Lahore is the second big city in Pakistan. Lahore is the historical city of Pakistan as well as the province of Punjab, Pakistan. Lahore is the hub of cultural and religious type activities for Thousand-year. This historic city is rich with beautiful architecture from back to the colonial time. Lahore has fascinating museums, historic mosques, gardens from the time of Mughal Emperors. If you are a backpacker, these places grab your attention, and you can do plenty of things. If you plan to visit this Islamic country, then I’ll recommend you don’t forget to make a place of Lahore on your list.
Well, there are many things to do, you can please yourself with the visit to these places. The list of to-do things in Lahore is very long, but I’ll write about those things I experienced during my visit.
Let’s dive into the ocean of Historical City…
Lahore Metro service is incredible. The facility of the Orange line will take you all around the city. It will give you a complete tour of the city within a single day, and the rates are very cheap. You can take a round of the city at less than $5. So, it’s time to say goodbye to traditional tour guides.
Mughal Emperors Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort) is an alive example of Mughal’s great taste of art. Shahi Qila was built in the 11th century by the legendry Mahmood Ghazni.
This remarkable compound is a gift for all art lovers who can please themselves with the beauty of different places, gardens, mosques, other buildings, and constructions located in the Lahore Fort. This fort is located in the northern area of Lahore’s old walled city. Sheesh, Mahal (Places of Mirrors) is one of the most visited Lahore Fort places.
The peoples who fond of amazing things to do in Lahore Badshahi Mosque is in their priority list. Badshahi Mosque was built in the era of Mughals. The Mosque is Located west of the Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort). This Mosque is widely considered to be one of Lahore’s most iconic landmarks.
The Mosque construction was started in 1671 by the emperor Aurangzeb, and the construction of the Mosque was completed in 1673. Badshahi Mosque is an alive example of Mughal architecture. The exterior of the Mosque is decorated with the carved red sandstone with marble inlay. Badshahi mosque was the largest Mosque in the era of Mughals. Now, this is the second-largest Mosque in Pakistan; 1st is Faisal Mosque. I’ll write about the Faisal mosque in my upcoming blogs; stay tuned! Okay. After the Mughal Empire’s downfall, the Sikh Empire and British Empire used this Mosque as a garrison. Now, this Mosque is one of Pakistan’s most iconic sights.
Whenever you plan to visit this historic city, I recommend you don’t forget to visit this alluring and magnificent Badshahi Mosque.
Anarkali Bazaar and Liberty Market
Anarkali Bazaar is one of the best markets in Lahore. You can enjoy everything from delicious street food to shoes and garments as well, and you can buy books, displayed on the footpaths and by small shops at the end of the street.
That is one of the best things tourists can look forward to when exploring a new city. This city is full of plenty of different shops and markets. Among so many shops, the Liberty Market and Anarkali Bazaar stand first; thus, they must visit them. From precious jewelry to material shops to silk to footwear to leatherwear, the best of this city you can find here. If you have good bargaining skills, then these places are heaven for shoppers.
Masjid Wazir Khan
This Mosque is the most ornately decorated Mughal – era Mosque. Wazir Kahn Mosque is famous for its admire able faience tile work known as Kashi – Kari. This place is a dream come true for photographers. The floral motifs and green and blue calligraphy come together in a mesmerizing exhibition of beauty across the façade.
After visiting the Mosque, I was thinking, folks of that time spent centuries to build this Mosque, but you people can’t believe that the construction of this Mosque completed in just 7 years during the rule of Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor.
Shalamar Baagh (Gardens)
Are you a lover of nature? If, yes then this historical place is for you. The construction of gardens started on 12 June 1641 and took 18 months to complete. The great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this Garden. The envelopment of this Garden is 80 acres.
This Garden is a great and alive example of the architectural skills of the Mughal Empire. There are three terraces known as the Hayat Baksh, Farah Baksh, and Faiz Baksh in the middle of this Garden. There are also a lot of white marble fountains and buildings in the Garden.
One of the amazing things to do in Lahore; suppose you are a history lover and want to learn something about Pakistan’s
history, religion, and culture. Besides it, if you are married or planning to marry shortly, and you want to narrate stories to your upcoming tiny babies, I’ll recommend this place is best to learn about Pakistan’s history. I visited this because I want to create curiosity in my coming babies about world history. When I told them, I visited almost every country museum to learn about its history, culture, and religion. Then, they’ll want to become travelers like their father. Oh yes, it’s a big dream of almost every parent. I think the environment of this blog is being emotional. Anyway, let’s get back to the topic, so I was talking about the Lahore Museum.
This museum was established in the 18th century. This museum has 20 galleries that exhibit different priceless Quran (The Holy book of Muslims) paintings, Gandharan sculptures, manuscripts, carpets, Islamic artwork, and many other artifacts.
The Minar e Pakistan
Another amazing thing to do in Lahore is this tower is known as a national monument. It’s famous for being a perfect representation of the ideology of Pakistan. The tower was built in the 1960s when the All India Muslim League passed the Lahore resolution on 23 March 1940. Minar-E- Pakistan is located in the famous Iqbal Park of Lahore, one of the country’s largest urban parks.
Backpackers visit this tourist destination to witness the mountain’s architecture based on Islamic, Mughal, and Modern Styles.
Mini Golf Club
If you are tired and take a bit of a break from exploring and traveling, this is an ideal place for some rest. It’s a popular place for the hangout of Lahore’s youth. It’s the best place for rest for travelers and backpackers.
Travelers who are looking for some fun with their travel companies can spend the day playing the game. Besides it, in the evening, you can enjoy the club’s great atmosphere with some hookah (calean) and delicious fusion food.
Lahore Wagah Border
Last but not least, this historical city trip would not be complete without visiting the Wagah Border. This place makes the partition between Pakistan and its neighbor India. Almost every evening, tourists come to this place to watch the Wagah border ceremony, a military parade performed by both Pakistan and India at the same time since 1959.
You’ll feel the joy of the crowd on both sides. This is something that every visitor should experience before leaving this historic city Lahore.
In the end…
We at adventure lord highly recommend exploring amazing things to do in Lahore and its beauty. If you plan to visit Pakistan, then don’t skip Lahore and its architecture.
I wish you all the best in your journey to Lahore Cheers! Subscribe us for more updates.