The Khyber Pakthunkhwa government was developing new tourist spots to promote domestic, mountaineering and adventure sports by approving Rs375 million for the development of 10 new tourists spots in scenic Hazara and Malakand divisions.

KP Tourism Department has approved the development and promotion of 10 new tourism spots in Abbottabad, Swat, Haripur and Upper Dir districts. These 10 tourism spots include six waterfalls, four new tourism sites and tracks along with waterfalls in scenic Sajjikot Havelian, Umrella Abbottabad, Jarogo Swat, Noori and Chajian Haripur and Lamchar Upper Dir districts.

Rs30 million each would be spent on Sajjikot waterfall at Havalian, Umbrella waterfall in Abbottabad and Lamchar waterfall in Dir Upper, Rs 40 million for Jarogo waterfall including site and track in Swat, Rs20 million each for Noori waterfall and nine kilometers long Sattu Bangla track at Thandyani Abbottabad and Rs25 million for Chajian waterfall in Haripur district.

In addition, over 50 kilometres’ tracks for tourists would be developed in Manshera and Abbottabad districts where great scope for mountaineering, adventure and hiking sports exist.

The decision has been taken to reduce tourists’ load on existing destinations including Kalam, Malam Jabba, Madian and Bahrain in Swat, Nathia Gali, Donga Gali, Bagnotar, Thandyani, Harnoi, Khanspoor, Ayubia in Abbottabad, Khanpor in Haripur district besides Komrat valley in Upper Dir districts.