Lahore is Pakistan’s second most prominent city and the 16th most populated city on the Earth and the capital of Punjab, Pakistan. It is considered one of the most historical cities containing the history of thousands of years. Apart from the historical places in Lahore, It is famous for its big-hearted people and delicious food.
If you have never been to Lahore before and you are planning to visit the city now, here are some of the best places to visit in Lahore.
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1. Lahore Fort
The Lahore Fort, also known as Shahi Qila is one of the most visited places by the outsiders and Lahoris themselves. Lahore fort is a work of art, built by Mahmud Ghaznavi in 11th century. Many other beautiful constructions and buildings like, halls, gardens and Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) are located within the Fort that people love to visit.
Best time to visit: Between 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
2. Badshahi Mosque
Badshahi Mosque (The Royal Mosque) is located beside Lahore Fort. This must-visit place was built by Aurangzeb in 1674. There are two ways you can enter Badshahi Mosque, one is through the main entrance gate and the other gate between Lahore Fort and the Mosque. Tomb of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the famous eastern poet is also located within the Badshahi Mosque.
Best time to visit: Between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Minaar-e-Pakistan is a monument and the most recognized place to represent Lahore and the whole country. It is located just near Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque. People come around to this tourist destination to see the architecture of the monument, which is a mix of Islamic, Mughal and Modern design.
Best time to visit: Between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
4. Gawalmandi Food Street
Visit Gawalmandi Food Street for traditional Lahori breakfast. One of the most famous food items in the Food Street is Siri Paaye along with Chacha Feekay Ki Lassi. Food Street is open day and night since Lahore is a city that never sleeps.
5. Wazir Khan Mosque
Wazir Khan Mosque is one of those mosques that are visited by people more for photography than offering prayers. The artistic structure and design of this building will make you think, it must have took decades to build this mosque but in fact, it only took 7 years to build the complete structure of the mosque during the ruling period of Shah Jahan.
Best time to visit: Between 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
6. Tomb of Jahangir
Tomb of Jahangir is one of the quite underrated places in Lahore yet the most ornamental building in Lahore. It was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir. This place was chosen later to bury him after his death in 1627. The structure has a tall tower with an extending entrance from all 4 sides.
Best time to visit: Between 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
7. Emporium Mall Lahore
Emporium Mall is the largest shopping mall in Lahore located in Johar Town, where all kinds of local and branded products are available. It is a must-visit place if you have a thing for shopping. You can get possibly anything you want. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, Emporium Mall is still quite a wonderful place to chill with your friends and family.
Best time to visit: Between 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
8. Lahore Museum
Lahore Museum is the best and most peaceful place to learn about the interesting history of Lahore, The Museum is located on Mall Road, where Governor House, Quaid-e-Azam Library, Lawrence Garden, Lahore Zoo and Pearl Continental Hotel are also located. You can also visit those places on your way.
Best time to visit: Between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
So mates, these are the 8 best places to visit in Lahore. Hope you get to visit these places soon. Keep coming back for informative articles and blog posts.