Photos of Gujrat

Zamindar College, Gujrat

Zamindar College, Gujrat.

Brief History: Gujrat, a historical city of Pakistan, is situated 160 km from Islamabad on the bank of Chenab River on Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road), also known as “Jernaili Sarak. Gujrat was founded by Raja Bachhan Pal Gurjar in 460 BC. The city’s Raja Porus fought bravely with Alexander, the Great at the bank of the Jehlum River. Mughal emperor Jahangir died at Gujrat while returning from Kashmir. The news of his death was kept secret to avoid any rebellion. His abdominal organs were buried in Gujrat. To this day, an annual festival is held commemorating this event, commonly known as “Mela Shah Jahangir”.

Gujrat was controlled by the Sikhs from 1756 to 1846 before it was annexed by British. Two major battles between British and Sikh armies were fought in this district; the Battle of Chillianwala and the Battle of Gujrat. There are many historical buildings and ruins in and around Gujrat. It is famous for pottery, wooden furniture, shawls and electric fan industries.

Gujrat has a unique distincntion that three Nishan-e-Haider recipients:; Major Raja Aziz Bhatti, Major Muhammmad Akram and Major Shabbir Sharif, hail from this District. { Read More Here about Nishan-e-Haiders from Gujrat }

The tombs of Sain Karam Ellahi (Kanwaan Wali Sarkar), Shahdaula Peer and Shah Hussain are also located here.
Sohni, heroine of a popular folk story Sohni Mahiwal, also hailed from Gujrat.

First see a short video about Gujrat and then view the photos.

Official Website of TMA (Tehsil Municipal Administration) Gujrat

http://www.tmagujrat.com

Video of Gujrat City

Gujrati Sense of Humour. Portraits of leaders in a trash truck. Courtesy Zagham.com.

Gujrat Pictures: Gujrati sense of humour, portraits of leaders in a trash truck - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Zamindar College, the Oldest College of Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Artistic Building of Zamindar College, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

 Gujrat Railway Station

Gujrat Pictures: A view of Gujrat Railway Station - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

 Welcome to the City of Nishan-e-Haiders, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Welcome to Gujrat, the City of Nishan-e-Haiders - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

A Village near University of Gujrat: Snow-Covered Kashmir Mountains in the Background. A village near University of Gujrat, Hafiz Hayat Campus. Please note the snow-covered mountains of Kashmir in the distant background. Photo taken from the roof of University of Gujrat on April 7, 2014 by Asfand Yar Masood with his Nikon camera (D 3200 with 200 mm Teli lens).

A village near Gujrat with snow-covered mountains in the background - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Zahoor Elahi Stadium (Old Horse Show Ground) Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Zahoor Elahi Stadium (Old Horse Show Ground) Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Gujrat Pictures: Nishan-e-Haider Monument at Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Nishan-e-Haider Monument-Gujrat

 An Aerial View of Old City, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: An aerial view of old city, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

The Gujrat Fort. The Gujrat Fort was constructed in 1596-7 by the Mughal emperor Akbar. It reflects the beauty of Mughal architecture.

Gujrat Pictures: A view of Gujrat Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Another View of Gujrat Fort

Gujrat Pictures: Gujrat Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Gates of GujratIn old times, Gujrat city was located within four gates. At night, the gates were closed and nobody was allowed to enter inside the city. The names of these main gates are;  the  Shah Daula Gate (Shahdaula Darwaza, named after famous saint Kabiruddin Shahdoula Daryai) ) in the East, Dhakki Gate (Dhaki Darwaza) in  the West, Sheeshiyan Wala Gate (Shishianwala Darwaza, which was famous for the glass work carved on its roof) in the North and  Shah Faisal Gate (Shah Faisal Darwaza. Its old name was Kalra Gate, named after a small village Kalra) in the South. The Sheeshiyan Wala Gate was famous for the glass work carved on its roof. However, Professor Sharif Kunjahi, a local historian, argues that the word “Shishi” is a Scandinavian word for graveyard. Hence, there would have been a graveyard near the gate and the name stuck to it with the passage of time.

Eid Gah Masjid on G.T. Road, Gujrat 

Gujrat Pictures: Eid Gah Masjid, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

A Mughal Bara Dari at Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: A Mughal Bara Dari at Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

 Aerial View of University of Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Aerial view of University of Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Another View of University of Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: A view of University of Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat. Located in the Main Campus of University of Gujrat. Photo taken by Asfand Yar Masood with  Casio EX-Z80.

Gujrat Pictures: Nawaz Sharif Medical College Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Buses of University of Gujrat. Buses lined up on a weekend at the main Campus of the University of Gujrat. Photo courtesy University of Gujrat website.

Buses at University of Gujrat on a weekend - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Pakistani flag painted at the wall of University of Gujrat, City Campus 

Gujrat Pictures: Pakistani flag painted at the wall of University of Gujrat, City Campus - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Pakistan Chowk (Near Sheeshaan Wala Darwaza), Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Pakistan Chowk (Near Sheeshaan Wala Darwaza), Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

 Government College for Women, Fawara Chowk, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Government College for Women, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Cheema Manzil, Kutchery Road, Gujrat. A very old building with excellent woodwork. Photo shared by Ahmed Pervaiz Cheema.

Gujrat Pictures: Cheema Manzil, Kutchery Road, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Fawara Chowk, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Fawara Chowk, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Aerial view of Fawara Chowk, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Aerial view of Fawara Chowk, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Railway Bridge on River Chenab, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Railway Bridge on River Chenab, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Road Bridge on River Chenab, near Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Road Bridge on River Chenab, near Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Government Swedish Pakistani College of Technology, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Government Swedish Pakistani College of Technology, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

A Pottery Shop in Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: A Pottery Shop in Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

 Shrine of Kanwaan Wali Sarkar, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Tomb of Kanwaan Wali Sarkar, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

 

Shrine of Shah Daula Peer, Gujrat, Pakistan, ,

Shrine of Shah Daula Peer-Gujrat

 Government Mission High School for Girls, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Government Mission High School for Girls, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

 District Courts Complex, Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: District Courts Complex, Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Airport (Airfield) of Gujrat

Gujrat Pictures: Airport (Airfield) of Gujrat - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Mian Jee Restaurant on GT Road between Lala Musa and Kharian. It is a stop over for travelers, located almost midway between Lahore and Islamabad. It’s original specialty was Daal cooked in Desi Ghee. It was initially a modest hotel. Another elegant restaurant (shown in the photo) was constructed much later. Photo taken and contributed by Lt Col ( R ) Shahid Nazir, an old Aviator.

Gujrat Pictures: Mian Jee Restaurant on GT Road between Lala Musa and Kharian - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

A View of Kharian Cantonment 

Gujrat Pictures: A view of Kharian Cantonment - Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

A Church at Kharian Cantt, Gujrat 

Gujrat Pictures: A church at Kharian Cantt, Gujrat - Images, Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

A Street in Gujrat in 1940s 

Gujrat Pictures - A street in Gujrat in 1940s - Old Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Show Room of Industrial Co-operative Societies, Gujrat, 1940 

Gujrat Rare Pictures: A Government official visiting the Show Room of Industrial Co-operative Societies, Gujrat, 1940 - Extremely Old Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

Another Photo of Show Room of Industrial Co-operative Societies, Gujrat, 1940 

Gujrat Rare Pictures: Government officials visiting the Show Room of Industrial Co-operative Societies, Gujrat, 1940 - Extremely Old Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

A Train at Lala Musa Railway Station, District Gujrat, 1932  

Gujrat Rare Pictures: The hustle-bustle at arrival of a train at Lala Musa Railway Station (District Gujrat) in 1932 - Extremely Old Photos of Gujrat Pakistan

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Comments

  1. Dr. Muddassir Tanweer says:

    I love Gujrat, my native city.

  2. Zubair Hassan Yasin says:

    I love Gujrat because my best friend Akhtar Gujjar lives there. Mein bhi InshaAllah apna ghar Gujrat mein banaoun ga.

  3. Muhammad Ansar says:

    Gujrat is my city. I love this city because my father and mother belong to this city. May ALLAH give day and night progress and prosperity to this city, Aameen.

  4. I love Gujrat & I had spent some days in Gujrat. I need map of Gujrat district. Can u send me the map?

  5. I love my city and district Gujrat. It is the hub of industry in Pakistan. People of Gujrat are very hardworking and artistic. http://www.GujratPakistan.com is also a very informative website of Gujrat.

  6. Very good information about my city, Gujrat. Thanks.

  7. Qazi Daniyal Rajput says:

    Gujrat is the best city in the world, for me.

  8. Qamar Shahzad says:

    I love my city, Gujrat!!!

  9. Dr. Muhammad Riaz Shahid (Associate Professor, Punjabi Govt Degree College, Sarai Alamgir) says:

    Syed Margoob Jelani meray naal WAPDA wich Lahore 1985 tuk milday rahay. Baad wich mein education Dept wich aa gaya. Fair koi raabta na hoya. Ohnan da aabae pind Kakraali Sayedaan, Distt Gujrat si. Koi jaan da hoy tay raabta karay. 0300-6677652.

    Editor: Some visitor of this website will InshaAllah find your friend from Kakraali Sayedaan.

  10. Very nice pics of Gujrat!!

  11. Malik Salman says:

    Nice pics and hats off to your effort.

  12. Faisal Sheikh says:

    Nice city Gujrat!!!

  13. I want to say hi to Hasnain in Gujrat. And I hope you are doing well.

  14. Basharat Butt says:

    I love my city Gujrat. Here is shrine of Shahdola sarkar which is the most important place. It has been missed here.

    • It has not been missed. It is very much included, please see all photos once again, hope you will not miss it this time!! :)

  15. Abdullah Mazhar says:

    I love my Gujrat.

  16. M Adrees says:

    I love my Gujrat. Very nice pics!!

  17. Muhammad Akram Shahid, Gujrat says:

    Very nice pictures. I really enjoyed these.

  18. Where is the Mughal Fort in Gujrat? at which side?

    • What Mughal Fort?? Qila Rohtas??
      If it is Qila Rohas, then it is near Dina, District Jhelum.

      • The Mughal Fort is right in the middle of the city on a high ground. It was constructed in 1596-97 by Akbar, the Mughal emperor.

  19. Mozam Hafeez says:

    Nice pics.

  20. Salman says:

    Nice pictures and very good effort.

  21. Noraiz Mewati. says:

    I am interested in Gujrat but I am not from Gujrat. I belong to Multan district. I just want to have information about historic pics, maps, important buildings, etc. And it is all just due to my beloved someone who loves me too.

  22. Muhabbat Ali says:

    I love my Gujrat city so much that I can’t live without Gujrat……………..

  23. Nazim Ali says:

    Gujrat is a famous city and has rich values in civilization, culture and in history. People of Gujrat are always good hosts for the guests.

  24. Kashif Ali says:

    Nice city, Gujrat.

  25. Bohat khoobsurat. Thanks for upload.

  26. Hasan Nazir Malhi says:

    Do we have any pic of Cheema Manzil?

  27. Alyscia Cheema says:

    We should also add distinguished people having links to Gujrat to a forum here.

  28. M . A . Hasnat. says:

    Pretty good knowledge and a panoramic view of GUJRAT. It certainly added to my knowledge.