When we think of uncommon tourist destinations, Pakistan comes to mind. However, Susan is here to broaden our horizons to an area she adores. Enjoy!
Lake Saif-ul-Malook, the land of fairies, is the fifth biggest tourist attraction in Pakistan. Every year, especially in summers the influx of the people from the neighbouring counties increases in Pakistan. This is because Pakistan is blessed with immense natural and beautiful sceneries, mountains, and valleys that make hot spots for the tourists. Among the tourists priority list of areas to be visited in Pakistan, Lake Saif-ul-Malook always gets a prominent position. Tourists from the worldwide countries come to visit this lake every year and due to its exclusive natural beauty, government is planning to build hotels on the lake for tourist stays.
This lake is situated at the height of almost 10500 feet above the sea level. It is five miles away from Naran and you can reach this Lake either by trekking, horse riding or traveling by jeep. If you plan to go by foot, it almost takes 2-3 hours to reach the point. I would recommend everyone to walk because the whole path is quite beautiful, the green grass, mountain peaks and ups and downs of the hilly area gives you immense fun and have worth seeing sceneries . On the way to the Lake, you also come across a huge glacier whose beauty is unable to describe in words.
The weather of this lake is highly unpredictable. Mostly it takes just hours to convert sunny weather into rain or thunderstorm. Always take umbrellas and food with you along with some sweaters and shawls because the temperature remains quite moderate during daytime but in night, it becomes quite cold, even can go to minus degrees. Though some small shops of edibles and tea stalls are there to recreate people, but it’s always preferable to take your meals with you.
Lake Saif-ul-Malook is known for its spectacularly clear water in slightly greenish tone but it sometimes also shows many colours in minutes. “Malka Purbat Mountain” which is also known as the
“Queen of the mountains” is the biggest source of water in the lake standing at the east. Mostly people prefer to visit the site before the sunrise because it is the time, when the image of this mountain can be seen in the water of the Lake. This scene spells out complete magic on the tourists and is the real beauty of this Lake for which it is known as the part of the heaven.
This Lake offers beautiful camping sites and if you could not do camping here, you might have missed the biggest charm of the Lake. Though boating is also available there, yet it is not recommended because the Lake is so deep and up till now, no body could measure its deepness. Moreover, no specific equipment for saving lives is available so prevention is better than cure. There is a famous story associated with this Lake, which depicts that a price from of Persia once saw bathing a fairy from the mountains and fell in love with her. People normally relate this story to the beauty of the Lake and say that in full moon fairies from the mountains land at this Lake.
So if you have plans to visit Pakistan in the coming summers, do not forget Lake Saif-ul-Malook is a must visit site.
Susan has over 18 years of experience in Pakistan Real estate & tourism, which she keen to share by writing for various blogs frequently. Some of her favourite topics include property management, trading and Islamabad properties.