Mandi Bahauddin Pakistan
Famous city of Mandi Bahauddin is located in Punjab province, Pakistan. Bounded by Jhelum River on the northwest and Chenab River on the southeast, that separates it from Gujranwala, Sargodha and Gujrat. Mandi Bahauddinh has the population of 1.1 million, and before the partition, this city had Sikh majority and Hindu community as well. This city named after establishment of a grain market in the area. Covered an area of 2673 sq. kilometers, and placed at a height of 220 meters, this region has tremendous history. Politicians of this city are playing a dynamic role in the national and provincial politics, and as a district, Mandi Bahauddin boasts the highest number of Civil Judges in the Punjab Province. This city provides many attractive places to enthrall tourists, some of these be:
Rasul Barrage: This barrage is located on the River Jhelum, in Mandi Bahuddin, about 4 km downstream of the Rasul Weir and 72 km from the Mangla Dam. It constructed in 1968, with capacity of 24070 cubic meters per second. Water is derived from this point to Chenab River and then transferred to Sulemanki Barrage on the Sutlej River. It is also a major tourist destination in the city.
Mandi Bahauddin Railway Station: Established in 1916 by British, when they were establishing and introducing modern and essential buildings. This Railway System introduced and lay down to defend their empire from the north, so previously it called Northwestern Railway.
Khiwa: It is an archaeological site of Mandi Bahauddin, located in the west of city. The famous historical war between Alexander and Raja Porus fought here, in 326 BC. The battle was the last main war fought by Alexander. The remains of this battle still found in this region.
Chillianwala: It is a town placed at an elevation of 218 meters, and lies to the northeast of Mandi Bahauddin. It is famous for being the location of the Battle of Chillainwala that took place in 1849 between the forces of Sikh Khalsa army and the British Army. The most notable thing in the center of the town is two graveyards of ancient times. It is one of the largest villages in Pakistan and formerly it was the district of Gujrat. It has its own traditions and values, and culturally very rich. Due to its unique folklore, Chillianwala is different from other villages.