Pakistan is a land which has been the host of a number of civilizations in the past. The oldest civilization which is known to have existed here dates back to around 7000 B.C. Such a rich history has made the country of particular interest to archaeologists and historians and travelers from different parts of the world. Tripkar brings you a list of some interesting archaeological sites in Pakistan:
Mehrgarh (7000 B.C)
Did you think Mohenjo daro and Harappa were the oldest civilizations known to exist in Pakistan? Think again! The civilization of Mehrgarh first discovered in 1979, dates back to around 7000 B.C, making it a must visit site!
Kot Diji (3300 B.C)
Located in Khairpur, Kot Diji is a civilization which existed after Mehrgarh. The Fort of Kot Diji gives a glimpse of the sophisticated architecture of this age.
Mohenjo Daro (2500 BC)
One of the famous archaeological sites in Pakistan is Mohenjo Daro. Located in Sindh, 350 miles from Karachi, literally means the “Mound of the Dead.” It dates back to 2500 B.C and is considered one of the most important archeological sites in Pakistan.
Harappa (2500 B.C)
Harappa is another civilization which existed in the same period as Mohenjo Daro. It is located 15 miles west of the city Sahiwal. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist attraction.
Taxila (6 B.C)
Located 20 miles north-west of the capital city Islamabad, civilization existed in Taxila at the time of the Achaemenid Empire. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, and ranked as the top tourist destination in Pakistan by The Guardian newspaper in 2006, Taxila is a must visit site for any traveler!
Book a tour with tripkar to enjoy and explore some of the famous archaeological sites situated in Pakistan. For history aficionado’s a trip to some of these places will prove to be an culturally-rich experience!