By Farah Jamil
Pakistan is a beautiful country. It has sky high mountains, ice-cold rivers and lush green valleys.
Here are a list of valleys that you need to visit this summer. Forget that trip to Dubai, and explore the beauty of your own country.
Neelem Valley:Neelam Valley is a 144 km long bow-shaped valley in Azad Kashmir Region. The Valley is situated at the North & North-East of Muzaffarabad (The capital of Azad Kashmir).
Explore its green meadows, fresh water springs, serene lakes and breathe in the clear air.
The Hunza Valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region is a mountainous valley. It was formerly a princely state. You will fall in love with its rocky mountains.
This is where our young nobel prize winner Malala hails from. It has the blue Swat river and is nestled amid the Hindu Kush mountains.
Kalash Valley has the beautiful dancing girls which Junaid Jamshed filmed in his song ‘Goray Rang ka Zamana’. This little tribe follows its own religion and traces its origins back to Alexandar, the Greek king who wanted to conquer sub-continent.
The Kaghan Valley is a beautiful valley in the north-east of Mansehra District . No doubt, it is one of the most charming tourist resorts in scenic Hazara division.
This was once the summer capital of the British Raj. A two hour drive from Islamabad, escape here to seek refuge from the summer heat. Or watch the snowfall in winters.
Shandur is the Highest Polo Ground on Earth, is about 3738 meter an above sea level and lies midway between Chitral and Gilgit.
Rawalakot is a town in Azad Kashmir, which is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by hills, 80 km away from Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Ziarat is the capital of Ziarat District, Balochistan, Pakistan. Ziarat is a famous holiday resort of Balochistan and nearly every trip from Karachi to Quetta stops at Ziarat.
Jhelum Valley is an ideal valley for both the domestic and international tourists, located in Azad Kshmir region. River Jhelum passes from the East to West between the green mountains of this valley.