Considered to be the cultural hub of Pakistan, Lahore portrays an image like no other city in the world. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious cities in the world as it continues to enchant the visitors with its beautiful amalgamation of modernity and history.
Usually, when modernity and history cross each other's path, they tend to destroy each other. However, in Lahore when both of these important aspects of culture cross path, they do not eliminate each other. They rather create a beautiful mosaic out of fragments that are imprinted, all over the city, with the various events of history.
When we turn the pages of history, we get to know that the city has been a home to several dynasties including the famous Mughal Dynasty. All of these dynasties have left their marks behind on the city in some way or the other. Be it the historic forts, palaces, bazaars or the finger-licking culinary delights, Lahore is a rich example of the impact that these various dynasties and civilizations have left in the city which can still be seen despite the passage of time.
On the other hand, one can see that the city has adapted itself to the technological advancement and development. The various skyscrapers, bridges and public transport projects which are spread over the various parts of the city depict that the city is all set to move forward in this developed world.
To help out all those travelers about how life actually is in one of the oldest cities in the Subcontinent, Jovago Pakistan brings an exclusive edition about the various aspects of Lahore.
FoodFamous for the spice and unique aroma, the city offers a wide range of scrumptious dishes including Paye, Butt Karhai, AmritsariHarees and Lahori Chargha. Lahoris love food. And they the world knows that. Thereby, a lot of food streets have opened all over the city. Some of the famous food streets of Lahore include:
Gawalmandi food street
A traditional mark of the city, Gawalmandifood street is situated in the center of many historic buildings including Landa bazaar, Mayo hospital and Bansaarwala bazaar. Although the food street was closed in 2011, it was reopened upon local public’s insistence.
Fort Food Street
Although, a relatively new food street in the city which is considered to be the heart of Pakistan, the Fort food street has emerged as one of the most popular eating spots in Lahore. The street is surrounded by various culturally important buildings including Badshahi Mosque and part of the walled city.
Buildings which are seldom talked aboutAs Lahore is one of the oldest cities in the subcontinent, it is home to a number of buildings that are historically important. These buildings were constructed during the period of various rulers and kings, therefore each of them has a story to tell to its visitors. Famous buildings include:
Wazir Khan Mosque
Built during the reign of the famous Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, the Wazir Khan mosque is a famous part of Lahore’s Old city. It is situated on the eastern side of the old Lahore. Built from brick and tile, the mosque is the first of its kind to be constructed with minarets in Lahore.
13 Ancient Gates
The Old part of Lahore, also called the Walled City, is home to the 13 ancient gates which were built to protect the city. Although these gates were destroyed, only 5 gates were restored as they managed to remain intact despite the destruction. Among the various gates, Roshni, Bhatti and Delhi gates attract a large number of tourists towards themselves.
Home to one of the largest private art collections in Asia and the largest and only recognized collection in Pakistan, Fakir Khana is managed by the Fakir family. From miniature paintings to coin and seal collection and the personal attires of the emperors to the Persian carpets, the Fakir Khanais a must visit to get a glimpse of what the city of Lahore is all about.
If you do not live in Lahore, you must visit for once to experience the enriched life. You can make your stay comfortable by booking hotel in Lahore through Jovago Pakistan.