Lahore is one of the historical & the 2nd largest city of Pakistan. It is rich in Culture & Traditions also called the Mughal city of Gardens due to the high influence of Mughal emperors. There are lot of beautiful & Amazing Places in Lahore for the tourist due to their unique & historic background. Here is the list of top ten historical places to visit in Pakistan.
1-Tomb of Jahangir Lahore:
Lahore is full of beautiful & historic places. Among these places Tomb of Jahangir Lahore is an eye catching place. It was built for the Mughal Empire Jahangir. His son Shah Jahan built the mausoleum after the ten years of his father’s death. The Tomb contains four 30 meters high Minarets.
The Lahore Zoo is a very important & the biggest zoo in the south Asia. It was established in 1872. The Government of Pakistan is taking lot of care in the wild life department. There are lots of collections of animals in the Zoo. It provides recreation & enjoyment for the citizen of Lahore & other Tourists.
3-Lahore Fort/ Shahi Qila:
The Shahi Qila which is locally called by the people is a very beautiful place to visit. It is situated in North West corner of the Lahore city. The Mughal Emperor Akbar laid the foundation of this Lahore fort. The Fort has two gates one is Alamgiri gate and the other is called Maseeti gate. Overall it provides an amazing view & attracts the tourists.
4-Shalimar Garden Lahore:
Shalimar Garden Lahore is another master piece of the Mughal Architecture. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan has constructed in 1641 AD. Shalimar Garden is located near Baghbanpura. Its beautiful Mughal Work attracts the tourist towards this royal garden.
Badshahi Mosque is an imperial mosque which is master art of the Mughal emperors. This is the 2nd largest mosque in Pakistan & of course the 5th largest in the World. In 1993 the Government of Pakistan includes the Mosque in the World heritage site in UNESCO.
Minar-e-Pakistan is basically a public monument which is located in Iqbal Park Lahore. It is a beautiful place for the tourists & was constructed during 1960s. This is a Symbol of Freedom for the brave nation of Pakistan. After the period of eight years it was completed in 1968. The Total height of the Minar is 92 meters. The Park around the monument provides the eye catching view to the tourists.
Sheesh Mahal Lahore is another master art of the Mughal period & is located within the Shah Burg bock in the northern western corner of the Lahore fort. The quality mirror work is the beautiful & amazing thing to watch. It was constructed during the period of Shah Jahan & was built by the famous architect of the Mughals. In 1981 it was included in UNESCO World heritage.
Anarkali Bazaar is an important bazaar of Lahore & the oldest of the south Asia. It was named after a girl of Anarkali who fell in love with the Emperor son Saleem & she was buried alive as a punishment by Emperor Akbar. It is the center of garments, jewellery, Textiles & lot of other items which are the main attractive of the tourists.
9-Fakir Khana Lahore Art Gallery:
Fakir Khana is the private museum of the Lahore & the largest of south Asia. This museum provides lot of information about Punjab heritage & traditions to the visitors. It is a hidden treasure of the art. It is the private museum of the fakir family which transfers from generations to generations. Now the museum provides online information about the art & traditions of Pakistan & the World.
Heera Mandi is basically the Mughal era. It is Famous for its dance called Mujra which is the classical branch of the dance in south Asia. The local community says this as a heera mandi due to the admirable beauty of the girls in this market. The Maharaja Rangit Singh named it as a Heera mandi to pay tribute of one of his ministers Called Heera Singh.