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Naran Valley

At 7,888 feet above sea level, Naran is the main center of tourism in the Kaghan Valley. It is located 85 kilometers from Balakot. The town is situated on the bank of Kunhar River at a point where the valley widens. The river is also quite smooth here and ideal for trout fishing and easy grade river rafting. With more than 100 hotels of different categories and a 60 beds capacity Youth Hostel, Naran is, without doubt, the main base for most tourists. There is one central bazaar where all the shops, restaurants and hotels are situated. Naran becomes alive only in summer starting in late May when the snow melts and the road to Naran become passable. In winter, the majority of the population descends to warmer climates of Balakot and Mansehra. Most visitors stay in Naran for a few days while enjoying the various day excursions to Lake Saiful Muluk, Lalazar, Lake Lulusar and Babusar Pass. There are also several short walks and treks around Naran.

Chitral Valley

Under the shadows of Tirichmir in the Hindukush mountain range, the valley of Chitral in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan is a fascinating combination of scenic beauty and cultural diversity. The land of apples, apricots, pears and pomegranates, Chitral stretches from 1,094 m to 7778 m above sea level at Tirichmir Peak. With its collection of rugged mountains, gushing rivers, hot springs and fruit-laden orchards, Chitral truly is an enchanting part of Pakistan. The area is bordered by Afghanistan in the north and west, with the narrow Afghan Wakhan corridor separating it from Tajikistan, Dir Kohistan in the south and Gilgit in the east.

Swat Valley

Swat District pronounced is a district in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Swat is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. Centered upon the upper portions of the Swat River, Swat was a major center of early Buddhist thought as part of the Gandhara kingdom, and today is littered with ruins from that era. Swat was home to the last isolated pockets of Gandharan Buddhism, which lasted until the 11th century, well after most of the area had converted to Islam. Until 1969, Swat was part of the Yusafzai State of Swat, a self-governing princely state. Swat's capital is Saidu Sharif, though the largest city, and main commercial center, is the nearby city of Mingora. Swat is the 15th-largest district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The region is inhabited largely by Pashtuns, except in the valley's uppermost reaches, where the Kohistani people dominate.


Galiyat Region, Or Hill Tract, (Also Written Galliat And Galiyat) Is A Narrow Strip Or Area Roughly 50–80 Km North-East Of Islamabad, Pakistan, Extending On Both Sides Of The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Punjab Border, Between Abbottabad And Murree. The Word Itself Is Derived From The Plural Of The Urdu Word Gali. Many Of The Towns In The Area Have The Word Gali As Part Of Their Names And Are Popular Tourist Resorts. "Localities In The Galyat" Ayubia (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Jhika Gali (Punjab) Ghora Gali (Punjab) Bara Gali (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Changla Gali (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Kooza Gali (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Dunga Gali (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Khaira Gali (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Khanspur (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Nathia Gali (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Kala Bagh (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Thandiani (Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa) Darwaza Ayubia (Khyber Pukhtunkhwa) Toheed Abad (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Dagri Naka (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa)[6] Bagnotar (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Namli Maira (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Noor MANG(Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) Barmi Gali (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa)