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Sarai Alamgir

Sarai Alamgir
The River Jhelum and the bridge from Sarai Alamgir side
The River Jhelum and the bridge from Sarai Alamgir side
Sarai Alamgir is located in Pakistan
Sarai Alamgir
Location in Pakistan
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Gujrat District
Towns 4
Union councils 7
 • Total 175, 288 (as per DCR 1,998).
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)

Sarai Alamgir (Punjabi, Urdu: سرائے عالمگیر) (pop. 175,288 (as per DCR 1998) is the main town of Sarai Alamgir Tehsil, located in the Gujrat district in the north of the Punjab province of Pakistan. Sarai Alamgir is one of three tehsils of Gujarat.

Sarai Alamgir covers 575 km2 (222 sq mi) on the eastern bank of the Jhelum River, across from the larger town of Jhelum. East of the town is the Upper Jhelum Canal. Sarai Alamgir was raised to the level of Municipal Committee in 1976. After the implementation of Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001, it was given the status of Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA).[1]


  • Geography and climate 1
  • History 2
  • Administration 3
  • Important places 4
  • Boundaries 5
    • West 5.1
    • East 5.2
    • North 5.3
    • South 5.4
  • Union councils 6
  • Communication 7
  • Villages of Tehsil Sarai Alamgir 8
  • References 9

Geography and climate

Sarai Alamgir is located at (32.900000, 73.750000); it lies at 232 m (761 ft) above sea level. The district has a moderate climate. During the summer, temperatures can reach 45 °C (113 °F) for short periods. Winter months are mild, temperatures rarely falling below 2 °C (36 °F). Sarai Alamgir is located south of Jhelum City, which lies across the river Jhelum. To the west of Sarai are the cities Mirpure and Bhimber. Mandi Bahauddin and Rasul are located to the east of Sarai Alamgir.


In ancient history, the region participated in the Indus Valley Civilization and the Gandhara civilization. At a later date, the Battle of the Hydaspes took place nearby, between the armies of Alexander the Great and the Great King Porus. In the past, people of influence would build a sarai, which would be caravan stations and rest houses for travelers. A typical sarai would consist of a drinking well, a praying area and a resting place for people.

The sarai at Sarai Alamgir was discovered by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb because of its strategic location on the Grand Trunk Road and the Jhelum River, and its proximity to Kashmir. Over time, Sarai Alamgir developed into a central town for adjoining village populations.

Sarai Alamgir gained prominence when the British India to benefit the sons of members of the Royal Indian Army. The college is now known as the Military College Jhelum and is one of the oldest institutions in Pakistan.


The Tehsil Municipal Administration is a corporate body and consists of the Tehsil Nazim, Tehsil Municipal Officer, four Tehsil Officers and other officials of the Local Council Service, and officials of the offices entrusted to the Tehsil Municipal Administration. A Tehsil Nazim is the head of Tehsil Municipal Administration and exercises all functions and powers assigned to him under the Ordinance. The Tehsil Municipal Officer acts as coordinating and administrative officer, in charge of the Tehsil Officers.

Important places

Sarai Alamgir is a historic crossroads between the ancient Grand Trunk Road and the Jhelum River. Nearby are the sites of the Battle of the Hydaspes, the Alexandrian city of Bukephala (or Bucephala) and the huge Rohtas Fort.







Mirpur, AJK


Mandi Bahauddin

Union councils

Sarai Alamgir Tehsil consists of nine union councils that, along with their respective populations in 1998, are:

  • Mandi Bhalwal (109): 18,960
  • Bhagnagar (113): 17,282
  • Karyala (113): 20,531
  • Simbli (114): 21,936
  • Khohar (115): 32,486
  • Sarai Alamgir-I (116): 17,271
  • Sarai Alamgir-II (117): 19,895
  • Thill Bakohal (110): 18,574
  • Baisa (111): 20,353
  • Total 175,287


The nearest international airports are at Islamabad and Sialkot, about 127 km (79 mi) and 90 km (56 mi) away, respectively. There are other transport links to the town, including a railway station, the Grand Trunk Road, the Jhelum River and the Upper Jhelum Canal. Sarai Alamgir is located on GT Road (N5) and Pakistan's main railway line. A highway connects it with Mandi-Bahauddin, while the other one goes to Mirpure AJK. A road connects the city with the nearby town Khohar.

Villages of Tehsil Sarai Alamgir

The major villages of Tehsil Sarai Alamgir are:

  • Mandial
  • Sheikhpur (Androoni)
  • Dhera
  • Chakhrayl
  • Pail
  • Mehra
  • Gurah Nehala
  • Phagli
  • Nali
  • Tangri
  • Chotha Thala
  • Barah Thala
  • Gunni
  • Chotha Sang
  • Sang Numberdarah
  • Suker
  • Chariah
  • Gurah Habib
  • Lendah
  • Nadenah
  • Chak Qaim
  • Maira Pothi
  • Dakjattan
  • Mandi Bhalwal
  • Pindijattan
  • Bhumbla
  • Aurangabad
  • Pahirwal (Patan Wala)
  • Khadriala
  • Kharka
  • Simbli
  • Khohar
  • Khambi
  • Khanpur Khamb
  • Fatehpur
  • Puran
  • Gurrah Jattan
  • Bhalwal Gharbi
  • Bhowanj
  • Qasba Karyali
  • Bhag Nagar
  • Nukhian
  • Mumazpur
  • Rasheed Pur
  • Paharwal Pattan Wala
  • Kalas
  • Pindi Ajutas
  • Khal
  • Baisa Kalan (Baisa Rajgan)
  • Masoom Pur
  • Shakreela Shareef
  • Gorian
  • Hattar
  • Jaggu Head
  • Jaggu
  • Kinara Lass
  • Dandi Nazam
  • Dandi Bazar
  • Nakka Bhagali
  • Choa Rajgan
  • Phullarwan
  • Bulani
  • Pirkhana Jattian
  • Pirkhana Rajgan
  • Rajr Kalan
  • Bawali
  • Karyala
  • Gaddi Gurrah
  • Meh Kalan
  • Nai Abadi
  • Kotha Karyala
  • Gial Bala
  • Gial Zer Nothia-Qureshian
  • Balobanian
  • Qazi Baqar
  • Thoon
  • Majeed Abad
  • Rasib Colony
  • Father Colony
  • Bijli Ghar
  • Naryal
  • Khambi Mara
  • Paharian Na Dera
  • Kund
  • Chowa Mara.
  • Kastila
  • Dhoke Mureed
  • Kanyal
  • Anwar Pur (muri).


  1. ^ Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) Sarai Alamgir
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