Photos of Gujranwala

Editor’s Note: Rare black & white photos of Gujranwala dating back to 1865 are in the last portion of this page.

Gujranwala is a Division in Punjab Province of Pakistan. It is administratively subdivided in to six districts; Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin and Narowal. The city of Gujranwala is the capital of the division and the district. The Gujranwala district is administratively divided into four tehsils (subdivisions); Gujranwala, Kamoke, Nowshera Virkan and Wazirabad. Gujranwala city is also known as the City of Wrestlers. Gujranwala is famous for its industry of fans, air conditioners, washing machines, sanitary and ceramics. Gujranwala was a walled city which had five gates; Sialkoti Gate, Sheranwala Gate, Khiyali Gate, Thakur Singh Gate and Brandreth Gate.

Brief History: According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India, Gujranwala was founded by the Gurjjars (milkmen) and renamed Khanpur by the Sansi Jatts of Amritsar who settled there; however, its old name has survived. Many historians also note that the place was named for the Gurjjars who ruled the Gurjara-Pratihara.

Under Muslim rule the district flourished and then declined. The district gazetteer dates the name “Gujranwala” to about the mid-16th century. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh Empire ruled Gujranwala. The Muslims faced restrictions during the Sikh rule.The Sikhs dominated the Punjab after the death of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir in 1707. Gujranwala became important during the rule of the father and grandfather of Ranjit Singh, who were born in the city. Ranjit Singh, also born there, became the powerful of the Sikh rulers. Hari Singh Nalwa, military commander of the Sikh army, was credited with building the “new” Gujranwala.

Gujranwala Cantonment (Rahwali) Railway Station. Photo by skyscrapercity.com

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Charan Singh Villa (ex Passport Office) in GujranwalaThis building is on Bukhari Road near Gujranwala railway station.

Gujranwala Pictures: Old building (ex Passport Office) at Bukhari Road Gujranwala - Photos of Gujranwala

Nishan-e-Manzil, Gujranwala Cantt

Gujranwala Pictures: Nishan-e-Manzil, Gujranwala Cantonment - Photos of Gujranwala

“TM Chowk” (Brig Tariq Mahmood Chowk), Gujranwala Cantt 

Gujranwala Pictures: "TM Chowk" (Brig Tariq Mahmood Chowk), Gujranwala Cantt - Photos of Gujranwala

Burraq Mart (old name SARHANG), Gujranwala Cantt

Gujranwala Pictures: Burraq Mart (old name SARHANG), Gujranwala Cantt - Photos of Gujranwala

Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Gujranwala

Gujranwala Pictures:  Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Gujranwala - Photos of Gujranwala

Main Entrance of WAPDA Town, Gujranwala 

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Gujranwala City’s Video

Tomb of Maulana Zafar Ali Khan at Wazirabad, District Gujranwala. Maulana Zafar Ali Khan (1873–1956) was a writer, poet and journalist who played an important role in the Pakistan Movement against the British Raj.He was the Editor of famous Urdu newspaper, The Zamindar. Photo by Theusmanhabib .

Gujranwala Pictures: Tomb of Zafar Ali Khan at Wazirabad, District Gujranwala - Photos of Gujranwala

An Old Photo of District Court House, Gujranwala

Old and rare Pictures of Gujranwala; An Old Photo of District Court House, Gujranwala - Old and rare Photos, Images of Gujranwala

Tomb of Maha Singh, Gujranwala. Maha Sigh, also known as Mahan Singh, was the father of Ranjeet Singh.

Old and rare Pictures of Gujranwala; Tomb of Maha Singh (Mahan Singh), father of Ranjeet Singh, Gujranwala - Old and rare Photos, Images of Gujranwala

Tomb of Sradar Hari Sigh, Gujranwala. Hari Singh was Commander-in-Chief of Sikh Army. His tomb is located in Baradari Garden, Gujranwala.

Old and rare Pictures of Gujranwala; Tomb of Sradar Hari Sigh, Gujranwala - Old and rare Photos, Images of Gujranwala

The Baradari, Gujranwala, Late 19th Century. It was the residence of Deputy Commissioner.

Old and rare Pictures of Gujranwala; The Baradari, Gujranwala, Late 19th Century  - Old and rare Photos, Images of Gujranwala

Sialkot Gate of Gujranwala, 1869 

Old and rare Pictures of Gujranwala; Sialkot Gate of Gujranwala, 1869 - Old and rare Photos, Images of Gujranwala

Government Hospital and Dispensary, Gujranwala, 1869. Built by Col Babbage, Deputy Commissioner.

Old and rare Pictures of Gujranwala; Government Hospital and Dispensary, Gujranwala, 1869 - Old and rare Photos, Images of Gujranwala

Old and Rare Photos of Gujranwala; A Church in Gujranwala, 1865 

Old and rare Pictures of Gujranwala; A Church in Gujranwala,1865 - Old and rare Photos of Gujranwala - Rare Images of Gujranwala

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  1. Very good pictures of old monuments. What is their condition now? Please also give exact location or better GPS coordinates, for the benefit of visitors.

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  2. Nouman Fassih says:

    Nice pics of nice city Gujranwala.

  3. Tayyab says:

    What attracts me most is Sialkoti Gate. 1869 till 2014, huge huge difference!!

  4. I belong to Gujranwala. I really appreciate this memorable collection. Thanks a lot. Please add more pics.

  5. Dr. Javed Sheikh Tayyab, Gujranwala says:

    Old collection is good but it is better if you can identify their present location and status.

  6. There are really some very rare photos in this page!!!

  7. Khalid Ali says:

    Very good collection.

  8. Rana Usman says:

    Good collection.

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