Thursday, December 16, 2010

Valleys of Pakistan

Pakistan is a tourists’ paradise. It has everything one would dream and wish to see. Rather I would say that Pakistan abounds in so many places one would wish to see before dying. In fact every inch of Pakistan is worth visiting as every stone and corner carries in itself history of thousands of years. From sea shore to snow capped mountains, there are deserts and lush green plains to travel.

For those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of traffic and noisy city life, the northern areas of Pakistan are the ideal tourist havens. In fact the northern areas of Pakistan are replica of heaven on earth. The towering snow capped mountains surround some of the spectacular, scenic and breathtaking valleys of the world. One really wonders off when travelling and touring through these valleys and is momentarily lost amid serene and picturesque landscape.

The mountain ranges of Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayas have some of the awe inspiring valleys nested in between their majestic mountains. The valleys are also home to some of the wonders of the world. Lake Saiful Mulook, peacefully lying at the foothills of Malika Parbat (Queen of Mountains) at an altitude of 12,000 feet is a jewel in crown of the Kaghan Valley. The Gilgit Valley is home to the mighty Nanga Parbat and Raka Poshi mountains and allows access to the Hunza Valley – the lost Shangri-La.

It would be unjust to describe the beauty of the valleys of Pakistan in a few lines. In my coming posts, I will make and endeavour to describe these valleys separately, highlighting their uniqueness and serenity.

Related Reading: Valleys of Pakistan (Pakistanpaedia)