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).
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.
Because of its natural splendor, the Pakistan-administered part of the disputed Kashmir area is often referred to as “Heaven on Earth.”
The country’s most populated and agriculturally productive area, including numerous ancient sites and mosques.
Most tourists come to see Karachi or the historic Mohenjo-daro ruins, but the area has a much more to offer.
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)