4 cities in Pakistan you must visit this winter

Planning a trip? Visit these places within your country before you consider going abroad

Ayesha Mahboob Alam October 08, 2015
Take a break and explore these beautiful parts of your country!

KARACHI: Planning a trip this winter? Visit these places within Pakistan before you consider going abroad. Travelling to these cities is affordable, and the experience, unparalleled.

1. Hunza

View of Hunza Valley from Karimabad. Photo: Jialiang Gao

One of the most beautiful places in Pakistan and a popular tourist destination, Hunza is a treat for everyone in winters. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains like Ultar Sar, Hunza Peak and Passu Peak, and boasts breathtaking views along with a rich culture as it was once a princely state.

The Baltit Fort. Photo: Yasir Nisar



Some popular places to visit in Hunza are: Karimabad, Altit, Attabad lake, Baltit fort and Passu. Feeling adventurous? You can also go trekking on one of the mountains.

Attabad Lake. Photo: Shehzaad Maroof

2. Gilgit

Photo: Historypak.com

The capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region is another beautiful destination spot located near Hunza. Gilgit is surrounded by many valleys like Astore, Naltar, and Haramosh which provide absolutely spectacular views.

Haramosh Valley. Photo: Flickr

Naltar Valley. Photo: Danial Shah

The city is home to delicious fruits and friendly people. It also hosts many cultural festivals. Once you go there, you will want to visit repeatedly!

Apricots of Gilgit. Photo: skardu.pk

Cultural festival in Gilgit. Photo: Travel Pakistan

3. Quetta

Photo: Dost Pakistan

Quetta is exceptionally beautiful in the winters. It is known as the fruit garden of Pakistan because of the delectable Pashtun cuisine, fruits and dry fruits it offers. The interesting Buzkashi festival is held in Quetta every year in which two teams on horse-back attempt to snatch a goat from each other.

The Buzkashi festival in Quetta. Photo: Dost Pakistan



Dry fruits in Quetta. Photo: Danial Shah

4. Abbottabad

Abbottabad in winters. Photo: Abbottabad.com.pk

Abbottabad is a city located in the Hazara region in KPK. It is known for its beauty and pleasant weather, and is surrounded by hills. The Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) is located here, which gives additional charm to the small city.

Photo: Defence.pk

The parade at PMA is something you can't miss! Photo: Screengrab of video by Pakistan Military

The towns of Nathiagali and Thandiani are very close to Abbottabad and they are both gorgeous places.

Nathiagali. Photo: PakWheels

Thandiani. Photo: TourisminPakistan.com

So, which city will you be visiting this winter?

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Naif | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend Hii to everyone...where to visit with family in a winter season in Pakistan (best tourist spots...) If any one can direct me.. Thanks
Rollin & Trollin | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend I don't why the beautiful exotic Gwadar is not on that list, with all the hip in-crowd from Karachi lazing on its sultry beaches; gorgeous by sunset ! Great seafood as well. The northern part of the country while beautiful, becomes almost inaccessible due to flight cancellations and fog come winter time.
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