Introduction about historical City Lahore
Lahore City is located in the province of Punjab Pakistan. It is one of the historical city of Pakistan. When you walk through its old busy streets you will feel like you have gone back in time, The time of Mughal era or the time when the British rule at the subcontinent. There are old buildings that tell stories of kings and powers, and the smell of spices mixes with the sounds of Sufi poetry. If you are the student of history or a history lover, when you visit Lahore you will feel every corner tells stories of kings, nations, and regular people who helped make the city what it is today. in a day trip of Lahore you can visit 4 major historical attractions.
Badshahi Masjid Lahore
The first historical spot for history student day trip of Lahore is the Badshahi Masjid Lahore. The Badshahi Masjid is historical Masjid of Lahore, it is one of the old Majid in Lahore, it was established by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It’s constructed between 1671 and 1673 it was largest mosque in the world upon construction. It is the fifth largest mosque in the world and second largest mosque in Pakistan. It is the popular landmark for the tourists thousands of tourists every day Local Pakistani and foreigners comes to explore this is historical landmark. The elevation of the mosque is similar as his father Shah Jehan Masjid name Jama Masjid in Delhi. The cover area is over 276000 square feet and there is a place of 100000 people to pray at once and 10000 people pray inside the mosque. The towers of the Mosque are 196 feet tall. The Masjid is one of the popular Mughal style but suffered a lot under the power of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The government of Pakistan added the Badshahi Mosque in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. The location of the Masjid is at the opposite site of lari Adda Lahore (Famous Buss Stand of Lahore).
After exploring Historical masjid in 1 hour now you should move toward next historical landmark that is the Lahore Fort also Known as Shahi Qila, Lahore Fort is the second most popular historical place to visit In Lahore. Fort and buildings made of marbel that were built by Akbar Mughal emperor. Fort is updated and flourished under Akbar era. Lahore became the capital of Akbar in 16th century and in 1580 he established the Lahore fort. Instead of all the renovations and additions in past but the work done by Akbar was differentiate as the red brick constructions. The entrance of the fort to the Gate name Alamgiri built by Aurangzeb in 1674 as private royal quarters. It was large to allow several elephants carrying members of royal family to enter at once. The small Moti Masjid was built by Shah Jahan in 1644 for the private use of the ladies and was restored to its original shape in 1904. When the Mughal Empire fell in 18th century the Lahore fort was destroyed and many of its buildings were damaged. Well it has now been carefully restored allowing local and foreign visitors to come and explore the history of Mughal era. The Lahore fort has three museums the Armory Gallery, the Mughal Museum and the Sikh Museum. Visiting the Lahore fort is like walking through the pages of History
The Third historical place to visit in Lahore in you’re a day tour of Lahore is the Lahore Museum. Lahore Museum has the collection of British, Sikh and Mughal era. The architectural interior and exterior structure of the Lahore museum is the mix of old Mughal style and British touch which makes it a different historical architecture in the city. It is a famous quote “ if people are unaware of the history of their country then they are like a tree without its roots. The location of the museum is situated at Mall road, that is the most famous road of Lahore it is the next to the famous National college of Arts.
Variety of historical collection of Mughal, Sikh and british era in the Lahore museum attracts the history lovers of all over the Pakistan and foreigners to come and explore the history. Every gallery of the Lahore Museum has its own collection of arts which provides the history lovers a complete set of guidance of the history of Mughal and British era
The fourth historical place to visit is Shalimar garden in you’re a day trip, This historical garden built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1641 AD that is located in Lahore Pakistan. Construction of Shalimar Garden was supervised by Khalilullah Khan and for the appreciation he was awarded in Shah Jahan’s court. It is located near Bhagbanpura GT Road Lahore. Baghbanpura has a famous shopping street of Lahore. It was added in the list of UNESCO in 1981.
The ownership of the the garden was in the hand of Arain Family. Its design is based on Char Bagh. There are three elevated levels of terraces in the garden.
- Hayat Baskh
- Faiz Baksh
- Arah Baksh
There are more than 350 fountains in the garden with water flowing. The water of the fountains helps to cool the surroundings temperature especially during the summer months of Lahore. Many trees were planted in the garden which includes cherry, almond, mango, apple and other fruit that are bound to delight the visitors and nature loving tourists.
In conclusion, Lahore, with its rich tapestry of history and culture, offers an unparalleled journey through time for both history buffs and casual visitors alike. Each of these landmarks, deeply rooted in history, tells a unique story of Lahore’s past, reflecting the city’s evolution through various dynasties and eras. A day trip to these historical places in Lahore is not just a tour t’s an immersive experience into the heart of Pakistan’s cultural and historical heritage.