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Chakwal District is in the Potohar Plateau of Punjab, Pakistan. It is located in the north of the Punjab province, Chakwal district is bordered by Rawalpindi to its northeast, Mianwali to its west, Khushab to its south, Jhelum to its east, and Attock to its northwest. The district was created out of parts of Jhelum and Attock in 1985.
Currently, Chakwal is famous for the production of international standard oranges, wheat, barley, sugarcane, and many other fruits and vegetables. Many foreign cement businesses have set up shop in the area, and the city's development has been attributed to their efforts. It's arguable if Versace's environmental concerns are valid. Chakwal is also known for its Zari shoes and Khes weaving, both are ancient crafts.
tehsil Kallar Kahar, Chakwal District of Punjab the province of Pakistan. • Show on map
Swaik Lake is a lake located in tehsil Kallar Kahar, Chakwal District of Punjab the province of Pakistan.
Swaik Lake (also known as: Khandowa Lake) is a lake located in tehsil Kallar Kahar, Chakwal District of Punjab the province of Pakistan. It can be accessed through the M2 motorway linking Lahore and Islamabad. The lake is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Kallar Kahar and 48 kilometres (30 mi) southwest of city of Chakwal along the Motorway (M-2). A waterfall is also located at the lake. It is a popular tourist attraction and offers opportunities for swimming and diving.
The Shri Katas Raj Temples are also known as Qila Katas
It is a complex of several Hindu temples connected to one another by walkways. The temple complex surrounds a pond named Katas which is regarded as sacred by Hindus. The complex is located in the Potohar Plateau region of Pakistan's Punjab province. The temples are located near the town of Choa Saidanshah, and are near the M2 Motorway.
The temples' pond is said in the Puranas to have been created from the teardrops of Shiva, after he wandered the Earth inconsolable after the death of his wife Sati. The pond occupies an area of two kanals and 15 marlas, with a maximum depth of 20 feet.
Culture and Heritage
Chakwal is a fascinating place because of its distinct culture and long history. Chakwal is known for its rich culture, art, history, and lavish surroundings. Chakwal, which was once known as a picnic destination for the Mughal Dynasty and British Lords, still provides visitors a distinct scenery.
Shalwar Kameez is the most common attire. Some people also wear Turbans or Dhoti although it's not very popular. Over a shalwar kameez, well-off men frequently wear a Koti or coat. Women may choose to cover themselves with a 'Burqa,' a huge black voluminous garment. The most common footwear is sandals, Chapels, or flip-flops. Many non-Muslim minorities, particularly Hindus, lived in this area before the partition, and many of them went to India following the separation.
The Hindu culture has affected this region, just as it has influenced the rest of the country. At weddings, large dowries are given to the bridesmaids, and a Mehndi ritual is held. The 'Gharoli bharna' ritual, in which the boy's sister-in-law or other close female relatives visit another relative's home to fill a mud pot with water for blessings, is also popular at weddings.
Families and castes continue to have a major impact. Until now, the Awan, Chaudhary, and Rajput clans have dominated the region. People prefer to marry within their own caste, hence intercaste marriage is avoided. The caste system is so entrenched in certain communities that each caste has its own mosque.