Option 01: Embarking on a day excursion from Islamabad, we head to the ancient city of Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our first stop is the Taxila Museum, where we marvel at the extensive collection of Gandharan art, including sculptures, terracotta figurines, and ancient coins. Next, we explore the Jaulian Buddhist Monastery, perched on a hilltop, and admire its well-preserved stupa court and monastery ruins. We delve into the rich history and spiritual significance of this ancient site. Continuing our journey, we visit Sirkap, the well-planned second city of Taxila, established by the Bactrian Greeks. We admire the architectural layout and intriguing structures that reflect the city’s past glory. We then make our way to the Dharmarajika Stupa, a grand Buddhist monument with a spacious courtyard. Its serene ambiance and intricate carvings transport us back in time. To end our excursion on a refreshing note, we visit Khanpur Dam, a picturesque reservoir nestled amidst the Margalla Hills. We revel in the scenic beauty, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the dam, and take in the tranquil surroundings. This day trip offers a fascinating glimpse into Taxila’s ancient heritage, from its archaeological treasures to its natural beauty, leaving us with a deeper appreciation for the region’s historical significance.
Option 02: Embarking on a day excursion from Islamabad, we venture towards the fascinating Khewra Salt Mines nestled in the scenic foothills of the Salt Range. As we explore this historic site, we are captivated by the vast salt deposits and unique formations, gaining insights into the mining process and the significance of salt in the region. Our journey continues with a visit to the Ketas Hindu Temples, showcasing the architectural marvels and religious heritage of the area. We admire the intricate carvings and spiritual ambiance, immersing ourselves in the cultural richness of the ancient Hindu civilization. To add to the day’s experiences, we make a stop at Kalar Kahar, a serene and picturesque location. The tranquil lake, surrounded by lush greenery and majestic hills, offers a serene setting to unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature. As we conclude our excursion, we return to Islamabad, carrying cherished memories of the Khewra Salt Mines, the Ketas Hindu Temples, and the scenic beauty of Kalar Kahar, a day filled with exploration, history, and natural wonders. According to historians, Salt has been mined at Khewra since 320 BC following the discovery by Alexander’s troops. Dr. Warth in 1872 had developed the main tunnel at ground level and that main tunnel has since been transformed into a tourist resort.
Option 03: Embarking on a day excursion from Islamabad, we head towards the picturesque hill station of Murree. Nestled in the Pir Panjal Range, this charming retreat is located about 60 km northeast of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Once the summer capital of the British Raj in the Punjab Province, Murree continues to entice visitors with its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. As we ascend the southern slopes of the Western Himalayan foothills, we are greeted by breathtaking views and a refreshing ambiance. The average altitude of 2,291 meters ensures cool summers and snowy winters, making it an ideal escape from the scorching heat. Murree’s architectural splendor adds to its allure, with Tudorbethan and neo-gothic buildings dating back to the colonial era. The town’s charming streets are adorned with beautiful structures, reminiscent of its colonial heritage. During our visit, we can explore the vibrant markets, savor local delicacies, and immerse ourselves in the serene surroundings. Whether it’s enjoying panoramic vistas, engaging in outdoor activities, or simply relishing the peaceful atmosphere, Murree offers a delightful getaway for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. As the day comes to a close, we make our way back to Islamabad, cherishing the memories of our time in Murree, a hill station that continues to enchant with its natural beauty and architectural splendor.
Option 04: Embarking on a day excursion from Islamabad, we set off towards the ancient site of Takht Bhai. Located near the city of Mardan, Takht Bhai is an archaeological marvel that dates back to the 1st century BCE. It was originally a Zoroastrian complex and later transformed into a Buddhist monastic center. As we explore Takht Bhai, we are captivated by its well-preserved architecture, which offers a glimpse into the ancient Buddhist monastic life. The site is considered representative of the architectural style of Buddhist monastic centers from its era. Takht Bhai was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, further highlighting its historical and cultural significance. The intricate carvings, grand staircases, and tranquil surroundings create a mesmerizing atmosphere, allowing us to step back in time and appreciate the rich heritage of the region. During our visit, we can admire the impressive stupa court, explore the monastery ruins, and immerse ourselves in the serenity of the surroundings. The site offers a unique opportunity to learn about the ancient civilizations that once thrived in this region. As the day comes to an end, we return to Islamabad, carrying with us the memories of our visit to Takht Bhai, a place where history and spirituality converge, leaving a lasting impression on all who visit.
Option 05: Embarking on a day excursion from Islamabad, we head towards the magnificent Rohtas Fort. Located near Jhelum, Rohtas Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a remarkable example of military architecture. Constructed in the 16th century by Sher Shah Suri, the fort served as a strategic stronghold during his reign. As we explore Rohtas Fort, we are awed by its massive walls, intricate gateways, and strategic bastions. The fort’s design showcases a blend of Afghan, Persian, and Hindu architectural influences, making it a unique and fascinating site. The fort’s grandeur and historical significance transport us back in time, allowing us to imagine the battles and events that took place within its walls. We can visit the impressive Haveli Man Singh, the stunning Shahi Mosque, and explore the various chambers and courtyards. The natural surroundings of Rohtas Fort, with lush green hills and the Kahan River, add to its charm. It’s a perfect place to immerse oneself in history, admire the architectural brilliance, and appreciate the strategic importance of this ancient fortress. After a day of exploration and discovery, we return to Islamabad, carrying with us the memories of our visit to Rohtas Fort—a testament to the rich cultural heritage and military prowess of the past.
Option 06: Embarking on a day excursion from Islamabad, we make our way to the vibrant city of Peshawar. Known for its rich history and cultural heritage, Peshawar offers a captivating experience. Upon arrival, we dive into the bustling streets of the old city, exploring its traditional bazaars, such as Qissa Khawani Bazaar and Copper Bazaar. We soak in the vibrant atmosphere, witness the local craftsmanship, and savor the flavors of Peshawari cuisine. Next, we visit the iconic Mohabbat Khan Mosque, an architectural masterpiece built in the 17th century. Its intricate design and grandeur leave us in awe. We then make our way to the Peshawar Museum, which houses a remarkable collection of Gandharan art, including Buddhist sculptures and ancient artifacts. It provides a glimpse into the region’s rich archaeological past. As we stroll through the streets, we encounter historical landmarks, such as the Clock Tower and Cunningham Clock Tower, which add to the city’s charm and character. Peshawar’s vibrant culture, historical significance, and warm hospitality make this day excursion a memorable experience.
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