I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. (William Wordsworth)

 

A dreamland (Switzerland) also the name of of my article which is on way to publish. In this video I have been included most of my visited places.

 

Interlaken is a traditional resort town in the mountainous Bernese Oberland region of central Switzerland. Built on a narrow stretch of valley, between the bright green-colored waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, it has old timber houses and parkland on either side of the Aare River. Its surrounding mountains, with dense forests, hilly meadows and glaciers, has numerous hiking and skiing trails.

The main attraction includes, Lake Thun, Lauterbrunnen valley, Murren, Kleine Scheidegg (Base camp for Jungfrau), Grindelwald Valley and is well known for the Jungfrau (also known as top of Europe) and the many picturesque valleys in the region.

Posted 8th November 2016 by Anonymous

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Cyprus, Greece

The land of beaches…………..

 

The easy on the eye eastern Mediterranean island is most famous for its rich archaeological sites, its sun soaked beaches, variety-adorned villas and the ancient Greek goddess of beauty. Separated into a Greek south and Turkish north, it’s an fascinatingly beautiful place with many areas of unspoilt natural beauty if you know where to look.

 

Top attractions includes:

 

Ayia Napa and Protaras Beach

Caledonia Falls

Nicosia City and The Green Line

Paphos

Akamas Peninsula National Park

 

Limassol

Arang Kel one of the major tourist destinations in Neelum valley, Pakistan and one of the most beautiful places to visit. You can reach there via Muzaffarabad using Murree Expressway and Kohala-Muzafarabad road.

Distance from Islamabad to Muzafarabad is almost 120 km and you can be there by your car in 3 hr 10 min approximately. Muzaffarabad to Kel is 150 km and travelling time is about 6.30 hrs approximately. It depends on your stays on the way.

Roads were good till Sharda that were almost 140 km from Muzafarabad but from Sharda to Kel had lots of bumps, zigzag and uneven surface seems to be Jeep track so only 10 km took almost 1.30 hrs to be in Kel.

Need to park your vehicle in Kel and move towards Arang Kel either by cable car or by foot. Cable car had quite reasonable charges only Rs. 100 per person returns ticket. Cable car took us to almost top of the mountain whereas you still need to hike for almost 30min.

By walk it took almost 1.30 hrs and you need a lot of stamina for hiking but I promise once you reach at top; you just whisper “Awesome, Wonderful”.

 

Fairy Meadows, named by German climbers (German Märchenwiese, ″fairy tale meadows″) and locally known as Joot, is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.  At an altitude of about 3,300 meters above the sea level, it serves as the launching point for trekkers summiting on the Rakhiot face of the Nanga Parbat. In 1995, the Government of Pakistan declared Fairy Meadows a National Park

Fairy Meadows is approachable by a twelve kilometer-long jeepable trek starting from Raikhot bridge on Karakoram Highway to the village Tato. Further from Tato, it takes about three to four hours hiking by a five kilometer trek to Fairy Meadows. The grassland is located in the Raikhot valley, at one end of the Raikhot glacier which originates from the Nanga Parbat and feeds a stream that finally falls in the River Indus. Since 1992, locals have operated camping sites in the area.

The six-month tourist season at Fairy Meadows starts in April and continues until the end of September.

How to Reach at Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows can be easily approached from the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operates two flights to Gilgit daily, which is the main city of Northern Areas of Pakistan. Further via silk route (KKH) up to Raikot Bridge, 76 km from Gilgit & further 1½ hour jeep able journey.

A road journey from Islamabad on Karakoram Highway (KKH) takes 11 hours to Chillas. From here, Raikot bridge on silk route is 61 km away. Another scenic approach by road from Rawalpindi is through the Kaghan Valley. Jeep able road passes through the Kaghan Valley via the Babusar Pass (4173 m) through Chillas, reaching the Raikot Bridge. Jeeps are available at Raikot Bridge round the clock, carrying 6 passengers on one vehicle. A small cafe in Jail village offers refreshments & lunch.

 

Routes to Fairy Meadows

 

Route 1:

Islamabd to Gilgit ( 2 Hours by Air)
Gilgit to Raikot Bridge ( 2 Hours by Road)
Raikot Bridge to Tatto ( 1½ Hours 4 X 4 Jeep Drive)
Tatto to Fairy Meadows ( 3 Hours Trek)

 

Route 2:

Islamabd to Chilas ( 11 Hours by Road)
Chilas to Raikot Bridge ( 2 Hours by Road)
Raikot Bridge to Tatto ( 1½ Hours 4 X 4 Jeep Drive)
Tatto to Fairy Meadows ( 3 Hours Trek)

 

Route 3:

Islamabd to Kaghan Valley ( 7 Hours by Road)
Kaghan to Chilas via Babusar Pass ( 4 Hours by Road)
Chilas to Raikot Bridge ( 2 Hours by Road)
Raikot Bridge to Tatto ( 1½ Hours 4 X 4 Jeep Drive)
Tatto to Fairy Meadows ( 3 Hours Trek)