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10 Things to do once in a lifetime in Pakistan

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Pakistan is a country of traditions and a dwelling to many modest citizens_ a spicy blend of history and culture. Nevertheless, if you live in Pakistan, how can you even miss doing these 10 things?

  1. Living in Pakistan and never ate biryani and zarda mixed together?

Biryani and zarda, both are the legendary dishes of Pakistan. Cooked on almost all of the occasions. However, most of you must have tried this combination, but if you have not, then it should be on the top of your to-do list.
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  • A Qingqi ride

 

Qingqies are those typical bike carriages which many Pakistani use as their transport. Alongside this, baggis or horse carriages are also used in some down town areas.

A Pakistani supporter of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan drives his motorcycle rickshaw during a protest march to Islamabad, in Ghakhar area in eastern Punjab province on August 15, 2014. Thousands of protesters led in colourful, flag-waving convoys by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric advanced on the Pakistani capital in a bid to unseat the government they say was elected by fraud. Khan and preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri say the May 2013 general election that brought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to power in a landslide was rigged and are demanding he resign and hold new polls. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN        (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani supporter of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan drives his motorcycle rickshaw during a protest march to Islamabad, in Ghakhar area in eastern Punjab province on August 15, 2014. Thousands of protesters led in colourful, flag-waving convoys by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric advanced on the Pakistani capital in a bid to unseat the government they say was elected by fraud. Khan and preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri say the May 2013 general election that brought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to power in a landslide was rigged and are demanding he resign and hold new polls. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

  • The Royal parade

 

Pakistan is teaming with historic places and forts_a worthy spectacle. Forts like: altit fort, derawar fort, faiz mahal etc.

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  • Chair lifting in Muree

 

Chair lifting on top of Muree_down you can see the rich green forest and feel the whirlpool breeze.

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  • Dining in Abshar Hotel

 

Mid way to Naran, there is situated this unique hotel. With chairs and tables in the freezing cold water, this restaurant serves some amazing food and lets u have a chance to experience the pleasures of having rivers. So next time when you travel from Muree to Naran, don’t forget to stop buy for some delicious tikkas!

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  • Eating ‘gol gappay’ from Dohraji, Karachi

 

We all have eaten gol gappay,but if not from karachi’s dohraji stalls, then my dear, you are unaware of the supremely sweet and sour taste of gol gappay.

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  • Mela chiragan

 

Celebrated near Lahore, Punjab, Mela Chiraghan or Mela Shalamar is a three-day annual festival to mark the URS (death anniversary) of the Punjabi Sufi poet and saint Shah Hussain.

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  • Gorak hill

 

If Murree is the queen of the hills, then gorakh hill in the north of Pakistan, is a lonely majestic king.

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  • Seeing your reflection in lake Saif ul Mulook

 

Saiful Muluk is a mountainous lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, near the town of Naran. It has a still water and you can see your reflection as clear as a crystal.

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  • Hiking in Islamabad

 

Margalla Hills in Islamabad wind their way up to the ridge. By turning right, you’ll reach the Pir Sohawa road near the turn-off for Talhaar. It takes around 2 hours of hiking to reach the top. Extending your hike from Pir Sohawa road it’s a 20-minute walk to the Monal restaurant.

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Written by: Ujala Shaikh

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