Category Archives: Ancient India

Katas Raj Temple Complex

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 »

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Rawat Fort

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 »

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The ancient ruins of Taxila

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 »

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Ucha Pind Sanghol

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.
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Harrappan era civilization, Archeological Museum

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 »

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Bathinda Fortress – Qila Mubarack

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 »

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Jaijon

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.

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Sheetla Mandir Temple

Sheetla Mandir is an important place of worship for Hindus and a major tourist attraction in Jalandhar. Located near the Balmiki Gate in the centre of Jalandhar, it said to be as old as Jalandhar itself. Continue reading »

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