Top 10 Must Visit Tourist Places of Punjab

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Punjab is famous for its warmth and hospitability, but the major tourist attraction of Punjab is the urge to visit its amazing significant places and to get to know the history of pre-Pakistan independence.

Here is our list of top 10 attractive tourist places of Punjab:

Kallar Kahar

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This spot is located at Chakwal city, this city is famous for its saltwater Kallar Kahar Lake – where tourist enjoy pedal boating in this lake, Takht-e-Babri – It was built in the era of Mughal emperor Babar, where he used to stay and the most beautiful attraction is the natural garden filled with colourful flower and plants with the large species of peacock.

 

Rohtas Fort

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This great historic fort located at GT road, built in the reign of Afghan king Sher Shah Suri in the 16th century. In 1997, this fort was enlisted in UNESCO heritage due to its historic significance.

 

Khewra Salt Mine

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The world’s second largest Salt Mine located at the district Jhelum is one the major tourist attraction in Punjab, grabs the attention of 250000 visitors every year.

There are several creative structures made of salt stones which are the major amusement for tourist. This mine has all the facilities for from electric train to refreshment shop for facilitation of tourist.

 

Shalimar Graden

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Another historic amusement from Mughals, located in Lahore. It was made in the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan in 1642. The outstanding fountains, gardens and artistic building is the major delight for tourist.

 

Derawar Fort

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This historic fort was built in the regime of Hindu Rajput; Rai Jajja Bhati of Jaisalmer, located at Bahawalpur. It is the major tourist attraction of the Cholistan desert. This fort is famous for its rich history and gigantic walls that are visible from miles away in Cholistan desert.

 

Noor Mahal

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This 143 years old Palace built in 1875, is another monument made in the memory of Emperor’s wife, located at Bahawalpur. Nawab Subah Sadiq Muhammad Khan IV laid the foundation of this palace in the memory of his late wife.

This Italian castle designed Palace has 32 rooms, 6 verandas and 5 domes.

 

Tomb of Jahangir

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This fort is the homage given by Nur Jahan to her Mughal Emperor husband Jahangir, This tomb is located in the suburbs of Lahore and made with the time of almost 10 years, completed in 1637.

The 2 massive gates made with artistic stonework followed by bricked canals in which beautiful fountains glow alongside astonishing gardens. The 4 towers placed on the corners of the tombs are about 100 feet tall gives an amazing view from a distance.

 

Lahore Fort – Shahi Qila

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This fort is located in the historic site of Lahore. The foundation of this fort laid in 1566 by Emperor Akbar who honored the fort with a secular architectural style that contained both Islamic and Hindu themes.

The art of this fort structure imitates a series of 21 monuments from Emperor Akbar (ruled: 1556 – 1605) to the Aurangzeb (ruled:1658 – 1707).

 

Katas Raj

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Katas Raj is located in the District of Chakwal about 16 KM away from Kallar Kahar. These Hindu temples are famous worldwide. A large number of people belonging to Hinduism visit these temples each year to perform their religious practices.

This place is a historic combination of seven historic temples built in the 6th century A.D. The pond between these temples is held holy for Hindus.

 

Baadshahi Masjid

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This landmark of Lahore history built in the regime of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1673. This mosque is Lahore’s most iconic milestone as well as Pakistan’s second largest mosque and the major tourist attraction in Lahore.

So when are you planning to explore Punjab?

 

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