Pakistan has lot of attractions for tourists, and many places are breadth taking and worth visiting in your lifetime. This country has huge potential for tourism, and can attract many visitors from around the world annually. Pakistan is blessed with beautiful natural scenery which mesmerise you. Also there are natural and man-made lakes and reservoirs that attract visitors within Pakistan, or from abroad.
The main cities to reach Pakistan are Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar. There are many airlines offer their services from UK main airports that compete and try to offer cheapest flights to Pakistan. The foreign nationals required a visa for Pakistan. Through these major cities, you can travel to other cities and tourist places through their local transport network. There are many tour operators in major cities of Pakistan, who can organise your cheap travel to visit these lakes.
The Keenjhar Lake is located in Thatta District of Sindh. This is the second largest fresh water lake in Pakistan and an important source of drinking water for Karachi city and Thatta district. This lake is 122 km from Karachi and 18 km from Thatta town, and usually local people called Kalri Lake. This lake is very popular tourist attraction in Sindh district, and many visitors come on daily basis to spend a day. The main activities are fishing, boating, swimming and picnic. In the middle of the lake, there is a shrine of Noori’s grave, Sindhi legend of Noori Jam Tamachi.
The Banjosa Lake is an artificial lake, surrounded by dense pine forest and mountains. The lake is 20 km from the city of Rawalakot in district Poonch of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is a famous tourist resort; with an altitude of 6,499 ft. There is a metallic road of 20 km linked between Rawalakot and Banjosa Lake. The weather remains cool in summer and snowfall in December and January. There are few guest houses and hotels, where tourist prefers to stay for few days to enjoy the weather and feeling refreshed near the lake.
The Karambar Lake is located in Ishkoman valley in Gilgit-Baltistan. This is the second highest lake in Pakistan with an altitude of 4,304 meters, and 31st highest in the world. The lake depth is around 52 meters, with approximate length and width is 3.9 km and 2 km respectively. This lake is one of the highest biologically active lakes on earth.
The Satpara Lake is located near Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. It’s a natural lake with an altitude of 2,636 meters. The lakes provide fresh water to Skardu Valley, and fed by the Satpara Stream. The total area of the lake is around 2.5 kilometres square.
The Sheosar Lake is located in Deosai National Park in Gilgit-Baltistan. The lake is at an elevation of 13,589 ft in the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau. The width of the lake is 1.9 kilometres and length is 2.3 kilometres, with an average depth of 130 ft. The best time to visit this lake is in summer season between June and early September. During spring season, the surrounding gets covered with butterflies and flowers. From November to May, Deosai is covered with snow.
Travelling to Pakistan is very expensive, especially in high season and school holidays. The Pakistan International Airlines provide non-stop cheap direct flights to Pakistan from Manchester, London and Birmingham. Due to the high demand, many travelers prefer to fly from different airlines like Qatar, Etihad, Emirates and Turkish. Sometime Turkish airlines offer cheap flights to Pakistan from Birmingham or from Manchester very competitive fares online if you book six months in advance.
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