Discover Sahiwal

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Sahiwal is a city located in central Punjab, and lies between Multan and Lahore. Sahiwal is around a four to five hour drive away from the National Highway and the fertile plains of Punjab. Irrigation in this area is provided by the Bari Doab Canal system. It has been recorded as the 22nd largest city in Pakistan, with a population of over 200,000.

 

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1. Harappa
Harappa is an archaeological site dating back to 6000 BCE and it is about 24 km west of Sahiwal. The site adopts its name from a modern village located near the former course of the Ravi River. The ancient site adopted its name from the current village Harappa, which is 6km from this area.

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2. The Shrine of Baba Fareed
This shrine is located in Pakpattan, one of the ancient cities in Pakistan. The shrine is decorated with white marble, and the tomb can house around ten people. Unfortunately no women are allowed, but exceptions were made for Benazir Bhutto and the wife of the late Haji Manzoor Hussain. The shrine is also known as Nuri Darwaza and Bahishti Darwaza, translating to the Gate of Light and the Gate of Paradise.

 

3. Zafar Ali Stadium
The Zafar Ali Stadium can seat 50,000 people, and was named after Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, who was one of the leaders in the Pakistan Movement. Imran Khan played his first international match in this stadium, and two One Day International cricket matches were hosted in this stadium, Pakistan v England and Pakistan v India.

 

TIPS

Restaurants:
When in Sahiwal, a visit to Meerab is essential, serving its customers with high quality food and exquisite flavors. Two local Café’s to visit are Shawarma Hut and FazaleHaq Dera Sahiwal, for a delicious meal.

Shopping:
Azaan Heights is the largest mall in Sahiwal, offering its customers with over 40 local brands, which sell everything from shoes to cosmetics. Shopping in Sahiwal is a gratifying experience, since you get to enjoy the regionally originated products.

Hotels:
To book hotels in Sahiwal visit the Jovago.net site for amazing deals at the cheapest prices and flawless service by the Jovago team.

Money:
Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted in the ATM.

Exchange Rate:
http://www.xe.com/currency/pkr-pakistani-rupee

Country Code:
+9240

Airport:
The Sahiwal Airport is located in an area, which will cause minimal disturbance to the city, and conserve the natural beauty of Sahiwal.

 

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