Travel information Twice-weekly flights from Gatwick to Islamabad by British Airways (tel: 01-897 4000). Internal flights by Pakistan International Airlines (tel: 01-741 8066). Cox & Kings, St. James’ Court, Buckingham Gale, London SW1E 6AF (tel: 01-834 7472), includes Pakistan on some of its tour programmes, and will make arrangements and plan special itineraries for individuals to tour the country. The garden setting for Jehangir’s tomb makes a peaceful retreat from city life. AWAY Roofline and skyline in picturesque juxtaposition at Innsbruck in Austria. Mountains of sport Alpine resorts are not solely the playground of ski enthusiasts, reveals Carol Wright THE ALPINE regions of Europe were especially popular with Victorian holiday-makers.
Those pioneering tourists loved to ramble among the steep valleys, search for alpine flowers, paint romantic views, or climb up and admire the dramatic vistas. The sense of adventure and house-party atmosphere were irresistible. Today, the popularity of mountain holidays is returning, not just for those who want to walk or ski, but for those who appreciate that mountain resorts can offer sunshine and sports facilities equal to, and less crowded than, beach resorts. Ski resorts and spas such as Vevey above Lake Lausanne, and Evian with its little mountain resorts like Bernex, are perfect summer places with plentiful accommodation and general sports opportunities.