Pakistan has world’s most beautiful and breathtaking locations to visit especially the northern areas and Kashmir region. They are soothing to the soul, with the lush green valleys to the roaring waterfalls and the sky high mountains. Each has a unique sense of beauty that a person cannot portray through any photograph.
There are numerous breathtakingly beautiful valleys in Pakistan
We have compiled a list of 10 beautiful valleys in Pakistan that everyone should visit this summer. here they are:
1. NEELUM VALLEY:
The Neelum Valley is the northernmost region and district of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan.
it has several brooks, freshwater streams, forests, lush green mountains, and a river named NEELUM RIVER. Here, you will see milky-white waters flowing over the roads and splashing against the rocks. Athmuqam is the capital city of Neelum Valley.
This Valley is a 200KM bow shaped district of Azad kashmir, 20Km away from Capital Muzaffarabad. It is known for it’s beauty and tourist attractions. Weather of this Valley is very pleasant in summers and freezing in winters. That is why every year thousands of tourist rush to explore this Valley.
2. HUNZA VALLEY:
Hunza, known as Heaven on Earth, is a beautiful mountainous valley located in the Gilgit- Baltistan region of Pakistan. Situated at the north/west of the Hunza River. It is surrounded by several high peaks including Rakaposhi, Hunza Peak, Darmyani Peak and Ladyfinger Peak.
The valley has different beautiful natural places which are the attractions for tourists. The Ruby mines are famous tourist attractions.
3. SAWAT VALLEY:
The beautiful valley of Swat is popularly known as the Switzerland of the East. This beautiful valley has roaring rivers, waterfalls, meandering streams, glacier fed lakes, pine forests, alpine meadows and snow-covered peaks It also has fruit laden orchards, lush green fields, flower filled mountain slopes. Above all the friendly Sawati people who are famous for their traditional hospitality.
Swat is without doubt one of the most beautiful tourist destination in the northern valleys of Pakistan.
4. KALASH VALLEY:
Kalash Valley is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Pakistan. It is located in the Chitral District of KPK province. This valley has a unique indigenous culture and religion that dates back thousands of years.
There are three main valleys. The largest and most populous valley is Bumburet , reached by a road from Ayun in the Kunar Valley.
Rumbur and Acholgah are side valleys north of Bumburet. The third valley, Biriu (Birir), is s side valley of the Kunar Valley south of Bumburet.
5. KAGHAN VALLEY:
Kaghan valley is also known as the ”LAND OF FAIRIES”.It is a scenic wonderland.This 160 kilometer long valley is most popular summer holiday spots for both Pakistanis as well as foreigners.The valley features pine forests, alpine meadows, crystal clear lakes and cool mountain streams. Kunhar River is the main feature of the valley and is famous for its trout. No trip to this Valley is complete without a visit to the legendary Lake Saiful Muluk. The lake is named after Prince Saif-ul-Muluk, Who fell in love with a fairy from the mountains. This Lake is surrounded by impressive snow-covered mountains and crowned by the summit of Malika Parbat.
6. MURREE HILLS:
Murree is a mountain resort town. It forms the outskirts of the Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area, and is about 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Islamabad. It has average altitude of 2,291 meters (7,516 ft).
Weather is a source of income for the economy of Murree. Spring in Murree starts in March with heavy rain and hail storms and ends in May.
Summer spans from middle of May to August. The lowest temperature during this season is between 13 and 16 while highest temperature is between 20 and 25. It is the most crowded season as it brings many tourists. Autumn starts with September and winter with December. Winter brings heavy snowfall and temperature lies around freezing point.
The famous tourist destinations are Mall road, Kashmir point, Pindi point, Patriata, and Bhurban.
7. SHANDUR PAS:
The height of this pass is 3738 meter above sea level. It connects Gilgit with Chitral. The top is flat and tourists can visit this place between late April and early November. This area has many small streams of trout. Grazing in summer is plentiful.
Every year there is a Polo match played on Shandur Top between a team from Chitral and a team from Gilgit.
This Top is one of the four major mountain passes to enter Chitral. The others are Dorah Pass , Lowari Pass and Broghol Pass
The people who live here speak the Khowar language.
Rawalakot is the capital of the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir. It is in a saucer-shaped valley and is one of the most beautiful valleys of KASHMIR which is located 80 km away from Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It is also famous by the name of “PEARL VALLEY” and its specialty is natural beauty. The winters in Rawalakot are cold and chilly. Banjosa lake also attracts tourists. It is a beautiful lake surrounded by lush green mountains offering spectacular views.
Ziarat is the capital of Ziarat District in Balochistan.
It is a famous holiday resort which is refreshingly cool in summer and snow-clad in winter. It is 8,850 ft above sea level, and is about 125 km from Quetta. A visit to Quetta is incomplete without a trip to Ziarat. It is the location of the Ziarat Quaid-e-Azam Residency where Jinnah lived and spent the last days of his life.
It is now a national monument, and attracts tourists due to its unique location and wonderful hills.
This is an ideal valley for both the domestic and international tourists. The curling river Jehlum passes through from East to West between the high mountains of this valley. It joins the river Neelum at Domel near Muzaffarabad city.
A 59 Km long road runs along the river Jehlum which is located adjacent to line of control. Buses & wagons ply on this route regularly.