The world’s best travel magazines, Condè Nast, while highlighting Pakistan’s scenic and mesmerizing tourist attractions, listed Pakistan as top tourist destination for next year (2020).
As per US Megazine, Pakistan has more peaks taller than 22,965 ft, as compared to China and Nepal combined, making it attractive spot for adventure travellers and hikers. The magazine said visitors can traverse the 12,250 ft Shandur Pass, home to the world’s highest polo field, or meet with Kalash people of Hindu Kush, famous for their cowrie-shell headdresses.
Here is a list of holiday destinations in the country for anyone who wishes to experience adventure and beauty on their travels to the country. There are the following areas that not quite famous but are rather beautiful and best places for tourism.
Shangrila resort, Skardu
Shangrila Resort Skardu, also known as “Heaven on Earth”, is nestled among some of the world’s highest peaks. Shangrila resort is located on the shore of a lake known as Lower Kachura Lake. Another great aspect of this resort is the Shangrila or Lower Kachura Lake itself. This lake is encircled by the Shangrila resort, along which fruit laden orchards and flower filled gardens present a delightful view.
Deosai is situated in the Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is on the boundary of Karakorum and western Himalayas. The weather is quite unpredictable here. It is home of wild indigenous flowers, countless species of animal, including the brown bear and snow leopard. The Deosai Plateau, known as the highest plateau in the world Deosai Plains are a backwoods country at about 30 kilometres from Skardu. Sheosar Lake is also part of Deosai. This lake is accredited as one of the highest lakes in the world.
Natar vally is situated in the north west of Gilgit Baltistan. It is 40 km from Gilgit city across the Nomal vally. It is known as true paradise. That’s why every year tourists from all over the world came to see its beauty and enjoy their summer holidays seasons. Every year, in the winter season, the national skating championship held on 1st January to end of February.
Shandur Top is often referred to as the Roof of the World.. It is about 197 kilometers (122 miles) from Gilgit and 147 kilometers (91 miles) from Chitral. The version of polo game played in Shandur Polo Ground is considered to be the purist of all. It is also called free style polo
Gojal is where Pakistan begins. featuring the cluster of tiny and large valleys, Gojal, the upper Hunza, is in the north of Gilgit, right at the edge of Pakistan. Gojal is the largest tehsil (sub-district) of Gilgit-Baltistan sharing borders with Afghanistan and China. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places of Pakistan. Surprisingly, not many Pakistanis have seen it or even heard about it.
Rama Meadows is situated near Astore in Gilgit-Baltistan, Rama valley is considered as one of the most comely valleys in Pakistan. Featuring flowing green meadows, striking trees and blooms, a pristine lake, mountain vistas and a tranquil ambiance, Rama Meadows to be a picture perfect destination. As it is about 3300 meters (10800 feet) above sea level, most of the year it is covered with a blanket of snow.
Siri Paye is a hill top, 6 km from Shogran, which is only 10 km from Kiwai village and 34 km from Balakot. Siri Paye itself is a queer—rather funny name. Literally in English it would be “Head and Feet”. Locals have many myths coined to assign an origin to this name. A beautiful lake is located in the Siri Paye called Paye Lake. The lake is surrounded by mighty mountains like Makra Peak, Moosa da Musalla, mountains of Kashmir and Malika Parbat. This lake is also called Siri Lake. A stamp has also been issued on the Payee Lake.
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