This south Asian country has been in the news aplenty recently -- but less well known is that tourism is still a growing industry because of its diverse & fascinating cultures, peoples, landscapes & historic sites.

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Top 10 spots to visit in Lahore

The capital of Punjab province and Pakistan's second largest city is popular for its variety of attractions, from seeing priceless artifacts to historical sites to stimulating shopping and dining, the options are endless. Here are my top 10: read post

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US State Dep't warns citizens against nonessential travel to Pakistan Pakistan Travel Warning LAST UPDATED: MAY 22, 2017 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated April 12, 2017. Consular services provided by the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are often limited due to the security environment. At this…

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Cherry Blossom Tour to Hunza & North Pakistan

Respected Colleagues, Warmest greetings & compliments from Active Tours Pakistan Its immense pleasure to inform you that booking of our trips are open especially for Cherry blossoming, trekking, safaris, student discounted tours & overland trips to & from China on old ancient silk Road/Karakorum Highway. Explore the charm of North Pakistan with your ground travel guardian on very special discount.    So, don't miss the chance to have a lifetime travel experience with us. Also it is great time…

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  • Ever heard of Skardu? Up in the northern Gilgit−Baltistan region and Karakoram Mountains, it's one of CNN's 18 recently touted under-the-radar Asian gems, Find out why:
    18 of Asia's most underrated places | CNN
  • Would you believe there's pretty good skiing in Pakistan? Actually not too surprising, when you think about it, since it's home to parts of the Himalaya and Hindu Kush mountain ranges as well as the entirety of the Karakoram range.
    The British skiing blog provides a fairly comprehensive look at four top winter sports destinations up here:
  • One of six UNESCO sites in Pakistan, in southeastern Sindh province a bit over six hours from Karachi, Moenjodaro dates back some 5,000 years to the Bronze Age, and is one of the world's oldest preserved human settlements:
    Pakistan UNESCO site Moenjodaro badly damaged by flooding
    One of the world's oldest preserved human settlements has been significantly damaged by torrential rain in Pakistan as the country battles the worst…
  • A disturbing piece just came out in Vice about the rape of a 21-year-old U.S. woman in Punjab province is derailing a narrative concocted by some Western influencers (including women) a country rated among the world's most dangerous by the World Economic Forum is safe, for women as well:
    This American Blogger Was Showing an ‘Unseen’ Pakistan. Then She Was Gang Raped.
    The audacious assault of an American woman in Pakistan is disrupting a narrative created by Western influencers that the country is safe for women.
  • Pakistan gets a new low-cost carrier, Fly Jinnah, to start serving both domestic and international destinations later this year: And keep apprised of dates and places on its website:
    Pakistan’s new low-cost airline Fly Jinnah unveils branding
  • New blog post on the effects of conflict on tourism, and the rights and wrongs of encouraging tourists to come to conflict-affected areas:

  • Coming to visit Hunza & North Pakistan. Islamabad is the first stop to start these destinations.
    Convenient 20 Minutes drive from Islamabad International Airport, Continental Guest House stands proudly in the most comfortable and yet strategic location in Islamabad and within easy reach of Govt. Offices, Foreign Missions, Prime Minister Secretariat, Cabinet Block, Shopping areas and enchanting amusement sites. Artistic, and lavishly appointed suites, double and single rooms provide you the comfort and amenities that are found in deluxe hotel chains worldwide.

    Continental House undoubtedly claim to be the best guest house in Islamabad. One of the top tourist review website, TripAdvisor has ranked Continental amongst the best Hotels & Guest Houses in Islamabad.

    94A Nazimuddin Road, F-8/4 Islamabad, Pakistan
    92 51 2256670, 2256671


    * Elegantly furnished rooms are equipped with individually controlled Air-conditioning System, Central Heating, mini bar, Satellite entertainment, In-House movies, and … …Utilities like Hair Dryers, Toiletries etc.
    * Executive room has a kitchenette with Microwave Oven, Toaster, Coffee Maker and Refrigerator
    * Nation wide and International Direct Dialing facility
    * 24 hours functional kitchen with Pakistani, Chinese and Continental Cuisine
    * Same day Dry Cleaning (If deposited before 10 a.m.)
    * Doctor on Call

    * The Business center is equipped with Personal Computers, Fax Machines, Direct Dialing Telephones, High-speed Internet, Copier, Scanner, Printer and e-mail facilities for our Precious Business Travelers
    * State-of-the-art conference facility is available with latest audio-visual equipment for 35 to 40 Persons
    * Latest Health Club
    * Ample car parking
    * Rent a car service (24x7)
    * Help Desk for information about Traveling, Guide Maps & Logistics etc.
    * All credit cards are accepted
    * Professional Security Guards with arms and metal detectors. Protected by “WATCH GUARDS” (D.S.M)

    Complementary Offers:

    * Pick or drop from the Airport, Daewoo bus stand
    * Welcome Drinks
    * Flower & Fruit Basket
    * Breakfast (Continental and Pakistani)
    * News Papers
    * DSL/WI-FI (2MB)
    * WIMAX (15GB) Internet connections (through satellite)
    * Shoe Shine
    * Pressing
    * Evening Tea/ Coffee

    We ensure luxury accommodation
    “Fantastic accommodation in every way!"
    “Amazing value & attention to detail".
    “Where you arrive as a strangers and leave as friends”
  • Kathleen Jamie's 'Among Muslims' - 'luminous' travel writing on Pakistan
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  • This time next year, my husband and I will be returning from Australia back to the UK, travelling overland, and I've just started blogging the planning and the journey itself here: Any comments, suggestions, advice and other people's experiences on this kind of journey will be gratefully received.
  • But people now started to concluding on the Media News, as how they are sincere and commited with their jobs. This means, if someone look on the ground realities, for sure will observe totally different, therefore projecting/ presenting this country negatively only limited till media, but entire country especially country sides are quite safest places to explore.
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