For the first time in Lahore, the Walled City of Lahore Authority is starting shopping tours from 17th December 2016. This tour is on every Saturday. In this tour the tourists will be taken to different bazaars of the walled city. The target audience of these tours is all shopping lovers male and females. Special female tourist guides have been trained by WCLA for conducting these tours.
The first tour on this Saturday will start from Delhi Gate at 11 am. The shopping lovers will be taken to Akbari Mandi, Delhi Gate Bazaar, Pakistan Cloth Market, Kashmiri Bazaar, Azam Cloth Market, Waan Market, Kasera Bazaar and Rang Mehal. All these main markets are located on the Royal Trail which is a recently restored area of the Walled City Lahore.
Tania Qureshi (Deputy Director Media & Marketing WCLA):
We will be taking the tourists to the places where they can buy wedding dresses, party wear and casual unstitched suits, jewelry, shawls, shoes, home décor accessories, crockery, cutlery, spices, dry fruits and much more at cheap rates. Actually the Walled City Lahore is the hub of wholesale markets and the shopping lovers must visit it in this winter and wedding season. This tour is economical on everyone’s pocket. In this weekly tour we will be taking the tourists to different bazaars every time. Most of these markets are Asia’s biggest wholesale markets and we aim to promote these hundreds of years old markets through a guided tour. Our tourist guides will also brief the tourists about the history of the markets.
Kamran Lashari (Director General WCLA): f
For the first time in Pakistan we are starting with this unique tourism where the tourists especially the shopping lovers have been gathered. The markets of walled city Lahore are heritage markets and I think the people should know about these as well. This is a new trend of tourism and I hope we encourage the shopping lovers to come to the walled city Lahore.