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Bahria Adventure Land – A Theme Park or Hoax?

Bahria Adventure Land – A Theme Park or Hoax?

Recently, the Bahria Town Group unveiled Bahria Adventure Land – a theme park built on international standards. The park is certainly one of a kind in Pakistan; featuring exhilarating roller coasters, a giant wheel, illuminating water fountains, international food chains and much more. But the age-old adage, “all that glitters is not gold” fits perfectly in its context, want to know why? Please, read on. The Location Located in Gadap Town, the theme park is not situated in the most ideal of areas (unless you are a citizen of Bahria Town). For an average family, it will easily cost somewhere between 1-2 thousand in fuel expense alone. Add this to the entry fee and the snacks, and you seriously risk denting your wallet. The question begging to be asked here is that adventure parks, such as Aladdin, Sindbad, Atlantis are well within the confines of Karachi, then why did Bahria Town choose such a distant location to build Pakistan’s premier amusement park? Maybe the administration should slap the label “For Bahria Town Residents only” on it. The Hefty Price Tag We all know it is no Disney Land, right? But for heaven’s sake, if you are appealing to the local audience, then why are you charging such exorbitant ticket prices? Last year, I had the chance to visit U.A.E to see my relatives. One of the biggest attractions over there is Ferrari World – a theme park built by Ferrari. What they charged us for entry was only a couple thousand rupees more than what the management of Bahria Adventure Land is charging. So, you are telling me Bahria’s theme park rivals Ferrari World in terms of entertainment options and value for money? Ridiculous! There has been a video circulating on social media in which a man shares his disappointment over the outrageous ticket prices. Imagine the despondency of the families with their kids, spending thousands just to get there and barred from entering because they could not afford! The Risk Factor Perhaps the most important point to consider. What are the guarantees that the rides will not malfunction midway in the air? Is the park equipped with adequate number of security personnel to ward off any terrorist attack? Does the park have healthcare professionals or medical centers nearby in case of an emergency? These are some questions only the Bahria Town administration can answer. The wounds from the not so long ago Askari Park incident are still fresh, and I feel people should boycott this commercial, money making scheme from Bahria at any cost – especially when there are far better options well within the city.

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Pakistan

Top 5 Places to Visit in Pakistan

Isn’t this the time of the year you plan your vacations? Well, looks like we have that sorted for you. Pakistan is full of breathtaking sites which will make you fall in love with this country instantly. After looking at the list that we have compiled here, it will be difficult for you to believe that the spots exist in Pakistan. 1. Naltar Valley: Situated 40km away from Gilgit, the too-good-to-be-true Naltar Valley is covered with tall pine trees. But what makes it really standout is the fact that it is ‘the place’ to go skiing in the country and the residents of the valley have skiing as an inborn talent. If you really want to experience paradise in this world, Naltar is that place. It will be a love-at-first-sight moment. 2. Neelum Valley: For starters, Neelum Valley is home of breathtaking valleys of Azad Kashmir. It hosts several freshwater streams, forests, lush green mountains, trees with fresh fruits, and also a river. The valley is situated in the north-east of Muzaffarabad, running parallel to Kaghan Valley. The two valleys are only separated by snow-covered peaks. 3. Shandur Top Located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral region, Shandur Top is considered as the highest polo ground in the world. Now that’ a WOW! Although snow keeps the place covered in winter, this area turns into a lush green scenery in summer. 50 shades of Green to say the least? Every July, Shandur Polo Festival is held here, which not only attracts locals but tourists as well. It is difficult to get here in winters considering the heavy snowfall and slippery tracks, but it is accessible in summer. 4. Concordia: Truly a Mountaineers Paradise (as it is called), is located in the extreme north of Pakistan along the border of China. Pakistan bears five of the tallest 14 mountain peaks of the world. Surprisingly, four of these are visible from our very own Concordia. The sunset here is a to-die-for sight as you witness the last rays of sunshine go down behind the tall mountain peaks. 5. Kalash Valley: Resting in the Chitral District, the Kalasha tribe calls this place home. The valley is not only famous for its beauty but also the colorful lifestyle, distinct culture and festivals. If you wish to see life in its true meaning, then this is the place to go. This is indeed a wonderful place to go to in order to witness the diversities there exist between cultures in the same country.

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GET READY FOR A TON LOAD OF ADVENTURE

GET READY FOR A TON LOAD OF ADVENTURE

Bahria Adventure Land Theme Park Opening on November 1st Guess what? After a long delay and repetitive launch date announcements, Bahria Town Karachi has finally decided to launch the Bahria Adventure Land Theme Park on 1st November 2019. A majestic fireworks display will also be held to mark the opening of the Bahria Theme Park. The Bahria Adventure Land Theme Park will be Pakistan’s biggest recreational park. A one-of-a-kind amusement park that will feature a wide range of exciting offerings for its visitors. Wouldn’t you like to take an exciting train ride and discover the park? Or experience a zero-gravity fall? Bahria Adventure Land is a world-class park offering the widest range of exciting and thrilling highlights that Pakistan has never seen before. With architecture that reflects the great adventures of famous characters like Sindbad and Aladdin, indulge in fun and adventure. Designed in collaboration with Italian companies, the Bahria Adventure Land will be Pakistan’s first theme park that meets international standards. Bahria Adventure Land will feature an extensive range of thrilling and exciting water rides, electrifying roller-coasters, grand castles, world-class restaurants, a Ferris wheel and much more. The theme park will also feature a Grand Circus and a Dinosaur Park and will be a delight for people of all ages.

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KARACHI ONCE AGAIN EDGES THE REST

KARACHI ONCE AGAIN EDGES THE REST

KARACHI WINS TITLE FOR THE BEST ROUNDABOUT Karachi, it is time to boast over something new. Forget the old nihari vs paye, biryani vs pulao rivalry. Karachi has officially claimed bragging rights over the city, adding a whole new spice to the rivalry. The Charminar roundabout in Bahadurabad, Karachi, is voted as one of the most beautiful roundabouts in the world. The Charminar roundabout has a mosque in the middle which is inspired by the original Charminar monument in Hyderabad, India. Need We Say More? Lahore, we feel your pain. But let’s give you a point to brag about as well. While Lahore’s roundabouts might not have qualified for THE best roundabout in the world, in terms of beauty, Lahore has a larger number of roundabouts to flaunt about. The Liberty roundabout, or Liberty Chowk, as we Pakistanis like to call it, is one of the most beautiful icons in Pakistan. Located right in the heart of Lahore, it is full of colors and lights, to give you a very pleasing feeling when crossing it. Well, it looks pretty lit Next, we have the Roundabouts at Ring Road in Lahore. It’s full of greenery, which just adds beauty to the road on its own, which is one of the most adored road for every Lahori. Why settle for one when you can have 4 ? Faisalabad, here is something for you to cheer about. You’re on the list! The Clock Tower Roundabout is a unique scenery in Faisalabad on its own, with a huge clock for you to witness while traveling on the road, which has got quite a Londonesque feel to it, because the clock tower looks very similar to the Big Ben Clock in London. Gora feels bhi tou zaroori hain Lastly, Lahore once again makes it to the list. One of the busiest roads in Lahore is Gulberg. So while you’re stuck in traffic, why not adore the beauty of the main market roundabout there? It’s a very simple roundabout, but massive in terms of size, with a place to sit, and relax from the hustle and bustle of shopping and the constant traffic around it. Ye Shehr hai ya roundabout ka adda ? So there you have it. Lahore has many roundabouts, but the Charminar roundabout trumps the rest easily. However, let’s not forget, that all these roundabouts add beauty to Pakistan, and from a national perspective, something to be proud of. Looking for a property near these roundabouts? Check out www.jagahonline.com for the best listings, to find your own home near these beautiful landscapes.

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Property Ka Badshah Kon KARACHI Ya LAHORE

Property Ka Badshah Kon KARACHI Ya LAHORE

Clash Of Rivals: Bahria Town Karachi vs Bahria Town Lahore Bahria Town Karachi and Bahria Town Lahore Karachities and Lahoris have always been on odds, both trying to bag in points for their city by comparing both metropolis. Be it food, clothing, dialect or infrastructure nothing goes un-compared, quite a common trait of brown people. Nowadays, Bahria town is the buzz around the country, with its 3 massive housing societies across the country, it is yet another thing for Karachiites and Lahoris to compare. Bahria Town stepped into Lahore and Karachi markets soon after achieving success in their inaugural project in Islamabad and became a symbol of quality living in the country. Following the footsteps of real estate development Bahria Town launched in Lahore in the 2000s and in the late 2000s it was launched in Karachi too. With nearly full occupancy Bahria Town Lahore hosts eye-catching infrastructure and attractions such as The Grand Jamia Mosque which is the 7th largest in the world with a capacity of 70,000 worshippers, the replicas of Eiffel Tower, Pharaohs and the beautiful green art adds to its beauty. Bahria Town Lahore Effile Tower and Bahria Town Karachi Effile Tower On the other hand Bahria Town Karachi one of the latest real estate developments in the city, comparatively it is still in its teething stages has already sky rocketed the standards of luxury and safety. Nearly same the size of its sister society in Lahore, the Bahria Town Karachi hosts the world’s third largest mosque named Jamia Masjid Riaz with a capacity of 800,000 worshippers, Pakistan’s first international day night safari named Danzoo, dancing fountain, a replica of Eiffel Tower and a theme park. Inspired by the Sheikh Zayed road of Dubai the Bahria Town Karachi offers Jinnah Avenue a 6 lane road for each side. Bahria Town Jamia Masjid Karachi and Bahria Town Jamia Masjid Lahore The Bahria Town Karachi also hosts Pakistan’s largest international standard Rafi cricket stadium, whereas, its Lahore counterpart lacks world class stadiums of such scale and being a little far from city center the Bahria Town Karachi also offers free bus rides to its residents to and fro city center. Bahria Town Housing Scheme Lahore Bahria Town Housing Scheme Karachi Bahria Town Karachi, since its launch has turned into an extremely popular housing scheme all over Pakistan, with investments pouring in not only from other parts of Pakistan but also from the overseas Pakistanis, such an interest and investment has made it one of the most luxurious residential projects in the country leaving other leading brands way behind. Minar e Pakistan, Lahore Mazar e Quaid, Karachi Although the most of Bahria Town Karachi is still under construction and not fully inhabited it has turned the rocky mountains of Malir district in gold. Hence, keeping in view the above points, despite both Bahria Towns being top-notch residential societies, it is with no question that the Bahria Town Karachi with its all facilities is the uncrowned king. Danzoo Bahria Town Bahria Town is Pakistan’s largest real-estate property project. Owned by property tycoon Malik Riaz it offers world class facilities to its residents in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

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The Most Dangerous Roads in Pakistan

The Most Dangerous Roads in Pakistan

If you've traveled through the north of Pakistan, you're probably aware of the hair-raising serpentines that cover the valleys and mountains there. From the Karakoram Highway to the Fairy Meadows, the Shimshal, Gilgit, Kaghan, Shandur, and Shounter valleys, we have not explored a place to bring you this collection of the most dangerous roads in Pakistan. KARAKORAM HIGHWAY: We start with the Karakoram Highway or KKH, the highest paved road in the world. Built over a period of 27 years, from 1959 to 1986, on the way of the original Silk Road, the KKH demanded nearly 900 lives during its construction. Most of them were Pakistani workers, while about 80 of them were Chinese. With a length of 1,300 kilometers, it is considered one of the scariest roads in the world. Here you can expect highs, serpentines and steep cliffs. Considering the route, the KKH is also prone to bad weather leading to avalanches, landslides and heavy snowfall that can block the route for days. The part of the KKH that leads to the Khunjerab Pass is particularly challenging. There is only enough space for a single jeep with a steep slope at one end and a rugged cliff at the other. Driving should not be attempted by novice drivers, and the vehicle should be adequately equipped for emergencies before crossing the route. FAIRY MEADOWS TRACK: The 16.2-kilometer route begins at the Raikot Bridge on the Karakoram Highway and leads to the village of Tato at 3,300 meters above sea level. The road is unpaved, bumpy and risky. A jeep crawls carefully so as not to fall into the abyss. The route is certainly not for the faint of heart and is often listed as one of the scariest roads in the world. But it is not the ride that scares you, but the last two kilometers of the track, where the road gets so narrow that no vehicle can drive through. You have to dismount here and then hike up. The journey takes about 2 hours, but it can be the most terrible two hours of your life when a wrong step plunges the gravel down the cliff. You can do this part of the journey on horseback when trekking uphill is too much of a challenge. SHIMSHAL VALLEY ROAD: Shimshal is the highest settlement in the Hunza Valley with a height of 3,100 meters. The settlement was only accessible in October 2003 on the street. At that time, a road that was under construction for 18 years was completed and then inaugurated. Before the route was built, the residents of Shimshal had to undertake a three-day trip over three passes under extreme weather conditions, to reach the nearest village, Pasu (at an altitude of approximately 2,485 meters), is one of the most dangerous roads in Pakistan, and only experienced ones Jeep drivers make the journey. Normally, a vehicle leaves Shimshal every morning, takes all passengers to Pasu and returns in the evening, but without having to cross guardrails on the road and some scary wooden bridges and canyons to get to another settlement, few want to cross regularly , The distance is 56 kilometers, but the vehicle's speed limit is approximately 10 kilometers per hour. You should only experience this thrill if you are prepared to spend five hours on this dangerous path that even the locals fear. JALKHAD-SHARDA ROAD: The 48.7-kilometer road connects Jalkhad in the Naran Valley with Sharda in the Kashmir Valley and reaches Mount Noori Top. The route, built in 1998 by the Pakistani army during the Kargil War and one of Pakistan's most insidious routes, is now a tourist destination for adventure seekers. The view on the way is fabulous, with the Naran Valley on one side and the Kargil Mountains and Kashmir on the other side. However, you can only enjoy the view if you ignore the steep slopes that run along the road at each turn. Weather-related restrictions often lead to an almost one-year blocking of the route. Therefore, July to September is the best time to enjoy this exciting and death-defying ride to the summit. GILGIT-SKARDU STREET: The route known as Strategic Highway 1 or S-1 starts on the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit and ends after 167 kilometers in Skardu. The slope carries passengers from a height of 1,500 meters to 2,200 meters above sea level along the Indus River. The road was built in 1982 by the engineers of the Pakistan Army in cooperation with engineers from China and was originally not asphalted. While the road sections are now paved, the journey is still 8 hours, and inclement weather may block the road for weeks. The rocky, rugged and barren mountains in the region make it difficult even for those suffering from car-sickness or claustrophobia, since the route is generally open only in the summer months, when the barren environment combined with an unbearable heat wave in combination with the gradual Slope can lead the track. For those who dare, the view is breathtaking as the road passes several suspension bridges, quaint villages and valleys. BABUSAR PASS: Chilas in the Kaghan Valley is connected to the Karakoram Highway via Babusar Pass. This road was known for its slippery gravel that could shake steel nerves. Although the road is now paved, it is still known for its winding turns and is usually open from July to September. Afterwards the winter weather leads to a blocking of the route. Although the climb takes you up to 4,200 meters (13,700 feet), it is the drop that will challenge even the most experienced riders, especially given the unexpected weather conditions the region is known for and the steep crashes at each turn. Properties for Sale, Karachi Properties, Lahore Houses

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Karakoram Highway The 8th Wonder of the World

Karakoram Highway The 8th Wonder of the World

Driving on the Karakoram Highway (KKH), known as Shahrah e Karakoram, is considered one of the best road trip experiences in Pakistan. And if you think we are exaggerating, we invite you to visit the highway and prove the opposite! Rightly described as the eighth wonder of the world, the Karakoram Highway is undoubtedly a marvel of technology. The highway was completed in 1979 and released to the public in 1985. DISCOVER THE KARAKORAM HIGHWAY: If you are one of the adventure seekers and are planning a trip through the KKH, here are some important things to keep in mind that you should know about this wondrous stretch in Pakistan to China. HISTORY: The Silk Road, which connected China with the Indian subcontinent, was one of the most important trade routes several centuries ago. The road was then converted into a mega-highway, originally known as Pak China Friendship Highway. Experts refer to the Karakoram Highway as an architectural masterpiece. For more than 20 years, the brightest minds in Pakistan and China have needed to complete the highway, which stretches over canyons, valleys, hills and rivers for hundreds of miles. Around 15,000 Pakistan Army men and thousands of Chinese workers have joined forces to build the KKH, which was built in one of the world's most dangerous areas. WHERE IT BEGINS AND ENDS: The Karakoram Highway, which has many curves and turns, stretches over miles of valleys and barren land with an incomparable view of the surrounding mountains. The Pakistani section of the highway officially begins in Hasan Abdal in Punjab, 50 km northwest of Rawalpindi. On the other hand, the city of Kashgar is the starting point of the Karakoram Highway in China. The Khunjerab Pass on the Karakoram Highway is the border point between Pakistan and China. However, if you plan to enter China from Pakistan or vice versa, you should know that the Khunjarab Pass is closed from November to March due to heavy snowfall. The KKH has also been included in the China-Pakistan economic corridor, which has already or will have various sections of the highway repaired to provide an improved travel experience. HOW LONG IS THE KARAKORAM MOTORWAY? Shahrah e Karakoram is an impressive 1,300-kilometer road that leads through many beautiful areas in northern Pakistan. It is a two-way road that can be used all year round except for the part of the Khunjerab Pass, which is closed for a few months every year due to heavy snowfalls. The Pakistani section of the Karakoram Pass is 806 kilometers long and starts in Hasan Abdal, a city in the Attock district of Punjab, and ends at the Pak-Chinese border THE HIGHEST POINT OF KKH: One of the reasons why the KKH is called the Eighth Wonder of the World is that the height of the Karakoram Highway near the Khunjerab Pass is 4,800 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest roads in the world. However, travelers will be happy to know that the ascent is very slow so they may not experience travel sickness. However, it is still recommended to drink plenty of fluids. ATTRACTIONS AND FOOD POINTS ALONG THE MOTORWAY KARAKORAM: The Karakoram Highway is one of the main tourist attractions in Pakistan, with spectacular views of the world's highest mountain ranges, the Himalayas and Karakoram. You will find many breathtaking natural attractions as you drive further up the highway. The KKH's 300-kilometer stretch between Islamabad and China holds some hidden treasures that every tourist in Pakistan needs to explore. In addition, you will be astonished by the natural beauty of Mansehra, Abbotabad, Thakot, Pattan Besham, Sazin, Chils and Gilgit Baltistan. Do not miss the fascinating view of the Hunza River in some places as you drive along the Karakoram Highway. Because you are at high altitude, you may feel hungry more often. In fact, the Karakoram Highway is used daily by hundreds of truckers, tourists in Pakistan and traders who prefer to dine at the local restaurants along the highway. Jagah Online, Pakistan’s Property Marketplace

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Why is a trip to Ziarat a must

Why is a trip to Ziarat a must

Balochistan is not only the largest province of Pakistan, but also one of the most beautiful landscapes with which our country is blessed. If one speaks of the natural beauty of the region, it is only natural to mention the Ziarat valley in Balochistan. The valley is also the administrative capital of the Ziarat district. The weather in Ziarat is pleasant all year round, which means that it is always the best time to travel with friends and family to Ziarat. DISCOVER ZIARAT: The heavenly valley of Ziarat is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Pakistan. It is not only one of the best places in Balochistan for sightseeing, but also has great historical significance due to the presence of the Ziarat residence - the final residence of Quaid-e-Azam. The valley is snow covered between November and March, and it is a wonderful sight, especially for visitors from cities where it does not snow. History, mountains and views of the valley; everything about the Ziarat valley in Balochistan is fascinating, which makes it one of Pakistan's most popular tourist destinations. Many Pakistanis, as well as foreign tourists, are unaware of the location, making it a hidden gem that they can discover in Balochistan. So, if you're planning to travel to Ziarat, use our guide to make things easier. History of Ziarat and how it got its name: The word "Ziarat", which comes from Persian and Arabic, means shrine. The place is home to many sacred sites and shrines of Sufi saints. Fans from all over the country visit these shrines to perform religious rituals. This is how this beautiful valley in Baluchistan got its name. You will know that you will soon reach Ziarat as your vehicle begins to meander across zigzag-shaped roads surrounded by the legendary juniper trees. The juniper trees of Ziarat are among the oldest living trees on earth, some of which are over 5,000 to 7,000 years old. The Ziarat residence, popularly known as the Quaid-e-Azam residence, is also an important part of the history of this place, which has been preserved as a national legacy for tourists. QUAID-E-AZAM RESIDENCE: In his last days, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah became seriously ill and was advised by his doctors to stay in a peaceful place, far from the affairs of the state. His chosen whereabouts were Ziarat Residency, which was built during the British Raj in 1892. Quaid-e-Azam Residency is a beautiful wooden structure that enchants every visitor with its splendor thanks to its extraordinary architectural design. The residence is recognized as one of the national landmarks and heritage sites in Pakistan. LOCATION OF THE VALLEY: For those of you planning a road trip to Ziarat, here are some details about the location of this wonderful mountain station in Balochistan. The place is located at an altitude of 8000 feet. On the route of Ziarat Road, which is the only way to get from Quetta to this valley, it will take you about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach the end point as the route is about 124 km long. HOSPITALITY AND LOCAL FOOD CULTURE: Ziarat is part of Balochistan, and its inhabitants are known for their hospitality and generosity. In addition, the most exciting part of your trip to Ziarat will be the tasting of the local food. Balochistan has unique food traditions. Their culinary specialties are widely known for their exceptional taste and especially for the techniques with which they are prepared. If you have a friend or acquaintance from the region, you can visit one of the local households and eat with them in traditional style to make your trip to Ziarat even more memorable. Your hospitality will surely bring you back again and again.

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