Explore Multan and its mystic appeal !!

MULTAN

“With four specials gifts Multan abounds    Heat, Beggars, Dust and Burial Grounds”

From captivating history to intricate shrines: Multan has it all. The six gate city of Multan is a popular tourist destination in Punjab. The city’s vast history of five thousand years is reflected through its standing tombs, Qillas, and bazaars. Be it food, culture or heritage, Multan has it all.

FROM CAPTIVATING HISTORY TO INTRICATE SHRINES: MULTAN HAS IT ALL!!

Multan-The oldest city in Asian Sub-Continent !!

Multan, one of the oldest cities was built on a mound just east of the Chenab River. It was subdued by Alexander the Great in 326 BC and fell to the Muslims about AD 712. Being commercial hub, it attracted a multitude of Sufi mystics. Being the commercial and military key, it suffered several sacks and sieges over the centuries. It was subject to the Delhi sultanate and the Mughal Empire and was then captured by the Afghans (1779), the Sikhs (1818), and the British (1849). Formerly called Kashtpur, Hanspur Bagpur, Sanb and finally Mulasthan, the name derived from the idol of the sun god temple. large number of Sufi shrines dating from that era. Multan’s ancient skyline is dominated by the grand domes of innumerable tombs — spiritual teachers of all shades of Islam.

Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam

The tomb of Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath (1251–1335) was built between 1320 and 1324 by Ghiyath al-Din, the first ruler of the Tughluq dynasty in the Sultanate of Delhi. The tomb is considered the earliest example of Tughluq architecture.

Shrine of Bahauddin Zakariya

Bahauddin Zakariya a scholar saint and poet. was born around 1170 CE near city of Multan. He died in 1268 and his mausoleum in Multan is an octagon, about half the height of the square, which is surmounted by a hemispherical dome.

Tomb of Shah Shamsuddin Sabzwari

Shamsuddin Sabzwari arrived in Multan in early 1200C.E, established a dargah and preached Islam to the local population. Shamsuddin Sabzwari died in 1276 and his mausoleum is located in Multan.

Hazrat Muhammad Shah Yusaf Gardezi

Built in 1152 A.D., the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Yusuf Gardezi is perhaps one of the earliest existing buildings in South Asia with enamelled tile work. Located inside the Bohar Gate entrance, the tomb is a rectangular hall and a flat, dome less roof.

MULTAN OTHER Mausoleums

MULTAN : "Baghdad of the East"

Multan’s ancient skyline is dominated by the grand domes of innumerable tombs — spiritual teachers of all shades of Islam. The remnants of one of the first mosques in the Indian subcontinent disappeared only in 1957.

Multan ma ba jannat a’la barabara  Multan of ours is comparable to the great Paradise Ahista pa ba-nah ke malik sajda mi kunad.  Tread slowly, the angels are paying obeisance here

Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya 

Qila Kohna Multan

The Multan Fort, a military installation, was a landmark of South Asian defence and architecture. The original fort was built between 800 and 1000 B.C by the Katoch dynasty, which was destroyed by British forces during British colonial rule.

Clock Tower Multan

Clock Tower / Ghanta Ghar was built in the late 1800s during the British rule. Earlier the building was used for government offices. Currently, the structure is being renovated to become the new premises for the Multan Museum,

Explore The oldesT City!!

Multan, one of the oldest cities in the Asian subcontinent and known as the ‘City of Saints’, is located in central Pakistan some 562 km from the capital Islamabad.

Monument of Vans Agnew Monument, Multan

Patrick Alexander Vans Agnew (1822–1848) was a British civil servant of the East India Company, who was murder during the Siege of Multan by the retainers of Dewan Mulraj.

Centuries’ old Gates of Multan

Multan boasts a total of six gates comprises of two pylons with a large four-cantered pointed arch in the middle, A circular road runs around the walled city connecting all the gates.

5000 years old Multan Sun Temple

Sun Temple in Multan was built by Sambudu, the son of Krishna. Krishna cursed Sambudi, who had accidentally committed a sin, to suffer from leprosy. It seems that Sambudu built a great sun temple in Multan to get rid of that curse. Later all the people also visited this temple to get rid of their ailments and hardships.

Multan Garrison Mess. Architectural Buildings.

Nawab Bahawalpur constructed this building on Turkish architecture and by making clay bricks from Chenab River. It was constructed in 1880. This amazing master piece contains 13 domes of different size. Those domes were made up by mud (GACHEE MITI) of Chenab River. The domes are of different sizes but geometrically same.

Multan’s got the blues

The skill for creating blue pottery, also known as kashi work, was introduced centuries ago by local artisans, whose craft derived influences from Persia, Central Asia and the Mongols. Over a period of centuries, Kashi work in Multan developed its own unique, indigenous style.

Multan House of Mangoes

Nawab Bahawalpur constructed this building on Turkish architecture and by making clay bricks from Chenab River. It was constructed in 1880. This amazing master piece contains 13 domes of different size. Those domes were made up by mud (GACHEE MITI) of Chenab River. The domes are of different sizes but geometrically same.

History has bestowed Multan with many gifts: it is known as a city of saints, the town has been continuously inhabited for more than 2,000 years and located in an area dating back to the Harapan civilization — it has always been a part of world-acclaimed Indus Civilisation. Not only history, but its natural endowments have been unique as well.

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Book Multan Tour Packages | TDCP

Are you dreaming of an unforgettable tour of ancient Multan. We are here to serve you. Since 1986 we are in this field having specialised Tour Guides who will explain you in depth about the history of Multan. We are driven by our passion to assist you to explore Multan in a way that will engraved in your memory. We may customize tour package according to your convenience. Beside that we will you the Multani craft of blue pottery and taste you the traditional Multani Sohan Halwa and you may shop Multani Khussa and handmade embroidery designs dresses. So, get ready for memorable experience with TDCP. Contact us to book a tour for you!!

Book Multan Tour Packages | TDCP

Are you dreaming of an unforgettable tour of ancient Multan. We are here to serve you. Since 1986 we are in this field having specialised Tour Guides who will explain you in depth about the history of Multan. We are driven by our passion to assist you to explore Multan in a way that will engraved in your memory. We may customize tour package according to your convenience.

Beside that we will you the Multani craft of blue pottery and taste you the traditional Multani Sohan Halwa and you may shop Multani Khussa and handmade embroidery designs dresses. So, get ready for memorable experience with TDCP. Contact us to book a tour for you!!