Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Sahara Desert

World Largest desert is Sahara desert.Sahara means Desert in Arabic Language.The Sahara's boundaries are the Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Atlas Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea on the north, the Red Sea and Egypt on the east, and the Sudan and the valley of the Niger River on the south. The Sahara is divided into western Sahara, the central Ahaggar Mountains, the Tibesti Mountains, the Air MountainsTénéréLibyan desert (the most arid region). The highest peak in the Sahara is Emi KoussiTibesti Mountains in northern Chad. desert and the (3,415 m/11,204 ft) in the (a region of desert mountains and high plateaus),It is a part of continent Africa & cover about 11 countries.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Landi Kotal-Pakistan

Landi Kotal is a tourist spot in FATA.Landi Kotal was the westernmost part of the Khyber held by the British during their rule of the subcontinent.In 1897 the Afridis attacked Landi Kotal and other posts in the Khyber Pass. Although the Khyber Rifles put up a stiff defence, Landi Kotal was overrun, as the Rifles lacked water. The British counter-attacked with a force of 34,500 men under Sir William Lockhart, defeating the Afridis. Although Afridis took the town again during the second Anglo-Afghan War.
Landi Kotal is the main shopping centre for both the Shinwari and Afridi tribes.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Maldives-A Paradise for Tourists

The islands of Maldives appear in-between the Indian Ocean.The Maldives are the smallest Asian country in both population and land area. In just three and a half decades, the industry has become the main source of income and livelihood of the people of the Maldives. Tourism is also the country's biggest foreign currency earner and the single largest contributor to the GDP. Today, there are 89 resorts in the Maldives with a bed capacity of over 17,000, providing facilities for tourists whose annual arrival figure exceeds 600,000.If a honeymoon is meant to be a celebration of love in an intimate,secluded, and most importantly, beautiful setting, then the Maldives is the world’s best backdrop for all these things.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Churchill Picket-A Sign Of British Rule

A great tourists attraction close to the Chakdara Fort, a picket crowns the hillock towards the west. This is known as the Churchill Picket because Winston Churchill came here during the Pathan Revolt of 1879.
While traveling on Malakand-Saidu Sharif Road, one cannot miss the impressive Churchill Picket of 1897 on a hillock above Chakdarra Fort. Winston Churchill came here in 1897, as a war correspondent for the Allahabad Pioneer and Daily Telegraph. He used to signal his messages from this spot to Malakand and onwards by Helio and that is why the picket is also known as "Shisho Picket". The present picket was constructed by the British and commands the area around.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Abdul Wali Khan University(AWKUM) is a mile stone towards educated Pakistan.The establishment of Abdul Wali Khan University is a bold step forward to resurrect and bring back the same dazzling culture by mobilizing the intellectual resources of young scholars and to deepen their vision about the crying need to join together the human society irrespective of caste, colour or creed. The people of the region and the leaders have been striving hard over the years and the establishment of AWKUM is the realization of their cherished dreams. The university would certainly develop the intellectual, moral and physical resources of the youth and would channelize their inherent energies toward useful goals. They will be brain stormed and motivated with awareness to realise about the rapidly changing and progressing world around the

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Manshera-A Beautiful Place

Manshera is a tourists spot in Khyber PukhtunKhwa(KPK) Pakistan.Thousands of people visit this area in summer due to its beautiful attractions.It is very near to Abbottabad city. It is a major stop for tourists on the Karakoram Highway which leads to China.Alexander the Great conquered and established his rule over a large part of northern India, including the Mansehra area. In the year 327 B.C. Alexander handed the area over to the Indian king Abisares.
During British rule, Mansehra was still a village; its population according to the 1901 census was 5,087.During the British period Mansehra was the headquarters of Mansehra Tehsil, then a subdivision of Hazara District.
It is a historical place also because it was under british rule.When the Muslim League in Pakistan started its movement for a separate land, the local people joined and struggled for liberation under the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam. Their eventual victory culminated in the creation of Pakistan, an independent state for the Muslims of the sub-continent.It is a very beautiful spot to visit & also a paradise for tourists.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Shalimar Gardans-A landmark

Shalimar Gardens is tourist attraction in Lahore. The site of the Shalimar Gardens originally belonged to one of the noble Zaildar families in the region, well known as Mian Family Baghbanpura. The family was also given the Royal title of 'Mian' by the Mughal Emperor, for its services to the Empire. Mian Muhammad Yusuf, then the head of the Mian family, donated the site of Ishaq Pura to the Emperor Shah Jahan, after pressure was placed on the family by the royal engineers who wished to build on the site due to its good position and soil. In return, Shah Jahan granted the Mian family governance of the Shalimar Gardens. The Shalimar Gardens remained under the custodianship of this family for more than 350 years.
In 1962, the Shalimar Gardens were nationalised by General Ayub Khan

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bangladesh University Of Engineering & Technology(BUET)

BUET is the oldest institution for the study of Engineering and Architecture in Bangladesh. The history of this institution dates back to the days of Dhaka Survey School which was established at Nalgola, in Old Dhaka in 1876 to train Surveyors for the then Government of Bengal of British India. As the years passed, the Survey School became the Ahsanullah School of Engineering offering three-year diploma courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In recognition of the generous financial contribution from the then Nawab of Dhaka, it was named after his father Khawja Ahsanullah. It moved to its present premises in 1912. In 1947, the School was upgraded to Ahsanullah Engineering College as a Faculty of Engineering under the University of Dhaka, offering four-year bachelor’s courses in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. In order to create facilities for postgraduate studies and research, Ahsanullah Engineering College was upgraded to the status of a University in 1962 and was named East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology. After the war of Liberation in 1971, Bangladesh became an independent state and the university was renamed as the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lahore Zoo-Pakistan Largest Zoo

Pakistan Largest zoo Lahore Zoo had its beginnings in a small aviary donated by Lal Mahundra Ram in 1872 to the Lahore Municipal Corporation. Over time the animal collection increased and the zoo expanded. It later began to take interest in conservation, education and research in addition to providing recreational facilities to the public. By 2010, the zoo was home to about 1280 trees of 71 species and 1380 animals of 136 species including 996 birds of 82 species, 49 reptiles of 8 and 336 mammals of 45 species.
Lahore Zoo Safari was opened on January 21, 2009, a renovation of Lahore Wildlife Park (also called Woodland Wildlife Park) which was established in 1982. The Safari is located on Raiwind Road about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Lahore Zoo. The species housed here include Indian peafowl, Bengal tiger, common pheasant, emu, lion, mute swan, nilgai, ostrich and silver pheasant among a few others. The wildlife park is now considered to be an extension of Lahore Zoo.