Pakistan Highlights – Mughal Delights & Gandhara Civilization

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Availability : Round the year
International Flights are EXCLUDED
Max People : 15

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Taxila is the modern form of Takshashila, the center of the Gandhara civilization from the first millennium BC to the first millennium AD. It was the seat of inspiration and learning that created an expansion of Buddhism throughout the region. The great Mauryan king, who had embraced Buddhism, established his capital as the center of spiritual enlightenment. It was from here that Buddhism spread to the eastern regions through the northern valleys of Karakoram, the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. Buddhism is just one aspect of the legacy of Gandhara. One can find lively impression of the Romans, Greeks, Huns, and Iranians. While Alexander the Great came here from the west, the famous Chinese piligrim Xuan Zang came from the east. The vivid heritage of its golden period is preserved not only in the form of ancient artifacts and monuments, but it can also be observed in the daily life of its people. While visiting the historic cities of Taxila, Peshawar, Swat and many other places one can relive in the glorious period of Gandhara.

* Private tours can also be arranged and adapted for your needs and budget.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lahore

Arrival at Lahore, Half day city tour after lunch

Day 2: Lahore 

Full day city tour of Lahore, in the evening visit Wagah Border

Day 3: Lahore – Khewra – Katas – Islamabad (actual driving 6 hours)

Drive to Islamabad via Khewra Salt Mines & Katas Temple

Day 4: Islamabad/Rawalpindi

Full day city tour of Islamabad & Rawalpindi

Day 5: Islamabad – Hassanabdal – Taxila – Peshawar (actual driving 3 hours)

Visit Gurduwara Panja Sahib & Taxila. In the afternoon drive to Peshawar

Day 6: Peshawar

Full day city tour of Peshawar

Day 7: Peshawar – Takh-e-Bhai -Swat

Drive to Swat en-route visit to Takht-e-Bhai

Day 8: Swat

Full day exploration of historical sites in Swat

Day 9: Swat – Islamabad

Drive back to Islamabad (6 hours)

Day 10: Homebound flight

Price Includes
  • Hotel Accommodation based on sharing double/twin rooms
  • Meals (Breakfasts, lunches & dinner in the restaurant mentioned in the list)
  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation (bus for all group sizes) throughout the trip
  • Porterage at the airport & in hotelsEntrance Fee to the Archaeological sites and museums
  • ONE Tour Leader is free of cost when there are 10 pax or more
  • Mineral water (2 bottles of 500 milliliters per pax per day)
  • Tips at hotels/restaurant
Price Excludes
  • All items of personal nature such as telephone calls, mini bar and other Beverages
  • Other than above mentioned
  • Day use rooms if in case of flight delayed or cancellation
  • International Flights
  • Tips for Guide & Drivers