Forbes 'Best Under-the-Radar Places to Visit in 2020'

Pakistan has stolen the spotlight for travelers who are looking for adventures this year.


The country was named as one of the best destinations to travel to in 2020 by Condé Nast Traveler in December 2019.

This was followed by British Backpacker Society ranking Pakistan third on its highest potential adventure travel destinations for 2020 list.

Now, Pakistan has also made it to Forbes’ Best Under-the-Radar Places to Visit in 2020 as well.

Other countries featured on the list include Armenia, Chad, Eritrea, Guatemala, Mongolia, and Saudi Arabia among others.

The list is based on this newly discovered need of modern tourists.

The magazine writes:

Closed countries are opening up. Savvy luxury agencies are making remote destinations accessible to travelers who don’t want to rough it or risk much. And it’s also just feeling like the right thing to do.

Jonny Bealby’s company anticipates Pakistan as a destination to be one to watch in coming years especially after the nod from Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recent visit.

On why the country is the next big destination, he said: “Pakistan is perhaps the ultimate adventure travel destination.”

It offers ancient Indus civilizations stretching back 4,000 years, and exciting cities like Lahore with its forts, mosques, and palaces. But most of all, it offers incredible scenery, particularly in the north where the three greatest mountain ranges collide.

Pakistan is great for trekking, mountain biking, rafting or just cultural tourism. The infrastructure has also improved, with resurfaced roads and new tunnels cutting down travel time, new luxury hotels are opening up in the region.

The new e-visa system and stability in the country, as well as the welcoming of international cricket and the royal visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has done the country justice.

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