Gujranwala- The City of Wrestlers

February 4, 2016

Gujranwala

Gujranwala, also known as the city of wrestlers (pehelwaano da shehr) for giving top wrestlers to the country, is a city based in Punjab and is the 7th most populous city of Pakistan. It is one of the fastest growing cities of Pakistan and has currently become an important industrial city. The local language spoken there is purely Punjabi with Urdu and English being used as a second language. Gujranwala essentially has a hot climate but also experiences low temperatures during winters.

The city has extensive road and rail links which has helped it flourish in the industries including manufacturing and agriculture. It has a strategic roadway connecting it to other metropolitan cities of Punjab. Gujranwala is known for its extensive production of sugarcane, melons and grains for international export.

Gurdwara Rori Sahib
Gurdwara Rori Sahib is located 2 kilometers south-east of Eminabad, an old town between Lahore and Gujranwala. It is a sacred shrine and holds its significance as Guru Nanak had stayed here after the destruction of the town. It has a large pond in its locale and other stunning buildings surround it, making the site more attractive.

Nishan-e-Manzil
It is a monument which was made in the memory of soldiers who lost their lives during the wars of 1965 & 1971. Many tourists visit the place and remember the martyrs. The landscaping of Nishan-e-Manzil is beautifully done. There is also a lake for the tourists to enjoy boating activities in.

Ghanta Ghar
This is the famous clock tower situated in Gujranwala. It marks the center of the city and is generally very crowded. If you want to explore the city, this is an important landmark to see.

TIPS

Restaurants
You will easily find the top international food chains in Gujranwala. Apart from that, some famous Pakistani restaurants that one must try are Bundoo Khan, Shahbaz Tikka and Royal garden that not only have great food but also good ambience.

Shopping
Mall 1, PACE and Aleena shopping malls are the most famous for shopping where you can find anything you would need to buy.

Hotels
If you are planning a last minute trip to Gujranwala, you can easily access Jovago.com, browse, select and book a hotel for your stay out of the many reasonable options present. You will find the best price guaranteed.

*This is a guest post by Jovago.