Pakistan is Asian country and a part of sub-continent. Pakistan is victimized by terrorist as there were so many terrorist attacks and bomb blasts just a few years back and then Pak Army started an operation to clean all the areas of Pakistan specially Northern areas and FATA. As a result of this operation now the situation is very much under control and people can move freely even in those areas which were not safe before. Successfully hosting the PSL Final match in Lahore is also a good example that Pakistan is a safe place now to visit. In 2009 a group of terrorists attacked on Sri Lankan cricket team when they were going to Gaddafi Stadium of Lahore in a bus, since then no international match was held in Pakistan until a couple of years back Zimbabwe cricket team visited Pakistan but that did’t make any impact at that time. Now after the PSL Final match, people and tourists believes that they can visit the beautiful northern areas of Pakistan. I have selected only 3 places which are must visit points if you are planning to visit Pakistan and want to explore its beauty.
Naltar is famous for the beautiful and colorful lakes and it is like paradise on earth. This is safe place to visit and situated at the distant of 40 KM from Gilgit and it takes about 2 hours to travel from Gilgit to Naltar valley. Naltar is also famous for the world’s most delicious potatoes which are cultivated here. Naltar is also called Naltar Lake because city is famous because of this lake. Naltar is situated at an altitude of 3050m to 3150m. The valley is covered with the beautiful trees of pine and the most beautiful thing is the green mountains covered with the snow which make this part of the world the most beautiful place on earth. You should visit this place at least once in your life and then you will visit this again and again to watch heaven on the earth.
Shangrila resort, Skardu
Skardu is the main valley of Gilgit Baltistan, the most beautiful and amazing place to watch. It is situated in extreme north of Pakistan and few years back it was not the safe place but now Skardu is full of tourists and local people because of its beautiful Shangrila lake or also called Shangrila resort. People of this valley are well educated but very simple and nice. They will welcome you at their place with love and affection and they make friends with their friendly behavior. You will find a lot of big and small lakes and streams. Shangrila is about 25 minutes away from Skardu by drive and it is famous for the hearth shape lake which looks very beautiful when you see it from a high point and also its fresh blue water is eye catching. If you visit Pakistan, you must visit the Shangrila lake in Skardu.
Lake Saiful Muluk
Lake Saiful Muluk is covered with the mountains and situated at about 10,578 feet above the see level and it is considered as the heighest lake in Pakistan. It is located at the end of Kaghan Valley with Naran Valley. It is close to Mansehra district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Lake Saif ul Muluk is famous for the fairy tales and local people believes that on the 14th moon night, fairies lands on the lake to take a bath with fresh water. And they also tell the story of Prince of Persia named Shehzada Saiful Muluk who came here and fell in love with a fairy princes whose name was Shehzadi Badri Jamala who was the most beautiful fairy on this planet. This lake is covered with snow for large part of the year and only for few months people can visit this place, there is also a myth about this lake (in stories of local people) that depth of lake saiful muluk is unknown and no one is able to find the depth of this lake. Some believes that depth of the lake is about 1 kilo meters, while many other believe that it is actually 1.7 kilo meters deep. Obviously this can’t be true as a recent survey shows that this lake is about 50 meter. Anyhow, this is also very beautiful place you can visit if you are planning a tour for Pakistan.