Tourism in Pakistan

Shortintroduction to tourism:Tourism means to travelfor joy or pleasure. Those who travel for the sake of enjoyement and amusementto certain specific place are called tourists. There  many such  places in every city or region which can bethe attraction for tourists. Any historical,religious,cultural or any otherplace which possesses special significance from other places  can be the place for tourists. Tourists visitthese places to explore the beauty or history of these places or to know thefacts about these places which they are curious about. Tourism can be domesticor international. Domestic tourism means tourism inside the country andinternational tourism means tourism outside the country.

International tourismhas both the incoming and outgoing implications. In 1994 United Nationspresented three types of tourism:1.      Domestic tourism which is alreadydiscussed above.2.      Inbound tourism involvingnon-residents travelling in the country.3.      Outbound tourism involves residentstravelling to any foreign country.

Almost every year a lotof tourists visit different places whether inside the country or outside thecountry depending on their approach. Pakistan as a bestplace for tourism:1990 onwards, tourismindustry in Pakistan started growing dy by day. No doubt Pakistan is one of thebiggest attraction for tourists in the world. Pakistan is in fact perfect inregard of tourism because it has almost all those places which are veryfascinating and health giving. The beauty of Pakistan is itself example fortourists attraction for not ony inside the country but also from differentcountries of the world.

  Every year notonly from inside the country bit also from other countries people come todifferent amazing and charming places of Pakistan. As technology is increasingday by day and media is also a perfect representation of the coutry tourismside, tourism industry of Pakistan is growing day by day and touristscuriousness is increasing for Pakistan.. In 2010 lonely planetcalled Pakistan for being ‘tourism’s next big thing’ for more years than wecare to remember.  This geographicallyand ethnically diverse country has much to offer. It has natural beauty,historical places, and cultural places. In recent times the tourismindustry of Pakistan has been in severe crisis, the major reason beingterrorism in the country. Pakistan has been a victim of terrorism sinceIndependence but after 9/11 when Pakistan agreed to join U.

S in the war onterror, the incidence of terrorism in the country increased substantially.Tourists do not feel safe coming to Pakistan anymore. There have been incidentswhen tourists were targeted by the terrorists. Many of them were kidnapped forransom while others were just killed for being Americans.Pakistan is attracting manyof the different cultures and communities people to come to it and explore itsbeautiful places every years. Many business people people almost all the peoplebelonging to different classes in the country visit many healthgiving places inthe country which is very helpful in increasing economy of the nation andproviding jobs to the natives of those places which are to be visited.

Most visited places inPakistan of tourists:Almost every year people visit the beautiful places ofPakistan. These places include the cultural places, religious places,especially historical places. Pakistan is the region of the world where manymysterious and strange historical background examples still alive. Historicalplaces of Pakistan posses special importance for country’s culture and manyother things. The reason for Pakistan being a tourist country is that it hasmultiple attraction in the country. Some of the most visited places in Pakistanare Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa,Taxila, which attract archeologists from all over the globe to come and visitthe wonderful historic civilizations which are a part of Pakistan. Other thanthat the valleys of Pakistan have been able to attract tourists for a longperiod of time.

There are valleys such as Swat, Hunza , Naran, Kaghan andbeautiful hills like Murree, Nathia Gali, Changla Gali etc.The major cities of Pakistanare not behind when it comes to attracting foreign tourists. All of them havedifferent aspects which define Pakistani Culture and traditions. Lahore isPakistan’s second largest city and it is home to a large number of culturalplaces which has given it the title of being the cultural heart of the country.Lahore is remembered by historians for being the city where Alexander battledon River Jhelum. It is also remembered for having monuments of various Mughalemperors and Mughal architecture such as the Badshahi mosque, the tomb ofJahangir, Lahore Fort, Shalimar gardens and there is a long list which ifwritten down would take a whole day.Pakistan is one of thecountry in the world which has plenty of such beautiful and historical placeswhich are the cause for country’s tourism. Not only the the people livinginside the country go and enjoy the beauty and attraction of these places but alsoa lot of tourists from many countries in the world come and see the naturalbeauty of these healthgiving places every year.

Pakistan is one of those countriesof the world which has four seasons in a year. So in summer many of the peopleliving in Punjab or those areas where the burning heat of the summer is on itspeak, come to those places of Pakistan which are not very hot such as in KP,Naran, Kaghan, Murree etc. There places become the site for visitors everyyear. Tourist guides are also available for having tour to any unkown place .The hotels and many restaurants become more active in the season of tourism everyyear.

Today people have becomemore aware of the places to be visited in Pakistan. Tourism has become verycommon and become trend in the people inside the country. Generally it is verygood to visit the most beautiful places like in Pakistan. Today because ofsocial media most of the people around the world choose Pakistan for visitingto its beautiful places. The province of KhyberPakhtunkhwa is known for its natural beauties such as valleys and plains. TheKarakoram highway is also located in the vicinity of the province. Other citieslike Karachi which is the largest city of Pakistan is the business centre ofthe country.

It is the city of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and hismausoleum is an attractive tourist spot. It is known for its beautiful and luxurioushotels such as the Pearl Continental, Marriot, Sheraton, etc.Karakoram highway leading toChina is one of the big attraction for tourists.

This highway is one of thebiggest highway  in the world. Mohenjodaro:Mohenjodaro is one of the oldest civilization ofPakistan. It is located in Sindh. Its archaeological ruins are the examples forits being one of the most cultural city and very ancient of the world. Manypeople did their research regarding this city and came to to the concludion itwas the ancient urbanized settlement in Southasia. It is one of the mostinteresting site for visiting in Pakistan.Taxila:Taxila is also one of the ancient city of Pakistan.

This city reveals its importance by its old museum in which the ancient idols,and sketches of those time people are placed and many other things. Taxila ismore ancient than Gandhara and it has the ruins of Gandhara city. Many touristsvisit taxila museum to see the strange remaining of those tie people.Fort and Shalamar Garden InLahore:Lahore is also one of the most historical and ancientcity of Pakistan as already mentioned above. Its Royal Fort and Shalamar Gardenis most famous. These are two different complexities of the Mughal period.  Shalamar garden is most famous and it wasconstructed by Shah Jahan.

Royal fort is very big fort and is located in a verybig area. Many visitors go there and see that big historical fort.Azad Jammu Kahmir:As if one talks about Kashmir, certainly he doesn’thave words to explain the natural beauty of Azad Jammu Kashmir. Its greenvalleys, rivers, and mountains are just magical. It is in fact most beautifuland natural beauty place in Pakistan.

It includes Baagh. Muzafferabad, Neelamvalley and other green areas. In fact it is the most beautiful place in the subcontinent. Tourists from other countries mostly visit Kashmir’s these regions.Not only the foreigners but also the people inside the Pakistan prefer to visitAzad Jammu Kashmir. Everything you will see here will be completely natural andvery beautiful and loving innocent people too.   Pakistan tourism industry:Although Pakistan tourism industry suffered many crisisyet it is working for the amusement and cheerness of the tourists. It isproviding the platform and proper guidance for those tourists who are coming  from outside the country or inside thecountry.

It guides people and leads them to their respective place. The tourism industryexperienced extraordinary boom during the 1970s. However since the disastrousearthquake in 2005 in which many of the tourist spots came under the rubble theindustry has been facing severe consequences.

The valleys of Naran, Kaghan ,Swat etc were totally destroyed after the 2005 earthquake. Terrorism also actedas a hindrance to the potentially equipped tourism industry of the country.Swat was declared as a no go area as the Taliban forces had got control over it.It is time that Pakistan does something to revive its tourism industry whichhas been marred by terrorism and natural disasters. The root to every problemPakistan has is terrorism, once the country is able to put a stop on terrorism,the tourism industry would again flourish. No doubt Pakistan is one of thebiggest attraction for tourists in the world. Pakistan is in fact perfect inregard of tourism because it has almost all those places which are veryfascinating and health giving. The beauty of Pakistan is itself example fortourists attraction for not ony inside the country but also from differentcountries of the world.

  Every year notonly from inside the country bit also from other countries people come todifferent amazing and charming places of Pakistan. As technology is increasingday by day and media is also a perfect representation of the coutry tourismside, tourism industry of Pakistan is growing day by day and touristscuriousness is increasing for Pakistan..

 As we know that Pakistan has much more in tourism.So it will become very benefitted for its economy if tourism becomes the sourceof income. Like we have many examples of it.

Manila which was  lagging behind in economy, after tourism becomingits source of income it is far ahead now. If any country has such beautifulplaces where tourists are attracted then it is very benifitted for that economyto grow and progress by leaps and bounds. As much as the tourists come in thecountry they consume their money, it provides job to the natives of that place.Then slowly it becomes their source of income. As for our country not all thetourists attracted places are earning much more profit from the tourists comingevery year.

But in some places it is very common and people earn their livingby  tourism. It plays vital role in country’swel being and country’s economical status. A country like Pakistan should earna lot from tourism which is because of its such fascinating places.According to a report by World EconomicForum, the direct contribution of tourism industry in Pakistan inyear 2015 was Rs328 million constituting to 2.8 percent of the total GDP. Thegovernment is making continuous efforts to promote tourism in Pakistanandthey predict that by the year 2025 tourism will contribute Rs1trillion to Pakistan’s economy.ascinating and beautiful places.  Some tourist corporations have started workingand encouraged the government to attract tourists to Pakistan by working on several projects in the touristmarket: building and maintaining the road and air networks.

The maturation ofhuman and natural resources can also contribute to the development of the flabby industry.            Tourism in PakistanShortintroduction to tourism:Tourism means to travelfor joy or pleasure. Those who travel for the sake of enjoyement and amusementto certain specific place are called tourists. There  many such  places in every city or region which can bethe attraction for tourists. Any historical,religious,cultural or any otherplace which possesses special significance from other places  can be the place for tourists. Tourists visitthese places to explore the beauty or history of these places or to know thefacts about these places which they are curious about.

Tourism can be domesticor international. Domestic tourism means tourism inside the country andinternational tourism means tourism outside the country. International tourismhas both the incoming and outgoing implications. In 1994 United Nationspresented three types of tourism:1.      Domestic tourism which is alreadydiscussed above.

2.      Inbound tourism involvingnon-residents travelling in the country.3.      Outbound tourism involves residentstravelling to any foreign country.Almost every year a lotof tourists visit different places whether inside the country or outside thecountry depending on their approach. Pakistan as a bestplace for tourism:1990 onwards, tourismindustry in Pakistan started growing dy by day. No doubt Pakistan is one of thebiggest attraction for tourists in the world. Pakistan is in fact perfect inregard of tourism because it has almost all those places which are veryfascinating and health giving.

The beauty of Pakistan is itself example fortourists attraction for not ony inside the country but also from differentcountries of the world.  Every year notonly from inside the country bit also from other countries people come todifferent amazing and charming places of Pakistan. As technology is increasingday by day and media is also a perfect representation of the coutry tourismside, tourism industry of Pakistan is growing day by day and touristscuriousness is increasing for Pakistan.

. In 2010 lonely planetcalled Pakistan for being ‘tourism’s next big thing’ for more years than wecare to remember.  This geographicallyand ethnically diverse country has much to offer. It has natural beauty,historical places, and cultural places. In recent times the tourismindustry of Pakistan has been in severe crisis, the major reason beingterrorism in the country.

Pakistan has been a victim of terrorism sinceIndependence but after 9/11 when Pakistan agreed to join U.S in the war onterror, the incidence of terrorism in the country increased substantially.Tourists do not feel safe coming to Pakistan anymore. There have been incidentswhen tourists were targeted by the terrorists. Many of them were kidnapped forransom while others were just killed for being Americans.Pakistan is attracting manyof the different cultures and communities people to come to it and explore itsbeautiful places every years.

Many business people people almost all the peoplebelonging to different classes in the country visit many healthgiving places inthe country which is very helpful in increasing economy of the nation andproviding jobs to the natives of those places which are to be visited.Most visited places inPakistan of tourists:Almost every year people visit the beautiful places ofPakistan. These places include the cultural places, religious places,especially historical places. Pakistan is the region of the world where manymysterious and strange historical background examples still alive. Historicalplaces of Pakistan posses special importance for country’s culture and manyother things. The reason for Pakistan being a tourist country is that it hasmultiple attraction in the country. Some of the most visited places in Pakistanare Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa,Taxila, which attract archeologists from all over the globe to come and visitthe wonderful historic civilizations which are a part of Pakistan.

Other thanthat the valleys of Pakistan have been able to attract tourists for a longperiod of time. There are valleys such as Swat, Hunza , Naran, Kaghan andbeautiful hills like Murree, Nathia Gali, Changla Gali etc.The major cities of Pakistanare not behind when it comes to attracting foreign tourists. All of them havedifferent aspects which define Pakistani Culture and traditions.

Lahore isPakistan’s second largest city and it is home to a large number of culturalplaces which has given it the title of being the cultural heart of the country.Lahore is remembered by historians for being the city where Alexander battledon River Jhelum. It is also remembered for having monuments of various Mughalemperors and Mughal architecture such as the Badshahi mosque, the tomb ofJahangir, Lahore Fort, Shalimar gardens and there is a long list which ifwritten down would take a whole day.Pakistan is one of thecountry in the world which has plenty of such beautiful and historical placeswhich are the cause for country’s tourism.

Not only the the people livinginside the country go and enjoy the beauty and attraction of these places but alsoa lot of tourists from many countries in the world come and see the naturalbeauty of these healthgiving places every year. Pakistan is one of those countriesof the world which has four seasons in a year. So in summer many of the peopleliving in Punjab or those areas where the burning heat of the summer is on itspeak, come to those places of Pakistan which are not very hot such as in KP,Naran, Kaghan, Murree etc. There places become the site for visitors everyyear. Tourist guides are also available for having tour to any unkown place .The hotels and many restaurants become more active in the season of tourism everyyear. Today people have becomemore aware of the places to be visited in Pakistan.

Tourism has become verycommon and become trend in the people inside the country. Generally it is verygood to visit the most beautiful places like in Pakistan. Today because ofsocial media most of the people around the world choose Pakistan for visitingto its beautiful places. The province of KhyberPakhtunkhwa is known for its natural beauties such as valleys and plains.

TheKarakoram highway is also located in the vicinity of the province. Other citieslike Karachi which is the largest city of Pakistan is the business centre ofthe country. It is the city of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and hismausoleum is an attractive tourist spot.

It is known for its beautiful and luxurioushotels such as the Pearl Continental, Marriot, Sheraton, etc.Karakoram highway leading toChina is one of the big attraction for tourists. This highway is one of thebiggest highway  in the world. Mohenjodaro:Mohenjodaro is one of the oldest civilization ofPakistan. It is located in Sindh. Its archaeological ruins are the examples forits being one of the most cultural city and very ancient of the world. Manypeople did their research regarding this city and came to to the concludion itwas the ancient urbanized settlement in Southasia. It is one of the mostinteresting site for visiting in Pakistan.

Taxila:Taxila is also one of the ancient city of Pakistan.This city reveals its importance by its old museum in which the ancient idols,and sketches of those time people are placed and many other things. Taxila ismore ancient than Gandhara and it has the ruins of Gandhara city. Many touristsvisit taxila museum to see the strange remaining of those tie people.Fort and Shalamar Garden InLahore:Lahore is also one of the most historical and ancientcity of Pakistan as already mentioned above. Its Royal Fort and Shalamar Gardenis most famous. These are two different complexities of the Mughal period.  Shalamar garden is most famous and it wasconstructed by Shah Jahan.

Royal fort is very big fort and is located in a verybig area. Many visitors go there and see that big historical fort.Azad Jammu Kahmir:As if one talks about Kashmir, certainly he doesn’thave words to explain the natural beauty of Azad Jammu Kashmir. Its greenvalleys, rivers, and mountains are just magical. It is in fact most beautifuland natural beauty place in Pakistan. It includes Baagh. Muzafferabad, Neelamvalley and other green areas.

In fact it is the most beautiful place in the subcontinent. Tourists from other countries mostly visit Kashmir’s these regions.Not only the foreigners but also the people inside the Pakistan prefer to visitAzad Jammu Kashmir. Everything you will see here will be completely natural andvery beautiful and loving innocent people too.   Pakistan tourism industry:Although Pakistan tourism industry suffered many crisisyet it is working for the amusement and cheerness of the tourists. It isproviding the platform and proper guidance for those tourists who are coming  from outside the country or inside thecountry.

It guides people and leads them to their respective place. The tourism industryexperienced extraordinary boom during the 1970s. However since the disastrousearthquake in 2005 in which many of the tourist spots came under the rubble theindustry has been facing severe consequences. The valleys of Naran, Kaghan ,Swat etc were totally destroyed after the 2005 earthquake. Terrorism also actedas a hindrance to the potentially equipped tourism industry of the country.Swat was declared as a no go area as the Taliban forces had got control over it.It is time that Pakistan does something to revive its tourism industry whichhas been marred by terrorism and natural disasters. The root to every problemPakistan has is terrorism, once the country is able to put a stop on terrorism,the tourism industry would again flourish.

No doubt Pakistan is one of thebiggest attraction for tourists in the world. Pakistan is in fact perfect inregard of tourism because it has almost all those places which are veryfascinating and health giving. The beauty of Pakistan is itself example fortourists attraction for not ony inside the country but also from differentcountries of the world.  Every year notonly from inside the country bit also from other countries people come todifferent amazing and charming places of Pakistan. As technology is increasingday by day and media is also a perfect representation of the coutry tourismside, tourism industry of Pakistan is growing day by day and touristscuriousness is increasing for Pakistan.

. As we know that Pakistan has much more in tourism.So it will become very benefitted for its economy if tourism becomes the sourceof income. Like we have many examples of it. Manila which was  lagging behind in economy, after tourism becomingits source of income it is far ahead now. If any country has such beautifulplaces where tourists are attracted then it is very benifitted for that economyto grow and progress by leaps and bounds.

As much as the tourists come in thecountry they consume their money, it provides job to the natives of that place.Then slowly it becomes their source of income. As for our country not all thetourists attracted places are earning much more profit from the tourists comingevery year. But in some places it is very common and people earn their livingby  tourism. It plays vital role in country’swel being and country’s economical status. A country like Pakistan should earna lot from tourism which is because of its such fascinating places.According to a report by World EconomicForum, the direct contribution of tourism industry in Pakistan inyear 2015 was Rs328 million constituting to 2.

8 percent of the total GDP. Thegovernment is making continuous efforts to promote tourism in Pakistanandthey predict that by the year 2025 tourism will contribute Rs1trillion to Pakistan’s economy.ascinating and beautiful places.  Some tourist corporations have started workingand encouraged the government to attract tourists to Pakistan by working on several projects in the touristmarket: building and maintaining the road and air networks. The maturation ofhuman and natural resources can also contribute to the development of the flabby industry.