Lahore impresses with its glorious history, distinctive tradition, splendid natural marvels and vivid cultures. Considered as the cultural capital of Pakistan, Lahore entices a good number of tourists every year to take holidays here. Travellers reserving seats aboard Lahore bound flights often get astounded by the erstwhile Mughal magnificence. Let’s check out some of the most popular historical draws that promise tourists a ride back in the time.
Badshahi Masjid, commonly known as Royal Mosque, is one of the most popular tourist attractions among the holidaymakers, especially history lovers boarding flights to the cultural capital of Pakistan, Lahore. This is the largest mosque in the city with the capacity of accommodating more than fifty thousand visitors at a time. Located right in the heart of Lahore, this grand structure is one of the perfect examples of Mughal architectural brilliance. The detailed wall carvings and incredibly beautiful design depict a perfect blend of Indian, Persian, Islamic and Central Asian artworks and often give flights to the visitors’ fancies.
Another irresistible lure of Lahore, Shalimar Bagh was constructed by the fifth Mughal king, Shah Jahan. Holidaymakers disembarking flights at Lahore and seeking natural pursuits often make their way to this royal garden. Featuring three elegantly designed terraces, strategically placed numerous dancing fountains, eye-soothing lush green surroundings, colourful flowerbeds with blooming buds and the elaborated lattice works on the floor, Shalimar Bagh delights its visitors with a mesmeric visual treat as well as an apt escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life, simultaneously.
Shahi Qila was built by Akbar, the most powerful emperor of the Mughal dynasty, in the sixteenth century; it is situated majestically in the north-western corner of the walled city of Lahore. This UNESCO world heritage site is one of the masterpieces of Islamic art and culture. Most holidaymakers, particularly culture vultures and history buffs, on flights arriving in Lahore are found on a quest for entry tickets and local guides near the Alamgiri Gate. Visitors entering this fort get a chance to witness the Mughal architectural genius, the awe-inspiring views of Sheesh Mahal (the palace of mirrors) and the sacred Moti Masjid.