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PM Imran Khan calls Gilgit Baltistan his ‘favourite place’ on earth

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared the beguiling photos of Gilgit Baltistan on his official Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared the beguiling photos of Gilgit Baltistan on his official Instagram and Twitter accounts. PM Imran Khan described the northern areas of Pakistan as his most liked tourist destination.

The picture showed the valleys taken over by hues of orange in the autumn season. “The colors of Gilgit Baltistan just before the onset of winter. One of my favorite places on this earth. before the onset of the winters,” wrote Khan in a tweet.

Hues of Autumn hitting Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan

Hunza, a breathtaking mountainous valley, turns golden when autumn approaches the valley from the end of September to the end of November. Hunza, characterized as Heaven on Earth, situated in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of North-West Pakistan, is enveloped by lofty and world-famous mountainous peaks of Rakaposhi, Hunza Peak, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Darmyani Peak, Ghenta Sar, Ultar Sar, and Ladyfinger Peak in Himalayan and Karakoram ranges.

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Apart from its unmatched landscape, the land is popular for donning distinct shades of color with every changing season; hence nature is in the transition from winter to spring as it scatters distinct shades of color in the valley.

While autumn generally connotes a season of bare trees shedding its green leaves everywhere else, the autumn season shrouds the Hunza valley with vibrant hues of golden, orange, yellow, and predominantly red. These golden-yellowish colored leaves sharply contrast with the barren mountains and snow-covered peaks that augments the captivating beauty of the valley

The fall season in Hunza valley is the second-best in the world after William Town in the USA. The bluish-green water of the river amplifies the picture of autumn. Autumn is also a ripening season of apricots, mulberry, apples, peaches, and plums in the valley.

While the summers in the valley are lush green with warm days, the residents urge the tourists to head to the valley in the autumn season to witness the eccentric landscape of Hunza valley.

Flourishing tourism in the valley

With the construction of quality roads, tourism in Hunza valley has surged in recent years. Experts, however, believe that an exponential rise in tourism in Hunza valley calls for the government’s attention to streamline and manage the impact of the unplanned and haphazard expansion of tourism prompting the rapid rise in the construction of concrete buildings in the valley.

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In the past several years, foreign YouTubers and vloggers have traveled to this part of Pakistan in large numbers, showcasing the beauty of the region to the foreign audience.

Gilgit-Baltistan holds prime importance in the tourism sector of Pakistan, hence demands the unusual attention of the government for its development and conservation.