From a nature perspective, Pakistan looks like the spoiled brat of the subcontinent – blessed with scintillating natural beauty and a beautiful culture, but always troubled by its conflicts with India, political instability and terrorism. This is why the country is only visited by the most hardened travelers, a few lucky ones who actually get to see it for all its beauty.
Had it not been for safety concerns, the Karakoram would have easily featured in a list of the most visited highways on the planet. Considered to be a remarkable feat of engineering, the Karakoram Highway stretches from Kashgar to the Northwest Frontier. It offers unparalleled views of Nanga Parbat and the Hunza Valley and has been literally carved out of the Karakoram Mountains.
An Unexplored History
Some of the best attractions in Pakistan make you look back into its rich and beautiful history towards ancient civilizations and jaw-dropping architectural feats. A few places you must see while in the country include the Shah Faisal Masjid, the most beautiful mosque in the country, the Lahore Fort and the ancient ruins of Mohenjo-daro and Taxila, both famous as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you’re incredibly lucky, you might also get to see the Khyber Pass, a pass that connects Pakistan to Afghanistan, famous for its astonishing beauty.