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Shangrila Lake, Skardu, Pakistan

Shangrila Lake is also known as Lower Kachura Lake. It is a part of the Shangrila resort. Shangrilla Lake is located at a drive of about 20 minutes from Skardu. It is a popular tourist destination, and has a unique restaurant that is built on the fuselage of an aircraft that had crashed nearby.

Shangrila was established in 1983 with the opening of the first Resort Hotel in Skardu, Baltistan. It was named “heaven on earth”  because of its spectacular beauty,and breathtaking view and peaceful atmosphere. Shangrila Resort Hotel was founded by the late Brig.(Retd) Muhammad Aslam Khan, the first commander of the Northern Scouts of the Pakistan Army.

Shangrila was named after a book titled “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton. In the novel, the author narrates a tale in which an aeroplane crash landed near a riverbed, in the early 1920’s. The surviving passengers came across some Buddhist monks from a nearby temple and sought their help. They were taken to a beautiful lamasery filled with a variety of fruits and flowers. The monks looked quite young, although they claimed to be hundreds of years old. The idyllic place was called Shangri-la, a Tibetan word meaning “Heaven on earth”.

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11 comments

  1. very beautiful pic kachura lake baltistan pictures

  2. muhammad khurshid

    mashahallah kudrat k hum pe boht rehmo karam hain lekin hum un ka shukriya ada nahin karte

  3. PLS. ADVISE ROUTING / DISTANCE FROM ISLAMABAD TO SHANGRILA

    WASLAAM
    AMER

  4. this is so nic and beautiful picture i like sakdu area and sangrila hotel

  5. i love this area and so nic pictur and shangrila hotel so nic

  6. i like so much sakrdu and gilgit area very nic place and near singrela hotel side lake

  7. Baltistan is the most beautiful and peaceful place of Pakistan.SATPARA LAKE and DEOSAI PLANES are the most famous places of Baltistan

  8. Manzoor Satparvi

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  9. shangreela is very beautiful lake i love this

  10. Indeed very beautiful place, love it

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