Faisalabad-The Manchester of Pakistan

The city of Faisalabad is located in the province of Punjab. Formerly, the town was known as Lyallpur, and today it is known as Faisalabad. Faisalabad is recognized as the Manchester of Pakistan, for being the trade center of the country and is also the third most populated city in Pakistan.

According to a world back report released in 2010, Faisalabad is famous for being one of the best places to do business. It is home to several industries, universities, historical landmarks and amusement spots. Faisalabad is also renowned for its production of cotton, wheat, sugarcane and fruits. Lastly, another reason why Faisalabad is famous is because of its affiliation with renowned figures such as Arfa Karim,Rameez Raja and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

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Clock Tower :

The Faisalabad Clock Tower known as GhantaGhar -is an ancient monument in the city. It was built in 1903 by the British, and has been well kept making it one of the most beautiful, ancient monuments in Faisalabad. The clock tower is an enormous red brick structure, placed at the center of eight local markets of the town. From the top of the tower, you can view the whole city – it is completely endearing.

Lyall Monument :

The Lyall Monument is located in the Jinnah Garden in Faisalabad. The landmark was built in memory of Sir James Lyall, who founded the city during the colonial era. It is a white cemented structure that resembles the church tower and reflects the historical traces of the city.

Gatwala Wildlife Park :

The Gatwala Wildlife Park is a huge wildlife park situated in the Gatwala town in Faisalabad. The main attractions in the park are the green fields, rides for children, flowing canals, bamboo grooves, forestry, cafeteria and two lakes. These lakes are famous for being home to crocodiles and boating adventure.

Tips :

Restaurants :

Faisalabad is best-known for its delicious and traditional Punjabi cuisine. When in Faisalabad don’t forget to have the specials such as Lamb Chops, Shami Kebabs, DahiBhale, Paya Curry, Roghni Naan and the soothing taste of Doodh Patti Tea.

Shopping :

Finding a perfect shopping bazaar in Faisalabad is very easy as the city is renowned for its textile industries. Faislabadi fashion is quite traditional, where ShalwarKameez is the common attire forfemales accompanied by Bangles and Parandas. You can also find several brand outlets located near local markets and enormous shopping malls.

Hotels :

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Money :

Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted by the ATM.

Exchange Rate :

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Country Code :

+92 41

Airport :

Faisalabad International Airport is located on Jhand Road; 10 km south west from the city center.

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