Muzaffarabad Pakistan is a city of natural beauty. I recently visited Pakistan, a country in southeastern Asia with blue skies and great vibes. The first place I stopped at was Muzaffarabad, a small city isolated in the clouds. Home to some of the best views in the world, Muzaffarabad is a tourist attraction year-round. The bus ride to Muzaffarabad was absolutely incredible. In the distance, I could see clear water, sparkly snow, and glorious greenery all around.
My trip started when we reached our first hotel in the outskirts of Muzaffarabad, PC Bhurban. The hotel rooms, staff, and environment were one of a kind. I was greeted at the door by a very polite and kind staff member who took my bags to my room, checked me in, and even grabbed me a couple of refreshments. After a long day of traveling all I could think about was a nice cozy bed and a warm shower. PC Bhurban delivered and I had one of the best nights of sleep ever 6000 ft above sea level.
The next morning I woke up to some pure northern Pakistani food that delighted every speck of my tongue. Keema, pulao, and aloo paratha were some of my favorite dishes. Best of all, I ended off my amazing breakfast with a cup of coffee on the hotel balcony, overlooking the mountain ranges of Muzaffarabad. With only one day in Muzaffarabad, I knew I had a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time. My dad and I head off towards the center of the city later that day. The heart of Muzaffarabad was truly a sight to see. The buildings were colorful and vibrant, the smell of fresh northern Pakistani food floated around in the sky, and the sounds of water falling in the distance really contributed to this amazing experience. The aroma of fresh bread and pastries tickled my nose as I found myself standing right in front of the biggest bakery I had ever seen. Piles and piles of fresh Pakistani bread and local pastries such as mithai were spread out through the market. We knew we had to buy some of the local goods otherwise our trip to Muzaffarabad wouldn’t be the same.
As nighttime was slowly inching closer and closer, my dad took me to the most popular chai shop in town. Chai is a mixture of black tea and milk with other aromatic herbs such as cardamom and saffron. My favorite part about the shop was that the only way to enter was through a cable car! Hundreds of feet above crystal clear water in a glass box gliding to the other side of the valley! Not only was the ride amazing, but the chai was extraordinary! Vibrant flavors and aromatic scents made the chai experience truly amazing.
To wrap up my trip, Muzaffarabad is an amazing city in the heart of northern Pakistan with great views, food, and people. This is a beautiful place that I see myself coming to again!