Pakistan is blessed with the beautiful treasure of naturally beautiful spots that attract thousands of tourists to explore these beautiful valleys every year. Here we would love to take you on a fantastic journey of one of the most beautiful destinations in the province of Punjab, The Kalar kahar and the Soon Valley.
Kalar Kahar is situated in the heart of Chakwal district, while the Soon valley is located in Khushab district of Central Punjab. Every year approximately 100 to 1000 tourists come to visit these spectacular valleys. If you want to make the maximum joy out of one day trip, this tour is your perfect choice. We can move towards this journey from the M2 motorway, Kalar kahar valley is about 247.2 kilometers from Lahore on M2 motorway and 130.5 Kilometers from Islamabad.
These picturesque valleys are famously known for their unique historical places, beautiful waterfalls, breathtaking migratory birds point in winter, antique temples, spiritual shrines, heart-melting green gardens, lakes and ponds. These things offer a perfect tour package with very affordable prices, for spending a memorable trip there with your families and friends.
Frequent users of the Lahore-Islamabad motorway might have visited these beautiful spots.
Still, we want these beautiful valleys to be seen by every person who is fond of exploring and travelling, so let’s start our journey towards these beautiful valleys with every detail, a person needs to know before they visit them.
The Scenic Beauty of Kalar Kahar Valley
Let’s start our journey from the spectacular Valley of Kalar kahar, situated in the heart of the district Chakwal in Punjab. This place somehow makes the mid-point route while travelling from Lahore to Islamabad. Kahar Kalar offers a perfect touring and entertainment package, comprises several worth visiting spots.
I have decided to stay a night at TDCP resort (Tourism Development Corporation Punjab), which is absolutely safe and no less than a 5-star hotel. The hotel is near to Kalar kahar lake, which gives a captivating view. The fresh and soothing breeze of this Valley fills your soul with pleasure and joy. We must appreciate the efforts of TDCP for making this place even more beautiful.
Kalar Kahar lake is one of the most prominent spots of this place; it is a saltwater lake because salt mines are near this lake. You will find that people are enjoying different modes of boating at cheap rates includes motor boating and paddle boating.
There is a playland for the entertainment children in Kahar Kalar valley known as Alibaba Joyland park where children can enjoy this trip at its fullest.
People are warm welcome there, and they love to tell about the goodness of this Valley and sing songs melodically for tourists.
Another exciting thing about Kalar Kahar is the fascinating peacocks roaming here and there while spreading their colourful feathers beautifully. Indeed it is an alluring view to soothe our eyes.
Kalar kahar is also famous for its delicious fruit-bearing trees of bananas, mangoes, apricots, grapes, loquats and pomegranates. It has beautiful green gardens. The most significant thing is Bagh-i-Safa there, which means the Clean Garden, founded by the great Mughal Emperor Zaheeruddin Babur out of his love for nature.
The history of this place is quite impressive, especially for the archaeologists and history students. Takht-e-Baber holds a great value in the history of this place. In 1525, when the 1st Mughal Emperor Zaheeruddin Babur visited kahar Kalar, he loved this place. Hence he ordered his army to build a throne known as “Takht-e-Babri” to discuss his army issues.
The Fascinating Soon Valley
Soon Valley is an epitome of natural beauty. This Valley is a mesmerizing hub of natural sights, lakes, historical spots, unique temples, lush green cultivated fields, waterfalls and antique villages. This beautiful Valley is situated in the Khushab district of Central Punjab in the town of Naushera. Soon Valley is approximately 111 kilometres away from Kalar kahar, as it is also known as the gateway towards Soon Valley.
If you ever get a golden chance to visit this beautiful Valley, don’t forget to miss out its prominent destinations, including Uchali lake, Dep Shareef, Jahlar lake, Khabeki lake, and Anmb Shareef, Kanhatti Garden, Akrand Fort and Tulhath fort. We would love to make you visit some of these fascinating places of Soon valley.
Manhattan Garden is home to soothing heart waterfalls and lush green views. Manhattan Garden was established by the Britain engineer Sir W Whet Burn in 1933. This beautiful garden has delicious fruit-bearing trees of apricots, pineapples and almonds. This attractive garden has a variety of plant species and migratory birds.
Government is highly concerned with preserving local species of flora and fauna in this area, so it’s our responsibility not to cause any harm to migratory and locals birds there. The spiritual spot of Dep Shareef is considered as the sacred place for the people of Naushera because this place is associated with the Sufi saint Hazrat Siraaj-ud-din Naqshbandi(R.A).
The heart Soothing Uchali Lake
Uchali lake is one of the most attractive and famous places for tourists in Soon valley. It is a saltwater lake and beautifully surrounded by the Sakasar, the highest mountain range of soon Valley. This enchanting lake attracts thousands of precious migratory birds annually from Central Asia. Boating is also available for the enjoyment of tourists. Besides the lake, there are a few camping sites where you can enjoy camping and bone-fire evening with your family.
Government of Punjab has decided to spend 240 million for the sake of promoting tourism in Soon valley. Being citizens of Pakistan, it’s our core responsibility to preserve these precious natural places’ beauty.