Pakistan is not a common destination for a solo female traveler. Visas can be difficult to obtain and most governments have strongly advised against travel there. Visas can only be obtained from the embassy in your country of origin, so if you are planning to travel there first, contact the Embassy of Pakistan in your country.
"Why not I take the Nathiagali road to reach Islamabad?" I thought, having a cup of tea in "Bhai Sweet & Hotel". The road would be more scenic filled with many interesting places like Donga Gali, Pipeline trek, Nathiagali and Muree. Unknowing the condition of the road I started off hesitantly.
I had a wish to witness autumn colors for a long time and on Dec 1st, I decided to visit Abbottabad and Galiyat. It was a 12th Rabi' al-awwal evening and the country was celebrating the birthday of the Islamic prophet, Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). The plan was to leave late night and experience the sunrise on Karakorum Highway.
Driving to Hunza via Karakoram Highway is a wonderful experience for someone who is keen to explore. Driving this route, one experiences the diverse nature the country possess. Among the many, there are Plain lands of Hassanabdal, Pine jungles of Chattar Plains, Tea gardens of Shinkiari, Green Hills of Kohistan, Fresh springs in Shangla, Rugged mountains of Chilas, Snowy mountains of Hunza, The Mighty Indus River, the Attabad Lake, Glacier of Passu and a lot more which I can not mention here.
We had couple to main destinations yet to cover in this tour. Naltar Valley and Astore Valley are known to be the beautiful vallies of Gilgit Baltistan. Let start discoving and shooting.
A trip to Hunza had always been on my (never ending) wishlist. But honestly I had no idea that it will be this beautiful. It was an achanak trip, with little planning and very little publicity. We didn't invite all our friends for the event, it was just a sudden plan to go on a car and before the rest of our group knew it we were on our way to Gilgit-Baltistan.
We went out of Bahawalpur to explore the historical sights which surrounds the city of Bahawalpur. Derawar Fort, Dera Nawab sahib, Panjnad and Uch sharif were some of the historical sight we visited.
Bahawalpur is one of the major cities in Punjab. It is the 13th most populous city of Pakistan. Bahawalpur has royal history, and it is now developed as a metropolitan city. As this city has been home to most of the kings and nawabs, it is a vital attraction for tourists and history lovers. The Palaces built by these kings are major tourist attraction.
A December’s cold morning brought few class fellows back to University which they graduated four years ago. Time passed so quickly when they switched from student to professional life.
When after a long journey through mountains, valleys, villages and hills; I saw Deosai for the first time, it struck to me as if Wordsworth wrote the poem for Deosai.