Provincial Capital of Punjab and 2nd largest city of Pakistan is Lahore. In terms of population, it is at 16th number in the world. It is one of the most developed cities of Pakistan with modern infrastructure, transport system, educational institutions, medical facilities, shopping malls, gardens, parks, hotels, food streets and many more entertainment opportunities. Apart from these latest developments, it has a very rich history and historical importance. If you never visited Lahore and have any plan to visit it, here are some very famous places for you to visit and enjoy the real pleasure in Lahore.
World’s fifth and Pakistan’ second largest Masjid, Badshahi Masjid is in Lahore. In 1673, it was constructed by the sixth Mughal Emperor. In a rough estimation, about 40,000 peoples can offer prayer at a time here. Since 1993, it is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila)
Current Lahore Fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1556, when he made the Lahore his Capital. Before this, it was demolished and reconstructed many times. It is also known as Shahi Qila and is very near to Badshahi Masjid. The Fort shows the great expertise and capabilities of Mughals in architecture. Some other famous places are inside the Fort e.g. Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal and Naulakha pavilion etc.
Greater Iqbal Park
Great Iqbal Park is also near to Lahore Fort and Badshahi Masjid. This is a wonderful place to visit with combination of modern and historical architecture. This park is very famous historically as Pakistan Resolution was passed on 23rd March 1940 at this place by All-India Muslim League. Minar-e-Pakistan, Public monument, memorial of Pakistan Resolution is also in this park.
One of the most of peaceful natural places in Lahore is Shalimar garden. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor built this garden in 1641. The garden is expanded on about 80 acres of land & comprising of many Mughal architectural master-pieces. There are amazing fountains inside the garden made of white marble. Must visit place for nature lovers and peace seekers.
Grand Jamia Masjid
Grand Jamia Masjid is situated in Bahria Town, Lahore. It is 3rd largest Masjid of Pakistan, which was constructed in 2014. You will be amazed by its beauty i.e. combination of modern and old architecture.
If you have a family, especially children and looking for some outing and entertaining place in Lahore. Your search is over and the best and most favourite place to visit with children is Lahore Zoo. It is the biggest zoo in South Asia with about 1400 animals of different species. There are a lot of visitors throughout the year but on special occasions like Eid, most of the peoples visit with families.
Another natural and peaceful place in the city of great hustle & bustle is Jinnah garden. It is worth-visiting with family or friends and to enjoy the picnic. Inside the garden, a white beautiful building is Jinnah Library. Here you can read all type of books and make your visit more pleasant and memorable.
Masjid Wazir Khan
With its amazing tiles work, it looks like Masjid Wazir Khan has direct contrast with Shahi Qila. With glazed blue and green colour calligraphy, it presents an astonishing picture and presents itself as a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. It has a great attraction for the photographers.
At M M Alam road, restaurants serving the most delicious food are located on this beautiful road. M M Alam road is one of the main roads in Lahore city and it was named after a great fighter jet pilot Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistan Air Force. On this road from village restaurant to internationally renowned restaurants, all are available. These restaurants serve the most delicious dishes and have the greatest attraction for food-loving peoples.
There are many other great places in Lahore to visit. Another good thing is that there is a special bus service for only visitors and tourists, Sightseeing Lahore Bus Service. This bus service only takes tourists to tourist places in Lahore with very reasonable fare and high-quality service. All you need to do is make your mind and reach Lahore. We are dead sure that you will fall in love with Lahore, Pakistan.