Are you bored being home-bound because you cannot plan a long weekend trip for vacations? Who says you have to go on a long trip to have all the fun. When you always have the option by your side of going on a day trip. We, living in Pakistan, are blessed with the most diverse landscape. Which offers us a variety of tourist places, some nearby others far away. But what stands out the most for you is the open option of always planning a fun day trip. A day trip that does not require much of your pre-planning but is always there to make your day happy and memorable.
If you are residing in Islamabad / Rawalpindi and plan to break away from your monotonous routine. Then you can always plan for a picnic with your dear ones. The best places nearby for a cherishable day trip for you would be in Haripur. Haripur is an exotic region of Pakistan that offers so many beautiful places for you to go to. It is the main city of the Haripur District in Hazara, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. There is a magical variety in its land for you that can easily be explored in a day. For a fun day trip, you can go plan to go to the following places in Haripur,
Khanpur dam allows you to have a sight of blue entrancing water, awe-struck sky, and majestic mountains on the outskirts. It is located, about 40 km from Islamabad, at the Haro River near Potowar Plateau in Tehsil Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Now it has become a prominent picnic resort and has many huts built for tourist’s stay-in. Khanpur Dam is a water site and on a day trip, you can indulge yourself in many fun water activities. Like boating, fishing, jet-skiing, swimming, and other water sports.
A memorable day trip to a place having wonder-struck things to see is none other than Taxila. It is situated about 32km northwest of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Taxila Museum/Ruins take you on a historical rollercoaster and make you witness all there is to see for you. Planning a day trip to this place allows you to live a lifetime historical experience as it is an important archaeological site of ancient India.
A day trip to The Tarbela dam, the largest Earth Filled Dam, the world, gives similar vibes as Khanpur Dam. The water here can easily make you forget about the exhausting heat waves of summers. By coming here, you can indulge in many fun water activities diverting yourself from the boring happenings of life. The land beside the water is also where you can have your picnic arrangements. During winter months, the spillways are closed, silt in the reservoir settles down and what you get is crystal clear blue water where fish can be seen swimming about.
If all you plan to have is a fun day trip, with a long drive and some hilly picnic spots. Then the best direction to go is the way to Karakoram Highway. The Karakoram Highway is a 1300 km national highway that extends from Hasan Abdal in the Punjab province of Pakistan to the Khunjerab Pass in Gilgit-Baltistan, where it crosses into China and becomes China National Highway 314. Being a popular tourist attraction, and one of the highest paved roads in the world is why you definitely should go here to have a memorable day trip.
The Must ‘To-Do Things’ for a Day Trip
Going on a day trip has somewhat its own style of packing. It does not require the same amount of pre-planning and packing as done when going on a long vacational trip. This may be one reason why Day trips can be more fun and easily executed by many of you. All you have to do is to pick out the best place to go to. You should ensure two things while choosing where to go for a day trip. Firstly that it should be nearby to where you are headed from. Secondly, with natural beauty, this place should also offer you some picnic spots, some resting points and allow you to have a variety of recreational activities.
Now when it comes to packing up your day trip traveling bags, then again comes some stuff that you should not ignore. You should always pack some snacks and drinks with you regardless of which place you plan to eat on your trip. Also always have a First Aid Kit with you to have a backup plan for any unusual circumstance. Never forget to save yourself from the unhealthy rays of the sun. So always put a sunblock before setting off on the day trip and also keep some sunshades and umbrellas with you to tackle any unprecedented weather forecast.
Fun Trips are Day Trips
Fun Day trips are all about planning where to go at any moment and then experiencing the utmost excitement and thrill that comes with going on it. All that is to be done for a day trip is to set off for it and await surprises that come your way. The surprises may be regarding pleasant weather forecast or the sudden changes in plans of where to be headed, what to eat and how to experience many joyful activities. One thing that promisingly comes with going on day trips is the attainable element of fun, amazement, and enjoyment in a single day. So why delay it all when you can experience such happiness too by planning a day trip to the beautiful Haripur.
Written By: Aleen Tariq