Brief Information About Pakistan!!
Pakistan, the land of the Mughals Emperors, is a Muslim republic located in the heart of Asia. It lies on the north-west of the Indian sub-continent, neighbor of India and with Iran on the west of it and Afghanistan in the north.
Pakistan offers too much to visitors.Landscapes that are the dream of poets and nature lovers, exciting mountain trails, hospitable and simple people, exotic cuisine and a culture that goes back 5000 years are just a few of the treasures that unfold once you are in the country. Half a dozen civilizations flourished here and left their signature on the culture, art, architecture and cuisine.
So if you are seeking adventure, want to lose yourself in nature's wonders, looking for some cultural stimulation or just want to intermingle with the incredibly warm and hospitable people of Pakistan, visit Pakistan and take back lingering memories of this country of diverse landscapes and people.
The country comprises of four provinces
- North West Frontier Province (NWFP)
In addition, there are the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the northern part of Jammu & Kashmir. The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad with its twin city Rawalpindi, while its largest city is Karachi in Sindh.
i will never go on details of Pakistan what is its population, geography, history, regions, because there are a lot website on internet i just want to spread information for the tourist.
i have described All attractions of Pakistan province wise However the mostly foreign Tourists go on these places LAHORE, ISLAMABAD, KARACHI, MURREE, NATHIAGALI, SHOGRAN, NARAN KAGHAN, SKARDU, GILGIT, AZAD KASHMIR.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North west Frontier Province) NWFP
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is located in the north-west region of Pakistan. It is known as the tourist hotspot for adventurers and explorers. The province has a varied landscape ranging from rugged mountains, valleys, hills and dense agricultural farms.
One of the most important cities in the province is Mansehra. The city is a major stop for tourists setting out to the Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir. The city is connected by the famous Karakoram Highway which ends up in China. Along the route there are several stops including the Kaghan Valley, Balakot, Naran, Shogran, Lake Saiful Mulook and Babusar Top. There are also several other sites within the province which attract a large number of tourist every year including Ayubia, Batkhela, Chakdara, Saidu Sharif, Kalam Valley and Hindu Kush mountain range in Chitral.
There are also several mountain passes that run through the province. One of the most famous is the Khyber Pass which links Afghanistan with Pakistan. The trade route sees a large number of trucks and lorries importing and exporting goods in and out of the region. The Babusar Pass is another mountain pass connecting the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakorum Highway. The Lowari Pass is another pass which connects Chitral with Dir via the Lowari Tunnel.
The attraction of Punjab City
Lahore is known for its beautiful gardens, exquisite fountains, delicious cuisines,food and rich heritage of art and culture. Lahore has remained the capital of Punjab for thousands of years. In the sixteen century, Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, enclosed the city in a red brick wall with 12 gates.
Lahore is fascinating with mazes of interconnecting alleys, multi-storied houses with beautiful antique balconies, submerge with spacious parks, and modern architecture.
Lahore is the provincial capital of Punjab. Apart from being the cultural and academic center of the country, Lahore is the Mughal Emperor "show-window" of Pakistan
it is the second largest city in Pakistan and provincial capital of Punjab. Apart from being the cultural and academic center of the country,
Towards the south, the terrain becomes sandy. That is where the mighty Cholistan desert begins. It is a world with different customs, but is also a world where no one feels a stranger. Bahawalpur is the gateway to the Cholistan Desert. Although the era of princely patronage is gone, it remains primarily a medieval city with elegant palaces, and colorful bazaars.
Bahawalpur is surrounded by many beautiful tourist spots, like Lal Sohanra National Park, and famous shrines like Uchh Sharif.
Noor Mahal and Gulzar Mahal are the most elegant buildings in Bahawalpur built in the Italian style. Noor Mahal is unique in its architecture and is splendid with beautiful lawns and driveways and other attractions are
LAL SOHANRA PARK
Cholistan, a well-known desert - 30 kms from Bahawalpur, covers an area of 16,000 sq. kms and extending up to the Terar desert which spreads across into India. Cholistan is derived from the word "Chalna" which means moving but locally the area is known as "Rohi".
On the edge of the desert, 100 km from Bahawalpur stands the majestic Derawar Fort. It is the largest and the most superlatively preserved fort of Cholistan. The powerful fort towers over the surrounding semi desert and is visible from miles around.
You can also enjoy the camel ride in desert.
Multan (The Land of Mystics and Saints)
Multan is located where the five mighty rivers of the Punjab meet. Multan has more tombs of saints and sufis gathered at one place than anywhere else on earth.Be sure to visit the many markets and bazzars especially the Hussain Agahi Bazaar. Hussain Agahi Bazaar ranks amongst the most fascinating bazaars in the world, here you will find Multan’s handmade crafts that are not only cherished in Multan for their quality, but exported to every corner of the world, and passed down as heirlooms. Because of the love and care that goes into the making of each item the quality is unsurpassed.
places are famous here Jamia Mosque, Ali Muhammad Khan Mosque
Famous Shrines inMultan.
is an archaeological site in Punjab, northeast Pakistan, about 35 km (22 mi) west of Sahiwal.The current village of Harappa is 6 km (4 mi) from the ancient site.
The Indus Valley Civilization (also known as Harappan culture) has its earliest roots in cultures such as that of Mehrgarh, approximately 6000 BCE.
Murree (Queen Of The Hills)
The most popular hill station in Pakistan is Murree, at an elevation of 7,500 feet, it is only an hour drive from Islamabad along a good quality, winding alpine road. The scenery is superb, the climate cool in summer and crisply cold in winter, nice hotels and a comfortable drive.
The region of Murree, called “the Queen of the Hills” for its scenic beauty and fascinating greenery. Nature in its full bounty is found scattered over every inch of the graceful hills and the lovely valleys.
Nearby Hill Stations
Currently Pakistan has six major cultural sites that are categorised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include:
Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro of the Indus Valley Civilization.
The Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore.
Historic Monuments of the ancient city of Thatta.
The ancient fort of Rohtas.
The southern province of Sindh takes its name from Sindhy, an old Sanskrit name for the Indus (or Lion) River which flows down its middle, making fertile an otherwise arid, barren land.
A hundred years ago, Karachi was a tiny fishing village clustered on three islands just to the west of the Indus estuary. It is now a sprawling city with seven million inhabitants, Pakistan's major port and biggest industrial center. The first impression is one of glass-fronted hotels, multi-storey banks, spacious British colonial buildings with domes and spires and wide lawns, and the normal hazard of any big city fast flowing traffic.
Karachi is not old enough to be graced with elegant Mughal mosques or tombs. Its main attractions are the sea, the seafood, the busy bazaars, the museum, the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi, and the tomb of Muhammad Ah Jinnah, Pakistan's illustrious founder.
Thatta fis well worth a visit for the Shah Jahan Mosque and its bazaar. The mosque is a reminder of Thatta’s pas.
Thatta’s known history goes back at least 600 years. From the 14th to the 16th century it was the seat of the Sammahs, the independent Muslim rulers
The border of Pakistan and India runs through desert for 500 km from the Rann of Kutch to Bahawalpour in Punjab. Rajasthan and Cholistan deserts form a continuous belt of dry, sparsely populated land.
Meonjodaro (Mound of the dead) is the ruins of a 4,000 year old brick city of the Indus Civilization, on the west bank of the Indus in Upper Sindh. It is a one of the most important archaeological sites in the subcontinent, and a must for anyone interested in ancient history.
Balochistan is considered not touristic place in Pakistan however it has also many places thats worth to see. Balochistan is the largest province by geographical area of Pakistan, constituting approximately 43% of the total area of Pakistan.
Quetta is the provincial capital of Balochistan. There are a number of sites of interest including the protected Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park, Hanna Lake, Quetta Geological Museum, Balochistan Arts Council Library, Quetta Archaeological Museum as well as Command and Staff College Museum.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Azad Kashmir (literally Free Kashmir) for short, is the southernmost political entity within the Pakistani-administered part of the former princely state of Kashmir and Jammu. It borders the present-day Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir to the east (separated from it by the Line of Control), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to the west, Gilgit–Baltistan to the north, and the Punjab province to the south. With its capital at Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir
Azad Kashmir is bestowed by nature with exquisite natural beauty. The picturesque beauty of its valleys, dense forests, winding rivers, turbulent foaming streams, majestic towering mountains, bracing climate, historical & cultural heritage, holistic shrines & festivals and diversity of flora and fauna all go together to make it an excellent tourist resort.. The area is full with variety of landscapes. Hiking and tracking sites, trout fishing in the frozen waters of the Neelum River and the remains of the Buddhist civilization in the Sharda Valley are other areas of tourist attraction. The beautiful wood work, the famous Kashmiri handicrafts, traditional Kashmiri foods and above all a clean and pristine environment presents other areas of delight for the tourists on this ‘heaven on earth’. The custom rich and traditional society of AJK is also a subject of anthropological value.
There is many cities and places that are worth to see like Bagh, Ponch, Sharda Valley, Banjosa Lake, Athmuqam and much more.
formerly known as the Northern Areas.it is the northernmost political entity within Pakistan. It borders Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province to the west, Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor to the north, China to the east and northeast, Azad Kashmir to the southwest, and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. Its administrative center is the city of Gilgit .
Gilgit Baltistan is, perhaps, the most spectacular region of Pakistan in terms of its geography and scenic beauty. Here world’s three mightiest
mountain ranges: the Karakoram, the Handukuch and the Himalayas – meet. The whole of Gilgit Baltistan is like a paradise for mountaineers, trekkers and anglers. The region has a rich cultural heritage and variety of rare fauna and flora.
Five out of the fourteen mountain peaks with height of over 8000 meters including the K-2 (world’s second heights peak) and some of the largest glaciers outside polar regions are located in Gilgit Baltistan.
Beautiful landscape, unique cultural heritage and rich biological diversity given the Gilgit Baltistan a competitive advantage in attracting tourists from all over the world.
Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, is located against the backdrop of Margalla Hills at the northern edge of Potohar Plateau. In contrast to its twin city Rawalpindi, it is lush green, spacious and peaceful.
There are ample opportunities for walking, jogging, hiking and trekking around Islamabad in the Margalla hills.