Monday, January 26, 2009


Swat is a valley and an administrative district in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan located 160 km/100 miles from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main town in the Swat valley is Mingora.The high mountains, green meadows, and clear lakes, it is a place of great natural beauty that was formerly popular with tourists. However, most of the area was captured by the Taliban insurgency in December 2008 and is now too dangerous for tourism. It was a princely state (see State of Swat) in the NWFP until it was dissolved in 1969. Swat is sometimes called the Switzerland of Pakistan because of its geography.
Dudipatsar lake in Swat
View of Swat

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

K-2 travel

Pakistan have many natural places and mountains.The second highest mountain on the earth is called K-2(God One Austin).The peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range, and is located in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

K-2 Pakistan

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pakistan Monument

Construction of a National Monument at Islamabad has been under consideration by the Government since Islamabad was made the Capital of Pakistan. A number of committees studied the proposals for concept, design and location of the National. The long-awaited decision to construct a National Monument with a clear concept and design was taken by President General Pervez Musharraf. The Ministry of Culture was given the task of planning and executing the Project. Considerable preparatory work was undertaken by the ministry over one year for planning and seeking approval. The Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) was tasked to organize a National Competition to transform the theme and basic framework signifying strength, unity and dedication of the people of Pakistan into an icon representing an independent and free nation. It was envisaged for the National Monument to serve as a beacon representing the past, present and heralding a bright future for all Pakistanis to whom the Monument will stand dedicated.

A jury of experienced Architects was formed to select the best design from twenty designs submitted. Three short listed designs were presented and discussed with the President of Pakistan and the design submitted by Mr Arif Masoud was selected as the best, winning him a cash prize of Rs.200,000.

The high ground at west viewpoint of the Shakarparian Hills selected by a deputed team was approved. The area spread over seven acres (2.8 hectares) is about a hundred feet (30 metres) above Zero Point with ideal location, accessibility, visibility and prominence.? The Monument will be visible from all vantage points of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Pakistan Monument

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Gilgit travel

Gilgit is the capital city of the Northern Areas, Pakistan and a tehsil (headquarters) of Gilgit District. Its ancient name was Sargin which later on came to be known as Gilit and it is still called Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people, in the Burushaski language, it is named Geelt. Ghallata is considered its name in ancient Sanskrit literature. Gilgit city is one of the two major hubs on the Northern Areas for all mountaineering expeditions of Karakoram to the peaks of the Himalayas, the other hub being Skardu.
Gilgit has an area of 38,000 square kilometres (14,672 sq mi). The region is significantly mountainous, lying on the foothills of the Karakoram mountains, and has an average altitude of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft). It is drained by the Indus River, which rises in the neighbouring regions of Ladakh and Baltistan.

Gilgit River Phundar
Giglit View
Giglit View
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