Rawalpindi

RawalpindiĀ , commonly known asĀ Pindi, is a city in theĀ PothoharĀ region ofĀ Pakistan.Rawalpindi is only located 9 miles from the city ofĀ Islamabad, in theĀ provinceĀ ofĀ Punjab. Rawalpindi is the Fourth in theĀ List of most populous metropolitan areas in Pakistan. In the 1950s, Rawalpindi was smaller thanĀ HyderabadĀ andĀ Multan, but the city’s economy received a boost during the building of Islamabad (1959ā€“1969), when Rawalpindi served as the national capital.

It contains the Murree hills and theĀ sanatoriumĀ of the same name, the chiefĀ hill stationĀ in the Punjab. The chief rivers are the Indus and the Jhelum, and the climate is noted for its health benefits.

  • Kohinoor Textile Mills is the largest unit in the district.
  • Bahria Town, the largest real-estate developers and Investors in Pakistan and the largest private housing society in Asia has its signature investment in Rawalpindi, which is spread over 40,000 Hectares.
  • Murree BreweryĀ one of the largest company in the heart of the city, is the only licensed company inĀ PakistanĀ to make alcoholic products.

The city has an array of stadiums and grounds to meet the needs of all the popular sports played in the country. Rawalpindi is home to some of the many recognized players in the history of Pakistani cricket and is known to produce high-quality fast-bowlers. The most notable of the lot is the maverick pacemanĀ Shoaib Akhtar, known as theĀ Rawalpindi Express.

Places to Visit

  • Ayub Park
  • Rohtas fort
  • Cricket Stadium
  • Rawal Lake
  • Raja bazar