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Tourism in Pakistan: 5 Hidden Gems You Must Visit Atleast Once

Tourism in Pakistan is on the rise, finally!

With more and more people around the world learning about the heavenly tourist spots present in Pakistan, the future looks promising for Pakistan’s tourism industry.

Tourism in Pakistan: 5 Hidden Gems

In case you are planning your next trip, do consider these 5 hidden gems in Pakistan that are worth visiting at least once in your life!

1. Astola Island in Gwadar

5 Best Places To Visit In Gwadar AKA The Port City of Pakistan
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You don’t necessarily have to visit the Mediterranean to have that perfect beach experience – when you can do the same in Gwadar’s Astola Island. Yes, you can!

Probably the biggest hidden gem of tourism in Pakistan, Astola is a mesmerising and well-kept island located along the Arabian Sea’s shore in the Gwadar district.

The island is also one of the best spots for adventure tourism in Pakistan, offering activities like camping, fishing, and scuba diving.

2. Madyan Hill Station in Swat

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While Swat is famous for heavenly spots like Kalam and Malam Jabba, very few people are aware that there also exists another ‘heaven on earth’ in Swat.

Madyan is a must-visit hill station, located just beside the magnificent Swat River. Besides its enchanting beauty, the area is famous for fresh Trouts!

3. Fairy Meadows in Diamer

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Naltar and Hunza valleys are heavenly, sure. However, Fairly Meadow is an equally wonderful, though less popular place.

Located on the foot steps of world’s ninth tallest peak Nanga Parbat in the Diamer district of Gilgit Baltistan, this meadow straightaway provides an escape from everything! 

4. Katpana Lake & Desert in Skardu

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The Katpana Desert and the adjacent Katpana Lake in Skardu is something just out of a fantasy world. 

Located thousands of meters above sea-level and usually covered in snow, Katpana is a place EVERYONE must visit at least once in their life.

5. Masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore

Masjid Wazir Khan - tourism in Pakistan
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Masjid Wazir Khan (or Wazir Khan Mosque) is a 17th-century mosque located in Lahore’s Walled City. And guess what, it was featured in the film “Khuda Kay Liey.”

The mosque was built by Mughal King Shah Jahan to contain the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Muhammad Ishaq, famously known as Miran Badshah. 

The mosque’s pleasant architecture and an unparalleled Qashani tile work makes it a hidden gem to visit in Lahore. And, obviously, one of the best spots for tourism in Pakistan.

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