Mansehra Book Best Hotels at Lowest Prices | Things to do | Places to visit
Mansehra is a city and capital of Mansehra District located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. It is the 71st largest city in Pakistan and the 7th largest city in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The city's name is taken from that of its founder, Sardar Maha Singh Mirpuri, a Sikh administrator and commander in the Sikh Khalsa Army during Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Khalsa Empire. The Mansehra Shiva Temple, which is known for its yearly Shivarathri celebration, is located in the city. Mansehra has breathtaking beauty, but it is also located in a very vulnerable location that is prone to several natural disasters. The earthquake of 2005 nearly destroyed the entire city, and thousands of people died as a result of the disaster. Another natural disaster that affected Mansehra was the flood of 2010.
Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa • Show on map
Lulusar, or Lalusar, is a group of mountain peaks and a lake in the Kaghan Valley in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Lulusar Lake (also spelled Lulusir) is a lake at 3,410 m (11,190 ft), and is the primary headwaters of the Kunhar River. It flows southwest through the entire length of Kaghan Valley, passing Jalkhand, Naran, Kaghan, Jared, Paras and Balakot until its confluence with the Jhelum River. It is located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) away from Naran and is accessible by any kind of vehicle.
Culture and Heritage
People from various ethnic backgrounds make up the Mansehra District. Pushto, Hindko, Gojri, and Kashmiri are some of the languages spoken by Mansehra residents. Gojri, Hinko, and Pushto are spoken in the majority of localities, while Urdu is spoken across the district. A minor majority of the population speaks Kohistani and Kashmiri, which originated with the people who migrated to Manshera from these places.
The locals are quite friendly and have a strong sense of hospitality. The population of Mansehra is primarily made up of young people, with nearly half of the population under the age of 20. The people of Mansehra place a high value on education, with the male population receiving an overwhelming majority of education, whereas the female population has a lower rate of education.
In the Mansehra district, the joint family structure predominates, with seniors having the ability to make choices, the right to veto anything they don't believe is right, and younger siblings being obliged to respect elders. The inhabitants are generally simple people with simple eating habits who mostly consume rice, wheat, and maize. There are very strong family ties between relatives and neighbors who are considered family members.
There are several issues in various aspects of life, for example, the rate of education for women is quite low, and they are not allowed to study, which is a major reason for the district's backwardness, as women make up half of the population. Agriculture is the primary source of income for the majority of the population; most residents own land and are landlords who farm vegetables and fruits. A small percentage of the population is also employed by the government and other commercial organizations.