Multan, The city of Saints

Multan is the 7th largest city of Pakistan famous for its historical background, people, culture, and food.

History of Multan:

When we talk about Pakistan’s culture and civilization we usually it is the region where the world’s oldest civilization exists like Harrapa and Mohenjodaro but these are the cities that were destroyed in the past there are also some cities that it impossible to find about their origin. Multan is one of those cities. Its origin is still unclear its significance can be measured by this that it was the final destination of Alexander the Great. He concluded his conquest after he conquered Multan. It is also said that it was Multan where a poisoned arrow struck Alexander, which was the cause of its death. So this shows that this city is more than 5000 years old.
Multan was attacked by different warriors in every era as it was the capital of Hind at that time and also considered as a very sacred place for them as their oldest temple was in Multan. Islam came in Multan through the invasion of Muhammad bin Qasim here. After him many saints and preachers came here and spread Islam here that’s why it is considered as a sacred city and also named as “Madina-tul-Olia” or ” City of Saints” . Since then life goes on there. At first, it was named as “Mooltan” derived from Sanskrit “Mulasthana” but with the passage of time it became Multan.

Monument of Muhammad bin Qasim in Multan

Geography

Multan is located in Punjab, Pakistan. it is located on the banks of the Chenab river in the south of Punjab. First Multan was a province and many cities came under it, it was said that Lahore lies in the outskirts of Multan but in the Sikh era many of the cities were detach from it and became another district. The rest of the cities were detached in the British rule and after the formation of Pakistan Multan became a district. And now it is the 7th largest city of Pakistan and an economical centre of southern Punjab. It comprises a total area of about 227 km² and a population of about 1.9 million people.

Famous locations in Multan

Multan is also famous for it’s historical buildings and places. many ancient are found here. The most famous among them are

Tomb of Hazrat Shah Rukn e Alam
Tomb of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakriya,

  • Monument of Shah Shams Tabriz
  • Shrine of Shah Yousuf Gardezi
  • Mausoleum of Bibi Pak Daman
Ghanta Ghar, Wikimedia
Dumdama, travel Multan

There are also many ancient gates to the city most famous of them are

  • Pak gate
  • Dolat gate
  • Haram gate
  • Delhi gate
  • Lohari gate
  • Bohar gate

In Multan, many modern facilities are also installed like parks malls shopping centers
Most famous parks are

  • Shah Shams Park
  • CSD park
  • Jinnah Park
  • Askari lake
  • Cantonment Garden

There are many local markets in Multan but the most famous and the largest market is
Hussain Agahi Market

There are also malls like
United Mall
Chen one tower
Chase up etc

Fort kohna or Damdama is claimed to be the highest point of Multan and it is now turned into an art museum
Multan also have an Art council where many of art and other festivals are arranged.
Multan also have a Nishter Tower, near to Nishter hospital, one of the biggest hospitals in Asia.

Food diversity in Multan

Although many of the International food brands are available in Multan including KFC, Macdonald, Pizza Hut, Dominos
But Multan is famous for its local food
Most famous of them are

  • Hafiz ka Multani Sohn Halwa
  • Rewari sweets
Pakistani foods
  • Lal Kurti Cant ki Chanp
Pintrest
  • Nawab hotel
Nawab hotel
  • Nehari
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  • Karahi Gosht
  • Balli hotel for tea
  • Paye
  • Rubrri Falooda
  • Baba Ice Cream
  • Dehi bhally
  • AD k goll gappy

  • Dillmir paira
  • Malik Allah Wasaya fish restaurant
Pakistani food

Notable people from Multan

Many notable personalities are from Multan

Bestowals of Multan

Multan is famous for it’s bestowals which include

  • Sohn Halwa
  • Multani Mangoes
  • Multani Bed sheets
  • Multani mitti
  • Multani shoe(khussa)
  • Multani embroidery
  • Multani blue pottery