Panjkora River: The Renowned River of the KPK, Pakistan

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Panjkora River: The Renowned River of the KPK, Pakistan

The Panjkora River is a famous river in the side of northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwestern in the state of Pakistan. It increase high in the glaciers of Hindu Kush Mountains and flows downstream south via the Upper Dir and Lower Dir Districts and joins the spectacular place of Swat River near the areas of Chakdara, Malakand District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is in the direction of Indus River watershed basin.

Archaeology

The Panjkora Valley consists of significant location of the Gandhara grave culture.

The popular place of Timergara, 40 km (25 mi) from the place of Chakdara, is the location of excavated historical graves, dating from the time period of 1500 to 600 BC. On the west direction of the Panjkora River is the excavated location of Balambat. The location has been occupied continually since the year 1500 BC. Houses dating from the time period of 500 BC have been founded here. Fire altars were also founded, evidence of Yajna, a ritual customary practice which is a proposed part of Hinduism. The well-known Gandhara grave culture is the initial phase of Indo-Aryan migrations into the Indian region of subcontinent. It was the famous part of the Early Vedic culture.

The famous Talash Valley, 13 km (8.1 mi) from the region of Chakdara, is full of Buddhist remnants. Buddhist stupas and monasteries which haven’t been excavated are on tge both sides of the route towards the area of Dir. At the side of the west end of the valley is the famous Kat Kala Pass. Olaf Caroe recognized this place which was captured by Alexander the Great in the time period of 327BC. There are also crumbling remnants of a massive Parthian fort and castle of the period of 8th to 10th centuries.

 

 

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