The 10 Best Natural Places to Visit in Pakistan:
1. Neelum Valley:
Neelam Valley is a 144 km long arc-shaped valley in the Azad region of Kashmir. The valley is situated to the north and northeast of Muzaffarabad (the capital of Azad Kashmir). Traversing the Lesser Himalayas, the Neelam River valley has excellent scenic beauty, panoramic views, towering hills on both sides of the noisy Neelum river, lush green forests, enchanting streams, and attractive surroundings that make the valley a dream come true.
Neelum Valley is one of the most attractive places for tourists due to its famously lush vegetation, springs, streams, lakes, and rugged, mountainous mountains. Some of its famous places like Athmuqam, Kutton Jagran, Karen, Neelum, Ratti Galli, Baboon, Noori top, Sharda, Sharda Fort, Sharda University (the oldest university in the subcontinent), Arrang Kel, Surgon, Halmet, Taobut and many more.
Also, Neelum Valley offers you to visit the most beautiful lake “Ratti Gali”. Patlian Lake and Baboon Top are new additions to the Neelum Valley attractions. Ratti Gali, Patlian, and Baboon can be accessed by 4*4 vehicles.
2. Hunza Valley:
The Hunza Valley is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Previously it was a princely state. The Hunza Valley is located northwest of the Hunza River, at an altitude of about 2,500 meters. The Valley has three Regions – Upper Hunza (Gojal); Center Hunza and Lower Hunza.
Hunza Valley is the most beautiful place to visit. Also, it has many impressive sites to see. Some of these beautiful places are. Rakaposhi base camp; Diran base camp; Hope Glacier; Passage and Gulmit; Khunjrab Pass; Atta Abad Lake, Batura Glacier, and Nagar Valley.
Nagar Valley is also one of the best natural places to visit in Pakistan. The valley offers you to enjoy the largest glaciers in the world as well as natural landscapes. The people of Hunza are some of the best in the whole country.
3. Swat Valley:
Swat is a valley and administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is the upper valley of the Swat River, which rises in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
Swat is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pakistan. With lush forests, verdant alpine meadows, and snow-capped mountains, it offers much to enjoy. Located at an average elevation of 3,220 feet, Swat has a considerably cooler and wetter climate compared to most of Pakistan.
Swat Valley is also called “Mini Switzerland of Pakistan”. The valley has many attractions to visit such as Mahodand Valley & Lake, Natural Ushu Valley & Ushu Forest, Malam Jabba (Famous Ski Resort in Swat Valley), Madyan, Swat & Kalam Vallies, Bonir, Der, and many other natural beauty sites.
4. Kalash Valley:
Kalash Valley is one of the main tourist attractions in Pakistan. This is situated in the Chitral district of Pakistan. This valley has a historical background but its history is controversial. Kelash is actually a very ancient Greek civilization. The people belonging to this civilization are called ‘The Kelash’. It belongs to ancient tribes and has its own religion and culture.
This is one of the best places to visit in Pakistan. In addition to natural beauty, the valley has a unique and amazing culture. People who live here in small towns that they built on the slopes of the hills. These towns are on the banks of streams and rivers. People build their houses out of rough logs. Kalash people are joyous, they celebrate many festivals like Uchal Festival, Phoo Festival, and Chomos Festival. Also, there are many attractive sites to visit.
5. Kaghan Valley:
Kaghan Valley is a beautiful valley in the northeast of the Mansehra district. It attracts many tourists not only from Pakistan but also from all over the world. Located at the bottom of the Himalayan range, the Kaghan Valley is famous for its mesmerizing splendor and natural beauty. It is one of the most charming resorts in the picturesque Hazara Division. There are many beautiful and attractive places like Shogran, Jared, Naran, Lake Saiful Muluk, Lake Dudipat Sar, Lake Lulu Sar, Babusar Pass, and much more to do.
The Kaghan Valley is at its best during the summer. Naran is the most famous place for tourists in the Valley. Thousands of people visit Naran daily. The region is alpine in geography and climate, with forests and meadows dominating the landscape below peaks that reach over 17,000 feet.
Near the city of Naran, there is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan, “Saiful Muluk”. It is a mountainous lake in the Saiful Muluk National Park. in Saiful Muluk National Park. At an elevation of 3,224 m above sea level, the lake is a source of the Kunhar River.
Babusar Top is another one of the best places to visit in Pakistan. Located at an elevation of 13,691 feet above sea level, it is also one of the highest places in Babusar Valley. The pass connects KPK with Gilgit Baltistan via Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway (KKH). It is easily accessible by car.
6. Murree Hills:
This is a summer hill station. The summer resort is located in Murree, the subdivision of the Rawalpindi district. Murree was the summer capital of the British Raj in the Punjab province. People from all over Pakistan want to go there in summer to enjoy its natural beauty. Also, in the winter season for an amazing snowfall experience.
Bhurban and New Murree (Patriata) are major tourist hubs. One of the most favorite tourist spots in Murree is Galliat. It has fascinating vegetation and scenic beauty that attracts tourists from different regions of Asia. The most popular picnic spots in Murree Hills are Dunga Gali, Muskpuri Hill, Nathia Gali, Bara Gali, and Mall Road.
7. Shandur Pas:
Shandur is the highest pole field on Earth. Located at about 3738 meters above sea level between Chitral district and Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is often called the “roof of the world”. The upper part is flat, a plateau, and can be walked between the end of April and the beginning of November.
In addition to its natural attractions, a huge event called the Shandur Polo Festival is organized here every summer. A polo match is being played between the teams from the Chitral district and the Gilgit-Baltistan districts. That is also a great source of attraction for tourists. Different people face each other in this freestyle contest.
Shandur Pass is one of the major mountain passes in Pakistan. Also, one of the best places to visit in Pakistan. It is generally unpopulated and traversing its snowy slopes in winter is an exceptionally difficult adventure. The polo field is about 168 km from the main city of Chitral and can be accessed by jeep. The road is closed during the winter due to heavy snowfall.
Rawalakot is a city in Azad Kashmir and is the district headquarters of the Poonch Division. It is in a beautiful valley surrounded by hills, which is 80 km from Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Rawalakot is a summer visiting point. Winters in Rawalakot are cold and cold.
There are many visitor attractions such as Toli Pir; Poonch River; Tatta Pani; Lake Banjosoa; Sudhungalli and many more. Apart from its historical importance, Rawalakot is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan.
Ziarat is the capital of Ziarat District, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Also, Ziarat is a famous tourist hub of Baluchistan, and almost all trips from Karachi to Quetta stop at Ziarat. It was the summer residence of the chief commissioner of Baluchistan and the sanatorium for the European troops in Quetta. There is a good water supply, and the surrounding hills are well-wooded and picturesque.
A visit to Quetta is incomplete without a trip to Ziarat. Ziarat is a hill station in the Sibi district of the Baluchistan province. It stays quite cool during the summer and gets enough snowfall during the winter.
10. Jehlum Valley:
This is an ideal valley in the Azad Kashmir region for both domestic and international tourists. The curvy Jhelum River runs from east to west between the tall, green mountains of this valley. This valley has the most beautiful valley “Valle de Leepa”. This is the most fascinating and enchanting valley in Azad Kashmir.
Its lush green rice fields in summer and typical Kashmiri wooden houses present a wonderful sight to people visiting the area. Leepa walnut, apple, cherry, and honey are very popular and in high demand. There are many visiting sites like Peerchanasi, Chikara, Chinary, Leepa, Chakothi, Ghari Dupatta, Chokothi Cham-fall, and Zilzaal Lake. It is undoubtedly the best natural beauty in Pakistan.