If you’ve lived in Lahore and you haven’t explored the outing places in Lahore… You actually need to start questioning yourself! Although it’s not the capital of the country, it boasts living, culture, tradition, and food of entire Pakistan. And even if you have a single day to make the most out of your plan, there are plenty of best outing places in Lahore to visit. Lahore is the central hub for life and lively people, who are also known as ‘Lahori’s’.
Let’s take you closer to this blessed place and have you experience Lahore in a single day. Here’s a list of some amazing places that can allow you to enjoy your day to the fullest:
8 Best Outing Places in Lahore
For those who love nature, the Shalamar Garden of Lahore is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also known as the Shalamar Garden.
It was built in the year 1641 by Shah Jahan, the great Mughal emperor. Covering 80 acres of land, this magnificent Garden displays an example of the famous architectural skills of the Mughal Empire. You can find Hayat Baksh, Faiz Baksh and Farah Baksh terraces in the middle of this garden, and many many white marble fountains and buildings in the garden.
Badshahi Mosque is a real treat for the eyes. This mosque was built by Aurangzeb in the year 1674 and is known throughout the world for its magnificent architecture.
As per various reports and data, it’s concluded that the mosque has room is for 40,000 people for worshiping in a single prayer session. The entire mosque is of red sandstones. You’ll have enough to view and more significantly, you will see relics that belonged to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his daughter and his son-in-law.
Masjid Wazir Khan
Masjid Wazir Khan is more than a sight for the eyes – Qashani tile work seems like a direct contrast to the majesty of the Lahore Fort. This is one of the best outing places in Lahore and also a dream come true for photographers and visitors who enjoy quality work.
The masjid showcases glazed colourful tile mosaics. The floral motifs and blue and green calligraphy come together in a mesmerizing exhibition of beauty across the façade. Though it may seem that the mosque took centuries for completion, rather it took a total of seven years during the rule of Shah Jehan, the Mughal emperor.
If you actually want to understand the basics and history of Lahore then visit Lahore Museum. The museum was built in the 18th century, it contains artefacts from the times of the civilization of Mohenjodaro and Harrapa to the present day. There are about 20 galleries which exhibit different Qurans, paintings, Gandharan sculpture, carpets, manuscripts, and Islamic artworks of different experts.
The Lahore Fort, or the Shahi Qila, is one-of-a-kind Mughal structure and wonderful place to be at. You must visit this historical place to understand the excellence of work done in the time of the legendary Mahmood of Ghazni in the 11th century.
This massive compound is a treat for all art lovers who have the option to bask in the beauty of different gardens, palaces, halls, mosques and other such buildings and constructions that are located within the Lahore Fort. It measures 1400 feet by 1115 feet and the Palace of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal) is one of the most visited palaces in the Lahore Fort.
Walled City of Lahore (Dehli gate, Data Darbaar)
Fundamentally, this used to be the old arrangement of Lahore. The entire city used to be a gated group that was intended to be inside 12 entryways of Lahore. You should visit the Walled City of Lahore to encounter the quintessence of old Lahore and visit historical places of Lahore.
One of the most established Muslim altars in South Asia, Daata Durbar houses the Sufi holy person Abul Hassan Ali Hajveri’s remaining parts. Expansive hordes of the adherents and those looking for endowments from the holy person are seen consistently of day and night. Evidently, the langar here tastes better than average.
Situated inside the walled city and worked amid the Mughal period, this is just a single of the 13 doors of Old Lahore. The region close to the entryway is a verifiable place in which various old structures, havelis and chateaus are found.
Food Street Lahore and MM Alam Road
From the list of best places to visit in Lahore or even for famous places in Pakistan, the food places are on top of the list. The gorgeously lit New Food Street Lahore offers a delightful sight for historical places in Lahore to the best traditional restaurants for desi cuisine. This entire place is best for evening to late night hangouts, from taste of food to the tremendous view of Badshahi mosque, everything is a delight.
The MM Alam Road runs from the Main Market to Firdous Market. This major road was named after Muhammad Mahmood Alam, a very well-known figure of the Pakistan Air Force. The fact that some of the greatest restaurants in Lahore are located on this beautifully designed road is one of the major reasons for visiting this area. From Village Restaurant to Jammin Java Café to Pompei to Burger Hub, there are many restaurants to impress any foodie. This place is modernized look of food places and markets.
Lahore Wagha Border
A trip to Lahore without witnessing the ceremony of bravery and strength of Pakistan army men at Wagha border – at sunset – is like believing that you never went to Lahore. This place marks the border between Pakistan and its neighbour, India.
The show runs every day and every evening the tourists and locals come here to witness the Wagah border ceremony where the military performs, raises the flag, both Pakistan and India at the same time since 1959. This entire practice is cheered by the public supporters and adds to a sight must-see for Pakistan tourism.
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