Saidpur Village (Punjab)
Saidpur village is located in the Margalla Hills in Islamabad at the distance of 8 km from Zero point on the Margalla Ave near Daman-e-Koh. It is a historical village and now preserved in its original state.
It was named after Sultan Said Khan, he was the Gakhar chief of the Pothohar region during the period of the Mughal Emperor Zaheer-ud-Din Babur. Then he gifted this village to his daughter who was married to Jahangir. During Sikh regime, the village was converted into Hindu worship place by Raja Man Singh. These hindu temples are preserved now to represent Hindu civilisation in the region.
After restoration in 2008, Saidpur village becomes an attraction for tourist. There are number of restaurants to have a wounderful lunch or dinner at the peaceful site of Saidpur village. There is also a gallery about Saidpur history behind the Sikh gurdwara. On the top of hill, one can see the splendid view of Saidpur village.