Saidpur Village

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Saidpur Village is situated on the slopes of Margalla Hills in Islamabad and is one of the oldest villages of Pakistan. Saidpur village is as old as five hundred years and is known for its heritage, history and folklore, which is nowadays a famous visiting place for the visitors both national and international.

 

It is so much old village that it was named Saidpur after Sultan Said Khan son of Sultan Sarang Khan. Sultan Sarang Khan was the Lord of Pothohar region (from Jhelum to Attock) during the times of Mughal Emperor Babur. After that Saidpur village was gifted by Said khan to his daughter who was married to Mughal emperor Jahangir son of Mughal emperor Akbar. This is the brief history of Saidpur village which has now become a touris place. The conversion of Saidpur into a multicultural and historical tourist attraction was started by Capital Development Authority in 2006 under the supervision of Chairman CDA Mr. Kamran Lashari. In the year 2008 it was presented officially beautiful quaint village with the technical assistance of France government of worth Rs. 400 million.

 

 

There were changes made in the village for its presentation which include the re-doing of a temple, the stream running cleaning throughout the village and face-lifting of mud houses. The village reflects the traditional ambience; the temple, the stones used on the walls, the stacks of hay, the horse-drawn carts and everything else depicts the history of Pothohar region.

 

 

After remodeling of this village many restaurants, art galleries and antiques showrooms have also been built here. Des Pardes, The Polo Lounge, Café 99 and Tirah restaurant are few of the famous restaurants in Saidpur village. A small museum which is decorated with pictures and other stuff related to this village can also be seen here. Hindu temples and Gurdwara provides information about Hindu and Sikh culture which can also be visited here.

January 10, 2017 |

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