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Tour To : Mangla fort
Tour From : Rawalpindi , Islamabad
Mangla, named after Mangla Devi, the daughter of King Porus is situated on the great bend of the Jhelum River. Mangla, known as the gateway to Kashmir, where the natural boundaries of the Jhelum River divided Jhelum Basin and Kashmir, was built before Christ. An historical place, from where, the forces of Alexander and Raja Porus fought a decisive battle in which Alexander’s armies came out victorious. It was in this fort, the Maharaja Gulab Singh, first Dogra ruler of the Jammu & Kashmir state, started his career in the Sikh Army as a soldier.
A naturally protected motte, overlooking the Jhelum Valley plains unroll, distance beyond
distance, like some Chinese landscape painting. At the edge of the top, the world falls away,
the land rises and the sky comes down to meet it in the haze. The nearer land distinct with
scattered villages, patches of fields green and ploughed, the serpentine river catching the sun.
Further- away, the land visible vaguely through suspended fog, industrial smoke and dust;
and far from this, the pure cool air and primeval songs of the birds make Jhelum Basin a
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Leave for Mangla from Rawalpindi.
Reach Mangla Fort followed by historical sightseeing and photography
Drive back to Islamabad/Rawalpindi