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Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan and is the provancial capital of Punjab. Lahore is termed as "Mughal City of Gardens" due to the historical presence of Mughal gardens in and around lahore. It is also home to many British structures such as Lahore high court, Lahore Railway station, General Post Office, Lahore Museum , University of Punjab, Govt College and King Edward Medical University. World's 4th largest zoo "Lahore Zoo" is also situated in lahore.
Lahore hosts most of the arts, cuisine, festival, music and film making, therefore reffered as cultural heart of Pakistan. lahore is also Pakistani largest publication center "Urdu Bazar" with a market share of 80%. People visiting lahore should visit following tourist attractions atleast as part of their memories. One of the best place starting Pakistan tour.
Major Tourist attractions in Lahore are :
- Badshahi Qila
- Minar Pakistan
- Iqbal Tomb
- Wazir Khan Mosque
- Wagha Boarder
- Lahore Museum
- Lahore Zoo
- Wazir Khan Mosque
- Shalimar Garden
- MM Alam Road for food
- Liberty and Gulberg for Shopping
- Water Parks (Sozo, Rana resort etc)
Places of Interest
Lahore is reffered as City of Gardens. Shalimar Garden, Lawrence Garden, Hazuri Bagh, Iqbal park, Mochi Bagh, Gulshan Iqbal Park, Model Town Park, Nasir Bagh Lahore, Jallo Park and many more. Changa Manga is an artificial forest near lahore in Kasur district and a good picnic point destination in Pakistan
Jilani park (also known as Race course Park) is famous for floral exhibitions and artifical water fall. It also host annual horse racing competitions.
Lahore also offers a safari park having different animals like tigers, lions, rhinos,elephant, apeas and indus plane animals covers an area of 80 acres. You can walk through Pakistan's largest aviary here with all kinds of birds and they are kept in theri natural habitat instead of caged.
Night Life with Activities
Night life of Lahore offers:
- Food street is for food lovers and is near Old Lahore behind Badshahi Mosque Lahore, MM Alam road Lahore, Gulberg, DHA and in many other parts of Lahore
- For shopping lovers Shopping Malls are every where. you can visit Anarkali, Liberty, Pace, Gulberg , DHA Y Block, DHA H Block for your shopping appetitle
- For movie lovers you will find many 2D and 3D cinemas opening in Lahore, They are Supper cinema MM Alam road , DHA R Block cinema, Cine Star Township and Supper cinema Royal Palm lahore
Lahore is the city where Pakistan's independence declaration was made and played important role in Pakistani history.The city suffered revolts, demonstrations and bloodshed at the time of independence due to the enmity between Muslims and Hindus at the time and the uncertainty which loomed over the fate of Lahore even after India and Pakistan became independent. Lahore's culture, its history, institutions, food, clothing, films, music, fashion, and liberal community lifestyle attract people from all over the country.
The people of Lahore celebrate many festivals and events throughout the year, blending Mughal, Western, and other traditions.EID ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha are celebrated. Many people decorate their houses and light candles to illuminate the streets and houses during public holidays; roads and businesses may be lit for days. The mausoleum of Data Ganj Bakhsh or Data Sahib, is located in Lahore, and an annual urs is held every year as a big festival.
The Festival of Lamps, or Mela Chiraghan, is an important and popular event in Lahore. This is celebrated at the same time as Basant, every spring on the last Friday of March, outside the Shalimar Gardens. The National Horse and Cattle Show is one of the most famous annual festivals, held in spring in the Fortress Stadium. The week-long activities include a livestock display, horse and camel dances, tent pegging, colourful folk dances from all regions of Pakistan, mass-band displays, and tattoo shows in the evenings. On 14 August, the people of Pakistan celebrate the day Pakistan gained its independence from the British. There are lots of celebrations in Lahore; the streets are full of people singing and dancing. Concerts are held with many pop and classical singers. The World Performing Arts Festival is held every autumn (usually in November) at the Alhambra cultural complex, a large venue consisting of several theatres and amphitheatres. This ten-day festival consists of musicals, theatre, concerts, dance, solo, mime, and puppetry shows. The festival has an international character, with nearly 80 percent of the shows performed by international performers. On average 15–20 different shows are performed every day of the festival.