Pakistanis home to some of the most unblemished and exotic tourist locales. This is largely due to the fact that little is known about tourism or touristspotsin here. Pakistan is a significant player in the geopolitical space on the Asian continentdespite being one of the smaller countries in landmass. Notwithstanding its small size, Pakistan is a hidden gem in the world of tourism.
Most beatificscenic spots, relics of ancient civilizations, rugged peaks, and villages frozen in time are all some of the most charming facets of this largely unexplored nation. Despite its less than the stellar state, the tourism industry contributes5.7 percent of GDP and employs about 2 million people in Pakistan. Covid pandemic has ravaged every country and their tourism industry, Pakistan too has suffered.
But things are changing as Pakistan has inked on MOU with China to boost its tourism sector and it looking forward to a raise in the number of footfalls in further. For those who are curious enough to venture into this country of underratedpicturesquelocations and ancient fortress, hereis list of places you can should visit if you are planning a trip to Pakistan.
1. The Kalash valleys
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The Kalash Valleys comprise of Bumburet, Birir, and Rumbur. These placesaren’t just known for its ethereal beauty but also for the fascinating tribe of ‘The Kalash or Kalsha’who have called this place their home for a few centuries.
They claim to be descendants of Alexander the great’s soldiers and are known for their unique lifestyle and culture. The valleys they live in are known for its natural splendor and untouched beauty that hasn’t been ravaged by time or elements.
The unique combination of the people and the natural beauty of this place makes Kalash Valleys a fascinating adventure.
Located in Sindh, Pakistan, Mohenjo Daro is a treat for history buffs. This is an archeological site that dates back to 2500 BCE. Studies show that ruins and remains are a part of the Indus Valley Civilization which is one of the oldest civilizations known to mankind.
The remains of Mohenjo-Darowhich means ‘Mound of the Dead’was eons ahead of its time in engineering and urban planning. The settlement was not just well planned but also had amenities like public baths, drain systems, well-appointed houses, etc.
Travel and tour operators in Pakistan who wish to avail great packages on tours to Mohenjo Daro can register as travel agents on Gatetours.com
3. Deosai National Park
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Deosai, also known as the land of giants is a fertile plain that is home to expansive meadows, snow-capped peaks, and gorgeous blue lakes.
This place is blessed with flora and fauna is one of the highestplateaus on the planet. Animal lovers should watch out for theHimalayan brown bear, golden marmots, the snow leopard, and lammergeiers (vulture) that are found here.
Deosai is remarkable in termsof beauty and biodiversity making it one of the most populartouristdestinations in Pakistan.