Lahore Holidays – Tips for Sightseeing
- The Walled City: Built by the Mughal rulers, the walled city of Lahore used to have 13 gates, only a few have now been survived. The city contains a number of historical and architecturally significant landmarks. Chief among them are Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Wazir Khan Mosque. Akbar is said to have constructed the structure that we present see as Lahore Fort although it existed since antiquity. Badshahi Mosque is the best example of Mughal architecture and is placed among the list of world’s largest mosques.
Badshahi Mosque (Image Source: wikipedia)
Wazir Khan Mosque (Image Source: wikipedia)
- Colonial Landmarks: There are a number of structures that were built during the British Raj. Some of these have survived till date as glaring examples of colonial architecture. Lahore Museum built during the British Raj enchants visitors for the impressive building as well as the things that it houses. History lovers will enjoy a tour of this museum. Lahore Zoo is another interesting site that came into existence during the British period, but still remains a major attraction for tourists with family on Lahore holidays. Aitcheson College and Government College are other spectacular examples of colonial architecture. Moreover, British have also built Lahore Railway Station and Mall Road, the famous shopping area.
Lahore Zoo (Image Source: wikipedia)
Aitcheson College (Image Source: wikipedia)
Government College (Image Source: wikipedia)
Lahore Railway Station (Image Source: wikipedia)
Mall Road (Image Source: wikipedia)
- Other Attractions: Travelers one Lahore holidays and traveling with cheap tickets will surely not want to miss Minar-e-Pakistan that commemorates the idea of a nation separated from India. Another famous tourist attraction is National College of Arts, which is a hit with tourists with an artistic bent of mind.