What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you are a foreigner but want to travel to Pakistan? Probably all negatives thoughts like extremism, terrorism, violence, sectarianism, power breaks and inflation. What most of the people don’t know about Pakistan is that this country, in South Asia, is immensely beautiful.
Yes, there may be chaos in the country, but that won’t stop the brave from visiting the magnificent sights that are a gift from mother nature.
Pakistan is an amazing place and there are a vast number of breathtaking locations. You will fall in love with the country once you visit the places we are about to discuss.
Here are the top 5 destinations in Pakistan you should visit before the year ends. We must tell you it will be an experience of a lifetime.
They say Kashmir is paradise on earth and we assure you, they are right about it. If you are planning to visit Kashmir and want to enjoy your vacations to the fullest then Neelum Valley is a must-go place.
The Valley is situated opposite to the Keran sector of Indian-held Kashmir. It is near to the capital of Pakistan-held Kashmir, Muzaffarabad. The (Blue Gem) Valley is stretched to 240 kilometers and it has breathtaking places to visit. The valley is gifted with lush green mountains, forests, freshwater streams, and river.
Situated in the extreme north of Pakistan, Skardu is in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan. The place is just too beautiful and full of surprises. You will stumble upon several streams and springs, with Shangrila lake being the epitome of beauty in the town. The famous Shangrila rest houses are built in the shape of an aircraft. On top of this, the people in the region are beyond lovely and will make you feel at home.
3- Deosai Plains:
The beautiful plains are situated on the boundary of the famous Karakoram and to tell you the fact, the region lies 4000 meters above sea level. The plains are covered with white snow for 8 months a year. In the rest of the months, the place is beautified with a wide range of flowers all in different colors.
One more thing about this place is that you will never find a tree on this plateau that is spread over 3000 sq. km. The beautiful Sheosar lake is also a part of this breathtaking area and is one of the highest lakes in the world.
4- Rama Meadow:
When you cross the Rama village, just 11 kilometers from Astore, you will experience the beauty of Rama Meadows. The plain is blessed with ice-cold water. You will find sheep, cows and pine trees. The ice-covered peak of Chongra in the background makes the view all the more amazing. From this place, you can see the southern ridge of the mighty Nanga Parbat.
5- Ghance District:
If you are in Gilgit-Baltistan, then Ghance district is a must-go place. The region is blessed with beautiful valleys. The central location is the district of Khaplu, which is full of high summits and flowing blue waters and waterfalls.
A small population of people lives near the bank of River Shyok. Just ahead of Khaplu, the beautiful curvy road takes you to the delta of River Shyok, where it splits. You can also see the peak of Mashabrum in the backdrop.