The famous Khaplu Palace or Khaplu Fort of Gilgit Baltistan

Posted on Mar 13 2013 - 8:16am by visitpak

Your restoration of a nineteenth century building in Gilgit Baltistan’s Khaplu valley offers picked up a worldwide NGO tourism award. The Khaplu Palace and residence (KP&R) of Gilgit Baltistan region restored by the Agha Khan Trust for culture received highly commended in the best in poverty reduction category of the responsible tourism awards 2012. This was the only project from Pakistan that won an award at the prestigious ceremony.

The Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2012 were announced at an awards ceremony held at the world travel market 2012 hosted by renowned BBD Hardtalk host, Stephen Suckur.

Built-in the actual 1840s, the actual Khaplu Palace and property in the then Raja associated with Khaplu has been about the verge collapse if the NGO started out their recovery in 2001. The actual structure is for the north associated with Khaplu Community, regarding 500 kms coming from Gilgit.

Soon after a few a long time associated with do the job, the actual structure has been opened up in order to tourists in Come early July 2011 like a historical past hotel been able from the Tourist Campaign Solutions. The actual hotel offers 21 rooms, which six have been in the actual structure itself.

Using the supervision, more than 60 to 70 percentage associated with cash flow generated on the hotel is usually put in your community, taking into account Khaplu Palace to get a single point level intended for advancement. The actual supervision mentioned the idea applied folks coming from 500 nearby households associated with Khaplu Palace from the restoration in the structure and continues to employ folks coming from 27 households.

The actual accolades rest on the uncomplicated basic principle that each varieties of tourism, coming from area of interest in order to well-known, can easily and really should always be structured in a fashion that keep, areas and advantages the area folks.

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