Multan has its own charm, culture and crafts. It is fast becoming an industrial town. it was called as Mulosan Pulu by Hiuen Tsang and Alberuni called it Multana which ultimately came to b called Multan.

Alexander is said to have passed through Multan in about 325-326 B.C. It is probable that was the city of Malli which Alexander storms and where he was wounded.

About 327 BC, the Macedonians were ousted by Chandragupta and the Maurya dynasty remained in power till the beginning of the second century AD. from 30 BC to 470 AD. The Kushan dynasty ruled over the area, and from 470 to 550 AD, the white Huns are believed to have held sway. Multan figures as the capital of an important province of the kingdom of sindh in the writings of the early Arab geographers. When the Arabs first came to sindh, the country was ruled by Raja Chach, a Brahmin. Multan was conquered by Arabs under Muhammad Bin Qasim in 712 AD, after defeating Raja Dahir, a descendant of chach.

Thereafter, the town remained for three centuries the outpost of islam in south Asia, under the caliph of Baghadad. It remained nominally subject to the lodhies, Ghaznavids and Mohammad Ghauri up to the end of 12th century. From the beginning of the 13th century for the next three centuries, the history of Multan is practically the history of the incursions from Westerns and central Asia.

In 1397, came the invasion of Taimur, whose troops occupied Uch and Multan , sacked Tulamba, raided the kohkhars of Ravi and passed across bias to Pakpattan and Delhi. In 1528, came the peaceful transfer of the province of Multan to the emissaries of the Mugal Emperor Baber. Under the Mughal Empire, Multan enjoyed a long period of peace between 1528-1748 and was known as Dar-Ul-Aman(city of peace). In 1752, Multan became a province owing allegiance to Afghan kings. It was then ruled by pathan Governors and Daud Putra chiefs of Bahawalpur for some time. After 1771, Multan witness continued warfare between Sikhs and the Nawabs of Multan. Between 1818 and 1845, it remained under the Sikhs rile finally came under the British rule in 1849.

Attractions of Multan Listed Below

Hazrat Shah Ruknuddin Alam Suharwardy

The mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam is also situated on the fort mound. The Shaikh was the son of Pir Sadar-Al-Din Arif born at Multan on the 9th of Friday Ramazan 649/26 November 1251. He was the grandson and successor of Shaikh Baha-Al-Din Zakariya.

Hazrat Shah Yousaf Gardaz

Within the city of Multan, Pakistan there is a shrine of Hazrat Muhammad Shah Yusaf Gardezi, commonly known as Shah Gardez, just inside the Bohar Gate. It is a rectangular domeless building decorated with glazed tiles, a work of considerable beauty.

Hazrat syed musa pak shaheed

Shaikh Syed Abul Hassab Musa Pak Shaheed was Sufi and his mausoleum is located at Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. Shaikh Syed Abul Hassab was son of Syed Hamid Bakhsh Gilani. He was martyred in 1592 AD (1001 H) during a civil war of Langah tribe,

Fairs and Festivals

Religious festivals in Multan are a peculiar mixture of devotion and recreation. Multan is famous for its shrines. Annual urs is held on every shrine. Well known are the urs of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Bahauddin Zakariya,Shah Shams Sabzwari, Shah Jamal, Sher Shah and Mela Ludden Pir.

What to Buy?

Local Handicrafts: Multan is famous for several of souvenirs. Multani khussa(shoes),embroidery work of all types, thread and Aar work, costumes for ladies, embroidered cloths or Kurtas for men painted and glazed earthen pottery,camel skin product,

What to Eat?

Western and Pakistani dishes are served in the most the restaurants. Lassi, Sharbat and Faluda are the local cold drinks, Multani halwa(sweet preparation)is also famous. Amongst fruits, mangoes, water-melon, kino, orange, pomegranates, guavas

How to Get There

By Air

Multan has an airport about 4 kilo meter from the city. PIA and other airlines operate daily flights between Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad via Multan and vice versa.

The Multan Fort

The Multan Fort, a military installation, was a landmark of Indian defence and architecture. According to some estimates the original fort was built between 800 and 1000 B.C. It was built near the city of Multan, in Punjab province, on a hillock separated from the city by the Ravi River.


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We tally up the Pakistan’s most-visited attractions, and gathered the most recent data supplied by the attractions themselves or from government agencies, industry reports, and reputable media outlets. We defined “tourist attractions” as cultural and historical sites, natural landmarks, and officially designated spaces.