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Where is Pakistan?

Where is Pakistan? The country shares a border with Iran in the west and India in the east while Afghanistan borders it on the northwest and China joins it in the north. It is famous for the great mountain range called the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram which form Pakistan’s northern highlands. The province of Punjab is largely flat and features four main rivers that supply water to most of the cities. Each joins the great Indus river which flows south right to the Arabian Sea. The province of Sindh is bordered on the east by the Thar Desert and the Rann of Kutch while the Kirthar range borders it to the west.

Even though the country has a lot of attractions, the most popular places to visit in Pakistan are located in Kashmir like the Leepa Valley. The valley is located about 45 km from Muzaffarabad, located above the Reshian Gali at an altitude of 12,500 feet. The place is a charming spot for tourists who prefer vacationing among the best Mother Nature has to offer and very few return from there unchanged or uninspired by its majestic beauty. The verdant mountains of Leepa Valley are a joy to behold and are filled with pine trees that offer a picturesque view to visitors. The valley is covered with a thick blanket of snow during the winters and remains open to tourists between May and November making it one of the ideal places to visit in Pakistan. It also boasts a number of quaint little villages but the most famous ones are Leepa, Dao Khan and Reshian.

If you would like to take a look at some of the country’s history and geological wonders then you need to visit Mohenjo-Daro. The site is part of the Larkana District and is located besides the Indus River in Sindh about 28 km from the town proper. The Pleistocene ridge at Mohenjo-Daro was a prominent ridge during the time of the Indus Valley civilization and was largely responsible for protecting the city against floods. It ultimately deteriorated and was buried.

So where is Pakistan in your travel plans this year? The attractions the country has to offer are often compared to those in Swiss Alps and can be cheaper to access as well. If you are a thrill seeker in search of some of the most spectacular scenery the world has to offer but are dependent on a strict budget, then this country is a must visit.

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