Dramas & Movies Shot in Northern Pakistan

Dramas & movies shot in northern pakistan ; Top 5 Northern Pakistan Locations That Stole the Show in Pakistani Dramas and Movies

Top 5 Northern Pakistan Locations That Stole the Show in Pakistani Dramas and Movies

Have you ever seen the top trending dramas and movies shot in northern Pakistan? You must have admired the scenes of the most breathtaking scenery of Pakistan while watching their popular dramas and movies. The country’s scenic northern region has mesmerized viewers and fueled travel fantasies, from the spellbinding snow-capped peaks to exquisite lakes. Let’s talk about the top 5 locations in northern Pakistan that infuriated us and made us fall in unrequited love.

Most of our movies and dramas are now shot in the magnificent northern areas of Pakistan, which increases the tourist flow. Movies like Janaan and Jawani Phir Nahi Aani give us a wonderful desire to travel. When we think of amazing places, Switzerland, Greece, and Italy are the first places that come to mind, places not only to rest but also to explore. 

It does not matter if you have read about it in your favorite on-screen stories or if it is the first time you have heard about it, these cinematic landscapes will ignite your inner traveler. Now, let’s look into the enchanting settings we were under a spell of from the first minute and wished to visit them in real life. Considering views could be this breathtaking, it is no wonder that directors made it the right place for their scenes. The very fact that they are so beautiful captivates us with their fascinating stories.

List of Trending Dramas & Movies Shot in Northern Pakistan

Here is the list of top trending dramas and movies shot in northern Pakistan. In that case, get that popcorn and passports ready – it’s a cinematic tour of Pakistan’s most picturesque sites.

Khae in Skardu & gilgit 

Nestled amidst the majestic peaks of Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan is the enchanting setting of the TV series Khai. This gem of Pakistan not only captivates the audience with its heartwarming story but also transports them to a land of unparalleled beauty. Skardu has a rugged terrain with snow-capped mountains and clear rivers.

It’s more than just a background. He becomes a living character. They are woven into the fabric of the narrative itself. As the camera rolls, capturing the characters’ raw emotions, the audience is invited on a journey of love, loss, and resilience, all against a backdrop that will leave them breathless. So prepare to be swept away by Khae’s magic, where storytelling’s power meets nature’s majesty.

Directed by Syed Wajahat Hussain. Serial Khae, starring Dur e Fishan Saleem and Faisal Qureshi, will soon air on Geo TV. The show stars an ensemble cast and is the seventh series produced by Sky Entertainment Production. Please note that the show is being filmed in Skardu and Gilgit-Baltistan, two districts in northern Pakistan. The main locations are Riverdale Gilgit and Snowland Guest House Skardu

 Khae Drama promises to tell a compelling story that has never been told before. It is a romantic thriller set in the northern region of Pakistan. Set amidst snow-capped peaks, soaring mountains, lush greenery, and rushing rivers, Khae is a promising drama. Despite the area’s scenic beauty, the show’s Pashtun tribal setting presents a compelling romance beneath the ruins of a tribal feud between two families.

This is not a typical love story but one rooted in tribal hatred, with revenge and forgiveness running throughout. Watch the forbidden romance between Duriveshan Saleem and Faisal Qureshi in Khae, a drama that challenges the decades-old feud between their families. The rules of love are established.

Janan In Swat Valley

Director Azfar Jafri’s film Jannaan was shot almost entirely in Swat. This beautiful valley has it all: towering mountains, soothing greenery, clean, vibrant skies, and clear streams. After all, Queen Elizabeth II famously called Swat the “Switzerland of the East” during her 1961 visit. We couldn’t agree more!

Diyar e Dil Khaplu Palace Skardu 

‘Diyardir’ stands out as a gem that not only captures the hearts of people with its captivating narrative but is also a visual feast showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the northern region of Pakistan.

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Kapulu Palace in Kapulu, Gilgit-Baltistan, the show takes viewers into a world of family ties, love, and social vitality. The impressive Haveli Agha Jaan is the show’s central location and is actually the impressive Khaplu Palace. The director chose to use aerial photography to skillfully depict the vast landscape, immersing the audience in the majestic beauty of the northern region.

Diyar e Dil not only weaves an exciting story but also becomes a catalyst for promoting tourism in Pakistan. The show is a visual ambassador showcasing the country’s rich cultural fabric and Pakistan’s natural beauty. The ethereal locations and scenic backdrops don’t just serve as backdrops; they become characters in their own right, leaving an indelible mark on the audience’s mind.

Apart from its entertainment value, Diyardir has inspired audiences around the world to consider Pakistan a must-visit destination. The show’s success is not limited to the realm of television; it has become a cultural phenomenon, promoting wider awareness of Pakistan’s diverse landscape and cultural heritage.

Mehr V Lub U Keal, Azad Kashmir

Mehrunisa V Lub U’s song Beliya inspired us to crave snow. A small village called Khil is located in the Azad Neelam Valley of Kashmir at an altitude of 6879 meters and 155 kilometers from Muzaffarabad. This is the most beautiful place you can visit if you want to experience the purest snow scene. Who needs to spend a lot of money on a trip to Iceland these days?

Chaly thy Sath, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan.

Chalay Thay Saath reveals Hunza culture, and its picturesque scenery makes it impossible not to be on this list. Attabad Lake is located in the Gojal Valley of Hunza. It was constructed from an earthen dam in 2010 and has been a popular tourist attraction ever since. Breathtaking scenery, majestic mountains, and friendly locals make this area a must-visit.

Aik Nayi Cinderella in Murree

The title Aik Nayee Cinderella is one of the most popular fairy tales in the world and there are many reasons to support it. After all, the name portends a fairy tale that requires some kind of visual magic. Director Haitham Hussein doesn’t fail in this regard, with Ayk Nay Cinderella filmed almost entirely in real locations in northern Pakistan. The show is set against the scenic backdrop of Nathiya Galli. From mountains to forests to lakes, Aik Nayee Cinderella treats viewers to some truly magical images.

Anna in Chitral 

In the play, Anna takes us on a whirlwind trip to the stunning Chitral Valley. The hit show cleverly plays on our perceptions, depicting Danien’s house as being located in Islamabad. However, the reality behind the scenes is even more exciting as Danien’s stunning residence is none other than the Hindu Kush Heights Hotel, nestled amidst the stunning scenery of Chitral. Let’s not forget Areesh House, which is said to be located in Islamabad but is actually the magnificent Ghazirat Fort Hotel, adding an extra touch of luxury to the show.

Now, imagine yourself stepping into Anna’s fantasy world and spending your vacation in the majestic Chitral Valley. As you explore this magical destination, you’ll discover a paradise that combines natural beauty with rich culture. Chitral offers a plethora of exciting experiences that are sure to thrill you.

Venture into the majestic Hindu Kush Mountains, where you can enjoy thrilling hikes and breathtaking panoramic views and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the pristine wilderness. Picture yourself enjoying the warmth of a fire while sipping a hot cup of tea, surrounded by the splendour of nature.

If you want to experience the feeling of royal luxury, head to the Ghairat Fort Hotel and live like royalty amidst the picturesque landscape of Chitral. Bask in the grandeur of this majestic castle while admiring the breathtaking views from the windows.

But the real essence of a holiday in Chitral lies in embracing the local culture and traditions. Interact with kind locals, sample delicious food and witness vibrant festivals showcasing the region’s rich heritage.

Yakeen Ka Safar in Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir

In the final section of Yakin Ka Safar, the plot takes an exciting turn, taking the characters away from the bustling cityscape and immersing them in the beauty of the northern region. Set against the mesmerizing backdrop of Kashmir’s Neelam Valley, the show paints a vivid picture of love blended with the picturesque landscape of green valleys, majestic mountains and winding rivers. Interestingly, the production team chose the idyllic Jhargrat resort in Neelum Valley as the shooting location, adding an extra touch of magic to the story.

Talented director Shahzad Kashmir deftly captures these captivating images, injecting an unforgettable essence into the heartwarming love story between the protagonists.

Top movies and Dramas shot in Northern pakistan: yakeen ka safar

Top Dramas and Movies shot in Northern Pakistan: yakeen ka safar

Talking about Neelam Valley and the exciting vacation opportunities it offers, no wonder this place has become a sought-after destination among travelers. Thanks to its vast landscape, visitors can enjoy exciting adventure activities such as hiking along scenic trails, taking photo-worthy photos in panoramic views, or simply enjoying the tranquility of nature.

Moor Movie in Balochistan

Directed by Jami and shot in Karachi, the Pashtun region of Balochistan, the film showcases Pakistan’s stunning landscapes. Fromthe snowy mountains to the hustle and bustle of Karachi, the director successfully captures the splendor of this arid province’s vast landscape.

Balu Mahi Movie in Hunza

We join Balu Mahi on a drive through the simpler side of northern Pakistan with Osman Khalid Butt and Aini Jaffrey. With green hills, valleys and clear water bodies rising beautifully in the background, the two lovers make us want to go north to find our own love story.

Dukhtar Movie in Gigit

This 2014 thriller about child marriage brought a visual feast to the audience. This visually stunning film was shot primarily in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. These include places like Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghizer and Kallar Khar, making Pakistan look very impressive. The film takes the audience on a journey with its protagonists as they travel through a remote landscape surrounded by mountains and fear, culminating in the city of Lahore where they find refuge in a crowded market, where the crowds become a refuge.

Ye Dil Mera in Shogran 

Drama Yeh Dil Mera is a romantic thriller that keeps us on the edge of our seats, demanding visuals that are both mysterious and creepy. Director Ayson Talish does an excellent job of capturing the mysterious nature of the script through dramatic imagery.

The show was shot in Shogran, which is located between Naran Valley and Kaghan Valley. Can you imagine the sheer beauty of that place? Well, Aman and Aina’s house in the show is no ordinary shack, it’s actually the mysterious Arcadia Hotel in Shogran Valley. Writer Farhat Ishtiaq explained the details in an interview and shared how she envisioned a haunted cabin for the story.

Now, here’s an exciting twist: Why not use Yeh Dil Mira as inspiration to plan your own exciting vacation? Imagine exploring the mysterious and awe-inspiring landscape of Shogran and experiencing first-hand the unforgettable emotions of an Arcadian hotel. You can immerse yourself in the story and wander through the same locations where the drama unfolds.

Sang e Mar Mar in Swat Valley  

Get ready for the craziness of Sang Mar Mar! The drama, starring Kubra Khan and Mikaal Zulfikar, revolutionized the world of entertainment. The magic lies in the stunning location where it was shot, in and around the village of Ronyal in Swat.

Now, picture this: the main residence of the drama that has us all glued to the screen is none other than the famous Serena Hotel Swat. Yes, you heard it right! They turned this luxury hotel into the perfect setting for all the twists and turns of the story. Talk about turning luxury into an exciting rollercoaster!

The icing on the cake: why not plan your vacation inspired by Sang e Mar Mar? Imagine strolling through the picturesque village of Runyal and admiring the natural beauty of Swat. Hey, why not enjoy a stay at the charming Serena Hotel Swat?


Final Thoughts 

Northern Pakistan’s enchanting landscape has left visitors in love with them for decades, and filmmakers have used them over and over again on screen through popular movies and dramas. These visual masterpieces took everyone to the snow-covered Himalayas, the gentle valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan, and the transparent lakes of mountain ranges, representing the entirely diverse natural beauty of the region.

Thus, if you feel very much attracted to the places displayed on your screens, then you’re ready to start your own Northern Pakistan trip, which is sure to be the adventure of your lifetime. Let these cinematic backdrops be the catalyst for you to design your own experience as you explore destinations off the beaten track in this intriguing part of the world. Who knows, maybe it’ll even happen that you discover some new beautiful scenery that is intended to be played onscreen.


Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been serving as the talented and dedicated chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. With her exceptional writing skills and in-depth knowledge of the travel industry, she has been instrumental in crafting engaging and informative content that captivates the audience. You can catch her at [email protected] or Twitter

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