10 must-visit attractions for creatives in Pakistan
Nature always remains a great seducer of tourists. But it tempts you a lot when conspires with beauty. Pakistan has ample eye-catching sites to attract the inbound and domestic tourists. Below are some of the beautiful attractions to mesmerize you.
1- Ansoo Lake
Situated in Kaghan Valley of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Ansoo Lake is among the most beautiful lakes of the world. Its resemblance with teardrop provides a great attraction for tourists. Be there for recreation but keep in mind, this spectacular lake may stun you with wonder for a moment.
2- Badshahi Mosque
Badshahi Mosque of Lahore is the second largest worship place of Muslims in Pakistan. Visit to the mosque and get introduced to the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era. Beware! This epitome of Islamic architecture may drag your thoughts to the seventeenth century.
3- Derawar Fort
Derawar Fort offers a great sight for many miles in Cholistan Desert. You will not help yourselves to avoid visiting this large square fortress near Bahawalpur, if you ever come across Cholistan Desert. The surrounding area is rich in archaeological artifacts and embodies the Indus Valley Civilization.
4- Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam
Located in Multan area of Punjab, the Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam presents a pre-Mughal architecture style. The mausoleum of Sufi Saint Shah Rukn-e-Alam is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit this great site of pilgrimage and feel the light of fourteenth century’s Sufism.
5- Kunhar River
Flowing through many beautiful locations of northern Pakistan, the Kunhar River grabs your attraction with its crawling motion. Find the increasing loveliness of this Indus River watershed basin by visiting its banks or sailing through its waters.
6- Nanga Parbat
One of the eight-thousanders and ninth highest peak in the world, Nanga Parbat (or naked mountain) is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. This notorious peak offers a great adventure for mountaineering but it is difficult to climb. Various mountaineering deaths have nicknamed it a “killer mountain”. Be careful! Winter has never allowed anyone to conquer this peak.
7- Shalimar Garden
The seventeenth century Mughal era epitome in Lahore, the Shalimar Garden was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan. When you visit this awesome site, you will find a blend of Mughal, Central Asian, Persian, Kashmiri and West Punjabi architect.
8- Shigar Valley
Located in Baltistan area of northern Pakistan, the Shigar Valley is a gateway to the high mountains of the Karakoram. Your visit to the valley will realize you that nature has gifted Pakistan with stabbing beauty.
9- Tarbela Dam
Located on the Indus River in Haripur District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at a distance of 50 kilometers from the federal capital Islamabad, Tarbela Dam is the largest earth filled dam in the world. It is not only an electricity generator but a spectacular attraction for the tourists.
10- Thal Desert
Though nature has spread its beauties across Pakistan but sunset sight of the Thal Desert tempts your attention more than anything else on the surface of the globe. This amazing desert is situated in Punjab between the Jhelum and Sindh rivers near the Pothohar Plateau. Your visit to this mesmerizing area may refresh your romantic feelings.
If you are planning to visit Pakistan this winter, we recommend Ziarat-e-Pakistan.