Roam Around creates awe-inspiring journeys to sacred destinations for spiritual seekers who wish to see the world. What sets us apart from other tour companies is that our mission is authenticity and intimacy. Our company has a reputation in providing a flexible approach to group tours which leave our tour members steeped in the spirituality and culture of the places they visit. Each tour includes a local tour leader to ensure that our tours aren’t just about seeing places, but about being a part of these places. Never has authenticity been so comfortable, as we provide both the pre-trip support and the best accommodations needed to have a smooth and luxurious journey. Upon return, you will discover that you have made lifelong friends and been forever changed.
Sufis in subcontinent transcend religious boundaries and are equally respected by Muslims and non-Muslims due to their teachings of love, peace and humility. Shrines of some famous Sufis are spread across Pakistan.
Pakistan will always remain spiritually significant for the Sikh community because Baba Guru Nanak Sahib was born and lived here. It is also the birth place of the greatest Sikh ruler Raja Ranjit Singh whose birth place is still preserved in Gujranwala. Nankana Sahib is the oldest and the most revered of all Sikh Gurdwaras. Located in Nankana Sahib district in Punjab which is also named after the gurdwara. Samadhi of Raja Ranjit Singh is located in Lahore. Thrice a year on Besakhi (April), death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (June) & birthday of Guru Nanak Dev (November), Sikh Yatries visit these holy places in thousands. Roam Around arranges Sikh pilgrimage Tours for Sikh Yatries coming from around the world to experience their spiritual journey.
Pakistan has been cradle of Buddhist art and culture and the second holy land of Buddhism for well over a thousand years. The land of Gandhara where the celebrated faith evolved, is more or less a triangle about 100 kilometers across east to west and 70 kilometers from north to south, on the west of the Indus river. It is surrounded on three sides by mountains. It covers the vast areas of today’s Peshawar (Purushapura) valley, the hilly tracts of Swat (Udyana), Buner and the Taxila (Takshashila) valley. Buddhism left a monumental and rich legacy of art and architecture in Pakistan. Despite the vagaries of centuries, the Gandhara region preserved a lot of the heritage in craft and art. Much of this legacy is visible even today in Pakistan.
The Kingdom of Gandhara lasted from the 6th century BC to the 11th century AD. It attained its height from the 1st century to the 5th century AD under Buddhist Kushan Kings. After it was conquered by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1021 AD, the name Gandhara disappeared.
Buddhist art of Gandhara represents both Buddha and his teaching. The life story of Buddha is the main theme which provides inspiration for the different forms of Buddhist art. The Buddhist art appeared in the region in the first century BC and lingered on till the eighth century AD.