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The Best Places to See in Pakistan

A guide to Pakistan’s top attractions.

Pakistan is an independent country in South Asia, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It ranks very high when it comes to tourism and has the third largest Muslim population in the world. It is the fifth-most populated country by area.

Pakistan tourism is a thriving one, flourishing both domestic and international market. It provides a wide variety of options, such as:

  • camping in the wild,
  • trekking,
  • fishing,
  • hiking,
  • camel safari,
  • Ayurvedic treatment,
  • spa treatments,
  • diving,
  • water sports activities,
  • wildlife expedition,
  • and other adventure sports.

Pakistanis also love to shop till they drop, buy everything from local produce to electrical goods and get hooked on to their mobile phones. Tourists staying in Pakistan are welcomed everywhere in the country and so no tensions are observed here. Tourists can witness this at the major cities like Rawal, Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, FATA, Hyderabad, and Chandigarh.

How to get a Pakistan visa?

Pakistan e-Visa for tourists is now available for all eligible travelers. There are two tourist e-Visas with different validity periods and a multiple-entry visa for business usage.

All you have to do to get the Pakistan e-Visa is to follow this simple guide:

  1. Fill the application form with some basic personal information, such as name and surname, passport and travel details, e-mail address, and nationality.
  2. Cover the 99 Euro visa fee using any method of online payment that is the most convenient to you.
  3. Receive your approved Pakistan e-Visa at your inbox in a PDF form within a maximum of 72 hours (3 business days).

If you apply for one of the tourist visas, the only two documents needed are:

  • a passport that will stay valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of entering Pakistan
  • applicant’s digital face photo that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera

Get your e-Visa without even leaving your home within 3 business days! Apply online and plan your dream journey, while the professionals handle your entry permit.

Top Pakistan places to visit while on your trip

The Attabad Lake

A visit to the Attabad Lake can be very relaxing and enjoyable. It is a small lake situated in the middle of Gojal forest in Pakistan. The lake was formed due to the flooding of the Attabad River, which was then connected with the neighboring rivers.

The name Attabad Lake is given as a reference to Atta Durga who is one of the most popular rivers in this valley.

There are many scenic spots in this lake and one can enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery and beautiful animals and birds here. There is an open highway connection to the cities of Hunza and Gilgit and the highway passes through the area where the landslide occurred so many travelers used this opportunity to take photos.

So, if you have the opportunity of visiting this place, do plan it with your family and friends and enjoy all the recreational activities that Attabad Lake has to offer.

The Chakuhandi Tombs

For centuries now, the Chaukhandi Tombs have been guarding the buried remains of noblemen, politicians, artists, and religious figures. Since the 10th century, the tombstones at Chaukhandi Tombs have been guarded by a local chieftain named Chhotelal.

The Chaukhandi Tombs are located at a distance of about 29 kilometers from Karachi. The tombs were also noted for their exquisite carvings made on sandstone. In fact, the beautiful designs and carvings that can be found on different parts of these Karachi tombs are testimony to the expertise and art that has been used over centuries. These exquisite works of art make the Karachi graveyard an important place to visit in order to pay your respects to the departed.

The cemetery at Chaukhandi Tombs is considered as one of the prime attractions of the city of Karachi in Pakistan. 

The Hussaini Hanging Bridge

Traveling through Pakistan’s rural areas is an interesting way to experience the natural beauty of the mountainous regions that stretch from Rawal and Azad Kashmir into the Karakoram and Southwestern Punjab.

One popular trekking destination is Hussaini, a village of about 40 homes perched on a cliff overlooking a small stream. The village is located on the left bank of the stream.

The highlights of the trip to this area would be the deterioration of the suspension bridge on the left bank of the stream. This crossing is probably the most dangerous due to the unstable condition of the planks and the difficulty in seeing the water below.

Given that this crossing is a highly dangerous and a narrow access point. However, it is still quite imposing and makes an unforgettable experience! Try carefully crossing it if you have the nerve to do so!

Final words

Pakistan offers so many exciting places to visit that it was tough choosing just three top ones. Try seeing the best Pakistan attractions using the places we have suggested or create your own list!

Collect some of the best traveling experiences and memories! Explore, regain your inner peace, relax, and broaden your mind by visiting Pakistan.

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