Pakistan Travel Guide

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Pakistan’s recent sectarian difficulties have blighted the progress of what was previously a growing presence on the international tourist map. Now, with tourists choosing neighboring enemies India instead, Pakistan is a lonely (and far from secure) corner of the world for travelers, often dismissed by potential visitors simply for its endless newsreel of negative images. It's certainly not the safest destination in the world, but it is one with plenty of exotic charms to uncover.

The monuments here are every bit as grand as India, though often more earthy and rugged. In Uch Samif, for example, you’ll find blue and white towering Sufi shrines, over 2500 years old, and once a temporary home to Alexander the Great. At Moenjadaro you can stroll amongst the crumbling ruins of an ancient city that contains 165 separate Indus Valley sites, while in Karachi you can explore the modern side of Pakistani civilization, taking in the impassioned scenes at a live cricket match.

Traditionally, Pakistan’s iconic adventure is the Karakoram Highway, a hairy 1,200km ride over mountains and ravines, into China the hard way. These days you’d be daft to try and get through without an armed guard, but if you’ve got the money it’s still an incredible escapade. The less intrepid might prefer sipping green tea in the markets of Peshawar, which gives the briefest taste of an aging frontier town. Pakistani food, though less world-renowned than India’s, engulfs the crowded market streets with the potent smell of spices and the subtle flavors of pistachio buttermilk and freshly squeezed fruit juices.

At Wagah you can watch the Indian rivalry come alive, sitting in the stadium and waving your flag as the melodrama of the daily border ceremony unfolds. In the Swat District, you can engulf yourself in Buddhist culture and amongst the verdant greenery and striking landscapes of a former hippie haven, while you’ll find the other extreme in the robust desert outposts of isolated Quetta.

Pakistan’s never been an easy place to go, and - if anything – now it’s harder than ever. Make the effort, though, and you’ll be rewarded with a vibrant culture and wealth of extraordinary scenes that make it all worthwhile. Just be careful where you head for.

Islamabad #1 most popular location
Islamabad The Beautiful It is a region-wide symbol of progress, innovation and architectural marvel. About Islamabad Combining a rich history, the confluence of many a civilisation and…
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Lahore #2 most popular location
This busy metropolis has some of Pakistan’s best sites. Lahore has been the capital of the Mughal Empire and of that of the Sikhs. Lahore is located near the only border crossing with In…
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Karachi #3 most popular location
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skardu #4 most popular location
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Gilgit #5 most popular location
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Peshawar #6 most popular location
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Naran #7 most popular location
Naran is the middle point of Kaghan Valley and it is a place where you defiantly want to spend few days of your leisure. This is the place of out-door pleasure. Here you'll depart from the ri…
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Rawalpindi #8 most popular location
Rawalpindi is a city in the Potwar Plateau near Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. The area was home to the pre-historic Soanian culture indigenous to this regio…
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Chitral #9 most popular location
The former princely capital, Chitral Town, is situated on the west bank of the Chitral River at the foot of Tirich Mir which at 7,708 m is the highest peak of the Hindu Kush. Chitral Town …
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Bhurban #10 most popular location
Lahore city #11 most popular location
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Karimabad #12 most popular location
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Muzaffarabad #13 most popular location
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Rahimyar Khan #14 most popular location
Rahim Yar Khan city is one of the few cities in the world that are still at their pioneering places since the formation like London and Damascus. It has been renamed customarily amid last 500…
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Murree #15 most popular location
Murree is known as the Queen of Hills. Murree is only an hour's drive northeast of Islamabad and an ideal getaway if you are tired of the heat of the capital. Murree is one of the most popula…
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Swat #16 most popular location
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Abbottabad #17 most popular location
Abbottabad is the most exquisite major city of Pakistan not far from Islamabad. It is north-west of Islamabad just 65 miles away on a beautful road that leads to Muzaffarabad, capital of the …
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Attock #18 most popular location
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Hunza Valley #19 most popular location
The worlds best kept scret, Hunza valley known for it is best scenry, hospitality and longevety. Hunza, a remote mountain kingdom, may have been the inspiration behind James Hilton's "Shang…
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Attock Khurd #20 most popular location
Thatta #21 most popular location
Sadiqabad #22 most popular location
The most prominent Tehsil of Rahimyar Khan District is named after Amīr Sadeq Mohammad Khan V of Bahawalpur State . The new city was inaugurated in 1948 . The geographical coordinates of Sad…
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Wagah #23 most popular location
Kaghan #24 most popular location
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Jehlum #25 most popular location
Jhelum or Jehlum is a city in northern Punjab Province, Jhelum District, Pakistan. Jhelum lies on the right bank of the Jhelum River. The 16th-century Grand Trunk Road passes through the city…
Shandur Valley #26 most popular location
Khewra #27 most popular location
Besham #28 most popular location
Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan #29 most popular location
Gujrat #30 most popular location
Gujrat is an ancient district of Pakistan located in between two famous rivers, i.e., River Jehlum and River Chenab . Because of it's proximity with the rivers the land is good for cultivatio…
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Jungle #31 most popular location
Bacha #32 most popular location
Garhwal #33 most popular location
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