The stable economic outlook of Pakistan shows things are headed in the right direction, especially in the tourism sector of the country. Just recently, Pakistan was recognised as the world’s best destination for tourism in 2020. Barely a month later, Forbes, an international publication, has listed Pakistan among the world’s best under-the-radar trips for 2020. The publication also mentioned the reasons why the South Asian country was made a part of its list. We shall shed light on those reasons but first, let’s take a look at the list of the best underrated tourist destinations for 2020.
List of the World’s Top 10 Tourism Gems for 2020
According to Forbes, “The Not Hot List: 10 Best Under-the-Radar Trips for 2020” are as follows:
- China—for Nature Tourism
- Semuc Champey, Guatemala
- Saudi Arabia
- Tunisia and Algeria
Now let’s find out why Pakistan has been made a part of this list.
Here’s Why Pakistan Is Listed As One of the World’s Best Underrated Tourist Destinations for 2020
Some of the many significant reasons that make Pakistan truly a hidden gem for the world have been listed below.
People in Pakistan are known for going out of their way to serve their guests. Whether it’s a bustling metropolis or a remote area, people welcome tourists with open arms. In fact, many people consider it a duty to invite guests over for a meal. Most of the time, locals offer a sightseeing tour of their hometown to foreigners, which is always a unique and memorable experience for everybody.
Travelling across Pakistan, moving around different regions in all four provinces you’ll experience an extremely unique cultural diversity as there’s a difference in the way people speak, look, dress and behave. It is this diversity that enriches the traditions followed around the country. Some of the oldest and most unique communities reside all around Pakistan. Adding to the cultural significance of the country, the people of Kalash Valley, celebrate the “Kalash Winter Festival” to mark the beginning of a new year. It’s a very intriguing festival, which reflects the local traditions in their true colours. Shadur Polo Festival, which is organised in Chitral, is another fine example in this regard.
Like we said, Pakistan’s culture is extremely diverse. Diversity in culture means diversity in culinary traditions from Biryani in Karachi to Chapli Kabab in Peshawar, the country has some of the tastiest dishes prepared locally. Pakistan is also famous for a plethora of locally produced sweets with unique textures and flavours, known as ‘Mithai’ in the Urdu language. They are sweet dishes prepared with local recipes, seasoned with an assortment of nuts. Agriculture is the backbone of the country, hence, it is rich in the vegetation of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Counted among the best underrated tourist destinations for 2020, Pakistan is a country that enjoys unique topography. It is home so extremely captivating hidden tourist gems, which travel junkies should have on their bucket lists. Reflecting nature’s true beauty, the country is, hands down, a treasure trove of natural sites including deserts, mountain ranges, coastal areas and winter destinations, giving the right boost to tourism in Pakistan.
Pakistan is uniquely located in the region of South Asia that has a highly intriguing past. You’ll come across many heritage sites recognised by UNESCO, most of which date back to the ancient times. Moreover, the country is home to some very famous historical forts that stand majestically to date. Some of the major remnants of the region’s rich past include the walled city in Lahore and Multan. On the other hand, Sindh also enjoys the presence of many popular historical attractions, which greatly adds to the eminence of tourism in Pakistan.
Now that you know about all the main reasons why Pakistan has been listed among the top underrated tourism destinations for 2020, it’s time for us to wrap up this blog. Share with us your feedback and valuable suggestions by emailing us at email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you.
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