military city in Punjab, Pakistan

Wah Cantonment (Punjabi, Urdu: واہ کینٹ) (often abbreviated to Wah Cantt) is a military city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Wah Cantt is adjacent to Taxila, a small town enriched with one of the most important archaeological sites of the world.


Central Mosque

The name 'Wah' has its roots in the Mughal era with the Mughal emperor Jehangir reported to have coined the name when he was camped at Wah village, then called 'Jalal Sar', en route to Lahore from a visit to Kashmir. Emperor Jehangir was impressed by the scenery and beauty of the place, so he said "Wah" ('wow'). Later people started calling the area 'Wah'. The Mughal advent had a strong influence on the architecture of the village and surrounding area which is still visible to date. Wah Gardens has Mughal architecture. Wah Cantt has developed a lot. Among developments, different kinds of shopping malls and various housing societies have been established.

Wah Cantt is a military cantonment. It is completely locked down for traffic except through the barriers controlled by Military Guards. All the cars entering have to possess a pass or they can not enter. A temporary pass can be picked up at the entrance to city by surrendering their ID card which they can pick up when they are leaving the city.

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It is 30 km (19 mi) to the north west of Islamabad-Rawalpindi.

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Wah Gardens
  • 1 Wah Gardens (Mughal Garden (Urdu: واہ باغ‎)). Wah Gardens is a garden-complex dating back to the era of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great (1542-1605). The site was largely abandoned after Mughal rule, and while it lied in ruins for a number of years, it is now being restored by the Pakistan Department of Archaeology.    






  • POF hotel.
  • Wah continental hotel.


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