Saiful Muluk: A lake of Fairy tale

South Asia is famous in the world for its culture and natural beauty. The majestic Himalayan ranges are one of the main reasons for this beauty. Himalaya is geographically shared by Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. Here, TheCultureMag is talking about the beautiful and mesmerizing Saiful Muluk lake of Kaghan Valley. Historically, it was part of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The valley, situated in the Lower Himalayan mountain range, is well-known for its picturesque attractiveness and sceneries.

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Saiful Muluk is a natural lake of the Kaghan Valley and a part of the Saiful Muluk National Park. With an elevation of more than three thousand metres, it is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. The lake is made up of glacial moraines. During the summers, it usually becomes the hotspot of the locals and tourists.

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The name of the lake is a symbol of Love. The name “Saiful Muluk” belongs to Prince Saiful Malook of Egypt. The story of love “Saif-ul-Muluk” was composed by the Sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh. The tale of love revolves around the Princess Badri-ul-Jamala and Prince Prince Saiful Malook at this mighty lake.

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In modern times, this beautiful lake is situated in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. If you are a photographer, then we have a surprise for you. You can click the pics of Malika Parbat (Mountain). It is located nearby the lake. If you are a lover of Fauna then it is an interesting place for you. It comprises various fauna within its environs. It is known for the presence of different varieties of blue-green algae.

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The best time to plan a trip to Saiful Muluk is in Summers. In Winters, the activities are limited due to the heavy snowfall and landslides in the lower Himalayan Kaghan Valley.

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