Lahore, the city of gardens has always been a centre of attention due to the heritage sites built in the Mughal era. From the legend of Anarkali to the shahi hammams, Lahore has been in the literature for as long as people can remember. As the saying goes “Jinney Lahore Ni Vekhya, O Jammeya Nai” and then hearing that Lahore Walled City has been restored to its former glory.
‘Shehr e Lahore Teri Roonaqien Dayim Abad
Teri Galyon Ki Hawa Khainch Laye Hai Mujh Ko’
Lahore has the mighty Minar-e-Pakistan with the beautiful red sandstone and white marbled Badhshahi Mosque, the Anarkali Bazar, Lahore Museum, Iqbal Manzil, Masjid Wazir Khan, Lahore Fort, Haveli Nau Nehal Singh, Shalamar Gardens, Gali Surjan Singh, and much more.
Nations need to preserve their history and architecture. The cultural identity lost is a lost civilization. The capital of Punjab in the Indian Subcontinent, Lahore has a history of more than a thousand years.
Aga Khan Culture Service Pakistan: Restoring the historical sites
Aga Khan Culture Service Pakistan has been involved in the restoration of historical sites across the country for a long. They had restored the Baltit and Khaplu Fort in 1996. In Lahore, they have restored a lot of historical sites primarily the Lahore Walled City known as ‘Androon Lahore’. It is the heart and home to the tourists. Just like the Red Fort, Delhi the Lahore fort is of utmost importance. It has also been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
13 gates of Lahore:
It has 13 gates named as follows:
- Taxali Gate
- Bhatti gate
- Mori Gate
- Lahori Gate
- Shah Alam Gate
- Mochi Gate
- Akbari Gate
- Delhi Gate
- Kashmiri Gate
- Yakki Gate
- Khizri Gate
- Masti Gate
- Roshnai Gate
The picture wall of the Lahore Fort is the biggest wall of this sort. The work of restoration started quite a few years back.
The restoration included the Picture Wall of the Lahore Fort, the royal kitchen, the royal hammams, etc. It has been opened to the public so that they can enjoy sightseeing the Mughal Era architecture.
The reconstruction and restoration of the World’s Largest Picture Wall in the Lahore Fort have been completed under the supervision of the Walled City of Lahore (WCL) Authority.#pakistan #lahorefort #largestpicture pic.twitter.com/A1noqyG7dH
— Startup Pakistan (@PakStartup) January 12, 2022
When you visit Lahore, don’t forget to visit the historic places, nashta from Androon Lahore and shopping from Anarkali Bazaar.
Lahore Lahore Ay!!!