatively for terrorist activities and for being the cause of terrorism on the planet since almost 3 decades. This label had destroyed tourism in Pakistan and the tourist places in Pakistan were left empty from tourists.
But now the time has changed, as the armed forces of the country have weakened the terrorism activities, providing huge relief to the collapsed tourism industry. To improve the quality of tourism in the country, the government has constituted the National Tourism Coordination Board (NTCB)and also upgraded its visa policy.
In 2010, Lonely Planet termed Pakistan as being “tourism’s ‘next big thing’. In 2018, almost 20 million tourists visited Pakistan. This proves that tourism is on the right path. The largest tourism inflow of tourists are from the United Kingdom, followed by the United States, India, and China. Following are some of the most beautiful and most visited tourists places in Pakistan
Coming at number one, this sensational place offers visitors a sense of heaven on the earth. The word SHANGRI-LA means, HEAVEN ON EARTH. The resort is located at a drive of 25 minutes from the city of Skardu, an epitome of beauty, serenity, and wilderness
Neelum is situated on the right bank of the river Neelum 1524 meters above sea level in Azad Kashmir. It has fascinating scenery. Neelum valley hosts several brooks, freshwater streams, forests, lush green mountains, and a river. Neelum valley has about 370 large and small villages
Naltar is famous for its colorful lakes, it is situated at a drive of 2.5 hours from Gilgit. World’s tastiest potatoes are cultivated here. Covered with pine trees, this valley doesn’t seem to be a part of this world. If you really want to experience paradise in this world, you should visit Naltar at least once. This place will make you fall in love with it.
Deosai is located on the boundary of the Karakoram and the western Himalayas, and at no point, it is less than 4000 meters above sea level. It remains covered with snow for 8 months. The rest of the year, it hosts a range of beautiful flowers of all hues and colors, but not a single tree is found in this plateau spread over 3000 sq. km.
The Karakoram Road is, definitely, the most epic road trip ever. The Karakoram Highway, formally known as the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway, is a 1,300km road that links Hasan Abdal with Kashgar, the second most important city in Xinjiang province, China. It is also called the eighth wonder of the world
Naran valley is like a part of heaven located in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Especially known for the beautiful lake Saif-ul-Malok. Naran offers its visitors marvelous mountain scenery and the wonderful lakes of the area.
Karimabad formerly known as Baltit, is the capital of the Hunza district in the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan. The Guardian ranked it as one of the five “best tourist sites” in Pakistan.
The landscape of Chitral is extremely mysterious, with its steep harsh mountains, lush green valleys, beautiful meadows, and big glaciers. The weather in Chitral is extremely harsh and cold in winter while the summer is very pleasant. There are certain famous places and valleys in Chitral like Garam Chashma valley, Booni, Golen valley, Madaklasht valley, Arandu, Birir, Rumbur, and Bumburat.
WALLED-CITY OF LAHORE
The Walled City of Lahore, also known as Old City, forms the historic core of Lahore, Pakistan. The city was established around 1000 CE in the western half of the Walled City, which was fortified by a mud wall during the medieval era. This place takes visitors back to the Mughal era. The famous monuments of that era include the Lahore Fort, the Badshahi Mosque, Wazir khan mosque, and many other religious buildings.
Nowadays, Gwadar has also been developed in a trendy tourist spot. Situated at an 8-hour drive from Karachi through the beautiful Makran highway. Gwadar is a fascinating place with a number of heavenly beaches.
Pakistan has now developed into a new and trending tourism country. I would advise you to visit Pakistan at least once in your life and I promise that you would enjoy your experience… INSHALLAH