Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. It has a 1,046-kilometre coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. More than sixty languages are spoken in Pakistan, including a number of provincial languages. Urdu is the national language understood by over 75% of Pakistanis. The population of Pakistan follow different religions. Most of Pakistanis are Muslims followed by Hindus, Christians Sikhs and Buddhists.
Culturally, there is ethnic, historical and geographical diversity in Pakistan which includes different dress codes, food, languages. According to a source, there are almost 15 major ethnic groups in Pakistan based on physical features, historical bloodlines, customs, dress, food and music. Pakistanis are passionate about their cuisine, which is full of flavor and bursting with color. And they love to eat.
Every festive occasion in Pakistan is incomplete without its traditional foods which are not limited to but including biryani, pulao, chapli kabab, haleem, nihari, sajji, karahi etc., different form of breads and rotis and a wide range of sweets. A food or a tea is a must serve if you ever visited a Pakistani everywhere within the country or anywhere in the world. Similarly, Pakistan has a fertile land to produce different variety of crops and fruits among which mango, oranges and rice are world famous for their export to foreign countries.
Pakistan is also a land of fascinating culture and colors with historical and spiritual places. The contrast of spellbinding Grandeur and sheer simplicity is evident across the whole country. Pakistan was ranked the Best Holiday Destination for 2020 and was also declared the third-highest potential adventure destination in the world for 2020. From the mighty stretches of the Karakorum in the North to the vast alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan remains a land surreal and enchanting glory of nature. High Himalayas, Karakoram and the Hindukush ranges with their alpine meadows and permanent snow line, coniferous forests down the sub-mountain scrub, the vast Indus plain merging into the great desert, the coastline and wetlands.