Best Historical Places in Lahore for visitors

If you are a visitor in Pakistan or Lahore or you want to see the history of Pakistan or the Sub-continent, you must visit Lahore, a city in Pakistan. Lahore is not the capital of Pakistan, that is Islamabad. Lahore is not the biggest city of Pakistan, that is Karachi, but Lahore has a great award of Pakistani civilization and history. 
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Historical Places in Lahore

Lahore has been declared as the city of the history of Pakistan. Lahore contains many symbols of history. Lahore is also called "the city of Colleges" in Pakistan.

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Lahore is the insignificant place for visitors. if a foreign visitors come into Pakistan for visit and wanna see the history of Pakistan and Punjab and has not visited Lahore, then he has not visited half of Pakistan. 

List of Historical Places in Lahore

These are the best historical places in Lahore for visitors and tourists. You can visit these places because these places are the history of the Sub-Continent. 

1- Lahore Fort 

Lahore fort is one of the most famous places in Pakistan. Lahore fort is symbolizing the Mughal Empire. Mughals constructed this fort in Lahore. It has an area of 20 hectares. Lahore fort is famous because it consists of 21 monuments. 

In the monuments, most of them are of Mugal shehansha Akbar, known as Akbar the Great, or Akbar 1. Lahore fort was rebuilt in the 17th Century. Akbar the Great added both features of Muslims and Hindus in Lahore Fort because he was a Muslim and one of his wives was Hindu. 

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After Akbar The Great, the fifth Mughal Shah Jahan added more things to the Lahore fort.  After the fall of the Mughal Empire, the Lahore fort had been used as the residence of Ranjit Singh. Ranjit Singh was the founder of the Sikh Empire. 

You must visit the Lahore fort as it is the remembrance of Mughals and Sikhs, and was built in the 17th century. 


2- Badshahi Mosque

Shahi Mosque is one of the oldest and antique buildings in Pakistan. Badshahi mosque was built by one of the Mughals. Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb built this mosque in Lahore in 1671. This mosque was completed in 1673, in other words, the mosque was constructed in 2 years

Badshahi Mosque is the 2nd largest mosque in Pakistan. After the fall of the Mughal Empire, Badshahi Mosque was used as Garrison by Sikh Empire and then British Empire used this, and now it is in Pakistan, as an iconic sight. 

You should visit this mosque in Lahore to see the Mughal Architecture, and the wideness of the mosque, as it is the 2nd largest mosque in Pakistan. 


3- Shalimar Garden

Shalimar Garden is also a Masterpiece of the Mughal Empire. The Mughals were fond of Art and Architecture. Taj Mehal (Located in India) is one of the famous architectures of Mughals. 

Shalimar Garden Lahore was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1641 and the construction was completed in 1642. And in 1981, the Shalimar Garden was declared a heritage place by UNESCO.

You should visit this place as it is the remembrance of antique emperors. 


4- Minar e Pakistan 

Minar e Pakistan is the National Monument of Pakistan, located in Lahore. Minar e Pakistan was built in 1960 and its construction was completed in 1968. Minar e Pakistan was built at that place where the All India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution. 

Lahore Resolution was the 1st call for the separation of Pakistan from India for the Muslims. This resolution helped the Muslims to make their own homeland as Pakistan. 

Minar e Pakistan is a blend of Mughals, Islamic & Modern architecture designed. The design was made by Nasreddin Murat-Khan, a civil and architecture engineer. The height of Minar e Pakistan is 70 meters above the ground. 


5- Haveli of Nau Nihal Singh 

This haveli is a traditional symbol of the Sikh Empire, This Haveli (Buiding) was constructed by a Sikh Emperor Nau Nihal. This haveli is only the representation of Sikhs in Lahore. 

Nau Nihal Singh was the 3rd Maharaja of the Sikh Empire. The haveli was built around 1830 or 1840. The haveli is protected by the Antiquities Act 1975. 

If you want to see Sikh Architecture in Pakistan or Lahore, you must go to Nau Nihal Singh haveli.


6- Mariyam Zamani Mosque

Mariyam Zamani Mosque is also known as "Begum Shahi Mosque", This mosque was made by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, in remembrance of his mother who was Mariyam-uz-Zamani, and she was also called Maharani Jodha Bai. 

The Mariyam Zamani begum mosque was constructed between 1611 and 1614. This mosque includes different architectures because of different emperors. You will see the Mughal Architecture and there is also something of Pushtons in the architecture. 

You should visit this if you are fond of the Mughals and their architecture. 


7- Jahangir's Tomb

We have studied something about Jahangir in the above section, he created a mosque in remembrance of his mother, however, his mother was a Hindu lady. Jahangir was buried in Lahore after his death. 

This incident happened in the 17th century. The tomb is very awesome to see because of its richness and interior designed. The tomb is highly decorated with marbles, and frescoes. 

This Tomb is now on the Tentative list of UNESCO world heritage. You can visit if you are fond of such places. 


8- Hazuri Bagh

Hazuri Bagh is located in a very beautiful location. Hazuri Bagh is situated in between Badshahi Mosque & Lahore Fort. Hazuri Bagh was built by Raja Ranjit Sing, in remembrance of Koh e Noor, he won from another raja in 1813. 

Hazuri Bagh was built in 1818, the bagh was constructed under the supervision of Faqir Azzizudin. The building of bagh was used as a court of Raja, the building where the court used to hold has a mirrored ceiling. 

The baradari, (a building in hazuri bagh) was damaged during the war and was reconstructed during the British reign in 1932

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