7 Reasons You Should Avoid Visiting Northern Areas on Eid

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There are two types of people; one who celebrates Eid with family and friends, while others who celebrate it by visiting Northern areas. 

Both Eids, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, hold importance in the Islamic Calendar and Muslims celebrate it with all their strength and happiness. This joyous occasion is celebrated by gathering all the relatives and friends, getting “Eidi” in the form of monetary gifts, enjoying the Eid sweets, and talking endlessly on this happy occasion. And this form of celebration marks the first category of people who love to celebrate it with family and friends. 

Going forward to the people whose Eid celebration is in the form of visiting the Northern areas of Pakistan. This category of people gathers a large sum and hence makes it quite difficult for every one of them. So, let’s talk about the 7 most prominent reasons going to Northern areas on Eid is a bad idea.

  1. While a lot of people take their cars, gather family members, and start their journey, they come across a very stressful and tiring traffic problem. The roads connecting Northern areas are very narrow and mostly allow two-way traffic, there is a great likelihood of traffic jams and few hours are increased to long delays. 
  2. After you have overcome the traffic issue and reached the desired northern area, the next issue will be hotel booking. For those who had this plan pre-planned and booking made in advance, this will not be an issue. While others with no advanced bookings, this can create a stressful situation because all the best hotels in the vicinity are pre-booked, leaving you with a not-so-well hotel option.
  3. Even if you do get a place to stay, the fares will be strikingly high and you will be left with no other option than to pay the high rates. Currently, Eids are happening around in the summers and this is the peak season for tourism. Peak seasons are most likely accompanied by high fares by Hotels as well as an eatery, as the locals make a lot of money from tourists. 
  4. People usually visit Northern areas for peace, quiet, views, serenity, and alike. Overcrowdedness is another big issue. All the hotels will be crowded, you will likely hear a lot of chit-chat around, the tourist places will be crowded and you will likely not enjoy as much as you would have in the non-crowded situation. 
  5. Overcrowdedness can give rise to pandemic situations, making an increase in the total number of cases. This is a very serious issue and needs to be kept in mind always.
  6. Going to Northern areas on Eid in the monsoon season can be quite dangerous. Although you can escape the scorching heat, monsoons also bring along chances of land sliding and slippery roads which can make driving fatal. 
  7. Locals of the Northern areas are also Muslims, and they, just like us, need to celebrate Eid with family and friends. We might end up disturbing them by visiting their areas. So, we need to be considerate as well. 

These were some of the obvious ones, there are a lot of other possible reasons.

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