Rawalpindi generally known as Pindi is a city in the Punjab area of Pakistan. Rawalpindi is nearby Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad, and the two are together known as the “twin urban communities” by virtue of solid social and financial connections between the cities. Rawalpindi is the fourth-biggest city in Pakistan by populace, while the bigger Islamabad Rawalpindi metropolitan zone is the nation’s third-biggest metropolitan zone.
Rawalpindi is situated on the Pothohar Plateau, known for its antiquated Buddhist legacy, particularly in the neighboring town of Taxila – an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was wrecked during the intrusion of Mahmud of Ghazni before being taken over by Gakhars in 1493. In 1765, the decision Gakhars were crushed as the city went under Sikh guideline, and in the long run turned into a significant city inside the Sikh Empire situated in Lahore. The city was vanquished by the British Raj in 1849, and in 1851 turned into the biggest battalion town for the British Indian Army. Following the parcel of British India in 1947, the city got home to the base camp of Pakistan Army henceforth holding its status as a significant military city,
Development of Pakistan’s new reason constructed national capital city of Islamabad in 1961 prompted more prominent interest in the city, just as a short stretch as the nation’s capital preceding finish of Islamabad. Modern Rawalpindi is socially and financially entwined with Islamabad, and the more noteworthy metropolitan region. The city is likewise home to various rural lodging improvements that fill in as room networks for laborers in Islamabad. As home to GHQ of Pakistan Army and Benazir Bhutto International Airport, and with associations with the M-1 and M-2 motorways, Rawalpindi is a significant coordinations and transportation place for northern Pakistan. The city is additionally home to memorable havelis and sanctuaries, and fills in as a center for vacationers visiting Rohtas Fort, Azad Kashmir, Taxila and Gilgit-Baltistan.