Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa it the third largest province by population in the northwest of Pakistan. It has well defined history of Hinduism and Buddhism, it was once a part of Gandhara Kingdom, the ruins of its capital Pushkalavati found near Charsadda.
Ansoo Lake, the most beautiful lake, is situated in Kaghan Valley near Malika Parbat in Manoor Valley at an altitude of 13,940 feet. It is just like the teardrop shape, so named as - Ansoo -, means teardrop in English. It also looks like a human eye in shape.
Ayubia, also known as Ayubia National Park, is located at the distance of 80 km from Rawalpindi, in Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is situated at an elevation of 8,000 feet above sea level and a large collection of pine forests in Pakistan and has a collection of 104 different species of plants. The climate of Ayubia remains cold in summers and that coldness becomes harsh in winter.
Babusar Pass, the highest mountain pass in Kaghan Valley, is located at a distance of 66km from Naran. It is very cold even in the summer. It connects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Chilas, Gilgit Baltistan with Korakuram Highway.
Balakot is the most important town in the Mansehra district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is located on the banks of the Kunhar River. The Kunhar River flows in a very clam channel after Balakot instead of narrow and sharp gorges in the Kaghan Valley. Balakot is the gateway of Kaghan Valley, a lush green valley, which is a connection point between Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Behrain is a hill station located in Swat district of KPK. 60 km North of Mingora at an elevation of 4700 ft on the right bank of Swat River. It is named Bahrain due to its location at the confluence of the Daral and Swat rivers. It is known for its riverside tourist resorts, local handicrafts, and its view of the merging of the Daral and Swat Rivers. It also serves as a base camp for the trail that leads to the Daral & Sadie lakes.
Chitral Lake, also known as Shindoor Lake, is located in Shandoor Plains.
Dunga Gali is a very attractive place for the hiker and trekkers as it is the base camp of Mukshpuri top, 9,200 feet high mountain. Dunga Gali has located 87km from Rawalpindi and just after Ayubia, its average elevation is 9,000. There is also a wonderful 4km track from here to Ayubia, that has a lot of beautiful scenes on its trek.
Garam Chashma, the highest human settlement in the Hindu Kush Range, is the pleasant valley in Chitral at an altitude of 6,100 feet. It is located at a distance of 45 km from Chitral.
Governor cottage is beautiful and graceful architecture which exemplifies the glorious and typical Chitrali style of construction. Now this place is open for general public. Governor Cottage is placed at a height location and surrounded by greenery. You will find many historical objects which are preserved there and are in very good shape. After visiting this place you will surely get an idea about the royal living style of Mehar of Chitral.
Hazara University is located in Mansehra on the National Highway N-35. It is a good opportunity for people living in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa to get higher education in their own province. Due to the beauty of Mansehra city, the location of the university is also attractive and covered with lush green trees.
Kaghan Valley, a scenic wonderland, is at height of beauty among many beautiful valleys Hazara in the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. One hundred and sixty km long valley, rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet to 13,690 feet at Babusar Pass.
Kalam, a cool and pleasant hill station in Hindu Kush Range, is located at the distance of 350 km from Islamabad via Mardan and Malakand on the bank of the Swat River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is a lush green valley with a thick pine forest, meadows, and waterfalls. The best season to visit Kalam is in the months of April to August. Tourists can enjoy very beautiful and charming views of the Swat River in Kalam.
Kandow banda is a beautiful village in Karak district in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.
Khanpur Dam is located near Khanpur village, Haripur at the distance of 40 km from Islamabad, on the Haro River. Turn the right side before Texila on National Highway N125 for Khanpur village. It is a lovely place for a picnic and playing water games such as swimming, diving, gliding, etc.
Kumrat valley is located at the distance of 302 km from Peshawar in the Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is accessible through Dir Road via National Highway N-45. It is an attractive place for tourists with full of picturesque places to visit.
Kundi meadows as known as Seh Kundi meadows, are located behind Rajwal village nearly 10 km after Kaghan in Kaghan valley. It is a lush green plain on the mountain peak in Rajwal village after 5 to 6 hours of difficult trek. This trek is started from the main Kaghan-Naran road by crossing the bridge over the Kunhaar River.
The Kunhar River flows in the deep ridges in Kaghan Valley, while travelling on side of you are the lush green high mountains and on other side the Kunhar River in the depth of hundereds of feet.
Saif-ul-Muluk is located in Naran, Kaghan Valley at a distance of 8km from Naran at an altitude of 10,578 feet. It is one of the main sources of the Kunhar River and also one of the highest lakes in Pakistan.
Lalazar is a beautiful lush green meadow with colorful wildflowers within a pine forest, it is situated at the distance of 21 km from Naran at an elevation of 10,499 feet. It is accessible through the jeep and the trek has wonderful scenes as the River Kunhas is flowing on side of the trek. It is also a lovely spot for camping in the Kaghan Valley and a good place to observe wildlife there too.
Lulusar Lake is the main source of the Kunhar River at an elevation of 11,190 feet. Its name is due to the name of the surrounding group of peaks. It is famous for its natural beauty and scenic views, the reflection of Lulusar mountains in the lake becomes a real attraction for the tourists. It is 56km from Naran after crossing Besal on the Naran-Chilas Road.
The Mahodand Lake is in the Hindukush Range at the height of 9,603 feet, in Upper Ushu Valley in Swat. It is a beautiful and large-sized lake surrounded by meadows, mountains, and pine forests. The main sources of its water are glaciers in the Hindukush Range. It is located at the distance of 40 km from Kalam, a hill station in Swat. You have to hire a jeep from kalam for Ushu Valley and the Mahodand Lake.
Malam Jabba is a very charming hill station in the Hindukush Range at the distance of 40km from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley. It is the only ski resort in Pakistan. It is equipped with various facilities including ice-skating, roller, chair lift, skiing platforms, cable car, snowboarding, etc.