The Walled City of Lahore, also known as Old City, forms the historic core of Lahore, Pakistan. The Walled City was bestowed with numerous monuments during the Mughal era, with some of Lahore’s most iconic structures being located in the Walled City, such as Wazir Khan Mosque, the Badshahi Mosque, and the Shahi Hammam.
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT WALLED CITY OF LAHORE?
Lahore is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. In Lahore is your insider’s guide to help you make the most of your visit. Walk the back alleys of one of the oldest walled cities in the world. Visit the tombs, mosques and gardens of Mughal emperors. Experience the cuisine and hospitality of Punjab. Plus all you need to know about how to travel, security, where to stay, arts, culture, music, shopping, activities and much more!
WHERE TO VIST?
As you want to visit walled city of Lahore (androon- e –shehar) you should visit these historical places which has very important historical background:
The Royal Trail was named as Shahi Guzargah because some of the historians report that it was used by emperors while coming from Delhi and going to Lahore Fort.
The Shahi Hammam also known as the Wazir Khan Hammam, is a Persian-style bath which was built in Lahore, in 1635 C.E. during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan.
The Lahore Fort is a citadel in the city of Lahore. The fortress is located at the northern end of Lahore’s Walled City, and spreads over an area greater than 20 hectares.
The Walled City of Lahore has many typical havelis. These havelis reflect the beauty of Mughal and Sikh Architecture. Famous Havelis are inside the Walled City of Lahore.
WHERE TO SHOP?
if you are looking for a traditional wears just avoid modern malls and shopping centres that are offering luxury, designer, branded items.
It had to be fun bargaining in the local bazaar of Lahore
Anarkali baar is one of the most famous and oldest bazaar in walled city of Lahore. You can found all the necessities here like traditional dresses, jewelleries, handicrafts, musical instruments, and much more.
Bano market is another famous bazaar with in the anarkali market where you found beautiful traditional wedding outfits along with these there are many food stalls, famous bakeries or pan stall also present.
Liberty market is upgraded market houses with variety if boutiques offering every thing from costume , silver and gold jewellery to glass bangles. This place is famous for traditional foot wear like khusaas, leather shoes and traditional handicrafts from around the country.
WHERE TO EAT?
Lahoris are just proud of their cuisines. There are variety of restaurants and local food streets you found at Lahore.
The 2 Food Streets in Gawalmandi and Fort Road are lively restored areas famous for a variety of local Lahore delicacies from fried fish to Chapli kebabs, to more exotic dishes such as nihari and paya, all to be washed down with cool lassi or pink Kashmiri tea.
Numerous restaurants and cafes line MM AlamRoad, including Cafe Barbera, providing Italian/ Pakistani fusion food, Jammin Java Cafe for a cool vibe. Yums for Chinese, Aylanto and Veranda Bistro for Italian, and Bundu Khan for home style cooking. And definitely go to Butler’s Chocolate Cafe and try its Molten Lava cake!
Lakshmi Chowk is another famous eating spot in Lahore, with road side eateries, open all night to restaurants such as Tabbaq for its delicious kebabs and meat dishes.