Category Archives: Pak>Lahore and surrounding areas

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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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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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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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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Wazir Khan Mosque

A walk through the old city of Lahore in Pakistan has a number of fantastic and memorable historical sites.  The Wazir Khan Mosque is one of these. Described as a ‘mole on the cheek of Lahore’, the mosque was built … Continue reading »

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Shalimar Gardens

The magnificent and famous Shalamar Gardens are located 8 kms to the north-east of Lahore in Pakistan on the Grand Trunk Road. Commissioned by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1637, the gardens are known for their grandeur and exquisite landscaping. … Continue reading »

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Lahore Fort

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Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur

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Dera Sahib Gurdwara

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Gurdwara Sacha Sauda

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Nankana Sahib Gurdwara

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Sher Singh Baradari

The Samadhi of Sher Singh, located on the premises lies in complete ruins as the domed structure appears to have been cut in half. The baradari itself is fast turning into a garbage dump as the Solid Waste Management department has constructed a waste enclosure here after demolishing one corner of the Baradari. Continue reading »

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Wagah Border Crossing

The Wagah Border, approximately 28 kms west from Amritsar on the NH1, was the only road link between Pakistan and India before the opening of the Aman Setu in Kashmir in 1999. The controversial Radcliffe Line in 1947 was drawn … Continue reading »

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