Wonderful Pakistan! A Traveler's Notebook: Volume 2 (Paperback)
On the basis of breathtaking beauty, diversity, history and culture, there is perhaps no other country in the world that can rival Pakistan.
Mehrgarh Ruins and excavations in Balochistan have now pushed back the earliest known inhabitants and civilization of Pakistan to the Neolithic period of 7000 BCE. That is, Mehrgarh and Nile civilizations were quite contemporaneous, and may have traded amongst themselves.
The highest concentration of higher than 8000 m peaks are found none other than in the mighty Karakoram Range of Pakistan. The majestic and unrivalled Mount K2 stands tall at 8611 m exceeded in height only by the Mount Everest at 8848 m in Nepal.
The Baltoro Glacier (39 miles long) in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan is the second longest non-polar region glacier in the world. Deosai Plateau (Land of giants) with an average height of 13,497 ft. is the second highest plateau in the world. This plateau in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan state is exceeded in height only by the Changtang Tibetan Plateau in China.
In Lahore City alone you will find a dense concentration of Mughal Empire era (1525 to 1857) CE monuments, tombs, mosques, and forts. The marvelous Shalimar Gardens, Badshahi Mosque, Jehangir's tomb, and the Lahore fort can all be visited in Lahore. The Lahore Museum is one of the undiscovered grand Museums of the world. The Wazir Khan Mosque is another gorgeous example of the Mughal era mosques in Lahore. The Lahore fort stands literally next door to the Badshahi Mosque.
Pakistani people are warm, generous, and welcome the visitors with an open heart. What are you waiting for? Come and visit Pakistan and marvel at the outstanding beauty, diversity, culture and cuisine that Pakistan offers. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed