Lahore is one of the largest and important cities in Pakistan. Lahore is quite friendly and welcoming. The city is quite huge; when visiting the old town the best way is to walk or take a tuk-tuk. The walled city in Lahore and is said to be one of the...more
Lahore is one of the largest and important cities in Pakistan. Lahore is quite friendly and welcoming. The city is quite huge; when visiting the old town the best way is to walk or take a tuk-tuk. The walled city in Lahore and is said to be one of the oldest cities in the world. There are several sites within the walled city such as the Lahore Fort, the Badshahi Mosque and the Minar-e-Pakistan. The Inner City also has several sites including the Asif Jah Haveli, Imperial Baths, the Wazir Khan Mosque and several gates dating to the Mughal era.
The city has its own collection of museums including the Lahore Museum, Mughal Museum, Toolinton Market Museum, Allama Iqbal Museum, National Science Museum and the Museum of Cricket. Lahore also has some beautiful gardens such as the Shalimar gardens and the Gulab Bagh. The Trafalgar Square in Lahore is a replica of the Trafalgar Square in London. The Lahore Zoo is also a good place to visit. A visit to the Wagah Border, which is the border between Pakistan and India, is a must. Lahore also has a Safari Park which is great to visit.
Shopping in Lahore can be fun and tiresome. There are numerous markets, malls and shopping centers where visitors can find a variety of items. Some good places to shop in Lahore are Safari shopping mall, Ichra Bazaar, MM Alam Road, Xinhua Mall, PACE and the Liberty Market.
Lahore is served by the Allama Iqbal International Airport. The airport is located about 20-30 minutes away from the city center. Visitors can take taxis or airport shuttles from the airport to the city. If visitors are hiring unmetered taxis it is important to decide on the rate before boarding it. The airport caters to domestic as well as international traffic.
All the restaurants in Pakistan serve halal food. Some of the best halal restaurants in Pakistan where visitors can dine include Cafe Aylanto,Zouk,Balouchi Sajji, Mini Golf, Haji Nihari,Latin,Fujiyama,Kim's snack bar, etc. Lahore is especially famous for its culinary delights, trying out the street food especially kebabs and rolls.
Locating a mosque in Lahore is never a problem. Some of the most prominent mosques in Lahore include Badshahi Masjid, Data Durbar Complex, Suneri Mosque, Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum, Moti Masjid, Wazir Khan Mosque, etc.