Rawalpindi (Punjabi, Urdu: راولپِنڈى, Rāwalpiṇḍī), generally known as Pindi (Punjabi: پِنڈی), is a city in the Punjab territory of Pakistan. Rawalpindi is contiguous Pakistan's capital of Islamabad, and the two are mutually known as the "twin urban communities" on account solid social and financial connections between the cities. Rawalpindi is the fourth-biggest city in Pakistan by populace, while the bigger Islamabad Rawalpindi metropolitan region is the nation's third-biggest metropolitan territory.
Rawalpindi is situated on the Pothohar Plateau, known for its antiquated Buddhist legacy, particularly in the neighboring town of Taxila - an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was decimated amid the intrusion of Mahmud of Ghazni before being assumed control by Gakhars in 1493. In 1765, the decision Gakhars were crushed as the city went under Sikh control, and in the end turned into a noteworthy city inside the Sikh Empire situated in Lahore. The c