Sri Lankan Mouth-Watering Street Foods

Sri Lanka is an island country situated in South Asia. It is a highly touristed country because of its many numbers of beautiful destinations, including beaches, mountains, historical sites, and much more. Besides it being very tourist attracted because of its attractive locations it is also famous for mouth-watering dishes including traditional and street food. These are highly popular among locals as well as foreigners. If you happen to visit Sri Lanka, don’t ever leave the country without trying the following foods because this is going to be one of the reasons why you would want to come back.

Kottu

Starting from the most popular, Kottu is a Lankan favorite. There is absolutely no person in Sri Lanka who has not heard about Kottu. It is also a famous party dish for dinners. A renowned phrase said by many Sri Lankans is Italy got Pizza, the USA got burgers and Sri Lanka got Kottu!  Well, what is Kottu? Kottu is made out of Godhamba roti. This roti is cut into small squares and eventually mixed with vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, leaks, and much more. After that, meat, eggs, and cheese is added into it. However, if you are a vegetarian, you won’t have to worry as there is vegetable kottu. You can place your order choosing between egg kottu, cheese kottu, sea food kottu, chicken kottu, and vegetable kottu.

But the most recommended type is the cheese kottu because the cheese mixed with chicken brings a delicious flavor as it is much juicier and creamy. But this does not mean the other types of kottu are not that tasty. Of course, they are equally delicious! The moment you take a spoon full of kottu and take a bite into it, you will be awestruck by the various flavors it brings. The taste just waters your mouth even more and keeps you wanting more. The moment you finish off the entire plate of kottu, you will be full, but a couple of hours later, you’ll wish you had more. The best part about kottu is you never get tired of eating it.

Places that make Kottu are not at all hard to find. When you make kottu there’s always the sound of two blades hitting the metal board. These two blades are used to chop the Godhamba roti and mix the vegetables and meat to create a delicious flavor. If you ever happen to visit Sri Lanka, buy kottu, visit the nearest beach and eat it while watching the sunset.

Isso Wade

The next best Sri Lankan street food is Isso wade. Isso wade simply said prawn Wade is a type of Sri Lankan snack. Some of the ingredients of this dish are given away by its name, Isso (prawn). Prawns are one of the main elements of this snack. The wade is made with dhal, and the prawn is attached to the top, it is then deep-fried in oil. After that, it is served with a special sauce. It’s very spicy; some of the main ingredients of it are red Chili powder and salt. A topping of fresh onions is added on top of the sauce.

The moment you bite into this snack, it’s very crusty. And when you start munching it, you will be amazed at the different flavors it carries. It’s crusty, spicy, salty, and the taste of onions perfectly matches, which brings a unique taste.

Have this with a carbonated drink, and you will surely be satisfied. This type of snack is not hard to find, just like kottu. You can find this, especially in the Galle face beach where so many vendors sell it for very low prices. Go out during an evening to the Galle face beach, and you will be able to find Isso wade, that’s freshly made, and you can eat it warm.

Have this with a carbonated drink, and you will surely be satisfied. This type of snack is not hard to find, just like kottu. You can find this, especially in the Galle face beach where so many vendors sell it for very low prices. Go out during an evening to the Galle face beach, and you will be able to find Isso wade, that’s freshly made, and you can eat it warm.

Vegetable Roti

 

Amongest many other delicious street foods, the vegetable roti is one of the types you must try. This snack can be eaten either for breakfast or dinner. But it’s commonly eaten for tea time in the evening.

The vegetable roti is, of course, a vegetarian snack. To make this, the first thing you must do is make dough balls the size of tiny golf balls and then flatten it out like a pancake. It may sound very easy, but it’s quite tiring to flatten it as the consistency of the dough is very stretchy like elastic. After you flatten the dough, a filling of vegetables is made such as potatoes, curry leaves, onions, leeks, and garlic. These are mashed together and tempered with different types of spices.

After that, you must add the filling into the flattened dough. And then the mixture is covered using the flour paste itself. Once the vegetable paste is completely covered, it’s baked or heated in a pan.

Once you take a bite of this warm vegetable roti, you will realize that it is quite soft. The filling of different spices and vegetables makes it very flavorful, and the taste just bursts in your mouth. But if you are not used to eating spices, then the vegetable roti will be a bit hot but still delicious. Two of these will fill you up.

You should try this dish in the evening during tea time. Eat it warm as that’s when it tastes best. And don’t forget to have a cup of warm Sri Lankan tea with it as they make the perfect combination.

Coconut Roti

 

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The coconut roti is also a very famous dish in Sri Lanka. In Sinhala, you call it Pol Roti. It’s mainly eaten for breakfast by locals, and its name gives away its main ingredient, coconut. Sri Lanka has a large number of coconut trees. Therefore, coconut being the main ingredient of this roti is not surprising.

This dish is quite simple to make. Firstly, you must make the dough with water, flour coconut oil, and salt. And then the main ingredient is added, scraped coconut.

Some people even use coconut water instead of water to make the dough, which makes it extra delicious and gives much flavor to the roti. You can also add a bit of onion and green chilies into it. After that, you must flatten the mixture, and heat in a pan.

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You can eat this dish with a type of salsa called Katta sambal or Lunu Miris. The difference between these two salsas is that the first one has Maldives fish added into it, and the other one doesn’t. However, you must make both of these with onions, salt, lemon and, chili powder. It’s chopped to make a paste and eaten with warm coconut roti.

Once you take a bite of this coconut roti, the first taste you will get is of the coconut scrapes. It is not as soft as a vegetable roti, but it is equally tasty. For extra flavor, break a small piece of coconut roti and take a bit of Lunu Miris or Katta sambal into it and eat it.

But make sure not to take too much salsa as it is very spicy. This dish goes perfectly with a typical Sri Lankan ginger tea, as it is very refreshing.

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You usually come across street vendors who sell Coconut roti, especially in the upcountry of Sri Lanka, such as Nuwara Eliya and Ella. These vendors make it by the street, heating it on stone tablets, which is the traditional method to make roti. Since the weather is cold in upcountry, a warm roti with ginger tea is very comforting. If you ever visit Sri Lanka, you must try it in cold weather as they make the perfect match.

Hoppers (Appa)

 

 

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Hoppers are also a Sri Lankan favorite. It is a traditional Sri Lankan food, and people eat it for breakfast or dinner. So, what exactly is Hoppers or Appa? It’s a dish that is crunchy like thin wafers at the corners and very soft in the middle like bread. The shape is like a bowl, which makes it easy to eat as you can keep your salsa or the curry that you eat it with in the middle of it.

Hoppers are made with a type of rice flour where the dough is a watery consistency. Once you eat it, you will realize that it is very crunchy, and it tastes milky. You can eat Hoppers with chili paste, which makes it a lot like a Sri Lankan version of nachos. But if you’re a person who doesn’t like spice, you can even eat it with honey. Either way, it tastes great.

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Vendors who make hoppers are very easy to find, especially in the night time. Due to the popularity of this snack, you will be able to find a vendor at least once every 1km. It’s much easier to find them during the night time as many people eat hoppers in the night and the morning it is not so common. So, if you want to find hoppers, then you should aim the dinner time.

In conclusion, if you want to have one of the best times in Sri Lanka, food plays an important role. Every destination you visit will give you a different feel if you have a Sri Lankan snack. So grab your plane tickets to Sri Lanka and go on a tour around the country while visiting the vendors who sell these dishes and snacks, and surely, it will be a vacation to remember. And you will, without a doubt, want to revisit Sri Lanka.

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LIST OF TOP FAMOUS LAKES IN PAKISTAN

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1- SAIF UL MALOOK LAKE

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Location: Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Saif ul Malook (Urdu: is a mountainous lake )جھیل سیف الملوک located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, near the town of Naran in the Saif ul Malook National Park. The lake is a source of the Kunhar river. At an elevation of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level, the lake is located above the tree line, and is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan.

»Coordinates.     34.876957°N          73.694485°E
»Lake type.  Alpine, Glacial lake

»Primary inflows.   Glacial water

LOCATION:
Saif ul Malook is located in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) north of Naran, in the northern part of Kaghan Valley.

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2- SHANDUR LAKE

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Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Shandur Lake (Urdu:شندور) lies in Shandur Valley which is located in a high mountain pass. Chitral and Gilgit are accessible via Shandur Pass. This lake is also one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. Surroundings of Shandur Lake has a flat grassy land. Shandur Valley is also home to the World’s Highest Polo Ground. Shandur Polo Festival is famous around the world. The locals observe this beautiful festival every year from 7th to 9th of July.

Location: Shandur Polo festival:

During the annual ‘Shandur Polo Festival,’ there are polo matches played in Shandur Polo Ground on Shandur Top, between the local teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and KPK. Approximately seven matches are played in the three days of the festival usually held on July 7th to 9th every year. The final match is played on July 9th between Teams A of Gilgit and Chitral.

 

Location:


Shandur Pass connects Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

 

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3- RAWAL LAKE

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Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake (Urdu جھیل راول) in Pakistan is an artificial reservoir that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Korang River along with some other small streams coming from Margalla Hills have been set to form this artificial lake which covers an area of 8.8 km2. Korang River is the outlet stream of Rawal Dam. Rawal Lake is located within an isolated section of the Village Malpur, Bani Gala and Margalla Hills National Park.

Fishery

There are 15 fish species belonging to 11 genera that are present in Rawal Lake. The fish species in Rawal lake and its tributaries include: Doula (Channa channa), Rahu (Labeorohita), Thaila (Catla catla), Mori (Cirrhinus mrigala), Carp fish (Cyprinus carpio) and Talapia (Tilapia mossambica).

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4- DUDIPATSAR LAKE

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> Dudipatsar Lake

Dudipatsar Lake (Urdu: دودی پت سر جھیل) also known as Dudipat Lake, is a lake encircled by snow clad peaks in Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park. The lake lies in the north end of the Kaghan Valley, in the Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in northern Pakistan.

> Geography

The lake’s water is greenish blue hue and very cold, at an elevation of 3,800 metres (12,500 ft). The surrounding mountains, with snow patches in the shady dales, average around 4,800 metres (15,700 ft) in elevation. Their natural habitat is in the Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows ecoregion.

Lulusar Lake, also in the park, is the primary headwaters of the Kunhar River. Saiful Muluk National Park, with Saif ul Maluk Lake, is adjacent in the 150 kilometres (93 mi) long Kaghan Valley region and together the parks protect 88,000 hectares (220,000 acres).

 

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5- ATTABAD LAKE

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> Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake (Urdu:عطا آباد جھیل), is a lake in Gojal Valley, Hunza Gilgit Baltistan, an administrative region of Pakistan. The lake was created in January 2010 as a result of the Attabad Disaster. Attabad Lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gilgit- Baltistan offering activities like boating, jet skiing, fishing and other recreational activities.

> Formation

The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad Village in Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, 14 kilometres (9 mi) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on 4 January 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has displaced 6,000 peoples from upstream villages, stranded (from land transportation routes) a further 25,000, and inundated over 19 kilometres (12 mi) of the Karakoram Highway. The lake reached 21 kilometres (13 mi) long and over 100 metres (330 ft) in depth by the first week of June 2010 when it began flowing over the landslide dam, completely submerging lower Shishkat and partly flooding Gulmit.

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6- KARAMBAR LAKE

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Karambar Lake (Urdu: کرمبر جھیل) also known as Qurumbar Lake, is a high altitude lake located in the extreme north of Broghil, a valley in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. It is the 33rd highest lake in the world and one of the highest biologically active lakes on earth.

> HYDROLOGY

The approximate length of the lake is 3.9 kilometers (2.4 mi), width is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and, average depth is 52 meters (171 ft).

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LOCATION
The lake is located in the extreme north of Broghil, a valley in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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5 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN PAKISTAN

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LIST OF TOP (5) PLACES IN PAKISTAN

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1- MONUMENT in ISLAMABAD

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The Pakistan Monument is a national monument and heritage museum located on the western Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad,Pakistan. The monument was constructed to symbolize the unity of the Pakistani people. It is dedicated to the people of Pakistan whosacrificed their “today” for a better “tomorrow”.

>_Type
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>_Architectural style
    Mughal
>_Location
    Islamabad, Pakistan
>_Construction started
    25 May 2004
>_Completed
    23 March 2007.

HISTORY OF MANUFACTURING:
Covering a total area of ​2.8 hectares (6.9 acres)​, The design of the Monument is rooted in the rich Mughal Architecture of the Subcontinent.He used today’s technology to modernize the historicalform of the Muqarnas. The resultant Petal-shaped structure Emphasizes the importance of unity and togetherness of the people of Pakistan.

Provinces...
The Four Provinces it represents the ​Four​ Different Cultures of the People of Pakistan. The ​Four Large​ Petals represent each of the four Cultures, The ​Punjabi​, the ​Balochi​, the ​Sindhi​ and the ​Pakhtun. The Three smaller​ Petals represent: the ​Minorities​, ​Azad Kashmir​ and Gilgit Baltistan​. All ​SevenPetals, though independent of each other, stand together in unison to form the nation of Pakistan.

The ​Star of the Flag​ in the Monument is Designed in ​Shiny Black Granite with Golden star​s, which represent the people who Sacrificed their life for Pakistan. The ​moon Crescent​ is made from ​stainless steel​ with inspirational writings of ​Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah​ and ​Allama Iqbal.​The various landmarks of the Pakistan,such as: ​Lahore Fort​, ​Badshahi Mosque​, ​Khyber Pass​ and Minar-e-Pakistan​. Though the name of the architect​ Arif Masoud​ is inscribed in stone in the main Dedication Plaque located at the beginning of the main Plaza. he has honored all construction workers by placing their hand impressions all along the long walls flanking this Freedom Plaza on both the sides.

Furthermore, the facilities includes a reference library, audio-visual archive, conference hall along with a ​62-seat capacity auditorium known as ​Panorama Hall​. The complex receives on average received 1500 Tourists ​Per day Totalling at ​0.57 million visitors in 2015​. From air the monument looks like a ​star​ (center) and a ​crescent​ moon (formed by walls forming the Petals), these represent the star and crescent on Pakistan’s flag. The ​foundation​ stone was laid on 25 May2004, Completed in 2006 and inaugurated on 23 March 2007 by President ​​General Pervez Musharaf​. Pakistan Monoment Islamabad Museum is ​Located​ in Front of Pakistan Monoment Islamabad at Shakarparian​, ​Islamabad​ , ​Pakistan​. Museum is ​created​ to give tribute those who sacrificed there all life for a separate homeland.It is spread over an area of ​28000 square Meters.

The ​inner walls​ of Pakistan Monument Granite Petals are decorated with Murals. These Murals are mainly based on Islamic Art. The decorating team led by Zarar Haider Babri and Kausar Jahan spent 119,000 Hours of artwork.

The top of the Mountain, there is a Green area for visiting leaders to Plant trees. In ​February 1964​, the Prime Minister Planted tallow trees here; in ​June 1978​, the Deputy Prime Minister planted sycamore trees; in ​June 1981​, the Prime Minister planted Coptis trees; in ​March1984​, the President planted cypress trees; in ​November 1989, Premier LiPeng planted Magnolia trees; and in ​May 1990​, Chairman Wanli planted Pine trees.

National Monument Introduction:
The National Monument began construction on ​May 25, 2004,​ and was officially completed on ​March 23, 2007​. Together, they symbolize the unity of the Pakistani peoples. It took two years and cost ​580 million rupees​, or more than ​70 million yuan​.

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2- SHEESH MAHAL

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The Sheesh Mahal (Urdu: شیش محل; “The Palace of Mirrors”) is located within the Shah Burj Block in northern-western corner of Lahore Fort. It 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” As part of the larger Lahore Fort Complex, it has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

ETYMOLOGY:
Sheesh Mahal, in Urdu language, literally means ‘Crystal Palace’. However, with its Pietra Dura decorations and intricate mirror-work inlaid into the white marble walls and ceilings creating gleaming effect, the Lavish room has come to be known as ‘Palace of Mirrors’, and sometimes the ‘Hall of Mirrors’. Similar halls are also found in the contemporary palace of the Agra Fort, and show influence on the later additions to Amber Fort.

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HISTORY:

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. Later, Shah Jahan converted the fort into a pleasure resort and added Di wan-i-Khas, Moti Masjid, Naulakha Pavilion, sleeping chambers, and Sheesh Mahal in to the complex. Sheesh Mahal is located within the Shah Burj (King’s Pavilion) block that was actually built by his predecessor Jahangir. The chamber was exclusively used for private council meetings as part of the daily routine of the emperor, whereas the whole block was only accessible to the imperial Princes, the vizier, and selected courtiers. The extension work of private quarters by Shah Jahan continued between 1628 and 1634. The distinctive Shah Jahani architecture is reflected in the extensive use of white marble and hierarchical accents of the construction. During the Sikh Empire, Shah Burj became Ranjit Singh’s favourite place. He built a harem over the top of Sheesh Mahal. This was also the place where he used to display his prized possession, the Koh-i- Noor.

DESIGN:

The Sheesh Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan. It was built in the middle of Jahangir’s rule. The façade, consisting of Five Cusped Marble arches supported by coupled columns, opens into the courtyard. The engrailed spandrels and bases are inlaid with precious stones. The pavilion is in the form of a semi-octagon, and consists of apartments roofed with gilded cupolas and intricately decorated with pietra dura and convex glass and mirror mosaic (ayina kari) with thousands of small mirrors. At night they light candles. The decorative features also include stucco tracery (munabat kari) and carved marble screens in geometrical and tendril designs. The roof of the central hall rises up to two storeys. The hall was originally decorated with Fresco Paintings that were later replaced with glass mosaic in different colours.

CONFERENCE:

The additional constructions carried out during the subsequent Sikh and British rules of Punjab on the top of Sheesh Mahal added to the dead load that made the structure vulnerable to collapse. In 1904-05, the plaster from the ceiling of main veranda fell apart, exposing the decay of internal wooden beams and the corroding roof. At this stage, the building was listed by the department of archaeology of British India in 1927 and the repair work was carried out. Similar problems arose in 1960s and were resolved through minor repairs. In 1975, Sheesh Mahal was listed as a protected monument under the Antiquities Act by Pakistan’s Department of Archaeology.

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3- SHALIMAR GARDEN

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The Shalimar Gardens (Punjabi,Urdu: شالامار باغ), also known in English as the Shalimar Gardens, are a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The gardens date from the period when the Mughal Empire was at its artistic and aesthetic zenith, and are now one of Pakistan’s most popular tourist destinations.

The Shalimar Gardens were laid out as a Persian paradise garden intended to create a representation of an earthly utopia in which humans co-exist in perfect harmony with all elements of nature. Construction of the gardens began in 1641 during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan, and was completed in 1642. In 1981 the Shalimar Gardens were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as they embody Mughal garden design at the apogee of its development.

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NAMES:
The courtiers told the Maharaja Ranjit Singh “that Shala was a Turki word which means pleasure and the Mar means the place to live in”. Dissatisfied, he changed the gardens’ name to Shahla Bagh (شهلا باغ), “‘Shahla’ meaning in Persiansweetheart‘ with dark gray eyes and a shade of red and ‘Bagh’ meaning ‘garden.’”

[The courtiers present passed high eulogies on the Maharaja’s ingenuity in eulogies on the Maharájá’s ingenuity in selecting so charming a name for the famous gardens of Láhore, and it was ordered, accordingly, that henceforward the gardens be called by that name, and written so in all public correspondence.]

HISTORY:
Construction of the gardens began on 12 June 1641, and took 18 months to complete. During the Sikh era, much of the garden’s marble was pillaged and used to decorated the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The Shalamar Gardens were plundered of much of its marble which was transported to decorate the Ram Bagh Palace in nearby Amritsar, while the garden’s costly agate gate was stripped and sold by Lehna Singh Majithia. In 1806 Maharaja ordered the Shalamar Gardens to be repaired. In 1962, the Shalamar Gardens were nationalised by General Ayub khan because leading Arain Mian family members had opposed his imposition of martial law in Pakistan. The annual Mela Chiraghan festival used to take place in the gardens until General Ayub Khan forbade it in 1958.

DESIGN & LAYOUT:
Mughal Gardens were based upon Timurid gardens built in Central Asia and Iran between the 14th and 16th century. A high brick wall richly decorated with intricate fretwork encloses the site in order to allow for the creation of a Charbagh paradise garden – a microcosm of an earthly utopia. The Shalamar Gardens are laid out in the form of a rectangle aligned along a north–south axis, and measure 658 metres by 258 metres, and cover an area of 16 hectares. Each terrace level is 4–5 metres (13–15 feet) higher than the previous level. The uppermost terrace of the gardens is named Bagh-e-Farah Baksh, literally meaning Bestower of Pleasure. The second and third terraces are jointly known as the meaning Bestower of Goodness. The first and third terraces are both shaped as squares, while the second terrace is a narrow rectangle.

LOCATION:
The Shalamar Gardens are located near Baghbanpura along Grand Trunk Road some 5 kilometers northeast of Lahore’s Walled City.

 

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4- TRANGO TOWER

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TRANGO TOWERS:
The Trango Towers (Urdu: ٹرینگو ٹاورز) are a family of rock towers situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, in the north of Pakistan. The Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world, and every year a number of expeditions from all corners of the globe visit Karakoram to climb the difficult granite. They are located north of Baltoro Glacier, and are part of the Baltoro Muztagh, a sub-range of the Karakoram range. The highest point in the group is the summit of Great Trango Tower at 6,286 m (20,623 ft), the east face of which features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop.

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STRUCTURE OF THE GROUP:
All of the Trango Towers lie on a ridge, roughly northwest-southeast, between the Trango Glacier on the west and the Dunge Glacier on the east. Great Trango itself is a large massif, with four identifiable summits: Main (6,286 m (20,623 ft)), South or Southwest (6,250 m (20,510 ft)), East (6,231 m (20,443 ft)), and West (6,223 m (20,417 ft)). It is a complex combination of steep snow/ice gullies, steeper rock faces, and vertical to overhanging headwalls, topped by a snowy ridge system.

CLIMBING HISTORY:
Overall, the Trango Towers group has seen some of the most difficult and significant climbs ever accomplished, due to the combination of altitude, total height of the routes, and the steepness of the rock. All of the routes are highly technical climbs.

»»GREAT TRANGO««
Great Trango was first climbed in 1977 by Galen Rowell, John Roskelley, Kim Schmitz, Jim Morrissey and Dennis Hennek by a route which started from the west side (Trango Glacier), and climbed a combination of ice ramps and gullies with rock faces, finishing on the upper South Face.

»»BASE JUMP««
On 26 August 1992, Australians Nic Feteris and climbed Great Trango and then BASE jumped from an elevation of 5,955 metres (19,537 ft) from the Northeast Face (on the other side of the Norwegian Pillar from the 1,340 metre East Face wall), landing on the northern side of the Dunge Glacier at an altitude of 4,200 metres (13,779 ft).

 

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5- GORAKH HILL STATION

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GORAKH HILL STATION:
Gorakh Hill (Sindhi: is a hill station of گورکھ ) (Urdu: (گورک) Sindh, Pakistan. [1] It is situated at an elevation of 5,689 ft (1,734 m) in the Kirthar Mountains, 94 kilometres (58 mi) northwest of Dadu city.

»Coordinates 26°51′37.10′′N 67°9′6.61′′E«
Country                          Pakistan
Province                         Sindh
District                            Dadu
Elevation                        1734 m (5,689 ft)
Time Zone                      UTC+5 (PST)

ETYMOLOGY:
The name Gorakh is derived from the Sindhi language in which, word “Gorakhnath” refers to a popular Hindu preacher associated with the deity Shiva and that Balochi-language word “Gurkh” is later dialectic adaptation of Sindhi- language word Gorakh.

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HISTORY:
Different opinions have been given about the history and origin of the hill station. It is said that the medieval Hindu saint, Gorakhnath, had extensively wandered in hills and the region. According to Nandu, an authority on Sanskrit, Gorakh is a Sanskrit word which means “shepherding of sheep, cow and goat, etc.”

GEOGRAPHY:
Gorakh Hill Station is situated on one of the highest plateaus of Sindh, spread over 2,500 acres (10 km2) of land. The area is part of the Kirthar Mountain Range that makes the border between Sindh and Baluchistan provinces in Pakistan.

NIGHTLIFE:
Gorakh Hill Station is known for its nightlife, specially Bonfire setup.

TOURISM:

The Gorakh hill station is situated 423 km (263 mi) from Karachi and nearly 8 hours’ Driving distance.The Hill station attracts thousands of tourists from the city.

 

 

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10 MOST BEAUTIFUL MOSQUES IN PAKISTAN

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HERE IS THE LIST OF TOP 10 MOSQUES IN PAKISTAN

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1- FAISAL MOSQUE

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FAISAL MOSQUE is a mosque in Islamabad the Capital of Pakistan. It is the National Mosque of Pakistan, and one of the largest Mosques in the world. It is named after King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. It was the biggest mosque for a period of six years(1986-1993).
This mosque is a major tourist attraction in Pakistan, Islamabad in particular, and is referred as a Contemporary and Influential feature of Islamic architecture.Construction of the mosque began in1976 after a $120 million grant from Saudi King Faisal, whose name the mosque bears.  
The unconventional design by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay was selected after an international competition. Without batypical dome, the mosque is shaped like a Bedouin tent, surrounded by four 260 feet(79 m) tall minarets. The design features Eight-sided shell shaped sloping roofsforming a triangular worship hall which can hold 10,000 worshipers. Combined the structure covers an area of 54,000 square ft, the mosque dominates the landscape of Islamabad.It is situated at the north end of Faisal Avenue, Putting it at the Northernmost end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the western most foothills of the Himalayas. It is located on an elevated area of land westernmost foothills of the Himalayas.It is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the national park.    
The Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993, when it was overtaken by mosques in MENA region of Saudi Arabia. Faisal Mosque is now the fourth largest mosque in terms of capacity.

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2- BADSHAHI MOSQUE

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Badshahi Mosque: It is one of the historical place in Pakistan. The Badshahi Mosque (Urdu: Badshahi Masjid/مسجدبادشاھی), or the Emperor’s Mosque, was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan, near the Minar-e-Pakistan. It is one of the city’s best known landmarks, and a major tourist attraction epitomizing the beauty and grandeur of the Mughal It has four minarets. Two are minor and two are major.                     
It is the fifth largest mosque in the world.The Badshahi Mosque was built by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671,with construction of the masjid lasting for two years until 1673. The masjid is an important example of Mughal architecture, with an exterior that is decorated with carved red sandstone with marble inlay. It remains the largest masjid of the Mughal-era, and is the second-largest masjid in Pakistan. After the fall of the Mughal Empire, the masjid was used as a garrison by the Sikh Empire and the British Empire, and is now one of Pakistan’s most iconic sights.The mosque is located adjacent to the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan. The entrance to the mosque lies on the western side of the rectangular Hazuri Bagh, and faces the famous Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort,  which is located on the eastern side of the Hazuri Bagh. The mosque is also located next to the Roshnai Gate, which of the original thirteen gates of Lahore, which is located to the southern side of the Hazuri Bagh. Near the entrance of the mosque lies the Tomb of Muhammad Iqbal
MUHAMMAD IQBAL a poet widely revered in Pakistan as the founder of the Pakistan Movement which led to the creation of Pakistan as a home land for the Muslims of British India.Also located near the mosque’s entrance is the tomb of Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, who is credited for playing a major role in preservation and restoration of the mosque.

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3- GRAND JAMIA MOSQUE

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GRAND JAMIA MOSQUE LAHORE (Urdu: گرینڈمسجدجامع) is a Mosque Located in Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan. With a capacity of 70,000 worshipers, it is the Third Largest Mosque in Pakistan and the Fourteenth Largest Mosque in the World. Designed by Nayyar Ali Dada,
It was  INAUGURATED on Eid al-Adha on 6 October 2014. It can Accommodate 25,000 worshipers indoors, while the Courtyard and Corridor leading to the main HallS of worship can Accommodate a total of 70,000.The Architecture is influenced by Badshahi Mosque, Wazir Khan Mosque and Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with construction costs of over 4/FOUR billion rupees (or Approximately $39 million).The structure comprises four minarets,each 165 Feet tall, and a grand dome, which is surrounded by 20 smaller Domes. Theexterior is surfaced with 4 million handmade Multani tiles. The interior is decorated with Custom-made Carpets imported from Turkey and over 50 chandeliers imported from Iran. One of the floors consists of an Islamic heritage museum displaying rare Quranic collections, an Islamic library and also an Islamic art gallery with various antique artifacts. Over Four million Multani handcrafted mosaic Tiles cover the surface area of the mosque.
The base of the entire structure is Elevated Twenty feet above the ground, with the rooftop elevating to Eighty feet and the Grand Dome placed in the center surrounded by Twenty smaller Domes. Marking the extremities of the entire structure are the towering minarets standing one hundred sixty-five feet Tall. The mosque includes Six arched shape wooden doors and then dazzles you with views of white chandeliers, Tile-mosaic and Fresco of extraordinary beauty. The Center Dome is the crown jewel of this magnificent piece of craftsmanship. Rising Forty feet, in height and spreading Fifty feet.

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4- DAI ANGA MOSQUE

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This Mughal Mosque is situated in the Naulakha area, southeast of the Fortress-like Railway station. You can Approach it from the railway station, but it might be simpler to travel north east on Nicholson Road from Qila Gujjar Singh Chowk, and continue straight across Allama Iqbal Road (formerly Mayo Road), Past the Presbyterian Church and Bohar wala Chowk. The comparatively narrow road veers left, terminating in a dead end at agate guarding the railway platform beyond the fence. On the left is a gate behind which is situated a mosque built by Dai Anga Zeb-un-Nisa,
A wet nurse of Emperor Shah situated a mosque built by Dai Anga Zeb-un-Nisa, Her family had been closely associated with the Mughal imperial family her husband Murad Khan served Jahangir as Adawlati or Magistrate of Bikaner, and her son Muhammad Rashid Khan, reputed to be one of the best archers in the kingdom, died fighting in the service of Shah Jahan’s eldest born Dara Shaikh. Zeb-un-Nisa herself was highly regarded by Shah Jahan. Passing through the gate one is over awed by the magnificent structure of Dai Anga’s mosque. Although a lot of restoration work has been carried out on the building—much appears to belong to later-period restorative efforts—it cannot take away from the magnificence of the original restorative efforts—it cannot take away from the magnificence of the original structure. The design of the mosque is based on a single-aisle 3-bay plan form—
A comparatively simplified version of the spectacular mosques built by the Mughals. The Prayer chamber is divided into three compartments by means of lateral arches. The central bay, larger than the others, has exceptionally rich decoration. The usual arched recess sunk deeply into the western wall serves as the Mihrab. It is crowned, like its flanking counterparts, with a high double dome placed on squinches composed of Eight small arched panels. The side bays, less elaborately decorated, have double  Domes resting on preventives. The elaborately decorated, have double Domes resting on preventives. The central compartment has a pronounced projection created by means of an engrailed arch and a half-Dome embellished with tiled panels. The projected frame is marked with slender pilasters on either corner, while at the two eastern corners of the prayer chamber are square minarets surmounted with a carved platform on which once rested the kiosk.

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5- MASJID WAZIR KHAN

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The Wazir Khan Mosque is 17th century Mosque located in the city of Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The mosque was commissioned during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as part of an Ensemble of Buildings that also included the nearby Shahi Hammam baths. The mosque is located in the Walled City of Lahore along the southern side of Lahore Shahi Guzargah, or “Royal Road,” which was the traditional route traversed by Mughal nobles on their way to royal residences at the Lahore Fort.
The mosque is situated approximately 260 metres west of the Delhi Gate, where the mosque is situated approximately 260 metres west of the Delhi Gate, where the Mosque’s Shahi Hammam is locate.The mosque also faces a town square known as Wazir Khan Chowk, and the Chitta Gate.The mosque was commissioned by the chief physician to the Mughal Court,Hakeem ilam-ud-din Ansari, who was widely known as Wazir Khan. Wazir Khan later became the subedar, or Viceroy of Punjab, and commissioned several monuments in Lahore. Wazir Khan owned substantial amounts of Property near theDelhi Gate, and commissioned the Wazir Khan mosque in 1634 in order to enclose the Tomb of Miran Badshah, an esteemed Sufi saint whose tomb now lies in the courtyard of the mosque. Prior to construction of the Wazir Khan Mosque, the site had been occupied by an older shrine to the saint.The mosque’s interior was richly embellished with frescoes that synthesize Mughal and local Punjabi decorative traditions, while the exterior of the mosque was lavishly decorated with intricate Persian-style kashi-kari tilework.Wazir khan’s mosque super seded the older Maryam Zamani Mosque as the Lahore main mosque for congregations Friday Prayers. Wazir Khan’s mosque was part of a larger complex that included a row of shops traditionally reserved for calligraphers and Book Binders, and the town square in front of the mosque’s main entrance.Wazir Khan Mosque features South Asia’s first example of a Purpose-built Central Asian charso azar,or four-axis bazaar -although in the Wazir Khan Mosque adaptation, Two of the Four axises are aligned as the mosque’s entryway, while the other two form the Calligrapher’s Bazaar.

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6- MASJID-E-TOOBA

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Masjid-e-Tooba or Tooba Mosque (Urdu: یٰطوبمسجد) also known as Gol Masjid,is located in the city of Karachi, Sindh the Province of Pakistan. It is situated in the phase 2 of DHA (Defense Housing Authority),Karachi.The construction of the Mosque began in1966 and completed in 1969. The Mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Babar Hamid Chauhan and the Engineer was Zaheer Haider Naqvi. This Mosque has the Capacity to hold up to 5,000 Peoples. °Claims to be the largest single-dome° Mosque in the world with no Pillars in its Central Prayer Hall. Its huge dome is supported on a low surrounding wall.°18th Largest Mosque in the world as of 2018.

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7- MOTI MASJID

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Moti Masjid (Punjabi, Urdu: مسجدموتی), one of the “Pearl Mosques“, is a 17th-century religious building located inside the Lahore Fort,  Punjab, Pakistan. It is a small, white Marble structure built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir and modified by the architects of Shah Jahan,and is among his prominent extensions (such as Sheesh Mahal and Naulakha pavilion) to the Lahore Fort Complex.
The mosque is located on the western side of Lahore Fort, closer to Alamgiri Gate, the main entrance. Moti in Urdu language means Pearl, which designates a perceived preciousness to Moti in Urdu language means pearl, religious structure. It was an established practice among Mughal emperors to name the mosques after Generic names for Gemstones. Other such examples are Mina Masjid (GemMosque) and Nagina Masjid (JewelMosque), both located in Agra Fort and completed in 1637 under Shah Jahan’s region. The mosque built between 1630–35, is the first among the “Pearl”  named mosques, the others built by Shah Jahan in Agra Fort (1647–53), and his Son Aurangzeb in the Red Fort (1659–60).After the demise of the Mughal Empire, the mosque was converted into a Sikh temple and renamed Moti Mandir during the mosque was converted into a Sikh temple and renamed Moti Mandir during the period of the Sikh rule under Ranjit Singh’s Sikh Confederacy (1716—99).
Later, Ranjit Singh also used the building for the state treasury. When the British took over Punjab in 1849, they discovered precious stones wrapped inbits of rags and placed in velvet purses scattered inside the mosque, along with other inventory.The building was later revived to its former status, and the religious relics were conserved at the nearby Badshahi Mosque. The structure, located in the Northwestern corner of Dewan-e-Aam quadrangle, It is completely built of typical of Mughal architecture of Shah Jahan’s times.It is completely built of white marble that was brough tfrom Makrana The facade is composed of cusped arches and engaged baluster columns with smoot hand fine contours.The mosque has three super imposed Domes, Two aisles of fivebays, and a slightly raised central pishtaq,or portal with a rectangular frame.This five-arched facade distinguishes it from other mosques of the similar class with three-arched facades. The interior is simple and plain with the exception of ceilings that are decorated and designed in four different orders, Two Arcuate, and two Trabeated.

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8- SHAH JAHAN MOSQUE

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The SHAH JAHAN MOSQUE (Urdu: جہاںشاہمسجد), also known as the Jamia Masjid of THATTA (Urdu: ٹھٹہمسجدجامع), is a 17th century building that serves as the central mosque for the city of Thatta, in the Pakistani Province of Sindh. The mosque is considered to have the moste laborate display of tile work in South Asia,and is also notable for its geometric brick work  a decorative element that is unusual for Mughal-Period Mosque.
It was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who bestowed it to the city as a token of Gratitude,and is heavily Influenced by Central Asian architecture a reflection of Shah Jahan’s campaigns by Central Asian architecture a reflectionof Shah Jahan’s campaigns near Samarkand shortly before the mosque was designed. The mosque is located in Eastern Thatta  the Capital of Sindh in the 16th and 17th centuries before Sindh’s capital was shifted to nearby Hyderabad. It is located near the Makli Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is approximately 100 kilometres from Karachi. The Shah Jahan Mosque’s architectural style is overtly influenced by Turkic and Persian styles.The mosque is characterized by extensive brickwork and the use of blue tiles, both of which were directly influenced the use of blue tiles, both of which were directly influenced by Timurid architectural styles from Central Asia from where the previous rulers of Sindh, the Tarkhans,had hailed before the region was annexed by the Mughals in 1592. The layout of the mosque may have been influenced by the conservative Timurid style Humayun Mosque in Kachpura,near the city of Agra,in modern day India. The main entryway into the mosque complex is through a Persian style Charbagh, or Quadrangle garden.

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9- SHAHI EIDGAH  MOSQUE

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The Shahi Eid Gah Mosque (Punjabi and Urdu: مسجدگاہعیدشاہی ) is an early 18th Century Mosque located in the Pakistani city of Multan, in southern Punjab. Located on the main Multan Lahore Highway in the Northeast of the oldest Part of the city. The mosque is adjacent to the 20th Century Sufi shrine of Ahmad Saeed Kazmi. Founding The mosque was built in 1735 CE during the reign of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.
The mosque was funded by Nawab the reign of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah. The mosque was funded by Nawab Abdul Samad Khan, who was the Mughal Governor of Multan. Sikh Following the fall of Multan to Sikh forces, the Mosque was converted into garrison and was used for Gunpowder storage. In 1848, the Mosque served as site where Sikh rebels, supported by group of 2,000 soldiers that surrounded the mosque,murdered two British emissaries. The event lead to the siege multan and eventual defeat of the Sikh Empire.
In subsequent fighting duringthe Siege of Multan, a British cannon struck the roof of the mosque, causing 40,000 Pounds of Gunpowder to explode, destroying a Portion of the Mosque. British The mosque was used as a court during the early British Period in Multan. They was restored and returned to its original purpose in 1891 at the insistence of Deputy Commissioner H.C. Cookson. Modern After the independence of Pakistan, the courtyard was expanded to accommodate more worshippers. The mosque is spacious, with a vast courtyard and a prayer chamber measuring 250 feet by 54 feet,and features Seven Domes. The mosque’s Exterior is Embellished with Glazed blue Multan style Tiles, while the interior is Ornamented with intricate Mosaics.

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10- SUNEHRI MOSQUE

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The Sunheri Mosque (Urdu: مسجدسنہری,or Golden Mosque), also known as the Talai Mosque, is a late Mughal architecture-era Mosque in the Walled City of Lahore, capital of the Pakistani Province of Punjab. Sunehri Mosque is located in the Walled City of Lahore Unlike the Wazir Khan Mosque and Badshahi Mosque which were built at the Zenith of the Mughal Empire in the 17th century, the Sunehri Mosque was built in 1753 when the empire was in decline.
The architect of the mosque was Nawab Bukhari Khan, Deputy Governor of Lahore During the Reign of Muhammad Shah. Local shopkeeper had objected to the construction of a large mosque in congested area, so Bukhari Khan acquired a fatwa from local Religious leaders in order for construction to Begin. Sikh Rule: During Sikh rule, the Mosque was seized by Sikh authorities and converted into a Gurdwara, after a copy of the Guru Granth Sahib was installed in the Mosque following Sikhs complaints that the Muslim call to Prayer from the mosque was disturbing their religious ceremonies at a newly constructed Baoli (stepped well) nearby.The mosque was restored in the late1820s after Fakir Aziz uddin Persuaded Ranjit Singh to transfer ownership back to the Muslim Community. The Muslim community was required to reduce the volume of the call to prayer, and forfeited rent from the leasing of shopfronts.The mosque was built on a plinth elevated 11 feet off of the bazaars surface, with shops occupying the Ground floor Beneath the mosque. The shopsrents were used to pay for the mosque’s upkeep. The architectural style of the Mosque reflects influences of Sikh Architecture from nearby Amritsar.

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