Are you planning to travel anytime soon? Are you planning to travel to a South Asian country? Wondering which country is best to visit in 2022 and which are the best tourist spots in that country? Well, I’ve got you! I will share with you some of the best places to travel around in Pakistan. You can also check out on Teh Talk on some of the best places to travel in 2022.
As we all know the Western media always portrays the dark, cruel side of a South Asian country. But, contradictorily, most South Asian countries are filled with magnificent views and people. Hence, Pakistan is an absolutely stunning country. It’s difficult to imagine a more beautiful landscape than Pakistan’s rugged peaks, hidden villages, and wind-swept plains. Consider famous mountain peaks, emerald-green and turquoise-blue valleys, and deserts teeming with ancient civilization relics… And that’s only the beginning. One thing is certain that there are plenty of beautiful places to visit in Pakistan!
Here are some of the most breathtaking, majestic tourist spots in Pakistan:
1. Swat Valley
- Despite its turbulent history, the present and future of Swat Valley are bright. This breathtaking valley in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is something out of a fairy tale.
- Consider bright green fields and forests, picturesque villages, and rivers with blues so clear and bright you wouldn’t believe they were real!
- The true beauty of Swat can be found around Kalam, which serves as a base for exploring the valley’s beauty.
Here are three must-see attractions in Swat Valley:
- Boyun Village ( Boyun, also known as Green Top, is a short drive or walk uphill from Kalam town. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of one of the most expansive and beautiful villages I’ve ever seen, as well as sweeping views of the valley below. Boyun is a short drive from Kalam)
- Kandol and Spindhor Lakes (These alpine lakes are two hours’ drive from Kalam. Kandol Lake is now accessible by jeep track and is more commercialised, whereas Spindhor can only be reached after a 2-hour trek. Whichever you choose to visit, both are unquestionably among Pakistan’s most beautiful locations)
- Ushu Forest ( This well-preserved forest is densely forested and a great place to get lost. The forest road continues on to several villages located along the Kalam River)
2. Hunza Valley
- If you live in Pakistan or have read anything about the country, you’ve almost certainly heard of Hunza. Don’t be misled by the word “valley” – Hunza is a vast district comprising numerous valleys and villages.
Here are some of the most beautiful sights in Hunza, which is part of the ancient Silk Road:
- Passu Cones ( The Passu Cathedral is a natural work of art and one of Pakistan’s most recognisable scenes. Though staying overnight in Passu village is no longer permitted, the cones can be seen from afar, beginning in the village of Gulmit. The Cathedral’s most iconic view is from the Karakoram Highway, about an hour’s drive from Gilgit City)
- Attabad Lake ( A lake that does not appear to be real. Even if you’re standing directly in front of it. When a massive landslide occurred in 2010, Attabad was born. The Hunza River was dammed, resulting in the formation of the now-famous lake. Its bright-blue turquoise waters make it one of Pakistan’s most beautiful places)
- Eagle’s Nest ( Want to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Hunza Valley? Go to Eagle’s Nest during golden hour! The name is derived from a nearby upscale hotel/restaurant, but you can drive up to the viewpoint without stopping there)
3. Yarkhun Valley
- Though it is relatively unknown and forgotten in comparison to Pakistan’s most popular tourist destinations, I believe Yarkhun Valley was the most beautiful place I visited in the country. Yarkhun, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Upper Chitral district, dazzles with its mountain ranges and untouched villages.
- If you don’t have your own vehicle, getting to the valley, which stretches for many kilometres past the administrative town of Mastuj, takes some effort. However, if you have one, the ride isn’t too bad but just be prepared for mostly dirt roads!
- If you make it all the way to Yarkhun, the side valley of Gazin is definitely worth a detour. The mountains of the Thoi Pass, a high-altitude pass that connects Upper Chitral with Yasin Valley in Gilgit Baltistan, can be seen from here.
4. Phander Lake
- Phander Lake in Phander Village is almost too beautiful to be true. The teal-colored lake sits quietly among light-green trees, as if it were a landscape painting.
- Despite its stunning beauty, Phander Lake does not attract nearly as many visitors as the more popular Attabad Lake.
- Say what? A city? Yes, Lahore is a metropolis, but its historical sites make it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Pakistan. Lahore was the Mughal capital, and much of their legacy still exists.
- If you’re wondering what the best places to visit in Lahore are, don’t worry because there are plenty!
- The most well-known monuments in the city are the Badshahi Mosque, the Wazir Khan Mosque, and, of course, the Lahore Fort. Add to that dozens upon dozens of beautifully preserved tombs, vibrant shrines, and havelis upon havelis, and you have Pakistan’s cultural capital.
6. Hingol National Park
- Hingol National Park is technically in Pakistan, but it appears to be on Mars! The park spans over 6,000 square kilometres and is home to incredible rock formations, vast canyons, numerous animal species, and even a mud volcano.
- Furthermore, a portion of the National Park hugs the coast, adding the ocean to its many assets. Hingol, despite its out-of-this-world appearance, is only 3.5 hours from Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city.
- Pakistanis should have no trouble entering the park, but foreign visitors have had mixed results. Some visitors who were accompanied by locals were permitted to spend the night/weekend in the park, while others were only permitted to visit for the day. There is no public transportation to the park, so having your own transportation is essential.