Blogs Posts in Punjab category; 32 blog posts

Head Marala, Sialkot

Head Marala, Sialkot

Head Marala (a hydro engineering project) is situated on River Chenab near Sialkot in Punjab Province. It is a flood & flow control system on the river. The headwork was built in 1968 & has two major water channels i.e. Mar [...]

Posted On : Oct, 12 2012 | Comments : 0

Iqbal Manzil, Sialkot

Iqbal Manzil, Sialkot

Allama Iqbal the great philosopher, poet and politician who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement was born on 9th November 1877 in a place now known as Iqbal Manzil in Sialkot. His father Sha [...]

Posted On : Oct, 11 2012 | Comments : 0

Fort Munro, Dera Ghazi Khan

Fort Munro, Dera Ghazi Khan

Fort Munro is a hill station in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab. It is around 85 km from the city in Sulaiman Mountain Range at Punjab border connecting to Balochistan. The height of hill station is around 6,470 feet above sea level. &nbs [...]

Posted On : Jun, 22 2012 | Comments : 0

Mela Chiraghan, Lahore

Mela Chiraghan is a major event in Lahore. It is called Festival of Lights.  The event is a three day annual festival celebrated to mark the URS (death anniversary) of Punjabi Sufi Poet & Saint Shah Hussain  The Urs is held [...]

Posted On : Jun, 21 2012 | Comments : 0

Horse & Cattle Show

The agricultural centers of Pakistan e.g. Lahore, Sahiwal, Dera Ismail Khan & Sibi become alive for Horse & Cattle Shows which are held every year from February till March. The National horse and cattle show in Lahore is held at the For [...]

Posted On : Jun, 21 2012 | Comments : 0

Besakhi Festival, Hasan Abdaal

Baisakhi Festival is held from 12th to 14th April at Panja Sahib Gurudawara in Hasanabdal near Taxila.    This festival is of religious importance for Sikh Nation and is celebrated to commemorate the day on which they were g [...]

Posted On : Jun, 21 2012 | Comments : 0

Soon Sakesar Valley, Punjab

Soon Sakaser Valley is situated in Salt Range Area at the juncture of Chakwal & Mianwali districts in Punjab. The valley is 76 km long and 19 km wide. It is surrounded by mountains; Sakesar is the highest with height of 4990 feet.   [...]

Posted On : Jun, 20 2012 | Comments : 0

Pakistan Monument & Museum, Islamabad

Pakistan Monument & Museum, Islamabad

Pakistan Monument is a beautiful landmark designed by famous architect Arif Masood.  It is located at Shakar Parian Hill in Islamabad.   The building structure is of a blossoming flower which exemplifies the four [...]

Posted On : Jun, 07 2012 | Comments : 0

Lok Virsa Museum, Islamabad

Lok Virsa Museum, Islamabad

Lok Virsa (The National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage) is in Islamabad near at Garden Avenue near Shakarparian Hills.   The Museum is a platform for creating awareness of cultural legacy by collecting, documentin [...]

Posted On : Jun, 07 2012 | Comments : 0

Harappa, Sahiwal Punjab

Harappa, Sahiwal Punjab

Harappa was discovered in 1826 and first excavated in 1920 and 1921 by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is located 35 km west of Sahiwal on the bank of River Ravi, Punjab.   The archeological site is part o [...]

Posted On : Jun, 06 2012 | Comments : 0

Taxila Museum, Punjab

Taxila Museum, Punjab

Taxila Museum is located 35 km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road to Peshawar. This is a site museum and its collection consists of objects from the period 600 B.C to 500 AD related to Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religions. Most of the [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 1

Shalimar Garden, Lahore

Shalimar Garden, Lahore

The Shalimar Gardens are located near Baghbanpura along the Grand Trunk Road some 5 kilometers northeast of Lahore city center. They were built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1641-2. The garden is symbolized by enclosing walls, a [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 1

Shakar Parian Hills, Islamabad

Shakarparian hills (Islamabad) are situated near Zero Point. They are 609 meters above sea level. Its terraced garden offers pleasant and sweeping vistas of Margalla and Murree hills, Rawal Lake, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The garden has a [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad

Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad

The largest mosque of Pakistan, Faisal Mosque was built in and completed in 1986 with the funding of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. The Arab traditional way of living has transformed its design into a a desert Bedouin [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

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