After an hour, I ask my family to wake up and begin preparation for seeing the most popular place in Naran Valley, the “Lake Saiful Muluk “. We have to press our clothes but due to a power failure, as a tree fallen on the power lines, we cannot do that at the hotel, so we went out to the market and asked a shopkeeper if there is a possibility that our clothes can be pressed and we were surprised to hear his reply in positive. He pointed us to a small shop opposite to the road where a person is sitting and awaiting for the customers. Wondering, how he will press the clothes without electricity we were excited to see that he hold an iron that can operate on Natural Gas. For nominal charges, he pressed all our clothes and we got back to our room.
Now, after dressing and preparing a backpack to bring with us to the lake, we again proceeded to the market for the breakfast. There was a real decent local restaurant along the opposite side of the road we went in and place an order for breakfast. As the waiter told us it will take a while for the breakfast to get ready, we started along the road to arrange for the jeep. At that place were many jeeps waiting outside, hence on that point was no issue in getting one, after some bargain we hired a jeep for a visit to Lake Saiful Muluk. As the jeep waits for us, we return back to the restaurant for the breakfast.
Naran is a town situated between the two mountains, the mountains covered with Pine Forest and the river Kunhar flowing in parallel to the town. You can feel the clean unpolluted air as soon as you enter the Naran town. The only street in the Naran is Mansehra-Naran-Babusar-Chillas highway that passes in the middle of the town and all the hotels, restaurant and houses are constructed along both sides of the road. The other street that is called “Naran Bypass” road is situated at the back side of the town and is only used during the rush hours on the main highway.
Later on receiving such a yummy breakfast of paratha’s, omelets and tea we ride in the jeep and began our journey toward Lake Saiful Muluk, on the principal highway. Toward the end of the town, there is a street going on the right side encompassed by pine trees and that street leads to the lake Saiful Muluk. The road began climbing upward on the mountain with the beautiful scenic views in front.