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Sialkot is one of the leading industrial centres in Pakistan which is home to ancient forts, religious sites and charming bazaars. Being the birthplace of Pakistan’s national poet Dr. Muhammad Allama Iqbal, Sialkot is renowned as the City of Iqbal. A visit to Iqbal’s home, Iqbal Manzil which is situated in Kashmiri Mohalla is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This heritage site also has a museum where you can discover his personal items, including pens, ink pots, photographs and furniture. Sialkot also boasts many stunning monuments; the country’s most iconic building is one of Pakistan’s oldest forts, Sialkot Fort which was constructed around the 2nd century. Another must-see icon of Sialkot is the Tomb of Imam Ali-ul-Haq, home to beautiful courtyards and mirrored gateways tiled with Islamic inscriptions. You can also head to the Seerat Study Center which is world-famous for conducting research on the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad. Step inside Sialkot’s biggest mosque, Jamia Masjid Donga Bagh that features three minarets with arches. Other must-visit attractions include the tombs of the great Muslim scholars, Mullah Abdul Hakim Sialkoti and Hafiz Muhammad Alam. Get in touch with Brightsun Travel about discounted airfares to Sialkot.
If you’re a sports enthusiast, then Sialkot should definitely be added to your travel bucket list. The city is renowned as an ideal shopping destination for sports products and equipment. Visit the stores of the Small Industrial Estate and browse thousands of sports products, including hockey sticks, tennis rackets, rugby balls, cricket bats and basketballs. For those who want to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Marala Headworks situated on Chenab River is one of the best options available. Visit this famous picnic spot and admire its beautiful surroundings; you can also go fishing and spot various species of birds, including Eurasian bitterns, bar-headed geese, hen harriers and Pallas’s gulls. No trip to Sialkot is complete without visiting the Bajwat Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over 13,000 acres. Step inside this sanctuary to discover a range of mammals, including nilgai and hog deer, as well as more than 100 species of birds. You can book cheap tickets to Sialkot through Brightsun Travel and witness the city’s diversity for yourself.