Popularly known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan region is one of the most beautiful parts of the South Asian country. It is the region where the world’s three mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram, the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush meet.
Skardu is one of the most popular towns of the Gilgit-Baltistan region. It is because of the sheer beauty of the area that has enthralled the hearts of tourists. If you are planning to visit Skardu anytime soon, then this complete tour guide by Jovago Pakistan will certainly prove to be very helpful.
Skardu is the largest town of Gilgit-Baltistan and is the capital of the Skardu District. It is basically situated in the Skardu Valley, which runs along the wide banks of River Indus. It is also the meeting ground for the River Indus and River Shyok.
Skardu is popular for the variety found in its topography. Amidst the mighty mountain peaks, rich, lush green pasturelands are widely spread because of the River Indus. Moreover, it also possesses sand dunes which are usually referred to as the cold desert. A wide range of unique flora and fauna further add to the beauty of this area.
Major Tourist Attractions
- Buddhist Rock
The area is rich in history as it is home to the only remaining Buddhist Rock. This rock is carved with images of Buddha that are dated back to the period of Great Tibetan Empire. It is located on the Satpara road in the Skardu.
- Kachura Lake
Situated at a distance of 32 kilometers (20 miles) away from Skardu, it takes two hours by jeep, to reach the shimmering waters of the Kachura Lake. In the spring season, the banks of the lake provide a rare yet enthralling image of the colorful flowers and peach, apricot and apple trees. It is a popular spot for trout fishing.
- Shangri-la Resorts
Situated within a short drive of just 35 minutes away from Skardu, Shangri-la resort is built along a beautiful lake. It is surrounded by the most enchanting and splendid scenic beauty. Tourists are able to stay here and enjoy the enthralling beauty of the area. Boating and Trekking are the popular activities of this area.
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