Characterized by endless lush green fields that transform into deep red and rusty orange hues as fall approaches, Pakistan has some of the most beautiful rural villages in the world. Some of these villages can be found at the banks of majestic rivers or encapsulated by towering snow peaks. Others are nestled deep within valleys surrounded by streams and flowers or located amidst glorious meadows with an endless expanse of lime green grass and gazelles. Here are some of the prettiest villages you should head to in Pakistan.
6: Ghizer Village
Passu Village is a dreamlike haven filled with lush green terraced fields on which locals grow the most delicious organic produce. It is surrounded by awe-inspiring sights on every side, the Passu Glacier on one side and the famous Passu Cones on the other, also known as the Passu Cathedral. It is located on the side of the Karakoram Highway on the way from Hunza to Khunjerab Pass, a few kilometres from an area called Gulmit.
These snow-capped mountains are some of the most astonishing peaks sculpted by nature in the world. One glance at them will stop you in your tracks as the peaks proudly proclaim the terrifying glory of nature. The village is serene and there is a beautiful vivacious river that runs along one entire side. There is an abundance of hills, vegetation and natural beauty that is extremely rare to find these days.
4: Ganish Village
Ganish is a quaint and scenic village that contains mosques that were built hundreds of years ago. The village comes with an encyclopedia of history and is considered to be an archive of the long-standing history of the Silk Route that has been used by travellers for centuries. It is surrounded by beautiful tall trees that change as many colours as chameleons with the changing of seasons.
The village is located close to the majestic Hunza river. The village’s ancient culture is still preserved by the locals who have continued to live there for generations as well as starkly marked by great towers that were built by their ancestors. The history and culture accompanied by the magnificent beauty of the mountain ranges and the mighty river against the backdrop of brightly coloured trees make the village a scene out of an artistic masterpiece.
3: Birir Village
Birir is an enchanting village nestled deep within the Kalaash Valley in the Chitral district. It is a treasury of culture in which women are famous for their unique dresses embroidered with bright pinks and yellows and their heads adorned with fashionable caps decorated with feathers. The entire village is encapsulated in lime green fields, dancing reeds and a river that has a life force of its own. There are multiple terraced fields that add an idyllic ambiance to the whole picturesque setting in which the village exists.