Lahore being the cultural, historical and art center of Pakistan, this beautiful city features marvelous sights for the visitors who love sightseeing. Take our Guided tours and avail the opportunity to explore the city’s treasures. We are pleased to offering Lahore Guided tours of Lahore.
It is a known fact that the Mughal architecture is the most elegant manifestation of the building art of the Muslim world. This architectural style has been acknowledged as the blending of grace, strength and harmony. The amazing symmetry of the three giant white marble domes capping the many arches of the mosque is a marvel of harmony in masonry. It is the most striking piece of architecture in Lahore and its huge domes and minarets can be spotted from far off. This mosque was built by the great emperor Aurangzeb. The design of the mosque is bound by conventions. It is a building of very strong and resolute character. Apart from its architectural magnificence the Badshahi mosque is also one of the largest mosques in the world.
The massive doors, Great walls of the Lahore fort, the throne room with its marble pavilion, the Diwan-e-Aam the court of public audience, the Sheesh Mahal, the Naulakha and the Moti Masjid peak eloquently of the days gone by. Intricate patterns of inlaid precious stones, carvings, mosaic tiles, murals against the background of rough tiles are a treat to the aesthetic eye.it is one of the three great palaces forts built by the Mughals in south asia. This fort, originally built by Ayaz and later rebuilt by the great Akbar has its own distinctive history and character. Epoch making secisions were taken here which changed the history of this area and world.
There are numerous myths and legends behind the various divans of the fort.you can feel them, sense them, provided you have an eye to see and an ear to listen. as emperor jehangir put in his memories.
This romantic Mughal monument takes its name from the Ancient word Sholah Mah means (the light of the moon ).Amongst all the Mughal monuments, it stands out as an apostle of romnticism. It may have lost its glory to the ravages of time but it still retains an aura of romance that permeates all its corners. These gardens were laid out in 1637 A.D by emperor shah jehan. The design of the present day garden comprises of three terraces. The first is known as Farrah Bukhsh (bestower of pleasure).while the second and third are collectively known as Faiz Bukhsh (bestower of plenty).it is an enchanting piece of landscape where an imaginative gardener’s fancy has come into full bloom.
No pleasing intricacies intervene
No artful wilderness to perplex the scene,
Grove nods at grove,each alley has a brother,
And half the platform just reflects the other.
It is believed that this tomb was designed by jehangir,s beloved wife Nur jehan.However,it was built by his son shah jehan who had a great love for architecture.The building of the tomb with for tall minarets looks like a bigh jewel set in the heart of verdant garden,the profusion of marble ornamentation, magnifiecent exterior, tastefull decorated interior, expensive perspective of the landscape all indicate the excellence of the builder,s taste and caftsmanship.
We are no other than a moving row
Of visionary shapes that come and go
Round wirh this sun illuminated lantern held
In midnight by the master of the show
The real name of Nur jehan was Mehrun Nisa begum.she was given the title of Nur jehan (light of the world) when she was married to empror jehangir in 1611.Nur jehan was the only empress whose name appeared on the mughal coins.she died in 1645 A.D.Eighteen years after jehangir,s death and was buried near her husbands,s tomb.she is said to have built her mausoleum during her lifetime.
Her tomb ooringinally was exquisitely embellished with glazed lime plaster bearing beautiful floral fresco painting, but time treated this building cruelly.today what remains is hardly enough to remind one of ite original splendour.
Upon my grave when i shall die,
No lamp shall burn nor jasmine lie,
No candle, with unsteady flame,
Serve as a reminder of my fame,
No bulbul chanting overhead
shall tell the world that i am dead.
The Lahore museum is regarded as one of the oldest and the most authentic in Pakistan was built during the times of the British and opened to the public in 1894. Lahore museum has been constructed in the Mughal Gothic style the ceiling is decorated with Sadequain Pakistani artist to illustrate a line from one of Iqbal s poem. it is a treasure house containing unique materials of almost all ages displayed in several galleries Islamic Hindus an jain wood carving and Islamic works such as illustrated manuscripts Korans rugs an metalwork paintings are arranged there are statures of Buddha in various postures including the priceless piece of hantine fasting Buddha and various pieces of sculpture of the Gandhara period moreover the valuable treasure of Lahore museum included collection of Mughal paintings and coins most complete is Pakistan another unique feature is the collection of stamps issued by the government of Pakistan during the past decades.
The walled city is located to the south of river ravi, which once flowed along the walls of Lahore fort. In the past, access to the walled city was possible only through one of its imposing gates, which date back to the days of akbar the great who held his court in Lahore for fourteen years. The walled area was accessible through twelve gates, built under his orders. Till the day of Ranjit singh the ruler of Punjab, these gates were closed at night. The wall around old city was falling into decay when Ranjit singh rebuilt it in 1812.He also surrounded it with a moat which was earth filled during the British period and fine gardens were laid out there. The picturesque bazars of the walled city, its narrow streets multistoried houses and incredible din fascinate the visitor. wazir khan’s mosque of the Mughal period remains almost the only witness to the past splendor of the old city.it is also known as the architectural ornament of Lahore
Fakir Khana Museum “the largest antiques collection in south Asia” is the honor, pocessions and pride of the well known Fakir Family whose vibrant history can be amazingly traced back hundreds of years. This Private family museum is basically inside an early 20th century house carrying a kaleidoscope of unimaginable pieces. From gems & stones, portraits & miniatures to original manuscripts of holy Quran and Relics of Islam including the relics of the Holy Prophet. It is a place full of history, memories and treasures. Every single artifact at Fakir Khana Museum has a story to tell. Entering the arches of the Fakir Khana museum you truly get to know that not only this family is the proud bearer of the relics and the antiques collection but it’s also a part of an eventful history.
The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border near Hussainiwala National Martyrs Memorial, is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959.The drill is characterized by elaborate and rapid dance-like maneuvers, which has been described as “colourful”. It is alternatively a symbol of the two countries’ rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations.
This ceremony takes place every evening before sunset at the Wagah border, which as part of the Grand Trunk Road was the only road link between these two countries before the opening of the Aman Setu in Kashmir in 1999. The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations’ flags. It is called the “beating retreat” border ceremony on the international level. One infantryman stands at attention on each side of the gate. As the sun sets, the iron gates at the border are opened and the two flags are lowered simultaneously. The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a retreat that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers from either side, followed by the closing of the gates again. The spectacle of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists.
Lahore is cultural and academic center of the country with an abundance of historical monuments, exhibiting elegance and architectural magnifiecence.Most people coming to Lahore and others who reside in lahore are well aware of the monuments like Lahore fort, Badshahi mosque, Shalimar garden, Lahore museum etc. It is however a dismal reality that many of Lahore,s historical assets dating from the mughhal period or even before are not well known or well preserved.These treasure of history are hidden in unknown corners of the city.