Mughals & Gandhara – A cultural & historical journey

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Pakistan is home to many important sites that showcase the rich cultural heritage of civilizations. A tour of Mughal and Gandhara sites in Pakistan offers a unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of this fascinating part of the world.

The most important Mughal sites in Pakistan is the Lahore Fort, which was built in the 16th century and served as the residence of the Mughal emperors. The fort is an impressive complex of buildings and gardens, and it is considered to be one of the best examples of Mughal architecture in South Asia. Another important Mughal site in Pakistan is the Jehangir’s Tomb, which is the final resting place of the Mughal emperor Jahangir. The tomb is set within beautiful gardens and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in the world.

In addition to the Mughal sites, a tour of Pakistan’s Gandhara civilization is a must for those interested in Buddhism and ancient civilizations. The Gandhara civilization was a major center of Buddhism during the 1st and 2nd centuries CE, and many important Buddhist sites can be found in the region today.

One of the most significant Gandhara sites in Pakistan is the Takht-i-Bahi, an ancient Buddhist monastery complex that was built in the 1st century BCE. The site is considered to be one of the best preserved examples of Gandhara architecture and it offers a glimpse into the daily life of Buddhist monks in ancient times. Another important Gandhara site in Pakistan is the Taxila Museum, which houses a collection of ancient Gandhara artifacts, including Buddhist sculptures and coins. The museum is a great place to learn more about the history and culture of the Gandhara civilization.

A tour of Mughal and Gandhara sites in Pakistan offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of this fascinating part of the world. Whether you are interested in the Mughal emperors, Buddhism, or ancient civilizations, there is something for everyone in Pakistan.

 

Services Included

  • 6 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • On Trip Transport
  • Tour Guide
  • Meals
  • Entrance Fee

Services Excluded

  • Any item not mentioned above
  • Airfare
  • Extra expenses/portages/tips/laundry

Departure & Return Location

  • Lahore to Islamabad

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lahore

• Arrive at Lahore Airport
• Meet up with tour guide 
• Transfer to hotel
• Overnight at hotel in Lahore

Day 2 - Lahore City Tour

• Breakfast will be served at hotel
• After breakfast visit Badshahi Mosque, Minar E Pakistan and Lahore Fort
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant
• After lunch visit Lahore Museum and Wazir Khan Mosque
• Drive back to hotel
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Lahore

Day 3 - Shalimar Garden - Jhangir Tomb - Wagha Border

• Breakfast will be served at hotel
• After breakfast visit Shalimar Garden and Jhangir Tomb
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant
• After lunch witness the flag ceremony at Wagha Border
• Drive back to hotel
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Lahore

Day 4 - Hiran Minar - Salt Mines - Islamabad

• Early breakfast will be served at hotel
• After breakfast visit Hiran Minar
• Drive to Islamabad
• En route visit Salt Mines
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant
• Continue drive to Islamabad
• Arrive at Islamabad
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Islamabad

Day 5 - Islamabad - Swat

• Breakfast will be served at hotel
• After breakfast drive to Swat
• En route Swat Museum 
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant
• Later on visit White Palace 
• Drive to hotel
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Swat

Day 6 - Swat

• Breakfast will be served at hotel
• After breakfast Jehanabad Buddha
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant 
• After lunch visit Butkara 1 and 2
• Drive back to hotel
• En route visit Saidu Stupa
• Arrive at hotel
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Swat

Day 7 - Amluk Dara Stupa - Tokar Dara Stupa - Nimogram - Gumbatuna Stupa

• Breakfast will be served at hotel
• After breakfast Amluk Dara Stupa and Tokar Dara Stupa
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant 
• Later on visit Nimogram and Gambatuna Stupa
• Drive back to hotel
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Swat

Day 8 - Ghalegai Buddha - Shangardar Stupa - Barikot - Takht e Bahi

• Breakfast will be served at hotel
• After breakfast visit Ghalegai Buddha, Shangardar Stupa and Gambat Balo Stupa
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant
• After lunch drive to Islamabad
• En route visit Takht E Bahi
• Continue drive to Islamabad
• Arrive at Islamabad
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Islamabad

Day 9 - Islamabad - Taxila Museum - Sirkup - Jullian - Airport Drop

• Breakfast will be served at hotel
• After breakfast drive to Taxila
• Visit Taxila Museum, Sirkup and Jaulian Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant 
• Continue drive to Islamabad
• Arrive at Islamabad 
• Farewell dinner 
• Drive to Islamabad Airport 

FAQ

Do you provide letter of invitation?

Yes. We are government licensed tour operators and will provide LOI for your visa if you book a tour with us.

Can I get a single room?

Our pricing is based on twin/double sharing room. You can opt for single room with extra charges.

Do you have airport pickup/drop service?

Yes, we do have Pick up services from the airport

Do you have insurance covered?

You must have your own international travel insurance with an adventure travel add-on.

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