Apart from the natural beauty our country boasts, it consists of rich history and cultures of civilizations and empires that ruled this area thousands of years ago. Due to the geo strategic location of Pakistan and the land (rich in minerals) perfect for agriculture, this area has always been the favourite for conquerors to rule and live in. Here is a list of top 5 gorgeous forts and castles in Pakistan you must have never heard of before:
In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan lies a beautiful and cultural district known as Chitral. The district is a very popular tourist spot of this country mainly because of its customs and traditions which stand out from other places of Pakistan. Sharing borders with other popular tourist places like Swat and Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral is usually included in the trip of majority of tourists who make arrangements for Pakistan tour. The history of Chitral Pakistan, tourist attractions, weather and accommodation will make you visit this place at least once in your life. The locals speak Khowar language and take pride in their unique cultures and traditions whose roots date back to many centuries. They are known as Khow and are well-recognized for their ethnic diversity. Religiously, however, approximately 97% of the population comprises of Muslims while it is said that Kalash tribes are atheists.
Being a country blessed with natural beauty and scenic views, Pakistan is considered as the up and coming tourist destination. From water sports to adventure sports, tourists looking for thrill and excitement or a tranquil getaway to kill boredom, can visit the following beautiful places in Pakistan.
Known as the ‘Roof of the World’, Shandur-Top is situated between Afghanistan and Gilgit- Baltistan, where the Karakorum ranges and glaciers of Gilgit-Baltistan meet. Shandur is the highest polo ground in the world and the place is best known for the challenging yet interesting game of Polo. This game in the region of Gilgit, Chitral and Skardu has an old history. In the past, local Rajas, Mirs and Mehtars used to sponsor the game and at times,they almost spent 50% more of their annual budget on supporting Shandur polo festival!
Pakistan is a country drenched in numerous colors, depicted in its copious cultures and festivals, which are sprinkled differently in different fractions of the country. In Pakistan, life blossoms at its full bloom as people here do not wait for life to shower colossal blessings upon them, in fact they carve happiness on their life’s canvas on their own. Chilam Joshi Festival is another such example, where happiness and colors of life get jolted in air with mere alteration of season in the Kalash Valley.