There was a time when people were hesitant to travel within Pakistan. They rather preferred traveling to other countries in order to spend their vacations.
However, things are changing for the better in this South Asian country as the law and order situation is constantly improving. In fact, now you will find even foreigners visiting Pakistan and falling in love with the beautiful sceneries and hospitality of Pakistanis.
This improved security situation is one of the many factors that has helped in increasing the inbound tourism in Pakistan. Startups such as Jovago Pakistan are also playing an important role in creating awareness regarding the tourism industry of the country. More and more people are traveling to various jaw-dropping, natural wonders which the country is blessed with.
There are people who travel abroad for the sake of just getting a foreign experience. If you are just one of them, then pack your bags and get ready to go on the most exotic journey within Pakistan. Jovago Pakistan, the country’s leading hotel booking website, has compiled a list of places in the Northern Areas of Pakistan that will give you a feel of foreign travel. These places are discussed below:
The jaw-dropping views of these meadows are at a short distance from the Rama Village and will surely make you feel enchanted. The village itself is at a distance of 11 km from the beautiful Gilgit-Baltistan district of Astore.The pine trees, the ice cold water flowing in various streams and the southern ridge of Nanga Parbat in the backdrop provide travelers with a picturesque view of the meadows. This is why the calm yet serene environment will certainly make you forget Switzerland’s Alps.
Situated at a distance of 6 km from the beautiful hill station of Shogran, this small yet serene hamlet is a popular tourist spot. The green plateau on the top of Hindu Kush range allows travelers to get mesmerized by the natural wonders that Pakistan is blessed with. Amidst the blooming wild yellow flowers, one can wander about in the area on the back of a horse.
Also known as the Gojal lake, this landslide dam is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in Pakistan. Filled with crystal blue-green water that flows from River Hunza, this approximately 22 km long and 220 ft deep lake was formed in 2010 due to an accidental landslide. A boat ride which offers a captivating view of the snow capped mountains is on the bucket list of every traveler who is visiting the Huna Valley.
Amongst the many mesmerizing wonders that the famous Kaghan Valley has to offer, this lake was discovered in 192 by Pakistan Army pilots. The tear shaped lake can be reached either through the Saif ul Mulook Lake or through the Mahandri Village. This high altitude area usually remains hidden from the travelers due to the fog and rain.This is why it is said that those with good luck are the ones who are able to get a glimpse of this jaw-dropping lake.
Home to various colorful lakes, this valley is a situated at an approximately 3 hours drive from Gilgit. It is said to be the cultivating ground of the yummiest potatoes in the world. With the aim of making you fall in love with itself, Naltar valley offers jaw-dropping, out of this world views that will make you feel in awe with the wonders that mother nature has to offer.
Ghanche District On the north side of Skardu district lies the beautiful district of Ghanche that is home to various valleys and settlements. The district capital is Khaplu which itself is a valley based upon the banks of Shyok river. In the autumn season, the yellow-orange color of the poplar trees’ leaves provides the passerby’s with enchanting views. Moreover, the Khaplu Palace, with its enticing stone structure, provides a spectacular view of the area at night time. This place is a must visit if you are traveling to the Baltistan region.
Considered as one of the most beautiful valleys in the Azad Kashmir area, the Neelum Valley lies on the banks of Neelum River. The word Neelam Valley literally means blue-green valley. The valley runs parallel to the Kaghan Valley. The lush greenery and various freshwater springs behold the travelers with their picturesque views.
The South Asian country is blessed with many of the Mother Nature’s wonders. Despite the challenges which Pakistan faces, these places play an important role in portraying a beautiful, positive image of the country. There has been a substantial increase in inbound tourism as tourists, from not only Pakistan but also from the rest of the world, are visiting these places.
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