Historical Places in Pakistan
There are many Historical places in Pakistan. some of them are as:
Mohenjo-Daro is probably the most beautiful historic lace in the country which is popular all throughout the world. It is part of the Larkana District of the province of Sindh and it is just at the right bank of the powerful River Indus. The archeological remains of the place take us back into history till 3000BC. So, this makes it a 5000 years old city which is the oldest amenities known to man after the Chinese. It was also the urbanized and the largest amenities in South Asia. They were first found in the year 1922 but, it was the year 1965 when significant excavations were completed. Now, people come from all over the places to witness this famous site.
Lahore Fort and the Shalamar Gardens – Historical places in Pakistan
These places of Lahore tell about the charismatic methodology of the Mughal family when it comes to making some really attention-grabbing beautiful creations. They both are different places and the royal complexes of the memorable Mughal era. The Fort is very prominently established in the northwest part of the Lahore city which has been renewed several times during its history. The Shalamar Gardens on the different side is the Royal Mughal Gardens with beautiful gardens, fountains and beautiful creations. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1642.
Makli – Historical places in Pakistan
Makli is really a necropolis in the popular and the famous city of Thatta. The story of Makli dates back to the 14th century. People gather here from various parts of the country and also from outside Pakistan for witnessing the amazing buildings and the monuments in the country. The best thing about the place is that it is made with the use of some really top quality stone, shiny tiles and the bricks which represents the real Sindh civilization of the time.
Takht-i-Bahi – Historical places in Pakistan
The literal meaning of Takht-i-Bahi is the ‘spring throne’ which refers to the monastic complex of the Buddhists dating back to the 1st century BC. It is located right up to a 152 m hill and the place is about 16 km from Mardan city and some 80 odd km from the Peshawar city. It has four important parts which are its Stupas courts, monastic complex, tantric complex and a temple complex.
Taxila is a great archeological site that is very much approachable and nearby the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. The history of this city takes us back to the Gandhara era and now it exists the ruins of that civilization. It used to be a very critical place in history for the Hindus and the Buddhists. Further, it still is a great place for visitors and also sacred for the people who follow Hinduism or Buddhism traditions.
The real meaning of Minar-e-Pakistan is the ‘Tower of Pakistan’. It is situated right at the heart of Lahore city and it took about 8 years to complete in the year 1968. The history of this place is that the famous Lahore judgment in the year 1940 was passed at this location by the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam. It has huge gardens all around it and has become one of the finest famous visitor spots of Pakistan.
Rohtas Fort – Historical places in Pakistan
This fort was actually built as a garrison by the then ruler of the area, Sher Shah Suri. It is located near Jhelum, Punjab at a distance of just about 15 km. This fort is loved by all because of its exceptional architecture and apart from this it also beautifully reflects the Islamic architecture of the military. It was made with the help of the architectural intelligence of the designers from the Indian subcontinent & Turkey. It has a very strategic location on top of the hill which gave the then army a good chance to protect themselves against the Ghakkars. Also, read about Shigar Fort.
The Royal Badshahi Mosque is one of the oldest mosques of the region which was constructed in the Mughal Era by the Glorious Emperor Aurangzeb. It was constructed in the year 1671 and today it is the second biggest mosque in the country after Shah Faisal Mosque. Badshahi Mosque can accommodate as much as 100,000 worshippers at a time when all its halls and courtyards are occupied. It was still 1986, that this famous mosque was known as the biggest mosque in the world. But, with Shah Faisal Masjid including several other mosques in the whole world were built which were bigger than this one. But, that doesn’t take away any credit from this mosque as it is still one of the most regularly visited historical places in Pakistan.
Quaid’s Residency – Historical places in Pakistan
Quaid’s Residency is the last place where the great leader Jinnah spent the last few months of his life. It is located in Ziarat which is a pleasant hill station some 3 hours’ drive from the Quetta city of Baluchistan province. Quaid’s Residency has historic importance for the entire nation as the ailing Quaid was advised by his doctors to live in a peaceful area such as Ziarat. It was because of the fresh mountain air and the fragrance of the place which convinced Jinnah to live here.
Islamia College is located in the historic city of Peshawar and it was built by Nawab Abdul Qayyum and George Kepel. It has great historic relevance as the idea here was to develop not only an educational building but also to give a platform for boosting the much needed political activities of the time. It is still in Peshawar and serving students with all the modern knowledge of the time. During the independence movement for Pakistan, Jinnah thrice visited this college to support the youth.