Whether you are interested in history or a nature lover, your tourist needs can be fully satisfied in Pakistan. This country can cater to all types of tourists. It has breathtaking valleys, lakes, huge mountains, varied landscapes, colorful culture and historical places. Pakistan has one of the oldest civilizations of the world so it has a rich history. Here are some of the most famous historical places in Pakistan:
This historical city is famous around the world. Mohenjo-Daro is located in the Larkana District of Sindh province. The city was a trading town in 3000BC which makes it 5000 years old. This is the second oldest human civilization known to man after the great Chinese civilization. The city was first discovered in 1922 but its excavations were completed in 1965.
In reality this place is a necropolis or cemetery in the ancient city of Thatta. The Makli graveyard dates back to the 14th century AD. It is one of the largest cemeteries of the world with around 8km diameter. It has amazing monuments and mausoleums of local rulers and their family members. All of them are built with glazed tiles, high-quality stone and bricks which display the Sindh civilization.
Taxila is one of the most popular historical places in Pakistan. Many international tourists visit this place to visit the ruins of Gandhara civilization. The city is located nearby the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. Taxila city has been mentioned in ancient books of the Hindus and the Buddhists. The place is still sacred for Hindu and Buddhist followers.
Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens
These places truly depict the charismatic approach of the great Mughal rulers. They had a flair for attention-grabbing amazing architecture. Both of these places are located in the provincial capital of Lahore, Punjab. The fort is located in the northwest part of the city and renovated several times. The Shalimar Gardens were built by Shah Jahan and include beautiful fountains and lawns.
Sher Shah Suri had built this fort as a garrison. It is located 15km away from the Jhelum city of Punjab province. The Rohtas Fort has an exceptional architecture and it shows how Islamic military worked at that time. Its location has been chosen to protect the Muslim Army from Gakkhar’s attacks.
These are some of the most visited historical places in Pakistan. The best time to visit these places is the months of winter. We suggest you to bring your own snacks as there are limited shops around these places except for Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens.