Thu 19 Feb 2015

Pakistan, home to a population of almost 200 million people, rich in culture and exotic places for tourism has faded under the dark clouds of terrorism and other mind-numbing concerns.

However, let’s for once not highlight our slip-ups and focus on the brighter side of things.

These exotic destinations will make you want to pack your bags and leave immediately.



1. A location amidst the Seven Kingdoms from Game of Thrones?


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This is Kalash Valley, Chitral. Where the Nuristani people of Kalash speak ‘kalashamondr’. Breathtaking!


2. A hospitable café by the river in Switzerland?
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Not at all! This is Kalam Valley, Swat. A tourist hot-spot, labeled as ‘mini-Europe’ by many.


3. Volcanoes fascinate everyone. Is this on Dante’s peak?

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Not exactly, these Mud volcanoes can be found in different regions of Balochistan. This particular one rests in Hingol, Balochistan.


4. The magical waters from the Chronicles of Narnia?

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Can’t be. This is the exotic Ghizer River in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Wrapped around lush, green and pleasant landscapes, Ghizer is a diamond in the dirt.


5. Definitely something taken out of a Hollywood movie?

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Not to be. These are the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Mountains, Karakoram. Amongst the largest in the world, these mountains are a trekker’s fantasy.


6. Did you just open your window in a Khatmandu resort?

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A window does open, but from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Balistan. The Burushaski speaking locals live a happy, peaceful life amidst cold weathers.


7. A temple for the faithful situated near the holy river Ganges?

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The Katas Raj Temple in Chakwal, Punjab. Remains of the Buddhist Stupa, the Katas site houses the Satgraha, a group of seven ancient temples.


8. Foreigners sidelining along the blue lines of Goa?

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The Arabian Sea says no! Cape Monze or locally known as Ras Muari, the Cape Mount Beach floats near the Gadani Beach, Karachi.


9. Stone-walls in the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore?

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The muscled formation of Hingol National Park in Hingol, Balochistan. Home to exotic wildlife, the Hingol National Park can serve as a stupendous tourist spot.


10. An artist’s imagination as he draws a landscape in Iceland?

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A view of the frozen sunset captured in Shandur Lake, Gilgit-Baltistan. Where the locals like to play Polo and live ordinary lives, Shandur serves as a tourist’s delight.

11. Wooden cottages on a lush top in Ireland?

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This astounding, lush green tourist spot is Arang Kel, Azad Kashmir. Located on an altitude of 8,379 feet, this striking sight is a 2km trek from Kel.


12. The dukes and duchesses of Scotland must’ve walked on these fields?

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Overcast weather in Dharam Sar Lake, Kaghan Valley. Resting in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, this attraction was largely rebuilt after 2005’s earthquake.


13. A heaven to the foreigners. Must be Brazil or Chile?

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The double-bed waterfall rests in Sajikot, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Stagnant in the Hazara region, Sajikot would put any South American country to shame.


14. An insight on the dazzling caves of South Africa?

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This tourism deprived sight is known as Moola Chotok in Khuzdar, Balochistan. Amidst tense hold of nationalists in the Jhalawan belt, Chotok seems like a lost cause.


15. Where are the tourists? This must lead to the Niagara Falls?

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Fortunately, no! This peach of a view is from the Neelam Valley, Kashmir. One of the better tourist ranges in Pakistan, this valley is a 200km long bow-shaped, deeply forested region.


16. Book-cover material. Has to lie in the outskirts of Belgium?

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Wrong again! This shot from heaven was captured at the Attabad Lake, Hunza Valley. Created by a landslide in 2010, the locals like prefer referring to it as the Gojal Lake.


17. The astounding waterfalls from Leura Cascades, Australia?

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No chance. This is an awe-inspiring view of Pir Ghaib, Balochistan. Locals here believe in the myth of the Invisible Saint (Pir Ghaib), who was saved by the Almighty

 

Courtesy and Photo : shugal.com

 

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Mon 27 Oct 2008

Mazar e Quaid

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Shahra-e-Faisal

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Aga Khan Hospital

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Aazadi Fountain the Longest Fountain of World

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Aazadi Fountain


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Clifton Beach


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DHA Khayaban E Raahat

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KPT Bridge or Netti Jetti


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Nazimabad Underpass

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Qayoomabad Fly Over



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Sohrab Goth Fly Over

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Sohrab Goth FlyOver


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Temple in Bin Qasim Park

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Underpass

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Thu 11 Sep 2008

 

1.   This image of red blood cells is one of a series appearing in the book   Inside The Body: Fantastic Images from Beneath the Skin.

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 2.   Here the blood cells are traveling along a vein within the liver. The images are provided by the Science Photo Library.  

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3.   This bead-like structure with its projecting legs is a nerve cell. It sends signals and commands to and from the brain.  

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4.   This dirty-looking surface is actually a healthy tooth. The cells in the green layer produce enamel, which protects the tooth.  

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5.   A cross section of a piece of carpet? This is actually the small intestine where food is digested.

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6.   The surface of the tongue is rough due to these paillae, which contain the taste buds and send tactile information to the brain. 

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7.   The cells lining the stomach secrete a layer of mucus to protect against the acidic gastric juices.  

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8.   These crystals may look pretty, but the kidney stones they form can be extremely painful to pass through the urine. 

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9.   These match-like structures are found in the brain and secrete a substance that cushions the brain and spinal cord against shock. 

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10.   Rose petals scattered on a scarlet divan? This is actually the lining of the rectum

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