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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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Nabha – The seat of the Phulkian Royals

From historical evidence, Maharaja Hamir Singh founded the Phulkian state in 1755 and took over the forts at Sangrur, Bhadson (approximately 20 km north-east from the centre of Nabha town) and Amloh. The foundations of the Nabha Quila complex were laid around 1760. It was during the time of Maharaja Hamir Singh, who is said to have established his capital at Nabha in 1763 that settlements started agglomerating at the edge of the Quila complex. During Maharaja Jaswant Singh’s rule (1790-1810) the town was fortified with five gates and development activities picked up Continue reading »

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Almost certainly the richest source of Sikh artefacts, arts and arms outside of India and arguably in the world. On display within Nehru gallery are a number of Sikh arms including a complete Nihang Dastaar Bunga and the stunning Golden Throne of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Within the reading room are dozens of very important paintings in the Kangra style and a number of rare publications. Continue reading »

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