Women Dressing Sense in Punjabi Culture

Women in Punjabi Culture

Punjabi’s are known as light-hearted and lively people. They are fun loving people and always try to create fun in their daily routine. Punjabi dressing also shows their love for colors. The admiration to the colors is mostly given by Punjabi people. Their festivals, their food, and their diseases give essence of tradition. Variety and variation in colors are the main slogans of Punjabi people.

Different range of colors in Punjabi dresses differentiates them from other cultures and gives a unique identity to their region. During spring season, the major festival is of Basant festival which is famous all over the world.

In dresses, the major emphasis is on yellow, green and red colors, as according to the Punjabi people these colors express the beauty of spring season more than other colors. Punjabi culture has its own way of dressing.

Women come first when we talk about dressing and what is in; in the fashion industry and what is out. Punjabi women are not only fun loving but also very choosy in their dressing. They know very well how to dress up on different occasions. The culture of Punjab can easily depict by the dresses of their women on the special occasion.

Short Kameez and Patiala Shalwar in Lower Punjab:

In common, women of Punjab in Pakistan wear short kameez with Patiala shalwar. Usually, the colors are bold and concept of warm colors is more dominant in Punjabi dressing. Mostly these dresses are for the women who are mostly at home. The main cuts of Punjabi dresses are same in the every city of Punjab but according to the caste and area variation, a little change can be seen in different cities of Punjab.

If we talk about the lower Punjab areas, the people of that area are more interested to wear kameez with karhai. Dhaga is the most famous among all karhai elements. Chunri style dresses are also the specialty of the people of lower Punjab. On events, they usually use Gotta and Tilla work on their dresses to make them extraordinary appealing.

Dupattas give a special touch of innocence in the dressing of Punjabi people. The people of these areas usually love to wear heavy embroidered dresses with heavy jewelry, and Khusa’s give exceptional beauty to the people of this area.

Short Kameez and Patiala Shalwar in Upper Punjab:

The dressing sense of Punjabi women in upper Punjab is not that much different from lower Punjab but still distance matters a lot. Women in upper Punjab mostly like to wear machinery karhai and light embroidered dresses. In upper Punjab, you may experience that the work of silma, dapka and stones are usually most used elements in Punjabi culture for the special occasions. Kaulaporichappal can wear casually as well as it can wear on special events. Paranda is considered as an important part to complete Punjabi culture.

Overall Punjabi culture is full of colors and the people of Punjab are full of life. And we can see these aspects in the dressing of Punjabi women as well.

hunza valley

Hunza is probably the most visited valley in Pakistan, by the tourists. It is a wonderland of beautiful and rugged snow-capped mountains. Only at a distance of 100 kilometers. from Gilgit Hunza is a small town on the Karakoram Highway. At an altitude of 7000 – 800 meters it is to stop the first capital or, if you are in Pakistan from China. The central Hunza Karimabad as is known, is basically a town of just 6 villages. The first major location as you come from Gilgit on the main Karakorum highway is Aliabad. There is a spectacular view of Rakaposhi mountain (7788 meters), PTDC Motel Hunza and other small hotels are on the main Karakoram Highway is located here. Just above Aliabad on the hill are Altit and Baltit villages the heart of Hunza. It is a very interesting Bazaar and two Forts in Altit & Baltit villages. The Baltit Fort was conducted recently restored and converted into a museum.

Hunza Culture

Hunza is undoubtly the Shangri-la of James Hilton’s novel lost horizon. It is probably the photogenic point in the world. There are numerous tours and activities from Hunza Below you will find some options for bus / culture find where tourists and adventure lovers there is more info on our Adventure Tours section. As described above, the main bazaar of Hunza full of colorful shops with local dried fruits (dried apricots, apricot nut, almonds, walnuts, mulberry, etc.) At the end of the bazaar is the Baltit village and Baltit fort, which will be restored by the Aga is Khan Fund for Culture and Heritage. The fortress has been placed in a museum you can spend time out in the various sections for the visit of the fortress and view the slide show in the small hall of the castle. At an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level, a nice place to see the sunrise. You can see eight peaks over 7000 meters from here, everyone gets the sunlight one after another rises as the sun. It is a spectacular journey through some of the most interesting villages of Karakorum Highway. This transfer is like an excursion, as it photogenic many points, and we need to stop and see the wonderful landscape of the Karakoram. As we leave Karimabad we adhere to the petroglyphs on the road, later we stop at Gulmit a great view of the cathedral see & Gulmit Tower Hills. Later, we make several stops for Passu, Shispar, Rakaposhi and other nice views. Sost is a small border town, where only in the morning, there are some activities. You must change to the government trainer to go to China.

murree valley

GEOGRAPHICAL SIGNIFICANE

Murree Valley is one of the most beautiful resorts of Pakistan.It is famous for its cool and pleasant climate. Murree Valley is a mountainous area,situated at an altitude of 7500 feet above sea level forming part of outer Himalayas, situated at 33.35’ north latitude and 73. 27’ eastern longitudes. . Murree lies between Kashmir Point and Pindi Point. As the names suggest Kashmir point gives a panoramic view of snow laden Himalaya and Pir panjal ranges in Kashmir while the Pindi point overlooks national capital Islamabad and adjacent Rawalpindi.

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HISTORY

When the Britishers complete the conquest of Punjab in 1848,they had to find a place which could give their families relief from the sweltering heat of plains.Explorations were undertaken and the place now known as Murree was found to be an ideal place for the purpose.It was all thick lush green forests which captured their imagination ,It resembled their country in land scape and climate.They were determined to permanently settle down in Murree.But then when the Montague Chelmsford reforms were introduced in 1919 they were shocked that the ground was slipping from their feet so they started selling their property to hindus and Sikhs .

CLIMATE

Weather plays and important part in life and economy of Murree. It has four distinguishable seasons. The area receive heavy rain and hail storms during this season. The fruit trees laden with flowers give a spectacular view. . This is the best season in the area and it receives most number of visitors during this season. Winter starts in December and normally brings heavy snowfall.

BUILDINGS

Islam is the main religion of Murree, however Christian churches from the British era can still be found in Murree.there are several churches still present at the town still used as a place of worship. The Murree residence of the Punjab Governor is the Kashmir point, an imposing building built in the 19th century by the British. There are Punjab and Sindh Houses to cater needs of the provincial government. Similarly, there are rest houses for the judges of the Supreme Court and Lahore High Court.la rge number of educational and training institutions of Pakistan Army which situated at Upper Topa, Kuldana and Barain. Combined Military Hospital established to cater the needs of civilian population of Murree and adjoining areas. Pakistan Air Force also maintains base at Lower Topa. Adjacent to Murree is the Galliat region of NWFP which includes Nathiagalli, Ayubia, Khanspur, Dunga Galli, Khairagalli and Changla Galli.

TOURISM ATTRACTION

Malika e kohsaar is known for its scenic beauty. in recent years Bhurban and New Murree (Patriata) have also developed as a tourist centre. Bhurban, boosting with five star Pearl Continental Hotel owned by Pakistan’s best hotel chain. Punjab government is planning to develop New Murree city at Patriata fifteen kilometers southeast of Murree. The Nathiagali region serves as home to all kinds of wildlife; various species of birds, insects, butterflies and animals. Unlike the crows of the southern cities of Pakistan, you will find ravens. Visitors are advised to sun their bedding on arrival to get rid of bed-bugs, and to keep repellants and pesticides for insects as these have a tendency to show up a lot, especially in old homes, and in the monsoon season. Horses are a common sight during summer months and are offered to children and adults alike for rides at rates that are often negotiable.There are plenty of monkeys which are always very playfull.

EDUCATION AND LITERACY OF MURREE

Murree has a literacy rate of 69%.there is no other rural population with such a high literacy rate in pakistan.the credit goes to people’s love for education and teacher’s dedication.There is modern education system in murree. Presently there is one degree college each for boys and girls each Murree. There are 6 high schools, 15 middle and 109 primary schools for girls. Other than that there are a large number of private schools in every nook and corner of Murree, providing commendable services to the people. Murree is also known for its elitist educational institutions which have been attracting students from across the country since independence. Lawrence college Gora Gali, established as Lawrence Memorial Asylum in 1860 for children of serving or retired British soldiers away from tropical climate of sub-continent provides education from class one to twelve including A level and O level and is popular among Pakistani upper classes. Other schools established after independence include Cadet College Lower Topa, Cadet College Murree Pindi Point, Army Public School. It would be unfair not to mention Murree Christian School which was unfortunately subjected to terrorist attack in 2002. Situated at Garial near Jika Gali Murree Christian School serve educational needs of children of missionaries who serve in Pakistan and neighbouring countries.

Chitral Valley

Chitral Valley is the largest district in the province of Pakistan,with an area of ​​14,850 km Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the northernmost district of Pakistan. It shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the east, with Afghnistans, Kunar Nuristan and Badakhshan in the north and west and with Swat and Dir in the south. A narrow strip of the Wakhan corridor separates Tajikistan from Chitral in the north. Peace is Chitral region of Pakistan. Most people of Chitral are known for their hospitality and hard work. It has one of the highest literacy rates in the province of KPK. It is on the west bank of the river Chitral (Kunar River as called) at the foot of Tirich Mir, and at 7,708 m (25,289 ft) is the highest peak of the Hindu Kush is. Until 1969 it served as the capital of the principality of Chitral.

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About Chitral Valley

Chitral in northwestern Pakistan is a beautiful valley (Chitral Valley) in the Hindu Kush range of mountains. It has always been a very important way for many invaders to south-east Asia, including Alexander the Great Scythians, Mangol Changez Khan and numerous other varieties. Chitral has  a single street bazaar and a few tourist class -Hotels. At the end of the bazaar on the right (river side), there is the Chitral fort and Palace of Mehtar (Mir Or King) Before the Fort, the Jami Mosque in Chitral Valley  is an impressive architecture with beautiful inlays and ornaments. You can get to you or the Lovara- tunnel to Chitral from Peshawar Swat. From Gilgit you can have a Jeep, you get to take Phander (sub Shandur Pass) you overnight at PTDC Motel and Phandar guest house and later to Chitral next day. PTDC Chitral is the best choice has a beautiful garden and a very good performance single Mountain View hotel in Shahi Bazaar second best good clean rooms with hot shower. There are few other smaller hotels in the bazaar and in PTDC Motel.

Pakistan Pashtun Culture and Traditions

Pashtun culture is related Pashtunwali and Islam. Pashto language and Pashtun dress is the beauty of Pashtun culture. They mostly wear, Shalwar Qameez. In the Kandahar region men wear different varieties of topi and white kufis are famous in Peshawar region. Tribal chiefs sometimes wear a karakul hat. Attan, Khattak dance, Mahsud dance and Waziri dance are performed by dancers to the music.

Pashtun Culture traditional

The traditional Pashto music is klasik, ghazals, tabla, flute and several other intruments of music. Kushal Khattak was a famous poet of Pashtun culture. The tribal society is patriarchical in structure where the law of inheritance, attached with sons as compared to daughters, However, it does not indicate that daughters are deprived of paternal affection. Girls tend to do hand embridory and jewellery , appreciated all over the world. Khamak is unique to Kandahar and shows inspiration from complex Islamic geometric patterns. It is traditionally used to decorate the striking, floor-length shawls worn by Southern Afghan men, as well as table linen, women’s head-coverings, and girls’ wedding trousseaus. The Pashtuns have an immense love for their motherland. They cherish a desire to be buried in their ancestral graveyards beside their near and dear ones. Ladies also making which is very much.People are very hospitable and loving .They welcome the arrival of guests at their place and to be very mehmaan nawazz.

Famous historical places of Pakistan

Historical places of Pakistan attract tourists. From hottest deserts to the cool mountain peaks, greenest jungles to rocky roads, this country has it all. The worth of visiting a place is to realize the design and aesthetics of a historical place. Historical places of Pakistan shows the incomparable customs and practice of the country which act as an attracting force for archeologists who are willing to explore these wonderful places in world.

Famous historical places of Pakistan:Historical_places

You can visit many famous historical places in Pakistan like:
The Badshahi Mosque, which was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore.  The Shah Faisal Masjid in Islamabad, is one of the largest mosques in the world.
The National Monument in Islamabad, Pakistan, is a national monument representing the four provinces and three territories of Pakistan.
Jinnah Mausoleum is resting, place for the founder of Pakistan, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Minar e Pakistan is a historical Minar that was built as a memorial for the Pakistan Resolution in 1968 in Lahore.
Shah Jahan Mosque is situated in Thatta and is as master piece of Mughal architecture.
The Khyber Pass, is the mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan at an altitude of 1,070 m or 3,510 feet. Throughout history, it has been an important trade route between central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location.
Lahore Fort is a fort in the historical city of Lahore. The Fort is connected to the Badshahi mosque through Alamgiri gate. The people love to visit these places and enjoy a lot.

Significant historical places of Pakistan:

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ome of the most significant historical places in the country include Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro and Taxila. All these city are astonishing places for archeologists. Most valueable the Indus valley civilization was present 2600 and 1900 BCE.

Kashmir The Jugular Vein Of Pakistan: Kashmiri Culture

Kashmir is the beautiful place called heaven on earth. Indeed, there existed a historical mutuality between thekashmiri Kashmir and the areas forming part of Pakistan. This relationship of interdependence is pre-partition of the sub-continent. The father of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah through his visionary statement declared Kashmir as the “jugular vein of Pakistan.” [dropcap]K[/dropcap]ashmiri people  are known for their charming beauty, most of the people in the valley are very fair complexioned. They are considered extremely warm, friendly, and hospitable. Kashmir has a rich heritage of poets, writers, philosophers, intellectuals and craftsmen. The most widely spoken language is Kashmiri, an Indo-Aryan language.

Foods and Activities In Kashmiri Culture

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Kashmiris are zealous about their food. Pink tea and black tea (kehwa) are the famous beverages of Kashmiri Culture. In Kashmiri Culture Kashmiris’ use salt in the tea (black tea with milk). As a natural insulator mudded house is used  commonly. People tend to walk a lot instead of using vehicles, that’s the reason they are healthy. The neatness, the perfection, the ideas, everything is just so amazing. Kashmiri handicrafts, carpets, shawls, wood carvings (decoration pieces, door styles, window styles etc.) are famous objects of Kashmiri Culture. One more rare thing is the sandal made of rope (Baan) with the hands. Pheran is knee-length shirt and baggy, the sleeves are loose enough for the arms . Every man, woman and child wears the pheran, it is a famous winter dress. Kashmir Valley music is closer to central Asian music using traditional central Asian instruments.

Pakistani Baloch Culture Rule

Pakistani culture and its people always use to display various colorful customs, traditions. People of Balochistan constitute a number of tribes. Three major tribes are Pashtoon, Baloch Baloch & Brahvi. Balochistan portrays various groups. People speak different languages.

Brahvi, Balochi and Pashtoon tribes are known for their hospitality. Guest is accorded is held in high esteem and considered a blessing from God. Better off people even slaughter sheep or goat for their guest. Sometimes, it so happens that where there are more houses, the guest is assumed to be the guest of the whole village. Adorable feature of Baloch culture is faithfulness and sincerity.

Baloch Culture

The people of Balochistan are very loving and leading a very simple life. The formation of villages with having houses made of mud, are a big attraction for the guests and tourists.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he mode of dress among the Balochi, Pashtoon and Brahvi tribes is very similar. Turban is the common headwear of the men. Wide loose shalwar (a bit similar to lose trouser) and knee-long shirts are worn by all. Big ‘Dopatta’ or ‘Chaddar’, a long rectangular piece of cloth cascading down the shoulders and used to cover head, are used by the women. Baloch culture is opposite to the general perception about it. Balochistan is an area of barren lands, deserts and mountains, the Baloch culture is full of traditions, arts and crafts. Balochi embroidery is one of the most popular arts and crafts which are done by the females. Baluchistan is also known for its tribes and festivals. Another distinct feature of Baloch culture is the storytelling tradition. Poets and story tellers are highly respected in Baloch culture.

Pakistan Sindhi Culture

According to population, Sindh is the second largest province of Pakistan. Karachi port and Arabian Sea are the possessions of the Sindh. The Indus and Sindh River passes through the land. Sindh has different language, traditions, folklore, customs and lifestyle from rest of the country.

‘Mohenjo Darro’ civilization provides the evidence that Sindhi’s culture is oldest from all other Pakistan’s culture. Mohenjo Darro is the five years old civilization and well-known as ‘the father of all civilizations’.

Sindhi Culture

Ajrak and Sindhi Topi are the symbols of Sindhi’s culture and civilization for thousands of years. Ajrak, basically, is a name given to unique block print shawls. Sindhi culture display special designs and pattern in these shawls. Mostly, red, black and yellow colors are used while making these shawls.

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]indhi language is an ancient language spoken in Pakistan and many other parts of the world. It is an Indo-Aryan language; it is the second most spoken language of Pakistan, mostly spoken in the Sindh province.

The language can be written using the Devanagri or Arabic script. People of Sindh are liable towards an agricultural based lifestyle. The fertile Indus Plains provide a valuable source of income for the local people who practice farming on these lands. Inland fishing along the Indus River provides opportunities for local people. Sindhi society is dominated by great Sufis, the mystics and the martyrs.

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t has always been the land of peace, love, romance, and great cultural and artistic values. Tambura (drone instrument), which till today, is a primary source of music in Sindhi culture. The beauty of Shah’s verses is enhanced by his blending of traditional Indian rag with the Sindhi folk songs and music.

Welcome To Pakistan the Land Of Exploration

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]akistan is the land of high adventure and nature. White water rafting, trekking, mountaineering,  wild boar hunting, mountain and desert, the camel, trout fishing and bird watching, are a few aspects, which attract the adventure and nature lovers to Pakistan. My beautiful land  is gifted with a rich and mottled flora and fauna. The Hindukush range, the Karakorams  and the High Himalayas, with their alpine trees and the permanent snow line, coniferous forests, the huge Indus plain merging into the great desert, the coast line and wetlands.
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]bsolutely Pakistan has unmatched natural beauty. World most beautiful places to visit are there in Pakistan, especially northern areas of Pakistan and Kashmir region is famous all around the world.

[dropcap]K[/dropcap]aghan Valley most charming tourist resorts in scenic Hazara division a very old Greek civilization. The people belonging to this civilization are called ‘The Kelash. During summer a huge event called the Shandur polo festival is organized in  Shandur Pas Each, which is a big source of attraction for the tourist.
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the Punjab, Murree and Galliat are the most favorite place for tourist, its charming greenery and scenic beauty that attracts tourist. Khewra salt mine  is second largest salt mines in the world. Khewra Salt Mine is a very popular among tourist. Kallar Kahar has top of hills and the town is in the valley and lake is also in front of mountain enhancing beauty of the valley.

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]indh is famous due to historic places. Kot Diji situated between Ranipur and Khairpur on the highway from Hyderabad is the basic cultural element. Mohen-jo-daro situated on the West bank of the river Indus. Runnikot is the biggest ever-prehistoric stone fort of the world with its walls resembling closely with Great Wall of China. Karachi Harbour is beautiful place.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he beautiful sunset shows a classic view.In Balochistan, Ziarat and Quetta are hill stations. A visit to Quetta is incomplete without a trip to Ziarat.  It remains quite cool during summer and receives enough snowfall during the winter. Gawadar port has beautiful sea side views. It’s an awesome place.

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] museum, Rohtas is the museum houses artifacts dating back from the time of Sher Shah Suri’s sword. You can see a collection of old coins, holy book, the armament, the first foundation stone and seal which was laid to the fort are housed in this museum.

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]eelum Valley in Azad Kashmir Region is one of most attractive place for tourists due to its famous lush greenery, springs, streams, lakes and hills and sloping mountains. Hunza Valley is the most beautiful place to visit in  Gilgit–Baltistan. Rawalakot has many attractions for visitors like Banjosa; Toli Pir; Poonch River; Tatta Pani; Banjosoa Lake; Sudhngalli and many more. To visualize the blessing of GOD Welcome To Pakistan the Land Of Exploration.