None of us have ever really explored Pakistan and discovered its hidden gems and pearls. While we appreciate the beauty of K2, walks along the shorelines of the Arabian Sea and spend our summers in Murree, we often overlook some of the most unusually sublime destinations.
Have a look at these superb ‘secret’ spots of Pakistan.
1. Nikron Valley is a part of Neelam Valley which is isolated and serene. For a quiet getaway, make a beeline for Nikron. Surrounded by tall mountains and fringed with trees, Nikron is a picturesque location ideal for a revivifying vacation.
2. Minimarg is a village in Astore Valley which is no less than a fairyland. It is all about lofty hills, cottages, greenery, rainbows, and lakes.
3. Gorakh Hill Station is situated on one of the highest plateaus of Sindh, approximately 5,688 ft in the Kirthar Mountains. If you are an outdoorsy person, you should not miss the opportunity to hike here.
4. Mushkpuri Top is a beautiful destination straight out of a storybook. Cool and clean breeze, vivid scenery, and sprawling pine forests give Mushkpuri Top a magical touch.
5. Shigar is dotted with sand dunes, rivers, and meadows. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Shigar is a place where you can rejuvenate yourself.
6. Garam Chashma is a village in Chitral known for its hot sulfur spring. The spring is said to contain therapeutic properties and cures for skin diseases.
7. Pir Ghaib Waterfalls are two cascading waterfalls in Bolan Valley. While it is popular among the tourists, it is still one of the most underrated places in Pakistan.
8. Aror, the medieval city of Sindh, once used to be fertile. The barren city now lies in glorious ruins featuring castles, forts, and shrines.
9. The Moola Village of Khuzdar is punctuated with sublime landscapes that include grassy plains, textured rocks, streams, and waterfalls.
10. Banjosa Lake is an artificial lake in Rawalakot encircled by forests and mountains. If you want to be in touch with nature without letting go of your city life, then this is the perfect spot for you.
11. Uchali Lake has to be one of the most unique lakes of Pakistan. Located in Soon Valley, the saline lake offers a tranquil ambiance to its visitors.
12. Rumored to be haunted, the Chaukhandi Tombs in Karachi will be a treat for history buffs and archeologists. The ornamental sandstone features exquisite carving which is well-preserved to this date.
13. This enchanting place is located somewhere near the border of Baluchistan and Sindh. Fancy a picnic?
Have you packed your bags yet?