ONE DAY PROGRAMME “VISIT TO
Taxila is one of the most important archaeological sites in
Pakistan and the world.
It is 35km from Islamabad and near about 1
hour drives. At Taxila we will visit: Museum, Sirkap
Jaulian and Dharmarajika Stupa built by King Ashoka in 03rd
Taxila was once the
seat of Oriental culture. It was invaded by Alexander the
Great and passed along to other rulers until finally
reaching he hands of Ashoka the Great, who molded the city
into a center of learning. The creative Gandhara period
followed shortly there after and Taxila remained the center
of learning. Philosophy and Art, it came to a disastrous and
pathetic and when sacked by the White Huns. Today,
an archaeologist paradise, there is a well-maintained museum
here and eight sites scattered around a very short radius.
Amongst the best preserved are
Julian (the University)
and Mohra Moradu.