Congratulations on your wedding! Now that you have turned to a new chapter in life, how about take the edge off from all that planning and execution to embark on a journey and explore the gems this country has to offer. If you’re stumped on where to go for your honeymoon, look no further because Pakistan has everything your heart desires. Here’s our pick of the top 5 honeymoon destinations in Pakistan for a lovebirds’ retreat.
Skardu is a fairytale destination nestled between brown-gray mountains in the central valley of Gilgit-Baltistan. This placid town lies at the crossing of the river Indus and Shigar River.
Shangrila is a popular resort in this town and extends along the edge of Shangrila or Lower Kachura Lake. The calm and peaceful environment is perfect for newly-weds to unwind and enjoy what it truly means to unplug from the daily grind.
The honeymooners staying in Skardu can visit popular excursions not too far away from town. A few of these spots are as follows:
Upper Kachura Lake
Malam Jabba, Swat Valley
If you’re tired of being pampered during your wedding and want some adrenalin pumping through your veins, then perhaps it’s time to indulge your adventurous side by choosing to spend your honeymoon at Pakistan’s oldest ski resort, Malam Jabba, in Swat Valley. The resort is located 314 km from Islamabad and 51 km from Saidu Sharif.
The valley is a sight for sore eyes all year round, but in winter, its landscape is unrivaled. If skiing isn’t something you’re interested in, then you can still enjoy the spectacular view of the valley by hopping on chairlifts that take you above 10, 000 ft. With luxury hotels that offer you all the comforts you could ask for and plenty of places to explore, such as the various trekking routes in the pine forests, you truly will find that Malam Jabba is the perfect getaway for the adventurous romantics.
Kaghan Valley, KPK
Amongst the most scenic and renowned tourist destinations in Pakistan is the breathtaking Kaghan Valley. This picturesque jewel lies in the heart of the Mansehra district. Every year, millions of locals descend upon the valley to glance at mother nature’s splendor. The destination has several sites that visitors can explore. Many places in this region, like Saif-ul-Malook Lake, are shrouded with lore and mystery. Tales of giants and fairies make them even more interesting to visit and uncover.
Some other popular excursions you should definitely visit while in the enchanting valley are listed below:
Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan
Hunza Valley is renowned as heaven on earth, and rightly so, as summer, autumn and spring bring spectacular views and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in nature’s awe-inspiring spectacle, gain a new perspective and celebrate the new chapter of your life with newfound appreciation and admiration for the world we have been blessed with.
Hunza is located in Gilgit Baltistan, surrounded by the epic Himalaya and Karakoram Ranges. The Valley is approximately 560 Km away from Islamabad via Naran-Babusir Top. En route, there are plenty of things to see, such as 3M (3 Mountains), Riakot, Babusar Top, Gilgit and much more.
Apart from natural wonders, you can also explore the ancient architecture and historic sites, such as Altit and Baltit Fort, where the latter is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other must-see places to visit while you’re honeymooning in paradise are as follows:
For couples fascinated by art, history, and culture, Lahore is the place to be. Legend has it that the city is named after Lava, the son of the Hindu god Rama. Take a peek into a fascinating world of myth and lore, and get a glimpse of the lives of the extravagant kings and queens of the Mughal Empire that ruled the subcontinent for approximately 331 years.
Lahore isn’t just interesting because of its historic richness, but the food scene here is also second to none. The beautifully lit Food Street and M M Alam Road are a must-visit for foodies. Below are a few more popular sites to see in Lahore:
Masjid Wazir Khan
Well, you’re all set for your next big adventure in life, and this time you have a partner by your side. Let Bookirea take care of all the planning and details of your honeymoon; with our contacts and packages, you’ll be sure to get the best deals and an amazing experience. So, go out there; travel, explore, respect and enjoy. But Just remember that in order to preserve all these beautiful destinations, we must do our part and be a conscious traveler. This planet is the only one we’ve got, so let’s not ruin it.