#18: Sunset at 3000+ metres at Paya in Kaghan Valley, Pakistan


Here is a beautiful postcard from my beloved homeland Pakistan. The postcard features a magnificent sunset at a hill station - Paya in Kaghan Valley.

Paya is located at a height of approx 3080 m. It is a vast expense of undulating alpine meadows in the lower part of Kaghan Valley. Standing well above the valley in the dense pine woods, this high summer pasture offers excellent views of neighboring peaks. It is located at a distance of 24 kms from Balakot and 7 kms from Kawai (This place name always reminds me of the great movie - Bridge On River Kwai, but it has nothing to do with the movie). From Kawai, a road starts climbing upwards to a lovely hill station of Shogran. It is a steep climb from Kawai to Shogran and even steeper ahead of it. Paya can be reached from Shogran by jeep (4x4) on a track which leads to the summer settlements of Siri and Paya.

The entire Kaghan Valley is a beautiful place to spend your summer or at least a part of it. Nature can be found at its best here.

Comments

arrgianf said…
hiiii! :) How are you? Thank you or your visiting
Sheila said…
The cards I've had from that area (from you!) are stunning. Really it must be a very beautiful place.
Debby said…
Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing.
viridian said…
Such a beautiful place. Unfortunately, many Americans think of Pakistan as dangerous b/c of the current unrest in Afghanistan and taliban activity. I'll have to look up on a map where the Kaghan valley is.
ronny said…
simply a lovely card. truly changes my view on Pakistan. Its truly a beautiful place and not as how the world think of it.. wud definitely love to come there one day.. hope to meet u one day..

regards,
ronny
ronny said…
simply a lovely card. truly changes my view on Pakistan. Its truly a beautiful place and not as how the world think of it.. wud definitely love to come there one day.. hope to meet u one day..

regards,
ronny
Noah said…
I visited Siri Paya in 1996, it was BEAUTIFUL! Did it get affected by the 2005 earthquake?
Cheema said…
Thanks for your comments.
Noah>> Yes it was affected in Earth Quake 2005 but there was very less affect on Shogran, Siri & Paya itself.