Okara is the capital city of Okara district, located in Punjab. The name Okara comes from the term ‘Okaan’ which was a forest before the city was built over it. The city is mostly popular for its agriculture based economy, cotton mills and cattle breed. There are various textile mills as well as dairy farms located in Okara. So, most of your favorite dairy products like cheese, is produced here. Other productions include Maize and potato.
It is commonly known as the ‘Mini Lahore’ as it has progressed from a forest to a city with many prominent developments. It lies on the southwest of Lahore and is a 100 km distance from River Ravi. There are small villages near the city where women involve in the making of toys that are as good as international quality and are exported abroad.
Okara Golf Club
People in Okara are fond of playing golf and even the tourists never miss the chance of playing the game in the Okara Golf club. Thus, it is the first recommendation from Jovago to the tourists who plan to travel to Okara. There are several golf courses in the city but the Golf Club tops them all.
Rides and Tides
Rides and Tides is an amusement park in Okara that was established in 2013 with the support of local district government. The park has water rides, theme rides and other fun activities for people of all ages. If you’re traveling with your family, this is the spot to be at.
Mitchell’s Fruit Farm
Most of us have taken a tour of the candies, chocolates and fizzy drinks factories. Okara is home to the one of the oldest factories, Mitchell’s Fruit farm that was founded in the early 1930s. Their products include jams, ketchup, fruit drinks, chocolates, candies and much more. Getting to see how these are produced would be really fascinating.
The famous eateries in the city are Heritage Restaurant Okara and Dawat Restaurant. According to customer and tourists’ reviews, these places not only have a wide variety in delicious food but also has great ambience to enjoy with friends and family.
The Okara Shopping Center is the most popular shopping place where you will find almost anything and everything, along with different food outlets. Don’t forget to buy the best quality dairy products.
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Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted by the ATM.
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The nearest airport from Okara is Faisalabad International Airport, 182 km away from the center of the Okara city.