Sunday, September 20, 2015

Chiniot , the city behind the Moon is the historic city of the eastern province of Pakistan, Punjab. This marvelous city is situated on the left bank of the river Chenab. Chiniot is situated 30KM from the third biggest city of Punjab, Faisalabad and at a distance of 140 KM from the largest a single, Lahore. Chiniot is also connected with other major cities of Punjab like Jhang and Sargodha by means of highways.

The historic significance of Chiniot is evident from the glorious previous of this magnificent city as it has remained an essential city to be conquered by the invaders. Around 326 BC it was conquered by Alexander the Wonderful, who passed through this region although going back to Greece. After few years, Chiniot was taken more than by Chandar Gupt Maurya who ruled more than this city till 30 BC. When Islam reached to the Indian sub continent, Chiniot remained below the dominance of diverse Muslim rulers in the course of their respective dynesties. In the Mughal era, Chiniot gained immense development. Later, in 1805 Chiniot was occupied by Ranjit Singh and thereafter in 1849, the British took control of the city.

The old bridge at river Chenab, Chiniot

The word “Chiniot” derives from the Punjabi language which is venture of Chan and ote, signifies “Moon” and “behind”, compound to mean “Behind the Moon”. Its name mean also utilized as “Behind the Moon without light”.

The Annual Partriges show of Chiniot

The most prominent feature of the city of Chiniot is the manufacturing of the wooden furniture which is renowned all more than the planet for its style and delicacy. This furniture of Chiniot is projected planet over for its ideal good quality and its numerous types. The woodwork business of Chiniot make prepares art function furnishings, home and office furniture and numerous types of dry wood furniture.

Chiniot Furniture
Umar Hayat Mahal is also loacated in Chiniot which is a 19th century wooden architectural wonder. Umar Hayat Palace is a five story palace which was constructed in the heart of the city.

The jharoka of Umar Hayat Mahal of Chiniot. Photo : Haq Nawaz
This magnificent developing is a worth check out location of Chiniot. With the passage of time it has been destroyed due to weather and lost many of its splendid parts. Umer Hayat Mahal seeks due care and diligence from the authorities. For both, nearby and foreign vacationers, Umer Hayat Palace of Chiniot is a excellent tourist attraction.

The wooden interior of the Umar Hayat Palace, Chiniot
A classic structure which was built by Maharaja Gulab Singh is also a spectacular Hindu temple in the city of Chiniot. Most most likely the era of the construction of this phenomenal temple is around the second Anglo-Sikh war.

Hindu Temple of Chiniot
The Shahi Mosque of Chiniot was built in 1655 and its building was began in1646. This spectacular Mosque or Masjid is replica of handful of Mughal constructions in the region like Shahi Mosque of Dehli and Laal Qila ( Red Fort) of India. The theories suggest that this Mosque was also built by the fantastic Mughal emperor , Shahab-u-Din Shahjehan beneath the supervision of Saadullah Khan, who was the Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Shahi Mosque of Chiniot
Chiniot, the city behind the Moon is a great city of Pakistan which lacks the acceptable interest of the government of Pakistan. The city can turn out to be a major supply of revenue by developing its a lot of tourist destinations and enhancing the tourist facilities.

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