Mansehra is a city in the Mansehra district that belongs to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is the second largest city in the province. The word Mansehra is actually a Hindi word “MahaanSehra” which means ‘flowers in abundance’. The district and town is named after Man Singh, a leading general of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Pakistan and is known as Paradise on Earth with some of the best nature’s gifts.
Mansehra is another historic city that dates back to primitive times and was ruled by Buddhists and Hindus before Islam spread in the city. Another interesting fact about the city is that half the population is comprised of youngsters aged below 20 years. There is only one and famous university in Mansehra, the Hazara University, along with many colleges.
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This is one of Mansehra’s tourist attractions that was created on orders from Mauryan King, Ashoka. Three granite boulders stand on the northern side of the city with 14 edicts carved into them. The edicts mention aspects of Ashoka’s religious concepts. Due to environmental degradation, the rocks are eroding and the script writing is fading. If you don’t want to miss what the scribbles say, plan your trip to Mansehra soon.
The Mansehra district is home to 3 beautiful lakes, Lulusar, Dudipatsar and SaifulMulook. SaifulMulook lake is the most beautiful lake in the country and a must visit tourist spot. It is approximately 3244 meters above the sea level and is famous for its regal and fascinating natural beauty, pleasant weather and associated tale and history about a Persian prince.
Makra peak is a Himalayan mountain that is located at a distance of around 70 km from Mansehra. It is covered in snow in a spider like pattern, which gives the mountain its name. Tourists trek for 5 hours and reach the top of the mountain, Makra peak. The visitors can enjoy the charming views of the Kaghan Valley on one side and enthralling Kashmir on another from the top.
You will enjoy all types of cuisines in Mansehra and its cold weather. Hot coffee and local tea are widely enjoyed. Some famous restaurants in the city include Food Hut and Hotel Aashiyana.
Two of the famous markets in Mansehra are Kashmir Bazaar and Neelum Bazaar. Tourists can easily shop for whatever they may require. Mansehra is popular for sports goods so you must grab an item in this category.
There are many hotels in Mansehra present at prime locations with great facilities as well as affordable rates. Book your hotel in Mansehra through Jovago’s website and avail brilliant discounts.
Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted by the ATM.
There are 5 airports situated in nearby cities that can be used to travel to Mansehra. The closest airport to the center of the city is Mansehra Airport and Benazir Bhutto International Airport.