Sunday, March 27, 2016

Gilgit City And Its Saroundings

Posted By: aftab hussain - 9:36 PM


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Gilgit City And Its SoroundingsGilgit is the capital city Gilgit baltistan it is the most populateddistrict within the Gilgit Baltistan territory of Pakitan. The town of Gilgit constitutes tehsil within Gilgit District. The town's ancient name was Sargin, later to be known as Gilit, and it is still referred to as Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people. I it is named Geelt and 

Gilgit-and its sorrounding
Gilgit is situated in the north of pakistan,it is the Capital of Northern Pakistan and a thriving frontier town that has expanded rapidly to include over 40,000 inhabitants since the Karakorum Highway was opened in 1978. It sits in a wide irrigated bowl 1500 meters above sea level at the Eastern end of the Gilgit Valley. The quaint little town of Gilgit has a cluster of interesting places in it short radius, including a beautiful rock carving of Buddha, a victory monument of Taj Mughal, built 700 years ago and the longestsuspension bridge in Asia ( 600 ft long ) The favorite sport in Gilgit is Polo, which the locals claim originated here. It is a more rugged style than the sedate variety known in the plains. The polo tournament held in the 1st two weeks of November is a festive occasion and attracts a large number of spectators.
Gilgit was an important city on the silk road, along which Buddhism was spread from South Asia to the rest of Asia
Gilgit City And Its Sorounding 
Gilgit is famous for its handicrafts such as woolen gowns known as chughas, waist coats, shoes, musical instruments, silver jewelry, caps, woolen rugs and embroideries. The Gilgit town has also become a major dry port for trade between Pakistan andChina through Khunjerab Pass. Due to this dramatic reform one can easily purchase China wares, paintings, silk clothes, glass and various other Chinese products of excellent quality. Gilgit town also house the Asia's longest suspension bridge (600 ft long 6 ft wide).
Yakhshini Karkah : is famous for its huge rock carving of Lord Buddha. This sculpture was carved in seventh century. A monastery, 03 stupas and Gilgit manuscripts were also found in the vicinity between 1931-39. They are now housed in London, Delhi, Rome and Karachi. The interesting legend behind this sculpture narrates - the villagers asked a passing saint to help them get rid of a man- eater ogress called Yakhshini who lived at Kargah. The saint succeeded in pinning her to the rock and declared she won,t bother them for as long as he was alive, however, if they buried him at the foot of the rock, she would never be free. So the villagers killed the saint and buried him below the rock. The Yakhshini is still slave and villagers are now safe.

Chinar bagh (garden) : where trees as much as 300 years old haughtily overlook the Gilgit river. This beautiful park is adorned with a bronze ibex mounted on a tall marble pillar. The monument was built to pay tribute to the local soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of their motherland.  
Gilgit is the tourist point
Gilgit City And Its Sorounding
Danyore suspension bridgeGilgit city is one of the two major hubs for all mountaineering expeditions in Gilgit. Almost all tourists headed for treks in Karakuram orhimalaya  arrive at Gilgit first. Gilgit is served by the nearby Gilgit airport. Many tourists choose to travel to Gilgit by air, since road travel betweenislamabd and Gilgit, by the karakuram highway, takes 14–24 hours, whereas the air travel takes a mere 55–60 minutes.
Danyore is situated near the Gilgit, it is the most populated area of Gilgit, the picture of the bridge is Danyore suspension bridge.the beautiful valley is situated across the Indus river.

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