Lahore has been the center of Punjab for about 1,000 years. Lahore is best known for its great Mughal architecture, rich cultural heritage, academic and intellectual resources. Since two centuries this city has been the center of Mughal architecture as the city was adorned with palaces, gardens, monuments and mosques. During the British rule, many monuments were built in Lahore which complimented the Mughal, Gothic and Victorian styles of architecture.
Historically, it has been proved that Lahore is about 2,000 years old.
It was named after two sons of Rama about 4,000 years ago. Hieun-tsang, the famous Chinese Pilgrim, has given a flamboyant account of Lahore city, which he visited in the7th century AD. Abu Rehan Al-Biruni, in his famous book Tarikh-e-Hind, at the time of Mahmud Gazni's attack, also mentioned Lahore in detail. Being present on the major trade and invasion route via South Asia, this city has been governed, built and looted by several of dynasties and armies.
As Lahore city is present on the Grand Trunk (GT) Road, Lahore is connected with all main cities of Pakistan by road, rail and air. You can avail several daily flights, trains and bus services connecting Lahore with Karachi, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan and dozens of other cities & towns of the Pakistan. Numerous private transport companies like Daewoo Express, Sky Ways, New Khan Road Runners, and Kohistan Bus Service etc provide regular air-conditioned bus services between Lahore and main cities of Pakistan. PIA and International Airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Uzbekistan Airways and Air India etc have their direct flights to Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore.
All sort of medical facilities are available in Lahore City.
As the temperature in summer remains high (35-50 centigrade), while winter is cold with fog in January so October and March are considered as the best months to visit Lahore.
Lahore Fort is also named as Shahi Qila is situated in north-western corner of the city of Lahore. The multicolored history of the fort is a living testimonial of the grandeur of the great Mughals, the Sikhs and the different majestic governors. The way the imperial fort is built reflects a sequence of monuments from royal leader Akbar (ruled: 1556 – 1605) to the emperor Aurangzeb (ruled: 1658 – 1707).
The Badshahi Mosque is found across the courtyard from Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort. This Mosque is made up of entirely red sandstone by Emperor Aurangzeb, the last from the Mughal dynasty in a short period of two and-a-half years. It has a beautiful gate-way and a vast courtyard for this reason it is said to be the biggest mosque courtyard in the world for outdoor prayers.
The welled city of Lahore has observed many noteworthy eras, dynasties and hordes. Narrow lanes of the old city still show the traces of the Lahore’s magnificent past. Many striking structures that are still standing tall show the testimony of the magnificence of the long gone period. Among these structures 13 gates of Lahore are worth mentioning. For protection point of view a 9 meter high wall was built around the old Lahore city for this reason this is known as Andron Lahore City or welled city Lahore. The 13 were constructed gates wood and iron, bricks and other materials, name of these gates are;
The Shalimar Gardens is sometimes pronounced as Shalamar Gardens, was created by Mughals. This Mughal garden complex is located in Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The garden dates back the times when the Mughal realm was at its creative and artistic peak, and now this Mughal garden complex is one of Pakistan's most attractive tourist destinations in Lahore. UNESCO has declared Shalimar Gardens in its World Heritage Site for its exceptional architecture and significance in history.
Location: Shalamar Chowk، G. T. Road, Shalamar Town, Lahore, Punjab 54000
Hours: Closes 6 PM
Phone: 0312 4856085
The Lahore Museum is Pakistan’s most visited and highly regarded museum because of its unique galleries and collections. If you want to learn interesting facts about the history and civilization of Pakistan visiting Lahore Museum is a worthy option. This museum was built back in 18th century and consists of 20 galleries which are full of precious Qurans, historic artifacts (related to Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilizations), Islamic artwork, ancient coins, ages old stamps, manuscripts, contemporary paintings, pre and protohistoric collections, Gandhara art collections, Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina collections.
A trip to Lahore would be incomplete without visiting Attari-Wahga or Wahga. It is a small village and border crossing station situated in Wahga zone (Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan). This place is famous for its daily evening flag lowering ceremony practised by the military of both neighbouring countries India and Pakistan. The cheering crowd and the drill on both sides of the borderline is something that fills tourists’ heart with patriotism. This place also serves as a railway station and a transit for transmitting goods between Pakistan and India.
It would be true if I say Minar-e-Pakistan is the identity of Pakistan because this monument is the perfect depiction of the ideology of Pakistan as perceived at the conception of Pakistan. On the other hand, it is a true representation of the patriotic sentiments of Pakistani people as well. It was built during the 1960s, at a place where Pakistan Resolution (on 23rd of March, 1940) was passed by the All-India Muslim League.
Location: It is situated in the well-known Iqbal Park of Lahore.
If you love visiting historic places, Masjid Wazir Khan is another historic place to visit in Lahore, Pakistan. Mosque Wazir Khan is a true representation of Mughal and Indo-Islamic architecture in Lahore. This mosque was built in the 17th century in the era of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The Qashani tile work, calligraphy (in blue and green colour), floral patterns and colourful tile mosaic make it the most ornately decorated mosque in the region.
Address: Shahi Guzargah، Dabbi Bazar, Chota Mufti Baqar Walled City, Lahore, Punjab 54000
Dome height (inner): 32 feet (9.8 meters)
The Moor is located in Lahore. Experience the rich culture of taste and hospitality here with an array of cuisines and exemplary settings this restaurant can satisfy all your food temptations. This eatery is an excellent choice for families, tourists and business meetups looking for a relishing breakfast, lunch or dinner. Guests at this beanery can savor various types of foods from continental, Chinese, Italian, and Pakistani to vegetarian. Visitors and guests feel satisfied with this restaurant in terms of ambiance, location, service, food quality and value as compared to other restaurants in the Lahore.
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