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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nathia Gali Pakistan

Posted by khubaib abbasi On 12:23 PM

Nathia Gali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Abbottabad Pakistan. Nathia gali is very beautiful place in Pakistan. It is a part of the Galiaath which are termed such due to several hill-stations in that area ending with the word "gali", most of which are connected to one other. Nathiagali is known for its scenic beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant weather, which is much cooler than the rest of the Galiaath due to it being at a greater altitude. It is situated one hour's drive away from both Murree and Abbottabad, it lies midway between the two. Drive time from Islamabad is usually about two hours, unless there is a lot of traffic. Nathiagali also serves as the holiday home of several prominent Pakistani families. Some of these families have been frequenting the Galiaath for 5 decades and own mountain properties and lodges there. These families tend to socialise together on an annual basis often holding barbecues, bonfires, games nights, sing-a-longs and trekking parties etc. The Nathiagali region serves as home to all kinds of wildlife; various species of birds, insects, butterflies and animals. Unlike the crows of the southern cities of Pakistan, you will find ravens in areas like Nathiagali. Visitors are advised to sun their bedding on arrival to get rid of bed-bugs, and to keep repellants and pesticides for insects as these have a tendency to show up a lot, especially in old homes, and in the monsoon season.  The natural scenery is highly magnificent. It is actually famous for it scenic beauty, the lush green meadows, deep forests of oak, cedar and pine, fog in July/August present a glory. In winter snowfall makes scene more attractive and beautiful. The church in Nathi Gali is a remnant from the period of British Government, it is totally made of wood. It is situated at the edge of the mountain from which there is a beautiful sight. Kashmir can be seen right behind this church, and is a wonderful scene.










Snow Fall in Lahore

Posted by khubaib abbasi On 11:30 AM

When people in Lahore,Pakistan were thinking to take their jackets and sweaters off as Winters are almost over and this was expected to be the last cold week before spring season,mother nature seemed to be having other plans to surprise Lahories.

A stranage climate change caused snowfall and heavy hail storm in saveral areas of Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday, February 26,2011.People came out on roads surprised as well as happy and started taking pictures and videos as this was first ever real snowfall in Lahore. Lahore is the second biggest city of Pakistan.

The Met office recorded 12mm of rain at Lahore airport and 4.5mm at its Jail Road observatory. The maximum temperature was 22 degrees Celsius and the minimum 7.5 degrees.











Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lahore Pakistan

Posted by khubaib abbasi On 12:06 PM

Lahore is the capital of the Pakistan province of Punjab and the second largest city in Pakistan, after Karachi. The Lahore city lies along the Ravi River, situated approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Wagah border crossing and is 32 kilometres (20 mi) from the Indian city of Amritsar.

Historically, Lahore has been a center of cultural heritage for many civilizations. Lahore successively served as regional capital of the empires of the Shahi kingdoms in the 11th century, the Ghaznavids in the 12th century, the Ghurid State in the 12th and 13th century, the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, the Sikh Empire in the early 19th century, and it was the capital of the Punjab region under the British Raj in the mid 19th and early 20th century. The traditional capital of Punjab for a thousand years, Lahore was the cultural center of Northern India extending from Peshawar to New Delhi.[16] Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, and the mausolea of Jehangir and Nur Jehan are popular tourist attractions for the city. The population of lahore is approximately 10 million

Other attractive places of Lahore

Lahore Zoo
Established in 1872, was once considered one of the largest zoos in Asia.

The Mall
Historically a key city road, has many buildings from Mughal era and British Rule.

Walled City
Also known as the Old City, is the section of Lahore that was fortified by a city wall during the Mughal era. The wall had 13 gates, and much of the wall remains intact today.

Data Durbar
Complex where Hazrat Syed Abul Hassan ibn Usman ibn Ali Al-Hajweri, the famous Sufi saint of South Asia, is buried. Complex includes Hajveri Mosque, built in pre-Mughal era.

Chauburji
Chauburji has remains of an extensive garden known to have existed in Mughal times. Today, Chauburji is also known for its big bustling markets.

Hiran Minar
Just north of Sheikhupura town (on the outskirts of Lahore) lies a hunting complex known as the Hiran Minar. Hunting grounds were an important part of the physical environment of Mughal emperors, and the Hiran Minar is one of the best known and most beautiful of such sites. Its structures consist of a large, almost-square water tank with an octagonal pavilion in its center, built during the reign of Shah Jahan; a causeway with its own gateway connects the pavilion with the mainland and a 100-foot-high minar, or minaret. At the center of each side of the tank, a brick ramp slopes down to the water, providing access for royal animals and wild game. The minar itself was built by Emperor Jahangir in 1606 to honor the memory of a pet hunting antelope named Mansraj.










Chitral Pakistan

Posted by khubaib abbasi On 11:19 AM

The word chitral is translated as field in the native language Khowar, is the capital of the Chitral District, situated on the western bank of the Kunar River (also called Chitral River), in Pakistan. It has an area of 14,850 km² and a population of 318,689 at the 1998 Census, which had subsequently risen to about 378,000 people by 2004. It has one of the highest mountains of the world, Tirich Mir. Chitral District is the most northerly district. The main tribe, the Khow, speak Khowar (or Chitrali), one of the Dardic languages, which is also spoken in parts of Yasin, Gilgit, Ghizer and Swat. Pashto language is also spoken and understood by some in the city. Chitral is known for the famous Kalash tribe polytheist native inhabitants that ruled the region for centuries later invaded by "Khow". The Kalasha reside in an enclave of three remote valleys west of Ayun, which is ten miles (16 km) down from Chitral town. The Chitral culture is Islamic and contrasts considerably with the urban cities of Pakistan as well as the adjacent district of Gilgit. Unlike the rest of Pakistan where cricket dominates, polo is most popular sport, with football being the most played sport. A number of sport festivals and tournaments are held throughout the year, including the Shandur polo tournament held at the highest polo ground in the world. Around 15,000 people travel to Shandur for the tournament, which lasts around a week. Shandur Polo Festival is Played Near LAspur Vally. Amir Ullah Khan YAftali who is taken a Noble price from the X MNA Abdul Akber Chitrali. He was a captain of Laspur Polo Team since 15 years and also member of District council Chitral three times. One of the major attractions of Chitral are the Kalash valleys-the home of the Kafir-Kalash or "Wearers of the Black Robe", a primitive pagan tribe. Their ancestry is enveloped in mystery and is the subject of controversy. A legend says that five soldiers of the legions of Alexander of Macedon settled in Chitral and are the progenitors of the Kafir-Kalash.







 

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Khanpur lake Pakistan

Posted by khubaib abbasi On 5:31 PM

Khanpur Lake is located on the Haro River near the town of Khanpur Pakistan. It is very beautiful lake in Pakistan. It is located about 25 miles (40 km) from Islamabad, Pakistan.

It forms Khanpur Lake, a reservoir which supplies drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi and irrigation water to many of the agricultural and industrial areas surrounding the cities.


The dam was completed in 1983 after a 15 year construction period believed to have cost Rs. 1,352 million. It is 167 feet (51 m) high and stores 110,000 acre feet (140,000,000 m³) of water. Khanpur lake was built by Ayub Khan , Former President of Pakistan. The dam was named after the former Khanpur village.  A new Khanpur town is located  in downstream of the Dam. Khanpur Lake is an ideal place where you can enjoy boating, angling and watching migratory birds during winter. Hotels are also present in texila you can also enjoy food. Khanpur Lake has also become a popular tourist destination where families and individuals can enjoy boating, go picnicking, take extended walks along the lakeshore or observe migratory birds in Winter.







Saturday, February 05, 2011

Sheesh Mehal Pakistan

Posted by khubaib abbasi On 10:51 AM


The word "sheesh mehal" means The Palace of Mirrors. Sheesh Mehal is present in Lahore Pakistan. Sheesh mehal is a beautiful historical place in pakistan. Sheesh mehal was constructed under the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631-32. The ornate white marble pavilion is inlaid with pietra dura and complex mirror-work of the finest quality. The hall was reserved for personal use by the imperial family and close aides. It is among the 21 monuments that were built by successive Mughal emperors inside Lahore Fort, and forms the jewel in the Fort’s crown. Sheesh Mahal, in Urdu language, literally means 'Crystal Palace'. The solid brick foundations of Lahore Fort were laid in 1566 under the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great on the location of an earlier mud-fort. To build the new fort, the Emperor brought experienced artisans after the completion of Fatehpur Sikri. The sheesh mahal was built by a famous architect of mughals. It was built in the middle of Akbar's rule. The fa├žade, comprising of five cusped marble arches supported by coupled columns, opens into the courtyard. The engrailed spandrels and bases are inlaid with precious stones. This fort is constructed in white marble and red sandstone and its beauty is exaggerated by the Maotha Lake. The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh.




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