A number of tourists from across the country and abroad have started visiting the hilly areas with the onset of the snowy season. They are enjoying the natural beauty of these areas which include Murree, Malam Jabba, Kalam, Naran, Kaghan, Swat, Hunza, Ziarat, Chitral, Gilgit and Azad Kashmir. The number of tourists is significantly increasing after the first snowfall of the season.
However, the tourists in many places are facing various problems of lodging and increased rates as several hotels and other businesses have already been closed before the start of the current snowfall spell. Some of the roads are also closed due to heavy snowfall.
Visitors are advised to check weather advisories, road situations, and routes before leaving for the tourist destinations.