Punjab is an important administrative unit or province of Pakistan, it is second largest province of Pakistan by area, whereas it is the largest province by population. The meaning of Punjab is, five-waters, as there are five main rivers flowing in it. Lahore is the provincial capital of Punjab, which is an historical and culture center of Pakistan.
Lok Virsa Heritage Museum is located in Shakarparian Hills on Garden Ave in Islamabad at the distance of just less than 2 km from Zero Point. It presents historical and living traditions of the people of Pakistan both from urban and rural areas as well as from the remotest regions of Pakistan.
Murree Mall Road is one of the best place to visit and to shop in modern styled hill station of Murree within the cool and pleasant weather. Every visitor in Murree loves to visit and walk on the Mall Road. There are number of restaurants and shops along the road. Visitors can purchase different items such as garments, entiques, precious stones, dry fruits, etc. Along the road, you can also enjoy hot tea and coffee from the number of coffee shops.
The Margalla Hills is a part of Himalayan foothills, located on the north of Islamabad, Pakistan. The Margalla Hills has an average elevation of 1000 meters. Tilla Charouni is the highest peak in this range. It also gets snowfall in the winter season. These hills have an attractive greenish view around the north side of Islamabad and provide a relaxing view for tourists. Pir Sohawa is the highest tourist spot in this area.
Masjid-e-Shuhada is situated on Mall road near Regal Chowk and was constructed in the memory of martyr of 1965 war between Pakistan and India. The entire mosque is under a large size dome on the pillars and a cone shaped minaret on its back side.
Minar-e-Pakistan, an important building, was constructed in memory of the independence of Pakistan. The resolution of Pakistan on 23 March 1940 was passed in the same place. It was the first call for the independence of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent. It was an important event in the history of Pakistan when a separate Muslim state was demanded.
Sakesar Mountain is the highest point at the elevation of 1,522 meters in the Salt Range in the Soon Valley. In winter season, it also receives littlebit snowfall. It is restricted area now due to PAF airbase and radar system on top of the Sakesar, but tourist can visit its top if some of the armed force link available.
Multan Fort, also known as Fort Kohna, was built for the defense purpose between 800 and 1000 B.C. by the Katoch Dynasty in Multan on Qilla Kohna Qasim Bagh Road, near the Shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam at the distance of 3 km from Multan Railway Station.
The most of areas in central Punjab in Pakistan become totally dry in the months of the summer season due to a shortage of rain. As Punjab has a wonderful canal system to irrigate such lands, but still there is a wide area that needs water.
Maher-un-Nisa, also known as Noor Jehan, was a beloved Queen of Emperor Jahangir. She died in 1645 and was buried in his own built mausoleum. The structure of the tomb is 134 feet square, covered with red sand marble with flowers of mosaic in white, black, and yellow marble. All of the marble was removed in the Sikh regime. The central chamber of the tomb contains two cenotaphs, having an engraving of ninety-nine names of Allah, on the same marble platform, one of Noor Jahan and the other one is of her daughter Ladli Begum.
The Noor Mahal palace was built in 1872 like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines. It is located at the distance of 5 km from Bahawalpur Railway Station, turn right from Railway Road to Noor Mahal Road. It belonged to the Nawab of Bahawalpur during British Raj, who constructed this palace for his wife.
The Pakistan Monument is a popular picnic spot on Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad, represent national unity. The monument is shaped just like blooming flower petals with inner walls inscribed with the outlines of Badshahi mosque, Lahore Fort, Minar-e-Pakistan, Khyber Pass, and Quid Tomb. Four main petals represent four provinces of Pakistan and three small petals three administrative territories of Pakistan. In the center of petals, there is a central platform in the shape of a five-pointed star, surrounded by water. A metallic crescent along the petals surrounding the star, representing the crescent and star on the Pakistani flag.
Pearl Continental Burban is a five star resort hotel, nestled in the middle of a thick pine forest at a height of 6400 ft above sea level. From the hotel's balcony there is an extravagant view of the Kashmir Valley and its snow clad mountains. In addition to numerous recreational activities, which include a contemporary Health Club, a mini cinema, open air amphitheater, chinese and continental restaurants, and a sprawling golf course.
Pir Sohawa is a hill station in the Margalla Hills at the distance of 17 km from Islamabad, have an elevation of 5,000 feet in Monal village which is part of Haripur District. It is the highest point in the Margalla Hills and may receive snowfalls in the winter season.
Kasur Railway Station is a juntion point, which is linking point of Lodhran-Raiwind Branch Line of railway treks in Pakistan.
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.
Rawal Lake, one of the most visiting places in Islamabad, is situated on Murree Road, Islamabad, next to Shakarparian National Park, and nearly 11km from Zero Point Islamabad.
The Ravi River, a tranboundary river between India and Pakistan, is major part of the indus River Basin. It originates in the Himalayas, from the Bara Bhangal, Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, India, and finally drain itself in the Chenab River in Punjab, Pakistan. Its water is allocated to India under the Indus Waters Treaty.
Rohtas Fort was built in the 16th century near Jhulem in Dina by Sher Shah Suri to help the rebellious tribes of the Potohar against Mughal emperor Humayun and Gakhar tribes. It is located at 8 km off the G. T. Road at a distance of 200 km from Lahore. It was built on the bank of the Kahan river in the Tilla Jogian Range on a hill at an altitude of 2,660 feet.
Royal Graveyard, near Derawar Fort, is burial place of number of Abbasi family Nawabs of Bahawalpur state and their relatives. The graveyard is still under the control of Nawab family, so not open for public. It is only open for special guests and Nawab family members. It has number of tombs where wifes of Nawabs are buried, whereas all of the Nawabs graves are in a rectangular build in the corner of the premises.