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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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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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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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Moorish Mosque

The Moorish Mosque, Kapurthala, is a spectacular mosque built by Maharaja Jagatjit Singh who was the last ruler of Kapurthala state. It took over 13 years for construction of this mosque which got completed in the year 1930. It is a fine example of the Moorish architecture and one of the few monuments with Moorish architecture in the region. Continue reading »

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Nur Mahal

Nur Mahal is famous for being home to Nur Jahan, wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir -she was brought up here. It houses buildings with some of the finest Mughal architecture in the state such as the Nur Mahal Sarai. Continue reading »

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