Best Places to Visit in Northern Areas of Pakistan
Northern areas of Pakistan have world’s most beautiful places to visit, especially at its best in northern areas of Pakistan and Kashmir region. This part of the country is famous all around the world because of sky high mountains, lush green valleys, mighty rivers, beautiful lakes, and amazing wildlife. The Paradise on Earth Mini Switzerland ‘Swat Valley’ and Mountain Kingdom ‘Hunza valley’ are the major tourist attractions in Pakistan. All these places are real natural beauty of the world. Here, below is a list of few Best Natural Places to Visit in Pakistan. The naturally beautiful places of Pakistan, you will not found these beautiful places all over the world.
Located on Duikar Altit Hunza, Eagles nest offers a view of Hunza valley which is unparalleled to any other nearby spot. It allows one to see the peaks of some of the highest mountains in that region. Eagle nest’s hotel provides a mesmerizing view if the entire Hunza valley where one can easily get absorbed into the beauty this place has to offer.
Deosai plateau is known for being a natural habitat for wild animals and Himalayan brown bear a beautiful place in Northern Areas of Pakisan. Hence it is considered a protected area for wildlife. The place is mostly occupied with locals and tourists in the months of May till September as the weather is quite harsh in the rest of the months. Also known to be the home of some unique species of flora and fauna, hence, adding an additional beauty and attraction to this plateau.
Fairy meadows (heaven on Earth) deserve the honor of having an unmatched beauty indeed. Named by an Australian climber Hermann Bhul in 1953 when he came here to climb the peak of nanga parbat. He was totally carried away by the mesmerizing beauty this place had to offer. It is featured by lush green plateaus and is located in the Diamer district of Gilgit Baltistan. Nothing beats a night stay in a wooden cottage with an admiring view of grand Nanga Parbat in the front. If you are looking for eternal peace and nature’s beauty, this should be the must visit place for you.
Kaghan valley stands out to be one of the most memorable experiences amongst tourists as it is 160 kilometer long, attracts both local and foreign tourists and is featured by stunning alpine meadows, cool mountain streams, pine forests and breathtaking crystal clear lakes. The locals mostly rely on the income earned through tourism and herding of sheep, cattle and goats which they take along with them according to the demands of the season as they move up in spring while come down in autumn due to the severity of weather. These people live a simple life and are extremely friendly by nature. Trout is another specialty of this place and tourists take pleasure while having it alongside the river and the cool breeze.
Attabad lake was formed in the village of Gilgit Baltistan after the massive floods and consequent land sliding in January 2010. Due to the changes in the topography after the devastating floods the water outflow has increased to 3700 cu ft/s, thereby, adding beauty to this place.
Babusar pass is a famous spot for tourists as this is the peak which can be easily accessed by cars. It offers a scenic beauty in the months ranging from May to September. The people are basically nomads who gaze their sheep and goats during summers and move towards South during Winters.
Chitral valley is famously known for its incredible festival by the name of shandur. This festival takes place every year where the customary polo is played on the ground which is highest in the world i.e 3719m. Shandur ground is located in the middle of Chitral and Giligit valley so when tourists come to enjoy this festival they also visit the nearby areas thereby contributing a lot to the economy of that area. Hot Sulphur springing out of the waterfalls in the north west of Chitral valley in known to have a healing effect for skin diseases, gout and chronic headaches, thereby, ‘hamams’ are recently set up to facilitate the visitors.
Kalam known for its eternal greenery is covered by hills and thick forests. Alluring lakes, waterfalls and meadows give an amazing aesthetic sense to the visitors. It is located at a distance of 99 km from the Mingora Swat valley in the Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Local and foreign tourists visit Kalam valley all around the year and take back a memorable experience of beauty and greenery with them. For this reason some fascinating hotels are located in there to facilitate the visitors for the scene viewing and a welcoming stay.