Gujranwala Travel Guide, Pakistan
Gujranwala, Pakistan - Overview
Gujranwala is a fifth largest city in Pakistan. The city is bordered with many small towns like Ghakhar Mandi, Kamonke and Gujrat etc. Punjabi is the common language of most of the people. However Urdu and English language is also spoken in the school, colleges and offices.
Gujjars are settled here in majority that’s why the city is called Gujranwala. Gujranwala has been inhabited from a long time. Originally the name of the city was Khanpur then it renamed to Gujranwala.
Gujranwala has been ruled by different empires including Mughal, Sikh and British. The city of Gujranwala is a great agriculture center of the city of Punjab. It is big producer of rice, cotton wheat, grains and melons.
After independence, the city witnessed the great industrial development. Electronics, Textile, Ceramics, and leather have been the major industries of the city. Some of the most popular industries of Gujranwala are Super Asia, Master, Toyo, Boss and Citizen.
Gujranwala is home to many popular educational institutes. Some of the most popular educational institutes in Gujranwala are Rachna Engineering University, SOFT Solutions College, Quaiz-i-Azam Divisional public college, Government Islamia College and Punjab College of commerce& information technology etc.
There are also many technical institutes where students come to learn hardware, mobile phone repairing, Computerized Accounting, Graphic designing and Textile designing etc.
Cricket and wrestling have been the major sports of Gujranwala. Gujranwala has produced many popular pehalwans (wrestlers). A large number of wrestling events are organized throughout the year. Kabaddi, Hockey and Soccer are also amongst the popular sports of the city.
Cuisines of Gujranwala are popular throughout Pakistan. Barbecue, Roasted Sparrow and chicken Karahi are the popular dishes of Gujranwala. Some of the most popular restaurants in Gujranwala are Shelton Hotel, Shahbaz Tikka Shop, Royal Garden and Soofi Hotel etc.
Barbecues are popular throughout Pakistan. Many people visit Gujranwala only to taste the barbeque. Many traditional foods of Gujranwala have great attraction for the tourists from all over the world.
Gujranwala is also home to many popular sights and attractions. Some of the most popular sights of Gujranwala are Gujranwala Zoo, Gulshan Park, Pace Shopping Center, Gujranwala Railway Station, Jinnah Cricket Stadium and Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industries etc.
The city of Gujranwala is served by all the major transportation options including railway, buses and private taxis. Two nearby airports Allama Iqbal International Airport and Sialkot International Airport serve for the air transportation.
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