Pakistan is more than just what you see on social media and print media everyday. As a country which is enriched with historical structures and striking landscapes, it is a must visit destination for tourists and photogenically inclined travelers. From sky-touching landscapes in northern areas to oceans and deserts of Sindh, you get to meet amazing humans all along the country. Although this number of list is never ending, we have gathered 25 of such striking places that will force you put this country in your bucket list.
1- Derawar Fort, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Derawar fort is located in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. The best time to visit the fort is September-February and you need only $150 to live 2 days in the city.
2- Fairy Meadows
Fairy Meadows is a grassland, located at an altitude of 3,300 meters above sea level in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The best time to travel here is March-September and you need roughly $200 to cover all expenses, travelling from the Islamabad airport.
3- Multan Fort
Multan city is located at the heart of Punjab, Pakistan. It is also known as the City of Saints because of large number of shrines and Sufi saints in the city. The best time to visit the city is October-February and you need roughly $150 to cover all expenses, travelling from Lahore airport.
4- Saif-Ul-Malook Lake
Lake Saif-ul-Malook is located in Nothern Pakistan near the town of Naran, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The best time to visit is March-July and you need roughly $100 for entire trip travelling from capital city – Islamabad.
5- Hunza Valley
Hunza is a mountainous valley located in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. The valley offers stunning views all across it. You need roughly $150 for entire trip travelling from capital city, Islamabad.
6- Lahore Fort
Lahore is the capital city of Punjab Province, Pakistan and is the second largest urban city of the country. Besides amazing people, who love food and innovation alike, the city offers striking contrast of urban development and historical structures. The best time to visit the city is from August to February and you need roughly $150 for 3 day trip in the city.
7- Deosai Lake
Deosai Lake is located in Gilgit Baltistan province, Pakistan. The best time of travelling here is from March to September and you need roughly $200 for a 3 day trip, travelling from Islamabad.
8- Islamabad City
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. The master plan of city is based on grids and triangles. The city is half surrounded by Margalla Hills, which offer stunning views of entire city from multiple angles. In addition, there are hundreds of restaurants, shopping malls, parks and mega structures. The best time to visit the city is from August to March and you need roughly $250 for two day trip in the city.
9- Shangrila Hotel, Skardu
Shangrila resort is one of the most beautiful man-made architecture in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. The best time to visit the place is from May to August and you need roughly $300 for 2 day trip here.
10- Bull Racing
Bull racing is as common in Punjab, Pakistan as Bull fights all across Europe. Its a tradition of local villagers that they follow every year. You can visit any village in Punjab, Pakistan during March to capture it with your camera. You need roughly $200 to live an entire month with ease in any village of Pakistan.
11- Pandhar Valley, Gilgit
Phandhar Valley is situated in Gilgit Baltistan Province, Pakistan. You need roughly $200 for 3 day trip to the valley. The best time to travel is from March to July.
Shandur is also known as ‘The roof of the world’. The best time to visit Shandur is from late April to early November and you need around $200 for 3 day trip here.
13- Shandur Polo Festival
If you are planning to visit Shandur, this polo festival is a must. Its an annual event that is held between local teams during first week of July. People from all across the world gather here to witness the amazing free style polo match at one of the highest peak in the world. You need roughly $200 for entire trip to Shandur from Islamabad, Pakistan.
14- Basant Festival
People in both Pakistani Punjab and Indian Punjab celebrates the arrival of spring every year. Kite flying festival is however specially celebrated in Lahore, Pakistan where people from all across the country and abroad gather and celebrate the festival at the end of January or start of February every year.
15- Kolachi, Karachi
Kolachi is a restaurant at beach avenue, Karachi, Pakistan. It is located on the sea side of Arabian sea. Besides delicious traditional food, it offers breathtaking views all across the premises. The best time to visit the city Karachi is from September to April and you need roughly $200 for 3 day trip of the city.
16- Balakot Valley
Balakot valley is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhua Province of Pakistan. The best time to visit the valley is from January to October. You need roughly $100 for 3 day trip to the valley.
17- Cold Desert At Skardu
A desert located above clouds, called the cold dessert is situated in Skardu Peak, Pakistan. The best time to visit the place is from February to September and you need roughly $200 for 3 day trip here.
18- Khaplu Valley, Skardu Pakistan
Khaplu valley is situated in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Best time to visit the place is from April to November and you need roughly $200 for 3 day trip to Skardu,
19- Landscapes of Peshawar
Peshawar is the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa Province, Pakistan. The city is surrounded by stunning landscapes, which offer striking views all across the hills. Besides the landscapes beauty, you will enjoy special dishes and hospitality of Peshawar inhabitants. You need roughly $150 for 2 day trip to Peshawar, Pakistan.
20- Phunder Lake
Phunder lake is situated near Gilgit Baltistan province of Pakistan. The best time to visit the place is from March to August and you need roughly $200 for entire trip to the valley.
21- Rakaposhi View point
Enroute to Hunza, Pakistan, you get to view stunning lakes and bridges all across. This place is one of the view point to Rakaposhi, Pakistan.
22- Shigar Valley
Shigar valley is situated in Baltistan area of Pakistan. The valley stretches around 170 km from Skardu and is the gateway to Korakuram highway, Pakistan. You need roughly $150 to live and explore here for 3-4 day trip.
23- Shogran, Pakistan
Shogran village is situated on green plateau of Kaghan Valley, in nothern areas of Pakistan. You need roughly $150 for 4-5 day trip to Kaghan valley during the best times in summers (March to July).
24- Village Life
Besides stunning landscapes and amazing mega structures across the Country, Pakistan is enriched with soothing, pure and peaceful village life. People living in villages produces crops all across the year to meet the country’s need. Besides that the country is also biggest exporter of wheat, rice and fresh fruits all across Europe and United States.
25- Humans of Pakistan
The population of Pakistan is roughly 190 million, making it the 6th largest nation in the world by numbers and is considered the world’s fastest growing population. Pakistani people belong predominantly to seven ethno-linguistic groups including Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtuns, Balochi, Muhajir, Siraikis and Kashmiris. But regardless of the ethnicity, they are extremely generous and friendly nation.
Being a nation which is very strong with its historical roots, it has progressed dramatically enough to become nuclear power in mere 51 years of its origin. Whether its a natural calamity or a cause of helping fellow humans, Pakistanis (Humans of Pakistan) have shown national unity in all good and bad times; which has ultimately created soft corner of humanity among all nationals living there. I bet you’ll love the hospitality and generosity of Pakistanis once you plan out your next trip there.