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A century ago, Golra was a small village on the outskirts of Rawalpindi. Well-known as an important railway junction and the birth place and last abode of the Sufi mystic, his shrine – called Golra Sharif – attracts thousands of devotees.
A junction in history… Located near the ancient Buddhist civilisation of Taxila, Golra is strewn with splendid archaeological examples of art and artifacts. Historians believe the area to have historical and cultural significance as several foreign armies – including the Greeks, Persians, Afghans, White Huns, Mughals, Sikhs and British – passed through it over the centuries, each leaving their influence and impact.