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15 Awe-Inspiring Things To Do in Pakistan

Pakistan is a must-visit destination with a treasure trove of things to explore. There are plenty of Pakistan famous places from breathtaking natural scenery, little explored walking trails, splendid museums, elegant mosques, and architectural landmarks. There is a new adventure to discover at every turn and a world of hospitality waiting to happen. Read on to see the top things to do in charismatic Pakistan.

15 Amazing Things To Do in Pakistan

1. Admire the Natural Wonders in Satpara Lake

Things To Do in Pakistan - Satpara Lake

Witness crystal-clear waters of Satpara Lake, located 20 km from Skardu, a Pakistan tourist place and among Gilgit Baltistan beautiful places. Sense the serenity of the moment and go boating on the lake. The blue waters reflect the icy mountains that surround the lake. An enjoyable picnic spot in Pakistan to relish the beauty of the area. In winter, the snow engulfs the surrounding mountains in a white veil, whereas in the summer, the forests blossom with wildflowers. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Satpara Lake from a boat in the unspoiled natural outdoors that makes this Pakistan’s one of the top places to visit and a tropical vacation destination.

Timings: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Average Price: $50 (boating for one hour)

Pro Tip: Visit other amazing attractions in Skardu such as Hussainabad Waterfall, Skardu Fort, Skardu Shangrila Lake, and Skardu Shangrila Resort.

2. Walk Back in History at The Lahore Museum

The Lahore Museum is a famous tourist place in Pakistan to explore history from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Witness an array of displays such as the Gandharan sculpture, miniature paintings, Islamic art, articles from Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro, Indus Valley civilizations, and more. The magnificent collection makes the museum a popular place to visit in Lahore. There is also a splendid collection of coins from the Achaemenid period.

Timings: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Friday closed)

Average Price: $13.45 for foreigners | $0.67 for locals

Pro Tip: Visit Kim’s Bookshop in the museum compound that has a magnificent collection of novels.

3. Wander Inside The Mughal Era Badshahi Mosque

Visit the Badshahi Mosque, a popular place to visit in Lahore. The iconic landmark is on the west of Lahore Fort, on the outskirts of the Walled City of Lahore. Emperor Aurangzeb built it with splendid Islamic architecture in 1671. The exterior is decorated with red stone carvings and has a minaret 53.75 metres high. The interiors are embellished with Mughal frescoes and carved marble. Witness in awe the intricately painted entryway with an elaborately decorated frame built of red stone. The mosque is a popular place to visit in Punjab, Pakistan.

Timings: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Average Price: $0.067

Pro Tip: Watch the interiors of the mosque closely for intricate floral motifs.

4. Enjoy a Walking Trail at Margalla Hills

Head out to a picnic spot near Islamabad, a 23 minutes’ drive from the city. The hills are a wonderful hiking ground with natural beauty and refreshing environs. Put this in the itinerary of the many Islamabad things to do and make it a stunning day trip from the capital city. Enjoy the walking trail up the hill from where you can see panoramic views of the city. The hills are one of the most scenic and often visited Pakistan tourist attractions. Create fabulous memories with your loved ones in the splendid outdoors.

Timings: 5:00 am to 6:30 pm

Average Price: Based on the trail. 

Pro Tip: Take an Islamabad city tour with a guide to witness Pakistan Monument, Faisal Mosque, Lok Virsa Heritage Museum among others.

5. Admire the Captivating Greenery in The Neelum Valley

Explore the blue waters and stunning greenery in God’s magnificent gift to humanity,  Neelum Valley. This is one of the best places to visit in Azad Kashmir. You are amid small-town villages, crystal clear lakes, mountain passes, tracking trails, and stunning nature scenes. This truly is a remarkable tourist place in Pakistan to feel refreshed and rejuvenated in the fresh air of the valley. The valley is in the northernmost district of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan.

Timings: Day Trip

Average Price: Tour cost

 Pro Tip: Book into Kutton Jagran Resort or Paradise Hotel Keran, among others in the Neelum Valley

6. Soak in Sunshine and Beach Views at Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach is a fun place in Karachi with amazing views of the Arabian Sea. It is also called Sea View and is a popular Pakistan tourist beach. The beach stretches from Karachi to Omara and is open 24/7 for tourists. Indulge in plenty of leisure and recreational activities. A wonderful beach to visit for fun seekers and beach lovers, it is in one of the prime areas in Karachi, with a lot of restaurants and entertainment available onsite. Get on a camel ride, buggy ride, horse ride, a plastic plane flying escapade among other fun activities at the beach. 

Timings: All-day

Average Price: Free

 Pro Tip: Have a meal at Darya Restaurant located a little away from the main beach for a wonderful dining experience.

7. Experience Pashtun Lifestyle at Miandam Swat Valley

Miandam Swat Valley is a Swat beautiful place to visit, known historically for Buddha civilization. Enjoy the simple living style of the Pashtun as they stay among water streams, Swat River, and enchanting outdoor scenery. While visiting the valley, you can witness the many places to visit in Swat Kalam such as Mahodand Lake, Ushu Forest, Buddha Stupas, Malam Jabba, Mingora, and more. The best way to tour the Miandam Swat Valley is to book a tour package and visit Pakistan’s famous places around.

Timings: All-day

Average Price: Tour cost

Pro Tip: Look out for chalets to rent from people in Miandam to stay with the locals.

8. Witness National Pride at the Wagah-Attari Border

Just 24 km from Lahore is the famous tourist place in Pakistan. The Wagah-Attari border has an elaborate flag-lowering ceremony at the border of India and Pakistan. The surreal proceedings have soldiers from both countries compete to see who struts and kicks the highest during the march. Watch with pride and feel energized by the cheering crowds on either side of the border. Join the cheer as the soldiers kick high in the air at the border, a popular place to visit near Lahore. Watch the soldiers shake hands vigorously and sense the atmosphere, much like a sporting event. Hawkers wander around the crowd with snacks and drinks.

Timings: 5:15 pm (summer) | 4:15 pm (winter)

Average Price: Free

 Pro Tip: Try to get a VIP pass for preferential seating to enjoy the military spectacle better.

9. Drive the Splendid Karakoram Range

The Karakoram offers splendid views of mountains, gorgeous valleys, crystal clear rivers, breathtaking scenery, and solitude. Explore the trails of Baltistan or enjoy a polo match in Gilgit. Get lost in the wonders of the outdoors, in one of the best tourist places in Pakistan. Have an adventure of a lifetime taking the world’s famous road trip either in a private jeep or technicolored local bus. Enjoy the 805-mile journey from Abbottabad to the Chinese border. The Karakoram Range is a part of a great mountain system that includes the Hindu Kush, the Pamirs, and the Himalayas.

Timings: Day trip

Average Price: $20 per day (public transport)

 Pro Tip: Book tickets online and join a popular travel tour group for the best experiences.

10. Take the Kids to the Fun-Filled Rani Bagh

Rani Bagh is among the popular Hyderabad Pakistan places to visit. Try a ride on the dodging cars, visit the family park with a zoo, or walk around the garden for a relaxing stroll. This is a beautiful place to visit in Pakistan and is the only large family park in Hyderabad. This beautiful zoological garden was renamed in honor of Queen Victoria. It was earlier known as Das Garden and was a botanical garden established in 1861.

Timings: 8:00 am to 1:00 am

Average Price: $0.027

 Pro Tip: There are about 70 species of animals and 230 species of plants to see in the garden. There are also boating facilities in the artificial lake.

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12. Be Awestruck At Mountain Points In Murree

Among the various Murree tourist points is the Kashmir Point that offers scenic Kashmir Mountains. En route to the mountain peak, you get a unique view of Murree. Pindi Point is another Murree tourist place. You are chair lifted along the 1.5 km slope with a great pine pass below and mountain views on the horizon. There are plenty of Murree outing places in this colonial-era town between Azad Kashmir and Punjab in Pakistan.

Timings: 8:00 am to 1:00 am

Average Price: Tour cost

 Pro Tip: There is also a Baander Point to visit. Wander Mall Road to enjoy the local feel and eat authentic Pakistani street food in the marketplace.

13. Witness 17th Century Heritage in Mahabat Khan Masjid

Mahabat Khan Masjid, among Peshawar beautiful places, is in the heart of Peshawar city. The splendid mosque was built in the era of Shah Jahan. It is considered as the 17th holy place by Muslims. Revel as you stare at the structure’s aging beauty. The white marble facade makes the mosque a famous place to visit in Pakistan. Notice the splendid ceiling of the mosque embellished with floral motifs and red frescoes in geometric patterns. 

Timings: 4:00 am to 10:29 pm

Average Price: Moderate entry fee

Pro Tip: Book a tour to witness the mosque and also take a cultural trip in the Peshawar Swat Valley.

14. Visit the Lost City in Mohenjo-Daro

The ‘Mound of Dead Men’ as the name Mohenjo-Daro means, was once the largest and most advanced city in the world. Admire the layout in a rectangular grid built with baked bricks. The city boasted of a complex water system and sophisticated drainage. One of the best tourist places in Pakistan, wander the 300 hectares of an area of a bygone civilization. Mohenjo-Daro is one of the re-discovered sites of the Indus Valley Civilization. Witness the baths in the forgotten city that nearly every house had. The city was built around 2500 BCE and went into a sudden decline in 1900 BCE. The major Saraswati River that fed the city also dried up.

Timings: Day tour

Average Price: Tour cost 

 Pro Tip: Visit the Ranikot Fort just 99.87 miles from the lost city.

15. Visit the Amazing Naran Kaghan Valley

Visit to Naran Kaghan is a must during your trip to Pakistan. One of the scenic travel destinations in Pakistan, Naran is a tourist location in Kaghan Valley. Kaghan Valley offers sublime beauty, crystal clear rivers, and sparkling lakes. Lake Saiful Malook, Lake Dudipatsar, Ansoo Lake, Pyala Lake, and more are some shimmering lakes to see. Explore local markets as well during the tour around Naran. Kaghan Valley is an experience of a lifetime. You could also follow the icy waters of River Kunhar to reach Shogran to see the beautiful meadow and lake at Siri Paye.

Timings: Day tour

Average Price: Tour cost 

 Pro Tip: The best time to visit is between July to September. You can access the destination during the season via a car.

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