The tourist attractions in Punjab are not only famous among local but also international travellers. Also, the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) is playing a very active role to promote recreation and adventure activities in the province. In recent years, it has planned and constructed fully-equipped tourist resorts at many destinations around Punjab including the town of Kallar Kahar. So, let’s find out more about this fascinating place and why it should be on your travel bucket list.
Let’s go exploring!
Location of Kallar Kahar in Punjab
Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking natural views that the province of Punjab has to offer, Kallar Kahar is situated in the Chakwal District. The town of Kallar Kahar is also called the “gateway to Soan Valley” as one of the lushest valleys of northern Pakistan is situated in its vicinity.
When travelling from Lahore to Islamabad, Kallar Kahar falls somewhere in the middle of your journey. You can easily get to it using the route of Lahore-Islamabad M2 Motorway from both of these cities. Furthermore, there is a dedicated interchange on the motorway for the town of Kallar Kahar, Chakwal, Punjab.
From Lahore, the distance is around 250 kilometres, which can be covered in approximately 3 hours. On the other hand, if you are coming from Islamabad, you’ll have to cover half of the aforementioned distance, and it will only take you around 1.5 hours to get to your destination. The very famous Khewra Salt mines and the Katas Raj Temples are also at a distance of 60 kilometres and 26 kilometres, respectively.
Traveler’s Tip: The distance and travel time always depends on the flow of traffic. Also, note that Lahore-Islamabad M2 motorway is one of the busiest and most popular motorways in Pakistan.
Tourist Attractions in Kallar Kahar, Chakwal, Punjab
Kallar Kahar is very popular in terms of tourism in Punjab as the place hosts some noteworthy natural and historical attractions. Swaik Lake, which is also commonly known as Kallar Kahar Lake, is also a scenic spot. It is best known for its crystal clear water and hosts a very beautiful waterfall. The lake provides tourists with opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing. Kallar Kahar Lake is a saltwater lake since there are salt mines nearby.
Moreover, Kallar Kahar in Chakwal District is also an archeological site, the presence of Takht-i-Bahi—thousands of years old Buddhist Monastery—speaks volumes about its glorious past. Also, when it comes to food choices, if you’re a fan of lamb and goat meat, you’ll find plenty of Shinwari restaurants in the area, offering traditional delicacies.
Places to Stay in Kallar Kahar, Punjab
The recently constructed resort by the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) is to promote tourism in Kallar Kahar. As the name suggests, TDCP Lake View Resort offers spectacular views of Swait Lake.
It is also one of the most suitable and comfortable places to stay in Kallar Kahar. Whether you are taking a business trip or enjoying one of the leisure travels with your family, TDCP Lake View Resort offers spacious and comfortable accommodations equipped with all necessary facilities.
The place also offers a stylish restaurant, which has some of the finest Asian and Chinese cuisines on its menu. Moreover, other facilities of the TDCP resort include BBQ and boating facilities, a snack bar, ample car parking space, children play area, and a mosque,
Travel Packages for Kallar Kahar in Chakwal, Punjab
TDCP does not only provide tourists with comfortable accommodations and recreation facilities but also offers attractive travel packages to promote tourism in Kallar Kahar. Such travel packages cover food and transportation arrangements for sightseeing tours to some of the most popular destinations nearby such as Khewra Salt mines, Katas Raj Temples, and Soan Valley.
For more information on the travel packages for visiting Kallar Kahar in Chakwal, Punjab, you can get in touch with TDCP on the following numbers:
- For Lahore (Head Office): 042-111 111 042
- For Rawalpindi: 051-9272128
- For Multan: 061-9200955
Weather of Kallar Kahar, Punjab
Temperatures during the summer months in Kallar Kahar can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, whereas, winter can get bitterly cold with temperatures going below 5 degrees Celsius. So, whenever you’re planning your trip to this beautiful tourist spot in Punjab, make sure you pack your clothes according to the season. For more tips for safe and comfortable road trips around Pakistan, read this blog.
Now that we have given you all the useful details about the location, tourism facilities, and topographical features of Kallar Kahar in Punjab, it’s time for us to wrap up this post. We hope you have enjoyed reading it. If you have already taken a trip to Kallar Kahar, we’d like to hear about your travel experience. Feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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