Glory of Pakistan
Pakistan’s cities are a unique blend of culture, history, art, architecture, food and crafts. Each city offers you a once-in-a-lifetime experience and our publications take you on a ride through each of these cities to get a taste of their hospitality and diversity.
Hyderabad is home to a number of tourist attractions that are the hub of culture, art and history. Hyderabad’s name translates literally as “Lion City”—from Haydar, meaning “lion,” and ābād, which is a suffix indicating a settlement. “Lion” references Ali’s valour in battle, and so he is often referred to as Ali Haydar, roughly meaning “Ali the Lionheart,” by South Asian Muslims.
“”Brilliant displays of life and pageantry among the palaces and gilded minarets of Lahore made the city altogether like a place of enchantment” – Thomas Moore’s Lala Rookh: an Oriental Romance 1817 “
Karachi, the marvel metropolis, was founded as “Kolachi” by Sindhi and Balochi fishing tribes. By Independence, Karachi had become a mega metropolis and was declared the capital of Pakistan until 1965 before the title was given to Islamabad. The city was well fortified against the Portuguese ad the Spanish during the Mughal Era.