Wanderlust
10 Places In Pakistan You Must Visit This Winter
Source: pakwheels.com
Published: Nov 28, 2015

Pakistan is full of beautiful landscapes. While most of the tourist destinations are lush green and easily accessible during the summers, winters give an extremely breathtaking outlook to some places. This winter you must take a trip to these places in Pakistan:

1. Quetta

Quetta is one of the most underrated and exceptionally beautiful cities in Pakistan. Quetta get very cold during the winters. It is known as the fruit garden of Pakistan because of the delectable Pashtun cuisine, fruits and dry fruits it offers. The interesting Buzkashi festival is held in Quetta every year in which two teams on horse-back attempt to snatch a goat from each other.

Source: The Buzkashi festival in Quetta. Photo: Dost Pakistan
Source: The Buzkashi festival in Quetta. Photo: Dost Pakistan

2. Gilgit

Surrounded by scenic beauty, Gilgit is the most famous tourist destination in Pakistan. Gilgit is surrounded by many valleys like Astore, Naltar, and Haramosh which provide absolutely spectacular views. Gilgit is home to beautiful  and friendly people. The culture, beauty and fruits of this region will make you want to visit this place repeatedly.

Source: pamirtimes.net
Source: pamirtimes.net

3. Hunza

Often referred to as Heaven on Earth, Hunza is the most beautiful place in Pakistan. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains like Ultar Sar, Hunza Peak and Passu Peak. You can also go trekking on one of the mountains. The valley offers many beautiful places to visit like Rakaposhi Base Camp, Diran Base Camp, Hoper Glacier, Passue and Gulmit, Khunjrab Pass, Atta Abad lake and Nagar Valley.

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Source: pakwheels.com

4. Murree

Most Pakistani families head to Murree for summer and winter vacations. You can head to Murree for an astonishing experience of snowfall. Most popular tourist attractions at Murree Hills are Dunga Gali, Muskpuri Hill, Nathia Gali, Bara Gali and Mall Road.

Source: defence.pk
Source: defence.pk

5. Sawat Valley

Sawat is known as the mini-Switzerland in Pakistan for all the obvious reasons! It is famous for beautiful places like Mahodand lake and valley, Ushu valley and Ushu Forest, Malam Jabba, Madyan, Kalam Valley, Buner and Dir. Winters are amazing in this region.

Source: flickr.com
Source: flickr.com

6. Gorakh Hill

Did you know that the province of Sindh has its own hill station? All you have to do is travel to Dadu to see it. It is Sindh’s highest point and lies on the border of Sindh and Balochistan. Although the roads to this place are in poor condition, when one reaches Gorakh Hill Station, the journey becomes worth it. The hill station also receives minimal snowfall.

Source: dostpakistan.pk
Source: dostpakistan.pk

7. Kalash Valley

Resting in the Chitral District, this heaven is home to the Kalasha tribe. They construct their homes with logs on the hill sides. The valley is not only famous for its beauty but also the colorful lifestyle, culture and festivals.

Source: Iqbal Khatri
Source: Iqbal Khatri

8. Ziarat

Ziarat is a famous holiday resort of Balochistan and nearly every trip from Karachi to Quetta stops at Ziarat. There is a good water supply, and the hills around are well-wooded and picturesque. A visit to Quetta is incomplete without a trip to Ziarat.  It receives enough snowfall during the winter.

Source: en.wikipedia.org
Source: en.wikipedia.org

9. Abbottabad

Abbottabad is a city located in the Hazara region in KPK. It is known for its beauty and pleasant weather, and is surrounded by hills.

Source: photos.onepakistan.com
Source: photos.onepakistan.com

10. Neelum Valley

Running through the Lesser Himalaya, the Neelam River valley has excellent scenic beauty, panoramic views, towering hills on both sides of the noisy Neelum River, lush green forests, enchanting streams and attractive surroundings make the valley a dream come true.

Source: pakwheels.com
Source: pakwheels.com

Pack your bags and head out to one of these places NOW!