Pakistan is one of the largest Islamic nations in the world and filled with locations which will make you fall in love with this country. For any traveler compiling a list of areas to visit, Pakistan may never enter the list and never be considered but in the last 2 years, Imran Khan the popular prime minister, has introduced huge changes in order to encourage more tourists and international visitors to consider Pakistan as one of the Travel Destinations on the list.
Amidst all of the chaos and terrorism faced by Pakistan, we have forgotten the beauty of Pakistan’s landscape, the rich culture in Lahore and Karachi, some of the highest mountain peaks in the world including K2 and Nanga Parbat.
Pakistan has recently been named as the “Best Place To Visit In 2020” and it has surprised many travellers who would have never considered Pakistan as a travel destination, so in this post we have tried to find out the truth of “Best Place To Visit In 2020” tag and weather Pakistan deserves to be the name the “Top Place To Visit In 2020”.
Pakistan was between 1950s and 1980s a favourite on the famous Hippie Trail and Backpacker heaven with cheap and marijuana, cheap hotels and cheap travel, combined with famous hospitality and helpful locals, From Splendid Mountains To Pagan Culture of Kalash, no wonder Pakistan was a must see destination among overland travellers.
In the last couple of years, with security concerns receding and visa and other restrictions largely lifted Pakistan is once again open for business and a few travel Vloggers Like Eva Zu Beck and active social media scene has put the spotlight back on beautiful places to visit in Pakistan.
Where the Karakoram and Hindu Kush come together to form a number of the world’s highest mountains. Gilgit-Baltistan is home to Khowar, Shina, Wakhi, and Balti speakers , as well as those speaking Burushaski. Where hospitality knows no boundaries and an adventure of a life is at virtually every twist and turn.
Nanga parbat is also known as Diamir meaning king of the mountains and it really is king of mountains. British climber Albert Mummery was the first to attempt to climb this majestic mountain in 1895, his attempt was unsuccessful and he perished in the attempt. Numerous other expeditions tried to conquer the mountain before Austrian Hermann Buhl succeeded in 1953. Fairy meadows which is located close to Nanga Parbat base camp is an outstanding area of natural beauty.
The Historic city of Lahore is A must See for anyone travelling to Pakistan, The old city was surrounded by a wall and a moat, however, these structures have been replaced, except at the northwest, by parkland. A circular road round the rampart provides entry . Notable structures within the old city comprise the mosque of Wazir Kha Built in 1643 and Lahore Fort. A walled complex that covers some 36 acres (14.5 hectares), the fort is a splendid case of Mughal architecture; it was partially assembled by emperor Akbar 1556—1605 and extended by the next three emperors. The fort and the mosque are decorated in kashi and marble, other historic landmarks include the Badshahi Masjid, built by emperor Aurangzeb, Badshahi Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the world.
Lahore was the favourite place of Rudyard Kipling who immortalized the 14 foot extended Zamzama, cannon and other details of the city in his book Kim.
Other recommended places to visit in Lahore are Ranjit Singh’s buildings and mausoleum, the Shahdara gardens, containing the tomb of the Mughal emperor Jahangir along with the glorious Shalimar Garden, laid out east of the city in 1642 by Shah Jahan as a refuge for the royal household.
Shah Jahan’s refuge includes about 80 acres (32 hectares) of terraced, walled gardens, with approximately 450 fountains. The fort and Shalimar Garden were jointly designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981
Guru Nanak, After his travels for approximately 20 decades, settled here along with his loved ones. After his death in 1539, Hindus and Muslims both claimed him as their own. The title Kartarpur means “place of God” and people of all faith are welcomed with open arms.
The title Kartarpur means “place of God”. Here, all individuals, no matter their religion or caste, lived together, representing the initial Sikh commune, a mausoleum was raised in his memory using a common wall . The changing course of the Ravi River eventually washed off the mausoleums. But Guru Nanak’s son spared the urn containing his ashes and reburied it on the left bank of riverRavi, where a new habitation was formed, representing the current day Dera Baba Nanak.
At the place Guru Nanak is thought to have expired, the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib was built. It’s regarded as the largest site for the Sikh faith. And with recently opened Kartarpur corridor, visiting this historic monument is now easier than ever.
Balochistan is one of the least developed provinces of Pakistan and the unspoiled and sandy beaches of Balochistan is a complete surprise to unwitting travelers,
Among Balochistan’s main tourist spots, Gadani is usually brimming with picnickers and picnic opportunities. Many picnic spots are spread out across the whole Beach. If the picnic website overfills, you can always find another place for yourself and your own group. Summer is more like an official picnic period of Gadani.
Unlike some Beaches of the Balochistan, camping isn’t the only option for Gadani when it comes to overnight lodgings. You will have the ability to locate decent options easily, a short distance off, In Sapat, you may particularly observe an array of crabs that also sometimes walk to the coastal shores of the shore. If you love seafood, the abundance of crabs will surprise you. If you are curious, step inside one of the many caves around Gadani and discover the secrets they’ve been hiding. The seascape is also quite impressive. The blue waters, the sand grains, and the coastal cliffs symbolizing the golden beams of sunlight is a sight to behold.
Apart from rocky hills, hidden caves, and sand dunes, Sapat Beach holds another attraction that may make you go wild with joy.
Buji Koh is what sets Sapat apart from its contemporaries. Buji is the reason Sapat Bandar inspires Awe in by people who’ve had the opportunity to explore it.
Apart from picnicking opportunities, you will find a lot of aquatic life to research. Also, the sea is excellent for swimming so, if you like the sport, prepare for a nice dive. Just an hour off from Karachi, it welcomes shore fans from both Karachi and parts of Balochistan.
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By Now You May Have Realized That Pakistan Really Is The Top Destination To Travel In 2020