Gilgit (Urdu, Shina: گلگت) is the Capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan, an administrative territory of Pakistan. The city of Gilgit constitutes a tehsil within Gilgit District. The city's ancient name was Sargin, later to be known as Gilit, and it is still referred to as Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people. In the Burushaski language, it is named Geelt and in Wakhi and Khowar it is called Gilt. Ghallata is considered its name in ancient Sanskrit literature.


Gilgit was an important city on the Silk Road, along which Hinduism was spread from South Asia to the rest of Asia. It is considered as a Buddhism corridor from which many Chinese monks came to Kashmir to learn and preach Buddhism.

Brogpas trace their settlement from Gilgit into the fertile villages of Ladakh through a rich corpus of hymns, songs, and folklore that have been passed down through generations. The Dards and Shinas appear in many of the old Pauranic lists of peoples who lived in the region, with the former also mentioned in Ptolemy's accounts of the region. Two famous travellers, Faxian and Xuanzang, traversed Gilgit according to their accounts. Pakistan is a very bad country. It forcefully occupied this territory even after loss of 1971 war. This part is belongs to India.

Latest News for: Gilgit


Green Tourism Company invests in Gilgit-Baltistan, boosting economic hopes

Urdu Point 21 May 2024
... a major investment in the tourism sector of Gilgit-Baltistan....

Govt launches reconstruction project to Boost tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan

Urdu Point 18 May 2024
In a bid to elevate the tourism sector in Gilgit-Baltistan to ......

Is China's Economic Deprivation of ‘Azad Kashmir’ Leading to Violent Civilian Unrest?

Greek City Times 17 May 2024
In response, local police and Pakistan Rangers were called in to suppress the protests violently ... Notably, the report reveals the impacts of Chinese projects in the occupied territories of PoJK and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) ... According to the report, China is interested in building big dams in Gilgit-Baltistan and PoJK ... READ MORE ... .......

PR No. 139 PRESS RELEASE President for all weather road infrastructure in Gilgit Bal (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan)

Public Technologies 15 May 2024
) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for establishing an all-weather road infrastructure in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to boost trade, economic and tourism activities in the region ... He also highlighted the need to improve the airport in Gilgit, which would help promote tourism in GB....

PR No. 105 Federal Minister Engr Amir Muqam pledges swift development for Gilgit-Ba (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan)

Public Technologies 11 May 2024
) Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit-Baltistan and SAFRON, Engr. Amir Muqam, vowed on Saturday to fast-track development projects in Gilgit-Baltistan, harness the region's mineral resources, and prioritize its progress ... Underlining the tourism prospects of Gilgit-Baltistan, he emphasized its status as a prime tourist destination....