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 is 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 the Sikh regime, the village was converted into a Hindu worship place by Raja Man Singh. These Hindu temples are preserved now to represent Hindu civilization in the region.
After restoration in 2008, Saidpur village becomes an attraction for tourists. There is a number of restaurants to have a wonderful lunch or dinner at the peaceful site of Saidpur village. There is also a gallery behind the Sikh gurdwara about the history of Saidpur village. On the top of the hill, one can see the splendid view of Saidpur village.
Saidpur Village Map