LAHORE – THE GREAT MUGHAL CITY
Start Point- Lahore
End point- Lahore
Duration: 4 D / 3 N
Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan and provincial capital of Punjab. Apart from being the cultural and academic center of the country, Lahore is the Mughal “show-window” of Pakistan. Lying on the main trade and invasion routes to the sub-continent, Lahore has been ruled and plundered by a number of dynasties and heroes. However it touched the zenith of its glory during the rule of Mughals. The Mughals, who were famous as builders, gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monuments that are extinct today.
The most important historical monuments of the Mughals in Lahore are, the Royal Fort, Badshahi Mosque, Tombs of Emperor Jehangir, Shalimar garden, Wazir Khan mosque, Anarkali Bazaar and witnessing famous Flag ceremony at Wagah border will be part of the trip.
Day 1- Arrive in Lahore
Meeting and greeting at the airport, we transfer you to hotel for briefing.
Days 2 & 3- Lahore and Around
You have three days to explore in and around Lahore city – one of the oldest cities of Pakistan and cultural hub, referred as garden of the great Mughal Empire, produced some of the finest pieces of monuments living to this day.
You will be able to spend time in the hustling and bustling narrow alleyways of the old city include,
The largest medieval mosque in the world, is the crown jewel of Lahore built in 1673 by the Emperor Aurangzeb of the Mughal Empire.
A splendid example of Mughal architecture; it was partially built by Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
and extended by the next three emperors.
Jahangir’s Tomb: (built 1627-37)
When King Jahangir died in 1627, His son, Shah Jahan, ordered that a mausoleum befitting an Emperor be built as a permanent memorial. Today, the tomb of Jahangir holds special significance for Pakistanis as it is the only Mughal tomb located in present-day Pakistan.
The gardens date from the period when the Mughal Empire was at its artistic and aesthetic zenith, and are now one of Pakistan’s most popular tourist destinations.
Wazir Khan mosque:
Another 17th century mosque located in the old city of Lahore, commissioned during the reign of King Shah Jahan and considered to be the most ornately decorated Mughal-era mosque.
Anarkali remains one of the oldest surviving markets in South Asia, dating back at least 200 years, is one of the best budget markets of Lahore.
Built during the British period (1849-1947). This building is home to the country’s largest and oldest collection of historical, cultural and artistic objects. Its collections of Gandhara sculpture, miniature paintings, rare manuscripts and old coins are known throughout the world.
Wagah Border Ceremony:
No trip to Lahore is complete without visiting the Wagah Border, which is the geographical boundary separating Pakistan and India. Every single day, a special retreat ceremony is held at the border, which is no less than a spellbinding event. Hundreds of civilians and tourists from Lahore and Amritsar city visit to witness it every day.
Watching the disciplined, poised army men in their uniform and exalted headgear perform here to signal the closure of the border for the day is an experience that almost every visitor longs for. Overnight in Lahore
Day 4 – Lahore – Fly out
On Last day, we spare sometime for your shopping and you may like to buy souvenirs for family and friends.
The program will be subjected to your homebound flight’s departure timing. If there is time, we will visit Delhi Gate Bazaar- another old bazar located inside the old walled city of Lahore often packed streets, where spices, food, clothes, and garlands etc are sold, is a fine place to walk and shop. Transfer to airport prior to three hours home bound flight’s departure.
End of trip
Tour Cost: Ask (depends on the number of persons)
The trip includes:
- All accommodations
The trip does not include:
- Any necessary visas
- Entrance fees
- Lunch & dinner