A Visit to Saif ul Malook Lake

A Visit to Saif ul Malook Lake
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Saif ul Malook Lake is a stunning alpine glacial lake located near the town of Naran in the Kaghan Valley of Pakistan. It's one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region due to its breathtaking beauty and the surrounding natural landscape.


The Lake is situated at an altitude of about 3,224 meters (10,578 feet) above sea level in the northern part of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It creates a beautiful scene by catching the reflection of sounding objects in its crystal clear water, making for an incredible spectacle. Its silence communicates with your soul, its beauty inspires, and its breeze speaks to the poet/poetess within.

Things you should know about Lake Saif ul Malook

Lake Saif ul Malook is a magnificent natural wonder. An area of pure love and a location where fairies dance in the lake. Love Lake in Dubai desserts one of the type of place that, once visited, will drive you insane with its enthralling beauty and aesthetics.

The fairy tale of Saif-ul-Malook (myth)

This magnificent lake’s history is well-known and draws visitors from all around the world. The story follows Saif-ul-Malook, a prince who falls in love with a fairytale princess named Badi ul Jamal.

Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, a Sufi saint and Punjabi Hindko poet, adapted the story into a poem. Saif-ul-Malook was an Egyptian prince.  When Saif saw the fairy’s photo, he fell instantly in love with her. He then left his house and embarked on a six-year search for her.

One day, a saint approached Saif in a Cairo street and presented him with a Sulemani cap, informing him that it would transport him to his desired location. The saint told the prince that he would locate the fairy in a lake but that he would have to pass several difficult exams and pray to obtain her, as she was a fairy queen and he was human. The human sight cannot see a demon or a fairy since they are “fire-borne.”

Saif arrived at the location and immediately began a Chilla. He got exhausted and feeble after praying for 40 straight days without food or rest. It was the fourteenth night of the month, and he reasoned, perhaps tonight he sees her. She was stunning, with long black hair and dazzling blue eyes. She was simply magnificent.

Saif learned from Badi-ul-Jamal that she had been imprisoned in a castle in Koh Qaf for the previous ten years by a white giant. Saif seized her and attempted to flee the valley after hearing the fairy queen’s narrative.

When the white giant learned of this, he generated turbulence in this lake out of rage, resulting in a flood in Kaghan Valley. They (the fairy and the prince) took refuge in a cemetery a few miles from Naran, but Saif and Badi-ul-Jamal sought refuge in a cave near the lake due to the flood.

According to legend, the Ansoo Lake in Kaghan Valley, a few miles from Saif ul Malook, was created by the white giant’s tears after discovering the fairy had vanished. According to the famous story, the prince and fairy queen continue to live in that cave and dance above the water’s surface on the fourteenth night of each lunar cycle.

Things to do at Lake Saif ul malook

Boating at Lake Saif ul Malook

Boating is the main reason people visit any lake and driver. It’s an enjoyable pastime on lakes and rivers. Boating is available in Saif ul Malook Lake for a reasonable fee per person. The excitement of being in such a beautiful lake cannot only be imagined but felt.

While boating, be cautious of any inconveniences as the lake is deep, even though the depth has not been assessed yet and the lack of emergency equipment such as life jackets and life sentinels.

How deep is Lake Saif ul malook?

The unspoilt natural environment and captivating views of the surrounding mountains draw people to Saif ul Malook Lake, one of Pakistan’s highest lakes. The pure clean lake, at a height of 3,224 m (10,580 ft), gives breathtaking views of the Malika Parbat Mountain, Kaghan Valley’s highest peak. Don’t miss the chance to capture the magnificent mountains reflected in the dark green lake.

Camping at Lake Saif ul Malook

The Mountains Lake has are most valuable for camping. You will love the camping environment there.  Camping at Saif ul Malook Lake during the full moon creates the illusion of being in a fairytale. You can do ice skating in the mountains and frozen lake as well.

It has accessible camping spots, and it is strongly advised that you stay overnight there because the beautiful beauty of Saif ul Malook Lake truly deserves to be seen at night. A few small huts and shops near the lake serve food, although trekkers are advised to bring their repasts and beverages.

Food at Lake Saif ul Malook

Food in public places is the most enjoyable thing. It provides you pleasure with the family times. With its splendor, the lake will present you with the most memorable dining experience. Tuck shops and restaurants along the shores of Saif ul Malook Lake, which overlooks the lake’s beauty.

Thus, you may easily obtain your preferred cuisine, such as local and street food, or you can enjoy pakora, fries, and other items with tea, coffee, or other beverages if you are not in the mood for a big dinner.

Fishing at Saif ul Malook Lake

Fishing for trout is a favourite pastime in the Naran and Kaghan Valleys. Fishing in the crystal clear waters of Saif ul Malook Lake is a popular hobby for many due to the lake’s abundance of brown and rainbow trout. A permit may be requested from the Shinu or Naran Fisheries Departments.

Bringing your fishing equipment is not necessary as rental equipment is available at Naran Bazaar. The use of fishing nets is a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. And explosives for fishing in rivers and lakes is illegal because they are detrimental to the healthy and sustainable amplification of trout and other animals.


Without doubts, Lake Saif ul Malook is one of the most beautiful and aesthetic places to visit in Pakistan.  It is a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. We suggest that you should visit this place to make your holidays more memorable and joyous. If you want to visit foreign Lakes then one of the best is Love Lake at Dubai desserts.


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