Tourism in Pakistan

Tourism is one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world, which accounts for 10 per cent of the global GDP. It is an important source of income generation, job creation, poverty reduction, foreign exchange earnings etc. E.g Dubai was rich with petroleum products but they used all the money collected from petrol on tourism and make their country a tourism place where thousands of tourists visits every year.

Pakistan is country which is a great mix of metropolitan cities, natural beauty and a very attractive culture that results in a lot of people visiting Pakistan every year. When it comes to travelling, everyone has different taste. Some people like to visit metropolitans which are culturally rich but offer all facilities to the tourists. Our bigger cities and cultural destinations like Lahore and Karachi attract both foreign tourists and local tourists from extreme southern part or from northern part. The people who have interest in archeology have places like Taxila or Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro to cater to their interest. Mountain trekkers have K-2 and Nanga Parbat. In a nutshell it can be stated that northern areas of Pakistan attract a lot of foreign tourists to Pakistan every year. In fact majority of foreign visitors visit northern mountain ranges of Pakistan as their primary interest. Pakistan has numerous mountain ranges located in various parts of the country. North of Pakistan is truly rich in its tourism potential. With world’s highest mountain peaks, some great lakes, biggest glaciers and the valleys of huge rivers which make Pakistan an agrarian economy, Pakistan has a lot to offer. Some important valleys or tourism places are

Swat Valley
Swat valley is one of the most beautiful valleys located in Pakistan. Some years back a military operation kept tourists from visiting Swat but now the situation is back to normal and Swat is yet again the paradise visited by many families coming from the plain areas of Pakistan to enjoy some cool summers. Most of the tourists visiting Swat get the first taste of its culture in Mingora. Mingora is located at the bank of River Swat, and is a town known for its extremely tasty Trout fish. River Swat is a beauty to watch. The following scenic places and activities make Swat one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pakistan among the local tourists.

Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK)
Azad Jammu Kashmir is also called as heaven on earth by its regular visitors. Azad Jammu Kashmir offers a lot to its visitors. While in the Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir the tourists can view snow covered peak, visit many beautiful valleys like Leepa, Neelum, Jehlum, Kuttan and Keran etc. AJK has some most beautiful rivers and streams and also it offers good but cheap accommodation to the tourists. For the local tourists, all these factors act as great reasons to visit AJK.

Muzaffarabad, Jehlum & Neelum Vellay
Muzaffarabad is administrative capital of Azad Kashmir. Muzzaffarabad is located at the point where Jhelum and Neelum rivers meet. Muzzaffarabad is a regular scattered town like any other hilly capital. What differentiates it from the others is the beauty of majestic mountains surrounding this city. Neelum Valley runs parallel to Kaghan valley and its total length is 240 km. This valley is lush green, offers a lot of scenic views, water sports opportunities and trekking opportunities for all those who are interested. There are many reasons for the tourists to visit this valley however; the following reasons make Neelum Valley matchless for the tourists.


Tennis….. passion.

The main objective of sports is bodily exercise. “A sound mind in a sound body” is a well-known saying. The heath of the body is essential for success in life. An unhealthy man is always sad, gloomy ad therefore loses confidence in him. To keep healthy, one must take an active interest in sports. Thus sports serve an essential purpose in life because they ensure good health and build a fine physique. If one is bodily fit, one feels capable of hard endeavor and life without endeavor is useless. The great advantage of sports is that they combine exercise with trill, excitement and sensations. In order that we should readily take exercise it should be made interesting and, as everybody knows, practically all kinds of games devised by man possess a certain degree of interest.

My favorite game is Tennis. I have my purposes behind preferring tennis more than whatever other diversion. Most importantly tennis is not all that rough as hockey or football seems to be. It is physically outlandish for a man of frail constitution like me to endure the substantial strain of either hockey or football. Just the individuals who have an outstandingly solid well being can manage the strain of, and revel in playing these recreations. Anyhow on account of feeble individual they accomplish more damage than great. Furthermore, why I favor tennis to some other diversion is that tennis is not all that unsafe as hockey, football, or cricket. A ball in hockey may strike your bone and abandon it broken forever. A hard kick at football may separate your leg and make you faltering forever. In cricket, the ball may strike your head and break it, or damage your nose or teeth. Be that as it may no such fear need inconvenience you in tennis. It is such a safe amusement, to the point that even a kid can play without breaking appendage or muscle. It might be contended that it is pessimistic to fear risk, that a daring kid must face threat strongly and overcome it as opposed to stay away from it; yet no such exhortation can make me play diversions like foot-ball, cricket or hockey. I firmly accept that ‘attentiveness is the better piece of valor’, that it is more astute to maintain a strategic distance from threat instead of court it. Ultimately, why I like tennis is pretty much individual I take pride in playing this diversion. I feel it an amusement better than all the others. Also, I determine more joy and fulfillment from playing tennis than from some other amusement. I can’t comprehend why other individuals like hockey and football better than tennis. I participated in my school games as a tennis player and won many awards and medals. I also participated in my city level games and won medal.

I can play football and hockey other than tennis, and a tad bit of cricket and volley-ball; yet none so well as tennis

but Tennis is my passion.