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Cities in Pakistan

akistan is a vast, astonishing and diverse country. Its magnificent cities are a showcase for the wonderful wealth of tradition, culture, and exuberance of life for which Pakistan is world-famous. An ultimate travel destination, Pakistan has so much to offer. From the southern cities of Karachi and Gwadar  with their laid-back open-mindedness, to the dusty desert forts of Thar and world highest Cold desert of Skardu, there is something ultimately enigmatic and enchanting about this great and fascinating Asian giant.

Pakistan pushes forward into the modern era, creating cities that are a beguiling hotchpotch of urban innovation. Technology, money, poverty and ancient structures blend in the developing cities. Old markets brim with people and goods, sacred rivers draw pilgrims from afar and formidable forts conserve maze-like old towns. It’s an incredibly inviting destination to travel to, so here are the cities in Pakistan for you to visit.

Top Cities

Gilgit

At an altitude of about 4,900 feet and 365 miles away from Rawalpindi lies the picturesque Gilgit Valley. One of the finest tourist destinations in Pakistan, Gilgit witnesses the flow of tourists year round. This unique little town of Gilgit is blessed with spectacular beauty. The peak tourist season is from May to mid-October nevertheless, […]

Skardu

Skardu, If a mix of scenic beauty and adventure is what you are looking forward to on your tour to Pakistan, Skardu, capital of Baltistan, perched at 2,438 metres above sea-level in the backdrop of the great peaks of ‘The Karakoram Mountain Range, is the place to travel. Baltistan also known as “Little Tibet” for […]

Lahore

Lahore Punjab has been capital of the Punjab for nearly 1,000 years and reached its glory under Moghuls rule ( 1524 – 1752 ) .The reigns of Humayun, Akber, Jehangir, Shahjehan and Aurungzib, may be considered the golden period of the history of Lahore. The city became a place of Royal residence, gardens, tombs, mosques, […]

Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi If Islamabad reflects the face of modern Pakistan, Rawalpindi is the traditional city steeped in culture and history. The history of Rawalpindi takes us back to the 18th century, when the city came under the Sikh rule. By the 1849 AD, the city was under the British, whose imprints on Rawalpindi are still visible. […]

Karachi

Karachi Sindh Pakistan  is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the most populated city in Pakistan, sometimes known as the City of Light and the City of Quaid after Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. It is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea / Indian Ocean, northwest of the Indus […]

Sukkur

Sukkur is a sprawling town, with beautiful mosques, gardens, shrines and madrazhis (Muslim religious schools). A desert oasis town, similar to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, it also boasts many havelis, however, unlike those of Jaisalmer, the Sukkur variety are decorated with geometric, floral designs and painted in a variety of bright, contrasting colors. Just across the […]

Peshawar

Peshawar The heart of the North West Frontier Province, Peshawar is an exciting city in Pakistan. Located about 170 kilometres from Islamabad (the capital of Pakistan), it takes about three hours by road to reach Peshawar from Islamabad. Steeped in history, Peshawar is the meeting point of the Central Asia and sub-continent. Also called the […]

Quetta

Quetta The fruit bowl of Pakistan, Quetta is a scenic tourist destination. Perched above 5,500 ft above sea level, Quetta makes a wonderful tourist destination in Pakistan. Also known by its ancient name Shalkot, Quetta division was constituted in 1955. It is a mountainous region bounded by The Solomon Range on the East and The […]

Muzaffarabad

Muzaffarabad, located on the confluence of the Jhelum and Neelum rivers, Muzaffarabad is a scenic tourist destination. Administrative capital of Kashmir, Muzaffarabad offers tourists stunning views and exciting trekking trails. Founded by Sultan Muzaffar Khan of the Bamba dynasty, Muzaffarabad is a mix of old monuments and new buildings.   Popular Attractions:   Muzaffarabad is […]

Bahawalpur

The city of Bahawalpur although not an ancient one yet possess an array of glorious traditions. It was established about 200 years back by Nawab Bahawal Khan I as a capital of the Bahawalpur State. It enjoyed this status till 1954 when the state was abolished to form one unit. Bahawalpur was the largest and […]

Multan

Multan is a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan and capital of Multan District. It is located in the southern part of the province. It has a population of over 3.8 million (according to 1998 census), making it the sixth largest city of Pakistan. It is built just east of the Chenab River, more […]

Gwadar

Gwadar, close to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf , is located on the southwestern coast of Pakistan. It is strategically located between three increasingly important regions of the world: the oil-rich Middle East, heavily populated South Asia and the economically emerging and resource-rich Central Asia. The Makran region surrounding Gwadar was occupied […]

Islamabad

Islamabad, capital of Pakistan is a young, vibrant, modern and beautiful city. The urban area is divided into eight zones: administrative, diplomatic, residential, institutional, industrial, commercial, greenbelt, and a national park that includes an Olympic village. The true face of the progressive Pakistan, Islamabad is a city to get lost. Its wide streets, beautiful houses […]

Hyderabad

Hyderabad, second largest city in Sind and third largest city of Pakistan, was the capital of the Sind province before the British rule. The city was founded in 1768 by Ghulam Shah Kalhora, the ruler of Sind. The city derived its name from Haidar Ali, the son-in-law of Prophet Mohammed. After the Kalhoras, the city […]

Jhelum

Jhelum   is a city in northern Punjab Province in Pakistan (population 293,000 in 1998). Jhelum lies on the right bank of the Jhelum River. It’s a very old city. It was known to the Greeks as Hydaspes – Alexander the great dropped by when he tried to conquer the planet. Across the river is […]

Balakot

Balakot , located about thirty kilometers from the city of Mansehra, is a town in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is a famous tourist destination of the region is one of the first stops for tourists who wish to visit the secluded but beautiful Kaghan valley of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. […]

Sialkot

Sialkot, located 130 kilometer north-west of Lahore; at the feet of the snow-covered peaks of Kashmir and near the Chenab riveris , is a city in the northern province of Punjab Pakistan, Sialkot is about 125 km north of Lahore and only a few kilometers from Jammu It is one of the major industrial centers […]

Faisalabad

Faisalabad with a population of well over 11,00,000, Faisalabad is situated about 80 miles away from Lahore.  Faisalabad lies in the Punjab province and is also called as the Manchester of Pakistan because of various textile mills that dot the city.The city was formerly known as Lyallpur and was founded in 1890. The city was […]

Sust

Sost or Sust, the only dry port town in Northern Pakistan, is situated in Gojal region of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The dry port at Sost makes it a major trade market of the area as well as an attraction for tourists. It is the last major town inside Pakistan on the Karakoram Highway […]

Besham

Besham also known as Besham Qala is the largest town and commercial centre of the Shangla District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Most of the population consists of Pashto-speaking Pashtuns. Besham  also known as Besham Qala is the largest town and commercial centre of the Shangla District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Most of the population consists […]

Chilas

Chilas  is a small town located in the Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan on the river Indus. It is part of the Silk Road connected by the Karakoram Highway and N-90 National Highway, which link it to Islamabad and Peshawar in the southwest, via Hazara and Malakand Divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the north, Chilas is connected to […]

Mirpur Azad Kashmir

Mirpur, is the capital of Mirpur district and is the largest city of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Mirpur City is at 459 m above sea level and is linked with the main Peshawar-Lahore Grand Trunk Road at Dina Tehsil. It is the headquarters of Mirpur District, which has two subdivisions: Mirpur and Dadyal. Mirpur is now […]

Gujranwala

Gujranwala is a city in Punjab, Pakistan, that is located north of the nearby provincial capital of Lahore. The city is Pakistan’s 7th most-populous metropolitan area and its 5th most populous city proper. Founded in the 18th century, Gujranwala is a relatively modern town compared to the many nearby millennia-old cities of northern Punjab. The […]

Nankana Sahib Punjab

Nankana Sahib  is a city and capital of Nankana Sahib District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is named after the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, who was born in the city and first began preaching here. Today it is a city of high historic and religious value and a popular pilgrimage […]

Hassan Abdal

Hassan Abdal is 55 km west of Rawalpindi. It is a beautiful historical town in Northern Punjab and also a junction on G.T Road that enroute and connect, Peshawar to historical Khyber pass, Hazara to magnificent Karakuram highway that goes up to China and to twin cities, Rawalpindi – Islamabad. History . The famous Chinese […]

Abbottabad

Abbottabad is a small neat and clean town in spacious valleys surrounded by green hills. It is a popular summer resort, located at the end of Murree-Abbottabad hill tract, noted for its verdant parks, gardens, golf course and pine covered hills. Abbottabad, apart from being famous for its educational institutions and Military Academy, also serves […]

Gulmit Gojal valley Gilgit Baltistan

Gulmit is the administrative headquarters of the Gojal Tehsil. Gulmit is a centuries-old historic town, with mountains, peaks and glaciers. It is a tourist spot and has many hotels, shops and a museum. It is located 2,408 meters (7,900 feet) above the sea level. Gulmit consists of small hamlets called Kamaris, Odver, Dalgiram, Laksh, Kalha, […]

Passu Gojal valley Gilgit Baltistan

Passu is located with 125 km from Gilgit on the KKH near the border of China and is surrounded by the mountains of the Karakoram range. Its neighbourhood also includes two large glaciers: Batura and Passu Glacier. It is one of the most dangerous places to live in due to the continuous threat of floods […]

Mansehra

Mansehra is a district in Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Mansehra district and town are named after Man Singh, a leading general of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is an important and popular tourist destination due to the Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park and Kaghan Valley area being located in the district and the Karakoram […]

Khushab Punjab

Khushab District is a rural district located in Punjab, Pakistan. According to the 1998 census, the population was 905,711 with 24.76% living in urban areas. The district consists of 3 tehsils: Khushab, Nurpur, and Quaidabad, as well as a sub-tehsil Noshehra. Khushab is home to the Heavy Water and Natural Uranium Research Reactor, a critical […]

Attock

Attock District is a district in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The district was created in 1904 by the merger of Talagang Tehsil in the Jhelum District with the Pindigheb, Fatehjang and Attock tehsils from Rawalpindi District of the Punjab province of British India. Attock District is bordered by the Haripur and Swabi districts of […]

Chakwal

Chakwal is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Chakwal district was created in 1985, until the year 2000 when divisions were abolished, it was part of Rawalpindi Division. The district of Chakwal, which covers an area of 6,524, is subdivided into 4 tehsils, these tehsils were formerly part of neighbouring districts: At present […]

Chiniot

  Chiniot is at the intersection of the Faisalabad-Sargodha and Lahore-Jhang roads. It is 158 kilometres northwest from Lahore and 38 kilometres north of Faisalabad. Chiniot city is spread over an area of 10 square kilometers with an average elevation of 179 meters (587 ft). Chiniot city lies on left bank of the Chenab River, […]

Dera Ghazi Khan

Dera Ghazi Khan is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The district covers an area of 5,306 m² and it is a long narrow strip of country, 198 m. in length, sloping gradually from the hills which form its western boundary to the river Indus on the east. Below the hills the country […]

Jhang

The first city of Jhang was built in 1288 by Rai Sial with the advice of Hazrat Shah Jalal Bukhari (his peer). The first ruler of Jhang was Mal Khan in 1462. Sial tribe ruled this city for 360 years and the last ruler of the Sial Tribe was Ahmad Khan from 1812 to 1822 […]

Khanewal

Khanewal is district in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It most widely known for being the host city to the second largest Train Station in Pakistan. The largest Train Station in Lahore, which is the capital of Punjab. It is also the home town of two Pakistan’s national cricket team’s players: Shabbir Ahmed and Iftikhar […]

Mianwali

Mianwali is a District in the north-west of Punjab province, Pakistan. It borders Lakki Marwat district in the west, Kohat and Karak districts in the North west and Dera Ismail Khan District in the southwest.Attock lies in the north,Chakwal in the north east, Khushab in the east and Bhakkar in the south. In November 1901, […]

Muzaffargarh

Muzaffargarh is a district in the south of the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is spread over an area of 8,435 km². It forms a strip between the river Chenab on its east and the Indus river on its west. It is one of oldest districts of Punjab. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, […]

Narowal

Narowal District is a districts in the province of Punjab of Pakistan. Narowal city is the capital of the district. Narowal District is divided into three tehsils, Narowal and Shakargarh. Zafarwal. Before the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Shakargarh town was the headquarters of Shakargarh Tehsil, which was a subdivision of the Gurdaspur District of […]

Okara

Okara City was established in nineteenth Century. It iis located at 127 KM south-west of Lahore on national highway (G.T.Road) and on Lahore Karachi main railway line. Its approximate height above sea level is 50 meters. While the towns of Okara are a part of ancient history. According to a tradition there were clumps of […]

Pakpattan

Pakpattan District is a district of Punjab province in Pakistan, Pakpattan is the district capital. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 1,286,680 of which 14% were urban. It has since risen to 1,563,000. Pakpattan is the city of the great Saint Baba Farid of Chisti. The original name of […]

Rahim Yar Khan

Rahim Yar Khan district is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan, the city of Rahim Yar Khan is the capital. The district lies between 27.40′ – 29.16′ north latitudes and 60.45′ – 70.01′ east longitudes. The Indus flows on the northern outskirts of the districts of Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh. There is […]

Sheikhupura

Sheikhupura District is a district of Punjab province, Pakistan. Sheikhupura is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 3,321,029 of which 25.45% were urban. Hiran Minar is the important place of Sheikhupura. Geology The area is a part of Rachna Doab, and consists of […]

Sargodha

Sargodha District is a district of Punjab province, Pakistan, the capital of the district is Sargodha. It is an agricultural district, wheat, rice, and sugarcane being its main crops. The Sargodha district and region are also famous for citrus fruit; kino is a newly developed variety. The district has an area of 5,864 km Until […]

Sadiqabad

Sadiqabad is a city and capital of Sadiqabad Tehsil in Rahim Yar Khan District. Sadiqabad is an agricultural as well as a semi-industrialized city. The city is named after Amīr Sadeq Mohammad Khan V of Bahawalpur State. The new city was inaugurated in 1948. Sadiqabad is the Tehsil headquarters; located on the main railway line […]

Sahiwal

Sahiwal, formerly Montgomery, is a city located in the southeastern Punjab province of Pakistan on the Lower Bari Doab Canal and located some 180 kilometres from the city of Lahore. The archeological remains of Harappa, one of the ancient civilization on archeological evidence dated 3000 to 5000 B.C are located southwest of Sahiwal. The city […]

Jacobabad

Jacobabad is a city in Sindh, Pakistan, serving as both the capital city of Jacobabad District and the administrative centre of Jacobabad Taluka, an administrative subdivision of the district. The city itself is subdivided into 8 Union Councils. Sitting very far away to the provincial boundaries of Sindh and Balochistan, Jacobabad became a city on […]

Khairpur

Khairpur District is a district in the Pakistani province of Sindh in Sukkur Division. At the 2017 census, it was the fifth most populated district in the province after four districts of Karachi city, with 2.4 million inhabitants. The headquarters of the district is the city of Khairpur. The district is further divided into eight […]

Kashmore

Kashmore- is a district in Northern Sindh of Pakistan. The capital city is Kashmore which has a population of 312,500. Kashmore is bordered by Ghotki and Shikarpur other district in Sindh. Also the district is bordered by Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan is Punjab Pakistan. Administration of Kashmore Kashmore is divided into […]

Larkana

Larkana or Larkano is a district of Sindh province of Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 1,927,066 of which 28.70% were urban. Its main city is Larkana. It is home district of two former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. Other towns of the […]

Sanghar

Sanghar District is one of the largest districts of Sindh province, Pakistan. It is located in the centre of Sindh and is bounded to the east by India. The district capital, Sanghar, is itself a small city roughly 35 miles (56 km) east-south-east of the city of Nawabshah and the same distance north of Mirpur […]

Shikarpur

Shikarpur district is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan, the city of Shikarpur is the capital. It is spread over an area of 2,512 sq.km, according to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 880,438 of which 23.51% were urban. The Shahi Bagh, which stands neglected today, was known for […]

Tando Muhammad Khan

Tando Muhammad Khan is one of the districts in the province of Sindh province, Pakistan. It is located in the south of the province.In North of the district, Hyderabad and Tando Allahyar districts are located, Badin district lies on South and East, West boundary is shared by district Thatta and the river Indus flows through […]

Dadu

Dadu District is a district of Sindh Province, Pakistan. Dadu District was created in 1931 by merging Kotri and Mahal Kohistan (later Jamshoro) tehsils from Karachi District and Mehar, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Dadu, Johi and Sehwan tehsils from Larkana District. IN 2004, several talukas in the south were split off to create the new Jamshoro […]

Jamshoro

Jamshoro, is situated on the right bank of Indus River at south-west position of Province of Sindh sloping from direction North-east to south-west and is about 18 kilometers far from Hyderabad and at a distance of 150 kilometers from Karachi. Jamshoro is virtually the gate-way to the Indus Valley, now world-famous for its civilization and […]

Mardan

Mardan is a district in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The city of Mardan is the headquarters of the district. The district also contains the famous archaeological site of Takht Bhai. Mardan is located in a region rich in archaeological sites. In 1962, the Sanghao Caves were discovered outside of Mardan, which yielded artifacts […]

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