19 Pictures that Show Rawalpindi in All Its Glory [Pictures]

Rawalpindi is more than just the sister city to the country’s capital, Islamabad. It is home to the country’s armed forces – the General Headquarters – and also features a multitude of recreational and cultural attractions for those who are just visiting the city.

It is a very old city, established during the ancient Buddhist era and has seen constant growth since then.

If you are new to the city and want to know some of its most prominent attractions, here are some of the glimpses of the city’s most iconic places.


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“Markazi Jamia Masjid” or commonly referred as the Jamia Masjid is situated just near the ‘Purana Qila’ on the Circular road. It is one of the biggest mosques in the city with traditional Muslim architecture perceptible on its walls and minarets.

People praying in Markazi Jamia Masjid
Jamia Masjid Rawalpindi

The city features a diverse religious culture with various temples and cathedrals.

Bagh Sardaraan Mandir Rawalpindi
Bagh Sardaraan Mandir
St. Paul's Church Saddar Rawalpindi
St. Paul’s Church

War veterans from the era of British rule in sub-continent have been buried in the “Gora Kabristan” of Rawalpindi.

Gora christian graveyard rawalpindi
Gora Kabristan

Inaugurated in June 2015, the Metro bus project has become a landmark for the city, connecting Rawalpindi with Islamabad.

Metro bus stop
Rehmanabad, Rawalpindi
Metro track in night lights
Metro Bus track

Rawalpindi has no shortage of amusement and recreational parks for both children and adults.

jungle world
Ayub National Park
jinnah park rawalpindi
Jinnah Park

The city has one of the oldest railway stations – the ‘Rawalpindi Railway Station’  – with a busy train schedule throughout the day.

Rawalpindi Railway Station
Rawalpindi Railway Station

The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, situated on the double road, has the honour of hosting numerous international and domestic cricket matches.

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Ground
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Rawalpindi is home to two of the government universities, Arid Agriculture University Shamsabad and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Saddar.

Arid Agriculture University Shamsabad

Fatima Jinnah Women University Saddar

The streets of the old city area, more commonly known as ‘Androon Pindi’ are also a heaven for the history lovers. The fine wooden carvings and iconic red brick designs on the doors and windows of centuries-old houses will take you on a journey of the past!

Old house in Androon Pindi

Man in Androon Pindi

Androon Pindi houses sunset view

‘Laal Haveli’, home to the Rawalpindi-based seasoned politician, Sheikh Rasheed has also become a landmark for the city!

Laal Haveli of Sheikh Rasheed

The outdoor eating culture of Rawalpindi has developed a lot in the past decade and people tend to go out more often for trying the traditional dishes. Main eateries of the city include Double Road Food Street, Saddar Food Street, and Kartarpura.

Food Street Saddar

Here’s a promotional video released almost a year ago, depicting all the famous places in Rawalpindi.

 


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