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Beauty At Its Best In Pakistan

Posted In Desi By Fiza Khan - 26 Jan 2019

Here Are 18 Top Beautiful Places in Pakistan other than Northern Areas!


18 Top Beautiful Places in Pakistan: Natural Beauty enchants everybody, Pakistan is the land that is home to the world's most stunning places, a multitude of travelers from other countries come to visit these beautiful spots.


Among all many of nature's gifts in Pakistan, Kashmir and Northern Areas hold the privilege of hosting most of the tourists. This part has always been widely known all the globe; all credits to its exquisite spots, tourists fall in love with! From the truly dazzling green valleys, pristine high mountains, scenic lakes, wondrous rivers, awesome weather to rich wildlife, Pakistan has it ALL!


Undoubtedly, these places are the biggest tourist attraction, but, these are not only places for which tourist hit Pakistan. There are a lot more places other than Northern Areas in Pakistan that you can visit this year!



In this article, we will tell you about the Top Most Beautiful Places in Pakistan 2019  other than Northern Areas; we bet you are not going to find this much majestic beauty elsewhere.


So let’s expand our horizons and explore some of the phenomenal places apart that God blesses Pakistan with. Before traveling the world, let’s unearth our own country first.



1. Tharparkar


Source: Dawn


Pakistan is endowed with loads of enchanting golden granular stuff that make up the desert! Found in Sindh, Tharparkar is one of the five main deserts of the country and is the world's only fertile desert. It also spreads till the regions of Rajasthan and Gujarat in India.



2. Mohenjo-Daro


Source: Stuff You Missed in History Class


Certainly, most of us must have read about this place in our Pakistan History books back in school and really craved to go tour but never really got to. Discovered in Sindh, Mohenjo-Daro is an archaeological place.


The Indus River Valley civilization established the city of Mohenjo-Daro in what is now Pakistan about 4,500 years before. Built approximately 2500 BCE, it was one of the biggest settlements of the biblical Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world’s most pioneering major urban towns.



3. Taxila


Source: Wikipedia


Seems like some mystic place out of the Hobbit film, this place is really in Pakistan. Positioned near Rawalpindi, Taxila is another major archaeological place. Some of the earliest remains in this region date back to the time of the Achaemenid or Persian Empire back in 6th century BC.



4. Hingol National Park


Source: Beauty of Pakistan


No peeps, this isn’t what you're thinking of - the Grand Canyon, and yes, we too have something like a National Park! Around 190 km from Karachi, Hingol National park is placed in Balochistan on the Makran coast with its hills, the Hingol River, its desert and the deep blue Arabian Sea.


The park covers the inlet of the Hingol River which carries a notable diversity of bird and fish varieties. But apart from that, it is just really refreshing… reminds you of the Flinstones from your childhood.



5. Katas Raj

Source: Dawn


Damn man! Look at that clear water! Found in Katas Village near Choa Saidan Shah in the Chakwal region of Punjab in Pakistan, Katas Raj is a Hindu temple building. Devoted to Shiva, the temple has existed since the times of Mahabharata and the Pandava. Really? Who knew?



6. Derawar Fort


Source: trekearth.com


Established in Bahawalpur, the Derawar Fort is a big square fortress. The forty bastions of Derawar are noticeable for numerous miles in the Cholistan Desert. The walls have a border of 1,500 meters and stand up to thirty meters tall. That is really high for sure! Also, the fort was constructed by Hindu Rajput, Bhati of Jaisalmer.



7. Cholistan

Source: Rock Valley Tours


Pakistan sure has its heritage of deserts. The Cholistan Desert is approximately thirty kilometers from Bahawalpur, Punjab and embraces an area of 26,300 square kilometers. Might not be everybody's cup of tea but if you are a nature enthusiast, then you’d plausibly love it in all its forms.


Fascinating thing: the people of Cholistan lead a semi-nomadic life, going from one place to another in quest of water and provisions for their animals.



8. Khewra Salt Mines


Source:PakiFunda




Now, here is another one of those spots we have all read and heard about several times but have you been there? The Khewra Salt Mine is found in Khewra, north of Pind Dadan Khan. It is Pakistan’s biggest and oldest salt mine and the world’s second largest. You get all sorts of cool salt things like sculptures, keychains, and just plain big rocks of salt from there!



P.S. yes, the walls in it and nearly everything does smack like salt – don’t try to lick it, please. People who have touched it with their hands; you probably don’t know what else they have touched.


9. Keenjhar Lake


source:Wikipedia


Have you always aspired to escort one of those really cool lakes with the floating leaves inside? Well, guess what we have it! Keenjhar Lake is situated in Thatta District, Sindh. It’s the second largest freshwater lake in Pakistan.


It provides favorable habitat for winter migratory birds like ducks, geese, flamingos, cormorants, waders, herons, egrets, ibises, terns, coots and gulls (basically a whole lot of birds). So, you can definitely go there and enjoy a picnic, have a swim, go fishing, or boating. Keenjhar Lake is undoubtedly one of the beautiful places in Pakistan.



10. Chaukandi


Source: Pak101.com


If you are the traditional archaeology kind of person, this one is a feast. Chaukhandi is an old Islamic cemetery located 29 km east of Karachi. The monuments are exceptional for their intricate sandstone carvings, and the way of architecture is typical to the province of Sindh. Ordinarily, the tombs are connected to the Jokhio and are recognized as the family graveyard of the Jokhio class.



11. Ranikot Fort


Source: Dawn


O My Gosh, do you know we have got our own wall of China sort of thing; seriously? Why did nobody tell us about this? The Ranikot Fort is a traditional fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh. Ranikot Fort is also recognized as The Great Wall of Sindh and is considered to be the world’s biggest fort with a circumference of nearly 26 kilometers. Why aren’t we popular for this? Probably because of little to no marketing projection!



12. Pishin Valley


Source: Dost Pakistan


This one is beauty, undoubtedly beauts! The Pishin Valley is roughly 50 kilometers from Quetta in District Pishin in the northwest of province Balochistan. It comprises of thousands of acres of fruit farms. The valley is a fertile area where various crops and fruits are produced. Pishin Valley is famous for the greenery and is also the prime place for crop production. But did you know about it? Did you? I doubt you did!




13. Astola Island

Source: www.dawn.com


Okay, imagine yourself chilling at such an exotic island with a cold drink in hand; that too without having to spend fortunes as you would have had in case you have gone to Thai beaches! Yes, it is no more confined to imaginations! There is actually a place in our own county!


Astola Island is a small isolated Pakistani island in the Arabian Sea nearly 25 km south of the imminent part of the coast and 39 km southeast of the port of Pasni, Balochistan. And the island can be reached by motorized boats from Pasni, with a travel time of about 5 hours to end up on the island.

14. Gwadar


Source: Pakiholic


Surely this one isn't uncovered anymore! We all know this place exists for a long time! We do know it homes a huge port and all that China invasion Saga! (that's a story yet). But, how many of you actually eyed that place?


Not only does it have a stunning coastline, but its antiquity has also furnished it a freakish blend of cultures. The Arabic impact upon Gwadar is influential as an outgrowth of the Omani era and its proximity to the Arabian foreland.


The legacy of the Omanis is seen in the local Makrani residents who can trace their genealogy to Afro-Arabs and Zanj captives, who lodged in the town during Omani rule. They have an Arab dance and music named Liwa, which is also shown in the Arabian Peninsula.



15. Bolan

Source: UrduWire.com


The Bolan Pass is a high mountain pass through the Toba Kakar Range of province Balochistan around 120 kilometers from the Afghanistan outpost. It joins Sibi with Quetta both by road and railway. The pass itself is built up of many narrow gorges and extends 89 km from Rindli north to Darwaza near Kolpur in Balochistan.



16. Hanna Lake


Source: Samaa TV


Though drought-like contingencies had made the lake dry for a bit, the lake looks to have been blown back to life by some rain.


The lake is discovered a little short of the area where the Urak Valley starts and 14 km from Quetta. The reservoir was built during the British Colonial time in 1894 and is one of the foremost attractions in the town. Golden fish in the lake come moving right up to the end of the lake, and you can even go fishing! Also, there is a lakeside eatery with picnic tables overshadowed by pine trees. Perfect! Isn't it?




17. Gorakh Hill

Source: Himalayan Get Away Travels & Tourism


Also popularly known as the Murree of Sindh, Gorakh Hill station is located at a latitude of 5,689 ft above the sea level near Dadu city. It takes around 8 hours to reach there, from Karachi.


It takes its name of being the Murree of Sindh from the similar weather conditions as in Murree. So, you can take a delightful weekend trip to this spot if you want a little escapade away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.



18. Bhit Khori

Source: Brandsynario



Situated about 45 kilometers from Hawksbay Road, Bhit Khori is an Instagrammers' dream come true spot. With the gorgeous beach, to the beautiful hills, this obscure gem HAS to be on your bucket list.



Be it mountains, majestic lakes, overwhelming beaches, lurchy deserts; Pakistan HAS it all! Pakistan is not only the land of beautiful people but beautiful lands too; all are enriched with historical landmarks and scenic sights that are waiting to be toured.


So, what are you waiting for? Grab your travel bag and be on the go! We have shown you the top beautiful places in Pakistan other than northern areas, quickly add them on your travel list.


Comment below how many of these top beautiful places in Pakistan you have already seen. And for more freshly brewed content, stay tuned to RateDesi.

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