Visiting Head Marala in the evening is very joyful. It has open water scenes and then walking on the bridge is delightful. You have a change from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is located about 40- 45 minutes drive from Sialkot. You will find number of visitors on holidays enjoying with families and spending day along river side. Its a good picnic spot of Sialkoties.
(date visited - Jan. 11, 2004)
This river actually came from the mountainous areas of Doda, Ramban, Salal and Reasi and then makes its way across the plains, finally entering the Punjab province of Pakistan at Head Marala.
Though a very rich city, Sialkot lacks a good public transit system. Most of the people own their own transport - in most case the motorbike. So renting a car would be a good idea. The city has a good network of roads connecting the city with neighbouring villages. While approching Sialkot from Lahore/Gujranwala side, one would surely notice the new and modern factories built on the outskirts of the city. The best place to be while in the city is from Chowk Tajpura (also known as Sony Chowk) to Chowk Allama Iqbal. Dara Ariana if famous for it's kite market. During Basant (Kite flying fetival) the place, which is like a boulivard, is so jam packed with the shoppers that it's literally a mess. Then comes the Chowk Allama Iqbal, the heart of the city. Shops, Resturants and plazas.
Clock tower is located in the Saddar Bazzar and it does adds to the background of an ancient cantonment. It has been renovated many a times but the original structure is not changed
Sialkot was the birthplace of the famous poet-philosopher and active political leader Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal.