Lahore is a city of Pakistan and it is famous for tourist destinations. Tuis is certainly true if you are if you are someone with an interest in history, as the number of historical places were located in Lahore. Visitors to Lahore will find that there is something worth seeing wherever you turn with a range of landmarks that includes historic mosques, gardens, markets, antiques buildings, havelis, walking trails among the key historical places in Lahore.
1.GULABI BAGH GATEWAY:
Gulabi Bagh, once situated between Shalimar Gardens and the Engineering University in Lahore, is marked today only by its magnificent gateway. It is said to have been made during the reign of Shah Jahan by Sultan Baig, who lived in Lahore until his death in 1657. The garden was completed in 1655 and called the Rose Garden, a name recorded in an inscription on the Gateway. It is said to have been a large garden with beautiful pavilions, arches, paved floors, and gateways at all four corners. A little way inside the surviving gateway is spectacular tomb, mortal remains of Dai Anga, the wet nurse of Mughal Emperor Shahajahan and his daughter Shahzadi Sultan Begam are buried. Dai Anga was wife of Murad Khan, a Magistrate in Mughal court.
The Lahore museum (Lahore wonder house) is a majestic red brick building blends the old tradition of Mughal architect. This museum was built during british period it is slightly more than 150 years old.
This building is home to the country’s largest and oldest collection of historical, cultural and artistic objects. It also have collections of Gandhara sculpture, miniature paintings, rare manuscripts, and old coins are known through outa the world.
3.THE TOMB OF CYPRES:
The tomb of cypress is also known as sarowala maqbara it is located in Begumpura Lahore and built in 1740. This is the tomb of begum shaf-un-nisa, sister of Nawab zakariya khan. He is the govennor of Lahore during mughal emperor mohammad shah rangeela. Saru means cypress in Urdu and it is named this way because cypress trees can be seen clearly on the ceramic tiles on the tomb.
Sharf-un-Nisa Begam had the structure constructed as a place for her to read the Quran in the mornings. She climbed up and descended from the structure by means of a wooden ladder. After the death, the meditation chamber was converted into her tomb.
4.HAVELI OF NAU NIHAL SINGH:
It is situated inside Mori Gate, Walled City. This haveli is the most magnificent building of Lahore. Nau Nihal Singh was the grandson of Ranjit Singh. He is used it as his private residence. The structur if this haveli is beautiful designed it has specious chambers, halls and balconies. The roofs are decorated with paintings and mirrors, and are worked in gold. The walls are richly and tastefully ornamented with glass and artificial flowers. It is a most attractive place for tourist to visit.
Shahi hammam also known as wazir khan hammam built in 1635 in Lahore during the reign of mughal emperor shah jahan. It is a Persian style bath which were illuminated by sunlight which filtered through several openings in the bath’s ceiling which also aided ventilation.