Places of Excursion and Tourist Resort In Pakistan
Tourism In Pakistan
Different countries of the world provide attractions and facilities to the tourists who would like to visit their land. Tourism is, infact, fast becoming a trade. Pakistan has very fine resorts for excursion and sight-seeing. It is rich in historical places.
Pakistan abounds in natural beauty as reflected in the Northern areas of our country Our Swat valley reminds the European tourists of Switzerland. The snow covered peaks surrounding the valley present an attractive sight for the tourists. In many countries the tourist resorts are of one nature only. But in our country, due to the variety of our climates, we have different types of such spots. Like Swat Gilgit is also replete with the wealth of natural scenery. There are high mountains with snow covered peaks here. Among these mountains is also the K-2 peak, the second highest in the world. The Nanga Parbat peak is the sixth in the order of the highest peaks in the world. There are ice or glacier fields in Gilgit which provide excellent opportunities for winter sports. There are many beautiful lakes in the midst of high mountains. These famous lakes include the ‘Saiful Mulk’ in Kaghan valley, and the ‘Sat para’ and ‘Kachura’ laks in Skardu. For those who to enjoy the scenery of still higher mountains, we have the valley of Kaghan. It is 13,589 feet above the sea-level and it is 95 miles long. A new health resort ‘Ayubia’ as been built which has all the residential and excursional facilities for the tourists.
There are very few picnic resorts like this one in the world which present attractive natural scenery as well as places of historical interests. We have both these qualities in the valley of Swat. Here, a tourist who has interest in history can see the monuments of Buddhism, and old monasteries. He can see the remains of the cities against which Alexander the Great led his invasion. We have many historical places worth-seeing like he site of the ancient cities of Moen-jo-Daro, Harappa, Taxilla etc. have again historical monuments in and around the city of Lahore.
We offer many opportunities to the tourists who have interest in birds and wild life. In our forests we have some beasts and animals which are very rare elsewhere.
The tourist trade is very flourishing these days. It helps us to earn valuable foreign exchange. Moreover, when the foreign tourists come, they carry good impressions about our rand and people. Sufficient publicity must be made so that people all over the world know that there are so many places worth-visiting in our country. We must have more of good hotels, where facilities for staying in comfortable surroundings are available. Transport facilities must be improved. To foster tourist trade the Government has setup Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC). It is the most important organization in the field of tourism.