Tourist Places to Visit in Mianwali, Pakistan, Asia
Mianwali is a city located in Mianwali District of Punjab province in Pakistan is placed about 320 kms from Lahore, the capital of Punjab province and about 240 kms from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Namal College is very famous educational institution in Mianwali.
Geography and Climate of Mianwali:
Mianwali is geographically positioned at 32.585411° N 71.543617° E and is placed 210 meters above the mean sea level. Mianwali district has a total area of 5,840 sq. km.
Mianwali has a cold and dry winter and hot summer season. January is the coolest month and June is the hottest month in Mianwali.
History of Mianwali:
Indo-Greek kingdom, Kushan Empire, Maurya Empire, Gupta Empire, Kushano-Hephthalites White Huns were the renowned empires ruled Mianwali in earlier. Mianwali was formed as a separate district in the year 1982.
Connectivity to Mianwali:
The airbase of Mianwali named as PAF Base Mianwali used for Military purpose. The nearest major active airport to Mianwali is Bacha Khan International Airport, Rawalpindi with flights to major cities of the country and foreign located at a distance of 245 kms.
Mianwali Railway Station is well connected with Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Sargodha–Lahore road and Talagang–Rawalpindi road are the main highways connecting Mianwali with main cities of Pakistan. There are regular bus services accessible from Mianwali City Bus Stand.
Culture, Cuisine and Shopping in Mianwali:
Mianwali houses the inhabitants of different tribes such as Niazi, Jat, Awan and Syed. The languages spoken by the natives of Mianwali include Punjabi, Saraiki and Pashto.
Mianwali is known for different handicraft products made out of wood, metal and cloth. Also the city houses numerous well facilitated hotels, retail outlets, handicraft and archeological item shops, mobile and electronic product showrooms.
Places to see near Mianwali:
PAF Base Mianwali:
PAF Base Mianwali is a Pakistan Air Force airbase located between 32°33′47″ N latitude and 71°34′15″ E longitude. Enter this airbase with prior permission.
Kalabagh Dam is situated at historical town Kalabagh, about 40 kms from Mianwali city.
Chahshma Barrage and Lake:
Chahshma Barrage and Lake are the prime attractions of Mianwali district situated in the south of Mianwali city.
Namal Lake is one of the favorite destinations of youngsters placed at the base of Namal Mountain.
Thal Desert is situated between Indus and Jhelum River.
Kalabagh Old Town:
Kalabagh Old Town is a historical ancient town houses many archeological sites.
National Art Gallery:
National Art Gallery is located in Islamabad, about 240 kms from Mianwali is open on all the days of week from morning 11 to afternoon 1 and 2 PM-7 PM.
Other tourist attractions near Mianwali are:
The top tourist destinations near Mianwali and in Islamabad (about 240 kms) are as follows:
- River Indus
- Mari City
- Ruins of Sirkapp Fort
- Lok Virsa Museum
- National Art Gallery
- Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum
- Rohtas Gallery
- Rawal Lake
- Fatima Jinnah Park
- Faisal Masjid
Best time to visit Mianwali:
Winter season is the ideal time to visit Mianwali.
Accommodation Options in Mianwali:
The facilities available in the hotels of Mianwali include garden area, doctor on call, fitness centre, vehicle parking, TV, conference hall and air ticket booking and variety of Chinese and Western foods with different taste. The best hotels in Mianwali are as follows:
- Flavor City Hotel
- Royal Inn
- Shezad Hotel
- Flavour City Hotel
- New Khan Hotel
- Faisal Hotel
- Faizan Hotel
- Qaiser Hotel
- Adeel Hotel
- Hotel Al-Zakaria