ABOUT GARDEN TOWN MULTAN
Garden Town Multan is a residential area located towards the outer side of Multan. It is nestled between some of the most in-demand residential areas of the city such as Multan Cantonment (Cantt), Fort Colony, Askari Colony Phase 1 and 2, and Defence Officers Colony. These areas have foolproof security and sufficient number of facilities and amenities available for its residents. Thanks to the proximity to these areas, the residents of Garden Town Multan can also benefit from all those facilities.
Garden Town Multan also enjoys the main road location of Sher Shah Road and Qasim Bela – Garden Town Road, while Tounsa Road passes through the area. Sher Shah Road connects Garden Town to the inner city side of Multan, all the way to Nusrat Road. The road allows for an easy commute to the universities, markets, hospitals, parks, cinemas and several other facilities and amenities.
AT A GLANCE
- Main Road Location
- Public transport is easily available
- Water, Gas and Electricity supplies are active
- Close to Fort Colony and Multan Cantonment
- Nearby cantonment areas have foolproof security
- Nestled between Sher Shah Road and Qasim Bela to Garden Town Road
- Only 19 minutes away from Multan International Airport and Multan Cantt Railway Station
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Garden Town Multan
Garden Town Multan is located on Sher Shah Road which has plenty of public transport options. For bus stops, there are Chungi No. 23/Askari Bypass Bus Stop, KB – Basti Khudad Bus Stop, Kacha Phatak, Nadirabad Phatak, Defence View Housing Scheme Bus Stop, Aadi Wala Bagh/Science School Bus Stop on the Sher Shah Road. The Feeder Route bus FR 30 passes by from these stops that are within walking distance of 10 to 20 minutes from Garden Town Multan. The bus takes its passengers from Dera Adda to Sher Shah Bypass through Sher Shah Road.
For intercity transport, Multan Cantt Railway Station is at a 19 minutes’ drive from Garden Town. This is not only the official railway station of the city but also an important connecting station for trains destined from Karachi to Lahore and vice versa.
Multan International Airport is also reachable by car within 19 minutes from the area. The airport is small but clean and well-managed one, hosting national flights throughout Pakistan and directing international flights to Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Markets near Garden Town Multan
For groceries, there are scores of marts and markets in and near Garden Town Multan. Some all-around options that one can find in proximity are Cucine Super Store within Garden Town, and Sunrise Supermarket in Al Quresh Housing Scheme Phase 1, at a 12 minutes’ drive.
There are general stores in and near the area too, such as AM Super Store on Tonsa House Road, Ghani Mart and Super Store, and Areef General Store in Garden Town. K Mart Store in Askari Colony Phase 1, 8 minutes’ drive away. Ahmad Nawaz Karyana Store on Sher Shah Road, towards Jhakarpur side, Jillani Kiryana Store and Awan Karyana Store, also in Jhakarpur.
CSD Shopping Complex on Sarwar Road near CSD Park in Multan Cantonment is at a drive of 13 minutes from the locality. It is a Pakistani retail store chain of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) where you will find all that you need, conveniently and in a temperature-controlled environment. To facilitate their customers, they have a huge parking lot and tuck shops.
Mosques in and near Garden Town Multan
For five daily prayers, the mosques in Garden Town Multan shall suffice. There is Bilal Masjid, Qartaba Masjid and Quran Academy, Khayaban-e-Qubra Jamia Mosque on Main Street of Khayaban-e-Qubra Colony, Masjid Khalid Bin Walid on Khalid Bin Walid Masjid Road, Taqwa Masjid on Tonsa House Road, Sahaba Masjid on Sahaba Masjid Road, Jamia Masjid Ghulama ne Mustafa in Iqbal Block, Hamza Masjid near Vitamin Food Palace & Drinks, on Hamza Masjid Road and a few others. All of these mosques are within the premises, so everyone may find one at a suitable walking distance of say 5 to 10 minutes.
Schools, Colleges & Universities in and near Garden Town Multan
Let us discuss the schools in Garden Town Multan first and then move to the ones nearby. These include Fauji Foundation Model School on Khalid Hafeez Khan Street, occupying house # 1505. The school is a project of Fauji Foundation – welfare trust for ex-mercenary and their families. They offer classes from nursery to higher secondary, affiliated with Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).
The Educators has its Garden Town Campus on Educators Road, which is a project of the Beaconhouse School System, delivering the same quality of education. It offers classes from Playgroup to Matric (Class X). Allied School, Dar-e-Arqam Schools, Army Public School and Falconhouse Grammar School also have their branches in this locality. These schools are at a walk of 10 to 15 minutes or a drive of 5 to 10 minutes.
A renowned school near Garden Town Multan is Beaconhouse School System Multan Cantt Campus near FWO Office, on Sher Shah Road, towards Multan Cantonment side of the road. The school is a bare 7 minutes’ drive or walking distance of around 14 minutes from the area. Army Public School in Multan Cantonment is at a drive of barely 6 minutes and a walking distance of around 15 minutes or so, where the quality of education and discipline is never compromised upon.
For higher education, there are quite a few colleges in and near Garden Town Multan. Bahria Foundation College on Garden Town Street, Sir Syed College on Sher Shah Road, and The Country College for Girls is on Tonsa House Road – 5 to 10 minutes’ drive away or a walking distance of 10 to 20 minutes.
As for universities in Garden Town Multan, there is Wafaq ul Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan on Sher Shah Road. It is an Islamic University that helps its students better their Islamic education, specifically related to the Quran, Ahadith, Sunnah and Shariah. It is a drive of 7 minutes, which should be a walking distance of 15 minutes at max.
Universities near Garden Town Multan include some of the best universities of Multan. These include Air University Multan Campus in Khan Centre on Abdali Road, Abdali Colony, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture on Old Shujabad Road, Nishtar Medical University on Nishtar Road, Gillani Colony, The Women University near Chowk Kutchery, on LMQ Road, in Khawajabad, Institute of Southern Punjab – City Campus on Pir Khursheed Colony Road, Gulgasht Colony and University of Education Lahore on Bosan Road towards Saadat Colony. All of these are reachable within a 30 minutes’ drive from Garden Town Multan.
Banks near Garden Town Multan
As for banks in Garden Town Multan, there is Habib Bank Limited, Aitemaad Bank, Bank of Punjab (BOP), Bank Al Falah and Faysal Bank Islamic on Sher Shah Road. Alternatively, there are bank branches on the other side of Sher Shah Road as well, namely United Bank Limited, Bank Al Habib, Meezan Bank Ltd, and others.
Garden Town Multan has over the ground electrical setup with active supplies of electricity, water and gas. Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) provides electricity to the area and have an SDO Office WAPDA Garden Town within the premises. From there they manage and control the grid stations, electricity board and transmission lines of the area.
Clinics and Hospitals near Garden Town Multan
There are a few distinct clinics in Garden Town Multan, where one can go for generalised healthcare. The following clinics can be found in the area.
- Hussain Physio Clinic near Ahmed Children Hospital (cross check later)
- Ahna Clinic – Child Care Center
- Col. Zarina Pasha Clinic – Fertility Clinic
- Garden Town Clinic (Dr. Shafiq Ullah) – General Healthcare
- The Woman Clinic by Professor Dr. Mansoor Ali Khan
For a proper health check-up or treatment, you can find a few hospitals near Garden Town Multan. Ahmed Children Hospital is at a 10 minutes’ drive, located on Sher Shah Road, towards Defence Officer Colony. The hospital has good doctors but can be a bit pricey. Then there is Arrahma Hospital which is a Psychiatric Hospital on Industrial Estate Highway, towards Nadir Abad Phatak – 8 minutes’ drive away. The hospital is open 24 hours a day but one may find their respective doctor busy. It is suggested to book an appointment with the doctor prior to your visit, so you won’t have to wait for long.
Furthermore, the hospitals located on the inner city side can also be accessed within a 20 to 30 minutes’ drive from the neighbourhood. These hospitals are some of the most reliable hospitals in Multan.
- Combined Military Hospital Multan on Ghaus ul Azam Road, near Naseem Hayat Road, Saddar, High Court Staff Colony – 19 minutes’ drive
- Medicare Hospital on Abdali Road, Altaf Town – 21 minutes’ drive
- Nishtar Hospital on Nishtar Road, in Gillani Colony – 23 minutes’ drive
- Children Complex Hospital in Nawa Sheher Mohalla Qadirabad accessible from Abdali Road – 25 minutes’ drive
Security in Garden Town Multan
Not much can be said about the security in Garden Town Multan but the area is surrounded by Military and Cantonment areas such as Multan Cantonment and Askari Colony Phase 1 and Phase 2. This definitely adds to the security of entire locality including the Garden Town.
PROPERTIES IN GARDEN TOWN MULTAN
Sales Price Trends in Garden Town Multan
Garden Town is located on the outer edge of Multan. Neighbouring this town are some secure and posh areas like Multan Cantonment and Askari Colony Phase 1 and 2. Garden Town Multan is offering a variety of properties for sale, a majority of which are homes and residential plots.
Houses for Sale in Garden Town Multan
Most of the houses for sale in Garden Town Multan are beautifully presented. These homes measure around 2 marla to 2.5 kanal with prices starting from PKR 20 lakh to PKR 7.5 crore. The area is planned to ensure that each of these homes will have a mosque and school found at a walking distance from it. A 5 marla house in Garden Town Multan starts from a minimum of PKR 20 lakh and go up to PKR 85 lakh, 10 marla house starts from PKR 60 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore. Whereas the houses of 1 kanal or more start from PKR 85 lakh and go above with the addition of features and facilities.
Plots for Sale in Garden Town Multan
There are plots for sale in Garden Town Multan measuring 2.5 marla onwards to 2 kanal, with prices starting from PKR 10 lakh to PKR 5 crore. Plots are ideal for those who are interested in investment. They also give you the advantage of being able to build your homes as per your liking. A 5 marla plot in Garden Town Multan can be yours in PKR 10 lakh to PKR 30 lakh, 10 marla plot for PKR 30 lakh to PKR 60 lakh.
Rent Price Trends in Garden Town Multan
To make living in Garden Town Multan affordable, the area is also offering properties on rent. The rental price of these properties is further elaborated below.
Houses for Rent in Garden Town Multan
The houses for sale in Garden Town Multan measure around 5 marla to 2.5 kanal or more. There are options between single units and multi storeys, starting from a price range of PKR 10 thousand to PKR 2 lakh.
Lower Portions for Rent in Garden Town Multan
Lowers portions have distinct advantages of a greater land area in the shape of a garden and or parking, and not having to climb the stairs. These lower portions can be rented for as low as PKR 12 thousand to PKR 40 thousand.
Upper Portions for Rent in Garden Town Multan
With upper portions, you get to enjoy the beautiful day and night views of the area from the windows, gallery or balcony. The upper portions in Garden Town Multan can be rented within the price range of PKR 10 thousand to PKR 25 thousand.
Commercial Properties in Garden Town Multan
There are only a limited number of commercial properties for sale and rent. For sale, commercial properties in Garden Town Multan start from a price range of PKR 5 lakh and go as high as PKR 1.5 crore. There are plots, shops and plazas available in the options. And on rent, a commercial building of 10 marla can be rented in the area for PKR 2.5 lakh.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Garden Town Multan
With more people moving into the area, more shops are being developed in the neighbourhood. For shopping centres and malls in Garden Town Multan, there is Ronaq Plaza in the area, where there are quite a few shops. Shabbir Market on Sher Shah Road, is located on the opposite side of Garden Town Multan which should be a drive of nearly 10 minutes. The market is basically a one-stop-shop where shoppers can find ready-made clothes and toys at reasonable prices. In front of Shabbir Market, there is a matching and cut piece shop also available.
At a 20 minute drive from the area, Saddar is located, which is the commercial area of Multan Cantt. On Mall Road, shoppers can find a plethora of options. Islam Tower, Al-Saeed Tower and the distinguished Cantt Market have a variety of clothing, shoes, accessories and home appliances shops. From local stores to national and international brand outlets, Saddar has something for all.
Saddar also has dedicated markets for mobile, home appliances and other electronics. Khan Plaza on Qasim Road is one of those markets. Mall Plaza is located on the other side of Mall Road, towards the residential area of Multan Cantt. It is also a market where people go for buying mobile and its related accessories.
Restaurants and Bakeries near Garden Town Multan
Let us first cover the restaurants in Garden Town Multan. One of which is Nafees Tikka Shop on Tonsa House Road, a local eatery that is famous among the residents of Garden Town and nearby areas. The place serves great Chinese and Barbecue, special Chicken Tikka and Green Tikka. They have also upgraded their seating arrangement for better customer experience.
Hot Meals Pizza & Burger Takeaway is a takeaway restaurant offering some of the best pizzas and burgers in Multan says their regular customer Mahnoor Khan. Chills Fast Food (actual name: Chili’s) is a fast-food eatery on Sher Shah Road, serving great pizza at nominal prices. Another one is Sip N Bite which is a precise restaurant cum eatery where you will find good food at reasonable prices, decent setup and seating arrangements.
Other restaurants near Garden Town Multan include the following:
- MashaAllah Foods on Taunsa House Road
- Kashif Shuwarma on Sher Shah Road
- Rambo Foods also on Sher Shah Road near Bilal Masjid
- Spice House Restaurant on Sher Shah Road, towards Jafria Colony side, Nadirabad Phatak
When looking for bakeries near Garden Town Multan, there is a branch of Gourmet Bakers & Sweets on Sher Shah Road near Tehsil Dar Mor Bus Stop, which is ideally within walking distance of 15 minutes or a drive of nearly 7 minutes. Gourmet Bakers & Sweets is a famous bakery chain running in Punjab. Their best-sellers are their sweets, cakes, beverages, nimco and other snacks.
The Little Cake Company is a startup cum bakery that makes made-to-order cakes and other desserts. They mainly deal with sweet delicacies like cakes, cupcakes, macaroons and more. They are easily accessible from Sher Shah Road and are within Garden Town.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Garden Town Multan
Starting with gyms and fitness centres in Garden Town Multan first, there is Al Ghousia Gym and Fitness Centre (Ladies & Gents) near Bata Shoes on Sher Shah Road with timings from 6 to 9 AM and 5 to 11 PM. Fit & Chix Fitness Studio on Sher Shah Road, opening at 9 AM and closing at 9 PM. Khan Badminton Club is near Khalid Bin Walid Masjid.
Added to this, several parks, grounds and sports facilities are located near Garden Town Multan, in Fort Colony and Multan Cantonment, where the residents can go for exercising, jogging and playing games like golf, badminton, tennis, squash, etc. However, what is worth mentioning here is that most of the places require you to either have a membership or an army entry pass as these areas are for the army men and their families only.
Parks near Garden Town Multan
When on the lookout for parks near Garden Town Multan, the ones in Multan Cantonment are some of the best parks the city has to offer.
Chaman Zar e Multan is located in Multan Cantonment, at a drive of 13 minutes. The park has a spacious parking area, huge lake with boating, thrilling rides and several other rides for the kids. Bar B. Q. Tonight and McDonald’s sit close to the park so that the visitors can end their picnic day with a delectable meal (for more details on the park, refer to Nearby Areas section)
As we move forward on Sher Shah Road, there is Cantt Garden on Club Road of Multan Cantt Residential Area, reachable after a drive of 10 to 15 minutes. Floriculture in the garden, kids play area, jogging tracks, well-manicured grass, cafeteria and car parking are a few highlighting features of the park.
Salons and Spas near Garden Town Multan
Several beauty salons near Garden Town Multan are present in Jhakarpur and Basti Khudadad. There is Cut and Curl Beauty Salon & Training Centre on Sher Shah Road, towards Basti Khudadad, at an 8 minutes’ drive. Singhar Beauty Parlour in Al Quresh Housing Scheme Phase 1 at a 10 to 15 minutes’ drive. Mahnoor Beauty Parlour and New Ideas Beauty Parlour in Jhakarpur at a 15 to 20 minutes’ drive.
Cinemas near Garden Town Multan
Watching your favourite movie in a movie theatre doubles the fun. The cinematic sound effects, large theatrical screen, 3D movie screen (if), laidback comfortable seats, popcorn and other snacks readily available are some factors that explain why watching a movie in cinemas is more fun as compared to watching it at home. A cinema near Garden Town Multan is Cine Star on Abdali Road, behind Cardiology Center, Dera Ada Chowk, Tipu Sultan Colony, at a drive of 20 minutes. The cinema is centrally located in Multan, making it easily accessible for all, tickets are reasonable, has options between 3D and regular cinema screen and is good for families.
Other cinemas that can be accessed after 20 to 25 minutes of driving, include:
- Starlite Cinema near Dera Adda Chowk, in Tipu Sultan Colony, is an “okay” cinema that is not for families
- Rex Cinema Multan near Dera Adda Chowk, opposite to GPA, Tipu Sultan Colony, is one of the oldest cinemas in the city that metes out quite a reasonable experience and can be visited with families
The Golf Course in Fort Colony, Multan Cantonment is a well-maintained one, only 10 minutes’ drive away. By any chance if you have anyone in the military, it is a must-visit place. The place is a beautiful sight with big green meadows, large pine trees and a good coffee shop, a beautifully constructed mosque, golf course for the adults and a mini-golf course for the kids along with many other amenities.
Further 3 minutes’ of drive, from Fort Colony Golf Course, on Sher Shah Road and you will come across Chaman Zar e Multan, which is also in Multan Cantonment, reachable in 13 minutes via car. As you enter the premises, Chaman Zar e Multan has a spacious parking area where you can park your car before you start your fun experience at the park. The park has a huge lake where visitors can boat their way through or simply sit alongside and enjoy the breezy evenings. It also has thrilling rides like a Roller Coaster, Ferris Wheel, Pirate Ship and several other rides for the kids. Neighbouring Chaman Zar e Multan are Bar B. Q. Tonight and McDonald’s where people can lunch or dine after their fun-filled day. Altogether, it is a great place for enjoying a picnic with the family at a relatively close distance.
On the other side of Sher Shah Road, falling in Askari Phase 1, Defence Officer Colony, there is Garrison Public Library Multan, at a drive of 12 minutes or so. In the library, you will find yourself a considerable lot of books to your liking. The books are organised categorically for the readers’ ease and to make sure nothing interrupts their reading session, it has additional facilities of a dedicated Ladies’ Area, Day Care Center, Children’s Science Museum, Kids’ Play Area, Cafeteria, and a separate News Reading Room. Added to this, the library also has a Special Persons’ section where they comfortable increase their knowledge.
Proceeding on Sher Shah Road, there is Cantt Garden on Club Road of Multan Cantt Residential Area, reachable through a drive of 10 to 15 minutes. floriculture in the garden is quite an appealing sight. And with the kids play area, jogging tracks, well-manicured grass, cafeteria and car parking, you will see a lot of families coming in.
Next to Cantt Garden there is Services Club Multan, aka Multan Garrison Mess (MGM) Club, where there is MGM Lodge, MGM Tennis Court, Swimming Pools, Squash Court, Dining Halls, and AR Garrison Marque. The club is meant to be for the army officers but is open for the general public on membership. The charm of the club is the old heritage building in the club which is restored commendably well. Coming to the menu, it includes Desi, Chinese, Italian, and Barbecue dishes, all served sizzling hot. Buffet, high teas and arrangements for other occasions are available on booking. Furthermore, lodges are available for night stays with luxury suites and rooms at competitive prices, where the quality of service is always up to the mark. Once you visit the club, you will keep returning to it for their exceptional facilities.
While the above-mentioned facilities are the closest ones to Garden Town, Multan is a city known to preserve some of the most important Sufi Shrines, Heritage Sites and Historical Landmarks. In the inner city side, there is Chowk Ghanta Ghar, also known as Zero Point, around which scores of such historical sites can be found. Lohari Gate, Tomb of Rasheed (Maqbara Rasheed Baba), Qasim Gate opening up to Darbar Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam (RA), Fort Qasim, Nigar Khana, Damdama, Fort Kohna Qasim Garden, Mazar Ghaus Pak Noorani, Old Zamzama Cannon, Old Jet Fighter, Baqar Khan Well and Qilla Kohna Qasim Bagh Stadium. Pralhadpuri Temple, Darbar Peer Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Multani, Shrine of Peer Hazrat Shah Shams Sabzwari and Shah Shams Park are also in the vicinity to Chowk Ghanta Ghar. These sites are accessible through a drive of nearly half an hour.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Garden Town Multan is located in the outer city side with several cantonment areas surrounding it. And while the town has a considerable lot of facilities within, these cantonment areas add more options to the list of facilities available for the residents. They also substantially increase the safety and security of the neighbourhood. The cantonment areas found in the vicinity are Multan Cantonment, Fort Colony, Askari Colony Phase 1 and 2, and Defence Officer Colony.
Along with the security and facilities, Garden City Multan gives you the peace of mind that is hard to find in the midst of the city. The area offers plenty of properties for sale and rent with a majority of them being homes and residential plots. These properties can be yours at a price as low as PKR 10 lakh while rental prices can be as low as PKR 10 thousand per month.
The facilities of the cantonment areas are accessible at a drive of 10 to 15 minutes whereas the famous Sufi Shrines and historical places around 30 minutes’ drive from Garden Town Multan. Most importantly, utilities like water, gas and electricity are all available for the residents.
Importance of Garden Town, Multan from major locations nearby
- Golf Course is a 10 minutes’ drive away
- Garrison Public Library Multan is a 12 minutes’ drive away
- Chaman Zar e Multan is a 13 minutes’ drive away
- Cantt Garden is a 13 minutes’ drive away
- CSD Shopping Complex is a 13 minutes’ drive away
- Services Club Multan (MGM Club) is a 15 minutes’ drive away
- Multan International Airport is a 19 minutes’ drive away
- Multan Cantt Railway Station is a 19 minutes’ drive away
- Chowk Ghanta Ghar is a 28 minutes’ drive away
- Fort Kohna Qasim Garden is a 29 minutes’ drive away