Monday, August 31, 2015

Multan - City of Saints

Multan is fifth largest city of Pakistan. Located in south central Punjab province, at the bank of River Chenab, Multan is known as the city of Sufis or city of saints. A circular road around the rampart gives access to the city through thirteen gates. Multan is an ancient city and has preserved its structures. It is a prosperous city crowded with bazaars, shrines and tombs.
The city is full of colors. There are a lot of distinguishing features about Multan, such as the unique white and blue ceramics, medicated Multan sand, variety of cultivable Mangoes , the hospitable accommodation in Multan and so on. The city is well-planned and is very valuable to trade and heritage.

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Multan Museum: Multan Museum is a historical place. It has a wide collection of coins, medals, postage stamps of the former State of Bahawalpur. It also contains manuscripts, documented inscriptions, wood carvings, camel-skin paintings, historical models and stone carvings of the Islamic and Pre-Islamic periods. Punjab Government is working to make a new room for Multan museum by converting the famous Ghanta Ghar building into new Museum building.

Mausoleums: The city of Sufis is famous because of residence of various mausoleums. The best known mausoleums are of Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zakaria, Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Hazrat Shamsuddin Sabzwari Multani, Mausoleum of Shah Gardez, Mausoleum of Musa Pak Shaheed, and Mausoleum of Hazrat Hafiz Muhammad Jamal Multani. Their architecture is very artistic and makes them a must visit.

Multan Fort: Multan Fort is also called Kohna Fort or Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh. Located at the city center, it was built on the mound separated from the city by River Ravi but was destroyed by British forces during their occupation. The fort is famous for Dam Dama (a massive block of building constructed on mound), Tomb of Shah Rukne Alam, Nigar khana (collection of art work) and four doorways of the fort (Qasim gate, Sikhi gate, Khizri gate and Hareri gate).
Restaurants: Many five stars to affordable middle sized restaurants can be found in the city. They offer the perfect Punjabi taste of food. Aromatic cuisine comprises of Saag, Lassi, Mutton Karahi and many more that are delicious and flavorsome.
Shopping: Multan is famous for its handicraft stuff. The old city has narrow colorful, bazaars full of local handicrafts. Multan is connected to the textile industry which makes it rich in product variety. Shopping at Multan is fun because Multan has a cultural touch.
Hotels: Jovago Pakistan has many hotels and guest houses in Multan with different price ranges. Book now on No 1 online hotel booking site of Pakistan and get the best prices.
Airport: Multan International Airport is situated 4 km west from city center.


Sukkur –True colors of culture:
Sukkur is third largest city in Sindh province; Located at the bank of River Indus. Formerly Sukkur was named as Aror or Bakhar, but later given the name Sukkur which means superiority in Sindhi. The cultural spots and bazaars in Sukkur show how rich it is in Sindhi culture, and they are the most prominent attractions of the city. People living here are proud of their city and show their pride by being very hospitable to tourists.
Sukkur is simple yet beautiful, and the cultivable area around the city enhances its beauty. Climate at Sukkur is usually hot, dry and hazy. The city is beautifully crafted that people can’t stop roaming around and exploring the magnificence of civilization.
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Sadh Belo: Sadh Belo is an island on Indus River very close to the city of Sukkur. There is a Hindu temple on island which was founded in 1823 by Swami Bakhandi Maharaj Udasi; it is one of the main tourist attractions. The route to the temple is through the river on boat, which provides tourist with a pleasurable experience and scenic view of River Indus.

Sukkur barrage: Sukkur barrage (bridge) is located near Sukkur city. There are about 66 parts of the barrage and each has a door weighing of 50 tons, to help to control the water flow for cultivation and floods.

Lab-e –Mehran: Lab-e-Mehran is a beautiful garden located in Sukkur. The park is eye catching and adjacent to the Indus River. The garden has numerous facilities such as a separate family area, a small hotel, boat riding facilities and there are many more which are under construction.
Restaurants: Popular for tourism, Sukkur has plenty of restaurants and hotels available at an affordable rate. The food is specifically from Sindhi cuisine, and must eat items from the cuisine are Sai Bhaji, Sindhi Biryani, Taryal Patata and Pallo Machi along with drinks like Thadal, Khirni and sherbet.
Shopping: Sukkur is famous for handicraft work and embroidery. The central bazaar of Sukkur is full of a variety of these products, such as Aplic work dresses and traditional Sindhi Ajarak, Khais and Chaddars. You can feel the roots of the Sindhi culture while shopping in Sukkur.
Hotels: Jovago Pakistan has many hotels and guest houses in Sukkur with different price ranges. Book now on No 1 online hotel booking site of Pakistan and get the best prices.
Main Airport: Sukkur Airport is located 8km away from city center that facilitates people from all over Pakistan.

Kaghan Valley

Kaghan valley is located in the Northeast of Mansehra district, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It lies in the lower Himalayan mountains range, and is approximately 64 km from Balakot. The valley is gorgeous, and full of captivating views. It is one of Pakistan’s many popular tourist destinations.

The people in the valley are very hospitable, and make you feel right at home. Kaghan is located very close to Naran which is another popular tourist hub. There are many economical hotels in Naran Kaghan, Hotel Pine Park Shogran room rates are most reasonable ones.

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Lalazar is a lush green of forest and is famous for being wild flower habitat. The mountain roads which lead up to Lalazar have the popular Kunhar River on the side. Lalazar is a popular tourist destination as it is famous for camping and wildlife. On clear sunny day it is possible to view "Falak Sonia" (snow covered peaks) from Lalazar which is associated with famous fairy tales.

Shogran is located 34km from Balakot and is famous for its picturesque views. The road leading up to Shogran has a small village Kawai which is famous for having a restaurant situated on a beautiful waterfall. Shogran connects you to several beautiful places, like Siri Paye and Makra Peak. Hotels and motels are also available at Shogran at an affordable price.

Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park: is located in the North of Kaghan Valley. The park was created in 2003. It is famous for the scenic view of beautiful Dudipatsar Lake, Lulusar Lake and peaks. The lush green fields and reflection of lake water makes National Park more appealing for tourism.

In Kaghan Valley you can find the restaurants near Balakot- Kaghan road or at main Street of Naran. These restaurants serve a variety of dishes mainly from the Pashtun cuisine -aromatic, mouthwatering and delicious. A must eat while visiting Kabuli Pulao, lamb sajji or Peshawari kawa.

Kaghan is famous for its woolen and handicraft products i.e. Woolen shawls, dresses and rugs. The handmade jewelry also makes it a popular shopping. You can easily find famous shopping districts all around the valley. Shopping in Kaghan is a pleasurable experience!

Jovago Pakistan has many Best deals in top hotels of Naran Kaghan. Book now on No 1 online hotel booking site of Pakistan and get the best prices.

Main Airport:
There are many airports to fly into for Kaghan such as, Gilgit airport and Skardu airport but flights are all weather dependent. The safest airport to fly into is Benazir Bhutto International Airport (Islamabad), located 135.6km from Kaghan

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