Best things to do in Lahore
Find out more about those top places in Lahore
Lahore, the largest city and the capital of Pakistan’s province Punjab is the city of culture and history. The city has many historical places which increase the beauty of the city. These historical places mostly include the beautiful and amazing buildings built by the Mughals during their reign in subcontinent and many of these buildings are preserved perfectly to the present day and attract many tourists from all over the world. The great and well-known Badshahi Masjid built by Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor, is one of the top historical places to visit in Lahore. The Mughals gave Lahore not only the breathtaking historical buildings but also some beautiful gardens, known as Shalimar Gardens. It won’t be wrong to say that a trip to Lahore is incomplete without visiting these exceptional historical places. Beyond the Mughal architecture, Lahore offers some very delicious food. The beauty of this wonderful and fabulous city lies not only in the historical places but also the way it has been magnificently developed in past few years. If you are someone who loves historical places and culture, Lahore is definitely the city for you.
Badshahi Mosque was built in Mughal era by the mughal emperor Aurangzeb and it is the second largest mosque of the country. Its exquisite architecture has made it one of the most popular tourists places to visit in Lahore and in punjab. You will be mesmerized by the elegance and beauty of this mosque once you visit it.
Shalimar gardens also called Shalamar gardens are another hidden gem built by the Mughals and are among the top tourists destinations in Lahore. If you are a nature lover and looking for a place in Lahore where you can enjoy nature then you should definitely visit Shalimar gardens. The gardens have around 410 fountains and different types of trees and flowerbeds which greatly increases the beauty of the gardens and that’s not all, the constructional artwork of the gardens will surely take your breath away.
Lahore fort also known by the name Shahi Qila was also built by a Mughal emperor and is among the most visited historical places in Lahore. The fort has twenty one buildings, one of them called Naulakha Pavilion made of white marble is a gorgeous sight. An interesting fact about the fort is that it is located in front of Badshahi Mosque, which means that if you are planning to visit Badshahi mosque you can also visit Lahore fort.
The Lahore museum was built during the British reign in subcontinent. It is believed that Pakistan’s oldest and largest collection of the artifacts are found in this museum. In addition to this, the museum also contains modern art and paintings.
If you are a food lover, the food street is a paradise for you. It is located on fort road and is near Badshahi mosque and Lahore fort, which is a huge plus. The food street offers a great variety of food including delicious local food. You can enjoy food in food street with the beautiful view of Badshahi Mosque.