PESHAWAR: The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) is all set to open camping pods and tent villages at scenic spots from Eidul Fitr to facilitate tourists during the ongoing peak tourism season in the province.
The 2-4 beds camping pods and tent villages in several tourist attractions, including Bishigram in Swat, Sharan in Kaghan, Thandiani in Abbottabad, Yakh Tangai in Shangla and Sheikhbadin in Lakki Marwat have already been renovated and will be opened during Eid and onwards for the tourists throughout the tourism season.
The tourists can contact on telephone number 091-9210583 and mobile number 0333-9626362 for booking.
TCKP Managing Director Junaid Khan on Thursday directed the relevant quarters to keep the camping pods and tent villages open all the time to facilitate tourists.
He said that opening the camping pods in tourist spots was the continuation of a process initiated by the TCKP to facilitate tourists and promote tourism in every nook and corner of the province.
He said the natural beauty and facilities were making the KP the preferable destination for the international as well as domestic tourists.
The MD said a camping pod could accommodate 40 to 50 tourists at a time, who can avail every facility including security, play land for kids and kitchen at the pods.
He said that this year the number of tourists would be great as provincial government had also provided other facilities including parking lots, washrooms, kids play areas and tent villages to the tourists at these resorts.
“In KP, normally the tourism season begins in June but this year a pretty good number of tourists have started visiting scenic places in the Spring,” the official said, adding that it was all because of better security situation and facilities being provided by the provincial government.
The camping pods are the best residential as well as recreational and enjoyment facilities for the family. They are either consisted of two or four bedrooms with washroom, kitchen, children’s play areas, parking lots and bonfire. There are also tent villages for the enthusiasts of adventure tourism.