100 Reasons to Visit Pakistan
Republic of Pakistan is a country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 199 million people, it is the sixth most populous country and it is the 36th largest country in the world in terms of area. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometer coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest and China in the far northeast respectively. Here are 50 reasons to visit Pakistan.
Old Silk Road
The Beating Retreat ceremony at Wagah from Lahore
One of the World’s Newest Islands!
A massive earth-quake on September 24th 2013, formed World’s Newest Island off the coast of Pakistan. It was a wondrous site for many local villagers as they were the first to notice it.
The Largest Man-Made Forest!
Changa Manga, is named after two bandits of the 19th century. It has the largest planted forest in the World. Riding a steamer train, you can enjoy the unique wildlife while sipping away your cup of chai!
To feel the warmth of Pakistani hospitality
To shop at the famous Anarkali and Liberty markets
The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore was commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The real name of the mosque as written in calligraphy on marble above the entrance gate is read as Masjid Abul Zafar Muhy-ud-Din Mohammad Alamgir Badshah Ghazi.
The Lahore Fort, locally referred to as the Shahi Qila, is a citadel in the city of Lahore, Punjab. It is located in the northwestern corner of the Walled City of Lahore in Iqbal Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in Pakistan.
The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in the national capital city of Islamabad.
Mazar-e-Quaid, also known as the Jinnah Mausoleum or the National Mausoleum, is the final resting place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Shalimar Gardens, Lahore
The Shalimar Gardens, sometimes written as Shalamar Gardens, is a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore. Construction began in 1641 AD and was completed the following year.
PAF Museum, Karachi
PAF Museum, Karachi is an Air Force museum and park situated near Karsaz Flyover on Shahra-e-Faisal in Karachi, Sindh.
The Lahore Museum, was originally established in 1865-66 on the site of the hall or building of the 1864 Punjab Exhibition and later shifted to its present site located on The Mall, Lahore, Punjab, in 1894.
Frere Hall is one of the many remnant buildings of the British colonial era that still exist in Karachi, Sindh.
Mohenjo-daro is an archeological site in the province of Sindh. Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization
Wazir Khan Mosque
The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, is famous for its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as 'a mole on the cheek of Lahore'.
The Mohatta Palace is located in Karachi, Sindh. It was built by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, a Hindu Marwari businessman from modern day Rajasthan in India, as his summer home in 1927.
Rawal Lake in Pakistan is an artificial reservoir that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Lok Virsa Museum
Lok Virsa Museum is situated in Islamabad. It displays the cultural heritage of Pakistani people. The living style of the different areas of Pakistan is exhibited here in statues, pictures, pottery, music and textile work.
Minar-e-Pakistan is a public monument located in Iqbal Park which is one of the largest urban parks in Lahore, Punjab.
Clifton Beach or Seaview is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, located on the Arabian Sea. It is one of the neighborhoods of Clifton, Saddar Town.
Pir Sohawa is a rapidly developing tourist resort located 17 kilometers from Islamabad on top of Margalla Hills.
National Museum of Pakistan
Pakistan Maritime Museum
Pakistan Maritime Museum is a naval museum and park situated near PNS Karsaz on Habib Ebrahim Rehmatoola Road in Karachi. The main museum building is located inside the park of 28 acres. It comprises six galleries and an auditorium.
The Empress Market is a famous marketplace situated in the Saddar Town locality of Karachi. The market traces its origins to the British Raj era, when it was first constructed.
Tomb of Jahangir
The Tomb of Jahangir is a mausoleum built for Jahangir, who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1605 to 1627. The mausoleum is located in Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Punjab.
Karachi Safari Park
Karachi Safari Park, opened in 1970, is a public funded 'family-only' safari park covering an area of 148 acres, located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Sindh.
Lahore Zoo in Lahore, Punjab, established in 1872, one of the largest zoos in South Asia. It is currently managed by the Wildlife and Parks department of the Government of Pakistan.
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park is a water park located in Lahore, Punjab. It is one of the few water-themed amusement parks in the city. It is a point of interest. There are three pools in this park.
Islamabad Zoo, previously Marghazar Zoo, is an 82-acre zoo in Islamabad Capital Territory.
Lake Saiful Muluk
Saiful Muluk is a mountainous lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, near the town of Naran. It is in the north east of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
Founded in the 1st CE, since 2004, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list.
Ayubia National Park
Ayubia National Park is a protected area of 3,312 hectares located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northern Pakistan. It was declared a national park in 1984.
Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world's largest fort with a circumference of approximately 26 kilometres.
Patriata also known as New Murree is a hill station in northern Punjab. It is situated 15 km south-east of Murree hill.
Moti Masjid, one of the "Pearl Mosques", is a 17th-century religious building located inside the Lahore Fort. It is a small, white marble structure built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and is among his prominent extensions to the Lahore Fort Complex.
It was constructed by Emperor Jahangir as a monument to Mansiraj, his favorite pet deer or antelope.
Chauburji is one of the most famous monuments among the structures and buildings of the Mughal era in the city of Lahore, Punjab, .
Taxila Museum is located at Taxila, Punjab.
The Chaukhandi tombs form an early Islamic cemetery situated 29 km east of Karachi, close to the N-5 National Highway near Landhi Town in Pakistan. The tombs are remarkable for their elaborate sandstone carvings.
Sandspit Beach is situated south west of Karachi, Sindh,. It is a very famous tourist spot. The sea at Sandspit is very calm and quiet from October to March and very rough during the monsoon.
Hanna Lake is a lake near Quetta city in Balochistan Province, in southwestern Pakistan.
Manora or Manoro is a small peninsula located just south of the Port of Karachi, Sindh. Manora is connected to the mainland by a 12 kilometer long causeway called the Sandspit.
M. M. Alam Road
M. M. Alam road is a major road in Lahore, Punjab, named in honour of flying ace of Pakistan Air Force, Air Commodore Muhammad Mahmood Alam. It runs from Main Market to Firdous Market in Gulberg.
Port Grand Food and Entertainment Complex is a recreational area built in Karachi, Sindh, along the waterfront of the 19th century Native Jetty Bridge that connects the Karachi Port Trust to Keamari.
Data Durbar Complex
Data Darbar, located in the city of Lahore, Punjab, is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in South Asia. It houses the remains of a Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery. He is said to have lived on the site in the 11th century.
Charna Island "is a small uninhabited Pakistani island located in the Arabian Sea, about 9 km west of the mouth of the Hub river, at the boundary between the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh. Charna is approximately 1.2 km long and 0.5 km wide.
Pak Tea House
Pak Tea House is an intellectual tea–café located in Lahore, Punjab.
Arabian Sea Country Club
The Arabian Sea Country Club, is a recreational club with a golf course and several other sporting facilities, located in Karachi, Sindh.
Masjid e Tooba
Masjid e Tooba or Tooba Mosque is in Karachi, Sindh, and is locally known as the Gol Masjid. Masjid e Tooba was built in 1969 in Defence Housing Society Karachi, Karachi. It is just off main Korangi Road.
Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum
Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum also known as Begum Shahi Mosque is a mosque situated in the Walled City of Lahore, Punjab. It was built by Emperor Jahangir, in the honour of his mother Begum Mariam-uz-Zamani,wife of Mughal Emperor, Akbar.
Karachi Golf Club
The Karachi Golf Club, is a golf course situated in Karsaz. The 27-hole golf course is the oldest golf club in Pakistan.
Satpara Lake is a natural lake near Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, which supplies water to Skardu Valley. It is fed by the Satpara Stream.
Pakistan Museum of Natural History
Pakistan Museum of Natural History, established in 1976, is a public museum of natural history situa.ted in Islamabad
The Noor Mahal is a palace in Bahawalpur, Punjab. It was built in 1872 like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines, at a time when modernism had set in. It belonged to the Nawab of Bahawalpur princely state, during British Raj.
To listen to the serene music of Coke Studio Pakistan.
Mutton chops, biryani and haleem on Lahore’s iconic Food Street, goat trotters at Phajje ke Paye near Heera Mandi, naan khatai with a secret ingredient at Khalifa Bakers, giant keema qatlamas, kulfi falooda in old Anarkali Bazaar, chapli kebabs in Peshawar’s Namak Mandi, nihari and qorma on Karachi’s Burns Road, parathas at the legendary Bundoo Khan, among other food.
To experience the grandeur of a Pakistani wedding.
Methoka Water Falls
The traditional Lahori food is only one part of the experience of dining at this rooftop restaurant from which you can look out at Badshahi Masjid, Lahore Fort and the Gurudwara.
Katas Raj Temples
Believed to belong to the age of the Mahabharata, this cluster of seven temples (Satgraha) dedicated to Shiva is centred on a sacred pond, said to have been formed by Shiva’s tears of grief when his wife Sati died.
Khewra Salt Mines
Located off the motorway between Islamabad and Lahore, in the Jhelum district, these are the world’s second largest salt mines.
Sukkur Bridge - An architectural masterpiece!
The coastal area of Makran, is a stretch of semi-dessert coastline
It is a sparsely-populated land where mountains meet the sea, and the dessert. With little rainfall, you will be missing out on the all year round sun!
Fairy Meadows is grassland in the Northern Region of Pakistan also declared as a National Park.
Manghopir is a rural subdivision of the greater Karachi region. It has a Sufi shrine mostly attended by Pakistanis of African origin. The shrine has hundreds of friendly crocodiles who are fed by humans without ever being bitten. The yearly festival of the shrine celebrates the birth of the saint with a traditional dance and Sufi music!
Experience dynamic cultural extravaganza
Listen to Qawwalis like never before
The drive along countryside
The Boat Rides
The Hussaini-Borit Lake Bridge
The Hussaini-Borit Lake bridge is considered as one of the most dangerous bridges in Pakistan as it’s very old, narrow, missing planks and high above the lake.
The colorful, lively streets
Experience polo at the “roof of the world”
Watching a traditional polo match is an experience in itself- a show of dexterity by both humans and mighty horses. But the thrill is heightened-literally when a match takes place on Shandur Top- a flat plateau which is called the “roof of the world.” One of those experiences which only Pakistan can give you.
The British built this example of Venetian Gothic architecture in the 19th century to use as a Town Hall of sorts. Today, the beautifully preserved building houses one of Karachi’s biggest libraries, with over 70,000 books, rare manuscripts, journals and more.
Kalash Valley is one of the major tourist attractions in Pakistan. This is situated in the Chitral district of Pakistan. This valley has a historic background but its history has controversies. Kelash is actually a very old Greek civilization. The people belonging to this civilization are called ‘The Kelash’.
The Kaghan Valley is a beautiful valley in the north-east of Mansehra District.
Shimshal Lake - With a heart
Located in Hunza Valley, Shimshal lake could just be the most romantic place in Pakistan.
This is a summer hill station, summer resort and is sitated in Murree, the subdivision of Rawalpindi District.
Quetta is one of the best tourist places in Pakistan. Quetta is the best place to visit in Pakistan. There are so many beautiful and famous places to visit in Quetta.
Phander, Ghizer Valley
Astola is Pakistan’s largest offshore island and is a part of the Pasni subdistrict of Gwadar District in Balochistan.
Dudipatsar Lake, Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park
This beauty is located at the northern end of Kaghan Valley. It is in the north-east of Mansehra Division of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
Ghizer River, Phandar Valley
Pakistan is blessed with loads of magical golden granular materials that make up the desert! Located in Sindh, Tharparkar is one of the five major deserts of the country and is the only fertile desert in the world.
Paye Meadows Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sunset at Chiffron Base Camp, Biafo Glacier, Baltistan
Baltoro Glacier, Baltistan
Deosai National Park
The Bolan Railway Express Line (Quetta-Sibbi Section)
The View of Lahore Grand Mosque From The Balcony Of Lahore Fort during Sunset
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