A country filled with thriving and beautiful cities, a vast range of geographical and cultural characteristics, fascinating landscapes, breathtaking valleys, bright deserts, and picturesque scenery, Pakistan offers numerous options that could make it into any traveller’s bucket list of dream destinations.
Whether it’s a quick getaway from Islamabad to Karachi, road trips to Gwadar and Skardu, there are some beautiful and mesmerizing experiences in Pakistan that essentially make up a traveller’s dream bucket list destinations in the country.
If we’re all lucky, we may all visit these places one day.
Pakistan’s capital and one of the most gorgeous cities in the country, Islamabad, is truly a dream destination for every traveller. Being home to some of the most famous tourist attractions and historical monuments in Pakistan, including the Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa Museum, and Faisal Mosque, Islamabad is the ideal location to unwind and explore the country.
Islamabad has everything a tourist can ask for, filled with lush greenery, tranquil and picturesque scenery, finger-licking delicacies, and magnificent roads and highways. Moreover, for hikers and adventure lovers, Islamabad also has some of the most breathtaking mountains and hiking spots, like the Margalla hills whose scenic beauty and extensively forested hiking routes are every hiker’s dream destination.
A food lover’s paradise, Karachi is the dream destination for every foodie around the world. From mouthwatering local delicacies and the famous Karachi chai (tea) to some popular Mughlai cuisine, including Biriyani, Haleem, and BBQ, Karachi has a distinct flavour to all its delicacies making it more unique and widespread among the tourists. Moreover, as a cherry on top, Karachi is where you will find local eateries serving food even at midnight.
Apart from this, Karachi is also home to some of the most beautiful tourist attractions like the Quaid’s Tomb, Port Grand, Mohatta Palace, Quaid e Azam House, Zainab Market and more. Travelling to the local beaches in Karachi is yet another way of spending a peaceful and relaxing time in Pakistan.
Done with one foodie destination? Take another easy trip from Karachi to Lahore to indulge further. Lahore offers a plethora of dining, and shopping options, including some famous shopping spots like Anarkali Bazaar and Liberty Market, making it a dream destination among every category of travellers.
The ancient city, like Karachi, is also renowned for various tourist attractions and activities, including the ancient Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Museum, and Wagah Border.
Home to immaculate scenery, plunging blue rivers, stunning white mountains, and pristine beaches, Gwadar is the most captivating port city in Pakistan. A dream destination for scuba divers in Pakistan for scuba diving, Gwadar also offers fishing options or exploring the stunning waterways in search of dolphins.
Alternatively, the port city is also home to some other popular tourist attractions including Omar Beach, Hingol National Park, and the Princess of Hope Statue among others.
For travellers who love visiting offbeat places, Skardu most definitely makes up their bucket list of dream destinations in Pakistan. Home to some high mountain peaks, turquoise waters, stunning lakes, the ancient Kharpocho Fort, the bizarre Deosai National Park and more, Skardu has a lot to deliver to all its visitors.
Furthermore, trekkers can also trek over glaciers to the basecamps of some of the world’s highest mountains, including the K2 mountain.