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A Travel & Culture service has contracted rates with most hotels of Pakistan. We chose hotels on the basis of quality of service, best eating facility and cleanliness. Our hotel selection and our rates offer the best value for your cash. We are not like usual online hotel booking sites; we book complete services like hotel rooms, airport transfers and car rentals in all major parts of Pakistan

Below you will find the major hotels in the beautiful place of Pakistan which we recommend. You can book any of the hotels below online by filling our simple reservation form, call on number for more details or by sending us an email. We do have hotels and places to stay at remotest areas in Pakistan.

  1. Punjabfind cheap hotels in pakistan

2     Sindh

3    Baluchistan

  • Quetta
  • Lasbela
  • Ziarat

4   KPK (Northern areas)rent a car islamabad karachi gwadar rawalpindi lahore

  • Swat
  • Malakand
  • Chitral

5   Gilgit / Baltistan

  • Astore
  • Diamer
  • Gilgit
  • Nagar
  • Hunza
  • Ghizer

      5    Azad Kashmir

 

Karachi, Sindh

Karachi is the largest and most populous city in the Pakistan and 5th largest and metropolitan city in the world. Karachi is the capital of Sindh province. There are many places that give eye-catching sights. Start today, visit beautiful places in Karachi. There are the some visiting places; they are famous for their beautiful scenes and history related to them

  1. Mazar-e-Quaid: It is one of the top tourist attractions in Karachi.
  2. Ibn-e-Qasim Park: The Park is located near the Clifton beach and is Karachi’s largest urban park, covering 130 acres. It is most visiting place by over 10 million people each year
  3. Port Grand: Port Grand food and drink and entertainment complex is a recreational area in Karachi.
  4. Pakistan Maritime Museum: The museum is based on modern concepts of presentation and interactive education regarding ancient weapon uses in maritime. Also Different artifacts of maritime and naval heritage placed there.
  5. Arabian Sea Country Club: The Arabian Sea Country Club is a recreational club with a golf course and several other sporting facilities, located in Karachi
  6. PAF Museum: It is an Air Force museum and park situated near Karsaz. The museum also houses the Vickers VC.1 Viking used by Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Founder of Pakistan.
  7. Churna Island: Churna Island is also a great resort for speed boating, water sports, scuba, free diving, water tubing, underwater photography, camping, trekking, jet skiing, Cliff diving etc.
  8. Mohatta Palace: It was built by Hindi Marwari from Rajasthan as his summer house.
  9. Do Darya: Dou Darya offers a huge range of food chains on the edge of beach.
  10. Dolmen City Mall: It is so far Pakistan’s largest mall and a most visit place of city for shopping clothing and jewelry Items, for having foods etc.

Jamshoro, Sindh                                            

Jamshoro is virtually the gate-way to the Indus Valley, now world-famous for its civilization and rich cultural heritage. The Ranikot Fort is located 40 km. to the north of the campus, in the northward continuation of the same hilly track which become Laki Ranges, merging with the Khirthars northwards. Amri, an important archeological site, lies about 15 km. further north. Sehwan, a well-known township lies 25 km. to the north of Amri. Mancher Lake the largest fresh water lake in the region is situated to the west north west of Sehwan. Travelling about 150 km. north through the Indus plains brings one to the site of Moen-jo-Daro, the most important archeological discovery of the Valley.

Ranikot Fort is a historical fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan.[3] Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world’s largest fort with a circumference of approximately 26 kilometers

Larkana

Larkana is a city in the north-west of the Sindh province of Pakistan, where the historic Indus River flows in south of the city. It is home to the Indus Valley Civilization site Mohenjo-daro, which is larger in size than Babylonia and Assyria.

Shahnawaz Children Park is located at College Road Larkana. It is the very beautiful park to visit when you are in Larkana city. Shahnawaz Children Park is a full of greenery park and there are so many beautiful kinds of flowers are there in this park. It is very attractive park of Larkana and a main point of interest and a famous land mark.

Jamia Masjid is a religious place to visit located at the well-known location of Larkana that is Shahi Bazar. It is a must visit place for the visitors. There is huge gathering gathered on daily bases for prays. Jamia Masjid is such a beautiful mosque in town. It is the most favorite place of tourist to visit and capture some beautiful memory.

ZulfiqarBagh is a very beautiful place of Larkana city to visit when you are in Larkana. It a park full of greenery and eye catching atmosphere is all there to welcome you. ZulfiqarBagh is a must go place to visit of Larkana. It is the beautiful park and very attractive place for the kids and youngsters for playing and walking.

Jinnah Park is a very beautiful park located in Larkana city at a very well-known and famous location. This park is full of greenery and beautiful flowers. Jinnah Park is a most visited area of this city people who visit Larkana city always visit this park for the refreshment of their minds and enjoying the quality time in such a eye catching natural beauty.

Larkana Cricket Stadium is a best place to visit for the kids and youngsters. This beautiful and huge stadium is located at Indus Highway Road. Larkana Cricket Stadium is also used as a famous landmark of this city. Larkana is full of talent and this stadium is very useful for the cricketers who want to practice in this stadium. One should at least visit it once in a life.

EidGah Mosque is a religious site located at Larkana Sindh. It is such a beautiful mosque and a very famous center of attraction of this city. There is such a huge gathering gathered here on EidulFitr and EidulAdha to offers the Eid prays. EidGah Mosque is the beauty of Larkana and it is a must visit place when you are in Larkana.

Punjab

Islamabad/ Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi/Islamabad is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. It is the fourth-largest city in Pakistan by population, while the larger Islamabad Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the country’s third-largest area. The economy of Rawalpindi is interlinked with Islamabad, and the two are jointly known as the “twin cities”. The city is the administrative seat of the Rawalpindi District.

Rawalpindi is located on the Potohar Plateau, which is known for the existence of a Buddhist community, particularly in neighboring town of Taxila, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was destroyed during the invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni before being taken over by Gakhars who went on to name the city as “Rawalpind” in 1493. In 1765, the Gakhars were defeated as Rawalpindi became part of the Sikh Empire. After the partition of India in 1947, the city became home to the headquarters of Pakistan Army hence retaining its status as a major military city.

  1. Faisal Mosque

The true symbol of Muslim’s dignity and one of the most unique building designs and architectural techniques of today’s world. Faisal Mosque Islamabad, being the center of the city, can be viewed from any side of the city.

  1. Daman-e-Koh.

This spot lies right in the lap of nature. Daman-e-Koh is the Best Place for viewing the whole city of Islamabad. Good hiking and horse-riding facilities can be enjoyed here.

  1. Margalla Hills

These beautiful hills are perfect for spending a cool summer and having a relaxing time with your friends and family. It is an ideal site for picnic, hiking, camping, driving, cycling, and other travel adventures.

  1. ShakarParian

ShakarParian Hills are situated near Zero Point and is among the oldest tourist attractions of Islamabad. The place provides a clear and scenic view of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

 

  1. Simly Dam

Simly Dam, besides being a major water source for residents of Islamabad, it also serves as a well-liked picnic spot for families. It’s about 30 km away from Islamabad near BharaKahutown.

  1. Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake is a wonderful place to experience the divine sight of sunset while standing by the shore. It has a beautiful and well-maintained park named “Lake View Park”, which is not only perfect for a family picnic but also filled with fun activities like games, motion rides, fun fairs, etc.

  1. Lotus Lake:

This small lake is among the most serene parts of the city. Its wonderful fauna and flora give a pleasant feel to the visitors but the place turns quite hot in the months of June and July.

  1. LokVirsa Museum and Heritage Library:

The LokVirsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage) gives a closer look at the living folk and traditional culture of Pakistan. It has a Folk Heritage Museum, located near ShakarParian Hills which presents a large display of embroidered costumes, jewellery, woodwork, metalwork, block printing, ivory and bone work from the olden times. Numerous traditional architecture facades have also been exhibited presenting skills such as fresco, mirror work, marble inlay, tile mosaic and stucco tracery, etc. LokVirsa Heritage Reference Library is currently serving well in providing data on ethnography, anthropology, folk music, art, history and crafts.

  1. Rose & Jasmine Garden:

This garden has 250 different varieties of roses as well as a dozen types of Jasmines. It is a relaxing place and has a very pleasant ambience. Spring and autumn flowers shows are regularly arranged here that attract people from all around the world.

  1. PirSohawa and Monal:

PirSohawa is a popular destination among the residents of Islamabad, as well as the foreign tourists. It has a 3000 plus ft. Elevation and located in Monal village which is geographically part of Haripur District

 

 

Lahore

Lahore being the most famous and old city of Punjab (Pakistan) is a worth visiting place. Well-known as city of gardens it is also a city of ancient buildings and mosques that depict Muslim culture very well. Let us introduce you to some of the top visiting points of Lahore that you can visit with your family not only for enjoyment but also to know about the history and get knowledge.

Badshahi Mosque:

Also known as Imperial Mosque was created between the epoch of 1971-1973 is a good place to visit from historical perspective and for family picnic.

Grand Jamia Mosque (Bahria Town):

Residing in Bahria Town, it is the world’s 7th largest and Pakistan’s 3rd largest mosque and a best place to visit from Islamic perspective.

Wazir khan Mosque:

Well-known as a “Mole on the cheek of Lahore” this beautiful mosque covered with decorated tiles is a worth visiting place to see Indo-Islamic architecture.

Data Durbar Complex:

Being one of the ancient Muslim shrines it is located near Bhatti gate in Lahore and welcomes all Muslims and non-Muslims to visit it and seek blessings.

Shia Masjid Lahore:

Depicting best of the Shia culture, this beautiful mosque is a great place to visit especially for people belonging to fiqahjafriya.

Shalimar Bagh:

With an essence of Mughal period this beautiful evergreen garden is surely a place to visit with your friends and family to refresh your mind with nature.

Bagh-e-Jinnah:

Incorporating an elegant Jinnah library inside like a white palace, this beautiful Jinnah garden or Lawrence garden is a place to visit for family picnic or to enjoy reading books.

 

HazuriBagh:

With HazuriBaghbaradari at its center this lovely  garden is walled by different historical and famous places of Lahore and is a worth visiting place with family.

Jilani Park:

It is located at jail road and is a point of annual shows, competitions and exhibitions.

Oasis Golf and Aqua Resort:

If you are planning to have a lots of fun with friends or family then it’s a best place to visit where you can enjoy swimming and water fighting.

 Minar-e-Pakistan

From the historical perspective it’s a place to visit to make your children familiar with the assets of their country.

 

Sheesh Mahal (Lahore Fort)

Constructed during the period of Shah Jahan, this master piece made of variety of colors of glass is located at the corner of lahore fort and is worth watching and praising.

Lahore Museum:

Established between the epochs of 1865 to 1866, it is located on mall of Lahore and incorporates many worth watching historical things, so it’s obviously a good place to visit especially for history students.

Alamgir tower:

Touching the sky this beautiful bluish tower is master piece in Lahore and really worth watching.

Dai Anga Tomb:

Situated in naulakha area near railway station this mausoleum also knows as “GulabiBagh” is a historic piece that surely need to be watched and praised.

 

 Lahore Zoo:

It is surely one of the best visiting spot for children on special occasions like eid etc.

Lahore Safari (wildlife) Park:

It is the best place to see the wild life from very near and resides at raiwind road Lahore.

 

Rana resort:

It is one of the best recreational place beside safari park with greenery and natural décor.

Green Fields Country Club:

Just like its name it is the place where you can go with your family and can perform many healthy activities with lots of fun.

 

 

Alhamra Arts council:

Last but not the least, the best visiting place where you can go and watch many shows related to fun and information. Exhibitions are also held here very often.

Faisalabad

Faisalabad is the third most popular city of Pakistan. There are a large number of textile mills in this city. On the other hand, Faisalabad has much more to see. There are much historic as well as modern amusement places. Which usually tourists love to visit. We will discuss some of them.

There are a variety of attractions, both historical and social, in the grand city of Faisalabad in the country of Pakistan.  The rich historical background of the area offers many sites to visit, both modern and ancient.  From the city’s famous shops and bazaars to its natural parks and cultural museums, Faisalabad literally offers something for everyone.  Many fine hotels occupy the city including the Faisalabad Serena Hotel, which offers a gorgeous view and cultural design.  The staff is friendly and always available to serve during the day or night.  This particular hotel offers a patio overlooking the beautiful local vegetation along with a pool and dining area.  There is also a grand conference room for business meetings.  Whether you intend to visit Faisalabad for business or pleasure there are many attractions to visit no matter what subjects may peak your interest.

The Faisalabad Clock Tower, one of the oldest monuments in the city, is still one of the most historical and popular places to visit.  Built in 1903 while still under British rule it is surrounded by a variety of markets and shopping establishments.  A little known fact about this location is that if viewed from above the clock tower along with the surrounding markets actually form the shape of the Union Jack flag for the United Kingdom.  Besides its historical significance the location is a great place to shop, socialize and take some gorgeous pictures.

If you are looking for a pleasant nature walk and quiet scenery, a great place to visit in Faisalabad would be the Gatwala Wildlife Park.  This park contains a variety of local plant life and much of the local wildlife.  There are plazas and gazebos to sit in and quietly observe the serene atmosphere will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.  Local wildlife can also be observed around the park interacting with the plentiful fauna.

In addition to Gatwala Wildlife Park, there is also the beautiful Jinnah Garden, which features lovely display of colorful flowers.  There is ample space to a take a leisurely walk for exercise while admiring the rows of flowers.  The Jinnah Garden also has many places to sit and relax while taking in the stunning scenery.  There are also several sources of entertainment in the area including a popular fruit shop.  The Jinnah Garden is a particularly nice place to visit during the evening hours when the whole park is lit up by bright lights.

Faisalabad contains many cultural locations of interest in addition to the multiple venues of entertainment.  The Lyallpur Museum is one such example of the arts in this fine city.  A relatively new facility built in 2012 it houses many galleries containing both historic and modern pieces of art.  Paintings, pottery works and ancient artifacts are just a few of the popular exhibits that you will see when browsing this museum.  The Lyallpur Museum also holds a collection of rare books in addition to hosting regular lectures.  The local staff is very knowledgeable of every subject and is readily available to answer the many questions that you may have.

Whether looking to relax in a unique city full of life, or just stopping by for a business meeting, Faisalabad offers exceptional options.  If you are looking an upscale social establishment than the Chenab Club is highly recommended.  The club features a bowling alley, card room, indoor tennis tables and a full gymnasium.  The Chenab Club is visited by many of the local officials and offers exclusive access to some of the finest entertainment options in the area.  Whether looking to relax or engage in athletic activities, the Chenab Club is an excellent place to visit.

No matter which hotel or resort you plan to stay at there is always a local attraction nearby.  The shops offer exceptional hand crafting souvenirs and the museums offer a unique historic view of the city’s past and present culture. The local inhabitants of the city are very friendly and there are multiple methods of transportation when traveling from place to place.  So the next time you are visiting Faisalabad, be sure to stop by the attractions mentioned above.  There are so many places to visit in this fine city, but you’ll definitely want to make sure you put these on your list of things to see while there.

CLOCK TOWER

The Clocktower is the most prominent and one of the oldest monuments standing in its original state since British Raj. The important thing about this building is that it is standing in the center of the eight markets that from a bird’s eye view look like the Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom.

CHENAB CLUB

Chenab Club is an exclusive class social club situated at a bustling region of Civil Lines, Faisalabad. The Chenab Club offers a Variety of activities, including family functions, entertainment, and occasion festivity. Chenab is the name of value and status.

TOMB OF SIR JAMES LYALL

Until 1979 Faisalabad was known as Lyallpur, after Sir Charles James Lyall, lieutenant governor of the Punjab. After his death, the tomb was constructed in his memory, which is now one of the most prevalent historic buildings in Faisalabad.

IQBAL CRICKET STADIUM

Whenever any foreign cricket team visits Pakistan, Faisalabad’s residents don’t leave out to give their Traditional hospitality by grouping up in Iqbal Stadium. And whatever the conditions are, the game goes on.

KOH I NOOR SHOPPING MALL

Koh I Noor Shopping Mall is situated on Jaranwala road. The mall is very popular among the people who love shopping. This mall provides a vast range of shopping materials i.e. Garments, Computer market, Refreshment center etc.

AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY

Education is compulsory for the prosperity of a society; Faisalabad Agriculture University is the largest agriculture university in Asia.

GATWALA WILDLIFE PARK

This wildlife park covers a huge area with ample of houses, lakes and administrative building of forestry etc. the main attractions are Green parks, Flowing canals, and the wildlife that fascinates the visitors.

LYALL PUR MUSEUM

Lyallpur museum is heritage museum which depicts the ancient culture and history of Faisalabad.

NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN AUDITORIUM

Above all Faisalabad had given a great talent to the music industry named as UstadNusratFateh Ali Khan. He was the most popular qawwali singer in the world, with his unique style. In the memory of late UstadNusratFateh Ali Khan, this auditorium was built to show his marvelous work in the music industry.

Quetta

Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, remains the country’s most distinctive city, but least visited because of its geographic isolation. Surrounded by hills, Quetta is a natural fort that lies along the travel route between Iran’s capital city of Tehran and the Punjab region of Pakistan. The U.S. State Department warns against travel to Pakistan because of continued Al Qaeda and Taliban activity, especially in the areas along the Afghan border, which includes Quetta. In the event that the political stability in the region improves, Quetta has several famous places that are of interest to visitors.

Bazaars

Quetta is home to three famous traditional bazaars, or markets, for shoppers who enjoy bargaining for local goods. Kandahari Bazaar is located on Shahrah-e-Iqbal. Liaqat Bazaar and Suraj Gang Bazaar are located on Shahrah-e-Liaqat. The bazaars offer local handicrafts, especially world-famous Balochi mirror embroidery found on carpets and clothing. Additionally, you can find fur coats, jackets, vests, jewelry and sandals at the bazaars.

Museums

If you wish to connect with Pakistan’s history and culture, head to one of Quetta’s famous museums. Located near the bazaars, the Archaeological Museum houses rare weapons, manuscripts, tools and pottery that date back to the Stone Age. The Geological Survey of Pakistan (www.gsp.gov.pk) has a Museum of Historical Geology in Quetta that showcases fossils, with the most famous display, the Invertebrate Gallery, that showcases marine life fossils that date back 540 million years ago. Visitors who are interested in the British military history should head to the Command and Staff College Museum, which houses military artifacts, paintings and photographs.

HazarganjiChiltan National Park

Treasure hunters must visit the famous HazarganjiChiltan National Park during their stay in Quetta. Hazarganji means “of a thousand treasures,” in reference to the legend that claims over 1,000 treasures are buried with in the protected 35,000 acre park. HazarganjiChiltan National Park is located a little more than ten miles from Quetta and also was built to protect the Chiltan wild goat or Markhor. The park is also home to exotic plant species such as pistachio, juniper and almond trees.

Hana Lake

Located a little more than five miles from Quetta, Hana Lake draws visitors because of its contrasting landscape in reference to mountains and desert that surrounds it. The lake, one of Quetta’s most popular attractions, is actually a reservoir that was constructed by the British in 1894. The lake is formed by rainwater and snow from the nearby mountains. Because the dam that created Lake Hana was damaged during a flood in 1976, the lake has rotated between spells of dryness and water. Most recently, Hana Lake was dried up between 1999 and 2005.

Lasbela

Las Bela was incorporated into the new West Pakistan province in 1955. The main river is the Porali with its tributaries, Winder and Wirhab River. Other rivers are the Phor and Hingol which rise in Awaran District before flowing through Lasbela on their way to the Arabian Sea.

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Historical buildings and archaeological places

  • Shah Jamai Mosque
  • Tomb of GeneralMuhammad ibnHaroon
  • Tomb ofColonel Robert Sandeman
  • KariaPir
  • SassiWaro-Chodo (Sassi’s spring), near Paboni Naka, about 68 km from Karachi.[10]
  • BakkarButhi, a small Harappan site located in the remote mountainous area to the east of the Las Bela plain.
  • Shehr-e-Roghan
  • (Tomb of Sirtaj Baba)Haji MuradGotthShahidi winder

 

Pakistan is home to several natural and manmade lakes and reservoirs. The largest lake in Pakistan is the Manchar Lake, which is also the largest lake in South Asia. The lake is spread over an area of over 100 square miles. The highest lake in Pakistan is the Rush Lake, which is also the 25th highest lake is the world at an altitude of over 4,700 meters. The second highest lake in Pakistan is the Karambar Lake, which at an altitude of 4,272 meters, is the 31st highest lake in the world.

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Ziarat

Ziarat the capital of Ziarat District, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. It is a holiday resort, is about 130 km from the capital city of Baluchistan province Quetta. The famous Quaid-e-Azam Residency is also there in the valley, where our Quaid spent few of his most memorable days. Tourists from all over Baluchistan and also from Sindh province visit the valley in the harsh summers. Its overall cold weather, fascinating sceneries, lush green forests and mighty mountains attracts tourists of all kinds.

Months from May to September are months experience peak tourists visit. Specially in the days of Eid festive and other national the valley is full packed. The 2016’s Eid experienced about 0.4 million peoples visited.

The hill station is easily accessible from Quetta through a Highway. While accessing it from Lorelei is little difficult due to bad road conditions. The third way of accessing the valley is through Harnai District although it is pretty dangerous near Dumiara waterfall.

4X4 Road to Dumiara waterfall

The main road of the station is Jinnah road which also called the red zone of the valley due to a large numbers of government and askari resorts and buildings there, few of which are,

  • Frontier Corps Resthouse
  • Governor House
  • IG Police House
  • Panther Lodge (Army)
  • Juniper Lodge (Army)
  • Quaid-e-Azam Residency
  • Commissioner House
  • CM Balochistan House

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  • KPK (Northern areas)
  • Swat

Swat is historically known as Uddyana, lit. garden);[1] is a river valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is the upper valley of the Swat River, which rises in the Hindu Kush range. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main town in the Swat valley is Mingora.

Swat is surrounded by Chitral, Upper Dir and Lower Dir in the West, Gilgit-Baltistan in North Kohistan, Buner and Shangla in the East and south East. The southern tehsil of Buner was granted the status of a separate district in 1991

  • Malakand

The District was formed in 1970 as a Provincially Administered Tribal Area, It had previously been a tribal area known as the Malakand Protected Area, part of the Malakand Agency. From 1970 the district became part of Malakand Division.

Malakand agency lies at a strategically important position as it acts as a Gateway to Swat, Dir, Chitral and Bajaur. It is in the lower Swat region amidst high mountains thick with evergreen olive and pine trees. It stands at the exit of a pass known as Malakand Pass or DarrahMalakand; now much less difficult to cross than before as one travels from Peshawar to Swat.

In history the name has appeared as Malakhand or MulahKhandao. The name is stated to have been derived from the words Mullah Khandao. It is the combination of two words; Mullah and Khandao. Mullah means a religious saint and Kandao means a lofty place. Nowadays it is known as Malakand, and the name has been adopted in the same form by many other villages in the Swat and Dir districts.

  • Chitral

Chitral is the capital of District Chitral. It is located on west of River Kunar, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, about 348 kilometers (216 miles) from Peshawar. Chitral is a place blessed with nature’s beauty. It is not just a valley with mountains and a river flowing through it but also a historical city of east. From icy mountain peaks and glaciers to waterfalls and forests, one can find all colors of nature’s beauty in this region. Bazaar of town of Chitral offers all facilities from banks, post office to rental vehicles and tourist accessories.

Chitral with its artistic handcrafts and precious stones attracts tourists from all over the country. At the end of summer the whole region is decorated with oodles of flowers and fruits.  Famous fruits of Chitral are peach, apricot, damson, apple, pomegranate, grapes and pear. It is also famous for its dry fruits Almonds, apricot, pistachios and walnut.

There many motels and restaurants in town of Chitral. One can find a suitable motel according to his budget and need. People of Chitral are very welcoming and cooperative. You can easily find a guide if need. Following are some famous tourist attractions in Chitral.

Popular Tourist Places of Chitral

  1. Tirich Mir:

This lofty mountain peak is the highest of Hidukush range. Tirich Mir can be viewed from a higher place of Chitral Town (Like roof top of the hotel where you stay) in a clear weather. It can also be viewed from the palace of Chitral’s King. This mountain is also highest in the world apart from Himalaya and Karakoram ranges.

  1. Chitral Museum:

Chitral Museum with antiques, weapons and other stuff from the old times of monarchies provides great knowledge about history and culture of Chitral and Kalash people.

  1. Shahi Masjid (Shahi Mosque):

Shahi Masjid of Chitral was built in 1924 A.D. It was built by ShujaulMulk, the Mehtar of Chitral (1895 – 1936). The mosque is famous for its strong and cultural architectural style.

  1. ShahiQila (Shahi Fort):

ShahiQila of Chitral is situated beside the Shahi Masjid of Chitral. This fort is definitely a place suitable for a kingly residence. Unfortunately, it is a private property and you’ll need to get special permission to visit it from inside.

  1. Polo Ground:

Polo is a famous and perhaps most favorite game of Chitral. There are many polo grounds in Chitral; the famous one is in Chitral Town. A visit to polo ground will provide you with information about interesting game of polo, and if you are lucky then there might be match going on that you can enjoy.

  1. Governer Cottage:

This is another beautiful building of Chitral. One can easily view Tirich Mir from here in a clear weather.

 

  1. Barmoghlasht:

Barmoghlasht is a beautiful and charming resort. It is situated 14.5 kilometers (9 miles) from Chitral. It is definitely a place worth visiting.

  1. GaramChashma:

GaramChashma (transformation in English: Warm Spring) is famous around the country and outside for its springs of warm waters. The place is also famous for precious stones, trout fish and clean environment.

  1. Ayun Valley:

The lush green marvelously beautiful and the most favorite among tourists for its natural beauty; the Ayun Valley is situated between Chitral Town and Kalash. It is sited at the bank of River Chitral. People of Ayun Valley are welcoming and cooperating like the people in rest of Chitral.

  1. Koghazi and Goleen:

Fourteen kilometers from the town of Chitral; Koghazi and adjacent Goleen are literally a piece of paradise on the earth. This is a valley of flowers, fruits, lush green meadows, canals, waterfalls, springs, and beautiful landscapes

Gilgit

Astore

Astore district with its headquarter at Eidgah/Gorikot, is comprised of numerous valleys and villages where the prominent ones are Rama, Gorikot, Rehmanpur, Rattu. Bunji, Dashkin and Chilim, amongst others. Of particular note in the District are Nanga Parbat (Rupal Face) Rama Lake, Chilim, Kala Pani, Minimerg, Dambabaho, Domail and Deosai Plains. Shina is local Language while Urdu and English is widely spoken in Astore district.

Diamer

Diamer district is the gateway district with Chilas as is headquarter. Local language is Shina but English and Urdu languages are used for communication with outsiders. Be it the Karakoram Highway or the Naran-Kaghanroad, enter into Diamer Valley first to give passage to whole of GB. The district manifests pre-historic traces of human pace and advancement in the shape of rock carvings, rock inscriptions and petroglyphs etc. these features place this district at a distinct position as more than 35000 such inscriptions and carvings are available here. The important valleys in Diamer district are Tangir, Darel, Chilas, Bunar Das, Gonar Farm and Raikot. On particular note in this district are Nanga Parbat (8125m) Raikot face and fairy Meadows, some of the most picturesque places on earth.

 

Ghanche Valley

Ghanche has two sub-division, Khaplu and Masherbrum. Hushe, under the shadow of Mashabrum peak, is the gateway to various important peaks and glaciers. A 102 km drive from Skardu mostly along the Shyok River takes to Khaplu, the district headquarters of Ghanche. Khaplu Fort Palace and Chaqchan Mosque are the interesting places to visit. The mosque built around 1500 AC is the oldest mosque in Baltistan. The building shows Buddhist influence and Tibetan architecture. Ghondoghoro Pass at 5,650 m is one of the most popular and challenging trekking routes in the world. Other places to trek with relative ease are the base camp of Masherburm Peak and Thalle La. Balti is local language while Urdu and English is widely spoken in Ghanche district.

Gilgit

Gilgit strategically located at the most important region in the Karakorum and makes the trade center of the region for centuries. It is the capital town and administrative center of province of Gilgit-Baltistan. The area is fed by waters of Hunza, Ghizer and Indus rivers along with the several of their tributaries. Gilgit has also been an important city on the historical Silk Route, facilitating religions to spread across trans boundaries. Shina is the language spoken in Gilgit while English and Urdu is widely spoken in the region. Of particular note, Naltar is a picturesque Greenland surrounded by high peaks with accessible glacial lakes, perfect resorts for winter skiing. Furthermore, Kargah valley is only at 10km distance for Gilgit with Kargah Buddha a rock wall carved Buddha dating back to 8th century AD and ruins of a Buddhist monastery and Stupa. Other valleys include Danyore, Bagrot, Nomal and Oshikhandas.

Nagar/ Hunza

Hunza valley is the prime attraction for tourists with spectacular sceneries of the surrounding mountains. A view of four 7,000 m high peaks, i.e., Rakaposhi, Diran, Golden and Ultar, from various points of Hunza makes it unique. The valley is known for its delicious fruits, terraced fields, land mark monuments and also for its changing colours in various seasons. Burushaski and Wakhi are spoken languages of Hunza Nagar region but English and Urdu are widely used for communication with visitors. Nagar has been a state of equal status and importance as that of Hunza. Although the valley is spread in a vast region, however the main village of Nagar is just opposite to Karimabad, across the Hunza River. Bar, Jaffarabad, Husanabad, Sikandarabad, Nilt and Ghulmit are the major village in Nagar to include in travel plan.

Ghizer

Ghizer district comprises of several independent and isolated valleys including Puniyal, Gupis, Yasin and Ishkoman as distinct features of each. Mainly two languages i.e. Wakhi and Khowar are spoken in this district while Urdu and English is spoken for the communication with visitors. The district is unique because of its geographical spread and connectivity as well as cultural diversity. Traditions, norms and values enrich the beauty of this district. Trout fishing and angling is the most common attraction in the district. Of particular note Sherqilla, Chatorkhand, Khalti, Phandar and Shandur. The significance of the district is quadrupled by the Shandur Pass over which the historical and traditional Polo festival is played between arch rival teams of Gilgit and Chitral.

 

  • Baltistan

There are so many places in Skardu, which are worth visiting. Some of them are as under;

  1. Kharpocho Fort:

There are many archeological sites found in the Northern Areas, particularly in Skardu and Kharpocho Fort is one of them. It is built by MaqponBugha (1490-1515 A.D) but the Mughal historians refer it to the great Ali Sher Khan Anchan (1560-1625 A.D). The fort stands on the bank of River Indus in the Skardu and the city can be viewed from the fort. The fort is illuminated at night and it seems as if the olden days get revived. Some observations about this fort have been found in the Imperial Gazetteer of British India, which state that this was one of the most famous of the Gralpos (Monarchs of Skardu), Ali Sher Khan, who ruled over the region till the end of the 16th century, conquered Ladakh and Skardu; and he built a fort at Skardu.

  1. MindoqKhar:

This is a palace, built by GulKhatoon or MindoqGialmo, on the hills where only the Kharfocho Fort could be found. The palace was named after the queen as ‘MindoqKhar’ meaning the ‘Flower Palace’. The Palace was destroyed by the troops of the Sikh ruler of Kashmir, Maharaja Gulab Singh, during his invasion to Skardu, in 1840 AD.

  1. HilalBagh:

HilalBagh (Crescent Garden) was located near the MindoqKhar (Flower) Palace, where there was once stood a terraced garden with marbled fountains. The Royal Garden scattered at the areas from Mindoq Khan to the present bazar in Skardu. The palace was destroyed by the great floods in the area.

  1. ChaharBagh:

ChaharBagh was located on the site, where now the building of a Girls College stands tall. The said garden was constructed on the orders of the Queen, when her husband went to Gilgit and Chitral.

(The mother-tongue of the Queen was Persian, so she gave Persian name to the gardens)

  1. Shangri-la Resorts:

Shangri-la is located just 35 minutes away from Skardu. The resort is built along a beautiful lake, which is surrounded by the most enchanting and splendid scenic beauty. One may stay here, take a boat ride or trekking to the hills nearby.

  1. Buddhist Rock:

This is the only remaining Buddhist Rock, with rock carvings, located on the Satpara road in the Skardu. The rock carvings and images of Buddha are dated back to the period of Great Tibetan Empire, when the people migrated from Tibet to present day Northern Areas of Pakistan. They settled here temporarily and carved drawings of Stupas, scenes of their experiences and images of Buddha with Kharoshti language transcript. There were a number of such Buddhist rock carvings in the Skardu Valley. The sculpture of Buddha and his disciples are 2000 years old. It was a place of worship for Buddhists till the mid of 14th century A.D. There are scriptures of Buddha o the Rock.

 

 

 

 

  1. Nansoq Village:

Nansoq Village is located behind the famous Kharpocho Fort. It has been developed into an Organic Village through Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP). The village is visited by many famous personalities including Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and His Highness Aga Khan.

  1. Kachura Lake:

Kachura Lake is 32 kilometres (20 miles) away from Skardu. It takes two hours by jeep, to reach the shimmering waters of the Kachura Lake. During spring season, the banks of the lake are adorned by colorful flowers, while the trees are full of peach, apricot and apples. The lake offers a great opportunity of fishing, i.e., trout fishing.

 

PLACES TO VISIT IN SKARDU

Sadpara (Satpara) Lake is located 8 kilometres (5 miles), in the South of Skardu and takes just 20 minutes by jeep to get there. It is surrounded by high mountains. The lake has an island in the mid of its clear water, which can be reached by a boat. The lake is ideal for fishing and a home of wild birds migrated from Siberia.

  1. Upper Kachura Lake:

It is located ten kilometres upward of main Kachura Lake. It is reached by a Jeep road, yet a car can also be driven on it. It is a hidden lake and suitable for boating.

 

 

Azad Kashmir

Pakistan is home to some of the world’s most delightful and beautiful places, particularly located in Azad Kashmir and northern ranges of Pakistan. This piece of the nation is renowned all around the globe as high as mountains can be; lavish green valleys, powerful waterways, delightful lakes, and astonishing untamed life.

Azad Kashmir is the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, lying west of Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. Pleasant individuals and fruitful, green and grand mountain valleys are attributes of Azad Kashmir, making it a standout amongst the loveliest areas on the Subcontinent. While Kashmir all in all is a standout amongst the most excellent areas on the planet, it’s too rich in common magnificence and regularly named “Paradise on Earth” by visitors for its picturesque characteristic excellence and shocking scenes. Its snow-secured crests, woodlands, streams, valleys, velvet green levels and atmosphere fluctuating from cold to tropical consolidate to make it an astounding and mainstream visitor destination both for residential and remote travelers as the year progressed.

The atmosphere of area fluctuates with elevation. The focal and northern parts as a precipitous range in the lesser Himalayas zone are exceptionally cool in winter with snowfall and direct in summer, while the southern parts have greatly hot climate in the late spring and just decently icy climate in the winter. It gets precipitation in both winters and summers. Here are some of the most beautiful places in Azad Kashmir that you should visit.

Neelum Valley

A place where there is blue waters, all-encompassing valleys and stunning greenery, home to God’s appearances of magnificence in nature is the Neelum Valley, one of Pakistan’s most captivating traveler destinations and among the most beautiful places in Azad Kashmir which one should visit. The individuals who have set foot on this area call it paradise on earth.

Neelum Valley

To invest some energy far from the bubbling city warmth and get away from the packed slope stations, everything you need is some monetary support and a receptive outlook to wander past your safe place, and into the untouched.
This fantasy valley extends from around 50 km north of Muzaffarabad till the current Line of Control between Jammu Kashmir and Indian Kashmir. The valley is joined by a street that snakes nearby the Neelum River and finishes at the town of Taobat.

The Neelum Valley includes various little town settlements, trekking trails, lakes, mountain passes and other one of a kind grand highlights which make it one of the top tourist destinations in Azad Kashmir. Most of the way along your excursion on the first day, you will arrive at Keran. Investigating this lovely town on the banks of the River Neelum is the nearest you may get to Indian Kashmir, which lies right over the stream. The riverbed here is slender, and you can see past the spouting floods of the stream to a fundamentally the same life on the other side: ladies sowing seeds in the fields, youngsters playing along the banks and amazingly comparable wooden houses amidst green fields.

The uncommon forte of the Neelum Valley lies in the mixture of encounters that it brings to the table. From dusty rough streets to lovely twisting treks, from great green fields to completely clear waterfalls, and from amazing outdoors grounds to all around keep up in facilities, Neelum Valley is a complete vacationer bundle for each one of the individuals who acknowledge nature taking care of business.

BanjosaLake

Banjosa Lake is situated close to Rawalakot in Azad Kashmir. A simulated lake at an elevation of 1981 meters, an artificial area due to its lovely and stunning perspectives and fantastic greenhouse, is extremely well known visitor spot with enthusiastic trees and vivid blossoms. Encouraged with swings and slides the spot is a fascination for children too. Banjosa Lake is encompassed by mountains and lavish green greenhouse plentiful with blossoms and trees; this is an exceptionally lovely little lake. Powers kept it extremely well and guests adore it, the thick timberland in the surroundings of the lake offer an exceptionally appealing perspective.

Banjosa Lake

Banjosa Lake is a contamination free substance and a cooler spot of Rawalakot city. Summer encounters 15°c to 25°c temperature, while winter is exceptionally chilled; snow fall makes winter great frosty in the months of January and February, though rest of the year climate stays wonderful. Amid moon soon valley gets substantial rains in the month of August and September. Before fall season the area gets secured in the tints of first gold then reddish brown.

Captivation excellence of Banjosa, the manufactured Lake reflects in resting smooth water. Banjosa Lake is the main arranged vacationer resort in the region. Stay in close-by built rest houses in the surroundings of lake is a delightful experience. One can appreciate sailing and perusing a book or having an iPod while lounging around could be a smart thought.

Sculling in lake is accessible, guests particularly youngsters and ladies appreciate drifting in charming climate under the shade of tall pine trees. In winter because of snowfall sailing office is not advertised. Drifting charge for an individual is Rs.200 which can go high in summer season relying on interest.

Leepa Valley

This is the most entrancing valley in Azad Kashmir. A reasonable climate street branches off for Leepa from Naile 45 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, moves over ReshianGali 3200 meters high and after that plummets to 1677 meters on the other side into the Leepa Valley. It spells limits to everybody who visits this valley. This valley stays open for the household voyagers just from May to November.

Leepa Valley

The Leepa Valley is viewed as one of the beautiful places in Azad Kashmir by voyagers. It has high mountains secured with pine trees. All through the winter season the Leepa valley is secured with snow. From May to November, individuals from all over Pakistan come to visit. Transports run day by day in the middle of Muzaffarabad and Reshian. From Reshian the remaining 38 kilometers (24 mi) voyage can be secured just by jeep. The valley is separated into the Reshian, Dao Khan, Leepa, and Chananian areas.

Ramkot Fort

The astonishing island post of Pakistan Picturesquely situated on the summit of slope and encompassed by pale blue water of River Jehlum, Ramkot Fort gives a superb perspective to voyagers. Notwithstanding its condition, the stronghold is an uncommon sample of the Muslim military building design of focal and southern Asia.

Ramkot Fort is manufactured over the site of an old Hindu Shiva sanctuary. After removal, relics from the 5th and 9th hundreds of years have been found close to one of the sanctuaries. In the 16th and 17th hundreds of years, the Muslim leaders of Kashmir had manufactured various fortifications, one of which is Ramkot to shield the state from warriors.

Ramkot Fort

The fortress is situated on the inverse side of the Mirpur town and one needs to cross Mangla Lake on watercraft to reach there. 10 minutes go by street from Mirpur prompts Sukhian and close-by armed force water games club from where vessels are accessible for access to Ramkot Fort. It takes 45 minutes to reach there. The spot can likewise be gone by from Mirpur through Dadyal-Siakh Road (77 km) however will need to take vessel’s ride for 10 to 15 minutes to reach there. Today the fortification ought to be as engaging as a Scottish palace. Then again, the circumstance on ground is not as much idealistic.

Ramkot Fort today feels like a habitation apparitions and the majority of its parts have rotted and are lost until the end of time. Despite the fact that the adventure to the fortress is tedious inferable from the absence of tourism offices, there is bounty to excite those with affection for nature and antiquated construction modeling. The riddle and grandness of this lovely structure is yet to be tapped as a visitor resort.

In a period when our nation is seeing a cruel reduction in residential and additionally outside tourism because of terrorism, locales like Ramkot Fort, which are situated in a generally serene region of the nation, need to be highlighted.

In 2009, the World Economic Forum’s travel and tourism aggressiveness report positioned Pakistan as one of the main 25 every penny traveler destinations for its reality legacy locales. Pakistan’s rich legacy is one that exceeds numerous nations of the world.

ToliPir

ToliPir is a peak region arranged in Tehsil Rawalakot. Its inexact stature is around 8800 ft. above ocean level. It is around 30 km, or a 45-moment drive, from Rawalakot. ToliPir is the most astounding bumpy area in the northeastern region of Rawalakot; it is the purpose of starting point of three diverse mountain edges. The visitor lay house while in transit to ToliPir is additionally arranged in a beautiful area. There are a few remaining parts of an old mazar on the most elevated peak.

ToliPir

ToliPir is most open amid the late spring months; the climate is by large wonderful yet gets to be colder from October through March. The territory’s characteristic excellence is grinding way’s crest from April to September.

PirChanasi

In Pakistan, Muzaffarabad lays the most, no doubt, understood and the most astounding spot PirChinasi. The height of Muzaffarabad is around 2200 ft. from the ocean level where as the stature of PirChinasi is around 10,250 ft. It is essentially a Shrine of Saint of Greater Kashmir Hazrat Shah Hussain, eminent as the Kind of mountains, master of lions. PirCinasi is gotten from “Hindco” dialect which signifies “The Saint of the Summit”.

PirChinasi

In light of its high rise, PirChanasi is considered as the extreme adventurous spot and one of the most beautiful palces in Azad Kashmir, as the mists more often than not continue meandering, with the goal that all can watch the live timestamps. It is an acclaimed traveler put in Muzaffarabad and is generally well known because of its ziyarat of a surely understood Saint Pir. To get a magnificent vision of Muzaffarabad visitor normally visit this spot. PirChinasi is around 30 km far from Muzaffarabad and it is associated with it through a metal topped street.

The perspective of PirChinasi is wild just stupendous, a perfect work of art of nature’s excellence. Vacationers from all over Pakistan affection to visit this spot because of its lavish green fields, grand climate and charming scenes. The spot and its connecting territories are secured in the backwoods of pine, and oak trees present satisfying summers and cool, blanketed winters to the sight diviners.

On the off chance that somebody wishes to visit this spot he ought to be arranged with his own particular outdoors outfit, as there’s not really any visitor house here. On the off chance that some person finds any visitor house it generally discovered full or close and if fortunately somebody discovers room there, then they are too exorbitant. So as opposed to procuring a room that is out of extent one ought to have its own outdoors hardware as it is exceptionally sensable and same time charming for sighteeing.