Hello Friends, as we know, Pakistan has world most beautiful places to visit, especially at its best in northern areas of Pakistan & Kashmir region. This part of the country is famous all around the world because of sky high mountains, lush green valleys, mighty rivers, beautiful lakes & amazing wild life.
Here are the most beautiful places to visit in Pakistan, from wild mountain passes and unreal lakes, to ornate mosques and ancient fortresses.
Swat is a district in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Swat valley is one of the major tourist attractions of Pakistan. It is known as the Switzerland of Pakistan, it has one of the oldest civilizations history and one of the beautiful scenery one could ever see. The Swat River flows through the Swat District.
A tourist visiting Swat Valley first reaches Saidu Sharif, the capital city and its twin city Mingora. Saidu Sharif is the capital city of Swat. It is situated near the swat river is between the villages of Kanju and Dherai of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The population of Swat valley is around 1,257,602 and they have a number of cultural group living in which the most famous are Pakhtuns, Yusufzais, Kohistanis, Gujars and Awans. From March till October, Swat has the best season for tourism. The valley welcomes the people through its magnificent mountains, lush green forests, running streams and meadows.
The major languages spoken in the Swat valley area are Pushto and Kohistani. Nowadays Urdu and English are also spoken.
Swat valley can also reach through Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. We can easily find regular flights to Saidu Sharif, the capital city of Swat. Nowadays public transport facilities have also improved. Daewoo buses are commonly used for travelling.
Mingora is the commercial hub of Swat. It is located 2 km from the capital city of Saidu Shairf. The city is known by its shopping. It is lies on the banks of River Swat about 2 kilometres from Saidu Sharif, the present capital of Swat. In 1998, the population of Mingora was about 175,000. The city was once a major tourist destination and was developed by Queen Elizabeth.
Nathia Gali is a hill station in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at the center of the Galyat range. There are several hill-stations situated, closely attached to each other. It is situated 32 kilometers at one hour’s drive away from Murree and Abbottabad, placed midway between these two places. The drive time from Islamabad and Peshawar is minimum three and four hours.
The weather of Nathia Gali remains cool, delicoious and dull in summers from 1st May to 31st August. During the monsoon season from 1st July to 16th Sep, rain is expected almost every day. Cold winds start to chill the weather in Autumn. Winters 1st Nov 28th Feb are very cold and chilly. In Dec and Jan, heavy snowfall occurs here. The weather remains cold in Spring. Here most comfortable weather is the summer season.
The town is connected to Abbottabad and Murree by Nathiagali road. Public transport runs daily from Abbottabad and Rawalpindi to Nathiagali. Between Dec and Jan, heavy snowfall can occur here and the road directing to Nathiagali is sometimes blocked due to heavy snow.
Nathiagali is covered by all GSM operators. Land line phone service is also available here. Hotels, rest houses and cottages equipped with most facilities are available here for the tourists. From May to August their rates become high.
A small market also exists here where all the basic necessities of life are available.
Gilgit Baltistan is the top most place to visit in pakistan. It covers an area of 72000 square kilometres and population is about 1.5 million. Gilgit-Baltistan contains three divisions that is Chilas, Gilgit and Baltistan and more divided into ten districts. The region is covered with lofty snow costumed mountains intersected by valleys.
The highest peak is K2 about 28251 feet in Gilgit-Baltistan. The eastern portion of Himalaya is located in Pakistan and the highest mountain is Nanga Parbat (26620 feet). Five of the world’s fourteen mountains taller than 8000 meters about 26000 feet are in Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan).
The longest river of Pakistan, Indus drived from Manasarowar lake in Tibet. It flows through Tibet, Ladakh, Skardu, Gilgit and to Terbella. The distance from indus to Skardu is 620 miles. The Terbella Dam, the largest earth filled dam is constructed on Indus. The river Indus is main source of agriculture, food and irrigation system specially the bread basket (A basket for serving bread) of Punjab and Sindh. There are some of the important passes which link Gilgit Baltistan with China, Afghanistan and Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The people of Gilgit-Baltistan have close religious, ethnic and linguistic fix with the people of Kashmir. The majority of population in the district are Muslims.
Gilgit-Baltistan is blessed with variety of attraction like mountains, lakes, Karakoram Highway, glaciers, deserts, forests, environment, inheritance, culture and traditions. During the year 2017 over 1.72 million tourists visited Gilgit-Baltistan and this year it is expected of 2.5 million of tourists.