Pakistan is blessed with various landscapes that allure tourists to visit the country. Apart from these natural wonders, the country is home to various heritage sites that are important to people belonging to different faiths. As a result, Pakistan has seen a huge influx of religious tourists, over the years, who visit the country to perform pilgrimage of their respective Holy places.
In view of this, it won’t be wrong to say that Pakistan is on the bucket list of travelers belonging to various faiths. To help all those pilgrims out there, Jovago Pakistan brings a complete guide on the famous religious destinations in Pakistan.
- Gurdwara Janam Asthan
As the name suggests, this is the birthplace of Guru Nanak who was the founder of Sikhism and is therefore of utmost importance to Sikhs. It was constructed in 1600 CE and is situated at a distance of 75 kilometers from Lahore.
- Katasraj Temple
The stunning temple surrounded by crystal blue pond is a sacred site for the Hindu community. It is situated in the Katas village of Chakwal district. The pond is surrounded by Buddhist Stupa and Satghara, which comprises of seven ancient temples. It is believed that the pond possesses the power to wash away all the sins of a person if he baths in it.
- Patrick’s Cathedral
The 120 years old cathedral was constructed in Karachi by Gothic revival architecture. This large cathedral is capable of seating 2000 people at a single time. Due to its exquisite design, the Sindh Culture Heritage Protection Act has given it the status of a protected monument. The cathedral was visited by Mother Teresa in 1991.
- Hassan Abdal & Gurdwara Panja Sahib
Situated at a distance of 48 kilometers from Rawalpindi, this site is considered to be one of the most sacred places of Sikhs. This place got its name from the hand-print, belonging to Guru Nanak, that is imprinted on a rock placed in the center of the Gurdwara.
One of the most important sites that make up the Gandhara Valley Civilization, which is of great importance to Buddhism, Takht-i- Bahi means the Thrones of Origins. It is situated on a rocky ridge about 10 miles north-east of Mardan, KPK. It is believed that this monastic temple was constructed in the 2nd or 3rd century AD. Takht-i-Bahi was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.