Lahore’s Historic Sites For 1st Time Pakistan Visitors!
Badshahi Mosque: a Mughal era mosque in Lahore, ordered by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb between 1671 & 1673. An iconic sight representing Mughal history.
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Lahore Fort: notable for having been almost entirely rebuilt in the 17th century, when the Mughal Empire was at the height of its splendour.
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Sheesh Mahal - Palace of Mirrors: the ornate white marble pavilion is inlaid with pietra dura and mirror work of the finest quality.
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The Lahore Museum: opened in 1894 at its current location on “The Mall”, Lahore Museum is Pakistan’s most visited and famous museum.
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Shalimar Bagh: the gardens date from the period when the Mughal Empire was at its artistic & aesthetic zenith. It was laid out as a Persian Paradise.
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Tomb of Jahangir: a 17th century mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. It dates from 1637, and is along the banks of River Ravi.
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Wazir Khan Mosque: completed in 1641, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. It was commissioned during Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan’s reign.
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Minar-e-Pakistan: a majestic tower signifying the birth of Pakistan. It was here that the historic All-India Muslim league session was held in 1940.
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Gawal Mandi (Lahore’s Food Street): located in the main city, it is regarded as a historic and cultural hub of Lahore. The Food Street here is divine!
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Gawal Mandi is made up of two words; “gawala” which means milkman and “mandi” which means market. Needless to say, it was a milk market in old times!
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