Tourist Information

People, Culture & Language:

Tourist Information – There are many reasons to visit Pakistan. Above all, Pakistan is the best place on the earth for tourism. Today, I’m writing this post for future tourists who wants to come to Pakistan. In addition, I’ve a video on my channel, you can watch it at any time. This video will give you how beautiful Pakistan is.  Majority of the people of Pakistan are mostly Muslims and there is cultural harmony among the people and with non Muslims include the Christians, Buddhist, Hindus, Sikhs and Parsees. Urdu is the national language, while English is spoken frequently in Pakistan.

Provincial Languages

The provincial languages are spoken Punjabi in Punjab Province, Pushto in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province, Sindhi in Sindh Province, Balochi in Balochistan Province, and there are also regional languages spoken Saraiki in south Punjab & KPK, Hindko in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Hazara & some parts of Kashmir, Kashmiri is spoken in Azad Kashmir & northern region of Punjab, Potohari is spoken in Potohar region of Punjab, Shina, Balti, Brushaski & Wakhi is spoken in Gilgit-Baltistan. However every country has different languages. If you are travelling alone to Pakistan and don’t know urdu language or english, you can hire a translator. Otherwise it will be so difficult communicating with locals.

HOW TO COME & TRAVEL IN PAKISTAN

By Air Traveling:

Many airlines operate flights to Pakistan from more than 40 countries. Most of the flights arrive at Jinnah International Airport Karachi, Alama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and Islamabad International Airport but Pakistan International Airlines operate domestic flights as well as international flights to many countries. Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Thai Airways, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Air, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Air Lanka, Saudi Airlines and China Southern Airlines.

By Land Traveling:

From/To China

The Khunjerab Pass is the ground entry point between China & Pakistan, which is open from 1st May to 31st October for all tourist groups and to 15th November for individual tourists. Customs Immigration opens daily from 08:30am to 11:00am for outgoing travelers and up to 04:00pm for incoming tourists. In addition to this Travel time from Sost to Tashkurgan (China) is 05 hours. The Chinese border post, Tashkurgan is open 12:00 noon to 14:00hrs (Beijing Time) for outgoing tourists and up to 19:00hrs for incoming travelers. Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation & Northern Areas Transport Corporation runs daily buses, vans and Land Cruisers from Sost to Tashkurgan (China). From China if you want to travel to Pakistan travel by bus, otherwise you can take a flight from China to Islamabad.

From/To India:

Wagha is the only land border open between Pakistan and India (Lahore-Amritsar). The Wagha border post is open daily for foreigners, in summer (April to October) 08:30am to 02:30pm and in winter (October to April)09:00am to 03:00pm Pakistan Standard  Time. Lahore-Delhi Samjhota Express Train service has been started on Tuesday and Friday, but now it has been suspended. Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation and Delhi Transport Corporation have started a luxury direct bus service between Lahore and Delhi. The air conditioned bus service leaves simultaneously from Flatties Hotel, Lahore and New Delhi on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

From/To Iran:

Pakistan-Iran Taftan border journey is only possible through Taftan-Zahidan. A number of buses and coaches every day leave from Taftan to Quetta (634 kms and 18 hours drive). Train service is also available for the sector Quetta-Zahidan-Quetta.

From/To Afghanistan:

Pakistan-Afghanistan torkhum border traveling is possible through historical Khyber Pass.

DOMESTIC TRAVELING IN PAKISTAN:

By Air Traveling:

PIA operates daily scheduled direct and connecting flights between major cities from Karachi, Quetta, Multan, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Sukkur, Mohenjo-Daro, D.I.Khan, D.G.Khan, Sialkot, Gwadar, Pasni and Turbat.  Private airlines, Airblue, Shaheen Air International, SereneAir & AirSial also serve Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Sialkot & Faisalabad as well as for Gulf Countries. PIA has daily subject to weather flights connecting the northern tourist towns of Gilgit, Skardu and Chitral with Islamabad. I personally travel by air, because i save time not the money, therefore i prefer travelling by plane.

By Road Traveling Tourist Information:

Pakistan has a wide network of roads, highways and motorways linking every big and small cities & municipalities. There are number of highways as listed below. You can travel by any means but we have some of the best bus services in the world.

  • The Grand Trunk road (G.T. Road) between Lahore and Peshawar.
  • Super Highway and National Highway connecting Karachi with Interior Sindh and Punjab.
  • Indus Highway connecting Peshawar with the Southern Punjab.
  • RCD Highway connecting Karachi to Quetta and onward to Taftan.
  • Makran Coastal Highway (N10) connecting Karachi with Gwadar through Pasni, Ormara.
  • The Karakuram Highway connecting Islamabad with Kashgar (China)
  • Naran-Kaghan road in the summer season connecting Islamabad to Gilgit –Baltistan. There are many reasons to travel on this route once in your life. Above all, it keeps you know how beautiful Pakistan is.
  • An attraction has been achieved with the completion of Peshawar-Islamabad (M1)

By Train Traveling Tourist Information:

Pakistan has more than 12700 kms of railways network, including 8500 kms inherited after partition. Main line runs from Karachi to Peshawar connecting key tourist attractions, i.e. Mohenjo-daro, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Taxila and Peshawar. One more main Railway line linking Quetta with rest of the country.

HOSPITALITY SERVICES IN PAKISTAN:

Pakistan Tourist Information- Because we have slow rate of foreign tourist, therefore we have some selective hotels. Pakistan has world class hotel accommodation with modern & well equipped chains of hotels with luxurious amenities offer their hospitality services, like Sheraton Hotel Karachi, Avari Hotel & Towers Karachi and Lahore. Pearl Continental Hotels in Pakistan (at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Bhurban, Gwadar & Muzaffarabad), Marriott (Karachi & Islamabad), Serena Hotels (Islamabad, Faisalabad, Quetta, Gilgit, Hunza and Saidu Sharif). All the above listed accommodation facilities are available subject to advance confirmed booking. However you can choose one of your own choice.

SHOPPING:

Pakistan is rich in exquisite handicrafts, made by people, who produce by weaving, by making designs on pots, by working on metals, wood and stone, by decorating, to build things small and large. Stoneware or pottery here is a living history in Pakistan, a traditional expertise that became an art. For those keen on shopping on reasonable price, returning home with hand woven carpets, marble pieces, copper and brass items, woodwork, embroidered (Kurtas) & (Khussas) and many more. I am not fond of shopping. However, I do like adventure sports related products.

FOOD:

The inherited cooking traditions of the Moghuls, the Turks, the Central Asians and the Iranian, eating out in Pakistan is a rich & only one of its kind experience. Meat, fish and vegetable dishes are seasoned with spices. Particularly palatable are the grills B.B.Q. Pakistani mutton and chicken curries and the oriental rice dish called pullao, are also popular with inhabitants and foreigners alike. Pullao or Biryani is the most famous dish in Pakistan, but you can try other dishes as well. I’ll start by telling you what Biryani and Pullao are. After that, I’ll tell you why Pakistani like these two most often. Biryani is actually a little spicy rice mixed with chicken, mutton or beaf, on the other hand Pullao is not that much spicy, the main ingedients in Pullao are rice, mutton, chicken or beef with dry grapes.

CLOTHING:

Tourist Information-Light weight, cotton clothes enough except for in north in winter. Because most of the foreign tourist doesn’t know about clothing in a muslim country, we the muslim mostly wear full sleeve cloths which cover the body. Men can wear suits for business meetings, social events. Casual shalwar suits are worn by all women and most men in public. Women should dress modestly.

SIGHTSEEING:

We try really hard to entertain our guests. Similarly, our tourism companies put all their heart and soul in providing excellent services to our clients. Pakistan is a special tourist destination in South Asia. The four seasons have its own charm. Its main attractions include adventure & cultural tourism in the Gilgit/Baltistan. From the mighty Karakuram, Himalaya & Hindukush in the North to the gigantic alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan remains a land of high adventure & nature. Trekking, mountaineering, white water rafting, wild boar hunting, mountain and desert jeep safaris, Camel and Yak safaris, trout fishing and bird watching, are a few activities which attracts adventure and nature lovers to Pakistan. If you visit the mountainous areas of Pakistan In the evenings i suggest you grab your camera and get ready for vlogging. For instance, I enjoy watching a beautiful sunset.

 

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