Despite tipping off as one of the next big Pakistan destinations since a few years, the recent visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has made Pakistan one of the most-anticipated destinations to watch out for, according the Wild Frontiers.
“Pakistan is perhaps the ultimate adventure travel destination,” said Wild Frontier founder Jonny Bealby.
Besides, the UK traveler community has designated Pakistan as the first travel country in 2017 and 2018. Pakistan has some of the most beautiful sights, such as valleys, lush forests, meadows, lakes, towering peaks and much more.
Besides, many famous climbers come to Pakistan to climb the world’s tallest and most difficult mountains, such as K2, Nanga Parbat, and Broad Peak, making Pakistan the world’s major tourist destination. Pakistan has five of the 14,800 peaks in the northern region, mainly in the Karakoram Mountains.
Pakistan is full of breathtaking locations which will make you fall in love with this country all over again. If you are a tourist or love travelling then you must compile a list of places you plan to visit this year.
It can be difficult to choose from the long list of places to visit in this lovely country, so have a look at our suggestions.
Most Visited Tour Places in Pakistan
Here are 10 best Pakistan destinations from our list which you must visit in 2020. Your experience would be, indeed, unforgettable.
The capital of Pakistan, is an excellent place for relaxation and sightseeing. The city is green all over, with beautiful roads and highways and a clean, calm, and serene environment.
You will enjoy exploring the moderately populated city. Cultural heritage sites like Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa Museum, and Faisal Mosque are famous spots. Or you can simply hit the hiking trails in the picturesque and densely forested Margalla Hills and then drive to Monal at the top. You will get magnificent views of Islamabad and the surrounding areas from up here. It is a perfect spot to capture Instagram pictures.
Islamabad has endless options for the foodie. Whether you want to munch some continental or Chinese cuisine, or try Pakistani, American, English, or Italian cookery, Islamabad’s restaurants have them all.
The best shopping places in Islamabad include Centaurus Mall and Safa Gold Mall.
For people interested in history, art, and architecture, Lahore Fort is a must-visit. The legendary Mahmud of Ghazni built the fort in the 11th century. A visit to Badshahi Mosque is yet another similar treat for tourists. If you are a shopaholic, head over to the famous Anarkali Bazaar and Liberty Market.
The old city of Lahore is known for an array of tourist spots and activities, such as historical sites, shopping places, and foods. For foodies, Lahore has endless options, but at the famous Food Street on MM Alam Road, you’ll get to taste all the famous cuisines in one place.
Other places to visit in Lahore include Shalimar Gardens, Lahore Museum, Minar e Pakistan, and Wagah Border.
There is a spectacle on the knees of the northernmost tip of Pakistan, and Skardu is one of them. Skardu is the preferred destination for climbers and hikers. The Khaplu Valley has many beautiful and charming places that appeal to you, and its impressive curved paths are covered by tall trees. The floating Indus River and the majestic Kachura Lake between the magnificent giants are ready to appeal to you with their vibrant charm. The cold wonders of the cigar desert and the sheer beauty of Deosai are both fascinating and exciting.
Turquoise waters, towering mountains, beautiful lakes, and generous people, Skardu has it all.
Shopping and dining in Skardu Bazaar are a must. Here you’ll find some fantastic local gifts for your friends and family back home.
If you are fond of trekking, you can’t help trekking through the glaciers to the basecamps of some of the world’s highest mountains, including K2.
Your vacation wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the surreal Deosai National Park and Satpara Lake.
In the northwestern part of Pakistan, the Chitral Valley is beautiful and charming. It is one of Pakistan tourist spots and is known for its fascinating natural beauty and fascinating culture. It is located in the province of Khyber Phatunkhawn, also in the western part of the Kunhar River.
The valley is surrounded by a huge Indian mountain range and rises to 7709 m above sea level. Every quarter is full of surprises every quarter.
Chitral is known as the Kalash Valley, and ethnic minorities in Pakistan promote their Greek culture. The best time to explore the valley is from April to October when you will find plenty of colors and fruits. In summer, Chitral welcomes summers of various colors in the valley, while in winter, all places wear white shawls. As a popular tourist spots in northern Pakistan, many of the tourist attractions of the Chitral Valley offer a pleasant panoramic view.
The mesmerizing beauty of the area, the meadows, and the unique architecture of the houses make this place worth exploring.
The Hunza Valley is a valley in Gilgit Baltistan. The Hunza Valley is located north/west of the Hunza River and is about 2,500 meters above sea level. The valley has three areas: the upper Hunza (Gojal); the center of Hunza and the Lower Hunza.
The Hunza Valley offers the most beautiful Pakistan destinations. Also, it has many impressive sights. Some of these beautiful places are Rakaposhi Base Camp; Diran Base Camp; Hoper Glacier; Passu and Gulmit; Khunjrab Pass; Atta Abad lake, Batura Glacier and Nagar valley.
Wadi Nagar is also include in places to visit in Pakistan. The valley allows you to admire the world’s largest glaciers and landscapes. Hunzai are one of the best people in the country.
Karimabad, the main commercial center of the valley, has many hotels, restaurants, and shops. Before you leave, try some scrumptious local cuisines at the restaurants and buy some beautiful handicrafts at the shops.
Ranikot, with a circumference of about 26 km, is the largest fort in the world. However, this has not been enough to convince the authorities to develop it as a major tourist attraction.
This fort is easily accessible from Karachi through the National Highway. After departing from Karachi, head to Dadu through on the Indus Highway. The road is in excellent condition. It’s an hour-long journey to San, the home of Sindhi nationalist, GM Syed. A little further from the town there comes a diversion. A rusty board announces that Ranikot is some 30 km away. Even though the road is in pathetic condition, the distance can be covered in 30 to 40 minutes.
The Naran Kaghan Valley is a beautiful valley in the northeast of the Mansehra district. It not only attracts people from Pakistan but also attracts many tourists from all over the world. Located in the Lower Himalayas of the Kagan Valley, it is known for its magnificent natural scenery. It is one of the most fascinating tourist centers in the picturesque Hazara district. There are many beautiful and fascinating places, such as Shogran, Jared, Naran, Saif ul Mulook, Dudipatsar, Lulu Sar Lake, Babusar Top, and many other things to do.
Thousands of people visit Naran every day. The region’s geography and climate are high mountains, and forests and grasslands dominate the mountains at an altitude of over 17,000 feet.
Siri Paye, nonetheless, still retains its strong Pakistan tourist spots as a green plateau on top of the Hindu Kush.
Here, you see numerous small ponds filled with freshwater, meet horse-riders wandering about, and smell wild yellow flowers blooming everywhere.
Naltar Valley, Gilgit:
Around 1 hour and 40 minutes’ drive on the Karakoram Highway from Gilgit city will take you to Naltar. This a remote valley is known for its sheer beauty and serene atmosphere. The snow-capped peaks, landscapes, lakes, and expansive forests make Naltar worth a retreat.
During the winter, Naltar Valley turns into a skiing mecca. The Pakistan Air Force manages the ski resort that attracts thousands of skiers from across the world each year.
The magnificent Bashri Lakes offer enthralling lakeside sceneries, natural dirt trails, and glacial streams. It is a lovely spot for picnicking. A jeep ride will take you to Pari Lake, an alpine lake where you can enjoy boating and stroll around to explore the area.
The Neelum Valley is a 144 km valley in Azad Kashmir. The valley is located in the north and northeast of Muzaffarabad (the capital of Azad Kashmir). Spread over the small Himalayas of the Neelum Valley, across the magnificent scenery, panoramic views, the hillsides of the Neelum River in the bustling dense green forests, beautiful rivers, and fascinating surroundings make the valley a reality.
The Neelum Valley is one of the most attractive places to visit in Pakistan due to its lush vegetation, springs, streams, rivers, lakes and neglected mountains. Some famous places such as Athmuqam, Kutton Jagran, Karen, Neelum, Ratti Galli, Noori top, Sharda, Sharda Fort, Sharda University (The Oldest University of Sub-Continent), Arrang Kel, Hamlet, Taobut and many more.
Also, the Neelum Valley also takes you to the most beautiful lake “Ratti Gali”. Lake Patrick and the Peak are the new attractions of the Neelum Valley. You can reach Ratti Gali, Patlian and Baboon in 4X4 cars.
The Swat Valley is an administrative district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is the upper valley of the Swat River, rising along the chain of Hindu Kush. Swat is one of the most Pakistan tourist destinations. There are green forests and green meadows in the Alps and snow-capped mountains, which bring you lots of fun. Compared to most parts of Pakistan, Swat has an average elevation of 3,220 feet and the climate is cool and humid.
The Swat Valley is also known as the “Pakistan East Switzerland”. The valley has many attractions such as Mahodand Valley & Lake, Natural Ushu Valley & Ushu Forest, Malam Jabba (the famous ski resort of Swat Valley), Madyan, Swat & Kalam Vallies, Bonir, Der and much other natural scenery.
What are the main attractions for tourists in Pakistan?
Tourists from all over the world flock to our beautiful country all year round to explore our unique culture.
After surveying numerous travelogues of explorers who’ve visited Pakistan, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons why we think tourists absolutely LOVE our country. Have a look at these attractions for tourists in Pakistan, for yourself and see if you agree:
Beautiful Dress Code
Scenic Beauty and Diverse Landscape
Hospitality is beyond measures
These are the top 5 reasons why I think tourists love Pakistan; do you have any more to add to the list? Comment below and let’s find out what makes our country unique and how we can help make it even better!