Wild places are closest to nature which express an unmatched beauty. Pakistan has the world’s most beautiful wild places which demand a must visit. The northern areas of Pakistan and Kashmir region are full of astounding beauty.
These areas are being acknowledged all over the world for the lush green valleys, beautiful lakes, mountains with their peaks touching the sky and amazing wildlife. These places are no less than Paradise on Earth and have been a major attraction point for tourists. Let’s have a look at the wildest places where you cannot miss some serious adventure. Let’s wander around:
1. Gorakh Hill
Gorakh Hill is the highest point in Sindh province of Pakistan which is at a height of 5668 feet. This is a strong attraction for many tourists due to its beautiful surroundings and elevations. Unluckily, Government hasn’t paid any interest in promoting this place by providing suitable facilities for the tourists. But many still go to enjoy an feel the flawless beauty.
2. Karachi Beaches
These beaches are the source of joy for all those who reside in the Sindh’s capital. Go along and dip your toes in the cool water with some warm sand underneath it. Karachi beaches are a perfect place for a leisurely stroll in mid-day while at night, you can feel the cool watery breeze on your face. The main attraction of beach is the beautiful blue shade of water which is so inviting. For those, who are not having an urge to wet themselves up, can have a short trip on the available boats out there for a closer view.
Fresh seafood is also being caught from there which is served hot to the food lovers. For children there is a fun activity as well. They can take rides on horses and camels and experience the cool breeze around. Some of the beaches not to be missed are Cherna Island, Manora Island, Paradise Point, Cape Mount, Hawkes Bay and Clifton Beach.
3. The Desert of Thar
This is a totally different area of Pakistan which comes in Sindh district. It is basically a desert which occupies a large area. The plants and animals found in this region are not found elsewhere in the country. Thar Desert resembles to Rajasthan desert of India having high hills of sand. People live in mud huts which form small villages spread all over the desert. Due to water deprivation, cactus plants and thorny bushes are the only plant types found there.
4. Neelum Valley
It is an impossible task to explain the beauty and wilderness of Neelam Valley into words. This is a place which needs to be seen and felt to believe the actual beauty of valley. The valley spans in Azad Kashmir region to a distance of 144km in bow shape. It lies towards north east of Muzaffarabad and is full of outstanding scenic views, sound of Rover Neelum and towering hills. The whole atmosphere spell bounds its visitors and you will surely be greatly enchanted once you reach there.
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From Islamabad, it takes a total of 6 hours’ drive to approach the main destination. Summers are the best time to visit this place as the weather is perfect and welcoming. However, if some of you wish to travel there in winters that is not a good idea as it hails heavily at that time of season. Neelum Valley offers some tremendous places for sightseeing which include Sharda Fort, Kutton, Baboon, Halmet, Karen, Kel and Jagran. The whole valley will take at least 3 to 4 days for a complete peaceful visit.
5. Hunza Valley
This beautiful, mountaneous valley lies in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Hunza Valley is 2500 meters above the sea level and is situated north west of Hunza River. It is divided into three regions: Upper Hunza, also called as Gojal, Center Hunza and Lower Hunza. There are many beautiful places to visit in this region such as Hoper Glacier, Nagar Valley, Diran Base Camp, Khunjerab Pass, Rakaposhi Base Camp, Passue and Gulmit.
6. Kalash Valley
Many travelers crave to visit China to hike through the mountains and villages made out of bamboo. However the same views can be seen in the Chitral District of Pakistan which provide similar sightseeing of structures made of bamboo and wood. The whole scene of Kalash Valley is so amazing which takes you back in old times of Hollywood movie sets. In short, it is a great source of refreshment and a must place to visit.
7. Shogran and Siri-Paye
This village lies in the surroundings of Naran Valley having all the colors of rainbow embedded in its scenes. The awesome view is no less than a photo shopped image with all bright blues and lush greens toned into perfection. Mountains of steel gray color are full of bright white cloud puffs. The air is filled with sweet fragrance of flowers that is nowhere to be found in our polluted cities. Spending a day here can never be boring as horse riding is a great fun activity provided in Shogran. Once who goes there will not find a heart to come back easily, well there are rental huts available for unplanned extended trips in that case. Travelers need not to worry!!
This is one of the great historical places which catches interest of its visitors. The place is full of historical tombs and great monuments which create a beautiful aura around the viewers. The famous tomb of Mir Masoom lies in the locality of Sukkur. Along with all this, many beautiful mosques are built here which are worth seeing.
This is an amazing place located in the area of Azad Kashmir and an absolutely not-to-miss locality. Furthermore, the place is just 3-4 hours away from Islamabad. The highlighted places to visit in this area are Banjosa and Toli Pir. Banjosa is popular for its beautiful lake surrounded by dense forest. Then comes Toli Pir which offers fantastic view of the entire valley and provides immense opportunities for activities like trekking, hiking, paragliding and rock climbing.
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The travelers can go as wild as they can while doing these fun things. Summers are the best time to visit Rawalakot i.e. from April till September. You can create a memorable tour by packing up Barbeque stuff and arranging the whole dinner at evening.
10. Shandur Pass
This is the highest Polo ground on earth and is at a height of 3738 meters above sea level. It lies midway between Chitral and Gilgit. A grand event by the name of Shandur Polo festival is arranged each year which attracts tourists from all over the country. This is a great show for the Polo lovers in which contestants play against each other front to front. Coming here in winters is a wonderful adventure as the slopes are fully covered with snow and roads are mostly closed due to excessive snowfall. Shandur Pas is not a densely populated area having few signs of life. The polo ground comes at a distance of 168km from Chitral and can be reached through jeep.
11. Hingol National Park
This beautiful park is located in the Makran Coastal region and has the same western terrains as seen in the wild western movies. However there is much more to see in this region like wild life, beautiful lake and the Hingol mud volcanoes. This is a true place for adventure lovers having epic sceneries.
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