Nandana or Nandna was a fort built at strategic location on a hilly range on the eastern flanks of the Salt Range in Punjab Pakistan. Its ruins, including those of a town and a temple, are present. It was ruled by the Hindu Shahi kings until, in the early 11th century, Mahmud of Ghazni expelled them from Nandana. Al-Biruni carried out his measurements of the radius of the Earth here.

Anandapala, the son of Jayapala of the Hindu Shahi dynasty, had erected the Shiva temple in Nandana.

Nandana is the name of the garden owned by Hindu Deva chief ‘Indra’. Nandana also means ‘Son’ in Sanskrit.

How to get there?

Jhelum is a District and City of PunjabPakistan. Jhelum City is the district headquarter. It is in northern Punjab on the bank of the river Jhelum and at GT Road.

One can reach Jhelum from Islamabad or Lahore via GT Road.

Where to stay?

  • Al- Madeena Restaurant, GT road Jhelum
  • Al-Bilal Hotel, GT Road near Kala Gujran.
  • Makki Hotel, GT road Jhelum.
  • Mehwish Hotel, adjusent GC GT road, Jhelum.
  • Tulip River view Hotel, River Jhelum Bridge.
  • Zeelaf Hotel and Restaurant, GTS Chowk, Kazim Kamal Road.

Lehri Nature Park is situated in Jhelum District, northern Punjab, Pakistan. The park is almost 90 km on GT Road in the hilly Pothohar region from Islamabad and almost 40 kilometers from Jhelum City. It is 10 km from GT Road. The park has lodgings for the night. It is named after the Union Council of the village Lehri. Lehri village is approx 10miles from the park. The residents of Lehri village are mainly the descendants of the Gakhar tribe of the Pothohar region in Pakistan.

Places to eat?

Tulip Restaurant
Jhelum Club
EverGreen Hotel & Restaurant
Hotel Faran
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Bela Bar-B-que
Albilal Hotel & restaurant “G.T.Road”
Butt Karahi, Shandar Chowk.
Meena Kabaab
Food Palace
Saeed Butt Kabab “Shandar Chowk”
Punjab Hot Chicken.
Shaikh Chargha “Machine Mohalla No.3
Merhaba Resteurant
Sareed Fast Foods, Mangla Road,Dina
Rasheed Kabab Markaz

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