A Beautiful Airplane Coffee Shop In Skardu you must visit.
The Plane was crashed in Skardu on 13th Oct 1950 a DC-3 hat belonged to Orient Airways – now Pakistan International Airways (PIA). All of the crew and passengers survived – including famous author James Albert Michener.
A Beautiful Airplane Coffee Shope In Sakrdu Will Amaze You When You visit
A person from Skardu, the late Brig. (Retd.) Mohammed Aslam Khan was significantly inspired by James Hilton’s fiction novel “Lost Horizon.” In the story, a plane crashes close to a waterway bed. The surviving travelers ran over some Buddhist priests from an adjacent sanctuary to look for their assistance, and they took them to a delightful lamasery which was loaded with organic products. The joyful place was called Shangrila in the story, a Chinese word signifying “paradise on earth”. He got some land near a lake called Kachura and planted an orchid brimming with various sorts of organic fruit. He at that point purchased the smashed plane from Orient aviation routes for Rs. 150 and it took him three months alongside several men, steeds, and bullocks to move it to its present area.
In 1983 the late Brig(Retd) Mr. Khan Buikt a beautiful resort at the same location with the name of “Shangrila” and make the plan a beautiful coffee shop which will amaze you when you visit. The coffee shop was remained close in the harsh winter and open from March to Oct.
The coffee shop has become a unique tourist attraction in Gilgit-Baltistan: