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Destinations in Pakistan

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Regions in Pakistan

Pakistan is divided into four provinces: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan, as well as a federal region in the northwest known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The Pakistani government has de facto control over the western portions of the disputed Kashmir area, which are divided into two political entities: Azad Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan (formerly Northern Areas).

Gilgit-Baltistan
It has some of the world’s highest mountains, as well as breathtakingly beautiful scenery, and can easily rival with Nepal in terms of trekking possibilities.

Northwest Pakistan(Khyber Pakhtunkhwaand Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA))
For some, the mountainous Pashtuns’ homeland seems intimidating and mysterious… yet underneath the surface lie some of the country’s most welcoming people. Northern Pakhtunkhwa (including Swat, Abbottabad, and other areas) is regarded as Pakistan’s most beautiful region.

Azad Kashmir
Because of its natural splendor, the Pakistan-administered part of the disputed Kashmir area is often referred to as “Heaven on Earth.”

Punjab
The country’s most populated and agriculturally productive area, including numerous ancient sites and mosques.

Sindh
Most tourists come to see Karachi or the historic Mohenjo-daro ruins, but the area has a much more to offer.

Balochistan
The province’s lack of infrastructure, which makes it the biggest and most isolated, may make travel difficult. The majority of international tourists are transiting via Quetta on their way to or from Iran.

Cities in Pakistan

  • Islamabad, the federal capital, is a relatively new planned metropolis with a considerably more “laid back” atmosphere than the other cities.
  • Faisalabad is a large Punjabi city known for its textile industry.
  • Karachi is the country’s financial capital and biggest metropolis, as well as an industrial port city and Sindh’s provincial capital.
  • Lahore, the Mughal capital, is a busy and historically significant city in Punjab that should not be overlooked.
  • Multan is known for its blue ceramics, decorative glasswork, and Khussa – a kind of footwear.
  • Muzaffarabad is the capital of Azad Kashmir and a beautiful city.
  • Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has an outlaw vibe to it and serves as the entrance to the Khyber Pass.
  • Quetta is a big, attractive, and somewhat turbulent city in the southern Pakistani province of Balochistan that you’ll travel through on your way to or from Iran.
  • Sialkot, the city of sports goods, is well-known for its export sector and is one of the region’s oldest towns.

Other destinations in Pakistan

  • The Karakoram Highway is a section of the ancient Silk Road that runs north to China.
  • Murree is a famous Himalayan hill station located one hour north of Islamabad.
  • Khewra Salt Mine is the world’s second biggest salt mine. The highway takes almost two hours to go from Islamabad to the south.
  • Mohenjo-daro is an Indus Valley Civilisation archaeological site that dates back to about 2000 BCE.
  • Taxila is a Gandharan era archaeological site (1st millennium BCE and 1st CE)

How To Travel To Pakistan

By plane The major aviation gateways to Pakistan are Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. Quetta, Gawadar, Peshawar, Sialkot, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Faisalabad, and Dera Ghazi Khan all have international airports. Many international airlines fly to Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, which are all directly linked to cities in Europe, North America,...

How To Travel Around Pakistan

With the construction of certain highways and a rise in private aircraft, getting across Pakistan has gotten considerably simpler in recent years. While cities are adequately covered, rural regions are not, with many smaller roads missing. Google Maps, in particular, has a worrisome tendency of labeling dried up river...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Pakistan

Visa restrictions:Entry will be refused to citizens of Israel with an Israeli passport. However, other passports containing Israeli stamps or visas are not problematic for entry. Citizens of 24 "Tourist Friendly Countries" (TFC) are eligible for one-month visas on arrival provided they travel with a designated/authorized tour operator who will take care...

Accommodation & Hotels in Pakistan

As a medium-income nation with a sizable middle class and a thriving domestic tourist sector, Pakistan offers a good selection of hotels to suit all budgets. International visitors are often disappointed by the cleanliness of Pakistani hotels; although the linen is usually clean, the toilets may be a little...

Things To See in Pakistan

Pakistan's attractions include the remains of ancient civilisations such as Mohenjo-daro, Harappa, and Taxila, as well as Himalayan hill stations that draw tourists from all over the globe who are interested in winter sports and natural beauty. Pakistan has many mountain peaks above 7,000 meters, including K2, and is...

Things To Do in Pakistan

Pakistan is a world-class trekking and hiking destination. Mountaineers, hikers, and visitors will find Gilgit-Baltistan to be a "mountain paradise." The area is home to some of the world's highest peaks, including five summits over 8,000 meters, many peaks over 7,000 meters, and the world's biggest glaciers outside of...

Food & Drinks in Pakistan

Food in Pakistan Pakistani cuisine is a sophisticated fusion of South Asian ethnic culinary traditions. Pakistani cuisine is renowned for its richness, with fragrant and occasionally spicy tastes, and some dishes use a lot of oil, which adds to the richness and fullness of the mouthfeel and flavor. It is...

Money & Shopping in Pakistan

Pakistan's official currency is the rupee (Rs), which is often abbreviated as Rs, and coins are produced in values of 1, 2, and 5 rupees. Rs 10 (green), Rs 20 (orange green), Rs 50 (purple), Rs 100 (red), Rs 500 (rich deep green), Rs 1000 (dark blue), and Rs...

Internet & Communications in Pakistan

If you are calling Pakistan from outside the nation, the country code is +92. In bigger districts, phone numbers are seven digits long with a two-digit city code, and in smaller districts, six digits long with a three-digit city code, for a total of nine digits (except for Azad...

Traditions & Customs in Pakistan

Pakistani customs are extremely similar to those of other Muslim and neighboring nations, especially India, with whom Pakistan has many similarities. Like other cultures in the Middle East and Central Asia, the culture has a strong history of hospitality. Guests are often treated very nicely. Pakistanis take pride in...

Language & Phrasebook in Pakistan

Urdu is the native and official language of Pakistan, and it is widely used as a lingua franca across the country. Most Pakistanis speak regional languages or dialects in addition to Urdu, including as Punjabi, Pothohari, Sindhi, Pashto (Pushtun), Balochi, Saraiki, Shina, Burushaski, Khowar, Wakhi, Hindko, and others. English is...

Culture Of Pakistan

Pakistan's civil society is primarily hierarchical, with local cultural etiquette and traditional Islamic norms guiding personal and political life. The extended family is the most basic family unit, but for socioeconomic reasons, there has been a rising tendency toward nuclear families. The Shalwar Kameez is the traditional clothing for...

History Of Pakistan

Early and medieval age Areas surrounding modern-day Pakistan were home to some of the oldest ancient human civilisations in South Asia. The first known people in the area were the Soaniduring the Lower Paleolithic, with stone implements discovered in Punjab's Soan Valley. The Indus Valley Civilisation (2800–1800 BC) at Harappa...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Pakistan

Stay Safe in Pakistan Terrorism Over the past several years, Pakistan has witnessed numerous bomb attacks on security forces and ostensibly Western institutions (such as the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad), as well as the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto upon her return from exile. These assaults are now on...

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