September 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm #70
We often get the question on the places to Visit in Lahore. Below are the list that we have complied as the must see in Lahore. Some of them require permits / entrance fee’s while others are free to enter.
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore
Badshahi mosque is the biggest and most famous mosque in Pakistan (Lahore), with up to 100,000 space of prayers. It was built in 1671 by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the last of the Mughal rule. The mosque is close to Fort Royal. For information purposes only, Aurangzeb was the son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal (Agra). The mosque is truly breathtaking and there is the Mausoleum of famous poet and philosopher of Indo-Pak Allama Iqbal.
Wagha Border, Lahore
Wagah Border is located on Grand Trunk Road which join the Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan. It’s a well known place all over Pakistan. Wagah is name of village which was divided in 1947 after partition. Today half part is in India and half is in Pakistan. Many people daily visit Wagah Border to watch soldiers parade and flag lowering ceremony on every evening between border security forces of India and Pakistan. Wagah Border ceremony having great heart touching moments and increase heart beats of everyone with love for their country.
Address: Located on Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan
Anarkali’s Tomb, Lahore
Anarkali Tomb is located on area of Punjab Secretariat in Lahore and now houses the office of vital records Punjab. Previously, it was transformed into a Christian church by the British invasion. It’s a beautiful garden and near to Anarkali Bazar (market). Many people say Anarkali tomb is here which was buried live on order of Mughal emperor Akbar in two walls.
Address: Lower Mall Road Punjab Secretrariat Lahore Pakistan
Gulabi Bagh(Garden), Lahore
The Gulabi Bagh (rose garden) was built in 1655 by a Persian noble, Mirza Sultan Beg who was Admiral of the Fleet under the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Gulabi Bagh garden is located on main GT Road near this Gulabi Bagh garden there was a Shalimar Gardens and the Engineering University of Lahore. Many foreigners and people from all over the country visit this park daily with their families. It’s a great place for history lovers.
Address: GT Road Lahore, Pakistan
Hiran Minar, Lahore
Hiran Minar is a famous place located on distance of 43km northwest from Lahore and 9km from Sheikhupura. It’s a beautiful 100 foot high Tower named as Hiran Minar means (Deer Tower). The structure consists on large water tank with pavilion which is now main entrance. This minar (tower) was built by Emperor Jahangir in 1606 for a beloved antelope. Hiran Minar is also called a royal hunting ground. Many people daily visit this place for enjoying and boating.
Address: Loacated on Area Around Shiekhupura and About 19 Miles from Lahore, Pakistan
Jallo park, Lahore
Lahore having some great picnic spots Like Jallo park which is one of the famous and beautiful place, located in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan. This park was build in 1978 contain number of birds, such as species of pheasants and parrots. Jallo Park gives great amusements and facilities for all family such as forest research centre, wildlife breeding center, sports complex, swimming pool, and boating lake.
Address: Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan
Jehangir´s Tomb, Lahore
Jehangir´s Tomb is a famous place where the grave and the gardens surrounding of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-1627) in Shahdara in the 1870′s. It’s a beautiful place which built as a mugal garden on right bank of the Ravi River. Jehangir´s Tomb is in one of the greatest Architectural Projects of Pakistan. The red sandstone is used in construction of this tomb. Anyone who visit Lahore city must see this beautiful place, there interior walls are covered with colorful murals floral mausoleum.
Address: Shahdara Lahore
Lahore Art Gallery, Lahore
Lahore Art Gallery is placed at Alhamra Cultural Complex in Lahore. It’s a center place having true spirit of art and culture. It’s famous among tourist around the country and art lovers around the world. They having an amphitheater flooded Punjab arts and crafts Museum. Lahore Art Gallery is also famous for arts and cultural events or performing arts classes.
Address: Alhamra Cultural Complex, Gaddafi Stadium, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.
Lahore Museum, Lahore
Lahore Museum is located on Mall Road and it was started in 1894. It’s one of the most famous museums in South Asia because of the immensity of his compilation. The museum houses the Indus civilization, Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa monuments. The components are ceramics, jewelry, weapons, and textiles. Lahore Museum is also conservative Mughal and Sikh rule and fragments of the period that led to the partition.
Address: The Mall, Lahore, Pakistan
Lahore Zoo , Lahore
Lahore Zoo was recognized in 1872. It’s located on the Mall road Lahore it’s very popular in public, who often bring their children to enjoy the view of various animals. Its most famous resident is the elephant “Suzi”. Lahore zoo is biggest zoo of country it’s the main center of attention for thousands of kids living in Lahore and in different cites Pakistan.
Address: Mall Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Masjid Wazir Khan, Lahore
Wazir Khan Masjid (Mosque) is a beautiful famous place for its decoration and tile work. This masjid (mosque) was built in 1634 by Hakim Ali-ud-din also known as Wazir Khan. This mosque was created with traditional Mughal floral design and their material is tile-like brick. It’s having great paintings inside and outside of majid (mosque), there minar(tower) height is about 100 feet. There are pigeons flying over the Masjid Wazir Khan which gives a great look.
Address: Located on Old Lahore City and Outside the Walls of the Lahore Fort, Pakistan
Minar-e-Pakistan is a famous placed located in Iqbal Park Lahore, Pakistan. It’s created in memorial of the Pakistan Resolution. The minaret shows a combination of Mughal and modern architecture. Minar-e-Pakistan was built where in March 23, 1940 Pakistan Resolutions was passed by Muslim League. This was the first official statement giving for establish a separate homeland for Muslims living in Southeast Asia. It attracts all people living in Pakistan, as well as many people come around the Lahore city with their children’s and history students.
Address: Near the Inner city, in Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Quaid-e-Azam libray, Lahore
Quaid-e-Azam library was established in 1862, it’s located on the most famous gardens of Lahore. It was created by britishers and given a name as “Lawrance Gardens”, but now their name is Bagh-e-Jinnah (Jinnah’s Garden) this named was given after creation of Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam library is the biggest public library in Pakistan and their opening timing is 8am to 8pm.
Address: QUAID-E-AZAM LIBRARY, BAGH-E-JINNAH, THE MALL, LAHORE, PAKISTAN.
Shahi Qila Lahore Fort, Lahore
Shahi Qila is built in (1556–1605) by Mughal emperor Akbar. It’s located on the Walled City of Lahore and just in front of famous Badshahi Mosque. This project was design by UNESCO World Heritage site but there is uncertainty surrounding when it was built and by whom. Many people and tourist daily visit this park and Shahi Qila is a great place for history lovers.
Address: Fort Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore
Shakir Ali Museum Lahore was created on the sudden death of Shakir Ali in 1975 by Pakistan National Council for the Arts. The Council has developed a plan to buy a house valued teacher and painter, Shakir Ali, and turn it into a museum and a place of dynamic learning for students, teachers, artists and all those who wish to join the museum. PNCA is responsible for Shakir Ali Museum, shows and other plans.
Address: Shakir Ali Lane, 93 Tipu Block, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Phone: +92 42 9230213
Shalimar Gardens, Lahore
Shalimar Garden is situated on 3km drive from walled city on Grand Trunk Road, Lahore, Pakistan. It’s a beautiful place created on acres of area for enjoyment and relaxation. Emperor Jehangir built this beautiful place for his wife Nur Jehan, thus showing their love forever and remembrance for future lovers. The garden name was “Shalimar” which means the purest of human pleasures. The gardens are an excellent place to avoid the noise of hassle bustle of Lahore city.
Address: 3 km from the walled city, Grand Trunk Road, Near University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
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