By: Mirza Zeeshan Baig
- Stop Looking Like a Tourist
- Ask Locals for a Nice Place to Live
- Interact With Locals
- Keep a Good Sunblock in Your Backpack
- Best Time to Visit Multan
- Rise at Sunrise
- Enjoy Fresh Mangoes Being Multan’s Specialty
- Buy a Lunch at Siddique Desi Murgh Karahi
- Drink Lassi at Dilmeer’s
- Visit the Shrines
- Start Journey from Shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam
- Capture the Elegant Shrine of Bahauddin Zikria
- Boating at River Chenab
- Get Dinner at Billa Ka Dera
- Watch the Sunset at Damdama
- Take Plenty of Photos
- Observe daily life of locals
- Get Around by Metro Bus
- Grab Tea at Baba Ki Tea
- Eat Sohan Halwa, a Specialty of Multan
- Walk Around Hussain Aghai Market
- Discover the Streets of Old City Area
- Watch Movie at Cineplex
- Admire the Cultural Show at Multan Arts Council
- Keep a Scarf with You
- Pay a Visit to Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower House)
- Why Visit Multan Fort
- Watch the Splendid Shahi Eid Gah (Mosque)
- Smile & Say Hello to Make Friends
- Feel the Fun of Getting Lost on Purpose
- Where to Shop in Multan
- Eat Pizza in Multan
- Get a Chance to Buy Souvenirs
- Night Life at Chaman Zar-e-Askari
- Be Cautious of Multan Traffic
- Taste the Best Ice Cream
- Cook for Yourself
- Catch a Match at Multan Cricket Stadium
- Surf the Chase Up
- Go to Suraj Kund Temple in Multan
- Eat Out at Shangrila Chinese
- Travel Around to Other Cities
- Greet the Morning at Ramada
- Enjoy the High Tea
- Listen Local Artists at Cantonment Garden
- Wear Multani Khussa
- Cleanse Yourself with Multani Mitti
- Find Blue Pottery in Multan
- Make a splash at Jinnah Water Park
First and foremost, I would like to thank my wife Mehr, for standing beside me throughout my career and writing this book. She has been my inspiration and motivation for continuing to improve my knowledge and move my career forward. She is my rock, and I dedicate this book to her. I also thank my wonderful children: genius Taha and my lifeline Faiq, for always making me smile and for understanding on those weekend mornings when I was writing this book instead of playing with them. I hope that one day they can read this book and understand why I spent so much time in front of my computer.
Mirza Zeeshan Baig graduated from Emerson College, Multan in 1999 and planned to go adventuring in Pakistan the next day. He not only visited cities, but also spent three or more months to explore the city and all around area. Having been born and bred in Multan, he explored the Multan city on foot. When he’s not traveling, Mirza loves taking pictures, writing, and listening to live music.
As a professional writer, Mirza loves spending his time writing books, blogs and articles. Apart from writing, travelling and sightseeing is his passion.
And of course, he loves spending time with his family!
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If you really want to enjoy your trip in Multan, first of all stop looking like a tourist. Tourists are recognized from a distance because they have a typical look, like they have flip flops, shorts, a silly t-shirt, an SLR camera, a “fanny pack” and other such things that draw attention to them.
There are a lot of nice and decent but expensive hotels like Ramada, Hotel Sindbad and Shangri-La Chinese to stay in Multan. These hotels offer quality and professional services to tourists.
But from a local point of view, I would suggest that you should stay at some less expensive hotel like Taj Hotel, Hotel Shabroze and Palace Lodge Hotel.
These hotels are in the heart of Multan city and offer wide range of local delicious dishes. From these hotels you are able to hire cabs and can even board on local buses to visit the shrines and other visiting places. In this way you can enjoy your stay in Multan and also can observe the real life of this particular area.
As a tourist, you be inhabit of having long discussions with tourists about the area you are visiting. If you can maintain distance from other voyagers and begin conversations with locals then you can get a knowhow of the delicate moods of these people. Essential English is talked broadly everywhere throughout the world, so it’s less demanding to convey than you may might suspect, particularly when you consolidate hand signals and non-verbal communication.
These locals can also guide you of the places, nobody knows about other than locals. They can enrich your knowledge more than books can do.
Multan is located in the southern part of Punjab, a province in Pakistan. Multan features an arid climate with very hot summers and cold winters. The city witnesses some of the most extreme temperatures in the country. Heat waves occur during May and June cause stroke problems in the city.
An essential to any tourist visiting Multan is a good sunblock. An expected nasty sunburn is nothing to take lightly and can be extremely painful. An effective sunblock is very expensive to purchase locally; it is primarily a tourist product and not commonly used by the local citizens as they are accustomed to climate.
As I already told you that Multan has an arid climate, which means it experiences really hot summers and heavily fogged winters. The months of December to March are the best time to visit this city. This time span offers a very pleasant and enjoyable weather and is also considered the peak tourist season. After this time of the year, hot weather sets in and is really unbearable for foreigners, especially for those who come from cold places. Dust storm occur during summer months with peak in July and August. These dust storms are quite violent. Moreover, fog do occur during the winter season and remains for three days to weeks. Foggy weather also results in closure of Multan Airport.
Rise at sunrise to have the best view of natural sites like agricultural and mango orchards surrounding the city area and also you can have all attractions to yourself while avoiding crowds. No doubt, it’s also a magical time for photography due to soft mellow light and usually easier to interact with locals. If you get up early you can plan visit to far off places and can return in time before sunset.
The mangoes from Multan are well known all over the world for their quality traits due to its geographical positioning. The progressive growers bear vast experience for more than 50 years in the professional and business production of mangoes. Multan is famous for export of premium quality mangoes to Europe, Middle East, Gulf and Far East ensuring the safe production practices (for human & environment).
For fresh mangoes, you have to visit in the months of July and August which is the peak of summer season. When I imagine the delicious and unmatchable taste of mangoes and also its varieties, the difficulties of hot weather look very trivial.
Desi Murgh Krahi also known as Chicken Karahi – Chicken karahi’s are very popular in Multan and don’t take long to prepare it. If you have to fix a quick simple lunch in 30 minutes then make sure you treat yourself with this delicious chicken karahi. However, this dish is spicy in nature.
It is considered an honor to eat Siddique Desi Murgh Karahi from Dolat Gate Multan. This dish is highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell. This food point holds a remarkable place in Multan. Route is quite simple just reach Dolat Gate and you can ask from any one where is Siddique Karahi. What is like about this place is different gravy of karahi. It’s totally different from gravy of other restaurants. Chicken is also cooked to perfection. It’s my all-time choice for chicken karahi. So if you are in Multan someday, do not forget to visit this place. The good thing is food is not expensive but highly delicious.
Lassi is a sweet or savory Pakistani drink made from yogurt or buttermilk based with water. The experts have whipped up more than 35 different kinds of lassi, some sweet and some with salt. However, the traditional one is salty, made from whipped yogurt, milk and water.
When you are visiting Multan and not having lassi is like going to subway and not having a cookie. In simpler words: Impossible. Dilmeer ki Lassi is the most famous and crowded lassi point in Multan that one has to visit and try. Having sweet and salty lassi both, the place is almost always crowded due to its lassi. Shop is in Multan Cantt Bazar. There are two shops. one shop is old one in busy bazar. Other shop is new and you can ask any person in Cantt and they will tell you. Place is very famous and there sweet lassi is very refreshing.
Despite its historical wealth, Multan is recognized for being the abode and resting place of many Sufi saints, exponents of Sufi belief and culture such as Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zakariya and Shah Rukn-e-Alam, whose tomb is considered to be the city’s structural landmark. This great mausoleum was built in the pre-Mughal era by Ghias-ud-Din Tughlaq, the dome of the towering structure can be observed from all sides of the city. The dome itself is said to be one of the world’s largest dome and an evidence to the mausoleum’s undeniable architectural value. The shrines of these two saints are a most prominent and identity feature of the city’s skyline. Among a host of at least other saints and Sufi saints whose mausoleums and shrines have their home in the city, are Shah Shams Sabzwari, Mai Mehrban, Bibi Pak Daman, Shah Gardez and Musa Pak Shaheed.
It is also believed that there are a lot of shrines in Multan but the most visited are about 27 in number and each one is matchless from constructional point of view.
The shrine of Rukn-e-Alam is the magnificence of Multan. When the city is approached from any side the most prominent thing which can be seen from miles all around is a huge dome. This dome is the Shrine of Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath commonly known by the title Rukn-e-Alam. In beauty and grandeur, this shrine is unparalleled. As this magnificent building stands on the high ground, this height contributes materially to the majestic and gigantic appearance of the shrine. Besides its religious importance, the mausoleum is also of considerable archaeological and architectural value.
The mausoleum was built in the era of 1340-1350, entirely of red brick, bounded with beams of wood. The mode of construction must have been very difficult but its increased effect is undeniable. You will certainly forget about everything after visiting this place as a peaceful atmosphere prevails the entire area. A lot of pigeons are always surrounding this great shrine and people visiting this place feel happy to feed them.
Journey of Multan is incomplete if shrine of Bahauddin Zikaria is not visited which is co-located to the shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam. Hence, it’s an opportunity to cover both the places at the same day.
The mausoleum was constructed in 1268 after the death of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya. People from all around the world visit this shrine every year and it has become a ritual for all to visit this shrine whoever comes Multan.
An annual festival called “Urs” is celebrated for three days in commemoration of great saint and people from all over Pakistan come to celebrate this event.
River Chenab is near Multan but actually not in Multan. For this you have to drive toward Muzafargarh. After arriving at the great Chenab bridge that joints Multan and Muzafargarh, take the trail towards left and after a short walk you’ll be at the resort where boats will be leaving every now and then. River Chenab is one of the five tributaries of the mighty river Indus and the landscape along boat safari route is truly enchanting with picturesque villages dotting the lush green cultivated areas. Also a great site for camping and barbeque. You can also enjoy day long fishing here. It is also worth mentioning that river bank is closed for visitors during monsoon season as river is likely to attain high to very high flood level.
On your return journey from River Chenab, if you have time then it is strongly recommended to visit Billa Ka Dera, a nice but simple restaurant on Multan-Muzafargarh road. Food is delicious with wide range of menu backed with very reasonable price. You can also try BBQ platter, Afghani Pullao and chicken Karahi etc. Nice sitting place at night for families also.
The Damdama is a massive block of a building constructed on a mound of earth fill. It is the highest part of not only Fort Kohna but also of Multan and it was used as watch tower / Gunnery in ancient times. You can have the view of whole city from here. The most exciting view is of sunset with evening breeze. Locals come here to enjoy city view and also antique oil paintings encased in the basement of the building.
As per a tourists point of view, you are going to see these places and meet these people only once in your lifetime. So, remember them forever with lots of photos. These photos are going to be your visual memory preserved for your grandchildren and these will put them in a state of awe when they will have a look after not only a long time but from a long, long distance. Great photos are the ultimate souvenir.
If you really want to feel the pulse of Multan, then I will recommend spending a few hours sitting in Cantonment Garden or on a busy market like Hussain Aghai by yourself just watching day to day life of citizens happening in front of you.
Just slow down your thoughts and try to pay close attention to the current of life around you. The smells, the colors, human interactions, and sounds. Take it as a kind of meditation and you’ll see things you would have never noticed before.
Metro bus has long route of about 18 KMs from general bus stand to Bahauddin Zakria University which covers almost all the parts of the city. These air conditioned and Wi-Fi buses run on a dedicated road and offer a scheduled visit to any place you like. If you are travelling in groups, this is the best way to travel economically and exploring different parts of city while feeling like a local.
People of this particular region are famous for taking tea even in the months of extreme hot weather. Baba Ki Tea is right in start of Cantt, on right side when going from Abdalli road to Multan Cantt market. Place is crowded especially in night and tea is refreshing and energizing. You can eat buns with butter or malai with tea and buns are also very good. But there is a drawback that there is no proper sitting place arrangement for families. Families can enjoy tea in their cars only.
Multani Sohan Halwa is a special sweet dish of Multan. Multan is recognized for this dish not only all over Pakistan but also in other countries. People, who have tasted this sweet once in their life specially order this even when they are far away from Multan. This is the major take away gift of Multan. Hafiz Ka Sohan Halwa in Hussain Agahi Multan is the oldest place for this sweet. They also make halwa with dry fruits and nuts which is mostly liked in winter season. Locals enjoy this sweet with tea or hot milk and is really tasty and full of energy.
A word of caution is also necessary here, as a lot of brands of sohan halwa are seen in Multan but for the best one, remember the registration No 62517 of Hafiz Ka Sohan Halwa and order for this brand only.
Famous for its embroidered clothing collection, it is one of the most historical markets of Multan. Offering a great variety of Khussa (local shoes made from leather) and other household things, this place is the most crowded and affordable for the locals. People visiting Multan from small towns and village around the city come here for shopping and even for business purpose purchasing.
The history of Multan goes back around 5000 years, however; currently old city area reminds us the living style of people during British rule of subcontinent. The streets are very narrow and like a game of puzzle. People who are not aware of these streets are often lost and it’s very difficult to find the way out without the help of local people.
In these streets you can see houses, mosques and temples of the age of hundreds of years. All built with wood, bricks and mud but still in good shape. There are also triple storey buildings of same age and people love to live in them as they are living there from hundreds of years and a brotherhood has been developed among them which roots back to their ancestors.
Evenings of a tourist are always alone and silent. They spent evenings in arranging their notes, photos, writing to friends, charging their cameras and planning for next day. But in Multan there is a chance of making the evening colorful by getting a chance to watch a movie at cinema. Although there are many cinemas in Multan but the best one is Cineplex which is almost full in all shows because of environment, good movie choice and 3D functions. This cinema is located near Dera Adda, near to Cantt and easy to reach.
It would be lucky if you get a ticket on the first day of release of a movie because often all tickets are sold in advance but this place is worthy of taking a chance.
Multan Arts Council was founded in 1975 under the statutory provisions of the Punjab Council of Arts and is located on MDA Road near National Book Foundation. Multan Arts Council is famous for musical shows, arts exhibitions or as a regional cultural Centre of Multan city. Multan Arts Council is also playing an important role for encouraging students towards arts and culture.
Students often organize and arrange good stage shows here. It is considered as the school for polishing artistic talents and has produced many actors of this region for the film and drama industry. You can enjoy the cultural shows here that reflect the thoughts of locals.
Multan is famous for its hot climate. You can notice the locals are always in possession of piece of cotton cloth (scarf) in summer season. They use scarf for cleaning sweat from their faces and also use same scarf as turban to avoid scorching sun rays. This simple piece of cotton cloth is one of most useful travel accessories in Multan with many different practical applications. It’s great for sun protection, a makeshift towel, carrying stuff around, an eye mask, and much more.
Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) is a beautiful building which was constructed by British rulers before 1947 and is located in Center of City on Tughlaq Road near Bata Shoe Store. The beautiful landmark is situated at Municipal Corporation Multan’s Office which is one of the busiest areas in the Multan district. Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) is recently reconstructed in its original form and shape.
Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) is now being converted by the government into a museum. Home to a fine collection of coins, medals and postage stamps, this museum will soon start attracting a lot of traffic.
History of Multan spreads on centuries so as the history of Multan Fort. Multan fort is situated in the center of city. Fort was built by Murad Baksh son of great Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan on a mound separating it from the city by the old bed of river Ravi. Its date cannot be fixed with accuracy. Apart from the shrines, most of the fort was destroyed by the British in 1848-49 to avenge the death of Lieutenant Alexander vans Agnew, killed in Multan by order of the Sikh governor. Agnew’s memorial obelisk stands on a plinth at one of the highest points of the fort mound. A panoramic view of Multan City can be have from the highest point in the fort. The Fort was originally known as Katochgarh and is attributed to have been built by the Katoch Dynasty.
Located on main Multan-Lahore Highway in the Northeast of the Multan, it’s a grand and splendid mosque in Multan built in 1735 AD by the governor Nawab Abdul Samad Khan. It gives huge space for prayers. The floors are created with glazed blue titles with great architectural designs.
Facing trouble interacting with locals? Do you think people are unfriendly? Maybe it’s your perception or you are unaware of the local ways. One tip that I would like to offer to all tourists visiting Multan is to make eye contact and smile as you walk by. If they smile back, say hello in the local language too. This is a fast way to make new friends.
You can’t expect everyone to just walk around with a big stupid grin on their face. That’s your job. Usually all it takes for you to initiate contact and they’ll open up. Locals always expect visitors to start conversation and if you do, they will help you with everything they can offer.
If you want to see the parts of Multan hidden from the eyes of tourists where you can observe real life of local people, you need to go visit them without the aid of books and guides. The best way to do this is on foot without knowing exactly where you’re going. But before doing this, write down the name of your hotel so you can catch a taxi back if needed, then just pick a direction and start walking.
Multan is a safe place; so, don’t think too much about stumbling into dangerous neighborhoods either, as locals will generally warn you before you get that far.
Ah, shopping. We love it and we hate it. But at a new place we like to add something new and unique to our shopping list. In Multan, there are many nice shopping malls like Chen One Tower, United Mall, Mall of Multan, Bomanji Square and Panorama Shopping Mall.
Chen One is the first shopping mall in Multan which is built on international standards. It gives you all the famous brands under one roof, particularly for garments and readymade fabrics. However you can find some good brands as well like Outfitters, Cougar, Shirt and Tie etc. One restaurant is there named Luna café to entertain the customers when they get hungry while shopping.
Other malls are descent family shopping place where all the top brands are lined up in nice air conditioned environment. Shopping at these malls has become a status symbol for the locals and normally rich people visit these places.
Keep the past days aside, now a days pizza is also available in Multan in many shapes, sizes and styles. Some have just cheese and sauce, others have toppings. There is a type of pizza out there for everyone and from the famous brands of the world like Pizza Hut, Italian Pizza, Papa Gino’s, 14th Street Pizza, Pizza Track and Dominos.
Apart from all, Pizza Hut is the most popular place in Multan. They are offering high quality dining facilities. It’s a well reputed pizza place in Multan. It’s sitting arrangement is fabulous and dining area is very attractive with relaxing environment. People can enjoy their yummy pizza there.
Nigar Khana is the art gallery located at Multan Fort from where tourists love to buy souvenirs and gifts crafted by talented people of Multan. It was once magazine (artillery) of Multan Fort used as storehouse of gunpowder and weapons. It was badly damaged during siege of Multan by British in 1848. Pakistani government converted into a Nigar Khana or art house for selling handicrafts.
In this place you can see lots and lots of art work and you can find the talent of Multan in this gallery. There are simply amazing things that represent the culture of this particular region so that tourist can come here and enjoy their precious time as well as they can also purchase some of the artifacts from here to make some memory.
Chaman Zar-e-Askari is a lake park located in Multan Cantt that comes to life after sunset. Park is well maintained and attractive place to visit with family; however, you can visit alone as there is no restriction on it. Kids love this place for amusement and adults like paddle boats and lake. Other attractions are 5D movie clips which is fun for kids, fast foods and a small zoo. There are colorful fish in the lake which come up on putting popcorns. Watching fish, eating popcorns is my most favorite activity in this park.
Very economical and ample of rides are available for kids. The park is under the administrative control of Pakistan Army and they offer half ticket to the families of defense persons of Pakistan and tourists on all rides .
Multan is the 5th biggest city of Pakistan and largest city of southern Punjab. So, regional business centre for all the cities, villages and towns surrounding Multan city. Due to this, many people travel to and from here and cause traffic jams. Moreover, city population is around 3.1 million and is active during business hours and at school timings. At this time traffic congestion can be faced at the roads.
The best way to avoid traffic jams is to stay clear of peak travel times; Monday-Friday 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm. However, on Fridays traffic is very thin as it is observed as holiday for all business and all markets are closed for business.
While you are exploring Multan, you should pay a visit to famous Chaman Ice Cream who offers a variety of mouthwatering and tasty ice creams. Chaman Ice Creams are built from the ground up with superlative ingredients. Their ice creams have a uniquely smooth texture and buttercream body, with bright flavor and clean finish. Their flavors standalone straight from the pint or melt perfectly into a fruit pie, birthday cake, crumble, crisp, or cookie are the perfect accessory for dessert.
When tourists are on the run, they normally dine out and pay little attention to their diets. If you are bored with dining out, it’s time that you should cook something for yourself. It’s fun to cook for friends when travelling in groups. Making big batches of things and nibbles to share with people can be a small act of love and a source of pride.
You see, cooking by yourself doesn’t need to be time consuming. Even if no one will know if you ate a pint of ice cream for dinner, you probably shouldn’t. It can be a simple batch of rice, it can be various ways to make eggs for dinner, or a simple dessert of a square of chocolate. The point is to take care of yourself with food.
Multan International Cricket Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Multan. The stadium is located off Vehari Road, in the suburbs of Multan. It is primarily used for cricket matches. International cricket matches are being held here, including test one days and T20. Pak-India test cricket match was held here. The grass of this stadium is world’s best and reason for its fame. This is the place where Sehwag (Indian cricketer) made a triple century in test match and made a record of his life.
If you have a day off from your city exploration and want to relax then you should catch a chance to witness a match at this stadium and this visit is also going to add something informative to your notes.
39. Play Polo at Multan Polo Ground
As a tourist you are adventurous by nature and playing polo is also adventure especially when you are on a trip. Multan Polo Ground is a nice place to spend some time on the horse back.
Imagine yourself: you are on an expanse of green grass nine times the size of a football field. Beneath you an athletic purebred stands poised, waiting to bound into a sprint at your gesture. Two sets of reins are threaded through your left hand, while your right grips four feet of specially made bamboo. At the umpire’s whistle, you and seven other riders take off after a white plastic ball, hurdling at almost 40 mph towards goal.
Seems fun? Yes it is and you can be a part of it, if you like.
Chase up is a huge and only departmental store of its nature located in Gulgasht, Multan. It is stuffed with all types of items a family needs in daily life and at very economical prices. If you have a desire to observe the shopping sense of middle class people then you must visit this store. They are selling a wide variety of clothing, footwear, groceries, house wares, ladies fabrics and health and beauty products to name a few.
Chase Up’s main focus is on maximizing customer convenience; by providing a wide range of quality goods and services under one roof at the prices that majority of customers can afford to pay.
It’s a dream of every tourist to cover each and every renowned place especially historical in nature that comes in tour. Suraj Kund Temple is the most historic place of Multan. Although it’s aside from center of city but visiting this place is thought to be an obligation by every visitor.
Perhaps the oldest surviving thing in Multan is Suraj Kund Temple in Suraj Kund Area of Multan. History of temple dates back to 1000 BC when sun was worshiped in Multan. Correspondingly, it is also called Sun Temple of Multan. Government of Pakistan has approved rehabilitation of this temple.
When you are tired of routine Pakistani and fast food then you should visit Shangrila Chinese the best place for Chinese food in Multan. Chinese food of this particular place is famous all over Multan, but you may be shocked by its surprising range and variety of ingredients if you’ve only eaten in Shngrila Chinese Multan. Shangrila has countless delicious and fantastic dishes. And local people have different cuisine tastes, which can be bland, sweet, salty, spicy, or sour.
Multan is the largest city of southern Punjab and is centrally located to many small cities. The two most important and nearest ones are Bhawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan and are in easy access through air conditioned buses within 90 minutes only.
You can have one day visit to Bhawalpur. The history of this city goes back to 1802. There are many historical places but in really very good condition like Darawar Fort, Barbar Mahal, Noor Mahal and Sabiq Ghar Palace. There is also Lal Sohanra National Park; the trip to Lal Suhanra National Park is very interesting for the naturalists.
If you are staying at Ramada then greet the morning with a smile over free continental breakfast, and catch up on local and international news with a free daily newspaper. Vast choice of continental and Chinese food is also available at brunch with very reasonable price. Before you head out for the day, enjoy a refreshing swim in its outdoor pool and a work out in its state of the art exercise facility. Other services offered by the hotel include free Wi-Fi and free airport shuttle service.
While your stay at Ramada with a leisure evening, you can enjoy a great spread of upmarket items like smoked salmon at high tea. They offer plenty of variety of hot and cold, savory and sweet which is absolute value for money. Great ambiance and service can be seen and they even provide a complimentary birthday cake if you have birthday during your stay. Their menu for high tea is a combination of extensive varieties of soup, salads, B.B.Q, continental, sea foods, Pakistani, Chinese, Mughlai, desserts, hot drinks and juices.
Cantonment garden is located in main Cantt area of Multan and is famous for its greenery and specially its flower show arranged in spring season. Many cultural activities take place here and you can listen to singers and watch local artists performing here. Beautiful views of the garden surrounded by flower and trees make it a must visit place.
Multan is famous for its embroidered Khussas (shoes) that are handmade and are considered to be best in subcontinent. Multani Khussa shoes are the latest trends in streets of Pakistan. There are men and women who just felt into its charm and now they are spending a lot to have pair of Multani Khussa shoes for every occasion.
For foreigners and tourists, who you do not like the look of it they should try it once and they will find a matchless comfort in it. It is also taken as souvenir by the tourists and a special gift from Multan.
Multani mitti, better known as the Fuller’s earth is a clay substance that is hugely popular for its healing property against acne and blemishes. It is very rich in magnesium chloride which helps to reduce acne. This ingredient is greatly used in many skin care products. You can use it as a cleanser, toner and most importantly as Multani mitti facial packs, which are very popular. It’s very pocket friendly and has no side effects either. Go natural with it to have a glowing skin. It is sweat resistant and can also be used to improve your hair condition.
The very ancient and historical city, Multan of Pakistan, is well reputed for its unique handicrafts. In these handicrafts, the art of painting and blue-pottery have their special encampment. These old arts have become the identity of Multan because of the painting of blue and turquoise blue color. In spite of sub-continent, in the central Asian states and in Arab realms, these arts are approved and also praised. No doubt, the art of painting and blue-pottery have their exalted ranks as excellent arts in Islamic way of life and this art has been recognized as the face of Multan through the world. From A to Z, all accomplishment by the hands of human beings, thousand years old art is a manifestation still today with all of its freshness and shines in mosques, tombs and cemeteries in buildings of historical importance, in palaces and forts.
There are different uses of blue pottery; they are used in different utility articles. These products consists of earthenware, Vases, lamp shades, serving dishes, pitchers, flower pots, soap dishes, dinner sets and some type of trays. You can buy a vase to place fresh flowers at your dining table.
On a sunny day, when you are disturbed with hot weather then make a splash with fun water games and activities for the whole tourist group at Jinnah Water Park. Jinnah Park is the very park in Multan which is visited by the tourist who come from across the globe to explore the water sports variety at the park. Jinnah Park is located at the very well-known location of Multan that is Shah Rukn-e-Alam Colony. It is the most visited place of the city and equally famous in the tourists also. This park is full of natural beauty and greenery.
- Tombs and shrines: The shrines here have historical value.
- Food: The food is wonderful.
- Unique Culture: A rich heritage of tradition.
- Fruits: Mango and water melon are delicious.
- Sweets: Sohan halwa and dilmeer sweets are perfect sweets
- People: People are friendly and always ready to help.