Lahore has always been famous for its culture, history, and tourism, but most of the people know Lahore for its highlights such as Royal Fort. Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar Gardens etc. Being one of the oldest cities in the Indian subcontinent, Lahore is rich and diverse regarding heritage. So, it makes worth that how far its tours can take you. Locally Lahore is offering tour packages which are ready to take you on a journey of exploring the historical places of Lahore.
This tour will bring you to the following historical sites of Lahore.
- Shalimar Gardens
- Dai Anga Tomb
- Gulabi Bagh
- Buddhu’s Tomb
- Ali Mardan Khan Tomb
- Tomb of Jahangir
- Akbari Sarai
- Tomb of Asif Khan
- Tomb of Nur Jahan
- Boating in Ravi River
- Kamran Baradari
The Shalimar Garden is a highlight among historical places of Lahore which was built in the Mughal Empire.It has a parallelogram shape which is surrounded by huge brick walls.I t has 3 terraces namely Hayat Baksh, Farah Baksh, and Faiz Baksh. This beautiful garden comprises of many attractive structures inside it which include Khwabgah, Dewan-e-Khas-O-Aam, Baradaries, The Aiwan, Two huge minarets in the corners of this enchanting garden. The place is located close to Baghbanpura from the city center of Lahore. Tourists come from all over the world to visit this amazing garden.
Dai Anga Tomb
Dai Anga Tomb is located in Begumpura, Lahore. The architecture is designed with marble and bricks. There are 8 rooms around the huge tomb which is in the center of mausoleum. The interior is beautifully embellished with fresco. Some secret underground chambers also. Tourists who visit this place gain a wonderful experience by seeing its fantabulous antique design.
.Gulabi Bagh is on the east of Buddhu’s Tomb, and Begampura Road is on its left side. This was actually a gateway to reach the Ghulabi Bagh in Mughal Era. There are long walkways in each storey and an Aiwaan as well. The interior and exterior is designed with red frescos and floral arabesque that attracts the eyes of the many people especially the tourists.
.The tomb is located alongside the Grand Trunk Road, east of the Walled City of Lahore. The tomb is situated across the GT Road from the University of Engineering and Technology. This building is in a quadrangular form. It has gallery and there is entrance which is arched on each side of this tomb. There is a big tomb which is actually the center of attraction. Its roof is decorated with yellow and blue tiles. It appears to be a charismatic building for the tourists.
Ali Mardan Khan Tomb
This tomb was also built during the Mughal Empire. This is a tomb with a square shape and a tomb in the center. The tomb is embellished with tile mosaics and fresco in a very beautiful way.
Tomb of Jahangir
Tomb of Jahangir is another iconic historical place of Lahore. This tomb was constructed for Emperor Jahangir and his wife Nur Jahan. They loved to stay at this place. This place represents great historical image. It has long walkways, a fountain along with 4 gardens surrounded by it. White marble has been used in designing the tomb. The tomb also surrounds by 4 minarets that amazes the people coming here.
If we translate Akbari Sarai in English we come to know that it is actually “Akbar’s Place”.It was built for travelers and the guests of Jahangir tomb. It is a good tourist attraction due to its beautiful and attractive architecture. This structure is in quad shape. There are several towers in the corners of the sarai. Huge gateways are there as well with the most beautifully embellished designs.
Tomb Asif Khan
The Asif Khan Tomb is a mausoleum and that is in Shahdara Bagh. It was specially constructed for Mirza Abul Hassan Jah. He got his fame with the name of Asif Khan. Asif Khan is the brother of Noor Jahan was close to Jahangir as well. This tomb had been created in his memory. It consists of a large doom with the most enchanting interior. It is surrounded by gardens which are well known for their Persian Style. The tomb of Jahangir and Nur Jahan is also near Asif Khan’s Tomb.
Tomb of Nur Jahan
The Tomb of Noor Jahan was a special one which was built for the respectable wife of Emperor Jahangir. The structure is another quadrangular one. This is also located in Shahdara Bagh Lahore. The building is surrounded by green land and the structure is decorated with red bricks and white marbles. The entrance walls are decorated with intricate work. Overall its is a good masterpiece in Shahdara Bagh.
Boating in Ravi River
Punjab is well known for its five Rivers. Ravi is one of these five rivers and flows along the eastern side of the city. River Ravi is a great place for spending a good and quality time. The corners of the River have many food stalls and restaurants. Boats are available every time to enjoy the amazing beauty of this river by wandering in it through a boat.
The Kamran Baradari is located near Ravi River Lahore. As its name suggests its meaning, Baradari means having 12 doors. This is a simple place with a square shapes structure having different rooms with 12 doors in it. The block is surrounded by gardens and small lakes as well. It is a good place to visit if you are interested to visit the historical places in Lahore.
Locally Lahore is offering 3 different packages regarding this tour which contain the ride to Shalimar Gardens including its nearby places and Jahangir Tomb including its nearby places. Details are as followed:
Econo Package- Shalimar Gardens
The package is offering a ride to Shalimar Gardens and its nearby 6 places in such a budget-friendly price of 2999 PKR per head. Econo package for Shalimar Gardens and its nearby places is available all week; tour starts in morning at 8:00 AM for 6 hours onward. This ride contains minimum 4 persons. 10% Off for students and 30% Off for kids of 5-14 yrs. Lunch is optional which is available at 1500 PKR per head, whereas refreshment of tea snacks, and cold drinks are been served during ride.
Shalimar Gardens, Dai Anga Tomb, Gulabi Bagh, Buddu Tomb and Ali Mardan Khan Tomb are the destinations of this ride along with tour guide. Pick and drop will also be provided.
Econo Package- Jahangir’s Tomb
This Econo package is offering a ride to Jahangir’s Tomb and its nearby 6 places in just 2999 PKR per head. Econo package of Shalimar Gardens and nearby places is available all week; tour starts in morning at 8:00 AM for 6 hours onward. This ride contains minimum 4 persons.:10% Off for students and 30% Off for kids of 5-14 yrs. Lunch is available at 1500 PKR per head, whereas tea snacks, water and cold drinks are included in tour refreshment.
Ride will take you to the Tomb of Jahangir, Akbari Sarai, Tomb Asif Khan, Tomb of Nur Jahan, Boating in Ravi River and Kamran Baradari along with tour guide and pick & drop facility.
Our standard package covers nearby places of both Shalimar Gardens and Jahangir’s Tomb with a standard dinner at Haweli or Fort View Restaurant in 6999 PKR per head. This tour package is available all week and starts from 8:00 AM for 10 hours onward. Historical places of Lahore like Shalimar Gardens, Dai Anga Tomb, Gulabi Bagh, Buddu Tomb, Ali Mardan Khan Tomb, Tomb of Jahangir, Akbari Sarai, Tomb Asif Khan and Tomb of Nur Jahan are included in it with guided tour and pick & drop facility.