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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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- Fort Rd, Lahore
FeaturedThe Lahore Fort Shahi Qila, or “Royal Fort”), is a citadel in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. The fortress is located at the northern end of Lahore’s Walled City, and spreads over an area greater than 20 hectares. It contains 21 notable monuments, some of which date to the era of Emperor Akbar. The Lahore Fort is notable for having Read more...
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 Read more...
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, Read more...
The Hazuri Bagh Baradari is a baradari of white marble located in the Hazuri Bagh of Lahore. Punjab Pakistan Hazuri Bagh, lined with cloisters for mendicants and holy men, was designed as a court for the grand masjid. The Hazuri Bagh tent that dominates the center of the quad was designed by Ranjit Singh. The opposite (south) is that the Hazuri Bagh Gate, that was Read more...
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 Read more...