Top 5 destinations in Pakistan for budget travellers

By Fatima Shaheen Niazi

Though almost everyone loves to travel, not all can afford to spend lavishly on a vacation. Hence, the solution people opt for its to save for a year or two, and then head out for a trip when enough money has been collected. 

But why spend your time saving when you can easily have peaceful vacations within Pakistan that will be well within your budget? 

Here are some places that are perfect for budget travellers.

Galiyaat

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Galiyaat includes beautiful mountainous regions like Ayubia, Nathiagali and Muree. Visiting three places should cost an arm and a leg, right? Wrong!
You can plan a weekend trip to Galiyaat and it’s going to cost you approximately 10 thousand per-person if you are heading there from Islamabad. The trip will be slightly more expensive for people from the south of Pakistan since they will require a plane ticket.

Gorakh 

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Situated on a hilltop and known for providing a beautiful view to the visitors, Gorakh is great spot for anyone who wants a time out without spending a huge amount of money. 
The short and sweet trip requires a journey from Karachi  and has group trips costing 5000 to 7000 rupees. Head out to Gorakh if you are an adventure lover and want to dedicate some time to hiking. 

Moola chotak 

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Situated in Balochistan, the beautiful waterfall had gained popularity in recent times. Perfect for people who love to swim and camp, a trip to this heaven on Earth costs below 10 thousand. However, the trip may cost a bit more for people who require a train or airplane ride to reach the location.

Soon valley

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Flourishing with lakes, hilltops, waterfalls and history, Soon Valley is a place that will give you the peace and serenity you need in your life. The best part, a two day trip from Lahore will cost around 5000 rupees per person. 

Ranikot Fort

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Known as the world’s largest fort, Ranikot is an exemplary example of great architecture. Even if you aren’t a history buff, a night-stay at Ranikot includes stargazing and camping. The best part; it’s far away from the busy city life and will give you a chance to truly unwind. You can easily get an overnight excursion package for the trip within 8000 rupees.

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