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Islamabad

capital city of Pakistan

28km

33.6944273.06458

Murree

exurb in Pakistan

65km

33.904273.3903

Muzaffarabad

human settlement

92km

34.3773.47111111
Sights

Bhir Mound

894m

33.743389472.819614

Sirkap

2.0km

33.75766972.829332

Taxila, Pakistan

city in Punjab, Pakistan

2.8km

33.7458333372.7875

Nicholson's Obelisk

Captain John Nicholson, from Ireland, was one of the most colourful characters of the British Army in Victoria's time, a much-decorated officer and an effective administrator, but also a bit of a madman. He hunted tigers armed with only a sword and personally went after one bandit chief, cut off his head, and kept it on his desk for months as a warning to others. At one point he learned of a plot to poison the British officers, hanged all the cooks, then calmly proceeded to dinner.During the Mutiny of 1857 Nicholson planned a bold attack on Delhi, and bullied the aged and conservative General in charge into approving it. He was shot while leading the attack and died a few days later, aged 35, but the British took Delhi and ended the mutiny. The British considered him a major hero, and some of the natives (much to his dismay) treated him as a rather odd sort of saint, creating a cult of "Nikal Seyn" which lasted well into the 20th century. His tomb is in Delhi and there are statues in both Delhi and Ireland, but this monument is on the frontier where he spent most of his career.

4.4km

33.7031672.82479

Sirsukh

4.5km

33.772672.847922

Patriata

human settlement in Pakistan

72km

33.874373.457

Bhurban

human settlement in Pakistan

73km

33.955773.4518

Red Fort, Muzaffarabad

93km

34.3823972273.46477222

Chikkar

human settlement in Pakistan

102km

34.148973.6755

Khewra Salt Mine

– the second largest salt mine of the world. Nearly two hours drive from Islamabad towards south via the motorway

104km

32.64793973.008394

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Taxila

Pakistan
The ancient settlement of Taxila in the western outskirts of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of South Asia, and for good reason. There is a modern town with the archaeological sites scattered nearby.

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