Hội An Abbasi Masjid is a mosque and national heritage site in the Cholistan Desert region of Pakistan. It was built in 1849 by the local ruler Nawab Bahawal Khan and is modeled after the Jama Masjid, Delhi, and Lahore’s Moti Masjid. The mosque is built out of white marble with a dark, golden color dome. The mosque is surrounded by ruins dating back to various times in history, including the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. The seasonal Hakra River flows next to it during the Monsoon season. Abbasi Mosque is situated adjacent to Derawar Fort. The fort lies on its west and a necropolis is situated further towards the east. The area can be reached via a narrow road from Bahawalpur, through the Cholistan Desert.
The series of tombs called Akbari Sarai is situated between the tombs of Jahangir and Asif Khan. The open courtyard of the Sarai is flanked on all sides by a raised terrace where are built rows of small cells, numbering 180, fronted with a verandah and a common open passage. The corners of the Sarai are graced by Burgis. The Sarai has two stately gateways of the usual Mughal style, one on the north and the other on the south.
Archaeological Site of Ranigat
Located in the Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ranigat is situated on the top of a ridge. The remains of the largest Buddhist monastic complex in the region reside there. It is a 2500-year-old Buddhist archaeological site belonging to the Gandhara civilization.
The Bab-e-Khyber, or the Khyber Gate, was built in 1964 at the mouth of the fabled Khyber Pass, where the Jamrud Fort is also located. The pass itself is a witness to history and has seen countless invaders and great warriors enter the rich lands of the subcontinent to seek their fortunes and build empires. A notable few, like Chandragupta Maurya, have also gone the other way, into Afghanistan. The Pass itself is 16 kilometers north of Peshawar, towards the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Starting from the foothills of the Suleiman Range at Jamrud, it gradually rises to an elevation of 1,066 meters above sea level.
Badshahi Mosque is another extraordinary structure and a historical place worth visiting in Pakistan. It is a gigantic mosque that stands out from all of the settled mosques in Pakistan, and it is considered the second greatest mosque in Pakistan after Shah Faisal Mosque. The main attraction to this mosque is its architecture, and though it was constructed in the year 1671, the kind of technique and craftsmanship that went into its construction is still a marvel up to the present times.
Banbhore or Bhambore is an ancient city dating to the 1st century BC located in Sindh, Pakistan. The city ruins lie on the N-5 National Highway, 65 km east of Karachi. It dates back to the Scythe-Parthian era and was later controlled by Muslims from the 8th to 13th century after which it was abandoned. Remains of one of the earliest known mosques in the region dating back to 727 AD are still preserved in the city. In 2004, the Department of Archaeology and Museums Pakistan submitted the site for UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Rajput Bhati Gate is one of the historic thirteen gates of the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Bhati Gate also serves as a union council located in the Ravi Zone. The gate is located near Data Darbar and is similar in design to Kashmiri Gate.
This mosque with white pillars in Bhodesar is a small marble and limestone structure near the pond embankment is built in 1436 AD. It was built by Mehmood Shah Bin Zaffar Shah, ruler of Gujrat. The mosque is located 5 km from the town of Nagarparkar.
Caravanserai Gor Khatri
Mughal -Caravanserai Gor Khatri is a historical place located at the famous location of Peshawar. It is the oldest place in Peshawar and now it is used as Government offices and houses. Mughal -Caravanserai Gor Khatri is a well-known point of interest and it is also used as a landmark in this city.
The Chaaqchan Mosque is a mosque located in the city of Khaplu, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Dating from 1370, the mosque is one of the oldest in the region and dates from the time when the area’s populace converted masses from Buddhism to Islam. The mosque’s design is heavily influenced by architecture from the Kashmir Valley and was likely also built by Kashmiri craftsmen.
In the historic city of Lahore, on the road that led southwards to Multan, the Chauburji gateway remains of an extensive garden known to have existed in Mughal times. The establishment of this garden is attributed to Mughal Princess Zeb-un-Nisa, 1646 AD, which appears in one of the inscriptions on the gateway. The gateway consists of four towers and contains much of the brilliant tile work with which the entire entrance was once covered.
These tombs represent the structure of early Islamic cemeteries. It is located 29 km east of Karachi, nearby the N-5 National Highway. The Chaukhandi tombs are famous for having elaborate sandstone carvings.
The visit to the India-Pakistan border to Choorio Village where there is a Hindu temple Kali Mai Temple at the top of the hill is possible through 4×4, which can be hired from Nagarparkar Bazaar. We paid Rs 3,000 for Churia Village and Kasbo Village, It was one and a half-hour tough ride, we went in monsoon season it was beautiful usually this vast piece of land is under the scorching sun for the rest of the year, but during the rainy season this place comes alive, the village itself is surrounded from three sides by Great Rann of Kutch which is a salt marsh in fact reputed to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world.
Darbar Mahal is one of the masterpieces of that era, standing tall as a testimony to the sagacity and prosperity of the Abbasi rulers. According to the archaeologists, the architectural style of Darbar Mahal cleverly blended both local and foreign influence, particularly that of Delhi, Mughal, Sikh, and even Europe. History shows that Bahawalpur emerged as the Abbasi’s new royal capital and the heart of Abbasi’s architecture in India after Derawar after few palaces including the Darbar Mahal were constructed in Bahawalpur, which is why it is often known as the “Princely State” in the local culture. Darbar Mahal was built by Nawab Bahawal Khan (V) in 1904. Originally conceived as the “Bhawal Garh”; the palace was completed in 1905 and was dedicated to one of the wives of the Nawab.
Delhi Gate is one of six remaining historic gates of the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan. Delhi Gate and the adjacent Shahi Hammam were restored in 2015 by the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan.
Dharmarajika Stupa is the earliest Buddhist monument in Pakistan. It was one of eight shrines constructed in the 3rd century B.C. during the reign of Emperor Asoka of the Mauryan dynasty to house relics of the Buddha. Over time the shrine was continually expanded, reaching its largest size in the 2nd century A.D. Now a ruin, the stupa was once coated with lime plaster and gilding, though these have fallen away along with a seven-tier umbrella stone that once crowned the top. Near the stupa are the remains of vast monasteries that are barely distinguishable but for the foundation stones.
Shah Faisal Masjid is the greatest mosque in Pakistan, Completed in 1986, it was laid out by a Turkish engineer, shaped like a leave Bedouin’s tent with the four minarets which add to its magnificence and make it as a striking picture of Islamabad all through the world. The task of the Shah Faisal Mosque was finished with the monetary help of Saudi Arabia. It is the considerable draftsman place of the present time. It is prescribed that at whatever point you have an opportunity to visit Islamabad you should visit Shah Faisal Mosque.
The majestic remains of the Talpur Dynasty of Khairpur are the Faiz Mahal. It is a grand architectural masterpiece. The unique traditional culture and traditional work of art seem to have swept over the real splendor. The details on the walls of the palace are exquisitely designed, exhibiting the fine art of the people of the past era. Besides, there are other palaces, tomb sites in Kot Diji and the surrounding areas.
Frere Hall is one of the finest architecture of the British Colonial Era which is one of the most significant tourist spots in Karachi. The hall was built in the honor of Sir Henry Bartle Frere who was acknowledged for his services in the promotion of the regional economic development and in making Sindhi the one and only official language of the Sindh region. The hall served as the largest library in the region for quite a number of years which was later abandoned for some reason. The hall however reopened for the public just recently in the year 2011.
General Post Office Lahore
The General Post Office is the main post office in Lahore, Pakistan. Located at GPO Chowk on Mall Road near Anarkali, the GPO is Pakistan’s largest. On average, it handles 20,000 pieces of mail per day. It was built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and replaced the telegraph office of Anarkali Bazar. The building was designed and built by Sir Ganga Ram, one of the leading architects of that time, and was built near the shrine of the 17th-century saint Shah Chiragh.
Grand Jamia Mosque
Grand Jamia Mosque Lahore is a mosque located in Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan. With a capacity of 70,000 worshippers, it is the third-largest mosque in Pakistan and the fourteenth largest mosque in the world. Designed by Nayyar Ali Dada, it was inaugurated on Eid al-Adha on 6 October 2014. It can accommodate 25,000 worshipers indoors, while the courtyard and corridor leading to the main halls of worship can accommodate a total of 70,000. The architecture is influenced by Badshahi Masjid, Wazir Khan Mosque, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with construction costs of over 4 billion rupees.
Graveyard Makli Hill
Makli Necropolis is one of the largest funerary sites in the world, spread over an area of 10 square kilometers near the city of Thatta, in the Pakistani province of Sindh. The site houses approximately 500,000 to 1 million tombs built over the course of a 400 year period. Makli Necropolis features several large funerary monuments belonging to royalty, various Sufi saints, and esteemed scholars. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 as an “outstanding testament” to Sindhi civilization between the 14th and 18th centuries.
Gulzar Palace is located in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Its construction ended in 1875 on neoclassical lines. It belonged to the Nawab of Bahawalpur princely state. There are different opinions regarding the purpose of construction. Few people are of the opinion that Nawab Sadiq Muhammad IV built the palace for his wife.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also called Kartarpur Sahib, is a gurdwara in Kartarpur, located in Shakargarh, Narowal District, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is built on the historic site where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, settled and assembled the Sikh community after his missionary travels and lived for 18 years until his death in 1539. It is one of the holiest sites in Sikhism, alongside the Golden Temple in Amritsar and Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib.
Gurdwara Dehra Sahib
Gurudwara Dehra Sahib is situated opposite the Royal mosque or Shahi Masjid. At the place, after torturing, the fifth Guru was drowned into the Ravi. At that time, the Ravi flowed along the wall of the fort. The Guru after enduring the most unheard and unseen tortures, without repining, merged into the eternal light on 30th May 1606. In A.D. 1619, when the sixth Guru Hargobind visited this historical place, he got a memorial rostrum built here to commemorate the martyrdom of his Guru-father. Maharaja Ranjit Singh got built a small but beautiful Gurdwara.
Harappa, an archaeological site, is at a distance of 24 km from Sahiwal. Its name is driven from a modern village located near the former course of the Ravi River that is at a distance of 6 km from the site. The site of the ancient city contains the ruins of the Bronze Age, which was part of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Haveli of Maharaja Naunihal Singh
The Haveli of Nau Nihal Singh is a haveli mansion located in Lahore, Pakistan. Dating from the Sikh era of the mid-19th century, the haveli is considered to be one of the finest examples of Sikh architecture in Lahore and is the only Sikh-era haveli that preserves its original ornamentation and architecture.
Haveli of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Ranjit Singh, the future leader of the Sikh Empire, was born in this stately haveli on November 13, 1780. His father, Mahan Singh was the leader of the Sukerchakia Misl, one of many small principalities that arose in Punjab as Mughal rule faltered. Of necessity, the haveli reflected the wealth and eminence of Mahan Singh’s position, and his authority to rule, though the haveli was less ostentatious than many later examples such as the Omar Hayat Mahal in Chiniot or the Nau Nihal Singh haveli, built by one of Ranjit Singh’s descendants.
Heer Ranjha Tomb
Heer and Ranjha’s tomb is the tomb of Heer Ranjha situated in Jhang, Pakistan. Heer and Ranjha are some of several popular romantic folklore of the Indian subcontinent. There are several poetic narrations of the tragic story, the most famous being ‘Heer’ by Waris Shah written in 1766. Jhang was Heer’s native place therefore they were buried here. Every year during Muharram the Urs is held at the tomb.
Hiran Minar was built by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. He built this Minar in remembrance of his pet Deer when it was hunted mistakenly. This deer tower is situated in Pakistan city Sheikhupura. In the 1600s this place was famous for hunting. Once Mughal Emperor was hunting at this place, he mistakenly hunted down his own deer. He was very guilty of killing his own pet, that’s why he ordered to build this minaret. This is an amazing historical sight which should be visited once in life.
Islamia College is located in the historic city of Peshawar and it was established 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 encourage the youth.
Jamia Mosque Khudabad
Khudabad is an old ruined fortified city between Sehwan and Dadu about seven miles south of the letter place. It was for some time the capital of Kalhoras before they finally settled down at Hyderabad. In the midst of the ruins of the old town stands the great massive Jamia Masjid. It has been lavishly adorned with enameled tiles. On either side of the entrance of the mosque is a beautiful panel which is quite the best thing in tiles to be found in Sindh. Unlike the general run of design, which however floral the patterns are sis posed more or less in geometrical forms. It represents a tall and graceful plant lily order whose leaves, flowers and buds sprout from the central stem and fall over right and left in easy natural curves.
Janabad Seated Buddha
The huge image of a seated Buddha carved into a high rock face of reddish color that rises on the hillside to the southwest of Janabad village. It is situated at a distance of 5km to the N-E of Manglawar. This huge image of the Buddha can also be visible from the road, on the right side when one is on the way to Malamjaba.
Jaulian Buddhist Monastery
Jaulian is a ruined Buddhist monastery dating from the 2nd century CE, located in Pakistan. Jaulian is located in Haripur District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near the provincial border with Punjab and the city of Taxila. Jaulian, along with the nearby monastery at Mohra Muradu, forms part of the Ruins of Taxila a collection of excavations that were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
Kargah Buddha is an archaeological site located about 6 miles outside of Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is a carved image of a large standing Buddha, some 50 feet high, in the cliff-face in Karghah Nala. The carving, which is in a style also found in Baltistan, probably dates to the 7th century. Kargah Buddha is located at the junction of two rivulets or ravines, the Kargah and Shukogah, about 6 miles west of the town of Gilgit.
Katas Raj Temple
Katas Raj is located near the interchange for the town of Kallar Kahar off the M2 Motorway which links Islamabad to Lahore. The complex is located alongside the road that connects Kallar Kahar to Choa Saidan Shah near the village of Dulmial. The temple’s pond is said in the Puranas to have been created from the teardrops of Shiva after he wandered the Earth inconsolable after the death of his wife Sati. The pond occupies an area of two canals and 15 marlas, with a maximum depth of 20 feet.
Khunjerab Pass is a high mountain pass in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan and on the southwest border of China. The Khunjerab Pass is the highest paved international border crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway. The roadway across the pass was completed in 1982 and has superseded the unpaved Mintaka and Kilik Passes as the primary passage across the Karakoram Range. The choice of Khunjerab Pass for Karakoram Highway was decided in 1966: China citing the fact that Mintaka would be more susceptible to air strikes recommended the steeper Khunjerab Pass instead.
The Lal Haveli is a famous Haveli as well as the political center for the Pakistani politician Sheikh Rashid Ahmad. It is located in the central part of old Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan near Raja Bazaar. The haveli was built by Dhan Raj Sehgal who left for India leaving the Haveli to his mistress Budhan Bai and thence it is said to have been the abode of that woman before the independence of Pakistan.
Lal Mahara Graveyard
Lal Mahara site is an important Islamic Architecture site dated back to the 11th and 12th centuries A D. The site consists of eleven monumental tombs and more than 120 graves. But only four tombs and some graves in dilapidated condition were surviving at the time of protection while the rest seven tombs were completely razed to the ground only their traces are visible. The rest four tombs have been preserved and restored only. Presently the site is well preserved and free from encroachment.
Makli also is known as necropolis is another ancient history in Pakistan. Necropolis is located in the renowned historical city Thatta in Sindh province. It has an outstanding historical value in the province of Sindh. This monument is built using the best quality stones and bricks. People from Pakistan and foreigners come to explore this historic place built in amazing historical architecture.
Mansehra Rock Edicts
Mansehra Rock Edicts are fourteen edicts of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, inscribed on rocks in Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The edicts are cut into three boulders and date back to 3rd century BC and they are written in the ancient Indic script of Gandhara culture, Kharosthi.
Manthal Buddha Rock
The Manthal Buddha is located near the village of Manthal on the Skardu side of Satpara Lake. The Tourism Department has been developed and constructed Information Center at Manthal Buddha. The Manthal Buddha just before the Lake where you walk a few minutes down the road and cross a small stream and up the hill to the boulder. The rock represents the Golden Era of the center, with two standing Buddhas on either side. The sitting Buddha is surrounded on all sides by 20 smaller seated Buddhas.
The final resting place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is situated in the middle of the city of Karachi. Its humongous and well-lit presence is one of the attractive tourist spots in Sindh for everyone. Always crowded with people, Mazar e Quaid is the perfect spot to observe the different kinds of Pakistanis.
It is considered to be one of the most important Neolithic (6500 BCE to c. 2500 BCE) sites in archaeology. Mehrgarh is the second oldest Indus Valley civilization site after Bhirrana, Haryana, India, according to the Archaeological Survey of India report. It is situated on the Kacchi Plain of Balochistan, Pakistan.
Minar-e-Pakistan is a standing historical tower of Pakistan, where the Pakistan Resolution was passed on 23 March 1940. This tower is a known tower of Pakistan where the birth of Pakistan’s decision was made. It is a birth symbol of Pakistan too. It is located in Lahore in a large Park. From its top almost the whole city of Lahore is visible. Many travelers when travel to Lahore must visit this place.
Mohabat Khan Mosque
Mohabbat Khan Mosque was made in the era of the Mughal Emperor in 1670 A.D. It’s named after Mohabbat khan, the Governor of Peshawar valley, who funded its construction. Masjid Mahabat Khan is the mere structure that stands nowadays during a slim ally of the “Andar Shehar Bazaar” of the recent town, that reminds of the glory of the Mughal kingdom and also their love for construction, Specially the mosques. The masque was later rebuilt by the Great British Government. The Masjid is open to tourists day and night, except throughout the prayers timings and especially the afternoon Friday prayers.
Mohenjo-Daro is probably the most attractive historic lace in the country which is famous all through the world. It is part of the Larkana District of the province of Sindh and it is just at the right bank of the mighty River Indus. The archeological ruins of the place take us back into history till 3000BC. So, this makes it a 5000 years old city which is the oldest civilization known to man after the Chinese. It was also the urbanized and largest civilization in South Asia. They were first discovered 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 historic site.
Wah Gardens, also known as Mughal Garden Wah, is a garden complex dating back to the era of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, located at Wah village, of Hasan Abdal, in Punjab, Pakistan. The site was largely abandoned after Mughal rule, and while it lied in ruins for a number of years, it is now being restored by the Pakistan Department of Archaeology.
Multan Garrison Mess
Multan is one of the most ancient cities of the Asian subcontinent. Its history can be traced to the time of the Mahabharata war. Multan Garrison Mess is one of the oldest buildings of Multan. Multan garrison mess is a beautiful place containing beautiful buildings. People choose this place for arranging marriage parties, dinners, and Concerts.
Noor Mahal is a stunning palace located in Bhawalpur Pakistan. It is considered a hidden gem of Pakistan. It is not located in a much-developed city that is why it was not much popular among tourists before. This beautiful building was built by a British engineer in 1875; its construction was an inspiration of Italian styles. It is a well-known palace open for the general public to visit.
Omar Hayat Mahal
Omar Hayat Mahal also spelled Umer Hayat Mahal, and alternatively known as Gulzar Manzil, is an early 20th-century wooden haveli mansion in Chiniot, Pakistan. The mansion was started in 1923 and was completed by 1935. The mansion, originally 5-storeys tall, was built by Sheikh Omar Hayat – a Chinioti businessman who had made his fortune in Calcutta. The edifice displays outstanding examples of Chiniot’s local woodworking style and has been described as an “ornament” of a building on account of its lavishly decorated interior.
You can really visit the Pakistan Monument on an indistinguishable day from the Lok Virsa Museum as they are to a great degree close by. Simply one more 5 minutes drive up the street, you’ll witness the national landmark, which is spoken to by its shape the four principal petals speak to Pakistan’s four regions while the three littler petals speak to its three domains. Likewise situated before the landmark is a wax historical center where you can pick up everything about Pakistan’s history.
The Historic Poonch house was built by Poonch Singh; it is situated on Adam Jee road in Saddar Rawalpindi. The house has served as a rest house for many kings and princesses in various Eras, during the Zia-Ul-Haq rule military courts were also held in this house. It is visited by a large number of tourists on a daily basis. Poonch House is Located at a distance of 7 kilometers from Rawalpindi, 18 kilometers from Islamabad, 376 kilometers from Lahore, 187 kilometers from Peshawar, and 912 kilometers from Quetta, and 1462 kilometers from Karachi.
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 picturesque hill station some 3 hours’ drive from the Quetta city of Baluchistan province. It has historic relevance for the entire nation as the ailing Quaid was recommended 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.
Rehman Dheri or sometimes Rahman Dheri is a Pre-Harappan Archaeological Site situated near Dera Ismail Khan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. This is one of the oldest urbanized centers found to date in South Asia. Dated about 3300 BC, the site is situated 22 kilometers north of Dera Ismail Khan.
Saidu Sharif Stupa
The Saidu Sharif Stupa, excavated under the name Saidu Sharif I, is a sacred area of Buddhist located near the city of Saidu Sharif, at the foot of the mountains that separate the river valley Saidu from that of the river Jambil, in the Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The sacred area consists of two terraces built on the slope of the hill, through a cut in the rock on the north side. Artificial terracing includes one stūpa, surrounded by smaller monuments, and a monastery.
Saidpur Village situated on the slopes of Margalla Hills in Islamabad is one of the oldest villages of Pakistan. More than five hundred years old Saidpur Village is known for its heritage, history, and folklore. These days the village is serving as one of the favorite picnic places in Islamabad for both local and foreign visitors. The village inclining on the slopes of Margalla Hills presents an attractive view in the soft light of morning and evening.
Sadiq Garh Palace
This magnificent palace is located in a lost county of Dera Nawab Sahib, in Bhawalpur district. Once a headquarters of one of the richest princely states; today is hidden in the political & public negligence. The Sadiq Garh palace was constructed in 1882 by the ruler of Bhawalpur Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan with a total expenditure of 15 Lac rupees. It is said to be designed by Italian architects.
Roshni Gate or Gate of Lights is one of the thirteen gates within the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It was the main entry into Lahore for emperors and nobles during the Mughal and later Sikh periods. Its extended height and width are a testament to its use by emperors’ caravans of elephants. Since the Ravi river once flowed alongside the northern wall of the Lahore Fort and the Badshahi Mosque, the gate was profusely illuminated during the night to aid travelers. It is for this reason that the gate has been named “Roshnai Darwaza” or the “gate of light”. It is considered to be the oldest of Lahore’s gates and is the only gate that has been preserved in its original shape.
Just a 20min walk from the Gandhara Castle Resort, Masjid Rajgan is located on the edge of Khanpur Dam reservoir. The historical Masjid was built by Raja Sultan Jehandad Khan in 1872. The structure of the Masjid is still in good shape but at the same time, it is neglected and abandoned by the local people. “People occasionally gather here for Eid prayers, but it is not in daily use.”
Sethi House Museum
Sethi houses are situated in the Mohallah Sethian. The Mohallah Sethian, the Commune of Sethis, named after the Sethis, had been famous for its titleholders and their love of architecture representing the most productive dealers, their kafilahs reaching the farthermost areas of Central Asia and on the far side of czarist Russia, they’d take back valuable physical objects from those far off lands. The Sethi Houses thus became the soul of Peshawar’s residential architecture. These houses are a unique masterpiece, an art of Gandhara Civilization and South Asia.
Shah Jahan Mosque
The Shah Jahan Mosque, also known as the Jamia Masjid of Thatta, is a 17th-century building that serves as the central mosque for the city of Thatta, in the Pakistani province of Sindh. The mosque was built during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who bestowed it to the city as a token of gratitude. The mosque is considered to have the most elaborate display of tile work in South Asia and is also notable for its geometric brickwork – a decorative element that is unusual for Mughal-period mosques.
Located in Wazir Khan Mosque, Shahi Hammams built on Persian architectural styles are famous and historic archaeological masterpieces of the Mughal Empire. Shahi Hammams were built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. Shahi Hammams were restored by the Agha Khan Trust of Culture from 2013 to 2015 with the help of the Government of Norway; the team got an award from UNESCO in 2016 for the best restoration work.
Chitral holds yet another marvel of history, the Shahi Masjid. The architecture of the building portrays the strong and rich heritage of Chitral. The Masjid was constructed in 1924 AD, by the Mehtar of Chitral.
Shalimar’s garden was built by Shah Jahan for her wife. It is one of the most beautiful and amazing creations of the Mughals, which is now an appealing spot for tourists to visit. These Gardens are located in the northeast of Lahore city. It is being renovated many times in a year for its excavation. These gardens are beautifully constructed having well-formed lawns and fascinating fountains.
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 situated right up a 152 m hill and the place is about 16 km from Mardan city and some 80 odd km from Peshawar city. It has four major parts which are its Stupas courts, monastic complex, tantric complex, and 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 period and now it holds the ruins of that civilization. It used to be a very critical place in the history of 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.
Retaining the history and heritage of Karachi, The Dawood Foundation restored and renovated a 1930’s house. TDF Ghar is open to the public with an aim to promote informal learning spaces in Karachi. It is a platform where people from all ethnicities can come together to share their culture and indulge in discussions about science and arts. TDF Ghar is a tribute to this city. With a view of the Mazar-e-Quaid and original hand-crafted tiles, Hajiani Hanifa Bai’s 1930s home is an enchanting sanctuary in the heart of old Karachi’s Jamshed Quarters. The home retains its heritage features but has been transformed into a public space, to re-live the true spirit of residents of this old cosmopolitan city.
Tilla Jogian is an abandoned Hindu temple and monastic complex located on the summit of the Tilla Jogian mountain in the Salt Range of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The complex was the most important center for Hindu yogis in Punjab prior to 1947 and had housed hundreds of ascetics. The site is also important in Sikhism for its association with the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak.
Tomb of Anar Kali
The tomb of ‘Anarkali’ traditionally belongs to Nadira Begum, the lover of Prince Salim. According to legend, Anarkali was a member of Akbar’s harem. She was accused of having an illicit love affair with Prince Salim and was executed in 1599. When Jahangir assumed the throne six years later he ordered the construction of her tomb which was finished in 1615.
Tomb of Jahangir
The Tomb of Jahangir as expressed by its name was built for the Mughal emperor Jahangir in the 17th century. His wife Nur Jahan built this tomb under her supervision and was completed in 10 years. The structure was decorated with flower designs, different color stones and marble were used to décor the walls of the Tomb. It is one of the most magnificent architectures of Mughal time.
Masjid e Tooba or Tooba Mosque also known as Gol Masjid is located in the city of Karachi, Sindh the province of Pakistan. It is situated in phase 2 of DHA, Karachi. The construction of the mosque began in 1966 and completed in 1969. The mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Babar Hamid Chauhan and the engineer was Zaheer Haider Naqvi. This mosque has the capacity to hold up to 5,000 people.
Wagah or Wahga is a village and union council located in the Wahga Zone of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The town is famous for the Wagah border ceremony and also serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India. Wagah is situated 600 meters west of the border and lies on the historic Grand Trunk Road between Lahore and Amritsar in India.
Wazir Khan Mosque
This is another ancient masterpiece of Shah Jahan’s era. It is located in Lahore along the bank of river Ravi in Shahdra Bagh. Wazir Khan Mosque is bounded by the Delhi gate which is appreciated and photographed by many photographers. This outstanding masterpiece was built using faience tile work. It is one of the most spectacular architectures of its kind which should be visited when in Lahore.
Wazir Mansion is the place/house where the parents of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah lived at the time of the birth of the nation’s Supreme Leader. The house, where Mr. Mohammad Ali Jinnah spent his sixteen years his childhood youth, is now a precious National Monument that provides inspiration to our nation.
One of the specialties of Saidu Sharif is the Sufed Mahal, constructed right next to Margazar. The palace was used as the residence of the Wali both before and after the independence of Pakistan. Its location is on Margazar Hill. This tourist resort has around 30 rooms and the charges per day lie in the range of Rs5000-6000 per day.