Dir Museum: Chakdara Treasure

Introduction: Discover the treasure trove of Gandhara Art at Dir Museum, also known as Chakdara Museum, nestled in Chakdara, Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of Dir, meticulously curated within the museum’s grand fort-like structure. Historical Roots of Dir Museum: Built on the foundations of archaeological excavations […]

Dhodial Pheasantry: Best Feathered Home in Hazara

Introduction: Established in 1984 over four acres, the Dhodial Pheasantry has blossomed into an eight-acre sanctuary. Initiated by the Department of Wildlife, its primary goal is to showcase the diverse pheasant species found in Pakistan. Housing 31 species, including six indigenous ones like kaleej and monal pheasants. Habitat Education: The facility contributes to conservation, education, […]

Chapursan Valley Hunza: The Mystery Land of BaBa Ghundi

Introduction: Chapursan Valley is situated in the remote expanses of Upper Hunza, Pakistan. This valley originates from Sost town along the Karakoram Highway and ends at Irshad Pass connecting the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan. The valley unveils a world of untouched beauty that remains a less traveled and unexplored region adorned with lonely snowy peaks. […]

Diamer-Bhasha Dam Site: Pakistan’s Mega ProjectDiamer-Bhasha DamDiamer-Bhasha Dam Site: Pakistan’s Mega Project

Introduction: The Diamer-Bhasha Dam, a colossal concrete-filled gravity dam, is poised to redefine Pakistan‘s landscape. Nestled between Kohistan and Diamer districts, it’s a mega multi-purpose project on the Indus River. Diamer-Bhasha Dam Sight Details: Towering at 272m, it’s among the world’s tallest dams, symbolizing a $14bn investment by Pakistan’s WAPDA. With a 4.5GW power capacity, […]

Shimshal Valley: Top Mountaineers’ Home Town

Introduction: Let’s uncover the rich mountaineering history of Shimshal Valley, a secluded Wakhi village in the Karakoram, known for its welcoming locals, stunning treks, and challenging peaks. From the famous Shimshal Pamir to the legacy of its mountaineers, discover the allure of this hidden gem in Northern Pakistan. Shimshal, a remote Wakhi village in the […]

Amluk Dara Stupa Swat – A Glimpse into Ancient Struggles

Introduction: In the picturesque Swat Valley of Pakistan, the Amluk Dara Stupa Swat stands as a silent witness to the historical struggles that unfolded in this strategic region. Once part of Udyāna, a vital kingdom along the Silk Road, this Buddhist structure, rising as high as the Pantheon in Rome, echoes tales of ancient empires […]

Buddhist Temple Islamabad: Pakistan’s only Operational Buddhist Temple

Introduction: In the heart of Islamabad’s Diplomatic Enclave is the only operational “Buddhist Temple Islamabad” that serves as a spiritual haven for Buddhist diplomats, particularly those from nations like Sri Lanka. Recently, in 2023, the Pakistani government, in collaboration with Fo Guang Shan, an esteemed international Buddhist organization, extended an invitation to strengthen the connection […]

Manthal Buddha Rock ; Rich Buddhist Heritage in GB

Introduction: Located 3 km from Skardu city, Gilgit-Baltistan, the Manthal Buddha Rock stands as a silent testament to a bygone era. Carved from granite in the 8th century, this cultural gem beckons travelers to unravel its rich history and breathtaking artistry. Historical Significance: The rock, adorned with a colossal Buddha carving at its center, flanked […]

Shingardar Stupa Barikot, Swat

Location: Situated in the Swat Valley, the Shingardar Stupa in Barikot stands as a poignant relic from the Buddhist era. Commissioned by King Uttarasena, this ancient structure encases a portion of Buddha’s relics. Identified by Colonel Deane and S.A. Stein, its origin myth narrates the miraculous transformation of an elephant carrying Buddha’s remains into stone. […]

Passu Hunza: Home to Mesmerizing Passu Cones and Battura Glacier

Passu is indeed a picturesque village in the upper Hunza region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The stunning landscapes, towering mountains, and glaciers make it a popular destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts. 1. Passu Cones: 2. Passu Glacier: 3. Passu Sar: 4. Batura Glacier: Activities: Pasu’s natural beauty and diverse attractions make it a must-visit destination […]