Pakistan is blessed with the beautiful and highest mountain ranges such as the Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush with a lot of tourist spots. The beautiful valleys of Kashmir lay on the laps of Himalaya and Gilgit-Baltistan, surrounded by the Karakoram. The Chitral valley represents the beauty of the Hindukush range. We can visit a lot of lush green valleys filled with beautiful lakes, running rivers and snowcapped mountains. Visitors can witness the ancient culture of Kalash, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir and can find the monuments of Gandhara in the valleys of the mountain ranges. The small mountain ranges also hold incredible beauty such as Hindu Raj, Safed Koh, Koh-e-Suleiman, Salt Range, Margalla Hills and Toba Kakar Range.
Pakistan is home to a variety of mountain ranges the most significant of which include Karakoram, Himalayas, and Hindu Kush. The three aforementioned mountain ranges are famous because they contain five of the world’s 14 mountains higher than 8000 meters, including the world’s second highest peak K2. Other famous peaks include Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum II. These four peaks can be viewed from Concordia, also called ‘The Throne Room of Mountain Gods’. Another famous mountain, also called the ‘Killer Mountain’ is known as Nanga Parbat situated in the Himalayan mountain range). Other less famous mountain ranges of Pakistan include Sulaiman Mountains, Hindu Raj, Margalla Hills (near Islamabad), Kirthar Range, Chagai Range, Ras Koh Range, Salt Range, Safēd Kōh, Makran Range, and Spin Ghar Mountains.
Pakistan has a long history of culturally rich tales to tell with its monuments, and they are not limited to Islam. Besides the shrines of pious Sufis, Pakistan has numerous glorious attractions belonging to different religions. For example, the grand St. Patrick's Cathedral which is one of Pakistan's largest churches and built in 18th Century to Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib, built in 1600 by the parents of Guru Nanak to Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Karachi which is said to be 1500 years old, Pakistan celebrates different religions with these historical landmarks. Holy Trinity, built in 1852 in Karachi, Christ Church, built in 1852 in Peshawar, Gurdwara Dera Sahib, built in 1606 in Lahore at the place where Guru Arjun Dev was martyred in the River Ravi and historical Hinglaj Mata Temple in Balochistan are some of the famous religious places in Pakistan. These religious sites depict the spiritual history of the entire Indian Subcontinental region, where religious personalities came from different places of the world to spread teachings of their religion. People from all over the world come to commemorate these soulful leaders.
Buddhist Religious places in Pakistan
Pakistan is one of the best places to visit if you are looking for some historical buildings. The famous Derawar Fort built in the 9th Century, and the Rohtas Fort depicts the ancient heritage background. At the same time, the Badshahi Masjid and Lahore Fort right in the vicinity of the Minar represent the rule of the Mughal emperors dating back to the 16th Century. You will get to see Shah Gardez tomb in Multan, dating back to the 12th Century. Archaeological ruins of the Mohenjo-Darotake also take us back to the history until 3000BC while Tomb of Jahangir, the Mughal emperor, and Shalimar gardens; Persian garden complex built by the Mughals in Lahore.
Pakistan has a variety of captivating metropolitan areas, each having something unique of its own. Karachi as the City of Lights, Lahore as the heart of Pakistan, Islamabad as the second most beautiful capitals of the world, and Quetta as a fairytale city, each big city has its own story to tell. You will see infrastructure depicting modern art like that of Islamabad’s Blue Area and historical art like that of Lahore’s Badshahi Masjid. Moreover, the food, culture, people, and things to do are all full of diversity, great for people who love going for an adventure with the thirst of exploring.