Tag: Historical Places In Lahore

Why See the Historical Places of Lahore on Ghoomlo.pk Ghoomlo.pk has listed too many fascinating historical places on its website from all over Lahore. This city is full of natural beauty with some appealing places. It is not less than a paradise for tourist to see thousands of attractive places in a single city. We have covered almost all the places that can give you a real picture of the historical attractions of Lahore. With all the data of these eye-catching places, we have also added other features as well like compelling pictures, location map to track precise locations, contact information etc to help you reach easily to the desired historical place. Our listing is packed with all the renowned place where you can visit with your friend, family, and children to get some authentic knowledge regarding the history of this city. From historical buildings to mountains and valleys, we have mentioned all the gorgeous place on a single website. These places are visited quite frequently by the visitors because they represent the historical background of this city. We also focus on updating the data for all these places so that you can get accurate information about these places. Explore the Top Historical Places of Lahore On Ghoomlo.pk you can glimpse at all the exceptional historical places of Lahore without any difficulty. We have all the essential information about these places on our website for you. Discover all the Oldest Historical Places of Lahore This is one of the great advantages that you can have with Ghoomlo.pk. We not only point out the top historical buildings on our website but also keep an eye on all the oldest historical buildings so that you don’t miss any of them. Historical Places to See With Your Friends Historical places are a nice spot to go with your friends. It is an excellent option for all those people who are always in search of some new places for a get-together. We have a huge list of all these stunning historical places where you can enjoy going with your friends. Historical Places to Visit with Your Family Visiting a historical place with your family is the most delightful thing to have. It is an exceptional way to get some knowledge regarding the history of Pakistan with enjoyment. We have countless enchanting clubs listed on our website where you can have a pleasurable day with your family.

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    Badshahi Mosque

    Badshahi Mosque (transformation in English: Royal Mosque) is the second largest mosque of Pakistan,  located in provincial capital Lahore of Punjab. Badshahi Masjid is a Tourist Attraction and a must visited place in Lahore Pakistan.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 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 an 8th largest mosque in the world in terms of its capacity for accommodating worshipers and 10th largest in terms of total area. Badshahi Mosque with its beautiful Mughal architectural style and historical background is a major landmark and tourist attraction not only in Lahore but in whole Punjab.The mosque was built under the patronage of the sixth Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb Alamgir. It was completed in 1673 under the supervision of Aurangzeb's foster brother Muzaffar Hussain (also known as Fidaie Khan Koka) who was appointed a governor of Lahore in May 1671 and held this post until 1675. He was also Master of Ordnance to the emperor.The construction of the mosque took about two years, from May 1671 to April 1673. The mosque was built opposite the Lahore Fort, illustrating its stature in the Mughal Empire. In conjunction with the building of the mosque, a new gate was built at the fort, named Alamgiri Gate after the Emperor. From 1852 onwards, piecemeal repairs were carried out under the supervision of the Badshahi Mosque Authority. Extensive repairs were carried out from 1939 to 1960 at a cost of about 4.8 million rupees, which brought the mosque to its original shape and condition. The blueprint for the repairs was prepared by the late architect Nawab Zen Yar Jang Bahadur.In 2000, the repair work of marble inlay in the main vault was repaired under the supervision of Saleem Anjum Qureshi. On the occasion of the second Islamic Summit held at Lahore on February 22, 1974, thirty-nine heads of Muslim states offered their Friday prayers in the Badshahi Masjid, led by Maulana Abdul Qadir Azad, the 'Khatib' of the mosque. Recently a small museum has also been added to the mosque complex, which contains relics of Muhammad, his cousin, and his daughter, Hazrat Fatima Zahra.

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    Chauburji

    Chauburji is the Historical place, Mughal era monument in the city of Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The Shah Jahan period monument previously acted as a gateway to a large garden and was built in 1646 C.E.Chauburji is located on Lahore's Multan Road, which leads southwards to Multan, and was the gateway to an extensive garden known to have existed in Mughal times. The name "Chauburji," which translates as "four towers" was likely given by later generations, as the site as seen as a monumental gateway to an extensive garden.

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    Defence Housing Authority Lahore

    Defence Housing Authority Lahore is a housing society scheme of Lahore, Pakistan. This great housing scheme was previously for only military personnel but now it is open for all of the civilians. Usually, high society people with a handful of money can afford a house in DHA housing society scheme because the rates of the houses there in DHA scheme are quite high. Mostly, politicians, media celebrities, successful businessman are the resident of this society scheme. DHA housing scheme right now has seven phases in which people are residing or can buy a house other phases are still under development. The DHA housing scheme is a very well managed scheme with wide roads, proper car parking area, hospital, mosques, shopping plazas and food street and a lot of plants and trees. You can find the franchises of almost all the international food brands in DHA housing scheme. The atmosphere of DHA housing scheme is very sophisticated, educated and neat and cleans; the main reason behind this is all the families residing in this society are well educated and belongs to an elite family. DHA housing scheme has all the facilities available. There are also a number of good schools along with kindergarten and high universities. Parks, gymnasium, swimming pool, and many other facilities are available in DHA housing scheme. DHA housing scheme offers a complete package for the living.

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    Hiran Minar Park

    Hiran Minar or the tower of the deer is a Tourist Attraction situated in the city of Sheikhupura. This city is 40 kilometers away from the provincial capital, Lahore. The 4th Mughal King Jahangir built this structure in a beautiful lake. Basically, it is a monument of a deer that is the reason behind its name. It is a structure of the year 1606 which was built on the grave of the “Mansraj” (Royal Deer). The height of this tower is 100 feet. History says that “Mansraj” was the lucky deer which got the status of pet to the Great Mughal King Jahangir. Later on, this tower was used to locate the wild animals to hunt. It gives you the total view of surrounding areas. It is another amazing structure of the Mughal Era. Tourists could observe that age very closely, by visiting this place of Deer’s tower in Sheikhupura.A very large water tank increases its beauty because water covers this structure from all sides. There is a small bridge for pedestrians to connect this building with the land. A slope was built in a side of this pool; it was to facilitate the pet animals of the Royal family. Water collection and water exiting system of this building is really impressive. The location of Hiran Minar is also very impressive so as its environment. It is one of the best places to visit in the Punjab province. When you reach to its roof, it takes you in some other world. The scenes of forest are eye catching. There is a large water pool where peoples seem busy in boating. It is a very cool place to visit in the summer season. There are few places around it where peoples come for hunting.

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    Iqbal Museum

    Iqbal Museum is a Memorandum if the Great Poet Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. located In Lahore Punjab, Pakistan.The Javed Manzil or the Allama Iqbal Museum is a national monument and museum in Lahore, Pakistan. Muhammad Iqbal lived there for three years and died there. It was listed as a Tentative UNESCO site, and was protected under the Punjab Antiquities Act of 1975, and declared a Pakistani national monument in 1977. In honor of Iqbal, a Pakistani national poet, it was converted into a museum, inaugurated in December 1984. This museum has many items related to Iqbal like His Clothes, his pens etc.

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    Kamran's Baradari

    Baradari of Kamran Mirza is a Historical Place and tourism Attraction Located In Lahore Pakistan.  It Is mostly visited the History Students from all around the world.Baradari of Kamran Mirza is a summer pavilion in Lahore, Pakistan. It was built in 1540 by Kamran Mirza, a son of first Mughal emperor Babur, and a brother of the second Mughal emperor Humayun. The building is believed to be the oldest existing Mughal structure in Lahore and is the only garden in Lahore's Shahdara Bagh area that was not converted into a funerary monument.Kamran Mirza, sometimes known simply as Kamran,  was the second son of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire and the first Mughal Emperor. The only significant architectural structure built by Kamran exists today in Lahore, Pakistan. It is called Kamran ki Baradari. Bara means twelve and dar mean doors. Kamran ki baradari was a twelve door building on the bank of River Ravi. The river changed its course over time, with the result that the Baradari stands not on the bank but in the waters as an island while the gardens have deteriorated.

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    Kokaltash Tomb

    Kokaltash Tomb is a historical place and tourist attraction in Pakistan, mostly Visit by Foreigners around the world.To reach the tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Zafar Jang Kokaltash, you should proceed south on Shalimar Link Road from G.T. Road. You will need to turn right (west) into Canal Bank Road. As you drive along the pleasant bank of the canal, Bahadur Zafar Jang's tomb will appear on your right beyond the canal. Making a 'U' turn on the bridge you will need to travel east for a little distance along the opposite side of the canal, before you can take a sharp left turn on a road that slopes down from Khayaban-e-Anne Marie Schimmel (Canal Bank Road).On your right stands one of the finest brickwork structures of the Mughal Period in Lahore—the magnificent brick tomb of Zafar Jang Kokaltash on a raised podium following the octagonal plan form of the tomb. Although bereft of its facing, it is beautiful, well-detailed brick masonry lends it a character entirely its own. The division of wall surface in a pattern of sunken panels would have lent itself admirably to treatment with fresco painting and possibly even tile mosaic.

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    Kos Minar

    “Kos” literally means a medieval measurement of distance and “Minar” is a word for tower. Such structures draw attention to glory of Mughal empire administration. The Kos Minars present a great travel story and it would indeed be a worthwhile exercise to check their present status.Kos minar were used to mark the royal route. Built during the reign of King Akbar, the Kos Minars were a spin-off of Sher Shah Suri’s initiative to have caravan Sarais (resting places) on GT Rd for merchants & other travellers, the stretch from Agra to Ajmer received special attention.However, apart from serving as a pit stop, the pillars also served a crucial role in the communication channel. The pillars were equipped with a horse, rider & a drummer to transmit messages between these pillars with speed & promptness. With the road covering a distance of almost 3000 Kms, it implies that almost 1000 pillars were constructed, forming an extensive communication network, a predecessor to the postal systems that it would evolve to in the future.

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    Lahore Fort

    The fort was initially constructed in 1566 AD by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, on the ruins of a mud fort which existed as early as 1021 AD. The Fort is rectangular. Lahore Fort is one of the oldest forts in Pakistan a tourist attraction for foreigners and locals as well, it is located in the northwestern corner of Lahore, adjacent to the Walled City. It has 13 gates. The main gates are located alongside the center of the western and eastern walls. Located centrally in the city of Lahore, the Lahore Fort is a magnificent fortified palace complex. Its elaborate Mughal architecture is straight out of a storybook of the Mysterious East.The impressive twin-domed entrance leads into elaborately decorated courtyards and pavilions with water features, some with still intact sumptuous wall decorations of inlaid semiprecious stones and painted designs. It's large enough to allow several elephants carrying members of the royal family to enter at one time. There is a flight of stone steps specially built for ceremonial elephant processions.The fort as it stands today is not what it was when it was initially constructed in 1566. Every successive Mughal emperor besides the Sikhs, and the British added a pavilion, palace of the wall to the Fort. Jahangir, Shah Jehan and later Aurangzeb added modifications of massively fortified walls. .It has two gates one is known as Alamgiri Gate build by Emperor Aurangzeb which opens towards Badshahi mosque and other older one known as Maseeti (Punjabi language word means of Masjid) or Masjidi Gate which opens towards Masti Gate Area of Walled City and was built by Emperor Akbar.Currently, Alamgiri Gate is used as the principal entrance while Masti Gate is permanently closed. Akbar got the Diwan-i-Aam (Hall for Commoners) built in the traditional Iranian style, all constructed in red sand stone imported from Rajistan. Shah Jahan also constructed the Diwan-e-Khas, which overlooked Ravi, in 1631-the same year he started the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan also constructed Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) and his own sleeping chambers. Emperor Jahangir extended the gardens and constructed the palaces in the Jehangir's Quadrangle.

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    Masti Gate

    Masti Gate is a historical place and Tourist  Attraction Located In Lahore Pakistan.Located behind Lahore Fort, the name is distorted from its original form, which was ‘Masjidi’ pertaining to ‘Mosque.’ Not as famous as Lohari, or Bhati gate, but the area serves quality heavy food.The current state of most of these gates is in bad, deteriorating condition. However, life inside these areas is very interesting, a traditional way of life, and these gates are a precious inheritance of Subcontinent’s long gone era.

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    Mochi Gate

    Lahore is a historical city located in Punjab, Pakistan. Origin of Lahore city is not known. A section of city Lahore is known as Walled City of Lahore, “Old City” or “Androon Shehr”. It is called walled city because during the Mughal era a city wall fortified it.There were thirteen gates in the Walled City of Lahore and Mochi Gate was one of them. In 1849 when British came to Punjab, they destroyed almost all the gates except the Roshnai Gate. Out of thirteen only 6 gates survived. Mochi Gate is one of the gates that do not exist now but that area of Old City still calls mochi gate, Lahore. Mochi gate is locally known as Mochi Darwaza. A prominent landmark is “Laal Haveli” and this gate used to exit next to this Haveli. Word Mochi in Urdu is used for cobbler that shows that this area might was the market of shoes and repair shops. Another story related to the name of this gate is that that the initial name of this gate was Moti gate. In Mughal era Moti was a guard who looked after the gate all of his life. Later name Moti distorted and became Mochi.More likely, the name was originated from Morchi an Urdu word used for a long and narrow ditch dug by the soldiers to provide a place of shelter from enemy. It could be the origin because during pre Mughal rule units of troops were stationed here. Other facts that go in the support of this origin are the names of some streets that are not changed as Mohalla Teer-Garan means arrow craftsmen and Mohallah Kaman-Garan meas bow craftsmen.Inside the Mochi Gate there is Mohalla Shia. Shias are the member of an Islamic sect. Moharram is the first lunar month of Islamic calendar and Shias gather every year here and arrange majalis (religious gathering) to memorialize the martyrdom of Hazrat imam Hussain a.s the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Many Imam Barghas are situated here in the form of Haveli. Havilis like Nisar Havili, Laal Haveli, Haveli Wajid Ali Shah and Mubarak Haveli are from some of the masterpieces of Mughal architecture that can be found here. Mochi gate is also popular for the dried fruit, kites and firework shops. All the area within this gate is so congested and most of the streets are so narrow that it is not possible for the two people to walk parallel in the street.

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    Pani Wala Talab

    Pani Wala Talab is a Historical Place Located In Lahore Pakistan.It was built in 1884 by a British Governor to produce water to the related areas, It's an amazing structure of water supply and Attraction of tourists, Pani Wala Talab is a must visit place In Lahore.Pani Wala Talab is located in Walled City Lahore. It is the historical place which should be visited by everyone when they go to Lahore. Pani Wala Talab is one of the oldest places in Lahore which provides entertainment to everyone.

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    Qutb-ud-din Aibak's Tomb

    Many would have walked around the busy streets of Anarkali in Lahore buying or window shopping. But perhaps few would have known that in one of the streets of Anakarli Bazaar lies buried Emperor Qutb ud Din Aibak, considered to be the first Muslim ruler of South Asia and builder of the famous Qutab Minar in Delhi, which is considered as the tallest brick minaret in the world. Qutb-ud-din Aibak was born in Turk family of Central Asia. As a child he was captured sold as a slave, but was lucky to be purchased by one of the chieftains of Nishapur, who treated him like one of his own sons. Aibak received good education and was trained in the field of archery and horsemanship. However, upon death of chief Qazi, he was sold once again by the sons of the dead chief. As the luck would have had it, the famous Muhammad Ghauri bought him and became an instant favourite of his new master because of his exceptional character and qualities. Thereafter, Aibak steadily rose through the ranks and eventually became a General. Like Ghauri, Aibak performed his greatest deeds while still a subordinate. He was responsible for most of the conquests of Northern India and was appointed as Ghauri's Viceroy to Delhi. When Ghuri died in 1206, the Turkish Amirs and Generals elected Aibak as the new Sultan. It was he who shifted the capital first from Ghazni to Lahore, and then from Lahore to Delhi, and thus is considered as the first Muslim ruler of South Asia.

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    Sheesh Mahal

    The famous Sheesh Mahal is also called Palace of Mirrors and is located in the north-east corner of the Lahore Fort (Shahi Qilla). This is the most beautiful palace in the Royal fort and is decorated with small mirrors of different colors set. Sheesh Mahal was constructed by Shah Jahan in 1631.  This is the luxurious place of resort particularly during summer months with restrooms of a long hall at its either end, opening on to the brilliantly dazzling Veranda that looks at the marble-paved quadrangle with a fountain in the middle side. The mirror reflects the stars and the bedrooms present, in its ceiling, the panorama of a star lit Sky. The exterior wall of the Sheesh Mahal presents the beautiful mosaic paintings that depict everyday sport of the Mughal princes for the enjoyment of the people who used to gather below the fort not only to have a view of the emperor sitting in the Jharokha, but also to admire the brilliance of colours on the wall.Here one can observe the great art of that time in the form of galloping horses, humped camels, elephant ride, hunting scene, animal fights, horseman plying polo, camel fights, figures of angels, demon head sand moving clouds, horse and elephant riders crossing Swords and verities of floral and geometrical designs. From Sheesh Mahal, one can have a magnificent view of the Badshahi Mosque built by Aurangzeb and the Minar-e-Pakistan. At night, this view is really stunning.

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