Hasan Abdal


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Introduction: Hasan 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.


Gurudwara Panja Sahib

The town has a Sikh Temple known as Gurudwara Panja Sahib, one of the most sacred places of Sikhism. Twice a year, many pilgrims come to visit here from all over the world, especially thousands of Sikhs and Hindus visit the Gurudwara on the eve of Besakhi mela. Thou, the Gurudwara is open for everyone to visit, but visitors will have to respect the Sikh religion's privacy. The Gurudawara is beautiful from the inside, the place where the hand print lies in the center of the Gurudwara.

Lala Rukh Tomb

The other historical place is a tomb erroneously called Lala Rukh Tomb. There is a grave inside a square walled Garden and a fresh water fish pond near the tomb. On the nearby hill there is a meditation chamber attributed to 15th century's Muslim sufi saint Baba Hasan Abdal also known as Baba Wali Qandhari with local folks. The city is named after this saint. The saint stayed in Hasan Abdal from 1406-1416 AD but died and buried in village Baba Wali near Qandhar (Afghanistan).

Also, there is a military style boys residential / boarding school known as Cadet College Hasan Abdal. One can climb over the steps leading to the hill, for offerings and to have a panoramic view of this beautiful little town, Hasan Abdal.

Accessibility: There are daily bus services from Islamabad, Multan, Lahore, sukkur, Karachi and Peshawar to Hasanabdal.


Hasan Abdal Fact Sheet

Physical Location:

Northern Punjab
Geographical Location: 3911'59.98"N, 4321'59.77"E
Total Area:
Best Time: May to October
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