7 Best Places Tourists Must Visit in Lahore
7 Best Places Tourists Must Visit in Lahore
There’s a Punjabi saying “Jine Lahore Nai Vekhya, O Jamya-e-Ni”. If you’re a Punjabi or someone who lives in Lahore, you already know what it means. Others can go find its translation at the end of this blog after going through all the 7 amazing places every visitor and inhabitant should visit in Lahore. This blog covers places with rich history, places known for showing glimpses of modern Lahore, best places to indulge in local cuisine, and more. So, put on your reading glasses and get ready to fall in love with Lahore.
Amazing Places Visitors Shouldn’t Be Missing Out On
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The following are the places you should make sure to visit when in Lahore:
Badshahi Masjid is one of the peak attractions in Lahore. This historic masjid was established by Aurangzeb Alamgir in 1673 AD. The extraordinary red architecture was built with red bricks brought from Jaipur. Apart from the historical background this masjid has, its vastness is another thing worth mentioning. Bashahi Masjid is the 8th biggest masjid in the world and second biggest in the country.
When you visit the masjid, it is highly recommended to explore all of its corners and find remnants of history.
During the visit to the walled city of Lahore, while visiting Badshahi Masjid, make sure to visit Lahore Fort A.K.A. Shahi Qilla. A fun fact about Lahore Fort is that no one knows who laid its foundation. According to some sources, Shahab ud Din Ghauri, others say that the fort dates back even before his time. However, one thing is for sure that the current structure was laid down by emperor Jalal al-Din Muhammad Akbbar.
The fort has four beautiful sites to behold called Sheesh Mahal, Alamgiri Gate, Naulakha Pavilion built by Shah Jahan, and Moti Masjid. When you are visiting the Lahore Fort, make sure you bring a camera or a mobile phone with a good camera to capture all these amazing places in your gallery.
No matter who built the fort, Lahore Fort is a marvel of the mughal empire. It is a UNESCO protected site and a major tourist attraction.
Lahore Museum is the biggest museum of Pakistan and it is home to artifacts from the British Raj, Sikh empire, Mughal empire, and all the way to Indo-Greek civilizations. This museum was created by the British Empire during colonial rule in 1865. Its first location was where today’s Tollinton market is. Later upon Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, it was shifted to the current location of Mall Road.
If you are visiting Mall Road, it is highly advisable to spend a few hours at the museum. A museum trip especially with kids can be quite educational. Plus, a trip to the museum will help you get a more in-depth glimpse into the city of Lahore.
Minar-e-Pakistan is not just a popular tourist attraction in Lahore but is also the national monument of Pakistan. It took Minar-e-Pakistan 8 years to complete. The Minar is erected at the place where the Pakistan resolution was passed by the All India Muslim League in 1940. Iqbal Park where Minar-e-Pakistan is situated is an excellent site for family picnics. Making biryani and going to a picnic in Iqbal Park is highly recommended for a pleasant evening in Lahore.
Army Museum Lahore
If you are fond of history and your appetite for it is not satisfied after going to Lahore Fort, Badshahi Masjid, Minar-e-Pakistan, and other historical sites in Lahore, another place you should visit is the Army Museum Lahore. In contrast to Lahore Museum, Army Museum has a new building with modern architecture. You will see army tanks and combat helicopters in the courtyard.
The museum holds military equipment used through the decades dating back to the long spears and muskets. Also, there are rooms that tell a visual story of the Pakistan-India partition. If absorbing all the Army Museum Lahore gets tiring, you can grab a chair and Watch Alpha Bravo Charlie drama at one of the halls.
At a walking distance from the museum is Yadgar-e-Shuhada Chitral Lines. It is a monument where the names of the Pak Army’s martyrs are inscribed. These two are some other sites that tourists should be visiting while they are visiting Lahore.
A trip to Lahore without indulging in Lahore’s popular cuisine should be banned because it is so good. The city has many places where you can get some quality food but Food Street has become one of the must visit places of the city. You will find plenty of restaurants and food stalls in Lahore’s Food Street. One restaurant with some really amazing views is Haveli restaurant. Visiting Haveli restaurants and taking photos for Instagram has become a trend among tourists. You can join the bandwagon too by doing the same.
The best views are from the rooftop of haveli restaurant. You can see the Badshahi Masjid lit up at night in the background creating a beautiful view.
For a city so popular for its food alone, mentioning just one site for dining out is an injustice. Another place you should be visiting while you are visiting Lahore is Lakshmi Chowk. Desi cuisine from Lakshmi Chowk is arguably one of the best in the city. Nishat Cafe, Tabaq Restaurant, roadside food stalls, and multiple Butt Karahi franchises, are there. A good thing is that most of them taste amazing.
For those who love to indulge in spicy gravies and meat, Lakshmi Chowk is the place to be.
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