Lahore is the capital city of the Pakistani province Punjab and is the second largest city of Pakistan after Karachi as well as the 26th largest city in the world. Lahore is the historic cultural center of the wider Punjab region and is one of the most socially liberal, progressive, and cosmopolitan cities.
Lahore the cultural heart and food capital of Pakistan is filled with life, actions, colors with a population of 11.1 million. This city is also known as CITY OF GARDENS. Thanks to its abundance, parks and green spaces.
Here’s a seemingly infinite number DESTINATIONS IN LAHORE to visit – and even when you think you’ve seen them all, you’ll be reminded that nope- there’s still so much more. In this article you will find top 5 best tourist destinations to visit in Lahore.
1. BADSHAHI MOSQUE:
Badshahi mosque was built in 1671. It is located in west of Lahore fort along the outskirts of the walled city of Lahore. Badshahi mosque was constructed by mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The mosque is an important example of mughal architecture, with an exterior that is decorated with carved sandstone with marble inlay. Best time for visiting this place is day time you can see all the beauty and admiring them.
2. SHALIMAR GARDEN:
If you’re looking for relaxing things to do in Lahore, then walking around the Shalimar Gardens locally known as Shalimar Bagh — is a great option. This garden complex dates back to the Mughal era and was completed in 1642 under the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan the same emperor who commissioned the Taj Mahal .There’s a big pool with fountains in the garden complex, and the vibe there is very chill, making it the perfect place to take a stroll. The garden is open at 8am to 6pm daily and entrance fees is just Rs. 500
Lahore museum is one of the top famous place for tourist to visit. Inside this museum you will find Pakistan’s largest and oldest collection of historical and cultural antiques ranging from rare manuscripts, old coins, carved wood work, ancient jewellery, musical instruments, and buddhist arts.
Anarkali bazaar is famous place to see local life of Lahore. This baar has two sections ‘old Anarkali bazaar’ and the ‘new Anarkali bazaar’. In the old sections you can find a lots of traditional food and in the new section there are a lots of shops for clothes, jewellery, embroidery, handicrafts, furnitures, and cultural dresses.
The Wagah Border is usually at the top of the list to visit for tourist. This border that connects India with Pakistan is not just for crossing.
The Wagah Border is about 30 minutes to an hour from Lahore depending on where you start.
Every day around sundown, a wildly strange “border closing ceremony” takes place. Mostly a show of aggression accompanied by a bit of acting, the ceremony attracts hundreds of visitors from both sides of the Subcontinent.
In the summer, the ceremony should start around 4:45PM and in the winter, around 4:00PM. Arrive at least an hour in advance if you want a good seat!