Top 10 Tourism Destinations in Pakistan for International Visitors
Recently nominated as the top tourism destination in the world, Pakistan is a sublime destination to explore some of the glorious and breathtaking geographic features of the world. Considering this, the international visitors coming to Pakistan has been awestruck by its tremendous beauty and cultural value.
A large number of vloggers have visited Pakistan recently, and many have reported that the people of Pakistan have massive hearts. All Pakistanis are welcoming, and many don’t even take money from international visitors for the local food or services.
This article includes the top 10 tourism destinations in Pakistan that are a must visit if you have arrived at Pakistan from abroad.
Hawke’s Bay Karachi
The general trend while visiting Pakistan for the first time is to land in Karachi which is in the extreme south of the country. With a population over 20 Million, this city is ranked as the biggest city in Pakistan. As it is located at the coast of Arabian Sea, it has some of the best beaches in the region with opportunities for horse riding, swimming, and camel riding as well. After visiting this destination, you can also enjoy the delicious food in Karachi where the biryani is considered to be worth tasting.
Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
Whilst moving upwards to the north, the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar is another destination that provides visitors with a brilliant opportunity to explore the local culture and Sufi tradition. This shrine is located in Sindh province of Pakistan, and the region is a classical example of folk and Sufism in the subcontinent.
The Indus Valley Civilization
Although many people around the world are not aware of this fact, but the ruins of Indus Valley Civilization are located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Named as Sindh in Urdu, this Indus Valley civilization comprises of the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro is one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, even older the Egyptian Mesopotamian civilization.
City of Saints Multan
While entering into the province of Pakistan, you must visit the city of Multan. This city is one of the oldest cities in the country with a rich history and cultural context. This city is also referred to as the city of saints because you will find multiple shrines and tombs in this beautiful city dating back to the times of Muslim Rulers in the subcontinent.
Kartarpur Corridor in Pakistan
The Kartarpur Corridor is a recently developed site for Sikh religious tourism in Pakistan. This site has been completed a few months ago, and a large number of Sikh are coming in from all over the world in order to pay homage to their religious leader. This site holds massive significance as it is one of the top religious tourism destinations in the world, and you experience a soothing and beautiful scene of Sikhs worshipping their religious saint.
The Classical and Modern Parts of Lahore
Moving further north, the city of Lahore is a must visit destination in Pakistan. With a number of tourist friendly locations, this destination provides visitors with both a classical as well as a modern experience. The food outlets in Lahore are unmatched both in quantity and quality than anywhere else in the world, and the ancient sites such as Badshahi Mosque and Lal Qila are splendid to visit for international visitors.
Monal Restaurant Islamabad
Moving towards Islamabad, the Capital city of Pakistan, the visitors are advised to visit the Monal restaurant located in the Margalla Hills. This tourist destination in Islamabad provides visitors with a jaw-dropping scene of the entire city. Having a dinner at Monal restaurant at night can truly provide you with a unforgettable experience.
Muree Hill Station and Nathi Gali
In the north of Islamabad lies the famous Muree Hill Station that is a mainstream tourism destination for visitors from all over the country. This destination is popular because of its brilliant climate, tremendous mountainous features, and beautiful village-like infrastructures. This destination is no less than a European tourist destinations with brilliant scenic views and splendid sights.
Naran Kaghan Hills in Pakistan
Located at a few hours distance from Muree Hills, the Naran Kaghan hills are considered to be the epitome of mountainous beauty in Pakistan. This splendid destination is considered to be a fantastic destination to spend your summers as the overall climate is cool and calm. In the winters, this site is loaded with snowfall and access is very difficult. However, in summers, this destination welcomes thousands of tourists with iconic beauty and exotic recreation.
The last and best tourism destination in Pakistan is Gilgit Baltistan. Although this location is in the extreme north of the country, this destination is home to some of the world’s tallest peaks, high altitude deserts, beautiful lakes, and iconic tourism infrastructures. The Hunza Valley is one of top visited places in this region, and a number of hotels and restaurants have been built to welcome tourists from all over the world.