Few days ago I have got a chance to visit a beautiful and Historical place Attock Khurd.  A road along with Attock Fort will take you to this mesmerizing place. Attock Fort was built at Attock Khurd during the Era of Mughal King Akbar during 1581- 1583. This Fort was built to protect the passage of River Indus in Mughal Period.

 

 

Beautiful River Indus will give you a breath taking view

 

You will see a lot of Historical buildings and remains in this area. Like Attock Maqbra, Behram ki bara dari, etc.

 

Attock Khurd (the old city) has a rich history and was of special importance to the entire sub-continent. The great grammarian Pāṇini, who wrote the Aṣṭādhyāyī, the oldest surviving Sanskrit grammar, is said in some historical sources to have been born near Attock in Shalātura, modern Lahur, on the right bank of Indus River in the ancient Kambojan/Gandharan territory in 520 BCE. In those days Attock was located on the high road, the Uttarapatha, the principal route of international commerce and communication between the sub-continent. Persia and China

The Attock Khurd railway station is situated near Old Attock Bridge on main railway line. This railway station was built around 1885 during British rule. In March 2007 it has been renovated and declared a tourist resort.

 

It is one of the most beautiful railway station of Pakistan. It is surrounded by lush green hills, and its magnificent building has Victorian architecture and composed of stone masonry.

 

It is the gateway to Attock Bridge. All trains run between Rawalpindi & Peshawar pass through this station without stopping here.

Attock Bridge (Urdu: اٹک پل ‎) is situated between Attock Khurd and Khairabad Kund on Indus river in Pakistan. It is commonly known as “Old Attock Bridge”. This bridge is one of the most important strategic and commercial crossing on the Indus River between Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, hence was heavily fortified. It was originally designed by Sir Guildford Molesworth and was opened to traffic on 24 May 1883. The cost of construction was more than Rs 3.2 millions.

The structure was redesigned by Sir Francis Callaghan and was reconstructed in 1929, at the cost of Rs 2.5 millions. The bridge has 2 levels and 5 spans. Three spans are 257 feet long and two are 312 feet long. The upper level is use for railway traffic and lower level was used for road traffic. The approaches to the bridge were built as solid fortifications – as a defense against raids from nearby Pashtun tribesmen.

This bridge was a part of famous Grand Trunk Road. In 1979 a new bridge was constructed and road traffic was shifted to there. This new bridge is known as “New Attock Bridge”.

Attock Bridge is still in use for railway traffic.

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A breathtaking view of Attock Khurd inside Train.

Historical Background of Attock Khurd.

shangrela 4This summer I have got a chance one more time to visit world’s most beautiful place Skardu. Skardu is located in Gilgit/ Baltistan -Pakistan. Raining and cold wind mesmerize us. I am sharing a poem which i have taken from Google, which actually portraying my feelings about this place.

You can visit my last year’s link about SKARDU here:

HEAVEN ON EARTH-SKARDU

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Come and see that fairyland
A beautiful country of

Alice in the wonderland

Where people on the Indus soil

In the Cradle-of-Civilisation

Nestled in its delta, toil

And where the high mountains

Are like a fairyland,

A beautiful country

Of Alice

In the wonderland….

Where treasures of antique abound …

Where mystics, saints, poets the ordinary minds confound

Minds that simply go around …

but to people with the spirit,

The soul

To them offer they everything

To their goal.

The land of the Vedas and puranas

Where every one got Nirvanas

And where the high mountains

Are like a fairyland,
of Alice

In the wonderland

Where songs make

The ecstasy – resound …
where Sufis dance to make

The joys abound

And where the high mountains

Are like a fairyland,
of Alice in the wonderland

Come and see that country

A beautiful country

Called the fairyland

of Alice in the wonderland

Where textiles bedazzle and sway …

Where the friendliest people

So near

But so away …
Come and see that country

With the high mountains

Like a fairyland,
for Alice in the wonderland

Where feasts give you treat

Like emperors invite …
and offer you seat

Near to the heart

So come and see Pakistan,
A beautiful country.

Come and see Pakistan,

Come and see that country

With the high mountains

Like a fairyland,
for Alice in the wonderland

A beautiful COUNTRY.

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Below are few clicks from my mobile phone.

Sand storm was coming.

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After sand storm the rain started.

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It was very calm and beautiful.

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Kachura Resort in Shangrila

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Special Cardamom Tea with Mix veggie and chicken pakoras in beautiful Rainy evening.

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Beautiful Roses

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Gilgit Balistan Scouts Resorts, In background Tibet Motel you can see.

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Special Chicken Karhai and Naan in Dinner.

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Shangrila encircles heart shape LOWER KACHURA LAKE which is surrounded by fruit laden trees and fragrant flower filled gardens.

 

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Lower kachura or Shangrila Lake is a true picture of tranquility, serenity and freshness in the air.

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Boat ride just before the sunset is truly amazing. You can  absorb Harmony in the environment into your soul.

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We went  to  Army Resorts, well maintained and beautifully designed.

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Simply loved calm and quiet surroundings. It provides an excellent opportunity to  have a break and refresh your mind and soul with  magnificent natural scenery all around.

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Just at the back side of Army resorts Snow covered mountains and forests mesmerize us.

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We took a ride of boat and crossed lake, as I mentioned above boat riding was an awesome experience for us.

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A small bird house was an attraction for kids. All local birds they have kept in that small zoo.

 

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The lake was surrounded with trees laden with fruits. Apple and Apricot were not ripe but it was truly amazing to see and inhale fresh smell of fruits.

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An interesting thing for my kids was an aeroplane, Orient aircraft  DC-3 that crashed near Kachura in 1950 now used as a cafeteria. It was closed for renovation but i like the interior of Cafe.

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Sand storm was an amazing experience for us. These are road side pictures of River Indus.

 

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UPPER KACHURA LAKE- SKARDU

Upper Kachura lake is a miracle of nature, peace  and tranquility keeps one spell bound. Heaven on Earth you can say.

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You can say one of the most mesmerizing place in Skardu is Upper Kachra lake.

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Its a natural lake with clear water and has a depth of almost 60 meters.

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Water was very cold but was surprised to see local boys jumping and taking bath in chilled water.

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Upper Kachura is a raw beauty. For us it was an exciting experience to climb up and down to reach the lake, We enjoyed eating apricots and Mulberry.

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Believe me those wild fruits were delicious in taste.

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While walking through a small village we saw people working in fields.

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They grow potatoes, apricots, apples, grapes, wheat and much more.

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Balti people are very hospitable and friendly. Loved talking to few kids who were picking wild cherries.

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You can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking here.

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Now I am taking you to the pictorial journey from Skardu to Upper Kachura. Enjoy scenic beauty of Skardu. 🙂

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Road side view. When we crossed check post of Skardu.

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lovely weather it was.  Rain started unexpectedly.

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We saw a number of Cherry farms. Trees loaded with red and black cherries. It was an awesome view.

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A hanging bridge, for us it was an amazing bridge. One Vehicle at a time was allowed to cross the bridge. But it was beautiful.

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This is lower Kachura lake or Shangrilla. We saw this while going up towards Upper Kachura.  (I will post detail pictures later)

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Beautiful and breathtaking view of Lake.

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My Nephew was rowing the boat with the local boat man.

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Hope you enjoyed. Soon will post Lower Kachura/ Shengrella pics.

PTDC MOTEL- SKARDU

PTDC SKARDU MSkardu is a heaven on earth for those who love landscapes, you should plan once in your life time to travel and explore vivid landscapes with peace and harmony.

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You will see diversity in landscapes while traveling from Skardu to Shigar or to Mantoka. You will see desert, river, plateau and mountains peaks covered with snow.

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If you want to see details about Skardu and its culture then visit this Motel, which is located in the heart of the city. The view of river Indus from the Lawns of PTDC is mesmerizing and breath taking.

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K2 museum is located in PTDC garden/ lawn.

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This is a Huge tent which was an effort of Italian expeditions back in 2004 to commemorate the first successful summiting of K2 by an Italian expedition in 1954.

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You will get historical information, maps, geographical information and cultural info about the region.

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K2 Handi craft shop is a great attraction for tourists. Prices are quite reasonable as compared to other shops in City.

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We also bought few Hand made Rugs, shawls, matts and cushions.
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budha rock 8Between 399 and 414: The Chinese Buddhist Pilgrim Faxian visited Gilgit Baltistan while in 6th century The King Somana ruled in Palola (greater Gilgit-Chilas). Between 627 and 645: The Chinese Buddhist pilgrim Xuanzang (Hsüan-tsang) travelled through this region. From 644 to 655, 671: Navasurendrādityanandi was King of Palola (Gilgit). In 706/707, Jayamaṅgalavikramādityanandi became the King of Palola. About 720 Buddhism is practiced in Baltistan and Sanskrit was the written language.

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15th century Buddhism was still common in Gilgit Baltistan, while the Tibetan script replaced Sanskrit as the written language.(Information from Wikipedia)

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Buddha Rock is one of the most important relics of Buddhism in Skardu. Its about 3 kilometers from Sadpara Road. Sadpara road will lead you to Sadpara lake. Road is not well constructed but you will enjoy climbing the hill.

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Beautiful streams and scenery will mesmerize you.

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Local boys riding up the hill to Buddha rock.

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Budhha Rock is damaged due to weather and lack of proper care. You will see Carvings of one enormous Buddha stature bounded by small Buddhisatvas.

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A carved script was also visible on rock.

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The scenery from Buddha rock was mind blowing. As I mentioned its on top of the hill and the view from top was amazing.

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The view of Stream from top of the Hill.

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One beautiful stream captured our attention. It was so calm and peaceful there.

 

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Read about Skardu in detail Here:

SKARDU -SCENIC BEAUTY UNVEILED

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LIFE IN SKARDU

life in skurdu mSKARDU is a heaven on earth its an oasis of striking beauty , pure and simple living , free of the turmoil. I wish , someday My whole country will be as peaceful, tranquil and welcoming as SKURDU is.

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As I mentioned in Part 1 that my brother was our host In Skardu. He  posted 2 years ago in Skardu and he maintained his house very well.

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My great interest was a small veggie garden with seasonal vegetables.

Cabbage

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Spinach, it was a bit different from spinach grown in Punjab and Sindh. Leaves were very small.

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Red radish.

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Peas.

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Salad leaves, Mint, Coriander were also part of veggie garden.

A cemented large cage for Hens and Cocks was very interesting for my kids.

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It was interesting to eat Desi eggs in breakfast daily 🙂

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My nephew Fahad, whose hobby was to run after them.lol

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One more thing which was quite interesting and exciting, was STOVE. In Gilgit/ Skardu natural gas is not available so people use Carosine oil stoves or Lpg gas cylinders. I cooked couple of things on this stove. They kept these stoves outside the kitchen in open air to reduce gas smell and heat.

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Skardu’s weather is unpredictable. We found it moderate in June thou in Islamabad it was very hot but in Skardu the nights were very cold and windy. Even in June heaters were ON. You can see this special Carosine oil Heater.

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Winters here are very severe.  I love watching covered tops with snow on mountains from Lawn.

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In skardu , Apricot trees and Cherry trees are in abundance. In every home you will see these trees. In my brother’s home Apricot tree was loaded with  unripe apricots.

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Look how beautiful this tree is looking.

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A bird house 🙂

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Neighbor of my brother sent Apricots from their tree. The color was very different from apricots we buy from Islamabad. They were looking like small sized peaches to me 🙂

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Cherries were in season and we enjoyed fresh , juicy and sweet cherries straight from trees.

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My brother gifted us a number of Cherry boxes. Which were packed from a nearby Cherry farm.

When I landed in this town, the first impression in my mind was ,  a small , remote village as in Punjab. You will not see any Rickshaw or Taxi in Skardu. Those who can afford have cars and those who have not they travel themselves. Half an hour walk is not a big deal for them 🙂

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Mostly you will see Balti people here but few Pathans, Punjabis, Hazarians you will see. Mixture of people make Skardu ethnically diverse.

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Shia Islam has a strong presence in Skardu.

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One thing which my brother told us , they are very peaceful and crime rate in Skardu is nearly ZERO. So its safe for tourists to go out and visit beautiful place without any fear.

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The people here are very cooperative and friendly. I went to bazar thou as compare to other cities here things are very limited,  and expensive as compare to Islamabad.

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We went to New bazar which was on the main road and bazar was on both sides of road with hundred of shops offer everything.

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Purana Bazar (old bazar) is close to New Bazar with old shops.

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Interesting thing here is a Female Bazar DARAKSHAN,  where shopkeepers are females.

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Beauty salon is also in the same bazar. Otherwise you will not see any beauty salon in the city. I went there and met hardworking ladies. One shop attracted me where few ladies were making hand made bed sheets, cushions, hand bags, clutches etc.

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These things were beautifully designed by Charsoti embroidery which they told us that a specialty of Baltistan.

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Few shops were of female and kids clothes and jewelry.

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Army Pubic School is the only best school in Skardu.

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Here are some beautiful sceneries which I have captured from the lawn of the house. The beauty was every w

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You should plan to visit this beautiful place with your family.Next I will post my experience of traveling from Islamabad to Skardu by Plane. 🙂

shangrilla main“Ah yes, the beauty of nature…once we understand life’s delicateness, then we will surely protect and cherish all of its forms.”
― Shannon Leigh Warren
This year I have got a chance to visit Skardu. My brother,Nauman Noor who is posted in Skardu invited us and believe me it was a perfect decision . Weather of Islamabad was very hot but in Skardu it was very pleasant in day time and nights were very cold. Let me tell you about Skardu first 🙂

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Skardu is the main town of Baltistan along the wide bank of the river Indus. Skardu is the largest district of the Northern Areas. Baltistan is home to some of the highest peaks in the world, the Karakoram Range, Skardu is very popular with Mountaineering Expeditions. It is equally popular with high altitude trekkers, who treks to Baltoro Glacier, K2 Base Camp and Concordia. Skardu by road, lies approximately 5 hours away from Gilgit and 10 hours drive from Besham. A daily flight to and from Islamabad is also in operation. The flight is always subject to weather.

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Skardu has a character of its own and has a very interesting scenery. The Indus becomes wide and still here. The town is surrounded by dry rugged mountains and sand dunes Skardu is famous for the many trekking and adventure spots around it. There are numerous treks starting from Skardu. The near by Satpara Lake and Shangri-la resort are very famous among the local travelers and is visited by people from all over the country during June & July.

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The Skardu region has the four of the world’s fourteen Eight-thousander peaks (8,000 m and above) this makes it a heaven for trekkers expeditions enthusiasts and mountain climbers. The main tourist season is from April to October

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Askole and Hushe Valleys are the main gateways to the snow covered 8,000 m peaks including Mashabum, K2, the Gasherbrums, Broad Peak and the Trango Towers, and also to the huge glaciers of Baltoro, Biafo and Trango.

Adventure tours and jeep safaris to the Deosai Plains, the second highest in the world (at 4,100 m or 13,500 feet) after the Chang Tang in Tibet, either start from or end at Skardu. In local Balti language, Deosai is called Byarsa, meaning ‘summer place’. With an area of approximately 3,000 square kilometres, the plains extend all the way to Ladakh and provide habitat for snow leopards, ibex, Tibetan brown bears and wild horses.

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Information taken from Travel and Culture.

I will take you to the journey of Skardu’s most beautiful places in my coming posts. Explore My beautiful country with me.

 

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Last sunday i have got a chance to visit my maid’s village one more time. Interesting thing was watching them cooking GOOGIES on stove and how comfortable they were while cooking like this.
Be with me in this journey and recipe of GOOGI/PAKWAN 🙂

Shakirdarah, is the name of my Maid’s village. Villagers , here are mostly farmers you can see vast fields in these pictures.

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Streets are narrow, and winding lanes are crowded with animals and playing kids.

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Tea with googies/ pakwan , namak paras and biscuits ..ready for us 🙂

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Wheat flour1 cup
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  • Cut circles with a glass or cutter and fry.
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Monal restaurant named after a bird of extraordinary and choice wonderfulness and placed at the top most ridge offers incredible nourishment and its open patios gives a stupendous perspective of the city of Islamabad. Adjoining the lodging to east is Tilla Grani a 1181 m high crest, simple to stroll on. At The Monal we take pride in offering a genuine Pakistani cooking that is as rich and different as our legacy. It has been handled by the combination of indigenous qualities and fragrances with culinary estates from Arabia, Persia and Central Asia, as the numerous tribes, individuals and societies mixed over hundreds of years over the valleys and fields of the Indus.the way to The Monal undulates along the thick verdure of the Margallas as though scratched in emeralds.

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I visited Monal last summer.I was mesmerize by the breathtaking beauty of this place.

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The journey up the Hill was very exciting with a lot of turns and twists of the road.”Damn e Koh” is on the bottom of and Hill and Monal is on the top.

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The drive to Monal from any place in Islamabad is atleast 30 minutes on a well built winding road through the hills.

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We saw beautiful view of Shah Faisal Mosque from the road side. This scenic drive up through fresh green trees ended at Monal.

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There were carts selling traditional semi-precious jewelry at the main entrance.

My elder son bought a set of ear rings and necklace for me…I was really moved with his innocent act…:)

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KULFI…Favorite of all….:)

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There was a cart of Kulfi seller also. It was very interesting to see him making Kulfis on the spot.

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And the person was also very excited to show me his KULFI making procedure.I took pictures from all directions…LOLZZZ.

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The restaurant is specifically designed to give amazing views of Islamabad city and its surrounding mountains you can view Faisal Mosque and large buildings in the Blue Area from here.

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They have indoor as well as outdoor setting. But outdoor setting is recommended to enjoy the scenic views of the city.

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At night you can see the city lights which are simply spectacular.

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Monal is nestled in the midst of the rolling hills of Islamabad with terraces made in the hills to give you a spectacular view of the entire city. You should visit the place for its setting and views rather than its food.The ambiance of the restaurant and atmosphere makes it worth.The menus is very diverse and very good.

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I had the mixed grill, Bbp platter Afghani platter, it was very nice.

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Specially Fried Quill/bater, fish and malai boti was delicious.

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There was a stall of SWEET PAN on one side.

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Interesting…isn’t it…:)

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The high altitude makes the weather very pleasant during summers and the view of Islamabad from the top is breath taking. I recommend going before sunset to get a bird’s eye view of the city from the Hill top. I was overwhelmed with the experience eating at the top of the mountain. even with scorching heat down in Islamabad, this place had enough of the chill factor.

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Monal has two different restaurants.
1. where they mostly serve BBQ and desi/continental style menu.
2. Monal’s Tree House which offers a mixture of Italian, Greek, Lebanese, French and Mediterranean cuisines. I have to say that monal tree house is simply a spectacular place to sit and enjoy some quality time with your family and it is hardly ever crowded. It is all built on a wooden decking and the interior is also totally built of wood.

La Montana Restaurant is the place which is tastefully designed and beautifully decorated adjacent to Monal.

 

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Overall Pir Sohawa/ Monal is a peaceful place that offers tranquility and relaxation.

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Do Not forget to watch my Video…:)

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KUND – KPK & TIKKA

IMG_0603Kund Park is a very beautiful place.It is situated on the confluence of river Kabul & Indus on the main G.T Road near Attock bridge. Due to its unique location the park has become a recreation spot for the people.

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Beautiful entrance of KPK

You can cross the river to get into the park by boats or cable cars or take a road trip from a small town Jehangera, thou road is not well constructed but if you are a nature lover then you will definitely enjoy fields and rural areas of KPK. We took a road trip to get into the park.

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Jahangera Town , KPK.

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There was a small zoo inside the Kund Park,before 2010.

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Zoological Garden was an attractions for tourists.In late July, 2010 Pakistan floods resulted in severe damage at Kund Park. As many as 23 bears that were living in the sanctuary lost when the water rose as high as 60 feet above river level.Leopards, deer and bears all drowned as the murky waters
quickly engulfed them.Lost all its wildlife including 100 endangered species in this year’s flood crisis.It was the worst single natural destruction of wildlife in Pakistan.The floods had crippled the park’s perimeter and destroyed the bear centre. The sanctuary started out as a research station in 2000 to provide veterinary care and shelter to 27 bears formerly used for baiting. Fifty turtles kept for research purposes were also washed away and killed.
KPK government re-constructed this park.

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IMG_0738My niece Aizah in the park.

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River side

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IMG_0865maCable car on the river.

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Decorated Boats

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We tried bbq food from a road side Dhabba style restaurant which is famous for fresh water fish fry and bbq.It was a memorable trip for us.

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Do not miss this delicious Tikka recipe in my next post..:)

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SHAKAR PARIAN & HABIBI

IMG_2006Shaker Parian is one of the most popular places and old picnic point in Islamabad. It is situated in Islamabad near Zero point. I visited this place this summer with my family and brother.IMG_1980

It has many attractive sights which you have never seen before.It has a terrace and by standing on the terrace you can see a beautiful and breath- taking view of both the cities i.e Islamabad and Rawalpindi. National Monument or Pakistan Monument is built on the West View Point of Shakar Parrian Hills.

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The monument can be viewed from all vantage points of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. It is designed by an eminent architect Mr. Arif Masoud, completed in March 2007.

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There is a nice setup of fountains in front of monument and there are several patches of lush green grass around the Monument.

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The Monument has been designed to reflect the culture and civilization of the country and also depicts the story of Pakistan Movement and it is dedicated to the people of Pakistan who sacrificed their today for a better tomorrow.

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The four main petals of the blooming flower like monument represent the four provinces while the three smaller petals represent three territories of Pakistan.

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After visiting Shakar Parian we went to Habibi restaurant I-8 Islamabad for dinner.The place has amazing food.

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Everything that i have tried, from mutton to chicken tastes exceptional.

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Especially their mutton namkeen karahi and bbq platter is just too good.

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In my next post i will post the copycat recipe of Namkeen mutton…:)

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Kashmir…..A land of beauty… lakes…. mountains and mountain streams, lush, green valleys and glorious culture. A most perfect place to visit, you can say a “Heaven on earth”.

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Kashmiris, are known for their hospitality, loving nature and for their slow-steeped milk tea, known to non-Azad Kashmiris simply as “Kashmiri Chai.”
I visited RAWALAKOT (5 years ago), Known as the ‘Pearl Valley of Azad Kashmir’ one of the beautiful cities of Kashmir. With the breathtaking view and enchanting waterfalls, the town has big markets providing all essential commodities.I got the opportunity to spend time and interact with Kashmiris,I fell in love with the Kashmiri hospitality which was showered on us as if we were the visiting presidents.

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The main purpose of the visit was to attend my husband’s friend wedding.It was a great opportunity to see a wedding ceremony and traditions. There were several unique features that make Kashmiri wedding traditions quite distinctive from the traditions of other provinces of Pakistan.
Along with other traditional dishes at wedding lunch we got the famous Pink Tea (Kashmiri Chai). Although it was a saltish and they called it Salooni Cha….:)
Its a concoction that works wonders in winters…Enjoy this nutty and aromatic pink tea with me…lol

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INGREDIENTS:

Milk2 cups
Water1 cup
Sugarto taste
Saltpinch
Kashmiri tea leaves1 tbsp
Baking sodapinch (to enhance the color)
Cardamom2 nos
Pistachio and almondsas needed
Red food color(optional)few drops

METHOD:

  • In a cup of water add tea leaves and cover with a lid let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 mins add cardamom and soda and let it simmer for 10 minutes.Meanwhile with a small ladle or spoon whisk it constantly.As soon as a brownish pink color appear add other ingredients.You can add food color for a beautiful pink color also (if you like)
  • Add sugar and salt ,again mix and add milk.
  • Let it cook on low flame for 5 mins and then serve with thinly sliced nuts.
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