Civilisation has flourished in Pakistan for more than 7,000 years now, and this country, little visited by western travellers, boasts an impressive array of archaeological sites that reveal a rich ancient heritage in spectacular style.
An ideal destination for nature lovers, Pakistan’s diverse landscapes allow for a range of outdoor activities, from fishing and wildlife safaris to mountaineering and trekking. Gaze upon desert forts and dramatic mountains, and wander among ancient bazaars and historic cities in this spectacular country – there is much to discover.
Sites of the Indus Valley civilisation, which reached the height of its influence around 2,000 BCE, can be seen at the archaeological site of Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa and Taxila, which has been deemed a site of Outstanding Universal Value by UNESCO. Elsewhere for history enthusiasts, Pakistan is home to the site of the Battle of Hydaspes – where Alexander the great faced an army of war elephants – and the partially ruined 15th century Tomb of Bibi Jawindi, which still dazzles with its awe-inspiring blue and white façade.