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Explore Pakistan on your next holiday

Steve Martin

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Pakistan is depended as a not so appealing destination via travelers in Western Europe and other countries in the Western Hemisphere. But we decided to ignore the negativity surrounding the place and reserve our cheap flights to Pakistan that took us in nine hours from London to Karachi.

When we landed in Karachi, what impressed us about this seaside city was the observation that it was verily the heartbeat of Pakistan. Not merely was it the nerve center of commerce and industry it is also the cultural hub of Pakistan and the city was justly liberal in its opinion towards women. Men and women were inter-mingling freely and the traditional orthodox Islamic environment that we had heard was glaringly absent, at least in Karachi, something that emerged moderately nice to us. Our itinerary to Pakistan which our agent had planned included an outing to cities like Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Muzaffarbad, Islamabad, Balochistan and Lahore.

Some significant places that we saw on our Pakistan tour included the Lahore Fort & Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar Garden, Lahore Zoo, Lahore Museum, Mazar-e-Quaid, National Museum of Pakistan, Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Mausoleum of Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zakaria- Multan, Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-i-Alam- Multan, Khyber Pass. On our tour of Pakistan, we realized that majority of the lovely cities had an abundance of historical sites and these places were blessed with a lot of natural beauty with an abundance of flora and fauna.

Whether you are also planning to reserve your flights to Pakistan or not, you must remember that the expense of your outing shall be inversely proportional to the exertion you placed into the planning process. The more the exertion, the lower shall be the price of the outing as majority of airlines offer heavy discounts to those who reserve tickets a few months in advance. The breed of airline you pick and the category of ride chosen also has a bearing on the expenditure incurred. Again whether you pick a home-stay option or a hotel depends on your available disposable income. A home-stay would prove to be much cheaper than a 5night/6 Day remain in a star-class hotel that offers all possible facilities for a pleasant and nice stay. A home-stay option shall be best for you as you shall feel as if you are living in a home away from home with the care and reassure of a family in a foreign land. You shall also obtain unique perceptions into the local customs of Pakistan in a homestay. We would definitely advise you to check out a home-stay option the next time you book your cheap flights to Peshawar or your flights to Pakistan from London.

Best of Luck for your journey!

The writer is an aviation master and offers handy tips that can fetch and to Peshawar from London. He can be reached at


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