Multan as seen today, in all its glory, is not the same city as it was before. The now modern cosmopolitan city has become the hub of the Punjab province. Significant because of its vibrant connection to history, Multan has attracted many Sufis and Saints that makes it a city worth visiting. Known as the oldest living city in South Asia, Multan has the perfect combination of old and new cultures of Pakistan.
Starting with exploring the Cholistan Desert to enjoying adventures near the Chenab River, this city has a lot to offer to its visitors. One of its main attractions is the Multan Fort, a landmark situated on a hillock, affiliated with many tales related to its past. The Multan Museum is not just any other museum; it houses magnificent collections of coins, stamps, and manuscripts, paintings, stone carvings of Islamic scripts and wood carvings as well.
Step onto the land of many beautiful mosques including those that are carved with detail. From the Phool Hattan Wali Mosque to the Masjid Khaliq Wali, there are many religious gathering spots all over the city that perfectly exhibit the mystic aura or which it has been famous for.
Yes. Both Pakistan International Airlines and Emirates are reliable operators for connecting to Multan. Other than these two international giants, there is Fly Dubai.
No airlines fly directly from the UK to Multan; most flights make a stopover at Karachi’s Quaid e Azam International airport. The general itinerary from UK to Multan can involve even two stopovers. Emirates make a stopover at Dubai International Airport before landing at Multan.
Flight time for landing at Multan lasts for 9 hours 15 minutes, excluding the time spent on stopovers.
Multan International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Multan. It is situated at a distance of 10 kilometres away from the city centre of Multan. A ride to the city centre takes about 20 minutes.
Buses and taxis are available just outside the Multan International Airport that will get you to the main city centre.
Getting around Multan is not a problem at all. With the recent developments of infrastructure, cars can be seen readily on the roads and hence hiring a car is one of the easiest ways to get around. Other than that a number of public buses are also available under the name of Khan Brothers and Faisal Movers. Taxis and rickshaws are also available at every corner. However, it should be noted that rickshaws are a cheaper option for point-to-point travel within and around the city.
The best time to visit Multan is during the winter months that are from November to January.
When it comes to choosing luxury and affordable prices, Multan offers the best bargains. Residential colonies as well as business areas house a few main guest houses, which are either segmented on a room-by-room basis for accommodating multiple guests with their own privacy, or simply come in complete booking. Hotel Emerald, A-One Hotel, Al Qamar Hotel and Restaurant, Sindbad Hotel and Fort Inn Hotel are some of the main hotels attending to standardized service.