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15 Places You Need To See When Touring The Enchanting Naran, Kaghan Valley

Naran is a medium sized town in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of the Pakistan. It is located 119 kilometers (74 mi) from Mansehra city at the altitude of 8,202 feet (2,500 m). Naran is one of the most scenic places of Pakistan, attracting thousands of tourists, trekkers, photographers and nature-enthusiast, every year. The Kunhar River, swollen by glacier melt, passes through this town as it meanders its way through the valley. Naran can be considered as base station to scenic destinations like Lake Saif-ul-Malook, Lalazar Babusar, Noori Valley and Purbi Valley. Shughal will take you on a virtual of Naran, Kaghan – so you can pack your bags and plan the real trip. 1. The absolutely stunning Lake Saif-ul-Malook, leaving you 2. The Ansoo Jheel in Naran, Kaghan is a tear shaped lake – breathtaking! 3. The lush landscape along with a lake? Yup, that’s Lalazar – Naran, 4. The M…

15 Images Of The Hidden Jewel of Kalam: Mahodand Lake

If you have ever been to Kalam, Pakistan, you know what we are talking about. 40 Km North of Kalam, is the picturesque Mahodand lake also known as the Lake of Fishes. Nestled between the mountains with a treacherous route, full of landslides, gravel and dirt roads. This lake is worth the trip north. Here’s a view of the hidden jewel of Kalam: 1. The road to Mahodand Lake – Ushu River flowing alongside the roadTauseef Khan/Facebook  2. The beauty of Ushu River which originates from Mahodand Lake, amazing to viewPanoramio 3. Entering paradise – Arriving at Lake MahodandTrek Earth 4. Glide along the cool glacier waters in traditional canoes
Flickr 5. The magnificent waterfall that sheds its water into the LakePakwheels 6. The valley where the glorious Lake Mahodand is locatedTauseef Khan/Facebook

10 Amazing Inspirational Pakistani Women

A land that made history upon creation is also home to some of the most inspiring and driven women. Women who faced adversity head on and conquered. Such women that took one look at old stereotypes and said ‘so what’ and did what their heart desired. In no particular order, here are just a handful of those amazing Pakistani women that are an inspiration for all. 1. Sharmeen Obaid-ChinoySharmeen Obaid Films Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the first non-American that has won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She has won an Emmy and an Academy Award and also happens to be the first Oscar winner of Pakistan. She reached for the stars and got them. Truly a woman who is driven to succeed and inspires all to the same. 2. Maria Umar.Womens Digital League A woman who overcame the restrictions and stereotypes of women from KPK. Maria has not only changed her own life but the life of hundreds of women by enabling them to work online, she is the brains behind the venture ‘The Women’s Digital …

17 Astonishing Places You Wouldn’t Believe Are In Pakistan

Pakistan, home to a population of almost 200 million people, rich in culture and exotic places for tourism has faded under the dark clouds of terrorism and other mind-numbing concerns. However, let’s for once not highlight our slip-ups and focus on the brighter side of things. These exotic destinations will make you want to pack your bags and leave immediately.
1. A location amidst the Seven Kingdoms from Game of Thrones? Twitter This is Kalash Valley, Chitral. Where the Nuristani people of Kalash speak ‘kalashamondr’. Breathtaking!
2. A hospitable café by the river in Switzerland? Twitter Not at all! This is Kalam Valley, Swat. A tourist hot-spot, labeled as ‘mini-Europe’ by many.
3. Volcanoes fascinate everyone. Is this on Dante’s peak? Imgur Not exactly, these Mud volcanoes can be found in different regions of Balochistan. This particular one rests in Hingol, Balochistan.
4. The magical waters from the Chronicles of Narnia? Twitter Can’t be. This is the exotic Ghizer River in Gilgit-B…