Hasan Abdal is 55 km west of Rawalpindi. It is a beautiful
historical town in Northern Punjab and also a junction on G.T Road that
enroute and connect, Peshawar to historical Khyber pass, Hazara to
magnificent Karakuram highway that goes up to China and to twin cities,
Rawalpindi - Islamabad.
The town has a Sikh Temple known as Gurudwara Panja Sahib, one of the most
sacred places of Sikhism. Twice a year, many pilgrims come to visit here
from all over the world, especially thousands of Sikhs and Hindus visit the
Gurudwara on the eve of Besakhi mela. Thou, the Gurudwara is open for
everyone to visit, but visitors will have to respect the Sikh religion's
privacy. The Gurudawara is beautiful from the inside, the place where the
hand print lies in the center of the Gurudwara
The other historical place is a tomb erroneously called Lala Rukh Tomb.
There is a grave inside a square walled Garden and a fresh water fish pond
near the tomb. On the nearby hill there is a meditation chamber attributed
to 15th century's Muslim sufi saint Baba Hasan Abdal also known as Baba Wali
Qandhari with local folks. The city is named after this saint. The saint
stayed in Hasan Abdal from 1406-1416 AD but died and buried in village Baba
Wali near Qandhar (Afghanistan).
Also, there is a military style boys residential / boarding school known as
Cadet College Hasan Abdal. One can climb over the steps leading to the hill,
for offerings and to have a panoramic view of this beautiful little town,
There are daily bus services from Islamabad, Multan, Lahore, sukkur, Karachi
and Peshawar to Hasanabdal.