Taxila city is known for its archeological sites, located in the Punjab province. The name Taxila means “City of Cut Stones”. It is a neighboring city of the federal capital of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. In the north-west, it takes almost 32 km from these cities along the famous Grand Trunk Road. In the bygone days and ancient India, it used to be an important city because of its location being in the juncture of the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia on the east Shore of the Indus River. Taxila being strategically important and a connecting trade route has seen many empires ruling over it in the past and has been a city of great importance.
With the passage of time and when the tag of war for power in the subcontinent ceased, it fell into relative oblivion and did not get the attention as before. However, still having a central position in the vicinity of some metropolitan cities like Islamabad and Rawalpindi, it has developed substantially. Owing to being an archeological site, UNESCO has declared it a heritage site in Pakistan and since than many who love history d have a knack to know about archeology flock to this place in great numbers. Moreover, from the tourist point of view, it also stands tall. In 2006, ‘The Guardian’ newspaper had declared it the best tourist point in Pakistan. Its historicity along with the better living standards have made it a preferable site for investors. Real estate business in Taxila is highly flourishing and in recent times there has been a marked surge in it.
One of the greatest advantages of this city being the best living place is its neighborhood with Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Not only has that it had easy excess to these adjacent cities but also the household names in real estate business that are operating in these metropolises have also established their footprints in Taxila as well. That means you would have the same facilities and luxuries as you would expect in Islamabad. One of the top-notch housing societies here offers the same class amenities that one can expect in the federal capital. So needless to say that you will have all the basic necessities readily available here along with the house of your choice. Moreover, since the real estate sector is fast progressing, you would also see a plethora of other housing societies in the city as well apart from the well-known brands. So you need not worry about everything here. Some of the best localities and housing societies where you can have a variety of options are given below:
When it comes to the prices of houses, it all depends upon the locality in which the houses is located and the facilities available there. It is understood that the houses available in the posh areas owing to their better facilities are higher in price than those houses that are in areas that are in the peripheries. However, in Taxila, there are quite a vast number of housing societies that offer different prices for different houses. You have multiple choices to choose from as per your budget. Some of the newly established housing schemes offer very flexible and affordable prices for houses that you can consider. It is almost impractical to fix a tag of prices as these always fluctuate as the market demand, so just to give you a glimpse of what prices generally can be expected, a list below is given:
Taxila is a developed and well-equipped city as compared to other cities in the country and has some quality of basic amenities of life. In terms of educational facilities, this city offers the services of schools like the educators, NLC School System, HITEC School and Colleges, HIT Education City, The Knowledge School, Bahria Foundation, Rising School, the Smart School, Government Girls High School etc. and colleges like HITEC School and College, Government College for Boys and girls, Government College for Technology, Regal College of Science and Commerce, Abood’s Palace, Punjab Superior College etc. more over inn terms of higher education it has the facilities of Universities like University of Engineering and Technology, HITEC University.
Talk of healthcare facilities in Taxila, it has the services of THQ Hospital, Wah International Hospital, Christian Hospital, POF Hospital, Al-Abbas Hospital, Zainab Hospital and Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals that provide quite up to the mark treatment facilities. Moreover, there are also numerous other pharmaceuticals and private clinics that to cater patients. So, overall the city is quite equipped with a good healthcare system.
It is not just what we mentioned above wholly encompasses what this beautiful city has to offer but there is more to it. One of which is truly telling is the Taxila Museum. Primarily it is home to all of the relics, artifacts, and statues found during the excavation in and around the area. Approximately, around 7,000 artifacts and antiques are on display inside the halls of the museum, reflecting the culture, history, and achievements of people from long-forgotten millennia. So, it is also a hub of tourism as well.
Also, the three famous cities i.e. Bhir Mound, Sirkab, Sirkush, that are considered to be the totality of Taxila have treasures in it to be explored. These sites due to their rarity and rich historicity attract people from far and wide. Simply, put being the archeological treasure of Pakistan, Taxila enjoys significant importance along with some quality facilities that make it best for living.