LAHORE CITY TOUR
Shahlimar Garden: 5km east of the old city, are the famous Shalimar Gardens, laid out by the Mughul Emperor Shah Jehan in 1642 AD. Shahlimar Garden have the privilege of being the venue of all-important State receptions.
Flag Ceremony at Wagha: Wagha is the only land border open between Pakistan and India. The check post is about 30km from Lahore. A daily flag-lowering ceremony is simultaneously held on the Pakistani and Indian sides at sunset.
Lahore Fort: a major part of Royal Fort was constructed around 1566 by the Mughul emperor Akabr the Great, on the remains of an old mud fort, dating back to 10th century AD. Every succeed Mughul Emperor, as well as Sikh and the British, added a pavilion, place or wall to the fort. Emperor Jahangir extended the gardens and constructed the places in Jehangir's Quadrangle, while Shah Jahan added Diwan-e-Khas, Moti Masjid and his sleeping chambers. Aurangzeb build the impressive main gate. The famous Sheesh Mahal (the mirror place) is in the northwest corner of the fort.
Badshahi Mosque: The mosque was build by the emperor Aurangzeb, the last of the great Mughul, in 1974. it has beautiful gateway, measuring 21 meters in length and is build up entirely of red sandstone. The courtyards measure 161 x 160 meters, the largest mosque courtyard in the world for outdoor prayers. The marble domes covers 7 chambers. Four minarets stand at the four corners of the mosque, each with an outer circumference of 20 meters, soaring up to 54 meters.
Mausoleum of Emperor Jahangir: it lie 5km northwest of Lahore across the river Ravi. The mausoleum has majestic structure made of red sandstone and marble. A perfect stetting with typical Mughul garden, speaks volumes about its design and architecture. Queen Noor Jahan and emperor's son. Shah Jehan build the tomb around 1637. in a courtyard next to Jehangir's tomb, lie buried his brother I law, Asif Jah, father of queen Arjumad Bano.
Noor Jehan's Tomb: The empress Noor Jehan, "light of the world" was the only empress whose name appeared on the coins of the Mughul Empire. She was buried in 1645 at Shahdara, near Jahangir's Mausoleum.
Lahore Museum: Situated opposite the old University Hall, it is Mughul style building on the Shahrah-e-Quid-i-Azam. The museum contains the finest specimens of Mughul and Sikh doorways and woodwork, and has big collection of paintings dated back to Indo-Pakistan, Mughul, Sikh and British times.
The Old City: In the Mughul days the old city was surrounded by a nine meter high brick wall. A circular road around the rampart gave access to the city through 13 gates. Some of these gates are still preserved. In the Bazaar of the old city, one still comes across the tiny shops where craftsmen can be seen busy turning out masterpieces in copper, brass, silver, as well as textiles in traditional fashion.
Wazir Khan Mosque: Situated in the old part of town, it is the most beautiful mosque of South Asia. The mosque was build in 1683 by Hakim Wazir Khan, a minister to Shah Jehan. It is a marvelous specimen of arabesque painting and work.
The Golden Mosque: Situated in the Kashmiri Bazaar, it is remarkably beautiful mosque with three golden domes.
Shrines of Data Sahib: Situated close to the lower mall and the circular road outside Bhaiti Gate.
Anarkali Bazaar: Is the most fascinating of the city's many bazaars. The alleys and lanes of Anarkali are full of exciting wares, especially crafts like leather ware, embroidered garments, glass bangles, beaten gold and silver jewelers etc.
RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD CITIES TOUR
Constitution Avenue: A drive upon constitution Avenue will show you parliament House, President House, Supreme Court Building, Pakistan Broadcasting House, Pakistan Television Headquarters, Agricultural Development Bank and some other building which are fine specimen of Modern Architecture.
Shah Faisal Mosque: This beautiful mosque designed by the renowned Turkish Architect, Vedat Dalokay and name after the late king of Saudi Arabia. It is spread over 189705 sq. meters with 88-meter high minarets and 40 meter high main prayer hall. The main prayer hall can accommodate 10,000 people while the covered porticos and verandahs can take over 24,000 worshipers. The man courtyard has space for 40,000 people.
Shakarparian: A beautiful picnic spot 13km from Islamabad, giving you a bird's eye view of Islamabad.
Lok Virsa: The Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage) works towards preserving the living folk and traditional culture of Pakistan. The folk heritage museum located near Shakarparian hills has a large display of embroidered costumes, jewellery, woodwork, black printing, ivory and bone work. The loke versa heritage reference library is equipped with resource data on ethnography, anthropology, folk museum, art history and crafts. Book on culture, heritage, audio and videocassettes of folk and classical vocal and instrumental music are available for sale at Lok Virsa's Sale Centre.
Daman-e-Koh: A terraced garden at the Margalla Hills, offers a panoramic view of Islamabad.
Rawal Lake: Not far from Shakarparian is Rawal Dame, which is ideal for picnic and boating.
Pakistan Museum of National History: The museum of national history, located on Garden Avenue, depicts the early human history, geology and the wild life of Pakistan. The exhibits are of particular interest of students and children.
Islamabad Museum: Islamabad Museum presents a long historic sequence of the land where Pakistan is situated today. Pakistan has been a seat of the world's leading civilizations from time immemorial. There is plenty of evidence to support this argument, now on display in Islamabad Museum.
The Old City & Bazaars: The bazaars of Rawalpindi, the Saddar Bazaar, The Raja Bazaar and Murree Road have a lot of offer. At Sarafa Bazaar one can pick up gold, silver, brass and copperware, while at Raja Bazaar one can buy virtually anything. For souvenirs and handicrafts, the Mall Road and Twin City Market on Murree Road are recommended.
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