The Diverse Flora of Pakistan

Pakistan is home to a diverse range of flora. It also boasts the 5th largest continuous mangrove forest in the world, covering a sprawling 600,000 hectares on the coast of the Arabian Sea, from Karachi to the Indo-Pak border. This is the Indus Delta mangrove area. Around 135,000 people live around this, and most of them fish for a living. This means that the local economy greatly benefits from the

Monal – The Best Restaurant View In The World!

I am sure most Pakistani readers have at least heard of Monal. If you haven’t, let me introduce it to you. It is a restaurant that serves local and international food in Islamabad. But not just anywhere in Islamabad! Monal is situated at Pir Sohawa road, atop a mountain in the Margala Hills. There is no other word to describe the experience at Monal, other than mesmerizing! You start off

5 Must Visit Places in in Karachi

Pakistani or not, everyone has heard of Karachi nowadays. Karachi is in the news as often as Beirut was a few years back. Many folks are wary of going to Karachi and try avoiding it like the plague. If they do end up in Karachi, they are given strict instructions: Stay indoors and don’t go out too much! If you do need to go out, stay in the “good” areas

List of Prominent Archaeological Sites in Pakistan

There are a number of sites in Pakistan that were once home to great and ancient civilizations. The sophistication of their cultures and times can still be observed in the ruins and remains that can be found at many locations here. These are of great interest to archaeologists as they afford a view into the past and shed some more light on how life once used to be for the inhabitants of

Pakistan’s 21 Most Beautiful Places You Should See

From sunny and sandy beaches to misty and stunning peaks, seasonal winter wonderland makeovers to seemingly perpetual balmy breezes, and the flattest of plains to the most challenging of mountainous terrains, the Land of the Pure is gifted beyond belief. Pakistan would be the perfect poster child for the global tourism industry’s catalog if one were to exist; though from the present state of affairs, the country may not even

The Beautiful and Peaceful Valley of Chitral

Beyond the hustle and bustle of city life and pollution lies the remote and breathtaking valley of Chitral in the northwestern region of Pakistan. Known as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Chitral is situated in the midst of the Hindukush Range which is 7,709m above sea level, making it the highest peak of the ranges. In this scenic and majestic valley, the ‘Kho’ people live who derive

Five Must-Visit Locations in Pakistan

“If there were 3 places in Pakistan you would recommend for travel, which ones would they be? And why?” More than twenty people in my network (which I believe to be broad-based) were asked this common question. This Miss Universe Pageant/Contest approach to a travel poll did wonders! People virtually dove in to vote for their favorite locations in Pakistan. ‘Heaven on Earth’ ‘A meet with the clouds’ ‘A rendezvous

Balochistan: The Hidden Gem

Pakistan is the land of the pure and Balochistan, the pristine. The landscape of Balochistan is quite a drastic change for those accustomed to the mellow feel of orchards and meadows. With all its rugged charm and cruel beauty, the largest province in Pakistan appeals to a different sense altogether. Its splendor lies in contrast and coexisting; and that is most evident in the oasis nestled in the midst of

Diving off the Coast of Pakistan

The coast of Pakistan offers scuba divers and snorkelers an awesome insight into the life of underwater creatures. From the coast of Karachi to Gawadar, there are numerous sites which are well known for the experience that they offer to those who are willing to experience the unique adventure. A number of recognized organizations are established in the country which can give both beginner and experienced divers a memorable ocean

Mohenjo-Daro: An Adventurous Look into Pakistan’s Past

The historical site of Mohenjo-daro is a magnificent look into the ancient Indus Valley Civilization (also known as the IVC). Mohenjo-Daro, which translates to ‘Mount of the Dead’ in Sindhi, was built in 2600 BC. The people of Mohenjo-daro inhabited the Earth at the same time as the ancient Egyptians. The Buildings The city is a fascinating insight into the brilliance of the IVC for their time. The entire city