Monday, August 29, 2011

Beauty of Pakistan

 This post is to showing you the beautiful places some of which even Pakistanis don’t know. These are the world’s most beautiful places. Have a look and share your thoughts in comments section after the end of article. Maybe it's the reason why Osama choose this country to live.

Uli Biaho Tower, Pakistan
It is a peak near Trango Towers and Baltoro Glacier in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. It consists of two main peaks, Uli Biaho Tower (listed by Roskelley as 19,957 feet, and by Kopold as 6109 m (20,058 feet)); and Uli Biaho Peak (Kopold: 6417 m), which as of 2006 was unclimbed.

Gwadar, Pakistan
It is a developing port city in Balochistan, Pakistan. Gwadar is strategically located between three increasingly important regions: the oil-rich Middle East, heavily populated South Asia and the economically emerging and resource-laden region of Central Asia. Gwadar is the location of the Gwadar Port, a warm-water, deep sea port. Gwadar is located on the Gulf of Oman close to the entrance of the Persian Gulf, about 460 kilometres west of Karachi.

It is the second-highest mountain on Earth, only after Mount Everest. It has a peak elevation of 8,611 m [28,251 feet]. K2 has never been climbed in winter.

Nanga Parbat.
It is the ninth highest mountain on Earth and among the eight-thousanders with a summit elevation of 8,126 meters (26,660 ft). It is also an immense, dramatic peak that rises far above its surrounding terrain.

Laila Peak, Hushe, Karakoram Range, Pakistan
It has a distinctive spear-like shape. One of the most beautiful & scenic snow covered mountain of the world. The Laila peak has been climbed only twice.

Rakaposhi, Pakistan
Rakaposhi is also known as Dumani [Mother of Mist]. It is situated in the Nagar valley

Karamber Lake. 
Karambar Pass marks the boundary between the Chitral and Ishkoman Districts of Pakistan. The Karmabar Lake is almost 3 km long approx and it is 4300 meters above sea level. The flowers of autumns are worth seeing on this lake.

 Passu Peaks, Hunza, Pakistan.
Mysterious mountains stand like a wall between Hunza river and valley.

railway track from "Rohri to Quetta"
This is an amazing view of a tunnel and bridge over a river on the railway track from “Rohri to Quetta”. This track passes through 20 tunnels and over 368 bridges. It’s the longest Railway gradient of world, and most scenic Railway ride of Asia. This track also extends from Quetta to Turkey through Iran!

 Dudiptsar Lake, Kaghan Valley, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
The word “dudi” means white and “sar” means lake. This name has been given to the lake because of the white color of snow at surrounding peaks. In summer the water of the lake reflects like a mirror. The word “sar” is used with the name of each lake in the area, translating as ‘lake.’ It is the crown of all lakes of Kaghan valley. The fact that it cannot be accessed through any vehicle has so far kept it in with its original charm and matchless beauty. The trek to Dudipat starts from Besal which is at a distance of around 55 kms from Naran and is accessible through jeeps.

River Indus, Pakistan
Great trans-Himalayan river of South Asia and one of the longest rivers in the world, having a length of 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometres). It has a total drainage area of about 450,000 square miles (1,165,500 square kilometres), of which 175,000 square miles lie in the Himalayan mountains and foothills and the rest in the semiarid plains of Pakistan. The river’s annual flow is about 272 billion cubic yards

 Biafo Glacier
This is Biafo Glacier – which is a 63 km long glacier in the Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan meets the 49 km long Hispar Glacier at an altitude of 5,128 m (16,824 feet) at Hispar La (Pass) to create the world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions. [It is considered to be the most beautiful glacier of the world]. It is also called as “Heaven on Earth”. Pakistan has the most beautiful view of mountains on the planet!

"Arror Rock" [near Rohri in Sindh]
The shape of rock was caused by unknown natural forces. There is also a Shrine on the top. In France, there is a famous similar shaped rock on sea shore caused by huge water waves but in the middle of barren Arror – such a shape is an Amazing Wonder. Near this wonder, there are ruins of Bin Qasim Masjid [First ever Masjid built in Subcontinent; during reign of Muhammad Bin Qasim]

The Great Trango Tower, 6,286 m (20,608 ft)
he Great Trango Tower, 6,286 m (20,608 ft). The east face of the Great Trango Tower features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop. [aka Tallest vertical mountain of world]. Located in Gilgit-Baltistan Region of Pakistan. This is one of the most difficult mountains to climb. A perfect attraction for Base Jumping, 2 Aussies made world record of base jumping here in 1992. A very few Pakistanis have knowledge about Trango!

Hingol National Park of Baluchistan
It got Mysterious Mud mountains, beautiful blue water Hingol river, desert and deep blue Arabian sea. [3.5 hrs drive from Karachi on Makran coastal highway]

Cold Desert of Skardu
This is one of the most beautiful tourists attraction of Northern areas of Pakistan. There are huge sand plains in Skardu. In the background you can see snow covered mountains. This is also the highest desert of world. Even Pakistanis don’t know about this beautiful desert!

Attabad Lake also known as Hunza Lake 
 The beautiful lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on January 4, 2010.

 Kachura Lake.
 The Kachura Lakes are two lakes in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Pakistan. The lakes, at 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in elevation, are Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake.

Saiful Muluk Lake
 It is located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley (34°52′37.34″N 73°41′37.71″E) near Naran, Pakistan. The clarity of the water comes from the multiple glaciers all around the high basin which feed the lake. A fairy tale called Saiful Muluk, written by the famous sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, is associated with the lake. It is the story of prince of Persia who fell in love with a fairy princess at the lake. The impact of the lake beauty is of such extent that people believe that fairies come down to lake in full moon.

Fort of Ranikot
It’s Wall of Sindh in Ranikot (3 hrs drive from Karachi). It’s the part of one of the Largest Fort in World, Fort of Ranikot. Not Great Wall of China

The present day Makran derived its name from Maka, a satrap of Achaemenid Empire. Maka was an important early eastern satrapy of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire.The narrow coastal plain rises very rapidly into several mountain ranges. Of the 1,000 km coastline, about 750 km is in Pakistan.

Rice Fields, KKH, Pakistan. 
 Rice is one of the major exports of pakistan. Pakistan produces worlds most favorite rice. the Basmati Rice. There are also many other types of rice grown in the country. The crop of rice is completly done manually. It is a culture feast to see the different stages of rice while travelling in Pakistan.

 Katas Raj Temple
  Located 40 km from Chakwaal in salt range of Pakistan. This is one of many forts, temples, and places of historical and archeological interest in the Salt Range, Punjab province of Pakistan, as this was part of the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir in 10 AD. It’s been nominated for UNESCO world heritage site. Very popular among tourists.


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