I Rejected Full Pakistan Tour offered by TDCP (Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab)
In early two years of my university I travelled with my friends and did part time job with my studies and the earning was more like my pocket money. At that period of time I started doing professional photography as well. My photography life is another story but somehow photography was linked to my travelling as well. It gave me support so i could travel. I got an offer from TDCP Lahore for Pakistan tour.which was a 3 month project because of my Photography course and see i rejected that offer with lame excuses because somewhere inside i was scared of solo travelling. This offer was more than just travelling, i could exhibit my photography officially under TDCP sponsorship without any cost.
Later i regretted my decision. After a few days, by the grace of ALLAH, another door opened with the opportunity of travelling. One of my college friend offered me to go with him to his home town for his brother’s wedding which is located in Astor -Gilgit – Northern Areas of Pakistan. That was the first time, i visited Northern Areas and i got to know the real beauty of Pakistan. I did not even imagined that how beautiful our country was. I travelled with him all the way from Lahore to Rawalpindi and onwards. We continued our journey to Gilgit – Pakistan.
That was my very first longest road trip and alone far from my home town. I still remember I started crying the first night when i reached my destination. I already started missing my home town, my family and my friends. But that night i felt my self so close to my ALLAH as well and very next day i found my self a completely new person. I started enjoying the new culture of that place. I started taking good landscape pictures to capture best moments of my life with this thought that when i would be old, these pictures would help me in recalling all my moments.
After The Gilgit trip, my next challenge was to travel alone / solo all the way for 28 hours road trip again. But as i mentioned, i found myself different with so much confidence that i could travel anywhere now. Finally i was not scared of travelling, not scared of people. I got so much love while travelling to northern areas that it changed my mind and made me close to my God.
Travel Across Pakistsan
1st Phase of my traveling, i started to explore my home town city lahore and trust me i never found any best place in the world after exploring my home city. Still i am still exploring and i guess there is no end to this city. lahore has hidden gems including me haha. well after returning from my first ever northern trip i did not come back to home 😉 because now i had amazing confidence in me so really wanted to continue my journey.
when i reached back to twin city islamabad/pindi, I got a call from my client come friend from multan. he invited me to visit his city and do a shoot for fashion show. i accepted his offer and then again after 22 hours of travelling, i continued my journey from Islamabad to Multan for 9 hours. i made new friends over there and they showed me the city of tombs. i saw many cultures, different languages in this trip.
Later, i did many day trips, two days trips with friends without friends. most of the time i asked my close friends to come with me to have new experience of life and now they are also addicted to travelling haha. they blame me for this addiction. my mission was to explore the beauty of pakistan on my own. i went back to northern areas again. i went to Kashmir and then to Karachi.
i have seen all other major cities of pakistan like Jhelum, Faislabad, Kharian, Taxila, Wah, Bhawalpur etc.. every city has different taste, different way of love, different oxygen. Trust me! Mean while i got so much fame from my photography skills that people recognize wherever i went. They invited me at their home and gave me the best hospitality. i cannot even explain the love of those people that i found while traveling in pakistan.
Pakistan is an absolutely beautiful place in the world, from mountains to grounds, from grounds to deserts and from deserts to sea. i have seen multi cultures at one place, where languages are changing every few kilometers. we have palaces, we have oldest universities, we have beautiful beaches, we have amazing heritage sites. i never stop my self to explore pakistan and i never want to finish it soon. i wish to explore this beautiful country all the time.
My ALLAH wrote my destiny and now He wants me to explore the entire world. so He made me ready to live another life without family and friends and all my fans that i made so far with my photography and travelling. my next chapter is about traveling abroad.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
well before publishing “thepakistanitraveller.assamartist.com” page i have done lots of research about spelling for traveller. many of them using traveler with single “L” and many of them are using with “LL”. in google both are fine and both have same meanings. so personally i like Traveller with “LL”. i don’t know it will effect on my work or not. but now i dont have any other option 😀
i am a solo traveler. but some times i invite my close friends to join me specially when i am traveling around pakistan. fore more detail i will share link soon
No, Not at all, but yes i am rich from my intelligence, i know how to use my brain. i know how to take help from my feet while traveling. i know how to save money. .. for more detail answer i will share link on my blog soon.
initially i was using DSLR Nikon D90 but now i have Canon 5D Mark III. and if you talk about cell phone. before i was using iphone 6 for travel photos now i am using iphone X. i will share you link and detail soon.