Built, damaged, rebuilt and restored several times before being given its current form by Emperor Akbar in 1566 (when he made Lahore his capital), the Lahore Fort is the star attraction of the Old City.
Do make sure not to go there too late in the evening as museums may shut before sunset.
This grand monument has a state of the art architecture and the attention to detail will surely leave you breathless. Tour guides can be hired right there for hardly any money (Rs 200) and it is our number one MUST VISIT places of Lahore.
Tomb of Jahangir is an eye-catching place. It was built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. His son Shah Jahan built the mausoleum after ten years of his father’s death. The Tomb contains four 30 meters high Minarets.
The white marble of the mausoleum of Jahangir is beautified with floral marble inlay and consists of an arcaded platform or takhgah that measures 84-square-meters in area. There is an octagonal minaret, rising in five segments, erected on each corner of the mausoleum. Chevrons of pink and white marble have been used to adorn the shaft of the minarets, each of which is crowned with a domed kiosk.
It covers an area of 55 acres. It has been laid-out in pattern of classical Charbagh that consists of bisecting perpendicular paths.
Whether you are interested in history or not, a visit to the tomb will completely mesmerize you.
Badshahi Mosque was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan. It is one of the city’s best known landmarks and a major tourist attraction epitomizing the beauty and grandeur of the Mughal era.
Capable of accommodating around 55,000 worshippers, this mosque is the second largest mosque in Pakistan, after the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad.
Like the character of its founder, the mosque is bold, vast and majestic in its expression. It was the largest mosque in the world for a long time. The interior has rich embellishment in stucco tracery (Manwatkar) and paneling with a fresco touch, all in bold relief, as well as marble inlay. The embellishment has Indo-Greek, Central Asian and Indian architectural influence both in technique and motifs.
Since it is located adjacent to the famous Lahore Fort, so one can visit both these monuments in one-go. Rest assured, it will be a breathtaking experience!
Shalimar Garden Lahore is another master piece of the Mughal Architecture. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got it constructed in 1641 AD.
Its striking Mughal work attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists every year from around the world.
The beautiful Shalimar Gardens are divided into three parts on different levels. Be ready to exercise your walk as the entire garden with its tanks, fountains and flower beds cover an area of 80 acres.
Best spot in town for picnics and children who want to run here and there aimlessly!
Minar-e-Pakistan is one of the most popular and a must-visit tourist attractions in Lahore. It is constructed of reinforced concrete, with the floors and walls rendered in stone and marble.
The Minar-e-Pakistan has been erected as a monument in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution in Iqbal Park. This was the first official declaration to establish a separate homeland for the Muslims living in the subcontinent, on March 23, 1940. The government and people of Pakistan now celebrate this day as Pakistan Day, a national holiday, each year.
The Minar is a blend of Mughal and modern architecture. It bears a bold design. The base platform is shaped like a five-pointed star, and it encloses crescent shaped pools. The tower rises about 62 meters on the base, the total height of the minar is about 70 meters above the ground. The unfolding petals of the flower-like base are 9 meters high. The diameter of the tower is about 9.75 meters. The rostrum is built of patterned tiles, and faces Badshahi Mosque.