Visit Guide to Saidpur Village

Saidpur, famous for its pottery, is part of Islamabad today. It is located off the Hill Road to the east of Daman-e-Koh. Sultan Said Khan son of Sultan Sarang Khan founded Saidpur. He gave his daughter in marriage to Mughal Prince Saleem who later became Emperor Jehangir. The Village has been preserved as heritage of Islamabad.

Getting There

By Driving Car or having Taxi/Van

What to Expect

Saidpur Village is home to a small 16th century temple called “Rama Mandir” or “Ram Kund Temple”, dedicated to Hindu God Rama who Hindus believe lived in the area with his family during 14 years of their exile.


According to official records dating back to 1893, a fair was held each year at a pond near the site called “Ram Kund” to commemorate that Ram and his family had once sipped water from it. For centuries, Hindus have travelled far and wide to worship at the temple, staying in an adjoining dharamshala (rest house for pilgrims). However, all the idols have now been removed.