Drone Tour of Pakistan
Contributor Danyal Ali was part of a crew of eight people who traveled more than 6k km (3.6k mi) of Pakistan in 25 days to capture, via drone and ground cameras, the scenic beauty and raw nature of the northern tourist and hiking attractions of this beautiful country on the Indian Subcontinent. The video features bird's eye views of some of Pakistan's most spectacular scenery in Kashmir, Hunza, Gilgit, Skardu, Swat, Naran, Kaghan, and Fairy Meadows.
The Hunza River runs through the Himalayan area of Northern Pakistan, near the borders with Afghanistan and China. In autumn the trees throughout the Hunza valley turn to fire as their leaves turn gold, red orange and bronze, contrasting sharply with the barren mountains. Contributor Abdul Hanan gives us a spectacular aerial view of this area with this amazing drone video. Prepare to be amazed by the aerial views of some of the world's most spectacular scenery.
Pakistan's Stunning Natural Beauty
Given the remote nature of some of Pakistan's most spectacular natural scenery, it is perhaps understandable that the country's stunning landscape is somewhat under-appreciated. In this video, you will see amazing drone's eye views of some of the country's most amazing natural sites, soaring high above Siri Lake, the Hunza Valley, Attabad Lake, and many more incredible spots in this fascinating country on the Indian Subcontinent.
Drone Tour of Northern Pakistan
The northern reaches of Pakistan contain some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Asia, dominated by the massive Himlayan mountain range with its towering snowcapped peaks. In this stunning drone video, contributor Panezai treats us to aerial views of a land of sky high mountains, lush green valleys, mighty rivers, beautiful lakes, and an assortment of amazing wildlife. Enjoy the aerial views of some of the most magnificent landscapes on the Indian Subcontinent.
Islamabad: Pakistan's Capital City
Built in the 1960s to replace Karachi as the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad was purposefully planned out to be a highly-organized city, with now just over a million residents (closer to 4 million in the Islamabad-rawalpindi metro area) who enjoy a high-standard of living and plenty of green space. In this aerial video, drone pilot Mustafaalinafai employs the popular hyperlapse editing technique to showcase the orderly beauty of Islamabad.
K2: Pakistan's Highest Peak
Pakistan is perhaps best known as the home of K2, the Himalayan mountain which is the world's second highest mountain after Mt. Everest and the highest peak in Pakistan. Its peak is about 8.6k meters (just over 28k ft.) above sea level. Contributor Scientik traveled with a group on an epic hike around the great peak. The video contains brilliant footage of the region and also demonstrates the challenges faced when flying a drone at extremely high altitudes.
Pakistan's Kumrat Valley is situated in the Upper Dir District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwestern Pakistan. Situated in the foothills of the great Himalayan Mountains, it is a very picturesque but undeveloped valley located a day's drive from Pakistan's capital city Islamabad, which lies directly to its south. In this video, contributor Ibrahimzauq gives us a bird's eye view of this spectacular region, one of the most popular tourist spots in Pakistan.
The Four Provinces of Pakistan
Contributor Panezai created this stunning drone video of Pakistan, one of the world's largest Muslim-majority countries. It includes footage from all four of the country's provinces: Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh. With stunning bird's eye views of mountain peaks, rocky cliffs, mud volcanoes, and even religious mosques, this video will give you many reasons to want to visit this incredible nation on the Indian Subcontinent.
90 Seconds over Pakistan
Prepare to be blown away by this aerial tour of Pakistan, the giant country which shares the Indian Subcontinent with India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan. Contributor AbdulHanan was one of the first drone pilots to extensively film the country from the air, and he put his best footage together into this remarkable 90 second video. Watch it and you'll get a bird's eye view of some of the world's most spectacular natural scenery.
Attabad Lake is a major tourist attraction in Pakistan and is also one of its newest. It's situated in the Hunza Valley in the northern part of the country, in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Chronologically, Attabad is an infant - it was created in 2010 by a giant landslide, which killed 20 people and displaced thousands. In this video, contributor Imrankw flew a drone over the 21 km (13 mi) long lake on the Hunza River, giving us a bird's eye view of its stunning blue waters.
Hyderabad Sing, Pakistan (not to be confused with the Indian city of Hyderabad) is a mid-sized urban area in the south-central part of the country. Hyderabad Sing is the eighth largest city in Pakistan and the second largest in the state of Sindh, the province which makes up the southeastern part of the country. Contributor Sohrabkhan used a drone to give us an amazing bird's eye tour of this city, which was built in the 18th century.
Gomal Zam Dam
Gomal Zam Dam is located on the Gomal River in the northwestern part of Pakistan. The Gomal River is a tributary of the Indus River, the country's most important waterway. The gravity dam serves several purposes, namely irrigation, flood control, and hydroelectric power generation. The massive project was completed in 2011. Contributor Majidafridi2003 flew his drone over the dam and reservoir, and treats us to this amazing aerial view.
Punjab: Hiran Minar
Contributor Drrazaali used a DJI Mavic 2 drone to create this stunning aerial video of Hiran Minar, a Mughal era complex in Pakistan's Punjab Province. The structure is situated near the city of Sheikhupura, one of the largest cities in this important northern province which lies a short distance from the state capital of Lahore. Hiran Minar was built on the site of an older game preserve by the Emperor Jahangir, who ran the great Empire in the early 17th century.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Karak District
Contributor Imrankw created this magnificent drone video of the famed Karak District of northern Pakistan. It's part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, which covers much of the northwestern portion of the country. The Karak area is known for its red hills, which you'll see clearly in this video. The ground under these beautiful hills is mineral rich. Resources here range from salt, which has been mined here since ancient times, to oil and gas.
Ranikot: World's Largest Fortress
Contributor Shazar created this amazing drone video of one of the world's largest fortresses. Ranikot Fort is located in the state of Sindh in southern Pakistan. The location is was known to be fortified as early as the Antiquity. The current fortress structure dates to the 16th century. The fortress walls run a total of 32 km (about 20 mi), making it the largest fortress in the world measured by interior space. The fortress came under control of the British Empire in the 18th century.
Pakistan's Indus River
Contributor Imrankw created this aerial view of a spot on the Indus River in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of northern Pakistan. The Indus is one of Asia's most important waterways, comparable in importance to Pakistan as the Ganges is to India. Like the Ganges, it rises in the highlands of Tibet. After running through a portion of northwestern India, the remainder of its almost 3.2k km (just under 2k mi.) course is through Pakistan, where it discharges into the Arabian Sea.
Kund Malir Beach, Balochistan
Check out this drone video of a stunning beach area in Pakistan, compliments of contributor Shayhaq Baloch. Kund Malir sits on the Gulf of Oman (a part of the Arabian Sea) in the province of Balochistan, which covers the southwestern part of the country. Kund Malir is part of Hingol National Park, Pakistan's largest, which sits a bit to the west of Karachi. It's accessible via the Makran Coastal Highway, national road which runs along Pakistan's southern coastline.
Aerial Tour of Balochistan
Take a tour of the Pakistani province of Balochistan, compliments of contributor Izhar Ashfaq. It's one of the country's four main provinces, occupying its southwestern portion. Its southern border runs along the Arabian Sea, from the western outskirts of Karachi in the east to the Iranian border in the west. The northern border of the province is the international border with Afghanistan. It's a largely rural province, although it is home to some cities notably the provincial capital of Quetta.
Aerial Tour of Pakistan
Check out this stunning drone video of Pakistan, compliments of contributor maxloxton. The video will take you around this fascinating country, which occupies the western portion of the Indian subcontinent. It features footage of some of the country's most spectacular bits of natural scenery, such as its towering mountains, lush alpine valleys, and vast deserts. It will also give you a glimpse of some of the people who live in this country of over 200 million, the world's fifth most populous.
Faisalabad: Pakistan's Third City
Here's an excellent aerial view of Pakistan's third largest city, compliments of content creator Air Life. Situated situated in north central Punjab (by far the country's largest province), Faisalabad is Punjab's second city after Lahore, which lies less than 200 km (around 110 mi.) to its east. Compared to Lahore, which dates to the Antiquity, Faisalabad is a comparative infant of a city - it was built during the middle of the British Raj years, in the late 1800's. It's the most industrialized of Pakistan's major cities.
Lahore's Badshahi Mosque
Here's an aerial view of one of the most iconic sights of Pakistan, compliments of contributor Cameron Hughes. It's the Badsahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan's largest city and cultural capital. The mosque was built in the late 17th century, during the height of the Mughal Empire. It was the largest and most recent in a series of mosques created during that empire's reign, which lasted for over three centuries. Today, it's the second largest mosque in the country, which is home to over 200 million Muslims.
Punjab's Mighty Rohtas Fortress
Check out this amazing vlog, which features aerial footage from one of the most formidable fortresses on the Indian Subcontinent. It's called Rohtas Fort, and it's near the city in the province of Punjab (home to over half the country's population). It was built in the mid-16th century and was captured shortly thereafter by the Mughul Empire, then captured by Sikh forces in 1825. The fort could hold a garrison of 30,000 men and was one of the largest in Asia.
Faisalabad's Iconic Clock Tower
Without doubt, the most recognizable site in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad is its clock tower. The country's third largest city was essentially built from scratch during the late 1800's, at the height of the British Raj. Its clock tower was inaugurated in 1903 as the centerpiece of this planned city. In this drone video by contributor AbdulHanan, you'll get a bird's eye view of this iconic landmark, the crossroads of a metropolis of over three million Pakistanis in the Punjab province.
The Beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan is the northernmost of Pakistan's provinces and far less populous than the others. It's part of the historical region of Kashmir, which has been the subject of several wars and near-continuous tension between India and Pakistan since the collapse of the British Raj. It is also home to some of the country's most beautiful scenery. Check out this drone video of the province from SajidShah, which features footage of Blind Lake in Deosai National Park, Shigar, Shardu, and more.
Murree and Pakistani Kashmir
Contributor MujtabaRaza created this fantastic drone video Pakistan's portion of the historical region of Kashmir, which is shared by Pakistan, India, and China. The video features footage of Murree, is a resort town in the far eastern part of the Punjab province. It's considered to be a gateway to the Pakistani states of Kashmir - Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The remainder of the video features footage from Azad Kashmir, which lies just to the east.
Karachi: Pakistan's Southern Metropolis
The Pakistani city of Karachi is not nearly as old as Lahore, nor is it the capital since it ceded that position to the planned city of Islamabad in the 1960's. It is, however, the country's largest and richest city, and in most respects its most important. Situated on the Arabian Sea, Karachi is the capital of the province of Sindh, Pakistan's second most populous after Punjab. Check out this aerial view of this metropolis of over 15 million, which was founded in its present form in the 18th century.
Four Years Flying in Pakistan
There's something for everyone in this stunning aerial collage of Pakistan, compliments of contributor AbdulHanan. The video was put together with highlights from four years' worth of drone work over this massive country on the Indian subcontinent. The video showcases some of the amazing scenery of the country, home to some of the world's highest mountains. It also features some very well done timelapses and makes for some great all-around visual entertainment.
Swat Valley: Pakistan's Largest Ski Resort
Check out this amazing drone video of (by far) the largest ski resort in Pakistan, compliments of contributor imrankw. It's the Malam Jabba Ski Resort, which is situated near a hill station of the same name in the Swat Valley. The resort, which was developed with the help of an Austrian partner, has an altitude at its highest point of 2800 meters (9.2k ft.) above sea level. The area is part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the northernmost of the country's four main provinces.
The Hunza Valley in Fall
The Hunza Valley is one of the natural wonders of Pakistan. It is situated in the province of Gilgit-Baltistan, the country's northernmost territory. The valley was its own princely state for 900 years prior to the establishment of the British Raj. It remained a quasi-independent state until the 1970's, when it was absorbed by Pakistan. Largely rural, the territory's people represent a distinct ethnic group whose culture has been heavily influenced by those of the neighboring parts of Afghanistan and China.
Drone Tour of Pakistan
Here's a reel with great aerial views of some of the most well known places in Pakistan. The video features footage from the following spots: the capital city Islamabad, the Kaghan alpine valley, Saiful Muluk lake, Babusar Pass, the old Silk Road town Chilas, Jaglot (which sits at the juncture of three mountain ranges), Gilgit (the country's northernmost province), the Hunza Valley, Thar (in the Sindh province), the mountain of Rakaposhi, the Naltar Valley, and more.