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Historical Places

Many sights in Lahore go back to the times of the Mughal Emperors.

Lahore has its own Red Fort, one of the biggest Mosques in the subcontinent and some beautiful gardens like Mughal's Shalimar Garden and British Lawrence Garden .

Places worth seeing are Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and mausoleum of Emperor Jahanigir.Another major place worth visiting is the famous Lahore Museum

Here is a list of a few important places with their detials.

  • Walled City:
Also known as the Old City, is the section of Lahore that was fortified by a city wall during the Mughal era. The wall had 13 gates, and much of the wall remains intact today.

  • The Mall:
Historically a key city road, has many buildings from Mughal era and British Rule.Details..

  • Chauburji:
Chauburji has remains of an extensive garden known to have existed in Mughal times. Today, Chauburji is also known for its big bustling markets.

  • Hiran Minar:
Just north of Sheikhupura town (on the outskirts of Lahore) lies a hunting complex known as the Hiran Minar. Hunting grounds were an important part of the physical environment of Mughal emperors, and the Hiran Minar is one of the best known and most beautiful of such sites.Details..

  • Lahre Fort
It cannot be said with certainty when the Lahore Fort was originally constructed or by whom, since this information is lost to history, possibly forever. However, evidence found in archaeological digs, gives strong indications, that it was built, long before 1025 A.D. Details..

  • Iqbal Park

Iqbal Park is a park in Lahore, and a National Park of Pakistan, which was built solely for one purpose - provide a setting for the display of the Minar-e-Pakistan.

  • Lawrence Garden

Bagh-e-Jinnah is a historical garden in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. It was formerly known as Lawrence Gardens. It is a botanical garden but also serves as an entertainment venue with an open-air theatre, mosque, library, restaurant, tennis courts and the Gymkhana Cricket Ground. It is located on Lawrence Road next to Lahore Zoo, directly across from the Governor's House on The Mall.

  • Shalimar Gardens

The Shalimar Gardens are located along the Grand Trunk Road some 5 kilometers northeast of the main Lahore city. The Shalimar Gardens, sometimes written Shalamar Gardens, were built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Lahore, Pakistan. Construction began in 1641 A.D. (1051 A.H.) and was completed the following year. The project management was carried out under the superintendence of Khalilullah Khan, a noble of Shah Jahan's court, in cooperation with Ali Mardan Khan and Mulla Alaul Maulk Tuni. Details..

  • Badshahi Mosque
The Badshahi Mosque, or the 'Emperor's Mosque, was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan. It is one of the city's best known landmarks.Details..

  • Minar-e-Pakistan
The Minar-e-Pakistan is a tall concrete unique minaret in Iqbal Park in Lahore. Its height is about 60 meters. Details..

  • Lahore Museum

Lahore Museum was established in 1984 in Lahore, Pakistan, and is one of the major museums of South Asia. Lahore Museum is also known as Central Museum, and is located on The Mall.Lahore Museum has thousand of vey rare motifs, pottery, jewelry coins statutes from pre historic Harrappa civilization to Buddhist period. Details..

  • Data Darbar

Complex where Hazrat Syed Abul Hassan ibn Usman ibn Ali Al-Hajweri, the famous Sufi saint of South Asia, is buried. Complex includes Hajveri Mosque, built in pre-Mughal era. Details

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