Pakistan has many beautiful tourist spots that are also very popular with tourists who visit the country every year. We’ve highlighted ten of the most beautiful places in Pakistan to visit, as well as tips on how to best enjoy each destination on your next trip there! It’s important to note that traveling can be dangerous and care should be taken when visiting any of these places, especially if you’re visiting them independently rather than through one of the more established tour companies that operate there.
1. Fairy Meadows
If you’re a nature lover and looking for an experience that is as close to magic as it gets in Pakistan, head to Fairy Meadows. Located high up in one of the many valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan, it is home to Rupal Valley—also known as The Valley of Flowers—which serves as a high altitude meadow that blooms every year between July and September. It’s simply breathtaking!
2. Hunza Valley
The Hunza Valley is a mountainous valley in northern Pakistan. The Karakoram Highway passes through it, and formerly caravans of pack animals would travel from China to India (and vice versa) along its edges. For about two-thirds of the year, until early June, access is only by foot or helicopter; after early June a jeep road becomes passable. During those three months when it’s inaccessible by road, supplies are flown in using small aircraft.
Nestled in the northern areas of Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan is an area of incredible natural beauty. The region boasts some of Pakistan’s most spectacular mountain ranges like the Himalayas. It is rich in culture and history. With tourist potential increasing rapidly, it may not be long before more international visitors discover Gilgit-Baltistan.
4. Shandur Lake
Located in Chitral Valley, Shandur Lake is a rare place where you can see locals competing with tourists in terms of clothing. Both men and women here wear traditional attires that make them stand out as graceful people. The Shandur Pass lies at an altitude of 4,943 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest mountains passes on earth.
5. Lahore Fort
The Lahore Fort is a Mughal fortification in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The 44-acre (180,000 m2) site is located at the confluence of the Ravi River and Chenab River. The city of Lahore was once enclosed within its walls and served as one of the primary residences for Mughal rulers for almost 300 years.
6. Swat Valley
Swat Valley is a popular tourist destination.Swat Valley is part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It lies very close to Malakand Protected Area. It is not only blessed with stunning landscapes but also has a rich cultural heritage. The beautiful places in Swat that attract tourists are Kalam, Mingora, Madyan, Saidu Sharif, Barikot, and, Charsadda among others.
7. Murree Hill Station
Murree is a small town and hill station situated in Rawalpindi District, Punjab province. It is located at an altitude of 1300 meters from sea level. Its picturesque view attracts a large number of tourists. During summer, it remains crowded due to pleasant weather. The biggest attraction of Muree Hill Station is Mount Sakesar, which rises 3 km southwest of Murree and overlooks Manchhar Lake and Kaghan Valley.
8. The Khewra Salt Mine
This salt mine has been a part of history since as early as 3500 BC. According to historians, people have been extracting salt from Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan for over 5000 years. People even mention its existence in The Mahabharata, an Indian epic poem written 2500 years ago. Due to its beautiful, stunning, and exotic nature, it is one of the top ten beautiful places to visit in Pakistan.
9. Minar-e-Pakistan National Monument
The Minar-e-Pakistan monument is dedicated to all Pakistani people who were martyred to get freedom for Pakistan. Located in Lahore, Punjab Province of Pakistan. The national monument was built by famous Pakistani architect Nayyar Ali Dada in 1972. It is considered one of the ten iconic structures of Lahore. It is a symbol of its rich cultural heritage.