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Why See the Historical Places of Punjab on Ghoomlo.pk Ghoomlo.pk has listed too many fascinating historical places on its website from all over Punjab. This province 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 province. We have covered almost all the places that can give you a real picture of the historical attractions of Punjab. 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 Punjab On Ghoomlo.pk you can glimpse at all the exceptional historical places of Punjab without any difficulty. We have all the essential information about these places on our website for you. Discover all the Oldest Historical Places of Punjab 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 Punjab 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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    Allama Iqbal Mausoleum

    Allama Iqbal tomb is the most simple and impressive structure situated in Lahore, Pakistan, between Lahore Fort and Badshahi Masjid. The structure of Allama Iqbal tomb is a reflection of a combination of Moorish and Afghan Architecture. Red sandstones were used to manufacture the tomb of Allama Iqbal. Thousands of people come to visit the mausoleum per day to pay their due respect to Poet Allama Iqbal.Allama Iqbal was considered as one of the most inspiring characters behind the movement of Pakistan. Allama Iqbal was given a name of Mukaffir-e-Pakistan which means the Thinker of Pakistan and Shair-e-Mashriq meaning the Poet of the East. Allama Iqbal died in 1938, 21 of April in Lahore at the age of 60.As a tribute to Allama Iqbal the name of the Lahore Airport was named Allama Iqbal International Airport.After the death of Allama Iqbal a committee was formed presided by Muhammad Hussain, the initial designs submitted by different architects were not satisfactory. The committee decided to design a new combination rather than following specific school of arthitect.The final mode was designed from Mughal tradition and was a mixture of Moorish and Afghanistan architecture. The Tomb has two gates located at the eastern and southern sides, tiled with marble. White marbles were used to build the grave.There are Quranic verses inscribed in calligraphy on tombstone. People of Afghanistan gifted the tombstone. Ghazals are carved from the book name Zabur-e-Ajam written by Allama Iqbal inside walls. There is a small garden outside divided into small plots. Tomb was architect by Nawab Zain Yar Jang Bahadur which took 13 years to build this tomb, the major reason of delay was the shortage of red stone from Jaipur .The tomb was built at a cost of one hundred thousand rupees.

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    Amb Sharif

    Amb Sharif id Located is a Historical Place and Tourist Attraction Located In Quaidabad Punjab Pakistan The fort and temples of Anmb Shareef are located in tehsil Quaidabad. Most of the people consider these temples as a part of the area of Soon Valley because of its contiguity to the dhoks of Mahoriyaan but officially, it is designated in tehsil Quaidabad rather than tehsil Khushab.These buildings hold a special interest for the archaeologists. Originally, the whole of this area was a fort in which there were one palace and two temples. Nowadays, only the palace and one temple exist. There used to be different statues in this fort but nothing is left of them now. The architecture of the temple is of Kashmiri style. The palace comprises of three floors but one can only approach the ground and the first floor. Each floor has a central hall.

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    Anarkali Tomb

    Anarkali Tomb is one of the famous Tombs and Historical  In Pakistan. It Is Located In Lahore, Punjab Pakistan. It is now believed that Nadira Begum (named "Anarkali" due to her red like complexion like a “pomegranate” in full bloom)  died in mysterious circumstances when Akbar was away in Deccan.There are different versions exist on her death. In which one account is her natural death when Emperor Akbar was visiting Deccan and he ordered to build a tomb.In other accounts, which are not verily proved by historian is being poisoned by other courtiers after receiving orders from Prince Salem (Jehangir) when she was concubine of Akbar too and the mother of Danial (Jehangir's brother). And the most popular version is of this s that when emperor was in Deccan, Prince Salim made advances on the beautiful woman, and on learning of this the emperor ordered that she be buried alive so that any misunderstanding between the emperor and the prince be removed. Here, we cannot ignore the fact that court historian had also recorded the natural death of "Danial"s mother.A note from a British traveller William Finch, who visited Lahore in 1608, three years after Prince Salim ascended the throne as Emperor Jahangir. “The King (Jahangir), in token of his love, commands a sumptuous tomb to be built of stone in the midst of a four-square garden richly walled, with a gate and diverse rooms over it,” wrote William Finch. But he failed to provide any other detail and this can be in result of his imagination. The tomb of Anarkali is one of the most significant buildings of the Mughal period.It is an ingeniously planned octagonal building. Circular in shape and roofed by a lofty dome, the tomb once surrounded a garden, called Anarkali Garden, but during the last couple of hundred years it has been put to several uses. Under the Sikhs, the mausoleum was occupied by kharak Singh. Later it served as the residence of General Ventura, the Italian General of Ranjit Singh’s army. Under the British, The tomb was converted into Church (a protestant Church) in 1851 right after 2 years of British Control on Lahore. Few years later, it was converted to St. James' Church in 1857 till 1891. Since then, it has been used as Punjab Archives Museum with an amazing treasure for those interested in the history of British Punjab.

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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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    Bedi Mahal

    Bedi Mahal is a Historical Place Located In Rawalpindi, Punjab Pakistan.Bedi Mahal is a palace situated in Kallar Syedan, Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. The palace was built by a Sikh spiritual and political leader who was the direct descendant, in the fourteenth place, of Sri Guru Nanak, Baba Khem Singh Bedi in the later half of the 19th century. After the division of India and Pakistan, it was turned into a high school; now it is in ruins.

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    Fort Kohna

    Multan is a Historical city. Its History spread over centuries. Multan is Also Known as the city of “Garma, Gard, Gada, and Goristan”. Multan fort is one of the oldest forts In Pakistan. It is situated in the center of Multan city. Multan is a Historical city. Its History spread on centuries. Multan is Also Known as the city of “Garma, Gard, Gada and Goristan”. Multan fort is situated in the center of the City. Multan Fort was built on a mound separating it from the city by the old bed of river Ravi.Its date cannot be fixed with accuracy. Apart from the shrines, most of the fort was destroyed by the British in 1848-49 to avenge the death of Lieutenant Alexander vans Agnew, killed in Multan by order of the Sikh governor. Agnew's memorial obelisk stands on a plinth at one of the highest points of the fort mound.A panoramic view of Multan City can be had from the highest point in the fort. The Fort was originally known as Katochgarh and is attributed to have been built by the Katoch Dynasty.

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    Fort Qasim

    The Multan Fort, a military installation, was a landmark of South Asian defense and architecture. According to some estimates, the original fort was built between 800 and 1000 B.C. It was built near the city of Multan by the Katoch dynasty, in Punjab province, on a hillock separated from the city by the Ravi River. The fort was destroyed by British forces during the British occupation of India.The fort was notable for both its effectiveness as a defense installation and for its architecture. Contemporary reports put the walls of the fort at 40 to 70 feet (21 m) high and 6,800 feet (2 km) in circumference. The fort's 46 bastions included two flanking towers at each of the four gates (the De, Sikki, Hareri and Khizri Gates). A ditch 25 feet (7.6 m) deep and 40 feet (12 m) wide and an 18-foot (5.5 m) glacis protected the fort from intruders.Within the fort stood a citadel flanked by 30 towers, enclosing mosques, a Hindu temple, and a Khan's palace. The citadel was severely damaged by the battering it got from the guns of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1818.

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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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    Jahangir's Tomb

    Jahangir's Tomb is a Historical Tomb and tourist attraction Located in Shahdara, Punjab Pakistan. The emperor Jahangir died in camp on a return journey from Kashmir in 1627, and was buried at Shahdara, 3 miles north-West of Lahore at that time. The tomb of Jahangir stands beside a former bank of the Ravi in the midst of a large garden 1,500 feet square, enclosed by a brick wall with a monumental gateway in the middle of the Westside. Brick-paved causeways divide the garden into 16 square flower-beds, with an ornamental tank and fountain at each intersection; and in its prime the “paradise” must have provided a beautiful and fragrant resting-place. It is recorded to have been originally the garden of Jahangir’s celebrated queen, Nur Jahan, and the emperor was buried there at his own request.The tomb of Jahangir itself is also square, with sides of 325 feet, and consists of an arcaded platform with tall octagonal corner-towers and a projecting entrance-bay in the midst of each side. The external walls, including the lowest stage of the towers, are faced with Mathura sandstone, the red colour of which is dominated by a rich panel-decoration inlaid in white and black marble. The panels are partly geometrical and partly of the Persian “niche” design, with representations of vases in some of the niches. The corner-towers are of five stages of which the three intermediate stages are decorated with horizontal zigzag inlay, alternately of white and yellow marble separated by black marble lines.The topmost stages are white marble “Hindu” pavilions. The stages are separated by bracketed balconies. The general design of these towers is graceful and effective. Their prototypes in the Indo-Pakistan sub-continent are best represented in Gujarat and the Deccan, where the culminating example is the famous Char Minar of Hyderabad (A.D. 1591). But there, as at Champanir and elsewhere, the pavilion of the distinctive “Hindu” type is lacking; and it is rather in the use of low octagonal corner-towers surmounted by “Hindu” pavilions at Akbar’s tomb near Agra (A.D. 1612-13) that the immediate forebear of the North Indian series is to be recognized. Octagonal corner-towers of tomb of Jahangir, relatively taller than those of Akbar’s tomb, were also attached to the charming little tomb of I‘timad-ud-Daula at Agra in 1628, contemporaneously with their still bolder inclusion in the design of Jahangir’s tomb.A few years later, in Wazir Khan’s mosque at Lahore (1634), similar towers or minarets stood detached and emphatic, and at the same time four isolated minarets were being incorporated in the design of the Taj Mahal. Later again, in 1673, four independent octagonal towers defined the courtyard of the great Badshahi mosque at Lahore. In all these, the crowning element is the Hindu pavilion, and the group may be regarded as essentially a part of the Mughal Indo-Iranian complex.On the roof of the main platform of Jahangir’s tomb is a central podium which probably, again on a general analogy with Akbar’s tomb, carried a marble pavilion. There is evidence of a former (marble) railing around the outer edge of the podium in the tomb of Jahangir, but the present marble flooring is a relatively modern patchwork which conceals the exact plan of the superstructure. Like so much else, the latter was doubtless removed by the Sikhs at the end of the eighteenth or beginning of the nineteenth century.

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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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    Malot Fort

    Malot Fort Is One of the oldest Forts In Pakistan. It is located In In Mallot Village, Jhelum Punjab Pakistan. The location of the Malot fort is about 15 kilometers westward form Katas. Here, on a hilltop is the ancient fort, which was built around 980AD. It is said that over here the last Hindu Shahi Raja Mal embraced Islam. In days gone-by the town and fort of Malot covered and area of over 5square kilometers. Two Hindu temples, which are located here, are beautiful specimens of ancient Kashmir architecture.The Malot temples, built of local red sand stones of salt range mountains, are located on the road leading to Malot village near Choi village. The road is linked with main Kallar Kahar road from where it turns from Karuli Chowk towards Malot via Pakistan cement factory and Choi village along with coalmines. It is 12 kilometers away from Kallar Kahar in the east. The Malot was also called Namrod and Ramrod. The name is after the King of MalDev or Malu. The Rajput history claims its name Malot from the word Malik-Kot, as they believed that the title of Malik was given to the one who accepted annexation to the Muslim King of Delhi although in reward the Malik enjoyed the autonomous status with full sovereignty in the assigned area. The Mughal King Baber’s travelogue “Tuzk-e-Babri” attests to the corollary of Malik-Kot, Mal-Kot and then Malot.

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