Enlightened History

The Lights Come on at Saidpur Village – March 2009, originally uploaded by swami bhaktividenta prabhupaada.

A trip to Saidpur Village is like heading back into history – a narrow winding road leading up to the landmark Hindu temple at its entrance, stacks of hay, terraced mud houses and the Margalla Hills overlooking them all combine to turn the clock back.

Having been cuddled up in the comfy lap of the Margallas for centuries, the village provides a vivid account of what it actually used to be in yesteryears, long before Islamabad came into being through a photo museum set up inside the renovated temple.

Aptly put by Imran Naeem of Daily Times

With some eateries around .. plan a visit this weekend with your family :> The weather’s at your side too ~

See more pics of the village by clicking here.

Wait not .. jump into Saidpur asap – at your own expense obviously ;)

6 Comments so far

  1. sufiblade on March 21st, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    Nice post. Definitely going this weekend. Too bad they don’t give you commission as I’ll be taking a lot of folk with me ;)

  2. kabirdas on March 21st, 2009 @ 10:32 pm

    @ A for [pine]Apple

    " A trip to Saidpur Village is like heading back into history "

    Why take a trip to Saidpur Village to head back into history. Stay put whereever you are in Pakistan. You will have the same feeling of heading back into history :-)

    Ref Home Made Pea Soup. How has this particular item acquired the additional qualification of ‘Home Made’ unlike other items?

  3. kabirdas on March 21st, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

    @ sufiblade

    " Too bad they don’t give you commission "

    How do you know that ? Surely she is not going to disclose it if they do. In that case you may demand part of it as your share in it :-)

  4. furquanatique on March 22nd, 2009 @ 7:32 am

    oh WOW! It looks GORGEOUS at night… miss isloo so much :,(

  5. kabirdas on March 22nd, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

    You would miss so much even when you are around here with the ‘dark’ hours on the increase and ‘light’ hours on the decrease both at the rapid pace due to power shortage:-) Enjoy the scene in the picture.

  6. furquanatique on March 24th, 2009 @ 2:17 am

    Come to think of it, I actually DO miss the dark hours too! :D We’d go outside or go to the nearest khoka for chai! :)

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.