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7 Reasons Why Pakistan Should be Your Next Vacation Destination

7 Reasons Why Pakistan Should be Your Next Vacation Destination

By Arfa Zahid 

Pakistan have world most beautiful places for visit, specially at its best in northern areas of Pakistan and 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, and amazing wildlife. The Paradise on Earth ‘Neelum Valley’ Mini Switzerland ‘Swat Valley’ and Mountain Kingdom ‘Hunza valley’ are the major tourist attractions in Pakistan. All these places are real natural beauty of the world. Here, below are the reasons that why Pakistan should be your next vacation destination.

 

Unbelievable Landscapes

Five of the world’s fourteen highest peaks, including the famed and deadly K2, are found in Pakistan. If you are into climbing, rafting or trekking, Pakistan is the country for you. When the British Backpacker Society released their list of top 20 adventure destination for 2018, everyone was surprised to see Pakistan swipe the number one spot. They say that “Pakistan is one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Head north to the astonishing peaks of the Karakoram along the unforgettable Karakoram Highway, probably the world’s greatest road trip. It is beautiful, exciting and culturally interesting, and travelers are rewarded at the journey’s end-point with perhaps the most beautiful natural sight on earth, Hunza Valley.”

 

Incredible Food:

All you Biryani lovers unite! An amalgamation of spices and herbs couldn’t get more magical. You get to taste some of the most delicious biryanis while roaming around anywhere in Pakistan. In fact not just Biryanis, Pakistani food has created a buzz among the foodies around the world with its Chicken karahi, Pilaf, tikka, keema, and Chapli kebab, to name a few. Pakistani food is rich in flavor.  Every region of the country own the yummiest traditional food that the tourist can try and enjoy all flavors of different cultures.

 

Cultural Diversity:

Encompassing four provinces, there’s so much cultural diversity in Pakistan. From one region to the next there are differences in the food, art, traditions and way of life. Either way, everything in this country ensnares each one of the senses, and it’s a fascinating experience discovering the different ritual and customs that come together to make Pakistan the melting pot that it is.

 

Explore Mosques and Forts

Natural wonders aside, in the larger cities and smalls towns found in the north you can discover some glorious architecture in Pakistan. In the port city of Karachi, you’ll see remnants of colonial times with landmarks like Frere Hall and Empress Market or the abandoned Bristol Hotel.

Lahore has many splendid Mughal structures: the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque, and Shalimar Gardens. Further up north, you can live like Baltistani royalty at the restored Khaplu Palace; this mid-19th-century imperial building is now a unique hotel experience. Or stay at Serena Shigar Fort, a heritage hotel that visitors an opportunity to explore the past while enjoying a bowl of homemade ice cream made with cherries from the gardens.

Pakistan is Getting very Popular:

Pakistan is probably going to be the next big thing in Asian tourism, and it’s better if you go now, when there still aren’t too many travelers around.
Pakistan switched from being a potentially dangerous place where it was difficult to go (because of a hard-to-get visa) to being a nation on the cusp of opening up to tourism. A number of backpackers, bloggers and overland travelers have already exploited the fact that, since 2017, the improved security situation made it easier to visit.

Experience a Polo Festival that’s out of this World:

One highlight that has visitors venturing to Pakistan’s north is the Shandur Polo Festival, which is held every year in July at Shandur Top in the Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan. In this highly charged tournament, teams from Chitral and Gilgit compete with each other. What makes this spectacle more beguiling is the backdrop of snowy mountains, flawless, sparkling lakes, alpine flowers and blades of grass that never seem to end.

Indus Valley Civilization:

We’ve learned about these two iconic cities Harappa and Mohenjo Daro in our history lessons, but visiting these is an experience that will transfer you back to history,2600 BCE. While Harappa is located is located near Lahore in Pakistan’s Punjab region, Mohenjo Daro is located in the Sindh Region. Just a tour of the remnants will give you an insight to local lifestyle and architecture of the erstwhile era.