Tourism being one of the greatest and fastest growing industries of the world is contributing
significantly to the development of countries and the host communities. But this industry is
facing many problems in most of the developing countries including Pakistan. Most of the issues are raised due to
lack of planning which not only dissatisfies the tourists but also has negative impacts on the local communities.
Unplanned tourism not only affects the host guest relationship but also the
tourism resources of an area. The study in hand is author’s part of PhD
research and highlights the problems of host regions caused by tourism in
Pakistan, taking Kaghan valley as case study. The results of the study show
that if proper measures are not taken well in time, the unplanned tourism
will destroy the natural and socio-cultural environment of the valley very
1-Anas Mahmud Arif PhD Scholar, Department of Archaeology,Hazara University Mansehra, Kp, Pakistan.2-Shakir Ullah Associate Professor,Department of Archaeology,Hazara University Mansehra, Kp, Pakistan.3-Abdul Samad Director,Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Tourism, Kaghan Valley, Problems, Tourists, Local Community, Tourism Resources, Socio Cultural Environments