Punjab is Pakistan's second-largest province by area, after Balochistan, and its most populous province, with an estimated population of 110,012,442 as of 2017.
There are so many attractions that lie in Punjab Pakistan. some of them we have covered in our article.
Shalimar Gardens is located close to Baghbanpura on the GT road which is in the northeast direction at a distance of 5KM from the city center of Lahore.
Lahore is famously known as the city of gardens as you will see a number of eye-catching gardens in this historic city. Some of the gardens are newly constructed but the main beauty of the city is with its historic gardens which are still well maintained and give a charismatic visual appeal to the visitors. The historic Shalimar Garden is one top tourist attraction in the city which has historic relevance. It is also famously known as the ‘Shalamar Gardens’. The gardens are part of the Mughal era which was completed in a record time of 1 year in 1642. The credit of the place goes to the then Emperor Shah Jahan who was known for his love for nature and construction. This extreme collage of nature and constructional artwork was accomplished under the project management of Khalilullah Khan who was a renowned noble of the Emperor’s court. Shalimar name meaning is still an unresolved mystery as the historians are yet to confirm that whether it came from Arabic or the Persian origin.
Wazir Khan Mosque
The Wazir Khan mosque is one amazing piece of artwork which is appreciated for its incredibly awesome faience tile work. It is located in the city of Lahore and is famously called as the ‘mole on the cheek of Lahore.
Tomb of Jahangir
The tomb is located on the outskirts of Lahore in a place called Shahdara.
The place was chosen for his tomb because Jahangir along with his wife Nur Jahan was in love with the place at the time they were living in the city.
The tomb of Jahangir is a special place to see. The tomb belongs to the famous Mughal Emperor Jahangir who was buried here after his death in the year 1627.
Badshahi Mosque (Royal Mosque) is the second largest mosque of Pakistan, located in the provincial capital Lahore of Punjab. It was built in 1673 A.D. by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. The mosque remained the largest mosque in the world from 1673 to 1986, when it was overtaken in capacity and size upon the completion of the Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. It has a total area of 29,867.2 square meters (321, 488 square feet) and can accommodate up to 100,000 worshipers. Now it is the 8th largest mosque in the world in terms of its capacity for accommodating worshipers and 10th largest in terms of total area.
Minar-e-Pakistan has situated in Iqbal Park Lahore, at the intersection of circular road and Multan road.
Minar-e-Pakistan is surrounded by a modern park where people visit day and night, which includes mountains and artificial lakes as well. Visitors can climb upstairs for a beautiful view of Lahore city and its surroundings.
Katas Raj is located about 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kallar Kahar on the road between Kallar Kahar and Choa Saidan Shah, in District Chakwal of the province of Punjab, Pakistan.
It is situated about 40 kilometers from the city of Chakwal making it a popular tourist place among people of Chakwal. Basically, Katas Raj is a temple complex consisting of seven ancient temples called Satyagraha, some temples of middle ages and some recently constructed temples. The oldest temple dates back to the 6th century A.D. All these temples are built around a pond acknowledged holy to Hindus.
Derawar Fort is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
This stronghold is the largest and most magnificently sustained fortress of Cholistan. It is a square fort and each wall is 204.8 meters (672 feet) in length, vertically 30 meters (98.4 feet) high and the total circumference of its walls is 1500 meters (4921.5 feet). The gate of a fortress is on its southern side and is reached by a winding ramp. Most of the bastions of fort present geometric design made by burnt bricks. The strong fort standing over the semi-desert is visible from miles around.
Noor Mahal (Noor Palace) is a palace located in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
Noor Mahal was Built-in 1875 AD, the palace is nearly one hundred and fifty years old, and, is the most recent monument in Punjab to be notified under the Antiquities Act. The state of Bahawalpur was merged in Pakistan in 1956 AD and control of the palace was given to Dep. of Auqaf under the Antiquities Act. It was locked under a judicial order but not before most of its rich holdings were smuggled out. Its furniture, carpets, paintings, and crockery were sold almost all over the country.
Khewra Salt Mine
Tourist attractions of Punjab also have Khewra mines in its list. It is the second-largest salt mine in the world and is located in Jhelum. It is about 245 km from Lahore and the whole mine is situated 288m above sea level.
It is a major tourist attraction, drawing up to 250,000 visitors a year. Its history dates back to its discovery by Alexander's troops in 320 BC, but it started trading in the Mughal era.
Rohtas Fort is a Historical Landmark and Tourist Attraction Located In Jhelum, Punjab Pakistan.
The Rohtas fort was built to crush the local tribes of Potohar, who rebelled against the Sur dynasty after the Mughal emperor Humayun was ousted by the former.
It took eight years to build the fort, it was captured by Mughal emperor Humayun in 1555. Rohtas was also occasionally used for administrative purposes by the Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh after he captured it in 1825.
Wagah is a village situated in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan and serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India.
The Wagah border was a sight for sore eyes on a charged-up crowd kept on chanting slogans of Allah-hu-Akbar (God is great) and Pakistan Zindabad.
The Pakistan Day parade had already enriched masses with patriotism and the spirit of nationalism. Hence, during the lowering of the flags ceremony, the crowd could be heard chanting loud and clear 'Pakistan Zindabad'.
A sea of national flags could be seen as almost every man, woman and child were carrying it. Earlier, the Pakistan Army, air force and navy had put up a spectacular show during the Pakistan Day parade.