Without a sliver of doubt, Pakistan is indeed one of the most naturally beautiful and breathtaking regions in the world. With main attractions like the Mohenjo-daro, Harappa, Taxila sites along with Himalayan hill stores, mountain peaks going beyond 7000 miles, ancient architecture in Chitral and Hunza valleys, imposing domes of mosques in Lahore and Multan, the intriguing civilization of the Kalash people, the site of battle by Alexander The Great in Punjab and so much more, Pakistan has a lot to offer the curious eyes of a tourist. It is reported that before the global economic crisis, 500,000 tourists flocked to the country annually. This, however, has decreased tremendously post-2008 when visitors reported the land to be unsafe and highly volatile due to the militancy in the country.
There is a need to revamp the industry of tourism in Pakistan. This can only be possible when – and if – the government of Pakistan chooses to do something about the elements of terrorism and extremism within the country. Without effectively countering these factions that constantly harass and harm people, it would be naive to expect tourists coming down to the land.
Some breath holding sights are following: