Pakistan seems to be a land of art, God’s personal canvas, to make it so beautiful that no matter what, one cannot help but fall in love with it. From the valleys to the mountains to the lakes, each has its own beauty that captivates and holds the heart of the one visiting.
Breathtaking Lakes of Pakistan
With numerous lakes in Pakistan, here are the most beautiful lakes of Pakistan that one simply cannot stop talking about.
1. Banjosa lake
Although an artificial lake located near the town of Rawalakot, this lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of Azad Kashmir as well as Pakistan and a major tourist attraction, where people come to see how it is surrounded by the lush greenery and a beautiful atmosphere
2. Rush lake
No different than what it makes we feel. Located in the Nagar valley, Rush lake is the highest lake in Pakistan at 5098m. Being surrounded by the tall white peaks of Rush Pari, this is one of the magnificent lakes of Pakistan!
3. Sheosar lake
This lake is simply one of those that make you want to hold in your breath, afraid to let it go in fear that you might just be dreaming about this spectacular view. Sheosar Lake is located in the Deosai plains located in the Gilgit-Baltistan district.
4. Naltar lake
Yes. This is Pakistan. Naltar Lake, with its tranquility and beauty is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan district of Pakistan. With its clear water and the greenery, this is like heaven on earth to the human eye!
5. Ansoo lake
Shaped like a teardrop, Ansoo Lake is again, one of those lakes that present us with a mind gobbling view of beauty and tranquility. Located in the Mansehra district near the Malika Parbat, this is the point to camp for all those adventurous tourists who can withstand cold and strong winds, with a side line of a breathtakingly beautiful lake.
6. Lower Kachura lake
Makes it look like one is looking in the mirror, with its crystal clear water, Lower Kachura Lake is located in the Skurdu district in Gilgit-Baltistan. Upper kachura and lower Kachura are the top two most visited lakes in Pakistan due to their opposite looks but equally breathtaking in their own way. Gilgit-Baltistan is also home to some of the world’s highest peaks as well as glaciers.
7. Lake Saif-ul-Muluk
Lake Saif-ul-Muluk is the most famous and visited lake of Pakistan, and the most attractive tourist spot. Located near the Naran Valley, this lake has an outstanding natural beauty, charisma and its own story and fairy tale. The story revolves around how a prince of Persia fell in love with a fairy and after every sunset, the lake is home to fairies. It is known that no tourist is allowed to stay after the sunsets, due to its difficult terrain and the myth of fairies residing in the area.
8. Dudipatsar Lake
Dudipatsar Lake is located in the Kaghan valley of Pakistan. This lake provides a scenic beauty in a way that enchants the tourists, captivating them with the snowcapped magnificent peaks that surround the lake. It is known as the “white lake” as it is covered with ice for most of the year. Since people do not visit this lake often, it remains one of the most unspoiled lakes of Pakistan.
9. Keenjhar lake
Not all lakes reside up north. Keenjhar Lake, or Kalri Lake is located in the province of Sindh and is one of the largest man-made lake of Pakistan. Built in the 12th century, it plays a crucial ecological role in the functioning of the River Indus basin.
10. Haleji lake
Located in the Thatta district of the Sindh province, it is Asia’s largest bird sanctuary where birds from as far as Siberia migrate here in winters. It is one of the most attractive tourist points and presents a rather mesmerizing view to the people visiting.
11. Hanna lake
Baluchistan is not far behind in hiding one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan. Hanna Lake is another man-made lake located near Quetta built by the British during their rule. It is the most attractive lake in the city with a historic bridge wall between two mountains to store water. It provides the tourists and the locals with a magnificent view especially in winters when it is frozen and covered in snow!
12. Ratti Gali Lake
Located in the Neelam Valley of Azad Kashmir, it is situated at the height of 12130 ft. Also known as the Dowarian Lake, this is one of the most captivating lake of Pakistan, not only at a national level, but internationally as well, continuing to attract tourists from all over the world. Presenting us with the view off glacier chunks floating on the river, surrounded by the snowcapped peaks, it ranks in the top most beautiful lakes in Pakistan.
13. Chita Khata lake Kashmir
Located in the Azad Kashmir district of Pakistan, this lake magnificent lake is located in the Shonter Valley with the height of 12,467 ft. it is only accessible in the months of July and august. Chita Khata is known as such due to being surrounded by snowcapped peaks and covered with ice most of the year, proving to be a white stream, it is a most beautiful tourist spot in Pakistan, providing the tourists the thrill needed as it is only accessible during the two months.
14. Karambar Lake
Located in the Gilgit-Baltistan district, this is the second highest lake of Pakistan and 31st highest lake of the world. It is the most magical and beautiful lake of Pakistan with the height of 4,303 meters, it is 52m deep and stretches over 2km. Also known as the Qurumbar lake, it is one of the most biologically active lakes of Pakistan, and with its magical beauty, clear blue water and the magnificent mountains in the background, it attracts tourists from all over the world, calling it a heaven on earth sight.
15. Saral lake
Known as the Dream Lake and the Hidden Pearl of Pakistan, it is located in the Neelam Valley of the Azad Kashmir District. With its stunning landscape and a magnificent view, it ranks as one of the most beautiful lakes of Pakistan that have not yet been discovered or appreciated. It provides a breathtaking view of the lake, surrounded by the lush green mountains and patches of snow making it stand out, the crystal clear water reflecting the image back, it is one of the most beautiful views one can see in a lifetime!
Pakistan is full of hidden secrets and mind blowing beautiful spots that one should definitely visit. Our own country ranks in the top 50 countries with the most beautiful natural spots.
Note: This post is submitted by Jovago Pakistan. Book your trip with Jovago Pakistan to any of these lakes and give us your feedback!
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