Taxila is located 40 Kilometers away from Islamabad and Rawalpindi. As you move from Peshawar via GT road, soon after Margalla Pass you begin to see the signs of Taxila remains. So here we are going to discuss Top 5 spots near the Mall of wah.
Heritage Site Taxila
Taxila is located in the province of Punjab and is also declared one of the heritage sites by UNESCO. Taxila heritage includes vast sites like Buddhist monasteries, madrassa, and Muslim mosques. It is 40 Km away from Islamabad just off the famous Grand Trunk Road and is considered a heritage site. Famous spots like Julian Buddhist Monastery, Dharmajika Stupa, monastery, Taxila ruins, and many others included in Taxila makes it one of the biggest tourist attraction spots near the Mall of Wah.
Taxila Museum is one of the tourist’s favorite spots located in Taxila, be it children or history enthusiasts. The museum is home to a significant and comprehensive collection of Gandharan art dating from the 1st to the 7th centuries CE. Most objects in the collection were excavated from the ruins of ancient Taxila. The objects that are presented are of very high value and present the original craftsmanship of Gandhara art. Besides Buddhist art, this museum has around 4,000 distinct things taken from Buddhist and Greek synagogues around the area. Most of the articles in the gallery come from between 600 BC and 500 AD. This influx of visitors will also be directed to their next luxury pit-stop Mall Of Wah, where they can enjoy our long list of amenities.
Adding another interesting place to the same list to visit is Attock fort. It was built in 1581 By the Mughal emperor Akbar. Going to Attock Khurd is moderately easy through the GT road right up to SSG Guard post, where they let you in if you say you want to see the old bridge and train station. It takes one hour to get there from Islamabad. The place looks divine in spring.
Pushing a further 10 kilometers we reach the old Attock Rail / Vehicle Bridge over Indus. Attock kurd railway is a very rich architectural site with a mesmerizing landscape. Attock fort is a place of attraction for tourists as well for locals, whoever comes to visit Mall Of Wah for shopping or enjoyment Attock fort is a recommended place to visit. It is a good escape to a historical sight to have fun.
Wah Gardens was one of the several relaxing places like Attock, Kamra, Hasanabdal, Rawat, etc that dotted the Grand Trunk Road. Sher Shah Suri’s Grand Trunk Road traversed India from Attock to Bengal. The garden is famous for 12 door structures, canals, and waterfalls made by Emperor Shah Jahan. Although the embellishments are damaged, streams are still there.
Gurdwara Panja Sahib
Hasan Abdal is famous for cadet college. It has significant importance for Sikh culture because of Gurudwara Panja Sahib. It is one of the three most divine shrines of Sikh belief, the other two being Nankana Sahib in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, and the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.
Mall Of Wah is located on the main GT road CPEC route. Surrounding cities like Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Taxila, Hassanabdal, Attock, Wah Cantt, Haripur, Fateh Jang have easy access to the Mall Of Wah. It also has attractive places to visit as we discussed in the blog, so you are all sorted for your trip when you visit Mall Of Wah. Mall of Wah is a fun-filled experience for families with access to almost all the top-notch brands, Hotel apartments, Residential apartments with other basic amenities.