with a population of well over 11,00,000, Faisalabad is situated about 80
miles away from Lahore. Faisalabad lies in the Punjab province and is
also called as the Manchester of Pakistan because of various textile mills
that dot the city.The
city was formerly known as Lyallpur and was founded in 1890. The city was
named after Sir Charles James Lyall, who was the Lieutenant Governor of
Punjab from 1887-1892. The name of the city was changed recently (1997),
when it was named Faisalabad after the name of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
Faisalabad is a textile hub and home to other industries like
pharmaceuticals, hosiery, chemical fertilizers and synthetic fibers.
Agricultural University is an important and beautiful landmark in
Faisalabad. A visit to the agricultural university is a must for tourists
traveling to Faisalabad.
Clock Tower is another popular spot in Faisalabad. Right at the centre, the
Clock Tower leads you to at least eight bazaars in Faisalabad. Rummaging
thorough the bustling bazaars is an exciting experience.
Faisalabad offers good accommodation option and you can stay at some good
quality hotels in Faisalabad. Most hotels in Faisalabad are well equipped
with all the modern facilities.
Faisalabad is easily accessible by air from Karachi and Lahore. The city is
well connected by rail and road with other parts of country.