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Islamia College, Peshawar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan

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Just north of India is the nation of Pakistan, where tourists are surprised to see the very English games of cricket and hockey playing out amid landscapes that are punctuated with mountains and cities that are crowned by eclectic and fascinating architecture. 

Why go?

Find cheap flights to Pakistan to discover this eternally evolving Asian country.

This former British colony has plenty to offer in the way of tourism highlights. From bustling and scintillating cities, such as Islamabad, Hyderabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, to the glorious vistas - sometimes green, sometimes snow-capped, always impressive - it would be difficult to get bored in Pakistan.

Of course the majority of those looking for flights to Pakistan from the UK are those of Pakistani descent. There are more than one million British Pakistanis living in the UK and many return to their ancestral homeland to see family or to simply connect with the land of their fathers.

The capital city of Islamabad is modern and sprawling and visitors never miss a chance to see the striking Faisal Mosque, one of the biggest in the world. Hyderabad, also known as the City of Pearls, is a former trade centre and packed with ancient monuments and busy bazaars. The former capital of Karachi still buzzes like a capital - not surprising given the ever-growing population of more than 20million. For history and culture, flights to Lahore are perfect as shadows of the British Raj and the ancient Mughal Empire are still cast far and wide here. Sitting in a valley near the Khyber Pass, Peshawar feels more like the Middle East than South Asia.

Whatever your reason for visiting this mystifying land, TravelSupermarket can help you to get there and find a place to stay.

How to get there?

Direct flights to Pakistan are available from a surprising number of UK departure points, with journeys taking as little as eight hours.

There are many people in the UK that have family links to Pakistan so it's not surprising that there is a great deal of choice when it comes to cheap flights to Pakistan. Pakistan International Airlines operates regular flights from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds Bradford airports, which fly direct to Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. Connecting flights are available to take you onto destinations such as Peshawar and Hyderabad.

Additionally, there are a wide range of options with other airlines that operate one-stop services. Fly with Emirates via Dubai, Etihad via Abu Dhabi and Qatar Airways via Doha: these offer the best choice of timings, prices and options.

Getting to and from the airport

Find out about transport options after you've touched down in Pakistan.

Whichever airport you arrive at (there are five major international airports: Jinnah International in Karachi (KHI), Allama Iqbal International in Lahore (LHE), Islamabad/Benazir Bhutto International (ISB), Quetta International (UET), and Bacha Khan International (PEW), which is in Peshawar), there are plenty of choices to get you where you want to be.

Licensed taxis will be waiting in official ranks outside arrivals terminals at all of the major airports 24 hours a day. Check if fixed rates are in operation or agree a price with your driver before you travel. You might also find minibuses that will take you direct to your destination. Though cheaper, you'll share your transport with other passengers who might get dropped off before you so the journey could take a little longer.

Public transport will also be available. Whether you use bus or train services, prices will be reasonable.

You can also hire a car at any of the major airports to make your own way to destinations in Pakistan.

Where to stay?

Find a Pakistan hotel to suit your taste and budget with the help of TravelSupermarket.

There's no shortage of hotels in this fast-paced and energetic country.

In the main cities of Islamabad, Hyderabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, you will discover a wide range of hotels, from cheap rooms with basic facilities, to five-star hotels offering every amenity you could dream of. International brands, such as Marriott, Ramada and Best Western, operate hotels in the cities, while the Pakistani Pearl-Continental brand runs a number of good four-star hotels across Pakistan. Check in at modern hotels, opt for colonial-style lodgings, or go for hotels featuring traditional Pakistani style.

Whatever kind of stay you're hoping for, you can book flights and hotels with TravelSupermarket and begin your journey to Pakistan.