Facts about Gujranwala - PlaceMe Pakistani Cities Guide


The industrial city of Gujranwala is one fast growing city in Pakistan in the Gujranwala district. The city is nicknamed "City of Wrestlers" as Gujranwala has birthed many famous wrestlers. The city is well connected by road to other cities like Lahore and Islamabad and has rail connection which contributes to the blossoming of agriculture and manufacturing. Apart from being home to a lot of commercial activity, Gujranwala also offers historical and cultural experience for tourists.

Points of interests in Gujranwala

From the educational institutions in Gujranwala to the historic landmarks, there are a number of things to do in the city. You will find old bazars such as Bartan Bazar, Urdu Bazar and Gala Qasaban. You can also go to the numerous new markets to shop. As a cultural and entertainment hub, Gujranwala hosts wrestling matches, weightlifting competitions and bodybuilding tournaments.

Other places to see are Jinnah Park, Liaqat Park and Family Funland. The Gujranwala cantonment is also another place to visit.

Places to stay

With a whole lot of commercial activity going on in the city, there are accommodation facilities in Gujranwala to cater for visitors. Depending on your budget and specific needs, you can book hotels in Gujranwala such as the three star Hotel Gold Flower or New City Top Hotel. The Gujranwala hotels mentioned are all available on Jovago at the best price.

Transportation in Gujranwala

Transportation in Gujranwala is good. The city is a major hub for road, rail and water transportation. From Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, tourists can travel by road to Gujranwala which is about a 3 hour drive. The railroad also links the city with major cities like Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Islamabad.

It is totally easy to get to the city and move around while there. Tourists can board buses in getting around the city. There is also the rickshaw which is quite popular and easy mode of transportation.

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