Historical Places

Quite a number of historical sites lie in the undulations of Chakwal, the more important of which are:

1.       Kallar Kahar

Lying 30 miles southwest of Chakwal on the Chakwal-Sargodha road, Kallar Kahar has always been renowned throughout the country for its peacocks and its fresh water lake and for the Takht-e-Babri, a flat stage built of stone by emperor Babar to address his army while coming down from Kabul in the quest of the crown of Delhi.  During his stay at Kallar Kahar he also planted a garden, which still exists, called the Bagh-e-Safa. 

With the construction of the Motorway that passes by the edge of the lake, the number of tourists visiting Kallar Kahar has increased manifold, and the town surrounded by verdant hills, promises to become a tourist attraction if properly developed. A museum of fossils of the area has also been built by the Archeology Department in the District Council Rest House. 

2.       Katas Raj

Katas Raj, a medieval town sacred to the Hindus, lies about 2 kilometers west of Choa Saidan Shah on the Choa-Kallar Kahar road.  Its importance is derived from the fact that it contains over a 100 temples built over a period of more than a 1000 years by its Hindu Rajas.  Some of these temples are dilapidated but a large number of them have been well maintained. Hindu pilgrims from all over Pakistan and India frequently visit this town to worship.

3.       Malot Fort

The ruins of Malot Fort lie midway between Kallar Kahar and Choa Saidan Shah; the fort is believed to be over 800 years old but owing to disrepair only the foundations and fallen walls remain.

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