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Lahore City

Shalimar Garden: 5km east of the old city, are the famous Shalimar Gardens, laid out by the Mughul Emperor Shah Jehan in 1642 AD. Shalimar Garden have the privilege of being the venue of all-important State receptions.

Flag Ceremony at Wagha: Wagha is the only land border open between Pakistan and India. The check post is about 30km from Lahore. A daily flag-lowering ceremony is simultaneously held on the Pakistani and Indian sides at sunset.

Lahore Fort: a major part of Royal Fort was constructed around 1566 by the Mughul emperor Akabr the Great, on the remains of an old mud fort, dating back to 10th century AD. Every succeed Mughul Emperor, as well as Sikh and the British, added a pavilion, place or wall to the fort. Emperor Jahangir extended the gardens and constructed the places in Jehangir’s Quadrangle, while Shah Jahan added Diwan-e-Khas, Moti Masjid and his sleeping chambers. Aurangzeb build the impressive main gate. The famous Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace) is in the northwest corner of the fort.

Badshahi Mosque: The mosque was build by the emperor Aurangzeb, the last of the great Mughul, in 1974. it has beautiful gateway, measuring 21.33 meters in length and is build up entirely of red sandstone. The courtyards measure 161.5mx160.60 meters, the largest mosque courtyard in the world for outdoor prayers. The marble dome covers 7 chambers. Four minarets stand at the four corners of the mosque, each with an outer circumference of 20 meters, soaring up to 54 meters.

Mausoleum of Emperor Jahangir: it lies 5km northwest of Lahore across the river Ravi. The mausoleum has majestic structure made of red sandstone and marble. A perfect stetting with typical Mughul garden, speaks volumes about its design and architecture. Queen Noor Jahan and emperor’s son. Shah Jehan build the tomb around 1637. in a courtyard next to Jehangir’s tomb, lie buried his brother in law, Asif Jah, father of queen Arjumad Bano.

Noor Jehan’s Tomb: The empress Noor Jehan, “light of the world” was the only empress whose name appeared on the coins of the Mughul Empire. She was buried in 1645 at Shahdara, near Jahangir’s Mausoleum.

Lahore Museum: Situated opposite the old University Hall, it is Mughul style building on the Shahrah-e-Quid-i-Azam. The museum contains the finest specimens of Mughul and Sikh doorways and woodwork, and has big collection of paintings dated back to Indo-Pakistan, Mughul, Sikh and British times.

The Old City: In the Mughul days the old city was surrounded by a nine meter high brick wall. A circular road around the rampart gave access to the city through 13 gates. Some of these gates are still preserved. In the Bazaar of the old city, one still comes across the tiny shops where craftsmen can be seen busy turning out masterpieces in copper, brass, silver, as well as textiles in traditional fashion.

Wazir Khan Mosque: Situated in the old part of town, it is the most beautiful mosque of South Asia. The mosque was build in 1683 by Hakim Wazir Khan, a minister to Shah Jehan. It is a marvelous specimen of arabesque painting and work.

The Golden Mosque: Situated in the Kashmiri Bazaar, it is remarkably beautiful mosque with three golden domes.

Shrines of Data Sahib: Situated close to the lower mall and the circular road outside Bhaiti Gate.

Anarkali Bazaar: Is the most fascinating of the city’s many bazaars. The alleys and lanes of Anarkali are full of exciting wares, especially crafts like leather ware, embroidered garments, glass bangles, beaten gold and silver jewelers etc.

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