Taxila and Golra Railway Station

Taxila and Golra Railway Station


Taxila is a vast site that includes a Mesolithic cave and the archaeological remains of four early settlements, Buddhist monasteries, a mosque and a madrassa. The ruins of the four settlements at Taxila reveal the pattern of urban evolution on the Indian subcontinent through more than five centuries. Situated strategically on a branch of the Silk Road that linked China to the West, Taxila reached its peak between the 1st and 5th centuries. It is now one of the most important archaeological sites in Asia. Administratively, the city is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory, which is federally controlled, even though Islamabad has historically been a part of the Punjab province; more specifically the Potohar Plateau.

Golra Sharif Railway

Golra Sharif Railway Museum is a junction station in Rawalpindi Division of the Pakistan Railways. This railway station is the site of a Railway Museum housing the relics and memorabilia associated with railways dating back to the days of the British Raj. The station was established in 1882 during British rule and upgraded to a junction in 1912. It was the logistics artery of the British during the Afghan military campaigns at the turn of the twentieth century. It has since become an important trade route which protrudes into Afghanistan through the famous Khyber Pass. The Railway Heritage Museum was established in October of 2003.

1 Day
Taxila and Golra Sharif Railway Station

Educational, Heritage, History

Trip Itinerary

Taxila and Golra Sharif Railway

  • Visit of  Taxila
  • Visit to the Golra Sharif Railway Station and the Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum
  • Drive back to Islamabad