Lahore is one of the major cities located in northern Pakistan. The city used to be the capital of the Mughal empire and has quite a few historical buildings. The city is home to a huge mosque, as well as UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens. The city is counted as one of the megacities in South Asia.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : Badshahi Mosque
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : Lahore Fort
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : Lahore Museum
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Shalamar Gardens
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : Anarkali Bazaar
- Sightseeing Spot 6 : Emporium Mall
- Sightseeing Spot 7 : Minar-e-Pakistan
Lahore is located in northern Pakistan.
Lahore has been ruled by many dynasties since around the Middle Ages. The city was destroyed by the Mongol Empire in 1241 and by the Timurids in 1398. Later, the Mughal emperor Akbar built the Lahore Fort in this city. Since this city was under the rule of the Mughal Empire for a long time and was also the capital of the city, many legacies remain.
Lahore belongs to a steppe climate. Temperatures range from 5°C to 40°C throughout the year.
Many languages are used in Pakistan. English, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Kowar, etc.
Lahore is relatively stable due to increased surveillance by the security services, but it is a place prone to terrorism. The border with India is close, so a little vigilance is required.
Lahore is a city where tourists come from all over the world because it has many historical buildings, partly due to the Mughal Empire. The tourism industry is thriving.
60% of Pakistanis are Punjabis, and the rest are Sindhis, Pashtuns and Kalashes.
Pakistan is mostly Muslim. Others are Hindus and Christians.
The Pakistani Rupee is used.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Badshahi Mosque
A mosque built by Aurangzeb, the 6th ruler of the Mughal Empire. It is a majestic mosque with brick color as the base color, and a large number of believers gather in the central square.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Lahore Fort
A representative tourist attraction of Lahore, which is also registered as a World Heritage Site. Lahore Fort has gardens and Sheesh Mahal, the Queen’s palace. The grounds are large and it takes time to see everything.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Lahore Museum
Opened in 1894, the museum is the oldest of Pakistan’s museums. There are 17 galleries displaying collections from the Stone Age to the 20th century.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Shalamar Gardens
Shalimar Gardens is a World Heritage Site. It is a beautiful rectangular Persian fountain garden built in 1642 by Emperor Shah Jahan on the outskirts of Lahore.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Anarkali Bazaar
This is where you can go shopping in Lahore. It sells a wide variety of items, from daily necessities to souvenirs, and is always bustling with people. One of the most famous market in Lahore.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : Emporium Mall
A huge shopping mall in Lahore. Parking is available and restrooms are very clean. The mall is very big and has a variety of shops ranging from household goods to groceries.
Sightseeing Spot 7 : Minar-e-Pakistan
The tower is the symbol of Lahore. It is lit up at night and is very beautiful. It is also the place where the Pakistan Movement started in 1940.
Lahore has plenty of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Allama Iqbal International Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.