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The Katas Raj Temple complex is a Hindu mandir found in Katas village 40 kms south of Chakwal in Punjab, Pakistan and can be reached by road by the M2 Motorway and then following the road to Choa Saiden Shah. … Continue reading
The Pothohar region in modern-day Pakistan was strategically important, an important position between the trade routes of Central Asia and India and a number of forts were built here by rulers to consolidate their power. Rawat Fort, located on the … Continue reading
The ancient ruins of Taxila are situated approximately 32 km northwest of Rawalpindi in West Punjab, Pakistan, just off the Grand Trunk Road. The prosperous city, due to its position at the junction of three great trade routes: the royal … Continue reading
Sanghol is one of the most important archaeological sites in India. Toramana and Mahiragula era coins and seals etc have been found here. These two kings belonged to Huna people who lived in around 6th century B.C.
Rupar or Rupnagar is the district headquarter of Rupnagar district located around 50km to northwest of state capital Chandigarh. It is famous for being the home to Harrappan era civilization, which predates even the events of the great Hindu epic, … Continue reading
Bathinda Fort is located in heart of Bathinda city, one of the major cities across Punjab. . The fort stands tall providing a magnificent view with the city of Bathinda in background. Numerous battles were fought in this region and this fort has borne witness to many of them. Since it is located on a strategic route, it played an important part of defenses of not only state of Punjab, but for the whole country. Continue reading
Once a flourishing trade centre at the time of partition, today Jaijon is a ghost town in Hoshiarpur district; most of its former residents have migrated to other areas and many of the houses of the time lying in ruins.