Golra Sharif

Golra Sharif (Urdu: گولڑہ شریف) is a town situated near the Margalla Hills in Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan, at about 520 m (1,710 ft) above sea level, 17 km (11 mi) from the ancient city of Taxila.

Shrine of Meher Ali Shah in Golra Sharif

It is known for the Mausoleum of Meher Ali Shah that yearly attracts thousands of devotees.[1] Prior to the arrival of Meher Ali Shah's ancestors, Golra Sharif was a village in the suburbs of Rawalpindi.

Railway stationEdit

The Golra Sharif Junction railway station is situated on Golra Road near Golra Sharif. The station was established in 1881.[2] It is an important junction of Pakistan Railways to link Peshawar, Kohat, Havelian, and Multan. It hosts the Railways Heritage Museum.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Khalil, Wali Imran (2018-06-04). "White Marble Marvel - Pir Mehr Ali Shah Shrine And Hindu Temple Of Golra Sharif, Islamabad". Dunya Blog. Retrieved 2023-01-04.
  2. ^ Hassan, Shiraz (2015-01-26). "Century-old Golra Railway station now a site for museum goers". Dawn. Retrieved 2022-07-11.
  3. ^ "Golra station a window into subcontinent's rail history". The Express Tribune. 2020-01-12. Retrieved 2022-07-11.

Coordinates: 33°41′38″N 72°58′39″E / 33.6940°N 72.9775°E / 33.6940; 72.9775