Today we are going to share with you the best places in Pakistan that you must visit if you are on tour. Pakistan is located in Asia and is one of the beautiful countries that is considered as a third world country. No doubt, it’s not a developed country due to some unusual reasons that are faint.
However, today our core discussion is the Pakistan tour and best places in Pakistan. There are many tourists’ vloggers from different countries around the world who have made beautiful tour vlogs. Beautiful and natural scenes can be seen in their vlog uploaded on YouTube. If you are one of those that are afraid of going to Pakistan because it is not safe, we want to clear you that there are some places close to the border of Afghanistan that are affected but rest of the country is safe and sound.
There are many breath-taking places including man-made and natural landscapes etc. that you should not miss. Pakistan is a country that has almost every thing a tourist want to visit. It’s just because of the government and the corrupt leaders that Pakistan has always struggled to achieve that success. Many historical places are there that are more than 400 years old. The sensational artwork and great buildings made by Britishers and the Mughal Emperors are worth watching. Northern areas of Pakistan are just like heaven on Earth. No one can describe these scenes in words. K2 is the second largest mountain in the world and is located in Pakistan.
So, no more waiting and we will take you straight to a textual Pakistan tour and will share some of the best places in Pakistan.
Best places to visit in Pakistan- Pakistan tour
So, following is a list of some of the amazing and breath-taking places that are in Pakistan. These are all the places that are considered to be the best places to visit If you are on the Pakistan tour. These places included landscapes, beaches, natural scenic, and panoramic scenes and historical mosques and tombs as well.
Saif-ul-Maluk lake known as the “Jheel Saif-ul-Maluk” in the native language. It’s a place that every person in Pakistan dream to visit once in their life. The lake presents a scenic and panoramic scene. The beauty of this lake can be seen in the pictures but seeing it life is worth watching. Calling it heaven on earth will not be wrong. People from all over the country love to see its iconic beauty. Many tourists from foreign countries travel Pakistan just to see this sensational beauty by their own eyes. It is one of the highest lakes of Pakistan and is almost 3200 meters above the sea level. Located near the town of Naran, this lake is surrounded by beautiful high mountains that are mostly covered with ice and presents an eye-catching scene. Some fairy tales are very famous.
2. Lahore- Historical City of Pakistan
Lahore is one of the most populated cities around the world. With more than 11 million population, Lahore is a city that covers all aspects of life and nature. It has many historical places and tombs of many Mughal Emperors who ruled sub-continent for centuries. Lahore is a mixture of an old and new era. It reflects the architecture of the old world giving us a unique feel.
The feel that how people were living in 16th century. The houses, mosques and the old buildings reflects the way of living of people of old times. The beauty of this city is that you can visit all the following places without travelling much. Its because of all these tombs and mosques are located close to each other as Lahore was 20 times smaller than it is today. You can have massive choice of hotels as Lahore has both cheap and expensive places for night.
This mosque is one of the largest mosques in Pakistan as well as in the world. An amazing reflection of the Mughal art and how royal Mughal Emperors were. Badshahi mosque is one of the best places in Pakistan specially when you are on Pakistan tour and Lahore tour as well. Located in the west of walled city Lahore, Badshahi mosque is one of the iconic landmarks of Pakistan. Thousands of people visit Badshahi mosque every day and these counting increases 10 times on weekend and summer vacations. This mosque was built in 1673 by Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb.
Known locally as “Shahi Qila”, Lahore Fort is another classical representation of the Mughal architecture. It is located at the walking distance from Badshahi mosque. Both of them standing side by side present an extremely beautiful art of Mughal Era. This great fort is spread over an area of almost 20 hectares and has 21 monuments inside it. Its royal look in the sunshine and the sunset is an amazing scene that photographers don’t miss. The history says that it was built and attacked and damaged several times. At last, Mughal Emperor Akbar gave it the current look in 1566.
Shalimar Bagh or Shalimar garden is one of the built from Mughal Emperors that reminds us their royal living. It is the garden complex of Mughal times. It’s one of the Pakistan’s most visit tourists place. It was Shah Jahan’s reign when the construction of Shalimar Bagh was started in 1641. The garden has a total of 410 fountains and 5 water cascades. Trees of more than 10 fruits are there including peach, mango, cherry and apple. Most of them are more than 100 years old.
The iconic place that Lahore is known for and is one of the signature places of Lahore. It is also an old structure standing near Badshahi mosque and Shalimar mosque. So, all three places combine together to make a combo of awesome places to travel. It is not old like other Mughal architectures. It is a national monument and was completely constructed in 1968 after 8 years. Minar-e-Pakistan is built exactly on the site where in 1940, All India Muslim league passed Lahore resolution. It reminds Pakistani people of all the struggles that took place at the time of independence.
Situated in the walled city of Lahore, this mosque is almost 350 years old as it was built in the 17th century in the Mughal era. Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered its construction in the memory of his mother. It is one of the oldest mosques of Lahore and was the source of influence for the construction of Wazir Khan mosque built after few decades.
A haveli mansion located in the Mori Gali Bazaar in Lahore. It was constructed in the era of Sikh in the mid-19th century. The grandfather of Nau Nihal Singh who was the founder of Sikh empire built it for Nau Nihal Singh. It was the personal residence of Nau Nihal Singh.
A Kurd he was, Ali Mardan Khan worked in the court of Mughal court after he moved from the court of Persian ruler named Shah Safi. He was the Governor of Lahore, Kashmir, Kabul and Punjab in his life. He died in 1657 on his way to Kashmir.
As mentioned earlier, Wazir Khan mosque was built after few decades of construction of Mariyam Zamani Begum mosque. We have personally visited the place and it’s a nice reflection of the peaceful and scenic art of that time. Completed in 1641, Wazir Khan mosque has a Minar of 107 meters. People who visit Lahore must see this magnificent mosque from inside once.
This mausoleum was built for the Mughal Ruler Jahangir and is located Shahdara Bagh in Lahore. Tomb of Jahangir is also a special place to visit. Not the best place in Pakistan to visit when you are on Pakistan tour. But still a good place to see the tomb of the King of sub-continent and you should visit if you want to make sure that you have completely visited Lahore.
This tomb was built for Noor Jahan. She was also a Mughal Empress. The only lady ruler of Mughal Kingdom. The marble of the tomb was plundered in the Sikh’s era and was used at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Brother-in-law of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and brother of Nur Jahan. Asif Khan was the statesman of Mughal Realm at that time. The tomb is located in the Shahdara Bagh near the tomb of Jahangir.
Not much popular but one of the best places in Pakistan to visit if you are on Pakistan tour. Rohtas Ford is one of the oldest fortresses surviving till now in Pakistan. It was built in the 16th century in 1548 by Sher Shah Suri during his reign. The fort was used by the Mughal Emperors afterward regardless of the fact that they don’t like such forts with no big gardens and all.
Near the city of Thatta, there is one of the largest known funerary sites of the world called Makli Necropolis. It is spread over an area of 20 square kilometers and 10 according to some sources. The site has tombs of almost 1 million people for the last 400 years including emperors and other known persons too. It was finally designated as the world heritage site in 1981.
Khunjerab pass is located in the Northern areas of Pakistan and connects with China. This is known as the highest border crossings in the world and is one of the famous tourists place in Pakistan. 4693 meters high, this border crossing is located in the Karakorum ranges. The beautiful view of snow-covered mountains and ice water is panoramic. There are hotels to stay at a reasonable price near the Khunjerab pass.
Kalam valley in Swat is located at a distance of 99 kilometers from Mingora. This valley’s beauty can not be explained in words. It’s just something that human eye won’t believe that they are actually seeing this master creation. The ravishing look of mountains and crystal-clear water in them is like a heaven on earth. The weather is cold but in winters it is freezing. This is one of the best-recommended places in Pakistan if you are on the Pakistan tour. The natural scenes are even amplified by the cows and goats grazing on these mountains. Few days spend here will freshen your mind from the hectic life.
The famous Neelum valley in the Azad Kashmir has this iconic alpine glacial lake. Ratti Gali lake is located at the height of 12,130 meters. This place is also one of the best places in Pakistan and people that are on Pakistan tour must visit this place. Through dangerous roads and scariest routes, you reach there and enjoy cold weather and scenic nature. The water in the lake all comes from the melting of glaciers. A metaled road has been constructed for ease of access of the valley.
This lake is another peaceful and eyeful lake in the Kaghan valley, Mansehra. “Ansoo” is a native language word meaning “Tears”. This lake is situated in Malika Parbat and is really an amazing tourist spot for the people who visit Pakistan or live there too. It is the highest valley in the area. It is almost 14 thousand feet above sea level and that is why considered to be the highest lakes of Himalayas. You will be considered lucky if you somehow see the whole view by your eyes. This is due to the rain and the fog that usually covers the lake. People feel a little disappointed if there is fog or rain because it took hours of trekking to reach up there. It is called Ansoo lake because if we see on the map, the shape of the lake is like a “tear”.
Recently getting the attraction of the tourists and becoming famous quickly. Fairy meadows are only available for tour for 6 months from April till September. Raikhot valley has the grasslands and on the other hand, there are glaciers that starts from the Nanga Parbat. If you see the pictures of fairy meadows online other than we have shared, we bet that you won’t be able to resist yourself from going there. The stream that originates from Nanga Parbat falls in the River Indus at the end. In simple words, the valley is alluring and is worth a tour. It deserves at least one visit in life.
Located in Hingol National Park, Kund Malir beach is also situated inside the province of Balochistan. The scenic drive will take you to the Kund Malir beach without any tiredness as the scenes are superb. If you travel there and won’t able to take master class photos. Your trip is incomplete as you will find such pretty scenes very rarely in the world. It’s not a unique place but still one of the best in Pakistan.
On the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Gwadar port is located and is underdeveloped with combined efforts of Pakistan and China. It is said that this port is the game changer for the economy of Pakistan. Surprisingly, Gwadar was not the part of Pakistan since 1947. It was under the overseas possession of Oman from mid-18th century and became part of Pakistan in 1958. Gwadar has also some breath-taking scenes that are worth watching.
K-2 is the second largest mountain in the world competing the highest mountain called Mount Everest. It is located in Pakistan in the Karakoram ranges and is among the coldest part of Pakistan. It is also known as the Mount Godwin-Austin as Sir Godwin Austin was the person to reach the top of this mountain. Many lost their lives while climbing the mountain and their bodies weren’t found as K-2 is covered with Snow all year.