Naran 2015 Episode II – Saif-ul-Malook

First day at Naran is always dedicated to Saif-ul-Malook. It is the most beautiful place on earth and I cannot say anything better than this to describe it. It opens my eyes! BUT the road to Saif-ul-Malook is no better than a roller coaster ride. I mean it is a not a road it’s a path of dust, rocks and waterfalls. Only four wheeled drives can make it there. I trust travelling with the locals there because these drivers go to the lake about two three times a day.

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When we visited Saif-ul-Malook back in June 2014 the place was so close to nature. No shops or anything, just one hotel. But this time there was a big local market set up to sell all sorts of food items from pakoras to cold drinks etc. They kind of spoiled the nature though. The good thing is that the administration has made sure that people don’t throw stuff in the lake. It’s pretty clean.

There is a story about a fairy and a prince, haunted by a Jin here. People say it is true. I don’t know about the story but the place is indeed very magical. They also say that no one has ever been able to measure the depth of the lake. You can read about the story here.

(Be warned there are not washrooms there!)

Unfortunately you cannot enjoy the moon light at the lake now. The security people empty the place before sunset. They say that it is not safe anymore.

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