Showing posts with label Pakistan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pakistan. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 July 2017

An Escape to the Jungle - Sharan, Kaghan Valley.

Normally, I like to plan trips in advance and be fully prepared but our recent escapade was quite an exception. This was our third trip with the tour company ‘Ghoomo Phirro’. Normally they have all-inclusive tours but this one started from Balakot and we had to get there on our own. We decided against driving on our own and opted for public transport to experience Pakistan fully for the first time. Today I will be sharing details of this adventure.


Summary of the trip
Landscape
Exotic. Lush green. Dense forest.
Pods
State-of-the-art. New. Modern. Artistic. Great KPK Govt initiative.
Jungle
Thick. Exotic. Refreshing. Pine trees. Unexplored.
Locals
Friendly. Funny. Cheerful. Beautiful. Chatty. Polite.
Jeeps
Open. Airy. Fun. Tight. Classic Design.
Company
Interesting. Like-minded. Stimulating conversations.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Highlights Of Our Kalash Tour 12-17 May 2017

  • The yearning to see northern Pakistan and the excitement of finally being able to see it for the first time ever.
  • Winning a free, all-inclusive trip to Kalash in a lucky draw worth Rs. 23000.
  • 5 days & 5 nights. 
  • Far away from city and office life. 
  • Instant click with group mates. 
  • Endless 32 hour one-way journey in a van. 
  • Stop at Takht-i-Bahi Buddhist ruins, a place I had been dying to see for so the longest time.
  • Trekking up to the mountain to reach this astounding place at 5:30 am.
  • Seeing their meditation cells with bats hanging upside down.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Places around Islamabad I plan to see

My last post in this travel series was Places around Islamabad I have explored. Here is a link to that post in case you missed it. Today I will be sharing my list of places I plan to see around this area in future. I'm keeping these travel posts really short as I think their pictures are good enough to convince you guys to plan a trip. Google maps really have changed the world and given so much convenience. Its now so easy to navigate and see places you've never seen before.

Places around Islamabad I plan to see
1. Rohtas fort (1 hr 45 mins from Islamabad)


Thursday, 24 March 2016

Places around Islamabad I have explored

I have been a travel enthusiast all my life. I am passionate about exploring new places. I have a habit of making a list of exciting places to see around my house. So whenever there is a day off or a weekend approaching, we can refresh our soul. Today I will be sharing one of my lists with you. This list doesn't include places to see inside Islamabad like Monal hilltop, Rawal lake, Lok Virsa etc. The focus today is one day trips around Islamabad city. These are only the places I have seen myself. Next post will be about places I plan to explore. 

Places around Islamabad that I have explored
Following are the places that I have been to in order of priority. The first few ones are really a must-see and highly recommended. All these are perfect one day trips as they are close to the capital. You can easily check Google map for ways to get to some of these places. The rest which include trekking are better with groups as they lead the way. 

1.  Ramkot fort and Mangla Lake
Its about an hours boat ride from Mangla Cantt. So it is better with a group. This trip includes about 15 minutes trekking on stairs leading to the fort. Its one of the most stunning forts I have seen in my life. It reminded me of Castles I saw in Wales. But this one is really beautiful. Mangla Boat ride is also blissful and serene. The water is absolutely clean and dreamy. 


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Discover Pakistan

Panjpeer Rocks -  April 2015

I have always been a travel enthusiast. I’m happiest when I’m outdoors, close to nature and love sports like tennis because of the same reason. Work is just a part of life. We should make sure it doesn't become our life. The idea of holidays prevails in the European culture so I learned the importance of excursion trips through life in London. While working our tails off during weekdays, weekends were the perfect break for us. Even if we got two days break, we would Google a resort, book a hotel and just go there to celebrate or relax. Europeans really know how to make the most of the time they have with their loved ones. Now that I’m back, I’m happy to see that the holiday culture is spreading in Pakistan also.