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Lahore City

As you know Roman say all roads lead to Rome and similarly , Pakistani people say one who has not seen Lahore has yet not born.    Lahore is Pakistan’s second largest city, and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province. It is widely considered the country’s cultural capital. The heart of Lahore is the Walled or Inner City, a very densely populated area of about one square kilometre. Founded in legendary times, and a cultural centre for over a thousand years, Lahore has many attractions to keep the tourist busy. The Mughal and Sikh legacies survive in the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, the Mall is lined with colonial-gothic buildings from the British Raj, and the suburbs of Gulberg and Defence feature palatial mansions and trendy shopping districts. Foods streets of Lahore also major attraction from culinary tourism point of view.

Lahore Fort, Badshahi Masjid and Minar Pakistan Complex

There is a complex of some of the important historical buildings located in near vicinity at Lahore which can be terms as heart of Lahore.  These include Badshahi Masjid, Lahore Fort, Hazoori Garden and Minar-e-Pakistan beside a Sikh Gurdawra Dehra Sahib and Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.  A visit to Lahore shall never be complete with coming and spending considerable time here to explore the ancient history of the city.  The construction of the fort, which is citadel inside the walled city, commenced in 1566 in King Akbar’s of Delhi era. Famous parts of this fort are Armour Museum, Mughal Art Gallery, General Public Hall, Private Hall, Mirror Palace, Moti Mosque and Pictured Wall.  Badshahi Masjid is an iconic landmark of Lahore. It was built by Mughal Emperor Jehanzeb in 1671.   Hazoori Bagh is located between  main gates of the Fort and the Masjid.   Minar-e-Pakistan   is a national monument located in Lahore, Pakistan.    The tower was built between 1960 and 1968 on the site where the All-India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution on 23 March 1940 demanding Pakistan as separate homeland for the Muslims of Sub-Continent. The tower reflects a blend of Mughal/Islamic and modern architecture. This complex of historical building is a must-see place for all tourists coming to Lahore.

Lahore Museum 

Lahore Museum is, a majestic red-brick building blends the old tradition of Mughal architecture, located on Mall Road.  It is one of the best places to learn about the fascinating history of Pakistan as well as region. This museum was built in the 18th century during British Raj, and contains artifacts from the times of the civilization of Mohenjodaro and Harrapa to the present day. It has about 20 galleries which exhibit different priceless Qurans, paintings, Gandharan sculpture, carpets, manuscripts, miniature paintings, rare manuscripts, old coins, Islamic artworks and many other such artifacts.  There is also a photo gallery dedicated to the emergence of Pakistan as an independent state, the Pakistan Movement Gallery.  These collections attract research scholars, students and tourists from all over the world and constitute a unique cross-section of the cultural history of the Subcontinent. It is a worth visiting place for anyone coming to Lahore. 

Entry ticket price of the Museum is Rs.400 for tourists. 

Lahore is famous for its food as cuisine is in its tradition, culture, and roots.   There are many food streets establish at Lahore.  One of the most cherish food street is located at  M M Alam Road that runs from the Mini Market to Hussain Chowk and surroundings. This major road was named after Air Commodore Muhammad Mahmood Alam, an officer of Pakistan Air Force, who emerged as was hero in 1965 Indo-Pak War.   Some of the most famous restaurants or their branches are located on this beautifully designed road is one of the major reasons for visiting this area. From Village Restaurant to Jammin Java Café to Pompei to Burger King, there are many restaurants to impress any foodie.  

Gawalmandi Food Street is considered the oldest food street in Lahore as its history of  dates back to the pre-partition era as it was one of the first settlements outside the Walled City.  Some of the most popular food items available in the area include fried fish, hareesa, barbecue and classic nankhatai.  All of these are considered traditional specialties of Lahore.   Given its long history and high-quality food, this food street has always been particularly famous among locals and tourists alike.

This food street in Lahore near Badshahi Mosque has become one of the most famous tourist destinations in the city, as travelers from all across the world flock to this place to feast on some of the most delicious desi food while enjoying stunning views of the city.

A relatively new Food Street is located near Lahore Fort located inside Taxali Gate of old walled city exhibiting a perfect expression of cultural heritage of Lahore city.  With modern restaurants set inside old re-painted buildings filled with almost a century-old artwork, statues and antiques, this unique food street offers visitors a truly exceptional experience. Tourists can also take a look at the remains of old churches and temples in the area. At night, the rooftop restaurants on Fort Road Food Street offer enchanting views of the stunning Badshahi Mosque and Lahore Fort along with the city’s impressive skyline. The captivating environment along with delicious food is bound to make one’s visit to this food street quite unforgettable.

Wagah Border Ceremony

 A trip to Lahore will remain incomplete without a trip to Wagah “border flag lowering and gate closing ceremony” being held every evening close to sun set.  This place marks the entry or exit point on the border between Pakistan and India and a place where each evening both Pakistani and Indian sides gear up for a ceremonial border extravaganza with full military and civilian honours for the “lowering of the flags”.  Large number of tourists comes to this place to witness this unique and amazing military drill which is being done daily since 1959.    The once and sometimes still warring nations, basically try to outdo each other’s performances.   The Pop Music, booming loud speaker slogans and cheering crowd on both sides create an unparalleled state of euphoria in all present at the scene.    It is an event which every one visiting Lahore should experience before leaving the city of Lahore.  Anyone who wishes to reach without hassle and grabs a better seat needs to reach Wagah Border at least 2 hours before the the sun set.