October 2001 - Travel Pakistan

Kel Valley Azad Jammu Kashmir

Hunza Valley in Autumn

K-2 Siren of the Himalayas

Malam Jabba Swat Valley

Shangrilla Resort Skardu

Kohe Safed FATA

Passu Cones Gilgit-Baltistan

Oct 19, 2001

Rama Lake Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Rama Lake is a beautiful and spectacular lake in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan. The lake is on the east face of Nanga Parbat (9th Highest peak in the world). The surrounding landscape of the lake is very charming and stunning, hugely forested with cedar, fir and juniper trees.

The lake is also used as the camping site by the trekkers and climbers, as the eastern face of Nanga Parbat is accessible from here.

Oct 16, 2001

Chaukundi Tombs of Karachi, Pakistan

Chaukundi is a place at a distance of 29 km from from the Karachi city. The place is famous for its peculiar kind of tombs with exquisite sandstone carvings.  
The Chaukhandi graveyard spreads over an area of two square miles and contains tombs of certain warriors of Saloch (probably Baloach) families settled in this area probably during the 17th and 18th centuries A.D. Owing to the scarcity of dated inscriptions on Chaukhandi tombs, it its difficult to assign exact dates to them. The tombs are built on raised platforms in a pyramids form with decorative stone slabs covered in relief with human and figurative designs. Most of the tombs represent family graveyards and only a few are placed under pillar canopies finished in Hindu style. The carvings on some of the male graves show a horseman with his arms; shield, sword, bow and arrow. The carvings on women’s graves represent ornaments such as bracelets, necklaces, rings, anklets, etc. Also in case of male graves, a boss shaped projection provided at the northern end intends to hold the turban of the deceased.

Oct 13, 2001

Causes of Tourism Downfall in Pakistan

Pakistan has blessed by the God with a unique landscape in the world having all kind of landscapes, mountains, deserts, sea, plains and rivers.
Below is a brief description of the landscapes of the Pakistan:

  1. It has the largest mountain ranges of the world: Himalaya, Karakorum, and Hindukush.
  2. It is home to the five eight-thousanders of the world, ( Eight-thousanders are those mountains in the world which have a height of more than 8,000 meters).
  3. It is home to the some of the oldest civilizations sites of the world: Mehargarh, Harappa and Mohenjo Daro.
  4. The 2nd highest peak of the world K-2 is found here.
  5. The largest glacier in the world outside the polar region, Baltoro Glacier is found in Pakistan.
  6. Highest Plain of the world, Deosai National Park is in Pakistan.
  7. 8th wonder of the world, Karakorum Highway is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.
  8. Highest army battleground in the world, Siachen Glacier is in Pakistan.
  9. It's home to the some of the highest freshwater lakes in the world.
Therefore million of tourist worldwide visits this heaven land to enjoy and make their life memorable. But due to some unfavorable incidents during the last decade has rapidly turned down the inflow of the tourist which has an adverse effect on the tourism sector in Pakistan.A significant reduction in the tourist inflow has observed in last decade to present causing the death of tourism in Pakistan.

Oct 12, 2001

Pir Chinasi Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan

Pir Chinasi is a hill station in the Muzaffarabad district of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is sighted 30 kilometers from Muzaffarabad and linked through a metal topped road. Situated at a height of 2,895 meters (9,500 ft) above sea level, the site presents its visitors with breathtaking views of nature's beauty. Due to its lush green plains, magnificent weather and charming landscapes tourists from all over the world love to visit this place. 
This place was named after a famous saint of the area known as Pir Shah Hussain Bukhari. After he passed away, this area is visited by the number of his followers and lovers.

The surrounding area covered with pine and oak trees presents a heart touching and spectacular scene.