Punjab Tourism Department Corporation (PTDC) has launched a tour bus service that runs from Lahore to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur and other religious and historical sites in South Punjab. A newly launched bus service will cover Kartarpur in one day, while the remaining places will take three days to cover.
It’s a great idea to open doors to religious tourism especially Kartarpur tour and increase access to historical sites in the region.
Tourism, Economy, and Religion:
In Pakistan, International tourism contributes only US$ 1 billion or 0.4% to the economy. A mere fraction of the sector’s potential. Besides being the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It is also home to the highest mountains in the world. An array of unique arts and crafts and many historical sites and religious locations, such as Muslim shrines, Hindu temples, Sikh Gurdwaras, and Buddhist monasteries, reflect the pluralistic and diverse backgrounds of the Indus Valley culture. In theory, putting the right policies and implementing them effectively could increase its tourism revenue by three to four times.
Tourism faces several bottlenecks, which need to be resolved to capitalize on this enormous potential. There are many challenges, including an absence of quality standards and enforcement, limited investment, deteriorating infrastructure, a lack of policy-relevant data, and concerns about the safety and security of tourists. In addition, the public sector’s limited institutional capacity hinders growth.
Furthermore, Increasing tourism will contribute significantly to growth, employment, foreign exchange earnings, and revenue.
Lahore to Gurdwara Kartarpur, Narowal
Punjab Tourism Department Corporation (PTDC) has launched a bus service that runs from Lahore to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, Narowal and other religious and historical sites in South Punjab. A newly launched bus service will cover Kartarpur in one day, while the remaining places will take three days to cover. It’s a great idea to open doors to religious tourism and increase access to historical sites in the region.
Kartarpur Tour Packages:
PTDC operates a bus service from Lahore to Kartarpur for tourists. Kartarpur lies 136 kilometers away from Lahore and is accessible in less than three hours.
TDCP will complete work on resorts here and turn them over to the government in the next few months. Furthermore, we have built the Tent City and, like the Cholistan Jeep Rally, the tourist bus service is now a regular occurrence in South Punjab. As per their wishes, tourists will also be accommodated, fed, and transported,” he said.
Mohsin Faraz, a local historian, praised the provincial government’s initiative, saying such initiatives open up new avenues for prosperity and development for Punjab.
In addition, South Punjab is a region rich in culture and history and promotes tourism. It will give the world a chance to discover that.
Distance of Kartarpur Gurdawara from different cities
From Indian side following nearest cities has these distances;
- Amritsar to Kartarpur is 45 km by NH354B
- Batala to kartaepur is 24 km by District Road
- Gurdaspur to Kartarpur is 30 km by NH354
- Distance from Jalandhar to Kartarpur is112 km via Batala