TCKP firm to fa­cil­i­tate tourists

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - STAFF RE­PORTER

PE­SHAWAR—The Tourism Cor­po­ra­tion Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) has once again be­gun an in­no­va­tive tour to fa­cil­i­tate the tourists be­fore it started the At­tock Kurd Train Sa­fari, which in a few months be­came the on de­mand tourist re­sort and long queues of book­ing are still in set up.

The lat­est is called “Flexi Hol­i­days” and is once again a joint ven­ture of TCKP in co­or­di­na­tion with Sehrai Trav­els & Tours. The flexi Hol­i­days con­sist of three days and two nights, pack­age at Batakundi Sum­mer Re­sort. The re­sort is sit­u­ated at the most scenic spot sur­rounded by na­ture amidst the snow­capped moun­tains. MD Mus­taq Ah­mad Khan stated that fully fur­nished cot­tage and rooms avail­able for small family groups is planned.

It also in­cludes on board re­fresh­ments dur­ing jour­ney, ac­com­mo­da­tion on dou­ble room ba­sis, break­fast and din­ner (two meals per day) and trans­porta­tion from Islamabad and Pe­shawar by air con­di­tioned coaster, hi­ace.

Batakundi is sit­u­ated at a dis­tance of 16km from Naran at the height of 8,890 ft on way to Babusar Pass to­wards Chillas. It of- fers a mag­nif­i­cent view of the lush green wide panoramic val­ley. The en­tire val­ley is dot­ted with pota­toes and pea’s farm­lands. The scenic val­ley has been aptly known as the dream­land for the na­ture lovers.

The beau­ti­ful val­ley of­fers a lot of adventure, thrill and ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties i.e. pony rid­ing, trout fish­ing, trekking, jeep, sa­faris moun­tain bik­ing etc. the fa­mous Lalazar Heights a fa­vorite pic­nic spot is just a half an hour away from the camp­ing site. An ex­cit­ing day trip to Sha­ran is a re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Jalkhad is a per­fect spot for fish­ing.

The tented re­sort of­fers de­cent ac­com­mo­da­tion for fam­i­lies with fold­ing beds and kitchen fa­cil­i­ties for fast food and reg­u­lar food with com­pe­tent and trained staff. The two pack­ages de­signed are, firstly only trans­porta­tion to Pe­shawar-NaranPe­shawar (3 days).

This is for those who want to ar­range their own ac­com­mo­da­tions but re­quires only trans­porta­tion. In this pack­age on board re­fresh­ments will also be given and it is for only Rs 3,985. While the sec­ond pack­age is for Rs 11,985 only and in­cludes trans­ports, ac­com­mo­da­tion and food (three days).

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