If you have a little budget and want to visit a country with varied culture, unspoiled ordinary beauty, antique history, centuries old civilizations and the delightful food, then there is no place in the world well than Pakistan. The persons of Pakistan are so welcoming, obliging and welcoming with foreign travelers that you will not only enjoy your break in this country but also take back home the sweet reminiscences of your visit.
Maximum foreign tourists are frightened of the security condition in Pakistan and thus evade visiting this country. In fact, the state is not really as bad as being predictable by the media intelligences. Pakistan is overall a safe republic for foreign tourists though some parts of the country are not safe and must be evaded. I am charitable below some safe and worth staying places. This will be obliging in preparation your visit to Pakistan so that you have the harmless, most useful and pleasant holidays.
Start your visit from Islamabad, the green and gorgeous capital city of Pakistan. Some of the most stimulating and must visit places of Islamabad are: Lok Versa Heritage and Museum, Pakistan Monument and Museum, Lake View Park, Saidpur Village (an old lovely village of the Mughal era), Faisal Mosque (the largest mosque of South Asia). If absorbed in hiking then there are many hiking ways in the picturesque Margalla Hills. Pir Sohawa, on top of Margalla Hills, is another place worth visiting. You can have lunch or dinner at the restaurant there and enjoyment the delightful food as well as the fascinating view of the city.
If you are absorbed in the archeological sites, dates back to Buddhist era (600 BC to 500 AD) then go to Taxila, a historical city 35 km away from Islamabad. There are 50 archeological sites dispersed in a part of 30 km around Taxila. Some significant sites are: Bhir Mound, Sirkap, Jandial Temple, Jaulian Monastery and Dhamarajika Stupa and Monastery. The countless Gandhara civilization ruled this part of the world for over 1000 years. If you are in Taxila then you must visit the Taxila Gallery which has a great group of about 4000 Gandhara Art items including the stone Buddha sculptures.
Murree, Patriata, Ayubia
Only 35 kilometers away from Islamabad is the lovely hill station Murree, called the Queen of the Hills. You can enjoy whole day there walking, hiking, and riding the chairlifts or do the shopping. There are many shops on the Mall Road and in the head-to-head streets that proposal a lot of merchandize of tourist magnetism. Many hotels and restaurants are also located there.
Another flawless spot Patriata (otherwise called New Murree), is 15 km away from the central Mall Road, Murree. Patriata allures parcel of vacationers because of its stature and the link vehicle/chairlift that gives incredible perspective on the green slopes and the backwoods. Ayubia National Park is 25 km from Murree and is outstanding for its cookout spots, climbing spots, trails and a chairlift that takes the travelers to a close by summit for a beautiful perspective on the encompassing slopes.
Khewra Salt Mines
Khewra Salt Mines, the world’s second biggest salt mines, are 190 km away from Islamabad and the movement separation is around 2 hours and 30 minutes by street. These mines were found by the officers of Alexander the Great, who saw their steeds licking the salt rocks while remaining at Khewra. In the thirteenth century, the business salt mining began in Khewra. During the British provincial principle, the mines were modernized with the structure of passages, rail connection, power and a soft drink debris plant.
In 2002, the old bits of the mines were changed over into a prevalent traveler goal that draws in around 200,000 guests every year. Vacationers can stroll into the passage or take a train ride upto the primary amusement territory where everything is aesthetically made with white, pink and red salt. There is a mosque, a model of Minar-e (Pakistan Tower), Shish Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) a mail station, an eatery and slows down selling enhancement pieces made out of salt rocks. The impression of light, through the completely clear salt, make this zone resemble a fantasy place where dream turns into a reality. There is additionally Assembly Hall, Brine Chambers, Pulsarat (25 feet in length connect without columns), salt lakes lit up with extravagant lights and a tree root that doesn’t burst into flames. Aides are accessible there to respond to your inquiries and to give you point by point data about the mines.
A 4 hour drive by a car or a treat bus on the motorway can take you to the heart of Pakistan, the historical city of Lahore. If you are in Pakistan and did not see Lahore then you have seen nothing. Lahore is the centre of educational organizations and universities, historical sites, tombs and shrines, mosques, gardens, arts and works, folk music and culture, centenaries and foods. Some must realize places are: Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort), Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar Gardens, Lahore Museum, Tomb of Ruler Jahangir, Data Darbar (Shrine of a Sufi Saint Data Gang Bakhsh who existed there more than 900 years ago), the old walled city and the food roads. People of Lahore welcome foreign travelers wholeheartedly and are very welcoming with them.
Kaghan, 270 km from Islamabad is a standard and famous summer resort. It’s a 160 kilometer extended valley, starting from a promotion of 2,134 feet upto 13,690 feet. The pine woods, alpine meadows, flowers, mineral clear lakes, and calm mountain streams of the valley all welcome you to like your holidays in this natural utopia.
The town of Naran in the Kaghan Valley, is a place where greatest tourists like to break to relish short one day journeys to Lake Saiful Muluk, Lalazar, Lake Lulusar and Babusar Pass. Most visited place is the fabled Lake Saiful Muluk which is enclosed by imposing snow clad mountains and crowned by the summit of Malika Parbat (Queen of the Mountains).
Shogran is, no doubt, the greatest lovely plateau in the valley due to beautiful usual landscape with wild flowers and lush lime meadows. A delightful excursion trip by jeep from Shogran through an eight kilometer rough road takes you to the height of 2300 feet to the siri and paye, a luxurious green meadow, from where you can have a remarkable view of Malika Parbat.
Malam Jabba is 300 km from Islamabad and it takes 6 hour and 30 minutes to spread there by road. It is an outstanding ski resort located 8,700 feet above sea level, charitable countless view of the Karakoram Range and black mountains. The resort has a ski grade of about 800m which is eased with a chairlift. The uppermost point of the slope is 9,200 feet. There is a lesser slope with ski-lift for amateur skiers as well. It has two trekking tracks that pass through Ghorband valley (18 km) and the Sabonev Valley (17 km). Around Malam Jabba area there are two Buddhist Stupas and six cloisters dating back more than 2000 years.
Gilgit can be touched from Islamabad in one hour by air and 20 hours by road. Located in the north of Pakistan, the area of Gilgit Baltistan is a heaven for climbers and explorers. The area is enclosed by some of the world’s highest crag peaks with a height of over 8000 meters. Apart from royal mountains, the second highest crag of the world, K2, is situated in the Shigar Valley. Some of the main glaciers outside polar areas are also situated in Gilgit region along with 2200 sq. kilometer of snow enclosed area; 119 lakes; diverse flora and fauna and 6500 sq. km of forests. The region is well known for its magnificence and captivating scenic beauty. Here the world’s three hugest mountain ranges: the Karakoram, the Hindukuch and the Himalayas meet. There are numerous tourist attractions comparatively close to Gilgit city which are worth staying. These are: Naltar Valley, Hunza Valley, Nagar Valley, Fairy Meadows, Shigar town, Skardu city, Haramosh Peak in Karakoram Range, Bagrot-Haramosh Valley, Deosai National Park, Astore Valley, Rama Lake, Juglot town, Phunder village, Yasin Valley and Kargah Valley.