Famous Places Of Kallar Kahar, Chakwal

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Famous Places Of Kallar Kahar, Chakwal

Famous Places Of Kallar Kahar, Chakwal


Kallar Kahar Lake

It is a saltwater lake. The lake can be found at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level. It covers an area of 8 km. The lake’s maximum depth is approximately 4-5 feet. The lake is popular for both pedal and motor boating. People also visit the lake to enjoy picnics or holidays. When he was marching to Delhi from Kabul, the famous Mughal emperor Zahir-ud-Din Babur set up camp in Kallar Kahar. A large rock was cut for him, which he used to address his army from his throne. The throne was later renamed “Takht-e-Babri”, the Babur throne. It is still a tourist attraction in Kallar Kahar. Many bird species have been known to live in the lake and its surroundings. Peacocks are the most famous. Tourists find this area even more appealing because of the arrival of birds from other regions in winter to search for habitat. Tourists are assisted at the bank by a variety of picnic spots, gift shops and restaurants, as well as guest houses. Tourists can also use the services of a TDCP motel. The springs that flow from nearby mountains are the main source of water for the lake. You can fish and boat on the lake. Nearby are several restaurants and hotels. The lake is surrounded by green wild bush plants, herbs, and trees. Many interesting and strange stories are told by the locals about the lake, including the one of Saif-ul Malook’s great lake in Kaghan valley. Kallar Kahar lies in the salt ranges. The lake’s water is therefore not suitable for irrigation or drinking. 89 Watercolour by Nazir Ahmed (TI) 90 Environs of Warala Site.

Takht-e Babri
Throne of great Mughal Emperor Babur

 Takht-e Babri Throne of great Mughal Emperor Babur Pakistan has many magnificient monuments froFamous Places Of Kallar Kahar, Chakwalm the Mughal Emperors. They used to travel from India on various military campaigns and stayed at different locations. Mughal Emperor Babur has created one such “STONE MADE THRONE”. It can be found in the east area of Islamabad. Some of the most beautiful tourist spots are located east of Islamabad. With the construction of Islamabad Lahore Motorway, it is now easy to get to these places. These tourist destinations included Kallar Kahar Lake and Khewra Salt Mines. Takht-e Baburi was also among them.

Bagh-e Safa

According to legend, the great Mughal Emperor Babur visited this area in 1519 AD. He liked the beauty of the place. This garden is still known as Bagh-e Safa, or The Mughal Garden. Here’s a stone-made throne. This is made by engraving a structure for a throne onto the large rock. It included stairs and a platform where Emperor Babur could stand to give instructions to his soldiers. According to legend, Emperor Babur spent a lot time at this spot for meditation. This place is described as a charming, natural place that inspired Emperor Babur. Bagh-e Safa Mughal Emperor Zaheer-ud-Din Babur created a Garden in Kallar Kahar. He named it Bagh-e Safa. afternoon we reached in Kallar Kahar. There were wheat fields everywhere. It’s a beautiful place. A plain piece of land is located in Kallar Kahar. A large lake can be found on this flat land. This is where I created a garden and gave it the name Bagh-e Safa. It is the first garden built in Mughal style.

Wayz Goose Park Kallar Kahar

Wayz goose Park is located near Kallar Kahar Interchange, M-2. It is the largest recreational park in Pakistan. This park would have a zoo, all the recreational facilities and be world-class. The sum of Rs. The first phase will cost 1.25 billion and will cover 400 acres. The park’s phase-I will cover an area of 220 acres. The park will generate jobs and boost tourism. This park is being made a top tourist attraction. All possible boarding and recreational facilities will be available to foreign and local tourists in this park

Ahbab Hills-

Kallar Kahar Ahbab Hills offer the best amenities in a healthy climate with stunning views of Kallar Kahar in District Chakwal. It has wide roads, educational and business complexes, serene parks, and civic facilities. It is conveniently located in Kallar Kahar (a new tourist and education city), just off the motorway. This picturesque valley is located approximately 25 km from Chakwal on the Chakwal-Khushab Road. Kallar Kahar can be reached by motorway in seventy minutes from Islamabad. Kallar Kahar is surrounded by lush green hills on its southern side. It has a beautiful, blue lake. The lake offers boating and fishing opportunities, as well as a variety of hiking trails. Mineral water springs that sprout from the roots of the hills are another attraction to the valley. 95 the hills and the lake spreads the famous orchards called Bagh-e Safa along with the well-known Takht-e Baburi. Peacock flocks roam freely through the valley, adding to its beauty. Kallar Kahar is a picturesque valley surrounded by small mountain peaks. This beautiful setting creates a romantic atmosphere. This beautiful valley is visited by thousands of people every year, both from the country and from abroad. This is one of the areas in Pakistan where you can see peacocks flaunting freely. Kallar Kahar can be described as mini heaven on earth after Kashmir. You can boat on a lake, both motor and pedestal boats. Kallar Kahar’s main attractions include the lake, parks, Takht-e-Babri (a hermit), and Bagh-e Safa. Many people visit the shrine and the throne the great emperor Babur close to the garden every day. The beautiful gardens are full of their delicious fruit. The Punjab government has selected Kalla kahar for the establishment of a new modern city near the motorway. Land was also acquired by the country’s most renowned educational institutions. Wayz Goose Park, a massive project covering 3200 Kanal, is currently under construction. The area already has Cadet College Kallar Kahar and PAF College, Fauji Foundation School and college, Fatima Jinnah Women University, and many other Science schools and colleges. There are modern health facilities, including Fauji foundation Hospital. There are also restaurants, hotels and rest houses. Tourists can also use a motel owned by the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation. Its importance is further enhanced by the establishment of a new Kallar Kahar cantonment. Ahbab Hills in Kallar Kahar offer the best investment opportunity, as well as residence in the new big city at an affordable price. Ahbab Hills is a planned township that uses the most recent techniques. It’s a great attraction for both local and international investors. Reputable engineers and town planners were hired to help with the design and infrastructure planning. The planning includes a zoo and park, as well as a university complex, educational complex, and hospital. Commercial areas were also included. Each sector will have its mosque and community center.

Cadet College, Kallar

Kahar Cadet College Kallar Kahar (CCKK) was set up in 1997 in a rural environment. It was established to provide high-quality education for boys and prepare them to take the intermediate and secondary level exams. The College is affiliated with the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi. CCKK is a residential college that follows the model of some other top cadet colleges in Pakistan. It is located at 8 km from Kallar Kahar Lake, on the “Chakwal-Khushab-Sargodha” road. This is where Zaheer-ud-Din Muhammad Babur (the founder of Mughal Dynasty subcontinent) camped during his invasion of the subcontinent. He called this “Little Kashmir” because it has beautiful scenery.

Nandana Fort

Nandana, or Nandna, was a fort that was built in a strategic spot on the eastern flanks the Salt Range in Punjab Pakistan. There are still ruins of the fort, including a small town and a temple. It was ruled over by the Hindu Shahi Kings until Mahmud of Ghazni expelled the kings from Nandana in the early 11th Century. Al-Biruni measured the Earth’s circumference here. Anandapal, the Hindu Shahi dynasty’s son, built the Shiva temple at Nandana. Nandana refers to the name of the garden that Hindu Deva chief Indra owns. Nandana in Sanskrit also means “Son”. Jayapal is well-known for his efforts to defend his kingdom from the Ghaznavids. Jayapal saw danger in the Ghaznavids’ consolidation and invaded Ghazni, their capital city. This was both during the reign of Sebuktigin as well as his son Mahmud. This in turn sparked the Muslim Ghaznavid-Hindu Shahi struggle. Sebuktigin defeated Jayapal and he was made to pay an indemnity. 99 more. Jayapal, however, lost control over the entire region between Indus River and Kabul Valley. Jaipal had already raised an army of Punjabi Hindus before his struggle began. Jaipal’s army was increased to 100,000 horsesmen and a host of foot soldiers when he went to the Punjab region. Ferishta says that Subuktugin, after seeing Jaipal’s armies on Lumghan, climbed a hill to see Jaipal’s forces. They looked like an endless ocean in size and number, but Subuktugin was more like an ant or a locust in the wilderness. Subuktugin saw himself as a wolf, about to attack a flock sheep. Calling his chiefs together, Subuktugin encouraged them to glory and gave each their commands. Although his soldiers were few, they were divided into five hundred men squadrons, each of which was directed to attack one point of the Hindu line successively so that it might constantly have to face fresh troops.” But the army was defeated by the west forces, especially the Mahmud of Ghazni. Soon after Sultan Mahmud was elected to power, Jaipal attacked Ghazni again, and, after yet another defeat by powerful Ghaznavid troops, he died near Peshawar. He committed suicide after the Battle of Peshawar because his subjects believed he had brought ruin and disgrace upon the Shahi dynasty. Jayapal’s son Anandapal succeeded him. He, along with the Shahiya dynasty’s succeeding generations, participated in several campaigns against the Ghaznavids. However, they were unsuccessful. The Hindu rulers finally fled to the Kashmir Hills. in what is now Pakistan. His reign started in 1001 CE, and ended around 1010. Jayapal was his son. His kingdom extended from Laghman to Kashmir, Sirhind and Multan with Peshawar at the center. However, he had lost most his territories to Sabuktagin’s son Mahmud. Mahmud of Ghazni defeated Anandapal and his confederacy when his elephant flew and changed the tide of battle. His father, Prince Anandapal, ascended to the throne around March/April 1002 and was already an accomplished warrior-general in many battles before his ascension. According to Adab al-Harb (pp. 307-10), it states that the arrogant and ambitious Raja of Lahore Bharat marched into Jayapal in an attempt to exploit Jayapal’s concentrated effort in defense against the Ghazni armies. “Jayapal ordered Prince Anandapal repel the opportunistraja Bharat. Anandapal defeated Bharat, took him prisoner at the battle of Takeshar, and marched to Lahore to capture the city. He also extended his father’s empire further. However, many losses were suffered by his kingdom during his reign as emperor by the Ghaznavids from Afghanistan. Anandapal and Mahmud fought at Chach, where Anandapal and Bharat were defeated. Anandapal took Bharat prisoner in the battle of Takeshar and marched on Lahore. He also captured the city and extended his kingdom further. However, the Ghaznavids of Afghanistan suffered huge losses during his reign as emperor. He lost the battle despite heavy losses from the enemy and suffered significant financial and territorial losses. This was Anandapal’s final stand against Sultan Mahmud, of Ghazni. In 1010, he signed a treaty of peace with the Ghaznavid Empire and died shortly thereafter. R. C. Majumdar compared him to his dynastic, famous ancestor King Porus who courageously opposed Alexander. 101 Prince Trilochanpal, the son of Anandapal, ascended the imperial throne in about AD 1011. He was left a smaller kingdom and immediately began expanding his kingdom to the Sivalik Hills, which is now the domain of Rai of Sharwa. His kingdom extended now from the River Indus to upper Ganges Valley. Kussak Fort. According to Al-Biruni, Tirlochanpal “was well inclined towards the Muslims (Ghaznavids)” and was honourable in his loyalty to his father’s peace treaty to the Ghaznavids. He rebelled against Sultan Mahmud, and was later assassinated in AD 1021-22 by his own mutinous forces. This assassination was thought to have been orchestrated by the Rai of Sharwa, who was his arch-enemy because of Tirlochanpal’s expansion into Siwalik ranges. In Punjabi folklore, he is called the Last Punjabi ruler. Although the Kings of Lahore are more well-known, Nandana’s temple fort is fourteen miles to the west of Choa Saidan Shah (near Katas Raj). It’s located on a spectacular dip in the outer Salt Range and was once a stronghold for the Vaid Dynasty, which ruled Punjab. It lies midway between Lahore & Waihind and must Ruines Kussak Fort. 103 Fasil of the Fort showing the mastry of the craftsmen of that era. have served as the national capital of the Shahis after loss of Waihind. It was located on the mountain Balanath and had a strong fort. It was also strategically placed not far from Bhera and River Jhelum. The best way to achieve national goals without resorting war is through peace treaties between countries. Sultan Mahmud would have realized that the Shahis weren’t very flexible. If he ventured into India, he would feel unsafe about his back. He decided to attack Nandana, the Shahi capital, and then crush Trilochanapal. In the spring of 1014 Mahmud assembled a large army and marched towards Nandana. Trilochanapal was made aware of the Turk’s intentions and he gave Nandana’s defense to his son Bhimapal, whom Utbi calls Niddar Bhima (the brave Bhima). Bhimapal, along with his troops, advanced behind the hills to take position at the wing of a hill pass, probably Margala Pass in Rawalpindi. While his troops occupied the hills to the sides, he positioned his elephants at the narrow and steeply carved pass. As reinforcements continued to arrive, he waited in security. Mahmud was out-manoeuvred, and his spearmen did not provoke the Hindus. “When his vassals joined Bhimapal, he left his entrenchments to go out onto the plain. He had the hills behind him and the elephants drawn up on every wing. “The battle raged furiously.” The Turkish general leading the vanguard was severely wounded and Mahmud sent part of his guards to rescue him. The fighting continued, but the Turks won the final battle. Bhimapal survived and was able to flee, leaving Nandana’s defense in the hands of some of their dedicated veterans. Mahmud quickly advanced to invest the fort. Mahmud was met with stiff resistance. He asked his sappers for help to place mines under the walls. Meanwhile, the Turkish archers shot arrows into the fort. Finally, the garrison gave in. The Shahi King was then pursued and destroyed by Trilochanapal’s forces. 105 Meanwhile Trilochanapal had gone towards Kashmir along with some of his forces, to seek assistance from Sangramaraja, the ruler of Kashmir (1003- 1028), who consented to help. Tunga, commander of Kashmir forces was sent to the front of a contingent that included several nobles, feudal chiefs, and other ranks. Trilochanapal, who had previously been in battle with the Turks before, devised a strategy similar to Bhimapal’s. He blocked the advance of the large Turkish army behind a hill pass and then fought on a limited battlefield against the backdrop of these hills. He had advised Tunga accordingly. Tunga, however, acted in haste in the face of his inexorable nature. Mahmud saw an opportunity to strike full force, and Tunga’s army was dispersed. Trilochanapal attempted to manage the situation, but was unsuccessful. After capturing the Hindu forces, Mahmud plunder the area, captured many people, and converted a large portion of the population to Islam. Rajatarangini is a history of Kashmir. It also includes a detailed account about this battle, as it involved forces from the Kashmir state. This was a devastating blow that almost ended the Shahis’ reigning power. They were not completely eliminated. Mahmud wasn’t confident about advancing into India with the battered and mauled Shahis at his back. After organising some probe campaigns to test the political waters, Mahmud was able not only to travel deep into India to Somnath in Gujarat but also seventeen times.



Author Since: June 2, 2022

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