France Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Nature has gifted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with rich cultural and tourism friendly environment. It has the potential of becoming a big tourist attraction in the world, due to its scenic beauty, geographical location, climate and natural resources.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is exceptionally rich in terms of multitudes of tourist attraction. The essence of this attraction is visible from the remarkable natural picturesque comprising beautiful rivers, splendid waterfalls, spell-bound lakes mostly in the mountainous region and green valleys in most parts of the province. Due to its geographical location, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has had been a confluence of different civilizations which flourished and vanished with the passage of time.

The quasi contiguity of the province, with the Central Asian states and with Xiangyang province of China attracted many migrants, businessmen, warriors and fortune seekers of different ages for settlement. The interaction among different races and their co-existence led to a rich cultural heritage. The glimpses of such heritage are evident from the Ghandhara archaeological sites at Gur Khattree Peshawar, Takht-e-Bahi (Mardan), Seri Behlol (Mardan), Shabaz Gari (Mardan) Nimo Gram Buddhist Stupa (Swat), and collection of Ghandhara art preserved at Swat Museum, Chakdara museum (Dir Lower) and Peshawar museum.

Mons Chitral Valley

Chitral is located in the North West of Pakistan and is a beautiful valley in the Hindukush range of Mountains. It has always been a very important route for many invaders to southeast Asia, Including

toothsomely Kaghan Valley

Kaghan Valley is an alpine valley in the Mansehra District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, attracting tourists from throughout Pakistan. The valley extends 155 kilometers

Kalam Valley

Kalam is a valley located at a distance of 99 kilometers from Mingora in the northern upper reaches of Swat valley along the bank of Swat River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Kalam is

Kumrat Valley

Luckily God has blessed Pakistan with a lot of beauty. Its places like Naran, Kaghan, Swat, Murree, Chitral, Nathiagali, Shogran, and Kashmir have always been the most desired attraction for the tourists.

Swat Valley

Swat is the most beautiful and historic valley in Pakistan, which is often referred to as the Switzerland of Pakistan. In lower Swat, the basin is broad, the fields on each side of the river are full of

Bumburet Valley

Bumburet is the largest valley of Kalasha Desh in Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the province of Pakistan.The Bumburet valley joins the Rumbur valley at 35°44′20″N 71°43′40″E 1,640 meters (5,380 ft),

Ayun Valley

Situated in the district of Chitral is valley of Ayun, which is surrounded by mountains and the beautiful Bumberet River, which is the sole lifeline to the entire village in terms of power generations and

Birir Valley

Located at a distance of 34 kilometers from Chitral is; Birir is another valley of the Kalash region. Although it is smallest of the 3 valleys and it placed at a height of 5476 feet above the sea level, it does

Bahrain Valley

Bahrain is a town located in Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, 60 km North of Mingora at an elevation of 4700 ft on the right bank of the Swat river. It is named Bahrain due to its location at

Malam Jabba

Malam Jabba the crown jewel of swat valley a naturally aspiring Hill Station nearly 40 km from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It located about 314 km

Pamir Valley

The Pamir Mountains are a mountain range in Central Asia, at the junction of the Himalayas with the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, Hindu Kush, Suleman, and Hindu Raj ranges. They are among

Rumbur valley

At a distance of 12 kilometers from the valley of Ayun, travelers can experience the beautiful valley of Rumbur, which is the 2nd largest after Bumburet. The altitudes of the valley go as high as 7203 feet

Kalash Valley

The Kalash or Kalasha are the only pagan minority residing in the Chitral district of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They form the smallest minority community in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Ansoo Lake

Ansoo Lake is situated near Malika Parbat in the Himalayan mountain range. The word Ansoo in Urdu stands for ‘teardrop’. The lake has been named so because of its tear-like shape. Ansoo Lake has been

Daral lake

Daral Lake is also known Daral Dand is an alpine scenic lake in the hilltop of Bahrain a region of Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan. It is situated to the northeast

Dudipatsar Lake

Dudipatsar is another beautiful lake encircled by snow-clad peaks. It is at a height of 3800 meters. The word “dudi” means white and “sar” means lake. This name has been given to the lake because of the

Kundol Lake

Kundol Lake lies in the lap of Hindu kush mountains at an elevation of (9,950 ft), in the north of Utror, encompassed by snow-clad mountains and towering trees. Similarly, the trail to the lake

Mahodand lake

Mahodand Lake (“Lake of Fishes”) is a lake located in the upper Usho Valley at a distance of about 40 km from Kalam, Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The lake is accessible by a four

Jabba Zomalu Lake

Palogah comes ahead of matiltan in almost 6kms, and the right in the jungle trek starts towards lakes after crossing few small settlements. Eventually, people reach Lake on the second day after settling

Katora Lake

Katora Lake (11,500 ft / 3,500 m from Sea level) is an alpine glacial lake located in the upper reaches of Jahaz Banda, Kumrat valley in Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan.

Saif-ul-Muluk Lake

10 kilometers east from Naran is Lake Saif-ul-Muluk. It is situated at an altitude of around 3,212 meters or 10,537 feet above sea level. In winter, the lake is covered by a sheet of ice, while in April,

Lulusar Lake

Lulusar (Lulusir) Lake is located almost 48km away from Naran Bazar, it takes 1.5 hours of drive from Naran Bazar. Lulusar Lake is accessible by any kind of vehicle. Lulusar is very popular tourists

Pyala Lake

Pyala Lake is a round lake in Jalkhand, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is about 40 kilometers from Naran. Pyala Lake is an undeveloped lake, but it has a lot of significance as

Izmis Lake

Izmis Lake is a lake in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, located to the south-west of Utror valley at a high altitude of 11500 feet above the tree line. Izmis lake reflects the images

Saidgai Lake

Saidgai Lake is a lake in the upper reaches of Ushirai Dara close to the Dir mountains, between the border of Swat District and Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan.

Spin Khwar Lake

Spin Khwar Lake or White Stream Lake is a beautiful lake hidden in the mountains in the North of Kundal Lake and in the East of Utror Valley. The significance of the lake is, because of a small white stream

Khapiro Lake

Pari/Khapiro (fairy) lake exists in the North-East of Utror Valley. The natives have a belief that the lake is the home of fairies, they live here and take a bath in the pure and clean water of it. It is accessed

Karambar Lake

Karambar lake ranks to the 31st highest lake in the world and it is not very far away from Karambar pass which connects Broghil valley and Ghizer district. The width of the lake is around 3.3 KM and has an

Khanpur Lake

The Beautiful Khanpur Lake is situated at about 25 miles from Islamabad near Khanpur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On River Haro, it is a reservoir which supplies drinking water to some areas of Hazara

Tarbela Lake

Tarbela Dam is located in Pakistan and is the world’s largest fill-type dam. It is built over the River Indus near the small town of Tarbela in the Haripur District of the country. It is also the second-largest dam

Ayubia National Park

Located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northern Pakistan. It was declared a national park in 1984. Ayubia was named after the late Muhammad Ayub Khan,

Broghil Valley National Park

Broghil Valley is a valley and national park located in the upper northern reaches the Chitral District, of Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located close to the Afghan-Pakistan border. Broghil valley is located

Chitral Gol National Park

Chitral Gol National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1979 and a National Park in 1984. This 7750-hectare area lies just west of the Town of Chitral, encompassing the watershed of Chitral Gol.

Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park

Dudiptsar Lake or Dudipat Lake is a lake encircled by snow-clad peaks in Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park. The lake lies in the extreme north of the Kaghan Valley, in the Mansehra District, Khyber

Saiful Muluk National Park

Lake Saiful Muluk is a lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran. It is in the northeast of Mansehra District in the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. At an altitude of 3,224 m

Sheikh Badin National Park

Sheikh Badin National Park is located in Dera Ismail Khan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is located among the Sheikh Badin Hills, which is an eastern extension of the Sulaiman Mountains. The park was

Thandiani

Thandiani is a pristine scenic place for the visitors, Thandiani means cold and is one of the highest locations of the Abbottabad District. It is situated at an altitude of 8,858 feet, a 31 kilometers drive

Nathia Gali

It is the well-known hill station located at the center of Galyat range in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at the distance of 86 km from Islamabad, approximately a 3-hour drive via Kashmir road.

Miranjani Top

It is the highest peak in Galyat region. 9816 ft high and 4.69 km long track. Beginners need approximately 3-4 hours to climb it. Two tracks are present for climbing. One starts with NathiaGali and

Mukeshpuri

After Miranjani, it is the second-highest mountain in Galyat region. 9200 ft high, located just above the Dunga Gali. It is a 4 km long, steady and safe climb. But, it becomes dangerous while snow falling.

Siri Paye Meadows

Once you cross Shogran, a steep climb leads you to the stunning plateau of Siri and Paya. Siri and Paya is a plateau right above the scenic Shogran. Paya is instantly recognized for its beautiful lake that

Danna Meadows

A ten-kilometer jeep track from Khanian leads to Danna Meadows. Despite the track being only 10 km long it still takes about an hour. Danna Meadows is situated at an altitude of 10,000 feet and present

Manna Meadows

Manna Meadows is situated at an altitude of 8000 feet above sea level. It takes approximately 4 hours from Paya to reach Manna meadows via a hike. The best time to visit Manna Meadows is July/August because

Jahaz Banda Meadows

Jahaz Banda also spelled Jaz Banda, is a large meadow in the upper reaches of Kumrat Valley, Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 3,100 m above sea level.

Ushirai Dara

Ushirai Dara is a sub-valley in Upper Dir District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at a distance of 25 km from the main town of Darora. The Ushirai Valley is jeepable from Darora Bazaar to Batal and culminates on Gurr Kohi

Batakundi

Moving towards the Babusar pass, the first town that one stumbles across is Batakundi. The altitude of Batakundi is 2,624 meters or 8607 feet above sea level. It is situated at a distance of 16 kilometers

Babusar Pass

The Kaghan Valley is blocked at the end by high mountains but a pass lets the jeep-able road snake over into the Chilas Valley. This is the 4,173 meters high Babusar Pass. Babusar pass is the end

Shogran

After crossing Kawai, visitors find themselves in Shogran, a heavenly place with beautiful views. Shogran is situated at an altitude of 2400 (7500 feet) meters above sea level. At this altitude, it stands well

Noori Top Lake

Noori Top is situated at an altitude of 12900 feet above sea level. It remains snowcapped throughout the year. From Noori’s top, two hiking tracks to Ratti Gali and Saral Lake originate. Noori Lake lies at the

Rajgan Masjid

Just a 20min walk from the Gandhara Castle Resort, Masjid Rajgan is located on the edge of Khanpur Dam reservoir. The historical Masjid was built by Raja Sultan Jehandad Khan in 1872. The structure of the

Dunga Gali

Dunga Gali or Doonga Gali also known as Zila Doonga is one of the towns of the Galyat area of Ayubia National Park, at an altitude of 2,500 meters in northern Pakistan. Dunga Gali is located

Changla Gali

Changla Gali is one of the tourist mountain resort towns of the Galyat area of Pakistan. It has an elevation of 2559m. During British rule, it was the headquarters of the Northern Command School

Lalazar

A jeep track about two kilometers from Batakundi leads to Lalazar. Lalazar is famous for its meadows full of blooming flowers during the spring season. There are also numerous potato fields situated

Wazir Bagh

Wazir Bagh is an ancient historical place. It was constructed in 18 century in the era of Prince Shah Mahmood Durrani, the Durrani ruler. English envoy Sir Alexander Bumes liked it for rest during a trip, in 1832.

Mohabat Khan Mosque

Mohabbat Khan Mosque was made in the era of Mughal Emperor in 1670 A.D. It’s named after Mohabbat khan, the Governor of Peshawar valley, who funded its construction. Masjid Mahabat Khan is the merely structure

Bala Hisar Fort

Fort name is standing for “raised or great fort” represents the most significant locates of Peshawar, Pakistan. Its name was suggested by Timor Shah Durani an Afghani King. The fort was first built by Babur after conquering Peshawar

Jamrud Fort

About 18km east of Peshawar is Jamrud Fort. Constructed by Hari Singh Nalwa, the commanding officer of maharajah Ranjit Singh’s regular army popularly titled the fortress where it has a constructor and founding

Peshawar Museum

The Peshawar Museum is among the popular museums in South East Asia particularly for its Buddhist monuments of Gandhara Era. It was grounded in the memory of Queen Victoria in 1906-07. After the accomplishment

Sethi House Museum

Sethi houses are situated in the Mohallah Sethian. The Mohallah Sethian, the Commune of Sethis, named after the Sethis, had been famous for its titleholders and their love of architecture representing the most productive dealers,

Ilyasi Mosque

It is the largest and oldest mosque of Abbottabad, which was built over a stream of water that still flows underneath it. There is a small pond located in front of it. Ilyasi mosque is known for its beautiful architecture,

Harnoi Lake

Harnoi is a small town which is about 11km from Abbottabad on NathiaGali road. It is a beautiful place surrounded by greenery. Harnoiriver is a well-known tourist spot because of the fact that it is

Shimla Hill

Shimla Hill is a hill of the Sherwan range extending to the west of Abbottabad, Pakistan. Its name is derived from the Hindko (Punjabi) word Shamla or Shumla, that is, the crest of a turban, since the Sherwan

Polo Festival

Polo festival and polo match are held every year at shandur top. Polo lovers along with their families go there especially to enjoy and play polo. A polo festival is held there every year in July, around

Lamchar waterfall

Home to some of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan, with high mountains surrounding its lush green fields, locals have termed some places in Malakand Division as ‘heaven on earth.’ Lamchar waterfall

Sabri Waterfall

Sabri Waterfall is located in sub-locality, Moolia locality, Abbottabad District Khyber Pakhtunkhwa State of Pakistan Country. This is a small waterfall just a few kilometers away from Neleem River.

Naran Waterfall

The place itself, Naran and Kaghan, is known for the beauty it holds and is amongst the most visited places in Pakistan. Naran Kaghan waterfalls are without argument the best of Pakistan’s

Chajian Waterfall

Chajian Waterfall is a waterfall located in Chhajjian village, Haripur District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the province of Pakistan. It is located about 25 kilometers away from the city of Haripur. The waterfall is 400 meters in height

Shingrai Waterfall

Shingrai roaring Waterfalls also known as Shingrodand by the locals are located in the Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These panoramic waterfalls have a depth of 70 feet, so by the time the water touches

Sajikot Waterfall

These twin waterfalls of Sajjikot are located approximately 24 kilometers from Havelian near Abbottabad city. They offer a stunning view and are visited by locals and tourists for picnic, fun, and refreshment.

Jarogo Waterfall

Jarogo Waterfall also known as Jarogo Banda Waterfall is a waterfall located in Matta Tehsil in the Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan. It is also known as the highest waterfall

Jahaz Banda Waterfall

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Matiltan Waterfall

Swat valley is famous for its natural beauty around the world. The valley is full of scenic beauties, lakes, waterfalls, valleys, and archaeological sites. One of these beautiful places is Mighty 22 Waterfall

Chitral Fort

The Chitral Fort is a fortification in Chitral town, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The fort is situated on the banks of the Chitral River. The fort has a commanding position on the river and is

Kafir Kot

Kafir Kot is ancient ruins of Hindu temples located in Dera Ismail Khan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, near the cities of Mianwali and Kundian, in Punjab, Pakistan. Kafir Kot consists of the ruins of 5 temples,

Khyber Pass

The Khyber Pass is a mountain pass in the northwest of Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan. It connects the town of Landi Kotal to the Valley of Peshawar at Jamrud by traversing part of the Spin

Takht-i-Bahi

Takht-i-Bahi, commonly mispronounced as Takht-i-Bhai, is an Indo-Parthian archaeological site of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The site is considered among the

Shingardar Stupa

The largest stupa of the Indian subcontinent is located in village Shingardar. This stupa is a remnant of the Buddhist era and is one of the thousands of ancient monuments in Swat Valley. It was built by Uttarasena, an ancient king

Swat Museum

Swat museum is famous for the old heritage of the Gandhara civilization. It is located between Mingora and Saidu Sharif. The museum showcases the main antiques and Buddhist artifacts which are proof of the

White Place

One of the specialties of Saidu Sharif is the Sufed Mahal (White Palace), constructed right next to Margazar. The palace was used as the residence of the Wali (ruler) both before and after the

Ushu Forest

In the Northern Kalam, there is a plateau 6 km wide where two rivers; Ushu and Utrot intersect. It is 10 km from Kalam and is 3200 meters above sea level. There are mainly Muslims living in this area who

Chitral Museum

One of the prime attractions of Chitral is its renowned museum which holds immense significance because of its rich heritage. The museum is located near the popular polo ground in Chitral. The museum holds

Shahi Masjid

Chitral holds yet another marvel of history, the Shahi Masjid. The architecture of the building portrays the strong and rich heritage of Chitral. The Masjid was constructed in 1924 AD, by the Mehtar of Chitral.

Garam Chashma

The Hot Springs which are popularly known as Garam Chashma is a unique attraction. Located 45 km from the main Chitral city, the hot springs have been a major tourist attraction due to the natural

Shandur Pass

Shandur pass is situated in Gilgit, Pakistan at a height of 12,200 feet. It connects Chitral to Gilgit. People usually travel there during the summers, because that’s when it’s not difficult to cross it.

Tirich Mir Peak

Tirich Mir is the tallest mountain of the Hindu kush range and is the tallest mountain in the world after the Himalayas. It is located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region and the native language is Khowar.

Bab-e-Khyber

The Bab-e-Khyber, or the Khyber Gate, was built in 1964 at the mouth of the fabled Khyber Pass, where the Jamrud Fort is also located. The pass itself is a witness to history and has seen countless invaders and great warriors enter

Musa ka Musalla

Musa Ka Musala stands at an altitude of 4080 meters at the junction of Siran and Kaghan Valleys in Himalaya. The name translates to “Moses’ Mat” which has different stories associated with it. While some believe it

Makra Peak

The Makra is a scenic peak in the Mansehra District in the Hazara region of the Himalayas in northern Pakistan. It is 3,800 meters (12,467 ft) high and almost 200 km from Islamabad on the Naran Road. From Kiwai,

Mardan Museum

Mardan Museum was first established in the Town Hall in 1990 under the supervision of the then Commissioner Mardan Division, Sahibzada Riaz Noor. The museum consisted of a single hall that displayed few Gandharan sculptures.

Pushkalavati Museum

Pushkalavati (modern Charsadda), and the first capital of Gandhara from 6th to 1st century BC, is situated 30 km to the northeast of Peshawar. The term Pushkalavati is a combination of two Prakrit words ‘Pushkara

Hund Museum

Hund is an ancient city on Indus River. Its old name was Udabhandapura. Hiuen Tsang a famous Chinese pilgrim who passed through this area in 644 A.D writes this name in his own Chinese account as Wu-to-Kia-han-cha.

Gabral & Shahi Bagh

Gabral is a charming hill station, comes at a distance of 20 km away from Kalam and located in Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan at an altitude of 7500 ft. The valley is surrounded by Chitral District

Chakdara Fort

Chakdara is a town in Lower Dir District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Located north of Malakand near the confluence of the Swat River with the Panjkora River, in a commanding position near the entrance

Fizaghat

Fizaghat Park a favored tourist point where they can enjoy the mouthwatering food along with the pleasant climate. While visiting the Swat Valley it is the very first tourist destination. Moreover

Falak Sar

The views of Falak Sar, the highest peak in Ushu Valley, Swat, can be seen from every corner of Swat. Falak Sar offers the spectacular views of dawn and dusk, as the peak fully covered with snow throughout

HinduKush Mountains

The Hindu Kush Mountain range runs along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It extends over 500 miles, experiences earthquakes, and separates the Amu Darya valley from

Takht-e-Sulaiman

The Sulaiman Mountains, or Kōh-e Sulaymān, are the southern extension of the Hindu Kush mountain system, located in the Zabul, Kandahar and Loya Paktia regions of Afghanistan, and in the southern Federally

Kalash Dur Museum

Located in Bumburet Valley, Kalash Museum is the storehouse of unique and mysterious Kalash culture. It is a good place to know and understand how Kalash culture evolved, how people spent their past and,

Bannu Museum

Bannu basin is connected to the Gomal Valley and is surrounded by hills and mountains. It is very strategically located between the Balochistan plateau, Central Asia, and the plains of the greater Indus Valley.

Dir Museum

If you visit the valley of Dir then you cannot miss the Dir Museum. It has the potential of becoming the tourist attraction but unfortunately, it hasn’t been promoted properly. Dir Museum is one of the most important places

Mughal-Caravanserai Gor Khatri

Mughal -Caravanserai Gor Khatri is a historical place located at the famous location of Peshawar. It is the oldest place of Peshawar and now it is used as a Government offices and houses. Mughal -Caravanserai Gor

Saidu Sharif Stupa

The Saidu Sharif Stupa, excavated under the name Saidu Sharif I, is a sacred area of Buddhist located near the city of Saidu Sharif, at the foot of the mountains that separate the river valley Saidu from that

Lal Mahara Graveyard

Lal Mahara site is an important Islamic Architecture site dated back to the 11th and 12th centuries A D. The site consists of eleven monumental tombs and more than 120 graves. But only four tombs and some

Janabad Seated Buddha

The huge image of a seated Buddha carved into a high rock face of reddish color that rises on the hillside to the southwest of Janabad (Shakhorai) village. It is situated at a distance of 5km to the

Bashigram Lake

Located in Bashigram village, on the eastern side of Madyan valley. The lake is surrounded by the snowclad mountain range and the giant glacier that has never melted makes Bashigram khwarh

Shetan Gwat Lake

The story behind this Alpine glacial lake is very famous, that a local shepherd found this lake accidentally, hidden in the shadows of high mountains and he was stunned by the mysterious place. He ran back

Kiwai Waterfall

Kiwai is a common picnic point where visitors usually take a stopover on the way traveling to Shogran or Naran Valley. This place looks busy due to the presence of a large number of people enjoying a beautiful

Namli Maira Waterfall

Namli Maira is a mountainous rural area located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. It is one of the 51 union councils of Abbottabad District and takes its name from the two largest

Umbrella Waterfall

Umbrella Waterfall is a waterfall located in the Sajikot area of the Abbottabad District. It has recently emerged as a new tourist attraction in the KPK province of Pakistan. The waterfall is located