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Religious Tourism

Pakistan

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Iraq

Syria

Iran

Millions of people around the world embark annually on spiritual journeys to soothe their souls. Global religious tourism is one of the fastest growing segments in travel today. According to the UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization), 300 to 330 million tourists visit the globe’s most important religious sights every year.

Top most visited place for religious tourism is Karbala, Iraq where more than 40 million devotees visit every year. It is followed by River Ganges with over 20 million Hindu pilgrims annually. Third on the list is Holy Kaabah, Makkah, Hijaz. Fourth is Golden Temple for Sikhs, India. Fifth is Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica, Vatican, Italy. Sixth is Vaishno Devi Temple, India. Seventh is Notre Dame de Lourdes. Eighth is BAHAI Gardens. Ninth is St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Italy. And the tenth is Baitul Maqdis and Dome of Rock, Jerusalem, Palestine by Muslims, Christians and Jews.


PAKISTAN:

Religious Tourism in Pakistan

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Religious Tourism in Pakistan

Sikh Religious Tourism: Pakistan has recently opened up its gates wide for Sikh religious tourism as the political leadership is looking for improving the country’s image, tourism as well as relationship with the Sikhs in India and the world-over. There is special entry for Sikh pilgrims traveling by road from India via Kartarpur corridor, especially built in record time with excellent facilities for the Sikh pilgrims.

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Alexander’s Well – 2,500 years old Buddhist Cave

Pakistan’s Punjab is home to five of the most important Sikh pilgrimage sites, including Baba Guru Nanak’s birthplace in Nankana Saheb district, where he was born in 1469, and Gurdwara (monastery) Panja Sahib in the city of Hasan Abdal, where Guru Nanak’s handprint is stamped on a boulder at the monastery.


Buddhist Religious Tourism in Pakistan

Pakistan, with many important historical Buddhist sites, is noticeably trending in “religious tourism” due to its extensive heritage of Gandhara and Emperor Ashoka the Great.

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A Delegation of monks from Sri Lanka visiting Buddhist religious
sites along with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister

Buddhism in Pakistan took root some 2,300 years ago under the Mauryan king Ashoka. Buddhism has played a major role in the history of Pakistan — the land of which over time has been part of predominantly Buddhist empires such as the Indo-Greek Kingdom, the Kushan Empire, the Maurya Empire of Ashoka, the Pala Empire.

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Map of Buddhist Religious Tourism sites in Pakistan

There still remain at least 200 families of Buddhists in Mehrabpur, Sindh area. Mr Jumman, school-teacher is their representative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEZKabvv1yo (2 minutes video by BBC Urdu 10-Aug-2017)


5 Days Tour to Buddhist Religious and UNESCO World Heritage sites in KPK

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KPK

Pakistan, with many important historical Buddhist sites, is noticeably trending in “religious tourism” due to its extensive heritage of Gandhara and Emperor Ashoka the Great.

Pakistan’s Gandhara region comprising Mardan, Taxila and Swat hold a special place for them. Korean, Chinese and Japanese Buddhists in particular trace their religious origin to the area that is now Pakistan, where Korean monk Hyecho travelled 1,300 years ago.

  1. Takht-i-Bahi (80 kms from Peshawar)
  2. Taxila – DharmaRajika Stupa-Taxila
  3. A museum comprising various sections with rich archaeological finds of Taxila, arranged in chronological order and properly labeled, has been established close to the site.
  4. Mingora – Votive Stupas – Butkara-III Mingora
  5. Swat – Shingardar Stupa and Amlukdara Stupa
  • Day 1: Islamabad to Taxila – Islamabad
  • Day 2: Islamabad to Peshawar
  • Day 3: Peshawar to Takht Bahi
  • Day 4: Visit to Kalam, Mingora and Swat
  • Day 5: Swat to Islamabad and back home
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Swat

Price: Depending upon number of persons and quality (3 star/4 star/ 5 star/Economical)


Sikh Religious Tourism

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Sikh Religious Tourism

Pakistan has recently opened up its gates wide for Sikh religious tourism as the political leadership is looking for improving the country’s image, tourism as well as relationship with the Sikhs in India and the world-over. There is special entry for Sikh pilgrims traveling by road from India via Kartarpur corridor, especially built in record time with excellent facilities for the Sikh pilgrims.

Pakistan’s Punjab is home to five of the most important Sikh pilgrimage sites, including Baba Guru Nanak’s birthplace in Nankana Saheb district, where he was born in 1469, and Gurdwara (monastery) Panja Sahib in the city of Hasan Abdal, where Guru Nanak’s handprint is stamped on a boulder at the monastery.


7 Days Tour of Sikh Religious Tourist sites in Pakistan

Day 1: Arrival in Lahore: Visit to local Gurdwaras in Lahore. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Eminabad: Visit to Sacha Sauda & Rori Sahib. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 3: Nankana Sahib, Visit Guru Nanak Devji’s Nankana Sahib. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Narowal, Visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, The Kartarpur Corridor is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur

Day 5: Narowal to Rawalpindi, After breakfast, leave for Islamabad city tour. Visit Shakarparian, Lok Virsa Museum and Faisal Mosque. In the afternoon, go for a half day tour to Gurdwara Panja Sahib. Drive back to Islamabad. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 6: Islamabad to Hassanabdal, After breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion of Panja Sahib (Hassan Abdal). Visit the tomb of Baba Walli Kandhari (a friend of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji). Next stop will be the Taxila Museum and sites. Thousands of pilgrims gather at Panja Sahib to celebrate Baisakhi Mela in Hassanabd. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 7: Rawalpindi – Islamabad, Enjoy your last breakfast in Islamabad/Rawalpindi Pakistan of this tour. Drop off at the Islamabad New Airport for your return flight back to home town.


2 Days Tour to Sindh Religious, and UNESCO World Heritage sites

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UNESCO World Heritage sites in Thatta

Sightseeing:

  • Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta (17th century Mughal architecture);
  • Mausoleum of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sehwan (13th century Muslim saint)
  • Chaukundi Tombs (UNESCO World Heritage site);
  • Makli Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage);
  • Keenjhar Lake and Resort;
  • Baran Bridge;
  • Ranikot Fort (World’s largest fort in Kirthar National Park – tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites);

Day 1: Karachi to Jhirk village via Shah Jahan Mosque and UNESCO World Heritage sites in Thatta

Day 2: Jhirk to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar mausoleum in Sehwan and back to Karachi


Hindu Religious Tourism in Pakistan

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Hindu Religious Tourism in Pakistan

From modern-day buildings to ancient artefacts that serve well as masterpieces of art, the country of Pakistan never runs out of beautiful surprises with every turn you take. Talking about history, the country houses many ancient Hindu temples that represent different historical eras in which they were built.


8 Days Tour of Hindu Religious sites in Pakistan

From modern-day buildings to ancient artefacts that serve well as masterpieces of art, the country of Pakistan never runs out of beautiful surprises with every turn you take. Talking about history, the country houses many ancient Hindu temples that represent different historical eras in which they were built.
So, why the wait? Let’s explore some of the best and oldest Hindu temples;

Day 1: Jagannath Mandir, Sialkot district, Punjab province.
Jagannath Mandir was built in 12th AD in the district of Sialkot, Punjab, and is said to be the oldest Hindu temple in Pakistan. The temple is devoted to the Hindu God Jagannath, and this is a magnificent masterpiece of Kalinga architecture.

Day 2: Katas Raj Temple, Chakwal District, Punjab Province.
Its beauty is the most reverenced among all the Hindu temples in Pakistan. Consisting of 12 temples, Katas Raj is a complex located in the Chakwal district in Punjab province of Pakistan. The splendid temples and the mystic pond take you back in history to 1500 years ago when Ram, Hanuman, and Shiva (the Hindu Gods) ruled.

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Katas Raj Temple, Chakwal District, Punjab Province

Day 3: Hinglaj Mata Mandir, Lasbela District, Balochistan
Claimed to be 0.4 million years old, the Hinglaj Mata Mandir is located in the hilly area of Lyari Tehsil in Baluchistan Province and lists among the oldest temples in the world. The Hingol National Park houses the cave temple of the Mata, as well as is famous for its flora and fauna. Around 250 species of plants, 35 mammal species, 65 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 185 species of birds are the residents of Hingol National Park. Apart from flora and fauna, the Hingol Park, considered to be the largest National Park of Pakistan, also subdues 3 mud volcanoes, one amongst them is sacred for the pilgrims. The sensational geography also houses canyons that are magical to see and feel.

Day 4: Shri Varun Dev Mandir, Manora Island in Karachi.
Shiv Varun Dev Mandir, considered to be around 1000 years old, is located near Karachi’s flawless turquoise Manora beach.

Day 5: Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir, Old Quarters of Soldier Bazaar, Karachi.
This historic temple existed before the partition of India-Pakistan. According to myths, Bhagwan Shri Ram (the central character of India’s greatest Hindu epic Ramayan) had come here once.

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Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir, Old Quarters of Soldier Bazaar, Karachi

Day 6: Naval Mandir Ranchore Lines, Karachi
A Mystical Hindu Temple: Naval Mandir is located in the Ranchor Lines area. The temple has served to be a holy place for people in the Hindu community for ages, and it has also been a shelter to a lot of homeless people.
Prominent historical figures like Guru Nanak, Rama, Shiva, Santoshi Mata, Ganesha, Vishnu, Hanuman, and Kali have been commemorated with their statues in this historical and one of the highly famous temples

Day 7: Kalka Devi Cave Arore, Sindh.
This temple has a mountainous cave which is called the Kalka Devi Cave, and it is decorated with Kalka Devi sculptures.
If you are fond of exploring the ancient religious places, then the Kalka Cave should be on your priority list.

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Kalka Devi Cave Arore, Sindh

Day 8: Gor Khattree and Gorakhnath Temple Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Gor Khattri and Gorakhnath temples are shining examples of Pakistan’s beautiful architecture. Located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the temples were built by the ancient Hindu community back in 1851.


IRAQ:

28 SFAR IN IRAQ

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28 Safr in Iraq

Departure : 4-Oct-2021

Cost : $920

Package included with: Hotel accommodation, Visa, Ticket, Transportation & Food

Note: This package is not include with Covid-19 (PCR) & Rapid test charges. Any additional charges if apply, will be charged.

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Religious Air Travel & Tours


17 Rabi ul Awal in Iraq

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17 Rabi ul Awal in Iraq

Departure: 22-Oct-2021

Only Iraq $850 for 7 Days

Iraq & Syria $1550 for 14 Days

Last Date: 1-Oct-2021 Limited Seats

Packages included: Hotel accommodation, visa, ticket, transportation & food

Note: Any additional charges if applied, will be charged. Covid-19 (PCR) not included in this package.

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28 Safr in Karbala, Iraq

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Arbaeen in Karbala, Iraq

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Different Iraq Ziarat Groups

SYRIA:

17 Rabi ul Awal in Syria

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17 Rabi ul Awal in Syria

Departure: 22-Oct-2021

Only Iraq $850 for 7 Days

Iraq & Syria $1550 for 14 Days

Last Date: 1-Oct-2021 Limited Seats

Packages included: Hotel accommodation, visa, ticket, transportation & food

Note: Any additional charges if applied, will be charged. Covid-19 (PCR) not included in this package.

For Details: +92 334 3641117 021 32232728 021 32242728

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IRAN:

Due to pandemic, Iran’s tourism is on halt. It is expected to start after October, 2021.