Things to do in Lahore during your stay at Pearl Continental
Discover all the attractions in Lahore: things to do and places to visit
If you are planning a visit to Lahore, please note that it is the Capital city of Punjab Province of Pakistan.
The main attraction of the city is its beautiful architecture and bustling bazaars. The tradition of buildings is centuries old in Lahore but the Mughal (1500AD to 1800AD) have contributed the most to it. There are numerous mosques monuments, bazaars, evening musical programs and a variety lifestyle in the city.
The Lahore Museum is the largest in the country and houses articles from all over the country. The city is located just 25 KMS away from the Indian border on the grand Trunk road. This makes it a transit point before going into India from Pakistan.
Lahore was a cultural and intellectual centre during both the Mughal and British eras, and it's an atmosphere which still pervades today, but it is the diversity and contrast of the different sections of the city which make Lahore interesting. Apart from local tourists with their blaring transistors, you could almost be back in the Moghuls era.
Lahore is 213 meters above sea level. Regarding the weather, the temperature here drops down to 10C in winter, but in summer can soar to 40C or more.
Places to visit:
Minar-e-Pakistan is a famous placed located in Iqbal Park Lahore, Pakistan. It's created in memorial of the Pakistan Resolution. The minaret shows a combination of Mughal and modern architecture. Minar-e-Pakistan was built where in March 23, 1940 Pakistan Resolutions was passed by Muslim League. This was the first official statement giving for establish a separate homeland for Muslims living in Southeast Asia. It attracts all people living in Pakistan, as well as many people come around the Lahore city with their children’s and history students.
Badshahi mosque is the biggest and most famous mosque in Pakistan (Lahore), with up to 100,000 space of prayers. It was built in 1671 by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the last of the Mughal rule. The mosque is close to Fort Royal. For information purposes only, Aurangzeb was the son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal (Agra). The mosque is truly breathtaking and there is the Mausoleum of famous poet and philosopher of Indo-Pak Allama Iqbal.
Wazir Khan Masjid
Wazir Khan Masjid (Mosque) is a beautiful famous place for its decoration and tile work. This masjid (mosque) was built in 1634 by Hakim Ali-ud-din also known as Wazir Khan. This mosque was created with traditional Mughal floral design and their material is tile-like brick. It's having great paintings inside and outside of majid (mosque), there minar(tower) height is about 100 feet. There are pigeons flying over the Masjid Wazir Khan which gives a great look.
Shahi Qila Lahore Fort
Shahi Qila is built in (1556–1605) by Mughal emperor Akbar. It’s located on the Walled City of Lahore and just in front of famous Badshahi Mosque. This project was design by UNESCO World Heritage site but there is uncertainty surrounding when it was built and by whom. Many people and tourist daily visit this park and Shahi Qila is a great place for history lovers.
Shrine of Data sahib
Data Darbar (or Durbar), located in the city of Lahore, Pakistan is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in South Asia. It houses the remains of a Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery (more commonly known as Daata Ganj Baksh, meaning the master who bestows treasures). He is said to have lived on the site in the 11th century.
The shrine is located near the Bhati Gate into Lahore's Walled City. It was originally built by the Ghaznavi king Sultan Zakiruddin Ibrahim in the late eleventh century, and has been expanded several times. For centuries his tomb was visited by Muslims and Hindus in search of his blessings but since partition, most visitors have been Muslim, although people of all religions are welcome. On special occasions, the shrine is decorated with lights, dinner is prepared for hundreds of people and visitors dance while musicians play Sufi music for hours. At the boundary of the shrine, Muslim faithfuls recite the Qur'an, and pay tributes to Muhammad.
Wagah Border is located on Grand Trunk Road which join the Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan. It's a well known place all over Pakistan. Wagah is name of village which was divided in 1947 after partition. Today half part is in India and half is in Pakistan. Many people daily visit Wagah Border to watch soldiers parade and flag lowering ceremony on every evening between border security forces of India and Pakistan. Wagah Border ceremony having great heart touching moments and increase heart beats of everyone with love for their country.
Lahore Museum is located on Mall Road and it was started in 1894. It's one of the most famous museums in South Asia because of the immensity of his compilation. The museum houses the Indus civilization, Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa monuments. The components are ceramics, jewelry, weapons, and textiles. Lahore Museum is also conservative Mughal and Sikh rule and fragments of the period that led to the partition.
Anarkali Tomb is located on area of Punjab Secretariat in Lahore and now houses the office of vital records Punjab. Previously, it was transformed into a Christian church by the British invasion. It's a beautiful garden and near to Anarkali Bazar (market). Many people say Anarkali tomb is here which was buried live on order of Mughal emperor Akbar in two walls.
Tomb of Jahangir
Jehangir´s Tomb is a famous place where the grave and the gardens surrounding of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-1627) in Shahdara in the 1870's. It's a beautiful place which built as a mugal garden on right bank of the Ravi River. Jehangir´s Tomb is in one of the greatest Architectural Projects of Pakistan. The red sandstone is used in construction of this tomb. Anyone who visit Lahore city must see this beautiful place, there interior walls are covered with colorful murals floral mausoleum.
Shalimar Garden is situated on 3km drive from walled city on Grand Trunk Road, Lahore, Pakistan. It’s a beautiful place created on acres of area for enjoyment and relaxation. Emperor Jehangir built this beautiful place for his wife Nur Jehan, thus showing their love forever and remembrance for future lovers. The garden name was "Shalimar" which means the purest of human pleasures. The gardens are an excellent place to avoid the noise of hassle bustle of Lahore city.
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park is situated on Canal Bank near Jallo Park, Lahore, Pakistan. The water park is prepared with all modern services and facilities for thousands of people come yearly. There were a lot of beautiful parks in Lahore but Sozo Water Park added a lot of the beauty in Lahore. It was a great amusement park for visitors around the country and for locals living in Lahore. The park is created on area of approximately 25 acres having outdoor swimming pools, water slides and rides.
Lahore Zoo was recognized in 1872. It's located on the Mall road Lahore it’s very popular in public, who often bring their children to enjoy the view of various animals. Its most famous resident is the elephant "Suzi". Lahore zoo is biggest zoo of country it’s the main center of attention for thousands of kids living in Lahore and in different cites Pakistan.
Quaid-e-Azam library was established in 1862, it’s located on the most famous gardens of Lahore. It was created by britishers and given a name as "Lawrance Gardens", but now their name is Bagh-e-Jinnah (Jinnah's Garden) this named was given after creation of Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam library is the biggest public library in Pakistan and their opening timing is 8am to 8pm.
Art Gallery Lahore
Lahore Art Gallery is placed at Alhamra Cultural Complex in Lahore. It's a center place having true spirit of art and culture. It's famous among tourist around the country and art lovers around the world. They having an amphitheater flooded Punjab arts and crafts Museum. Lahore Art Gallery is also famous for arts and cultural events or performing arts classes.
Jallo park, Lahore
Lahore having some great picnic spots Like Jallo park which is one of the famous and beautiful place, located in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan. This park was build in 1978 contain number of birds, such as species of pheasants and parrots. Jallo Park gives great amusements and facilities for all family such as forest research centre, wildlife breeding center, sports complex, swimming pool, and boating lake.
Data Darbar Complex Compund
Masjid Wazir Khan
Wagah Border Park
Shalimar Bagh (Garden)
Pearl Continental Lahore
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Featured Places of Interest
- Anar Kali Tomb
- Badshahi Mosque
- Bara Dari
- Data Darbar Complex Compund
- Jahangir Tomb
- Lahore Museum
- Lahore Fort
- Ranjit Singh Tomb
- Shalimar Garden
- Wagah Border
- Wazir Khan Mosque