As per the official stats released by the KP Tourism Corporation, more than 2.6 million tourists have visited different regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 13 August.
The tourists from across the country have travelled to main spots in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province since the government restarted the tourism activities in August. The tourism remained on hold after the outbreak of coronavirus in Pakistan since March.
Currently, a total of 0.7 million tourists are currently in different districts of KP. Among many top destinations in the KP province, Abbottabad was the favorite spot for the travellers, as the district registered 1.71 million visitors since the lockdown was lifted by the government. After Abbottabad, Swat welcomed more than 0.6 million tourists.
On August 8, Asad Umar the Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives had declared to lift the restrictions which were placed in March on leisure activities following the outbreak of the viral COVID-19.
Picnic Points to be Installed for Tourists on Small Dams in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
To fetch more tourist, the provincial government has also taken new initiatives in order to boost the tourism industry in the area. The Chief Minister Mahmood Khan also permitted to build picnic spots on all the small dams in the KP province.
At start, the picnic points will be developed on five points that includes, Kundar Dam in Swabi, Tanda Dam in Kohat, Jhangra Dam in Abbottabad, Jalozai Dam in Nowshera, Chattri Dam in Haripur.
In August the KP CM had also approved to introduce the safari trains along with bus service for sightseeing in the capital of KP. Back in July Mahmood Khan also approved the world’s largest and highest cable car project in Kumrat, an attractive valley in the Upper Dir district.