HISTORY OF PAKISTAN: Pakistan: Crossroads of Asia

Pakistan: Crossroads of Asia

The modern state of Pakistan was established In 1947, but the region that it encompasses a history that dates back more than five million and overlaps with that of modern India, Iran, and Afghanistan. The region is the crossroads of the ancient trade routes. The rich, diverse heritage permeates every aspect of life. Pakistan is full of the most beautiful sites. History is everywhere in Pakistan. You can explore the historical sites of Mohenjo-Daro,  Harappa, Taxila-seats of the ancient Indus Valley.

Highlights of Pakistan:
There are three major cities of Pakistan.
·    Lahore famous for its Mughal architecture
·    Twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi
Islamabad
Pakistan's green capital. It was built in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital. Located on the potohar plateau near the medulla pass in North West of the country.

Places of interest:
Rose and jasmine garden, Pakistan’s Museum of natural history, Faisal mosque, Daman-e-Koh, murghzar Mini Zoo and children's Park.

Muree - 'Queen of hills'
Muree, known as the Queen of Hills is an hour drive northeast of Islamabad. The hills are offshoots of the Himalayan range of mountains. It was built during the British Raj, for officials to escape from the summer heat of the Punjab.

Places of interest:
Patriata, Patriata Ridge, Mall road, is great attractions.

Lahore
Lahore has been the capital of Punjab for nearly 1,000 years. Besides being the Mughal show-window. Lahore is the cultural, cadmic and an intellectual Centre of Pakistan.

Places of interest:
 Wagah border, Badshahi, mosque, Shalimar Gardens, Lahore Museum.

Karachi
Commercial capital on the Arabian Sea. Karachi, The city in Pakistan, was originally a small fishing settlement.

Places of interest:
Wazir Mansion, Clifton,Quaid-e-Azam's Museum.

Peshawar
Frontier city, the name means 'city of the frontier', is the capital of Pakistan's North-west Frontier? Province. For, centuries the main route for Invaders from the west, the city has been fought over, Captured and recaptured for more than 2,000 years.

Places of interest:
 Peshawar Museum, Sethi house, Khyber Gate, Peshawar  fort.

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