Chaumos: a guide to festivities in the Kalasha valleys of Pakistan
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Places in Pakistan
Although Lahore may not be Pakistan’s capital city, it wins hands down as its cultural, intellectual and artistic hub. If history and architecture are your passion there’s an evocative mix, from formidable Mughal monuments to faded legacies of the British Raj. Indeed, even a ramble around the Old City can unfold into a mini-adventure.
Sprawled across the heart of Pakistan, the vibrant state of Punjab (Persian for ‘Five Waters’) is named after the five rivers of the region – the Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Jhelum and Chenab. Punjab is Pakistan’s most verdant province and home to more than half of the nation’s population.
Islamabad & Rawalpindi
The so-called twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are commonly viewed as one unit, and indeed, one day the two will physically merge. However, these twins, with separate ancestry and distinct personalities, are far from identical. Islamabad is a late-20th-century capital laid out in straight lines and right angles: a proud metric showcase of government and administration.
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Welcome to Abbottabad
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Pakistan: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Pakistan guide provides a selection of literature to get you in the mood for your trip...
Update: travel in Asia during monsoon season
The trouble with Asia… is rain. Lots of it. It’s monsoon season across most parts of Asia and the ensuing downpours have resulted in some severe flooding and landslides in several parts of China, India and Pakistan...