Top 10 Beautiful Places in Pakistan to Visit

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Top 10 Beautiful Places in Pakistan to Visit

Pakistan has been blessed with many beautiful areas specially Northern areas are an important part to visit by almost all national and international tourists. The Northern areas are at the point where three mountain ranges, the Karakoram, the Himalayas, and the Hindu Kush meet. The British Backpackers Society has named  Northern areas of Pakistan among the best travel destinations of the world during the years 2017 and 2018.

Forbes magazine also gave the name of Pakistan among the best travel destinations in the world in 2019. As the country is listed among the best travel sites, many travelers want to visit the northern areas. Here is a list of some of the northern areas of Pakistan.

Naran Kaghan Valley

Naran Kaghan Valley is located among the Himalayan mountains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Naran Kaghan Valley remains open for a few months for tourists to discover the eye-catching views of nature. The valley remains closed due to heavy snowfall during winter from October to April. This valley is surrounded by Alpine forests and lush green mountains. Beautiful places in Naran Kaghan Valley must be visited by every tourist are listed below:

  • Babusar Top
  • Lake Saif Ul Malook
  • Lulusar Lake
  • Lalazaar
  • Ansu Lake
  • Jharkhand
  • The Queen Dudipatsar Lake
  • Siri Paye
  • Malika Parbat
  • Balakot
Naran Kaghan

Neelum Valley

The most beautiful mountains in Pakistan are in Kashmir. Neelum Valley is called the “Paradise Of Kashmir”.  This valley is located west of Mansehra, district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Valley produces abundant quantities of many fruits like apples, apricots, plums, and walnuts. The people of this valley speak different languages like Urdu, Hindku, Kundal Shahi, Gojri, Shina, and Kashmiri. Attractive points in Neelum Valley are:

  • Kutton Valley
  • Sharda Valley
  • Arang Kel
  • Ratti Gali
  • Jagran
  • Nanga Parbat View Point.
Neelum Valley

Skardu Valley

Skardu is the central valley of Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan. It is located between Indus and Shigar rivers. Sakardu’s name is derived from the word “Balti” which means the land between two high places. The high places are Satpara Lake and Shigar City. The following places are the top places in Skardu to visit:

  • Lake Kachura (Upper)
  • Lake Shangrila (Lower Kachura)
  • Fort Kharpocho
  • Shigar Desert 
  • Katpana Desert
  • Valley of Khaplu and Palace
  • National Park of Deosai
  • Mosque of Chaqcha
  • Fort Shigar and Shigar Valley
  • Manthoka Waterfall

Kumrat Valley

Kumrat Valley is located in the Upper District of KPK. This valley is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, streams, greenery, thick forest, and verdant meadows. This valley has multiple options for mountaineering, rock climbing, and trekking. This valley is less green than Neelum Valley but is attracted by its Deodar trees. Several attraction points of this valley are listed  below:

  • Kumrat Forest
  • Katora Lake
  • Do Kala Chashma
  • Jandrai Trek
  • Jahaz Banda Waterfall
  • Jahaz Banda Meadows
  • Wooden Canal Thal
Kumrat Valley

Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows is located at the base of the Nanga Parbat mountain range. Nanga Parbat is the Second Highest mountain in Pakistan, also known as “the Killer Mountain” in Pakistan. It is the World’s Ninth highest mountain and that’s why it is visited by worldwide climbers. Its name is also given by German Climber. From April to the end of September there is a season for tourists. In winter the destination is closed due to heavy snowfall.                                                                        

Fairy Meadows

Swat Valley

Swat Valley is one of the most majestic beautiful places in Pakistan. It is located in the northwest mountains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The valley is captivated by high-peak mountains, eye-catchy lakes, waterfalls, and pleasant weather. Queen Elizabeth gave it the name “Switzerland of the East” when she visited Swat Valley in 1961. It is among the most visited valleys in the northern areas of Pakistan. The most beautiful and charming places in Swat are :

  • Kalam Valley
  • Marghazar White Palace
  • Jarogo Waterfall
  • Boyun Village
  • Kandol Lake
Swat Valley

Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley is among the most beautiful, attractive valleys in Gilgit Baltistan near the border of China. It is one of the most picturesque destinations for tourists in Pakistan, located among the mountains of the northern area. The valley has many historical and cultural attractions along with natural beauty, due to which tourists want to visit it again and again. Scenic routes to this valley left powerful Impressions on the mind of visitors. It is surrounded by Rakaposhi, Darmayani, Hunza, Lady Finger, and Ultar Sar peaks

The most beautiful places in Hunza Valley are:

  • Attabad Lake
  • Borith Lake
  • Khunjerab Pass
  • Khunjerab National Park
  • Altit Fort
  • Baltit Fort
  • Nagar Fort
  • Kha Basi
  • Rakaposhi View Point
  • Passu Cones
  • Pak-China Sost Dry Port
  • Eagles Nest Point
  • Hopper Glacier
Hunza Valley

Chitral Valley

Chitral is located among the Mountain ranges of Hindu Kush, on the Chitral River in the northern Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is famous for its vibrant traditions, cultural festivals, scenic views, flowing rivers, thick forests, lush green valleys, and glaciers. Also known as the “Palace of Fairies”.

Famous attractions of Chitral are listed below:

  • Karambar Lake
  • Shandur Lake
  • Bashqargolo Lake
  • Summer-Shandur Polo Festival
  • Chillam Joshii Festival ( Kalash Spring Festival )
  • Uchal Festival ( Kalash Summer Festival )
  • Choimus Festival ( Kalash Winter Festival )
  • Garam Chashma
  • Kalash Valley
  • Shahi Masjid
  • Mehtar’s Fort
Chitral Valley

Naltar Valley

Naltar Valley is a forested region of Gilgit Baltistan. It is surrounded by different Lakes and forests. The mountains of this valley remain covered with snow in both summer and winter because it is at a height of 9700 feet. There is an old ski resort that is also the point of attraction to this valley. A few attraction points to this valley are:

  • Rainbow Lake
  • Blue Star Lake
  • Bodroko Lake
  • International Ski Festival
Naltar Valley


Murree is located near the capital city “Islamabad” of Pakistan. It is the most visited place in Pakistan. It remains open in both summer and winter seasons due to its large highways. You might meet monkeys on its route. This place is very famous for chair lift rides, running rivers, mall road restaurants, and picturesque scenes. Multiple attractions of Murree are:

  • Pindi Point
  • Patriata
  • Mall Road
  • Kashmir Point
  • Ayubia
  • Nathia Gali
  • Ghora Gali
  • Bhurban
  • Upper Topa 
  • Lower Topa

Summing Up

Pakistan is a wonderland, its majestic beauty areas are famous in the whole World. Every tourist who wants to explore wonderful peaks of mountains, rivers, lakes, lush green forests, landscapes, hiking areas, skiing, and picturesque destinations should visit Pakistan, especially the Northern areas of Pakistan.

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