Summer season is finally here. It is that time of the year when you plan your trips and tours to some out-of-this-world places with your friends and family. The cherry on top of the cake; You have finally got the permission for your vacation and now you are ready to have some pleasant time. The next thing you want to do is look for some marvelous vacation spots and places. We all know Europe and America are well known for their breathtaking, beautiful places. But they are pretty expensive and nobody would like to spend a fortune when you can see similar places in your own country. In fact, the vacation places in our country, especially the famous places of KPK, are much more spectacular and lovely than foreign places.
You wouldn’t believe us, would you? Trust us, KPK has some of the heavenly places on the face of this Earth. It is a great option to host you on your next trip. Seeing the attractive places of khyber pakhtunkhwa will make you forget about the crashing waterIguazu Falls, green valleys of Switzerland, or the snow-covered peaks of Nepal. To make your vacation a memorable one, there are local inhabitants and tourist guides that will guide you all the way. So, without any further ado, let us dive into some of the most famous places of khyber pakhtunkhwa.
These are the 12 Famous Places of KPK
Ayubia National Park
We will start our journey with Ayubia National Park. It has a size of 3128-hectare acres and is home to many animals and migrating birds that are prone to extinction. It is a pleasant sight to see so many near to extinct animals here such as leopards and black bears. Those who are a fan of hiking can go on pipeline tracks for hiking and trekking. The track goes through all of Ayubia Park and leads to Dunga Gali. It is also home to hills dressed in pine and mesmerizing scenes of the beautiful River Jhelum.
Kumrat Valley is surely the secret heaven on Earth. This remote place is not known to many tourists and foreigners. That is why they miss out on this place while planning their trips. But locals are aware of the valley and therefore often visit it. The Panjkora river, which originates in the Hindu Kush mountains, runs through Kumrat this Valley. Overall, the valley is densely green and extraordinarily lush.
Located in Swat Valley, Gabin Jabba is one of the most incredible places in KPK. We are confident you wouldn’t have seen a tourism spot like this one. It is a great place for camping with your friends and family. At night, you can observe that the sky is crystal clear while little bright stars sparkling everywhere. Whatsmore, you can enjoy seeing the jewel blue stream of Daral Lake and Saidgai Lake in this region.
This tourist attraction of KPK is mostly known for its skiing in the winter season. Located more than 9,000 feet above sea level, Malam Jabba is situated in the Hindu Kush range of Swat valley and is a wonderful ski resort. Here, you can enjoy skating, snow tubing, and skiing with foreigners and professionals on firm and thick snow. The best time to visit Malam Jabba is the start of January and the end of March as the skiing season begins in this part of the year.
Kalash Valley comprises many stunning valleys such as Ayun, Broghil, and Goleen valley that will make you their forever admirer. Situated in Chitral, the valley is as beautiful as its people. It is so because here you will find men wearing charming feather caps and lovely women dressed up in their traditional embroidered dresses. This picturesque valley also hosts many festivals, shows and has its own centuries-old language and enchanting culture.
Saif-ul-Muluk Lake is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. It is like a treat for your eyes that will compel you to keep on patting them to process its unrealistic beauty. Thanks to its hypnotizing views of the sky, high mountains, and untouched natural environment, many foreign tourists are constantly visiting this place. Words are not enough to describe its beauty and appealing views. You can either relax in its peaceful and calm ambiance or hike around the lake to explore nearby places.
While planning your vacations, you have to remember Thandiani. The name thandiani means a very cold place. But this hill station’s climate is not that cold as its name suggests. Still, this hill station has a plethora of astounding views and magnificent areas that will curb the gasp out of you and your companions. This divine place is surrounded by tall primeval pine trees and offers aesthetic landscapes. Here, you can find cute animals such as squirrels, monkeys, pine marten, and Pheasants running and roaming here and there in the area.
We are sure you must have heard about this place from people. Nathia Gali is a captivating hill resort in Galiyat region. It is clad in maple, oak and walnut trees. Surrounded by lush green lofty mountains, this place is replete with peace, calmness, and greenery. Nathia Gali is close to Murree and Abbottabad, two fine tourist places in Pakistan. Head out during the summer season of May-August for having the best time of your life.
Shogran is very pleasant and warm in the summer season but gets extremely cold in the winter season. It is a unique valley that beats all other valleys of Pakistan (without a doubt they are enchanting too!). Shogran is full of rich green meadows that surprise you during your journey. Words are not enough to describe its splendid, cool weather and marvellous mountain scenery. The valley opens a complete array of sublime features, from fauna and flora to awe-inspiring surroundings, making it a heart of greenery in khyber pakhtunkhwa.
Located in between Chitral of KPK and Gupis-Yasin District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Shandur Pass is the host to the annual Shandur Polo Festival. It is renowned for its polo matches played at the Shandur Polo Ground on Shandur Top. The festival lasts for three days and is held from the 7th of July to the 9th of July of every year. It is called the Roof of the World. You cannot miss out on this place if you are a polo fan. Its natural beauty and majestic landscapes are a plus.
Say hello to nature that you cannot see anywhere else in the world. This exquisite place has lots of things to offer in a single package: its intrinsic beauty, wonderful glimpses of surrounding and nearby places, and the “wow” sights of Kashmir valley can be seen from here. It is located in the hilly areas of Abbottabad and known to be the 2nd highest hill of Galyat. You have to explore the blue water pond at the top which casts a fascinating reflection of trees and sky.
You might need a ticket and passport to go to Switzerland but you only need a car and a bunch of best friends to visit Switzerland in Pakistan. Do you think we’re kidding? No, a big NO. Swat Valley is called the Switzerland of Pakistan, dedicated to being one of the easily accessible northern areas and dense greenest valleys. Swat Valley is a promise of dreams of many and is attributed as one of the highly recommended attractions of khyber pakhtunkhwa.
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Your own country has various lovely and majestic tourism places, especially in khyber pakhtunkhwa, that will save you a trip to Europe. The list doesn’t end at Swat valley, it goes on but we have provided you with the assortment of the most highly rated and famous places of khyber pakhtunkhwa. Visit any of them and you will have the best time of your entire life.
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