There are only a few cities around the globe which provide a magnificent amalgamation of modernity and history. One of these cities is the city of Lahore which is considered as one of the most prestigious cities in the South Asia. Moreover, it is not only the provincial capital of Punjab but also the cultural capital of Pakistan.
When one thinks of Lahore, one is bombarded with images of culinary delights, historically rich monuments and the culturally rich bazaars and what not. To further beautify your perception about Lahore, read this article by Jovago Pakistan to get informed about the historically rich places that stand high and mighty across the city.
- Shalimar Garden Lahore
Considered to be one of the masterpieces of Mughal Era, Shalimar Garden is a must visit. It was constructed in the — century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who was known for his love of nature and architecture. Due to their historic relevance, the Shalimar Gardens are one of the top tourist attractions.
- Sheesh Mahal
As the name suggests, this palace of mirrors will surely leave you bewitched with its mesmerizing views. Also constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this palace is located within the Shah Burj block in the North-western corner of Lahore Fort. The Sheesh Mahal is also a part of Unesco World Heritage.
- Anarkali Bazar
Considered to be the oldest bazaar in South Asia, the Anarkali bazaar is a place where one can see different yet beautiful fusions of everyday artifacts. The bazaar is also a part of the rich Mughal Heritage and is named after the slave girl who was buried alive by most famous Mughal Emperor Akbar.
- Badshahi Mosque
One of the most beautiful masjids of the Mughal Architecture, Badshahi Masjid was built by the famous Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Considered to be an epitome of beauty and grandeur, this masjid is the second largest in Pakistan and the fifth largest in the world. This landmark is also a part of the Unesco’s World Heritage. It is capable of accommodating fifty-five thousand worshippers at a single time.
If you have any more historical places which are of historical importance to Lahore, the heart of Pakistan; then do share them with us in the comments section below.