Budget Travel Ideas in Pakistan

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Already being a cheap country to travel in - according to Western budgets anyway - Pakistan makes for a great destination for those spendthrift travelers out there. First of all, you can fly there pretty cheaply from within Asia with airlines such as Air Blue and Air Arabia and from outside the continent with airlines like Emirates and Etihad. Tourist buses and trains within the country are also highly efficient and extraordinarily cheap. You get the best deals on taxis by negotiating ahead of the actual ride.

Accommodations

Like many other parts of Asia, you can get First World accommodations in Pakistan for Third World prices. For only $20 to $25 you can get an air-conditioned ensuite room with such amenities as cable TV and WiFi. If you want to spend even less than this you can get decent-quality fan rooms that are clean and perfectly secure.

Great Attractions for Next to Nothing

Once you are in Pakistan you can really stretch your currency because most of the really interesting attractions are free or incredibly cheap. National monuments such as Lahore Mosque are a must and will set you back only a little. Also in Lahore you can go to the Lahore Zoo for less than $11, a really fun day out for hardly anything at all. Pakistan is full of great markets such as Zainab Market in Karachi. There is no law to say that you must purchase anything in the market so you can simply enjoy yourself looking at the huge range of spices, indigenous craftwork, local clothing and precious stones. Pakistan is also one of the most naturally picturesque nations in the world so for the basic price of a driver or train fare you can venture into the beautiful countryside and enjoy the scenery.

The Beach is Always Free

In cities like Karachi you can pass the time on some splendid public beaches and, of course, this is about the most "budget" thing you can do because it's totally free. So you can kick back with a nice picnic, go swimming and get a nice sun tan without shelling out a penny. Many travelers' favorite budget beach is Hawke's Bay Beach, not far from Karachi. It is a gorgeous stretch of white sand featuring immense natural beauty. Activities available include fishing, picnicking, swimming and camel and horse riding. If you are really lucky you can spot green marine turtles laying their eggs, which is an experience that money truly can't buy!


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February 02, 2010 change by schitti

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