April 17, 2015 Youth Impact

6 Awesome places to visit in Pakistan

Lake Saif ul malook

No trip to Kaghan Valley is complete without a visit to the legendary Lake Saiful Muluk. The lake is named after prince Sauful Muluk, who fell in love with a fairy from the mountains.
Lake Saiful Muluk is a lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran. It is in the north east of Mansehra District in the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. At an altitude of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level it is amongst one of the highest lakes in Pakistan.
The lake is accessible by a 14 km road from Naran (which is accessible by a road from Mansehra via Balakot and Kaghan) during the summer months. On foot, the trek from Naran to the lake takes about 4-6 hours.This option is only for those who are fit enough to climb about 3000 feet in eight kilometers. A jeep can be rented in the bazaar and driven up in one hour.The water is clear with a slight green tone. The clarity of the water comes from the multiple glaciers all around the high basin which feed the lake.The weather here is moderate during day time while the temperature drops to minus degrees at night.

 

Gorakh Hill Station

Gorakh Hill lies in the Kirthar range that spreads along the border of Sindh and Baluchistan. At 5,500 feet, it is one of the highest peaks in that range. The mountain range has provided the natural geographical distribution for the two provinces. Gorakh Hill is situated in the Johi tehsil of the Dadu district while at the other end lies Wadh in Baluchistan. The weather at the hill in summer is very pleasant, with moderate temperatures during the day, dropping to slightly chilly at night. In winter, however, the temperature goes down to almost -8 to -12 degree centigrade. Being the highest peak in a region, the hill offers a beautiful view of a valley from the top. The area is surrounded by arid mountains with small green pastures at certain points. During the rainy season, one can see various streams of water flowing throughout the area.

Pir Sohawa:

One of the most rapidly developing tourists attraction in Pakistan. If you live near Islamabad and you haven’t been to Pir Sohawa then believe me you are depriving yourself to enjoy this beauty. The place is praised for the trips and holiday picnics. The famous Monal resturaunt is also located in this area. This place is perfect resort for holidays in summers as well as in winters.

Hingol National Park:

Another beautiful place to visit!
this park is located along Makran coastal region in southwestern Balochistan province. Stretching across 610063 ha, Hingol National Park is the largest national park in Pakistan. This exotic place is known to support threatened invertebrates in addition a variety of bird species. You surely wanna put a visit to this place if you are a lover of wildlife.

Hanna Lake:

14 Kilometers away from Quetta, the lake is located at a place where Urak valley begins. One of the most spectacular, breathtaking tourist attraction.

Neelum Valley:

If you are a Bollywood fan then you must visit this place. Neelum valley is mostly known for its lush greenery, springs, streams, lakes and hilly sloppy mountains.Athmuqam, Kutton Jagran, Karen, Neelum, Ratti Galli, Baboon, Noori top, Sharda, Sharda Fort, Sharda University (The Oldest University of Sub-Continent) Kel, Surgon, Halmet, Taobut are some of its famous places.

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