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Winter destinations – Mesmerizing places in Pakistan


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

18th Jan, 2020. 11:16 pm
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Winter destinations

Pakistan is one of the favorite winter destinations for tourist across the globe and it enchants travelers towards its mesmerizing peaks.

Pakistan is one of the most scenic countries in the world, blessed with some of the highest mountains, astonishing plains and mesmerizing rivers and oceans. Four seasons of the year are a blessing of nature for us. There are only a handful of countries all over the globe that are able to experience all four seasons and enjoy the various offerings as a result of the changes in weather.

We have created a list of some best travel destinations in Pakistan for all seasons, especially in winter season.

Winterland Karachi

Pir Sohawa – Islamabad

Pir Sohawa is located at the top of Margalla Hills, it offers a panoramic view of Islamabad and is home to the original location of the famous restaurant Monal. It is the go-to-resort with a mind-blowing view of the capital city of Pakistan. Winters are especially fun here as it gives you option of fine dining there with best view possible.

Gorakh Hill – Dadu, Sindh

Who says Sindh doesn’t have its own hill station? It does actually and all you need to do is to travel to Dadu to witness it. Also known as ‘Murree of Sindh’, Gorakh Hill station lies on the border of Sindh and Baluchistan. It receives minimal snowfall but temperature in winter falls below zero and you find yourself in an icy, cold night!

Quetta – Baluchistan

Quetta is the capital city of Baluchistan, which is the largest province of Pakistan. The city is famous for the Pashtun delicacies that comprise of delicious fruits, both dry and fresh. As a result, Quetta is known as the fruit garden of Pakistan. Although it gets pretty cold in the winter season, Quetta offers an alluring sight to the travelers that makes it a must-visit destination.

Ziarat Valley – Baluchistan

Ziarat valley is located in Ziarat District, Baluchistan. It is basically a hill station that is located at an altitude of 8000 feet. The valley is home to the world’s second largest Juniper forest with some of its trees being the oldest in the world. A stunning view, which is certainly enchanting, is provided to the travelers when the area is covered with a blanket of snow in the winter season.

It is also famous for Ziarat residency, which was last resting place of the father of the nation – Qauid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

 Hunza Valley – Gilgit Baltistan

Hunza is also reffered as heaven on Earth, it is situated at an approximate distance of 100 kilometers from Gilgit. Hunza is a valley in the region of Gilgit Baltistan and is situated at the North/ West side of the Hunza River.

The valley is surrounded by various mountain peaks and provides a stunning view in the winter season when the snow encases these mountains in a white blanket. Cold yes but definitely an experience one needs at least once in a lifetime.

Leepa Valley – Azad Kashmir

Leepa Valley is located at a distance of 45 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, the Leepa Valley is considered to be one the most stunning wonders that Azad Kashmir has. The valley is surrounded by mountains. The pine trees which cover these mountains provide an attractive pull in the winter season when snow decides to wrap them in its white blanket.

Malam Jabba – Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa

Malam Jabba is the only ski resort in Pakistan and is a popular tourist destination where tourists head to in order to enjoy the winter season. It is equipped with various tourist facilities including chair lift, ice-skating rinks and skiing platforms.

Murree – Punjab

Murree or better known as ‘Malka e Kohsar’ – is Pakistan’s most famous tourist destination and it is flooded by tourists in winters. It receives good snowfall in the winter season which is its biggest attraction besides being easily accessible and economical. Changla Gali, Dunga Gali, Bara Gali, Pindi Point, Patriata and the iconic Mall Road are the most popular areas of Murree Hills that are covered with a blanket of snow in winters.

 

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