Pakistan, the name of which means Holy Land, is one of the most important countries in Asia. Bordered by China in the north, India in east and south-east and by Afghanistan in north west, Pakistan was formed after it was partitioned from India during independence from British rule in the year 1947. Pakistan is a country having a wonderful prospect as a majestic tourist destination.Essentially a Muslim state, Pakistan also has a small population of Hindus and Christians. Pakistan constitutes a variety of land forms ranging from polar like Himalayan ranges to hot and humid central and south regions. Pakistan covers an area of 796096 sq km which is divided into four districts.
Unfortunately, Pakistan's political instability is what comes to people's mind when they think of the country. With so many natural splendors across Pakistan and so rich cultural history, it is truly a jewel in the tourism world.
Karakoram range that borders the northern part of Pakistan is marked with some of the highest peaks in the world that offer not only breathtaking scenery but range of activities as well. Visit the cities of Pakistan and you will come face to face with the colorful cultural aspects of Pakistan. One of the main centers of Indus Valley Civilization, this country is home to one of the earliest modern civilizations in the world. The remains of this civilization which is found in Mohenjodaro gives a deep insight into the history of Pakistan.
Pakistan has some really important cities. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. But there are equally important cities like Lahore and Karachi which are the financial hubs of the country. Karachi is also the largest city of Pakistan and the ninth largest city in the world. Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar are other important tourist cities of Pakistan.