Pakistan is rapidly becoming the expedition and adventurous hub for the neighboring countries. Each year our breathtaking scenery attracts tons of people to Pakistan, but why do people keep on coming back? It is because of the Pakistan wide array of thing Pakistan has to offer. Pakistan is not just blessed with mesmerizing scenic beauty, but each city in this country has a different flavor to offer. You can enjoy a large variety of cultures, cuisines, arts and crafts and activities here. Let’s have a look at the famous cities of Pakistan and the reason they are famous for!
Sialkot – The City Of Sports Good!
Sialkot is the main hub of the production of sports goods. The footballs used in the FIFA World Cup 1982, 2014 and 2018 were manufactured in Sialkot, Pakistan. Adidas Telstar 18, which was the official match ball in the FIFA World Cup 2018 was produced in Sialkot.
Over 60 million footballs are produced in Sialkot in a year, making Sialkot the world’s largest producer and supplier of hand-stitched footballs. Sialkot supplies sports goods like bats, balls, gloves etc to world-renowned brands such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Puma, Select, and Wilsons purchase sports goods from Sialkot. So if you are a sports fan and want to buy world-class sports good at the cheapest price possible, Sialkot should be on your must-visit list.
Lahore – The Cultural Hub Of Pakistan!
A very famous Punjabi saying says- the one who hasn’t seen Lahore, is yet to be born. This saying probably came into being as Lahore is the Cultural Hub of Pakistan. Lahore has beautiful buildings that add to the ‘Mughal’ feel of the city. The Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar Gardens, Wazir Khan Mosque, Tomb of Jahangir, Pearl Mosque and the Sheesh Mahal (glass palace) are just some of the amazing historical Mughal architectural sites to visit.
Apart from an amazing walk down Mughal history, Lahore is a heaven for foodies. From the amazing Siri Paye, anda chola and lassi, to modern delicacies from around the world including PF Chang’s- Lahore have food to suit every palate, taste, and mood.
Karachi – The City Of Lights And Lively People!
Karachi is rightfully called the city of lights for a reason – this city glows day and night. Located at the south of Pakistan, it borders the Arabian Sea. The cool sea breezes ensure that even the scorching summers can’t dull the spirit of this lively city. This city is always happening and brimming even if it is 4 am in the morning.
There are tons of amazing places to eat at. From chatpata and light on the pocket street food to sophisticated restaurants like Jason Steak House and PC Sakura, you will find anything and everything you want to eat here. But if you do visit Karachi, you must have the biryani here! There are amazing places by the shore that you can watch sunrises and sunsets from like Devils Point, Zero Point or the China Port. Karachi is Pakistan’s economic hub, so you will find a variety of markets with great things at reasonable prices.
Islamabad- The Planned Child!
Islamabad is one of the most well planned and organized capitals in the world. Islamabad enjoys an amazing weather throughout the year. A spectacularly clean city, with a wide variety of beautiful places to offer that will soothe your soul to the core! The Marghala Hills are a key feature of this amazing city and a must visit too.
The twin city, Rawalpindi is also a complete delight to visit. Rawalpindi houses the Pak Army Headquarters known as the GHQ, and was once also the capital of the Gandhara civilization. It is known for Sheikh Rasheed’s (our ever so famous Pindi boy) Lal Haveli aka Red Fort, the delicious anday wala burger (egg stuffed burgers) and the great weather.
Peshawar – Hello Dry Fruits!
Peshawar is a great place to shop at! Super reasonable products, dry fruits, and amazing fruits make it one of the most famous cities of Pakistan.
The highlight of Peshawar is the food, meat dishes specifically. The delicacies will leave you wanting more; chapli kababs, charsi tikkas, namkeen rosht, namak mandi, and the native green tea qahwas are a must have in Peshawar.
Harappa – The Reflection Of Our Past!
Known for the remnants of the amazing Indus Civilization, Harappa is the place to be if you enjoy history and appreciate the beauty of ancient architecture. This city was once located off the bank of river Indus, the river has now changed its route. It has a twin city- Mohenjodaro and it is said that both the cities date back to 1700 BC. The historical origin of Harappa included it in the list of famous cities of Pakistan.
Thar – The Resilient Desert!
Thar is basically a desert, yet there is fauna and flora present. This is the unique thing about this desert that it supports life. There are villages present here too. It is a great place to visit because the culture you will encounter here, is unique.
Multan – The City Of Saints!
Known as the city of saints, Multan has a beautiful history that follows Alexander the Great, Arabs, Ghaznavi’s, Mongols, Mughals, and the British. Every rule just added to the cultural and heritage value of the city. This city is the hub of Sufi shrines and it one of the most famous cities of Pakistan. You need to try the delicious Multani Halwa when there.
Skardu – The Beauty To Flaunt!
Located in Gilgit Baltistan, this city is so beautiful that it can take your breath away. Snowcapped peaks, whitewashed mountains, lush valleys and greenery everywhere; it is truly a reflection of heaven on earth. If you want to relax in enjoy nature, Skardu is the best place and this is the reason it is included in the list of famous cities of Pakistan. A dreamland for hikers, climbers and adventure seekers, Skardu has something for everyone.
Gwadar – The Future Of Pakistan!
The next big city in the world is Gwadar. Located on the Makran coast, this city is developing very quickly thanks to CPEC. The beach, the port, the amazing hotels and the quick development; this city is a great place to visit and this is the reason it is included in the list of famous cities of Pakistan.
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