is a town and an important archaeological site in the
Rawalpindi District of the Punjab province in Pakistan. Taxila is situated
about 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Islamabad Capital Territory and
Rawalpindi in Panjab; just off the Grand Trunk Road. Taxila lies 549 metres
(1,801 ft) above sea level. It was a part of India before Pakistan came
into being after it divided from India.
The city dates back to the Gandhara period and contains the
ruins of the Gandhāran city of Tak