The Northern Areas of Pakistan are something special and wonderful area to watch. It has three mighty world’s most famous mountain ranges that meet there, the Himalayas, the Karakorams, and the Hindukush, and the lush green meadows, the huge pieces of ice of glaciers, and the beautiful rivers. There are three main sites and locations in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. These are the Chitral-Swat Area, Naran-Kagan-Gilgit-Hunza-Skardu area, and Murree-Neelum-Mirpur-Muzaffarabad area. According to the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation statistics that over one million peoples including local and foreign tourists visit northern areas of Pakistan this season. Here we visit some most beautiful valleys of the Northern Areas.
Naran is a beautiful town and the most famous and popular tourist destination which is in the upper Kagan valley in district Mansehra of KPK province of Pakistan. The Naran is located 119 kilometers from Mansehra and 65 kilometers from Babusar top. This is also Pakistan’s most visited valley and estimated and calculations that around 1.5 million tourists visit this place every year. The weather of the valley is very cold due to rainfall in summer and snowfall in winter. The weather normally remains cloudy throughout the year. The temperature most of the time does not exceed 15 degrees centigrade in summer and remains below 0 in winter snowfall.
Hunza- Skardu Valley
Hunza is a mountainous valley and is located in the northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan. The Hunza valley consists of three regions called upper Hunza, Central Hunza, and Lower Hunza. In the 15th century, the majority of the population in Hunza was the Buddhist and after the arrival of Islam in this region most of the people converted to Islam. Skardu valley is located in Gilgit-Baltistan Skardu is the capital of the Skardu district in the Baltistan division and is the gateway of the Karakoram mountain range. The best period to visit Sakrdu is April to October for tourists when temperatures vary from month to month maximum of 27 degrees to 8 degrees during the period of April to October.
Murree is a mountain city located 30 kilometers from the capital Islamabad in the Galya region. Murree is a district of Punjab, Pakistan. The construction of this city was started in 1851 on the hills of Murree as Sanatorium for British troops. It was the summer headquarter of the Punjab Government up till 1876 when it was moved to Shimla. Murree is a popular hill station since the independence of Pakistan in 1947. The weather remains pleasant throughout the year due to rains in summer and snowfall in winter. Murree is also a Military area and for administrative reasons, the city is divided into two separate cantonments which are Murree Gali cantonment and Murree Hills cantonment. Murree has many educational and training institutions and a combined military hospital for the armed forces.
Chitral is located on the river Chitral in the northern of KPK Province and is the capital of the Chitral district. The population of Chitral is around 50,000 people as per the census in 2017. Chitral has a dry summer and a very cold winter as snowfall is a normal routine matter in the valley. The roads that lead towards Chitral are dangerous and narrow in the world.
Neelum valley is located in the Pakistani-administered area of Azad Kashmir. The Neelum is one of the largest districts of Azad Kashmir which extends 200 kilometers along the Neelum River. It was the part of Muzaffarabad district up until 2005. It has two tehsils Athmuqam and Sharda. The population of the valley is about 191,000 people as per the census 2017. The Neelum valley was the most affected area during the earthquake in 2005. In Neelum valley the languages of Urdu, Hindko, Kashmiri, Shina, Gojri, and Kundal Shahi are spoken.
The Gilgit is the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The Gilgit is a major stop on the silk road and a very important junction on the Karakoram highway which connects to China and the Pakistani cities of Skardu, Chitral, Peshawar, and Islamabad. The city is mainly agricultural that produced wheat, maize, and barley. Urdu, Balti, and Shina are commonly spoken in the valley. The weather in the valley is mostly cold due to the mountains. About eight to nine months in a year it has winter and a few months are for summer which is hot and at its peak, the temperature reached 40 degrees. Gilgit has an airport and the PIA is the only airline that operates there.
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