Saidpur Village is a Mughal era village, which is famous for being oldest village of Pakistan and footprint of various civilizations, including Gandhara, Greek, Buddhist, Mughal, Ashoka and the colonial periods. Currently, the village is popular tourist spot in Islamabad, situated on the slopes of Margalla Hills.

History

During the Mughal era, Sultan Sarang Khan was the chief of Pothohar region, who named the village after his son, Sultan Said Khan. Later, the village was gifted to daughter of Said Khan who was married to to Mughal emperor Jahangir, at that time, the village has also been used as a garden resort. After that, A Hindu commander Raja Man Singh, constructed a number of ponds, now the village is also home to many Hindu temples that have been preserved.

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The village depicts a contrasted culture where Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs used to live together. There are:

  • Hindu temples
  • Gurdwara
  • A small museum
  • And ZindaPir’sbethak or the “sitting place of the living saint”.

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