Seven Wonders of Pakistan that Are Definitely Worth Visiting.
Let’s have a look at the seven of the many wonders of Pakistan that you need to visit for sure.
1. Princess Of Hope
Princess of Hope is a natural rock formation that manifests a princess looking beyond horizons (maybe for hope). The sea breeze coming from the Arabian Sea has worked for many years an expert craftsman to carve this beautiful sculpture. Princess of Hope stands high in the mountain range along with Makran Coastal Highway.
2. The Paleolithic Aror
There is an amazing yet unnoticed rock formation located at the limestone plateau of Rohri hills in Sindh. According to archaeological beliefs, most of the rock findings can be traced back to the Stone Age of human history. The Paleolithic Aror hill of Rohri is an amazing wonder stratified thousands of years ago.
The shape of Aror hill also resembles with a rock in France that has been formulated by the gigantic movements of ocean waves. A shrine can also be seen at the top of Aror hill making it totally breathtaking. The Aror hill of Rohri is located near the village of Chancha Baloch.
3. Katas Raj Temple
The Katas Raj Temples also known as Qila Katas is a complex of several Hindu temples connected to one another by walkways.[ The temple complex surrounds a pond named Katas which is regarded as sacred by Hindus.[The complex is located in the Potohar Plateau region of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The temples are located near the town of Kallar Kahar, and are near the M2 Motorway.
The temples’ pond is said in the Puranas to have been created from the teardrops of Shiva, after he wandered the Earth inconsolable after the death of his wife Sati. The pond occupies an area of two kanals and 15 marlas, with a maximum depth of 20 feet.
The temples play a role in the Hindu epic poem, the Mahābhārata,where the temples are traditionally believed to have been the site where the Pandava brothers spent a significant portion of their exile. It is also traditionally believed by Hindus to be the site where the brothers engaged in a riddle contest with the Yakshas, as described in the Yaksha Prashna.[[Another tradition states that the Hindu deity Krishna laid the foundation of the temple, and established a hand-made shivling in it.
The temples were visited by India’s former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani in 2005. In 2006, the Pakistani government began restoration works at the temples, with further improvements announced in 2017.In 2018,Pakistan issued visas to 139 Indian Hindu pilgrims to visit Katas Raj dham.
4. Trango Towers
The Trango Towers are a family of rock towers situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, in the north of Pakistan. The Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world, and every year a number of expeditions from all corners of the globe visit Karakoram to climb the difficult granite. They are located north of Baltoro Glacier, and are part of the Baltoro Muztagh, a sub-range of the Karakoramrange. The highest point in the group is the summit of Great Trango Tower at 6,286 m (20,623 ft), the east face of which features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop..
5. Ansoo Lake
Ansoo Lake is located in Kaghan Valley of District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 13,927 feet (4245 meters) above sea level and considered among one of the highest lakes of Himalayas. The lake is situated near Malika Parbat, the highest mountain of Kaghan Valley.
Overview: According to a resident of Naran Valley, M. Tahir, Ansoo Lake is his discovery and he named this Lake as Ansoo Jheel (transformation in English: “Tear Lake”). The lake (Jheel) is shaped like a tear (Ansoo) that why it is named Ansoo Lake. The lake has become very popular attractions for tourists in a very short time.
It is said that one need to be lucky to behold the beautiful Ansoo Lake. Because sometimes when you reach the lake after hours difficult trekking, the lake does not viewable due to fog or rain. Track to the lake itself present several breathtaking and picturesque views to the visitors. After 5 hours of trek a hill comes, and when you look down to the other side from the summit of the hill, Ansoo Lake is there saying behold I am what brings you here, away from the crowds and communities of human. Traveling a little more will take you closer to the bank of lake. The lake stays covered in snow whole year except from July to August. It is said that best time for this trek is between July 10 to August 15 and one can see the mirroring waters of lake during this period of time.
6. Sharda University Ruins, Neelum Valley
Nobody can imagine after visiting the place known as Sharda Peeth temple, located at a distance of 136 km from Muzaffarabad in the Neelam Valley in Azad Kashmir of Pakistan, that it was once a center of the educational excellence. Even today it serves as a center of excellence in terms of the legacy it caters. The place and ruins itself speak about its wondrous time and history.
Back in the 9th century, it served as a university and a hub of knowledge to the Hindu scholars and students. It also serves as one of the amazing wonders that Pakistan carries which is out of the sight of the public.
7. Tooba Mosque
Masjid-e-Tooba or Tooba Mosque is located in Karachi and is locally known as the Gol Masjid. It was built in 1969 in Defence Housing Society Karachi, just off main Korangi Road. Masjid-e-Tooba is often claimed to be the largest single-dome mosque in the world and is built with pure white marble. The dome is 72 meters (236 feet) in diameter with no pillars to support it; it is balanced on a low surrounding wall. Masjid-e-Tooba has a single minaret standing 70 meters high. The mosque is the 18th largest in the world with the central prayer hall having a capacity of 5,000 people and can accommodate upto 30,000 people with the terrace and lawn.
The mosque was built keeping acoustics in mind so that a person speaking inside at one end of the dome can be heard at the other end. This mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Dr Babar Hamid Chauhan and the engineer was Zaheer Haider Naqvi. The mosque does not have any carvings but has mirror work inside giving it a simple and elegant look.