Lakes, Lore and Legend

The northern areas of Pakistan are home to resplendent valleys and picturesque lakes, and the majesty of these is bound to get the locals’ creative juices flowing. Below are a few of the tales associated with the breathtaking lakes; some stories are mythical, others true.   Jheel Saif ul Muluk Jheel Saif ul Muluk is located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, near Naran. It is one of the

Wiki loves Earth while Pakistanis love Photography

I had no qualms that we Pakistanis have grown into a selfie loving nation lately but it seems that some of us have taken it to a level above. It was indeed an achievement for Pakistan to not only participate in an international photography competition organized by Wikimedia Foundation, a Non profit organization based in California, but also win the best international picture title in 2015. The awarded natural monument

Three Pakistanis Click at the Sony World Photography Awards

Pakistani talent has been hogging the limelight these past few months in various fields ranging from science to film making. This past week has similar news hitting the headlines from the realms of photography. Three Pakistani photographers have been shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards. The Sony World Photography Awards are the world’s biggest photography competition. Organized by the World Photography Organization, being shortlisted for this competition is a

Pakistan’s Transcendent Mosques

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is home to many of the finest illustrations of brilliant architecture in the world, and features the best of Mosques as well, in terms of beauty, size and history. Below is a list of some of Pakistan’s most prominent places of Muslim worship.   Mahabat Khan Mosque Mahabat Khan Mosque is located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The word “Mahabat” translates to “Awe-Inspiring” and the mosque

Swat in Photos

Pakistan has many beautiful valleys to boast, and Swat stands out as one of the brightest jewel in its crown. Swat district is located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is characterized by fast rivers, faster winds and serene-looking skies. It was christened “the Switzerland of the East” by Queen Elizabeth II, and that is as apt a description as any.

Hunza in Photos

Hunza is the picture of quaint charm and breathtaking beauty. Located deep in the beautiful province of Gilgit-Baltistan, the valley is a favorite among holiday-goers, both domestic and international, and for good reason. Below is a selection of pictures of the abundant scenic beauty that characterizes this part of the world. Of perennial snow, mighty peaks and running streams…    

Top Bird Watching Locations in Pakistan

Bird watching is a recreational past-time for some and a serious hobby for others. Along with hosting some of these nature enthusiasts, Pakistan also has the perfect locations for their activities. While there are a number of sites perfect for bird-watching both resident and migratory species, some of the more prominent sites are: 1. Kinjhar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Situated in Thatta District, Sindh. 2. Kirthar National Park Situated in the Kirthar range mountains

The Historical Forts of Pakistan

Forts have been constructed throughout history, some as a practical measure to subdue rebels or win wars, others as a show of strength of a ruling party or to serve as a more secure and formidable palace for the powerful. Whatever the purpose, forts provide a good view into the past, and also serve as great examples of both architectural ingenuity and ancient aesthetics.  Pakistan is home to some of

Hunza: Heaven on earth

Epic peaks, rushing water and a chill in the sweet mountain air characterize the picturesque valley of Hunza, nestled deep in Gilgit-Baltistan, and engulfed by the great Himalayan and Karakoram ranges. Summers are the ideal time to pay a visit to this valley; it offers a respite from the intense heat prevalent in the rest of the country yet is still warm enough to be pleasantly welcoming. Hunza is a

Water, Sand and Rock – The Beaches of Karachi

Amongst the hustle and bustle of being a megalopolis, Karachi is also known for the sandy shores that it offers to its residents and visitors. The development of infrastructure along the various beaches of Karachi has made this gift of nature more valuable than ever before. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned Karachiite or a guest to the city, the diversity of sand, water and even wildlife on the different