About Pakistan

Welcome To Pakistan

Pakistan the second largest country in South Asia, surfaces—so to speak—from the Arabian Sea at its south, extends northward along the mighty Indus River, upward into the high mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the Hindukush and the Karakorams. Pakistan’s neighbors make up an enthralling mix of ancient cultures and civilizations: to the north, China; to the west Afghanistan and Iran; and to the east, India. Pakistan has been the sehrai for these varied civilizations, and the result has been that our land offers the tourist a fascinating variety of heritage.

Traveling in Pakistan can be the ultimate experience. Pakistan is a beautiful, unspoiled destination, and the people welcome visitors according to old tribal custom: Greet all who pass by your door with an invitation to come in and share the day’s meal. Furthermore, Pakistan’s geographical diversity allows for a wide range of trips to be planned: from overland touring to China on the old Silk Route, to floating down the Indus river in boats reminiscent of Alexander the Great’s navy; from trekking to the base camp of K-2 the second highest mountain on earth, to riding on camel back along old desert trade routes used first by the Moghuls and then by the East India Company.

Pakistan is a year-round destination, offering a varied menu of things to do according to the season..

In the summer, one has access to Pakistan’s majesticnorthern valleys, with visits to the former princely fiefdoms of Swat, Chitral, Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan. Here one finds breath-taking mountain views, swirling white water, and mystifying cultures. One can trek amidst some of the highest peaks on Earth, along glaciers that outside the polar regions are the longest in the world. Or one can take exciting jeep journeys on cliff-hugging roads in the rugged frontier.

Alternatively, enjoy day hikes along scenic trails, meeting the local village folk, sharing with teem a cup of tea or biscuits, all the while enjoying the crisp, clear mountain air, and marveling at the breath-taking scenery. For history buffs, there is the exciting Ghandhara Greco-Buddhist Civilization, the opportunity of re-tracing Alexander the Great’s footsteps, or following the Silk Route to China.

In the winter, Pakistan’s history is re-lived in the fertile plains of the south, along the banks of the mighty Indus River. One can explore the ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation, which recent discoveries date as far back as 4500 B.C.; revel in the splendor of the mighty Moghuls, enjoying the sentinels and shrines, flowers and fountains painstakingly created centuries ago; visit the abode of Islamicsufis and saints, and participate in the vibrant festivals that whirl you into the world of miracles and dervishes.

Or, one can ride on camels aside nomadic caravans in the deserts of Baluchistan and Cholistan; float down the Indus in local fishing boats, racing winth the unique fresh-water blind dolphin; jeep into the land of the lost river, and re-discover abandonded fortresses and shrines.

And all the while, enjoy modern-day Pakistan, whose British colonial legacy is found in art and architecture, and where shopping in the bustling bazaars is a bargain.

It is this variety of geography, history and culture that makes Pakistan a must-see destination. Infrastructure is well-developed with superior hotels in all major cities; the road journeys are comfortable as an extensive network of highways allows the use of deluxe cars and coaches. Best of all, Pakistan is not crowded with visitors, thus allowing one the opportunity of exploring at one’s pace, not wasting time in queues, or being jostled for the best view.

To then truly enjoy Pakistan, one needs to rely on a partner whose know-how, diversity and depth can ensure a trouble free holiday: Travel Walji’s is indeed such a company.

Province

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan located within the Islamabad Capital Territory. It has a population of 2 million and together with its neighbouring twin city of Rawalpindi

Area: 906 km² Weather: 26°C, Wind W at 23 km/h, 39% Humidity

Postal code: 44000

Population: 529,180 (1998)

Punjab, also spelled Panjab, is the most populous of the four provinces of Pakistan. It has an area of 205,344 square kilometres and a population of 91.379.615 in 2011, approximately 56% of the country's total population. Area: 205,344 km² Founded: July 1, 1970 Population: 101 million (2013) Capital: Lahore
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the northwestern region of the country. It was formerly known as North-West Frontier Province, commonly called Sarhad in Urdu, which means "frontier." Area: 74,521 km² Population: 26.9 million (2011) Area code: 9291 Borough: Peshawar
Sindh is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, in the southeast of the country. Historically home to the Sindhi people, it is also locally known as the Mehran. It was formerly known as Sind until the 1956 Constitution of Pakistan. Area: 140,914 km² Population: 55.25 million (2011)
Balochistan, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the southwestern region of the country. Its provincial capital and largest city is Quetta. Area: 347,190 km² Population: 13.16 million (2011)