On the Road in Pakistan: Architecture

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series On the Road in Pakistan

Pakistan — a country which encompasses deserts, rivers, mountains and sea — is rich in history and scenic beauty. One of the most populous countries in the world, it shares borders with India, Afghanistan, China and Iran. To travel through Pakistan is to travel though a vast landscape full of Mughal Empire history, where each of its provinces and major cities offer up something different. Our journey starts in the south of the country. From the warm sand of Sindh and its largest city, Karachi, we embark on an expedition to explore Pakistan, one historical place at a time. Continue reading

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On the Road in Pakistan: The Great Outdoors

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series On the Road in Pakistan

Before reading this, read On the Road in Pakistan: Architecture

This time round we leave behind the pillars and mirrors of Pakistan’s architectural history, and head for the lakes and valleys.

Deosai Plains

This national park is located in-between Skardu, Gultari, Kharmang and Astore Valley, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Home to Sheosar Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, the park is inhabited by the Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan ibex, red fox, gray wolf, snow leopard, and over 124 species of bird. Famous for its stretching plains of flora and fauna, its blue lake and abundant wildlife, the Deosai Plains is one of Pakistan’s most surreal and stunning spots.

(Deosai Plains © Gandhara Trails)

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