Kaghaan Valley – 1/1000 Beauty Spots in Pakistan

[This post is being published as a guest post by Fatima Naqvi, Head of Public Relations @ Rocket Internet ]

Kaghan,_Pakistan

Kaghan valley is located in the Northeast of Mansehra district, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It lies in the lower Himalayan mountains range, and is approximately 64 km from Balakot. The valley is gorgeous, and full of captivating views. It is one of Pakistan’s many popular tourist destinations.

The people in the valley are very hospitable, and make you feel right at home. Kaghan is located very close to Naran which is another popular tourist hub. There are many economical hotels in Naran Kaghan, Hotel Pine Park Shogran room rates are most reasonable ones.

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Lalazar: Lalazar is a lush green of forest and is famous for being wild flower habitat. The mountain roads which lead up to Lalazar have the popular Kunhar River on the side. Lalazar is a popular tourist destination as it is famous for camping and wildlife. On

clear sunny day it is possible to view “Falak Sonia” (snow covered peaks) from Lalazar which is associated with famous fairy tales.

lalazar

Shogran: Shogran is located 34km from Balakot and is famous for its picturesque views. The road leading up to Shogran has a small village Kawai which is famous for having a restaurant situated on a beautiful waterfall. Shogran connects you to several beautiful places, like Siri Paye and Makra Peak. Hotels and motels are also available at Shogran at an affordable price.

shogran

Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park – Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park is located in the North of Kaghan Valley. The park was created in 2003. It is famous for the scenic view of beautiful Dudipatsar Lake, Lulusar Lake and peaks. The lush green fields and reflection of lake water makes National Park more appealing for tourism.

Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park

Essential Tips

Restaurants

In Kaghan Valley you can find the restaurants near Balakot- Kaghan road or at main Street of Naran. These restaurants serve a variety of dishes mainly from the Pashtun cuisine -aromatic, mouthwatering and delicious. A must eat while visiting Kabuli Pulao, lamb sajji or Peshawari kawa.

Shopping

Kaghan is famous for its woolen and handicraft products i.e. Woolen shawls, dresses and rugs. The handmade jewelry also makes it a popular shopping. You can easily find famous shopping districts all around the valley. Shopping in Kaghan is a pleasurable experience!

Hotels

Jovago Pakistan has many Best deals in top hotels of Naran Kaghan. Book now on No 1 online hotel booking site of Pakistan and get the best prices.

Money

Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted in the ATM.

Exchange Rate

http://www.xe.com/currency/pkr-pakistani-rupee

Main Airport

There are many airports to fly into for Kaghan such as, Gilgit airport and Skardu airport but flights are all weather dependent. The safest airport to fly into is Benazir Bhutto International Airport (Islamabad), located 135.6km from Kaghan

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