With less than a week remaining to Kate Middleton and Prince William’s first official tour to Pakistan, excitement and energy levels for their visit are high. Though the exact details of their itinerary are still under wraps, Kensington Palace in an official statement revealed that the couple will be visiting Islamabad, Lahore and the Northern Areas of the country.
“From the modern leafy capital Islamabad to the vibrant city of Lahore, the mountainous countryside in the North, and the rugged border regions to the West, the visit will span over 1000km and will take in Pakistan’s rich culture, its diverse communities, and its beautiful landscapes,” read the statement.
Narrowing down five places was a task on its own given how much our country has to offer but here are five places, the Cambridge’s must not miss out on.
How can the Royals miss out on one of the most royal gardens of all times. Situated on the Grand Trunk Road in Lahore, these Mughal Gardens are an architectural and historic marvel. The Queen also visited the heritage site when she visited Pakistan in the early 60s.
Probably an unconventional choice but considering that Jahangir’s Tomb is considered to be the most beautiful Mughal monument after the Taj Mahal, the Royals should consider visiting it.
Watch The Current’s video to find out what makes it so special:
A romantic dinner overlooking the glittering city lights doesn’t seem like a bad idea. Highly recommended.
No matter what, Kate and William should not miss out on Eagle’s Nest in Hunza. The place offers breathtaking views of the valley, the Hunza River and the mountain peaks. If they are early risers, they should watch the sunrise there – the views are unbeatable.
Nanga Parbat’s base camp, better known as Fairy Meadows, is one of the most mesmerising places in the country. While it might be difficult for the royals to trek there, they can always borrow Jahangir Khan Tareen’s plane to make a quick trip there to take in the stunning views.