Dinga is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
This lies in Gujrat District of Punjab. Its lie on Latitude of 31°57′34″N and Longitude of 74°28′57″E. It also lies between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab. The main highway that runs from Lahore to Rawalpindi is about 25 km northeast of Dinga. This city is about 100 km from the border that separates Pakistan and India.
Dinga was the property of a rich lady, who belonged to the sub-caste “Ding” – which is a sub-caste of the Gujars. This is why the town was named Dinga.
This is an old town. There is evidence that this town was established in the 16th century. Before the partition in 1947, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs used to live here in harmony. There was a Gurdwara for the Sikhs called NanakSar.
Dinga Famous for:
This city is famous in Pakistan for meethi saunf (sugar-coatedaniseeds).
The population of Dinga in 2002 was 36,800. The population of this city is now more than 50,000. The telephone area code of this city is 0537. Its post code is 50280.
Dinga by Road:
Dinga is about 135 km from Islamabad. It takes 2 hours to reach this city from Islamabad by road and 3 hours from Lahore. To reach Dinga from Islamabad you will travel on Grand Trunk (GT) Road – the main highway that runs from Rawalpindi to Lahore. At the city of Kharian on the highway, you will take a right turn onto Rasul road towards Dinga. Dinga is about 25 km from this point, which would take about half an hour to reach. The condition of the GT road from Rawalpindi/Islamabad to Kharian is excellent, and the road from Kharian to Dinga is reasonably good for travel.
Alternatively you can fly to Lahore Air-port, take a bus to Kharian city , in this case you will trave from Lahore to Islamabad on same GT road. From Kharian city main bus stop you will easily find a sub-road to this City.
Dinga Railway Station
There are several educational institutes which include colleges and schools in this city, like Govt degree college for Boys, Govt degree college for woman etc. There are also some private schools and academies as well e.g Crescent Public School, Fatima Jinnah Public School, Falcon House Public School etc.
Boys Degree College Dinga
Allied School, Dinga
The markets in this city includes: Ghalla Mandi(Market of Rice & Wheat), Sabzi Mandi(Fruit & vegetable Market).
Places to Visit:
- Toppa House (Fatimah Toppa built this extravagant place)
- Markzi Jamia Masjid(Eid Gah)
- Sundar Das Palace
- Mandar Wala Mohallah
- Fatima Jannah Children Park
- Govt. High School Eidgah Chowk