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First heritage walk launched by Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board today in holy city

By Neraj Bagga, The Tribune. The holy city of Amritsar would glide into the rare club of old cities in the world known for holding heritage walks to showcase the old world charm of a city and focus attention towards … Continue reading »

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Katas Raj Temple Complex

The Katas Raj Temple complex is a Hindu mandir found in Katas village 40 kms south of Chakwal in Punjab, Pakistan and can be reached by road by the M2 Motorway and then following the road to Choa Saiden Shah. … Continue reading »

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Mausoleum of Bahauddin Zakariya

The city of Multan in Pakistan, known as the city of Sufis or mystics, is where the mausoleum of the great Sufi saint, Bahauddin Zakariya, can be found.  Standing in the centre of the city, within the north-eastern corner of … Continue reading »

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Rukn-e-Alam Mausoleum

Lying just inside Multan Fort in Pakistan, on the south-west side, is the mausoleum of Sheikh Ruknuddin Abul Fath, commonly known by the title Rukn-i-Alam (pillar of the world). The elegant dome is prominent, instantly visible when approaching the city … Continue reading »

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Badshahi Mosque

Lahore’s Badshahi Mosque, amongst the largest in the world, is one of the few significant architectural edifices constructed during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb from 1658 to 1707 AD and was inspired by the Jamah Mosque in Delhi, built by Aurangzeb’s father Shah Jehan. Although built during the final stages of the Mughal period, the mosque is arguably unsurpassed in its beauty, its scale and elegance like no other monument in Lahore. Presently, it is the fifth largest mosque in the world and can be found in the north-west of Lahore, adjacent to Lahore fort on Fort Road. Continue reading »

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World Tourism Day observed in City

LAHORE – Like the other parts of the globe, World Tourism Day was observed in the provincial metropolis on Tuesday. This year the day was celebrated under the theme “Tourism – Linking Cultures.” In the provincial metropolis, many programs were … Continue reading »

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The tomb of the Empress Nur Jahan

The tomb of the Empress Nur Jehan, wife of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir, lies in Shahdara Bagh, on the north-west suburbs of Lahore, near the mausoleum of her husband. Although there are no reliable figures as to when the tomb … Continue reading »

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Pearl Mosque or Moti Masjid in the Lahore Fort

The Moti Masjid of Lahore is a beautiful edifice standing on the western edge of the Lahore Fort, near the Alamgiri Gate. Moti, meaning pearl in Urdu, emphasises the preciousness of the religious structure and the naming of mosques after … Continue reading »

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Rawat Fort

The Pothohar region in modern-day Pakistan was strategically important, an important position between the trade routes of Central Asia and India and a number of forts were built here by rulers to consolidate their power. Rawat Fort, located on the … Continue reading »

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Sunehri Masjid

The Sunehri Masjid, or golden mosque, can be found in the old city of Lahore in the Chowk Kashmiri Bazar. A relative newcomer as compared with older monuments in the city, the mosque stands on a masonry platform a storey … Continue reading »

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Uch Sharif

The ancient town of Uch Sharif is steeped in history, some say pre-existing even before Alexander the Great’s travails in the Indian subcontinent. Located 75 kms from Bahawalpur in South Punjab, Pakistan, the town is positioned at the confluence of … Continue reading »

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Anarkali’s Tomb

On the lower Mall Road, inside the grounds of Punjab Secretrariat towards the south of the old city in Lahore, lies one of the more unexpected Mughal tombs, that of Anarkali, the former slave and lover of Prince Salim. According … Continue reading »

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Tomb of Asaf Khan

In the same complex as the mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir near the Lahore suburb of Shahdara Bagh, lies the tomb of Asif Jah, also known as Asaf Khan. The brother of the Empress, Nur Jehan, and the father … Continue reading »

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Jagatjit Palace Kapurthala

  In the centre of the dusty town of Kapurthala is a bizarre sight that hark back to the opulence and extravagance of the nineteenth century Sikh maharajas. The Jagatjit Singh palace, set within a 200 acre park has a spectacular architecture based on the Palace … Continue reading »

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Ferozshah memorial and Anglo Sikh Wars Site

Anglo-Sikh War SiteBattle of Ferozeshah – 21-22 December 1845 Following Mukdi, the British Army proceeded northwestwards with a view to joining forces with the besieged British garrison of Ferozepore. The Sikh Army did not prevent the meeting of the two … Continue reading »

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