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1) Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar (Minaret regarding Antelope) is placed in a relaxing environments near Lahore with Sheikhupura, Pakistan. Hiran Minar is among the best known and the majority beautiful connected with such sites. It was once the preferred hunting spot for all Muslim rulers. Hiran Minar is actually 43 kms from Lahore as well as 9 kms from Sheikhupura. It was constructed by Mughal emperor Jahangir as a monument to Mansraj one of his deer pet.

History reveals that Jahangir hunted in the area where Hiran Minar was later built with his friends and spotted a deer he tried to kill, but accidentally killed his own favorite, Mansraj. The emperor becomes so sad that he ordered to bury deer in the ground where it died and build a tower called Hiran Minar.

It has a large, almost-square water reservoir by having an octagonal pavilion with its center, built in the supremacy of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan; any causeway using its own portal links the particular pavilion with the entire mainland and also a 100-foot (30 m)-high minar, or minaret. With the middle of just about every part from the reservoir, any brick ramp hills as a result of the water, supplying accessibility regarding royal creatures and also crazy activity.

An exclusive feature on this is the antelope’s burial plot plus the unique drinking water variety technique. At each corner of the tank (approximately 750 by 895 feet in size), are a small square building and a subsurface water collection system which supplied the tank.

A different exclusive attribute regarding Hiran Minar will be it is area and also environment: the top of minar is perhaps a good option from the province regarding Punjab to have a feel for that bigger panorama and connection to a Mughal site.

Seeking the view from the top of minar, it’s possible to go to the area which resembles the particular polish do plant life regarding Mughal times, whilst for the west are usually extensively-irrigated areas, a product from the overdue 19th and also early on the twentieth generations, yet identical bigger and also physical appearance for the well-irrigated areas from the Mughal interval.


2) Changa Manga Forest

Changa Manga forest is one of the largest man planned and man-grown forest in the world. It is situated in the particular tehsil Chunian, Section Kasur, 75 km away from Lahore. Distance via Pattoki location is 7 km roughly. It was the most significant hard work from the human being sowing a new natural environment.

This forest begun to grow in 1866 in British Raj to fulfill the wood demand of train traffic and within two years it turned to be concluded. This organic watch from the bush is incredibly eye-catching.

Most frequent trees and shrubs in the bush tend to be Dalbergia Sissoo (sheesham), Acacia nilotica, (kikar), bright mulberry (Morus Alba) and Eucalyptus, Populus and so forth. In 1960, a new countrywide recreation area, called Changa Manga forest playground, was made. In the same period Mehtabi Jheel, Mehtabi River has been made. Mehtabi River could be the biggest man-made river. This forest serves to be one of the wild animal’s recreation areas where numerous wild animals can be found.

Changa Manga is additionally providing to be a wild animals propagation heart. This kind of beautiful forest is being administrated by Punjab forest Division on section amount. Some people country wide is available to commemorate the picnics and parties.

3) Head Baloki

Situated at about two hours’ drive from Lahore near Phoolnagar is located Baloki Head works on the river Ravi. The main reason for the construction of the head works is provide water for irrigation purpose and to control floods. However, the beautiful site has provided for tourist an opportunity to arrange picnic. Rana Resort, a private venture constructed at Head Baloki provides for a natural bamboo forest environment with animals and birds rooming around. Green Fields is another resort developed in the area but with rights of entrance reserved. A visitor to the head works can also enjoy fresh fried fish at different stalls on the bank of the river.


4) Safari Park

Lahore safari park also known as the Woodland wildlife park is located in Lahore district, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located on Raiwind road about 30 km from Lahore zoo.

The Woodland wildlife Park was established in 1982 more than 242 massive areas as a government funded public facility. In 1998, it was handed to the Punjab wildlife and Parks Department (PWPD) with the Forest department. In 2004, the most important walkthrough aviary of Pakistan seemed to be constructed in Woodland wildlife Park as well as opened to public visitors. Boating as well as fishing facilities was in addition built around a sea. In 2006, Government of Pakistan certified 87 million Pakistani rupees to help reconstruct the two kilometers road ultimately causing the wild life park. This development increased the option of the facility.

The actual species situated here include things like Indian peafowl, Bengal tiger, common pheasant, emu, lion, mime swan, nilgai, ostrich as well as silver pheasant among a few others. Largest walkthrough aviary of Pakistan is situated in the Lahore Zoo Safari. Boating as well as fishing facilities have been developed close to a sea. The lake is the biggest inside the city, including four islands. There are also safari tracks inside the lion as well as Bengal tiger areas, covering a region of 50 acres.

The government of Pakistan turned management from the wildlife park to the Zoo Repair Committee (ZMC) headed with the Chairman from the PWPD. Vice-chairman Tauqeer Shah explained this transfer of management was due to poor past management which was not accommodating improves the park. Ticket system was introduced inside Wildlife Park so that the Lahore Zoo Safari could be a semi-autonomous, self-financed organization. The park seemed to be extensively remodeled and renamed Lahore Zoo Safari on January 21, ’09. The wildlife park is considered to be an extension of Lahore Zoo.


5) Jallo Park

Jallo Park established in 1978 is spread over an area of 461 acres. It is a wildlife park located some 7 KM east of Lahore. Facilities at the park includes Forest Research Centre, Wildlife Breeding Centre, restaurants, coffee shops, a theme park, a sports complex, swimming pool and huge lake for fishing and boating.


6) Sozo Water Park

Sozo is derived from Greek word, which means ‘Salvation’. The rides are salvation from enormous heat strokes in Lahore and feast themselves with fun, entertaining and amusing rides. Sozo Water Park is located in Islamabad on the main canal road near Jallo and covers a total area of 25 acres. Back in the 1980’s three students went to Singapore to experience life threatening adventures. They were impressed by the humungous buildings and art abode but out of the three one boy was highly fascinated by the life threating rides there. His name was Zoraiz Lashari, the renowned swimmer of Pakistan. He thought about having water slides in Pakistan and stated working on its possibility. On the positive occurrence of Eid-ul-Fitr; it was launched on May 18; 1988. I t is the first largest and biggest water and dry rides in Pakistan. The response was huge on the first day and 22, 000 people visited the park to experience these rides.

A team of individuals manage and operate the working of the park and take pride in being the pioneers of the biggest water and dry rides park in Pakistan. It is secured and protected by a group of individuals from UET, Lahore. They make sure that the individuals visiting them have a lavishing and boisterous time there. No ride or slide operates there without the certificate passed from UET.


7) Harappa

Harappa is located in Punjab around 24 kilometers west of Sohawa. It is especially famous for the standardized system of urban layout. Water was available at every home and each had a proper drainage system.

Harappa was a very advanced and technologically better urban center was established at that time which was more organized than many urban centers found in Middle East and that of the cities of India and Pakistan today. It is evident by the enhanced architecture of Harappa such as dockyards, warehouses, proper drainage system, tall protective walls, brick platforms etc. Most of the city dwellers were traders and they worked with seals. The founding’s show that the made pictures of their God as well.

There was no one single ruler but had several rulers i-e Harappa had a separate ruler and Mohenjo-Daro had a separate one and so forth. Each ruler made the decisions for their civilization like the settlement disputes, standardized ratio of the bricks allowed, raw materials. There was no single state. The general public enjoyed egalitarianism and had to govern through no rules. Everyone was treated on the same status.

They were proficient in building docks; they were the first to develop measures like mass, time and length. They also developed some new techniques of metallurgy like copper, bronze and tin.

Various figures in bronze, terracotta have been found. Also different sculptures, pottery, gold jewelry, seals have been found in different locations.

Harappa’s economy basically dependent on the trade on boats which had a flat bottom and were small in size. They were technologically advanced and were the first ones to use bullock carts for the use of travelling. There was a lot of trend of cultivation as well; it grew rice, wheat and a variety of vegetables and fruits and also animals were domesticated.

The Indus symbols have been found on seals, ceramic pots, small tablets etc, they were literate and also hanged sign boards on the gate and various other locations.


8) Nankana Sahib

It is located in the Punjab province and is a city and capital of Nankana Sahib District. It is named after the first guru of the Sikhs, Nanak. Guru Nanak Dev Ji spread the light of the universal message to this world so it is a city of high historic and religious value and is a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs from all over the world. It is located about 80 kilometers south west of Lahore and about 75 kilometers east of Faisalabad.


11) Wagah Border

It is loacted on the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan. A flag lowering ceremony is held there each day. There is a show of great passion from both sides of the border for the respective country. Soldiers chant slogans of patriotism. Hundreds of people gather daily to watch the ceremony. Wagah border has evolved into a tourist destination.


12) Ganda Singh Border

A joint check post (JCP) at Ganda Singh Wala was built in 1959 for raising joint Flag Hosting Ceremony.This border serves as a gateway link between the two countries. A ceremony in which flags of both countries are hosted is held daily. People also come here for picnics.

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