Kasur - Land of Bulleh Shah (Punjab)
Kasur, land of Bulleh Shah, is just located at the distance of 55 km from Lahore via Ferozepur Road, adjacent on the North of Lahore. There is also an important border post, Ganda Singh Wala, with India. It is connected with Ferozepur in India through Ganda Singh Wala Border. Crossing through this border is stopped now, but flag hoisting ceremony is still hosted there at 5:30 pm daily. Border of Kasur is also connected with Okara, and Nankana Sahab districts.
The importance of Kasur is also very significant due to agriculture. It has the biggest market of wheat and rice. Two important headworks, head Sulemanki and head Balloki are also located in this district, which are the source of major irrigation canals. These canals cover the needs of water in surrounding areas, and vast area is irrigated with these canals in Kasur, Bahawalnagar, and Sahiwal. Balloki Headworks is on the Ravi River, whereas Sulemaki head-works is on the Sutlej River. These headworks and canals were consturcted during the British Rule. The Beas and Sutlej River is also flowed along the border area between India and Pakistan, along these rivers, there are fertile vast lands which is used to produce wheat, rice, sugarcane, and cron crops.
Largest artificial forest reserves, Chhanga Managa which is the largest artificial forest reserves in Pakistan is also located near Chunian in Kasur district. It covers an area 12,510 acres. It was developed in the British regime and woods is transfer to other areas from the forest. For this purpose, a tramway was also constructed there in 1921. There is also a public park for people in the forest to enjoy the health environment of the Chhanga Managa Forest. There is also a train trek for public and boating facility in lake in the park.
The most popular 17th century Sufi poet Bala Bulleh Shah's shrine is also there. He was Punjabi language philosopher and Sufi poet. He was the most famous mystic poet of Punjabi language. His family had migrated in 14-15 century AD from Bukhara to sub-continent in Punjab. Thousands of people from all over the country, visit the shrine every year. There are number famous poems of Bala Bulleh Shah to guide people to love humanity. His poetry is used by number singers in modern music style, and these are famous in music lovers. His poetry is also used to develop number of movies in India and Pakistan. The three-day annual Urs ceremony starts at his shrine on 10th of Bhadon, month of Indian calendar, in the last last week of August.
The shrine of Shah Kamal Chisti is located in Kasur on the hilltop located on the Ferozepur Road. He is popular sufi saint in the Punjab region.
Leather tanning is one of the major industry in Kasur, around one-third of leather tanning industry of Pakistan is located in this city.
Weather of Kasur city is extreme hot in summer season, whereas winter season is more pleasant. It also receives monsoon in the month of July and August each year.
Kasur is famous for Sweets, Andrassa and FaloodaKasur is famous for its traditional sweets, Andrassa and Falooda. People loves to eat whenever visit this city.
Tour places in Kasur
Ganda Singh Border is an international border between Pakistan and India in Ganda Singh Wala village. The border is now closed after the 1970 war between Pakistan and India, but tourists can visit the area to observe the India-Pakistan border.
Tourism in Ganda Singh Border
Green Fields Country Club is a modern-style luxury holiday resort near head Baloki, Bhai Pheru, Kasur at a distance of 70km from Lahore. It has a number of indoor and outdoor features such swimming pool, conference hall, horse riding, boating & surfing, indoor games, rock climbing, etc.
Tourism in Green Fields Country Club
Head Balloki is situated at the distance of 64 km from Lahore in Bhai Pheru on the Ravi River. Traveling from Lahore on G. T. Road, a turn right on Bhai-Pheru-Head Balloki Road from Phoolnagar, will leads toward Head Balloki. It is an important barrage on River Ravi and it was the part of the Triple Canal Project in British regime in 1915.
Tourism in Head Balloki
Kasur Railway Station is a juntion point, which is linking point of Lodhran-Raiwind Branch Line of railway treks in Pakistan.
Tourism in Railway Station Kasur
Rana Resort Park is public park for family near Head Baloki. The uniquness of this park is the bamboo trees, which create shadows on all of the passages in the park. Another uniquness is the carts with donkey, horse, and camal. People love to ride on these carts for the entertainment. There is also a small lake in the park, in which you can enjoy boating.
Tourism in Rana Resort
The shrine of Hazrat Baba Shah Kamal ChishtiLulusar is located on Ferozepur Road at the distacne of 4 km from Kasur Railway Station. His shrine stands on the top of an embankment. There is a legend describes about the greate flood destroyed the town, leaving only the shrine of Hazrat Kamal Chisti. He is one of the famous saint among those in sub-continent who had played important role in spreading Islam.
Tourism in Shrine of Baba Kamal Chishti
The Shrine of Bulleh Shah is situated in Kasur City at the distance of one kilometer from Railway Station on Railway Road on its left side. There is also a mosque beside it, which is beautifully constructed in white and green tiles.
Tourism in Shrine of Bulleh Shah