Must Visit Historical Places in Pakistan
With its history linked with that of the subcontinent, Pakistan is a culturally rich country, with its roots sunk deep in the Mughal era. Pakistan is known for its traditions, cultures and food. However, one thing that Pakistan is underrated about is its history.
Pakistan, as mentioned above, is rich in its history, with many emperors ruling over the country, they all left their mark in various parts of Pakistan, not just the ones who ruled over the country, but there were many emperors belonging to different parts of the world that left a mark, while passing through the country.
Let’s see the most famous Historical places in Karachi.
Hiran Minar, Sheikhupura
Known as “The Deer Tower”, the minar was built upon request of the Emperor Jahangir in the honor of his pet antelope named Mansraj.
The minar was built in the 17th century and is accessible from Lahore via M2 Motorway.
From afar, you can see the four minarets touching the sky, being 30 feet long. The structure also has a grand pool and a pavilion, which adds to Hiran Minaar’s beauty and grace.
The historical site is in close proximity to the Sheikhupura Fort, so if you visit the Hiran Minaar, you can also visit the Sheikupura Fort.
Noor Mahal, Bahawalpur
Spread over an area of 44,600 square feet, Noor Mahal has 32 rooms, including 6 verandas and 5 domes.
It was built in 1875, by the Nawab of Bhawalpur. An interesting fact about the Mahal, underneath the structure, a map of the city and some gold coins are buried.
The interior of the building, just like the exterior, also screams elegance and beauty. Most of the furniture inside the mahal was imported from England and Italy. The Mahal also acts as a museum showcasing the personal belongings of the Nawab families.
Mohenjo Daro, Sindh
Built around 2500 BC, the site is also known as the “Mound of the Dead Men”. It is the largest and oldest settlement of the Indus valley. This historical site is also the most mysterious civilizations, it is speculated that the civilization was abandoned in the 19th century, no one knows why.
The site is located on the west side of the Indus River, the Larkana District of the province Sindh.
Mohenjo Daro is a UNESCO world heritage site, just like the Rohtas Forts and the Shalimar Gardens. Furthermore, the government of Pakistan has nominated the Wazir Khan Mosque and the Tomb of Jahangir, Lahore, to be included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
A symbol of nationalism and patriotism, Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore is located right in the heart of the city. The tower’s construction was completed in 1968. It is the very same place, where the All-India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution on 23rd March 1940, which one can see written on the walls of the Minar-e-Pakistan in Urdu, Bengali and English.
The tower is about 70 meters tall, with the base designed as petals. The petals are 9 meters high.
These are the most famous historical sites in Pakistan. For more information related to the tourism industry or real estate, head onto JagahOnline Blogs, and follow us on Facebook.