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  • Sikh Period: 1762-1849 A.D...
    The Sikhs established their Empire in the Punjab after the death of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir in 1707. With the death of Aurangzeb the country saw a series of rapid governmental changes that stressed it in to the depths of anarchy. Taking advantage of this certain Charat Singh, who was the head of one of the Sikh Clans, established his stronghold in Gujranwala in 1763.
    [ By National Fund For Cultural Heritage ]


  • Green Trekking - A Guide to Environment Friendly Trekking...
    The Northern Areas of Pakistan are renowned for their natural beauty and attractive charm. High mountain peaks, enchanting valleys, large glaciers, fast flowing rivers and blue water lakes make this region and excellent adventure tourism destination. However, over the last few years the ever increasing toursm activity in this area is becoming a serous threat to the natural environment.
    [ By Aftab Rana ]


  • Trekking
    Unfortunately, trekking/mountaineering is a less popular sport in Pakistan. Foreigners come from abroad and enjoy the matchless beauty of our homeland. Due to the lack of published material on this subject and rare chances to get a good map or information, most of the people even don't have the basic knowledge of this game. Only a few private clubs and two government supervised organisations are taking part in the promotion of trekking/hiking.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Rock climbing is a thriller
    You can learn to play chess or learn the rules of cricket from a book in your armchair but you can not learn to climb rock from there. Every situation in rock climbing is different, every piece of rock, every move, every change in weather demands a different kind of action. This can be learnt by building experience in a practical situation.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Beyond Ghondoghoro
    This campsite is known as Kheuspan. It is also the base camp for Ghondoghoro Peak. Although it is not for form Dalsangpa but we had an overnight stop here to slow down our ascent, as the trek of ghondoghgoro from Hushe valley rise steeply, which is not good for toning of the body or acclimatisation, so we divided our trek in smaller portions of day walks to gain height gradually.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Masjid Wazir Khan - a living legacy
    After the advent of Islam in sixth century AD a new style of construction came into being which was later known as Islamic Architecture. It has its won significance and a powerful influence all over the world. In Asia we see many such buildings in Indo-Pak, Iran, Turkey, China, Arabian countries and Central Asian States.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Lovely Uch Shareef in ruins
    Uch Sahreef is a small town known for its beautiful shrines ornamented with blue mosaic and other embellishments. It is situated near the confluence of the Chenab and Sutlej Rivers and can be approached either form Bahawalpur or from Ahmedpur East. It is just at a distance of 12 kilometres from Panjad Head Works, a famous picnic point as well.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Khyber Steam Safari
    Lofty mountains borders the north western boundaries of Pakistan. There are several passes in these mountains which make access to enter in the area which is know included in Pakistan. Khyber Pass, due to its easy crossing as compared to the other passes of northern mountains, used to be crossed by most of the invaders, travellers and traders from the central Asian countries and from rest of the world, approaching to the prosperous, fertile and mysterious land of the sub continent.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Mallam Jabba : Destination for thrill seekers
    Though there are several places to the interest of tourists like snow capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, thick pine forests, emerald green river, several foaming streams, plateaus and excavated sites in Swat but Mallam Jabba has now resurged in full glory like a phonix.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Impact of Tourism on Environment
    Awareness & importance of environmental issues of environmental issues is being highlighted daily in the newspapers, on the television or by observing our own surroundings. Pollution of the land, rivers, sea and air are just some of the issues we have to face with. Few other more global issues are:
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • How Ghauri missile got its name
    As we drive from Rawalpindi to Jhelum on GT Road, just before Mandra, a road on the right leads towards Chakwal. On the left a narrow road connects several villages with GT Road. At the turning a small board guides to the tomb of Shahab-ud-Deen Ghauri. This tomb was constructed recently by Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the famous nuclear scientist of Pakistan. The place is worth visiting, the access is easy. Just 13 kilometers off the main road and marked with direction boards throughout.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Channan Pir Festival in Cholistan
    Channan Pir was the saint of desert. His place of burial has been marked in a small village named after him as Channan Pir. There is an annual festival at Channan Pir when people from different distant places comes to the place. The place becomes bustling and colourful in these days, especially now after being connect by metalled road. The festival starts from the last Thursday of February (Hindu month of Chaitra) and lasts for seven consecutive Thursdays.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Malam Jabba - Adventure at its Peak
    8'700 feet above sea level, Malam Jabba Ski Resort stands on top of a mountain of the Hindukush range, north east of Saidu Sharif. Surrounded by mighty Karakorams and stunning Black mountains, Malam Jabba is more than just a Ski Resort. It is a holiday resort that caters to all interests and is also home to the remains of ancient civilizations.
    [ By Tayyab Mir ]


  • Karakoram Highway & The Silk Route
    It is amazing to see a fabric i.e. Silk playing a vital role in the history of this world. Its trade became the link between the East and the West around 100 BC through land route, which lasted until the 15th Century.
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Where Great Mountain Ranges Meet
    The unique venue where three great mountain ranges of world make a knot. Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindu Kush, with their famous highest peaks (in Pakistan), Nanga Parbat, K-2 and Trich Mir, meet here...
    [ By Tahir Imran Khan ]


  • Polo - The Game of Kings (Shandur Polo Festival)
    Passion for Polo is the highest on the world's highest Polo ground. Shandur invites visitors to experience a traditional polo tournament between the teams of Chitral and Gilgit during second week of June. The tournament is held on Shandur Pass, the highest polo ground in the world at 3,700 meters.
    [ By Tayyab Mir ]

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