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10 Compelling Reasons To Visit Pakistan At Least Once In Life

Pakistan is a stunning country with a rich culture, stunning scenery, and music that can move people. You will undoubtedly feel the need to go quickly after looking over the photographs. Even though there are thousands of them, you’ll be motivated by this list of ten compelling reasons why you should visit Pakistan at least once in your lifetime.

 

So, if you’re looking to add more places to your travel wish list, here’s one that might rise to the top!

1. It is home to Mohenjo Daro and Harappa, two of the most well-known towns of the Indus Valley Civilization.

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These two famous towns are ones we have studied in history classes, but visiting them will transport you to 2600 BCE in the past. Mohenjo Daro lies in the Sindh Region of Pakistan, while Harappa is close to Lahore in the Punjab Region. You can learn about the local way of life and architecture with a simple tour of the relics.

2. Pakistan is home to some of the most magnificent mosques in the world, which are true works of Islamic art.

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To create mosques that are masterpieces of architecture and workmanship, the Mughals used some of the most talented craftsmen. Shah Jahan ordered the construction of another masterpiece, the Shah Jahan Mosque in Sindh, which is entirely composed of marble. The Gol Masjid in Karachi has a single, enormous dome, minarets, and intriguing calligraphy that come together to create a visual treat. Other treasures in Pakistan include the Badshahi Mosque, the Shah Faisal Mosque, and the Wazir Khan Mosque.

3. This is the home of Sufi music, thus you may hear wonderful Qawwalis here.

Qawwalis Concert

Sufi musicians from various rural and urban areas come together to create music that reaches your soul, and seeing a live performance is an incredible experience. Flute, tabla, and harmonium melodies combine to create notes and sound that have been recognized for more than a thousand years.

4. The cultural diversity will leave you enchanted

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Pakistan is a very tiny country in terms of area, yet the variety and harmony of its cultures will astound you. One of the largest ethnic groups in the nation is Sindhi, followed by Punjabi, Pashtun, Baloch, Kashmiri, and Hindko, each with a different history. The possibility to engage with people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and to participate in local festivities is also shown by the cultural variety.

5. The colorful, beautifully designed buses and trucks enhance the beauty of the surrounding environment.

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The elaborate and vibrant decorations on Pakistani vehicles and buses steal the show. The d├ęcor, which exudes a rainbow-hued atmosphere, speaks for itself. It will be all your focus when a truck passes you. Additionally, if you are persuasive, you could ask the driver to take you on board and drive you to your destination.

6. The Karakoram Highway, which connects China and Pakistan, will make for some epic long drives.

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The Karakoram, also referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” is a 1300 km long highway that runs from Pakistan’s Punjab region to Gilgit-Baltistan’s Khunjerab Pass, before it crosses China to the point of becoming China National Highway 314. The Karakoram range has an elevation of 4,714 meters, making the road dangerous, but if you’ve been dreaming of traveling there, you’ve found your way.

7. Baltistan's natural grandeur will leave you speechless.

Gilgit Baltistan-beauty.

You must have heard of this almost as often as you have inquired as to the benefits of visiting Pakistan. With its lofty snow-capped peaks and gurgling Gilgit and Hunza rivers, the Gilgit-Baltistan region resembles a tropical paradise. The tranquilly of this area attracts people looking to venture off the main path to discover beauty.

8. Here, you may binge on the best Biryani in the world.

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Come together, you biryani lovers! It is impossible to imagine a more magnificent combination of herbs and spices. In every part of Pakistan, you may get some of the most mouthwatering biryanis. Not just Biryanis, but other dishes like Chicken Karahi, Pilaf, Tikka, Keema, and Chapli Kebab, to name a few, have made Pakistani cuisine popular among food enthusiasts worldwide.

9. Ranikot, the biggest fort in the world, is in Pakistan

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With a 32 km circle, Ranikot in Pakistan’s Sindh region is thought to be the biggest fort in the world. Due to the striking similarities between some of its components and the Great Wall of China, it is also referred to as the Great Wall of Sindh.

10. You may see the Wagah Border's beating retreat from the opposite side.

You’ve probably seen footage of the Wagah Border beating retreat. Being a member of such a patriotic gathering and hearing the cries of “Pakistan Zindabad” is really exciting. However, viewing the same ceremony from the opposite angle will undoubtedly give you a new perspective.