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Volume 1 Issue 6 August 1998
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This Issue Contains.
Enchanting Valley of Chitral.
Serena Hotels Package Update.
Hotel of the Month Mir`s Lodge Hotel Gilgit
Nepal Land of Mountains and fabulous Culture
Travel tip of the month.
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Enchanting Valley of Chitral
Chitral located in the North west of Pakistan is a beautiful valley in the Hindukush range of Mountains. It has always been a very important route for many invaders to south east Asia, Including Alexander the great Scythians, Mangol Changez Khan and numerous others. Chitral is a small town with small bazaar and a few tourist class hotels. At the end of Bazaar on right (River side) there is the Chitral fort and Palace of Mehtar (Mir Or King) In front of the Fort is the Jami Mosque of Chitral an impressive architecture with beautiful inlays and decorations.
You can get to Chitral from Swat via Dir drive to Dir on your Car where there are Jeeps available at Al Manzar Hotel which will take you via Lowari pass to the town of Chitral. There are also Hiaces (Vans) leaving from Swat but Jeeps are much safer.
From Gilgit you can get a Jeep to take you to Phander (Below Shandur Pass ) You must overnight at a camp site and later continue to Chitral next day.
Hotels.: PTDC Chitral is the best choice has a beautiful garden and very good service Singlr Rs. 1200 Double Rs. 1500
Mountain View Hotel is located in Shahi Bazaar second best good clean rooms with hot
shower. rate Rs. 900 - 1500
There are few other smaller hotels along the bazaar and in front of PTDC Motel.
Places to Visit: The bazaar in Chitral, The Jami Mosque, Garam Chishma a hotspring at a spectacular drive of 1 & Half hour Kafi Kalash Valleys of Bamburet & Birir Jeeps are available to take you to these
places near PTDC Motel.
Serena Hotels Introduce their Special Vacation Packages
Summer Package of Serena Hotels is stil on
Vacation Escapade features are as under.
Rates. Serena Quetta Rs. 2900 Plus Taxes (65% Discounted) Gilgit Rs. 2200 Swat Rs. 1975 Plus Tax Hunza Baltit Inn 1100 All Rates are for Double Room Per Night based. Rates Include.
- Buffet Breakfast.
- Discount on Meals for Children
- Children Under 12 Stay Free in the Parents Room
.- Discount on Laundry & Phone calls.
- Special tours
Please Book Through Travel & Culture Services Te: 5218097, 5218097
Month Mir`s Lodge Hotel Gilgit
Gilgit is the capital of Northern areas. There are many hotels in the city. As it is a border town there is quite a lot of traffic here. Mir`s Lodge a hotel located in the central bazaar of Gilgit is a very good option for those who wish to live with comfort & economy. The hotel gives a look of a big house, has a small garden and an excellent restaurant. The rooms are basic & clean with hot water showers.
Rate: Rs. 700 For Single Rs. 850 For Double.
Nepal a land of High Mountains and culture
Nepal has been one of the favorite locations of Pakistani & Indian film makers Many films are made in this beautiful country But there a lot more in this country then you see in those films. Nepal has been blessed with a vast natural beauty. There are numerous things to do in this country. You can stay at Katmandu and enjoy it city life , You can go to Chitwan Park 4 Hours from Katmandu to the wild life and be at leisure at a fine resort or You can go for numerous trekking and rafting tours . For our Pakistani clients we have signed a special package with highly reduced rates with a very large tour operator of Nepal. So if you feel interested please send us an email and we will show you how wonderful a tour can be in Nepal for you.
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