Historical Places in Pakistan

Pakistan was ruled by various rulers, from nature-loving Mughal emperors to British colonialists, for centuries before it became independent. This complex and fascinating past has left numerous military and religious sites scattered throughout the nation and still has impressive mosques, forts, mausoleums, and national monuments. Getting to know more about a few historical places might coerce you to buy a house for sale in that city.

So, let us discover some of the best landmarks and sights in Pakistan with the most striking examples of historical architecture in Pakistan.

Lahore Fort and the Shalamar Gardens

Such places in Lahore inform us about the Mughal dynasty’s visionary stance when it comes to constructing some magnificent structures that are really attractive. These are distinct locations and the famous Mughal period royal complexes. 

The Fort is prevalently situated in the northwestern section of the city of Lahore, which has also been rebuilt many times in its history. On the other hand, the Shalamar Gardens is the Royal Mughal Gardens with magnificent lawns, fountains and beautiful buildings. It was developed in 1642 by Shah Jahan.

Minar-e-Pakistan

The All-India Muslim League passed a resolution on 23 March 1940, which was the decisive step towards Pakistan’s foundation. Minar-e-Pakistan was built on the site twenty-eight years later. It is located in the very centre of Lahore city. The Minar-e-Pakistan is a minaret 62 meters high with signs that stand for Pakistan’s heritage. 

The tower is placed on an extremely high core in the form of a five-pointed star consisting of four platforms. It is surrounded by large gardens and has become one of Pakistan’s finest historic tourist spots.

Makli

Makli is, in fact, a churchyard in Thatta’s famous and ancient town. Makli’s origin is from the 14th century. Tourists from all over Pakistan and around the world flock here to see the magnificent architecture of this place. 

The site is constructed with high-quality stone, glazed tiles and bricks, the true Sindhi civilization of the time, it is its highlighting point.

Taxila

Taxila is an outstanding archaeological site very near and close to Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. The history of this town travels you back to the Gandhara period and now it has its ruins.

In the history of Hinduism and Buddhism, it is deemed as a very important place. In addition, it is still an excellent location for visitors and sacred for those who follow the traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Islamia College

Islamia College was established by the Nawab Abdul Qayyum and George Kepel in the historic city of Peshawar. The aim here was not only to establish an educational building but also to give a platform to raise the much needed political activities in the period. It has great historical meaning.

It is in Peshawar and it educates its students about the teachings of modern times. Jinnah himself thrice visited this college for young people during the independence movement in Pakistan.

Takht-i-Bahi

The core of the monastic structure dating back to the 1st century BC is the Takht-i-Bahi. It lies on a 152-meter hill about 16 kilometres from the town of Mardan and some 80 odd kilometres from the town of Peshawar.

It comprises of four main areas which are its Stupa courts, monastic complex, tantric complex and the temple complex.

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