Lonely Planet puts Pakistan in top 10 places to go in 2024

07:44 PM | 31 Oct, 2023
Lonely Planet puts Pakistan in top 10 places to go in 2024

Lonely Planet just revealed its 10 top travel destinations for the year ahead.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the travel publishing business 'Lonely Planet', and to celebrate it, they released a special, Best in Travel 2024 list which has been enlarged to include five categories: top countries, regions, cities, sustainable travel destinations, and best-value spots.

Lonely Planet ranked Mongolia as the top place to visit because of its “wide-open areas, adventurous activities, and distinctive culinary and musical culture." 

Other nations that rank among the top ten are Pakistan, Mexico, St. Lucia, and Croatia; less travelled nations like Uzbekistan and Benin also make the list.

Here is the top 10 list of Lonely Planets best destination to travel in 2024.

1. Mongolia

2. India

3. Morocco

4. Chile

5. Benin

6. Mexico

7. Uzbekistan

8. Pakistan

9. Croatia

10. St. Lucia

According to Lonely Planet, Pakistan is worth a visit. "Pakistan has crazy raw nature, especially in the north. That alone is worth a visit."

Lonely Planet said October is the best month to visit Pakistan when the monsoon season is over and autumn colors are prominent in the Hunza Valley.

Similarly, the valleys of Pakistan and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas leave visitors stunned.

According to the them, the journey to the Karakoram Highway is also unforgettable.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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