Paradise on Earth: 7 Places You Must Visit in Pakistan in 2017

Paradise on Earth: 7 Places You Must Visit in Pakistan in 2017

For many, leaping from year to year may be the most casual thing they do, more like just waking up one morning and realizing that their calendar needs replacement.

However, there are those who plan it all down to the last minute, from charting out new year resolutions to festive celebrations.

So for those of you who are eager to try out new things and go on an adventure into the outdoors for a change, we have handpicked these 7 exciting locations in Pakistan that are worth the endeavor.

Deosai National ParkThis landscape of ethereal beauty is located in between Skardu, Gultari, Kharmang and Astore Valley, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan and is accessible only during the summer season.

Standing at 13,497 ft, it ranks among the highest plateaus in the world.

Deosai National Park is home to majestic beasts mainly the brown bear, the snow leopard and the Himalayan ibex and it also contains a large and exquisite species of flora.

Sheosar Lake ( Blind Lake) also rests amidst the park at an elevation of 4,142 metres.

Lake Saif ul MalookCradled in the heart of mighty mountains, this lustrous beauty grasps the aesthetic soul and appeases the senses.

It is located at the northern end of the Kaghan valley and is accessible via an adventurous road trail starting from the town of Naran.

Though it is hard to reach during the winter season due to the slippery tracks, it is an experience in itself.

The calm serene aura that haunts the lake as the majestic mountains stand guard upon it cladded in their white robes is sheer bliss.

 Nagar Fort, ChitralA reminder of a glorious era and current residence of the royal family, Nagar Fort is one grand fortress located in the south of Chitral.

Offering its visitors a glimpse into the history of Chitral, its culture and norms, it keeps the traditions alive to date.

Originally built as a winter house in the early 1900’s by the then Mehtar, it is accessible through a suspension bridge and encompasses a wide array of well-maintained gardens blossoming with the scent of summery hues.

Payee Lake, ShogranA divine presence that gracefully glides amongst a humble meadow surrounded by snowy peaks such as the Makra Peak and the Queen of Mountains (Malika Parbat).

Payee Lake is a sister lake to Siri lake, locally termed Siri Payee that lies near Shogran in the Kaghan Valley.

It is splendid in its demeanor and annually attracts tourists.

Banjosa LakeCruising through the enchanting plains of Kashmir, this is one destination that needs to be part of your must-visit-stops.

Surrounded by thick pine forests and camped amongst steep slopes, it hosts a favorable weather, with snow covering the plains in December and January.

Located at an altitude of 1,981 meters, it lies 20 kilometres from Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir.

BalakotBalakot is one town where you will find easy access to food, residence, and markets that cater to local products and handicrafts along with a scenic view of the Kunhar river that streams through the area.

Though completely destroyed during the 2005 earthquake, the town rebuilt itself within a short span and has been an important part of the Mansehra District.

Hunza ValleyIf all eyes could see the beauty that this valley holds in its embrace, they would praise the Mighty Lord for His wondrous creation.

A true paradise on earth, Hunza Valley is an awe-inspiring location that is set to ignite your senses.

An integral part of Gilgit-Baltistan, a mountainous region that captivates the souls of its visitors.

Layered with high peaks and sprayed with enchanting mists spread through lush green fields, it’s definitely a tourist favorite.

These glorifying valleys, that are sprawled across the northern regions are a delight to visit, especially in the summer season.

Brimming with locals who take pride in their heritage and offer heartwarming hospitality to visitors.

What are your favorite vacation spots in Pakistan? Share it with us and your fellow readers in the comments below.

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