Monday, January 31, 2011

Rawal Lake View Park Islamabad

Rawal lake view park is a picnic spot for visitors in Islamabad which is on the side of Rawal Lake.Rawal Lake in Islamabad is an artificial reservoir which provides the water needs for the twin cities. The area around it has been landscaped beautifully to provide good recreation, be it picnics, taking long walks, fishing or boating. Here are some pics from my last visit, enjoy!
The area around the lake has been planted with flowering trees and laid out with gardens, picnic spots, and secluded paths. The terraced garden and the lake are used for picnics, fishing and boating. The highest point in the garden offers a panoramic view of the lake, Margalla and Murree hills, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Boating, sailing, water skating and diving facilities are organized by private clubs

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chitral Fort Tourist Attractions

Chitral a paradise for tourists.Chitral was a Princely State in fact it remained so until 1961 in fact and the fort of Chital was the HQ so to speak. This place was the setting of a more or less famous British India battle in 1895. About 400 on the British side held out here in this fort and suffered heave casualties losing both British officers and over 100 Sikhs. Anyway they were finaly rescued and the britished posted forces here at this fort for many years. This area is Kafiristan as in The Man Who Would Be King" the short story by Rudyard Kipling concerning two British ex-soldiers who set off from 19th century British India in search of adventure and end up as kings of Kafiristan. Great short video on the the siege of Chitral Fort

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sohar Fort Oman

Opened in February 1993, it consists of six sections - private facilities used by the inmates of the fort, exhibits of the ancient copper trade in Sohar, tomb of late Sayyed Thuwaini bin Said Al Busaidi (1866), an underground passage, exhibits showing importance of ancient Sohar city, its history of navigation and overseas trade with Canton city in China, archaeological evidences of Sohar town and the events witnessed by it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gujrat University Punjab Pakistan

In 2003, the Punjab government, led by then-Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, established UOG on the vacant land adjoining the shrine of saint Hafiz Muhamad Hayat, who lived in the Mughal period.Going to the University from Service Chowk, you have to muscle your way through the waves of tongas, rickshaws and animal drawn carts till you cross District Courts. From there travel 15 kilometers on Jalalpur Jattan Road till the University. Gujrat is a last fertile district before expanse of Punjab transform into low hills known as the Pabbi. Commute on a single way metallic Jalalpur Jattan Road, plied mainly by overloaded old vintage busses, tractors, animal transport and milkmen on the motorbikes. Besides driving slowly, close to the edge of road and avoiding tractors with overloaded trolleys behind, you ride through endless expanses of waving crops of different shades of color, out of which the small villages and deras seem to rise like islets in an ocean of green. After the harvest all is changed: the dull brown of the fields is relieved by the trees, solitary or in groves and avenues.

Monday, January 24, 2011

University Of Karachi

One of the world largest university with about 25.000 students is University Of Karachi.The University of Karachi was established through the parliament as a Federal University in 1951. However, through another act of the parliament in 1962 its status was redefined as university of the province of Sindh. On 23 October 1950 the Karachi University Act was passed and after an amendment in 1951 it was enacted. For the first two years, the University of Karachi remained as an examination University for the affiliated colleges.
In 1953 it started its teaching and research activities at two Faculties of Arts and Science. Opened with an initial intake of 50 students, the university is now a sprawling structure of 53 Departments and 20 Research Centers and Institutes, under eight faculties of Arts, Science, Islamic Studies, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy, Management and Administrative Sciences and Medicine. The enrolment of regular students at the campus is around 28,000. There are about 1000 faculty members and more than 3000 supporting staff.
University Of Karachi Night View

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Khyber Pass

The Khyber Pass is an important trade route that links Pakistan with Afghanistan and Central Asian countries like Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and other Russian states. The Khyber Pass is located at an altitude of 3,510 feet and the summit of the Khyber Pass is located 3.1 miles inside Pakistan. The Khyber Pass has strategic importance in terms of trade and military location. Rudyard Kipling, an officer of the British Army described it as “a sword cut through the mountains

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lahore Food Street

Lahore Food Street was established about 9 years ago with the efforts of Mr. Kamran Lashari, that time Director of Parks and Horticulture Authority Punjab. It was one of the mostly visited tourism sites in Lahore. One could get all types of continental and traditional dishes on his table no matter where he wanted to sit in the Food Street. Shops and houses on its sides were given beautiful touch with lights and decoration.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Karachi Beach

he whole beach area of Clifton and Seaview is considered safe and peaceful even in times of political tensions
The biggest attraction of Karachi is its beach. Where cool breeze flows and water remains good for swimming most of the year. Semi sent this photo when she visited one of the Karachi beaches.
Clifton Beach, on the Arabian Sea, is a beach in Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan, one of the neighborhoods of Saddar Town. The beach has attractions for families and tourists, including beachside horse and camel rides, amusement parks, restaurants, and swimming in the Arabian Sea.
At some place this coast can be sandy and smooth, on others it could be rocky and dangerous. Karachi, being a big and horizontal city, has all sorts of beaches within its ever expanding borders. There are those popular spots where every one likes to visit, like Paradise Point, Hawksbay or sea view; then there are others where only few visit, like the Pir Shams island and many other islands nearby, Russian beach behind the Steel Mill of Pakistan and Gadani.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Skardu A Paradise on Earth

Skardu Airport
Shangrila Resort

Shangrila was established in 1983 with the opening of the first Resort Hotel in Skardu, Baltistan. It was named “heaven on earth”  because of its spectacular beauty,and breathtaking view and peaceful atmosphere. Shangrila Resort Hotel was founded by the late Brig.(Retd) Muhammad Aslam Khan, the first commander of the Northern Scouts of the Pakistan Army.Shangrila was named after a book titled “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton. In the novel, the author narrates a tale in which an aeroplane crash landed near a riverbed, in the early 1920′s. The surviving passengers came across some Buddhist monks from a nearby temple and sought their help. They were taken to a beautiful lamasery filled with a variety of fruits and flowers. The monks looked quite young, although they claimed to be hundreds of years old. The idyllic place was called Shangri-la, a Tibetan word meaning “Heaven on earth”.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gilgit Baltistan Atractions

Pakistan is a paradise for tourists.Some of Pakistan's great attractions are Gilgit beauty.
Gilgit has been a historic place and has remained a hub of all activities from the ancient past. The monument of liberation (Yadgar) from British Raj reminds us of the wonderful sacrifice of the local people who fought with bravery and annexed Gilgit/Baltistan to Pakistan in 1947.
Another attraction is to visit hydel power station and fish hatchery. There is one of the tallest waterfalls of NAs near the suspension bridge of Kargah. The place offers superb views and can serve as a picnic spot, in the vicinity of Gilgit town. Danyor, located on KKH is also connected with Gilgit town by a suspension bridge followed by a drive through a narrow tunnel, a really thrilling adventure. At Danyor, a rock listing the carved names of Tibetan kings, who ruled the area in the 7th and 8th centuries is interesting while another place of importance is the memorial graveyard of Chinese workers, who lost their lives while building the KKH.