Naran is located in the Kaghan valley in Pakistan’s Pakhtunkhwa Province. Naran is one of the most scenic towns in Pakistan and attracts visitors and tourists from all over the world. Below are some pictures from Naran that shows the area along with reflecting some of the cultural aspects of the area.
Lahore is Pakistan’s second largest city after Karachi. Lahore is also the capital of the Punjab province and has a lot of sites related to the founding of Pakistan. It also contains many of Pakistan’s religious sites.
Some of the areas that one can visit in Lahore include the following:
Lahore Fort Pakistan
Kalash valley is situated in the Chitral region of Northern Pakistan. The valley is surrounded by the Hindukush mountain ranges. The valley is named after the Kalash people who have a unique culture and lifestyle and follow a form of Hindu region. This, therefore is one of the few pockets of non-Muslims living in a largely Muslim Pakistan.
The three smaller valleys of the Kalash valley are Bumburet, Ayun, and Rumbur valleys. The Bumburet valley is the largest of the three.
Kalash valley experiences extreme cold and snowy conditions in the winter time and is difficult to access during winter months. The pictures below shed some light on the cultures and lifestyles of the Kalash people and the areas where they live.
Culture and Traditions of the Kalash People
Chowmos Festival is a dance festival celbrated in the month of December in the Kalash Valley. Due to the difficulty of getting to the valley in winter months, not many external visitors are known to attend this festival.
Biryani rice is one of the most popular dishes from India and Pakistan. Although this dish is popular all over Pakistan, it’s mostly popular in Norther India. The recipe also varies based on the region. This dish basically involves mixing rice with spicy curry like paste. Some make it richer by mixing nuts, boiled eggs, raisins, and more.
Badshahi mosque built in Lahore, Pakistan was the largest mosque built during the Mughal Empire in the 17th century. It was built during Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s time. This mosque remained the largest mosque in the world until the expansion of the Prophet’s mosque three centuries later.