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Top Ten Tourist Destinations in Pakistan


Top Ten Tourist Destinations

Nature has blessed Pakistan with many famous locations. Whether in the Northern Areas or the Kashmir, its tourist destinations are popular throughout the world for their sky-high mountains, lush green valleys, enormous rivers, beautiful lakes, and forests with rare wildlife treasure. Among the top ten major tourist attractions of Pakistan are the Paradise on Earth Neelum Valley, mini Switzerland Swat, and the Mountain Kingdom Hunza.

The following is a list of the top ten best places in Pakistan.

Neelum Valley

Neelum Valley is a 144-kilometer-long bow-shaped valley, to the North and North-East of Muzaffarabad. The city of Muzaffarabad lies on the banks of the Neelum river. With its lush green areas, springs, streams, lakes,l and snowy mountain peaks, Neelum valley is one of the most appealing tourist destinations of Azad Kashmir. Some of its most popular tourist attractions are listed below.

  • Dhani Waterfall
  • Athmuqam
  • Kundal Shahi
  • Kutton
  • Jagran
  • Dowarian
  • Jura
  • Karen
  • Upper Neelum
  • Shounter Lake
  • Ratti Galli Lake
  • Saral Lake
  • Baboon Top
  • Noori Top
  • Tehjian
  • Sharda
  • Kel,
  • Arrang Kel
  • Surgan
  • Halmet
  • Taobut
  • Machiara National Park

Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley is a mountainous valley in Gilgit-Baltistan. It was once a princely state. This valley lies on the Northern and Western banks of Hunza river. they’re valley is 2,500 metres above sea level. Hunza is divided into three regions.

  • Upper Hunza (Gojal)
  • Central Hunza
  • Lower Hunza

Hunza Valley has a few stunning locations.

  • Rakaposhi Base Camp
  • Diran Base Camp
  • Hoper Glacier
  • Passu
  • Gulmit
  • Khunjrab Pass
  • Attabad Lake
  • Nagar Valley

Swat Valley

Swat valley exits in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It lies in the Hindukush mountain range. Tourists fondly refer it as “Mini Switzerland” of Pakistan. The main tourist attractions are listed below.

  • Mahodand Lake
  • Kandol Lake
  • Ushu Valley
  • Ushu Forest
  • Malam Jabba
  • Matiltan
  • Gabriel
  • Fizaghat
  • Madyan
  • Kalam Valley
  • Boner
  • Dir
  • Kumrat

Kalash Valley

Kalash is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chitral. This valley has link history with Greek civilization. The religion and culture of Kalash is distinct. This is an incredible place to visit. The villages are mainly along the banks of streams and rivers. People build houses in the form of rough logs. Kalashi are upbeat people and they celebrate so many festivals such as Chilam Joshi (spring festival), Choimus (winter festival) and Uchal (summer festival).

Kaghan Valley

Kaghan is a beautiful valley in Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwac. It draws a large number of tourists from all over Pakistan. This top most captivating tourist destination lies in the foothills of the lower Himalayan mountain range. The valley is full of beautiful and appealing spots.

  • Shogran
  • Jared
  • Naran
  • Saif-ul-Malook
  • Dudipatsar
  • Lulu Sar
  • Babusar Pass


Murree is a summer mountain resort. During the British Raj, it served as the summer capital of the Punjab province. People visit in the summer to enjoy the beautiful scenery yet in the winter to enjoy the lively snowfall. Main tourist attractions of Murree are Bhurban and Patriata. Galiyat is another captivating and scenic wonder. Other noteworthy points are as follows.

  • Dunga Gali
  • Mushkpuri
  • Nathia Gali
  • Bara Gali
  • Ghora Gali
  • Jhika Gali
  • The Mall Road


Shandur, which is approximately 3,738 metres above sea level, has the highest Polo ground on the planet. It lies between Chitral and Gilgit. Shandur Polo Festival held here every year. This is the most popular tourist attraction of the region. The polo ground is about 168 kilometres from main town of Chital and is accessible by jeep track. Due to heavy snowfall, the road to Shandur remains closed during the winter.

Pearl Valley

Rawalakot, also known as Pearl valley, is a stunning location in Azad Kashmir. It is about 80 kilometres from Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Rawalakot is a summer resort, while it is cold and chilly in the winter. The main tourist attractions of the valley are listed below.

  • Banjosa Lake
  • Toli Pir
  • Poonch River
  • Tatta Pani


Ziarat is in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It is a popular holiday resort. The surrounding hills are lush and picturesque. A trip to Quetta would be incomplete without a stop in Ziarat. It is the home of hosting the Quaid-e-Azam residency. Ziarat is extremely cool in the summer and receives a lot of snow in the winter.

Jhelum Valley

This valley is less travelled but abundant in natural beauty. The Jhelum River winds its way from East to West through the high green mountains. Leepa is the most beautiful, fascinating and lovely location in the Jhelum valley. Its lush green rice fields and traditional wooden Kashmiri houses give tourists a wonderful view of the area. Walnuts, apples, cherries and honey of Leepa are really famous and in high demand. The following are popular tourist attractions in Jhelum valley.

  • Chikar
  • Chinari
  • Leepa
  • Chakothi
  • Ghari Dupatta
  • Cham Waterfall
  • Zalzal Lake

So this is my list of top ten places in Pakistan. What’s yours?

Author: Fehmeeda Farid Khan

Ten Ten Tourist Destinations in Pakistan


Tourist Destinations in Pakistan

Top Ten Tourist Destinations in Pakistan

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About Fehmeeda Farid Khan

A freelancer, blogger, content writer, translator, tour consultant, proofreader, environmentalist, social mobilizer, poetess and novelist. As a physically challenged person, she extends advocacy on disability related issues. She's masters in Economics and Linguistics along with B.Ed.

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