Pakistan - Traveling
Organizing your trip
Means of transport recommended in town
Means of transport recommended in the rest of the country
Though varies cities and towns in Pakistan are well connected through rail and bus services, but these modes of transport are not recommended, mainly because they are time consuming and uncomfortable.
|Name||Type||Domestic flights||International flights|
|Pakistan International Airlines||Major||Yes||Yes|
|JS Air||Major and Charter services||Yes||Yes|
|Princely Jets||Major and Charter services||Yes||Yes|
Traveling by yourself
Therefore self driving around Pakistan is not recommended. Moreover self-drive cars are not generally available in the country. It is recommended to have a licensed and experienced local driver who has a "feel" for local roads and driving conditions.
Different forms of tourism
The two excavated sites near Taxila i.e. Jaulian and Sirkap, date back to the Buddhist Gandhara period.
In the Punjab is the site of Alexander's battle on the Jhelum River.
Lahore is the cultural capital of Pakistan with many examples of Mughal architecture such as the Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar Gardens, Tomb of Jahangir and the Lahore Fort.
The city of Thatta in Sindh region is well known for its mausoleums and mosques.
Cricket is the popular game of the country. You could watch cricket matches. Polo is also popular, particularly in the northern towns of Gilgit and Chitral.
Health and safety
Time difference and climate
The best time to visit Southern part of Pakistan is between November and March, when the days are cool and clear. On the other hand, the best time to visit Northern part of Pakistan is from April to October.
Pakistani cuisine is based on curry or masala (hot and spicy) sauces accompanying chicken, lamb, prawns and a wide choice of vegetables. Its flavours are drawn from its Afghani, Turkish and Iranian roots.
Pakistani-brewed beer is widely available, and so are canned carbonated drinks.