SUSTAINABLE AND ECO-HOTELS IN Pakistan

THE 8 MOST ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE HOTELS IN Pakistan according to ETIC Hotels

Serena Hotel Faisalabad


26.5
kg CO2e
ETIC gold rating
8
/ 10
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Marriott Karachi

  • City: Karachi
  • Score: 78%
  • Price from: £42.77

22.3
kg CO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.8
/ 10
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Serena Hotel Quetta

  • City: Quetta
  • Score: 78%
  • Price from: £62.9

42.2
kg CO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.8
/ 10
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Ramada by Wyndham Multan

  • City: Multan
  • Score: 77%
  • Price from: £41.51

39.2
kg CO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.7
/ 10
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Islamabad Marriott Hotel


43.9
kg CO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.6
/ 10
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Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Karachi Airport Hotel

  • City: Karachi
  • Score: 74%
  • Price from: £33.34

23.2
kg CO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.4
/ 10
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Avari Towers

  • City: Karachi
  • Score: 73%
  • Price from: £57.87

23.6
kg CO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.3
/ 10
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Ramada by Wyndham Karachi Creek

  • City: Karachi
  • Score: 62%
  • Price from: £40.26

40.4
kg CO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.2
/ 10
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COUNTRY PROFILE

Pakistan

  • Official Name:Capital: Islamabad

  • Capital:Population 197 million

  • Population: Area 796,095 sq km 307,374 sq miles, excluding Kashmir

  • Area: Major languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi

  • Major Languages: Major religion Islam

  • Major Religions: Life expectancy 66 years men, 68 years women

  • Life expectancy: Currency Pakistani Rupee

  • Currency: Islamic Re

Things to see in Pakistan

  • Shalimar Gardens

    Completed in 1641, the Shalimar Gardens were the possession of a noble, Pakistani family, a governance not difficult to guess at all, considering the magnificence of this beautiful site. The gardens are laid out over three descending, successive terraces carrying the poetic names of Bestower of Pleasure, Bestower of Goodness and Bestower of Life, each rising four to five meters above the other. Despite the ravishing flowers and lush fruit trees, the flora isn€™t the best attraction of these gardens, as the misleading name might suggest. In fact, most striking are the large pools placed in the middle of the terraces, which receive water from hundreds of fountains (410 in total across the three terraces). The quaint pavilions, porticoed audience halls and marble basins found along the edges of the pools complete a peaceful, dream-like and refreshing corner in the city of Lahore.Shalimar Gardens, G. T. Rd, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Faisal Mosque

    When Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay€˜s design was chosen for the Faisal Mosque, many raised their eyebrows. The project differed from traditional mosque architecture, as it featured contemporary, sleek lines and, most notably, lacked a dome. Construction work began in 1976 and was finally completed ten years later. By then, most criticism had crumbled in front of the imposing, captivating building that now dominates Islamabad, Pakistan€™s capital city, from its elevated position at the foot of the Margalla Hills. The mosque is named after Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz, the Saudi king who suggested the idea of a national Pakistani mosque, and largely financed its construction. The 5,000-square-meter prayer hall is an eight-sided, concrete structure, inspired by the traditional tents of Bedouins, with a capacity for 100,000 worshippers. It€™s surrounded by four 88-metre-high minarets in perfect one-to-one ratio with the base. They were designed as the sides of an imaginary cube, in honor of the

  • Pakistan Monument

    The Pakistan Monument was inaugurated in Islamabad on 23 March 2007 as a national monument embodying the country€™s history, and is in effect rich with significant cultural references. For its design, architect Arif Masood drew inspiration from the figure of a blossoming flower to represent the four provinces and three territories into which Pakistan is subdivided. The structure consists of four bigger €˜petals€™ (the provinces), alternated with three smaller ones (the territories), built in granite and decorated with murals on the inner sides. Seen from above, the monument meaningfully recalls the five-pointed star on Pakistan€™s national flag. Below the petals, a metallic crescent is found, which is inscribed with verses by Pakistan€™s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Indian poet Muhammad Iqbal.Shakar Parian National Park, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    Tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Mazar-e-Quaid)Widely revered as the Great Leader or Father of the Nation throughout Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a pivotal figure in leading the country to independence from the British Empire. A beautiful mausoleum in Karachi, Pakistan€™s largest city and Jinnah€™s hometown, celebrates his memory and is home to his tomb, as well as those of his sister and Pakistan€™s first prime minister. The mausoleum€™s bold design impresses with its striking yet iconic simplicity: a nearly cubic base, with an extension of 75 square meters, topped by a large dome, both clad with splendid white marble. The sanctum can be entered on any of the four entrances, one on every wall, and each situated under an eye-catching Moorish arch. Jinnah€™s tomb lies on an elevated platform rising in the middle of the stunning surrounding park, with beautiful moans and a set of 15 successive fountains that lead the eye towards the mausoleum.Mazar-e-Quaid, Jacob Lines, Karachi, Pakista

  • Minar-e-Pakistan

    On 23 March 1940, the All-India Muslim League passed a resolution that represented the decisive step towards the foundation of Pakistan. Twenty years later, on the site in Lahore where that historical event had taken place, construction work began on a commemorative monument, the Minar-e-Pakistan, which was completed eight years later. The Minar-e-Pakistan is a 62-meter-high minaret rich in symbols standing for the history of Pakistan. The tower is laid on an elevated base, in the shape of a five-pointed star, which comprises of four platforms. The stones used to build each platform are progressively more refined from the bottom up (ranging from uncut stones to polished white marble), to signify the difficult developments but final success of the Pakistan Movement for independence. Like Islamabad€™s Pakistan Monument, this landmark€™s lower part is built in the shape of a blossoming flower, from which the tower rises as a symbol of the country€™s birth. The Minar-e-Pakistan is situated

When to visit in Pakistan

  • Travelling here in winter is generally a no-no as so much of the landscape is covered in snow and so accessibility is nigh on impossible. The best time to visit Pakistan is, therefore, when the snows melt, around May. As we highly advise travelling with a Pakistan expert holiday company, with a local guide, these holiday companies will usually have fixed dates for travel anyway, which makes the decision of when to go much easier.

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