The area comprising Ayub National Park was previously known as ¡®Topi Rakh¡¯. In Urdu
language, the words ¡®Toop¡¯ represent the English word ¡®Gun¡¯ and ¡®Rakh¡¯
means ¡®Reserve Forest¡¯. The Urdu language word ¡®Topi¡¯ is derived
from the Urdu word ¡®Toop¡¯. ¡®Topi¡¯ was a small village in a ¡®Rakh¡¯ in the
present location of Gulistan Colony. In 2007, when a multi-purpose auditorium was
constructed in Ayub National Park, it was appropriately named ¡®Topi Rakh Auditorium¡¯
thus preserving the heritage of the area.
Topi Rakh Auditorium referred to as ¡®TRA¡¯, is an integral concern of Army Heritage Foundation located within the premises of Ayub National Park, Rawalpindi, and is situated adjacent to Jhelum Road. The auditorium comprises a hall and two Lawns.The capacity of hall is 450 persons whereas, the bigger lawn can accomodate 450 person and the other lawn 200 person.Topi Rakh Auditorium is idealy suited for functions such as wedding ceremonies, ¡®mehndi¡¯ and walima receptions, students¡¯ examinations, convocations, seminars, and corporate get-togethers. The auditorium has its exclusive and secure paved car parking with 18' wide road traffic ciruit via drop lane, which is sufficient to accomodate the cars of both indoor / outdoor function's guests.