Lahore, ‘The city of Gardens’ truly lives up to its name. This mesmerizing city encompasses the best tourist sites and activities that a person could ask for. Whether you’re feeling historical, playful or simply want to relax, these spots and places have got you covered.
Best spots and places to visit in Lahore:
Pakistan’s history is incomplete without the mention of this glorious city with an immense and deep-rooted history. Lahore has monuments that date back to the period of the Mughals and are fascinating and historical.
Badshahi Mosque, Shahi Qila, Minar e Pakistan, Bagh e Jinnah, and Hiran Minaar are to only name a few of the many places that you could visit. All of them hold astounding stories to hear.
Badshahi Mosque is famous for its beauty and architecture of the Mughal era – being constructed during the lifetime of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. After the fall of the Mughal Empire, it was used as a defence force by Sikhs and British Empire. The recently upgraded ‘Food Street’ adds even more fun to the experience of visiting this place. Enjoy the most scrumptious food in the heart of Lahore on Food Street while visiting Badshahi Mosque.
Minar-e-Pakistan, also known as the ‘Tower of Pakistan,’ was built with the purpose to commemorate the Lahore Resolution. Qarardad-e-Pakistan was passed in an All-India Muslim League session on March 23, 1940. It was held at Minto Park which is now renamed ‘Iqbal Park’.
Minar e Pakistan
Hiran Minar (meaning “Deer Tower”) was built during the reign of the Mughal Emperor ‘Jahangir’ in a hunting reserve used by the Mughal royals. The minaret itself was built in 1606 C.E. as a monument to Emperor Jahangir’s beloved pet antelope, Mansiraj, or “Lord of All Animal Beings”’. The Minar itself is built with a graceful and unique design.
We all have one of those days where the baby in us comes forward and wants to do playful, exciting activities. Well, Lahore just happens to be the place to be for that.
Playdium is the most amazing arcade & Playland in Lahore filled with games that have been introduced for the first time in Pakistan! Attractions include a Soft play area, Pubg, AR games & Simulators, gyroscope, bumper cars, Birthday parties and so much more. It entails a day full of amusement without worrying about being hungry because you can fuel up between rounds with a quick snack or grab a table for a laid-back meal. There’s Gloria Jeans just down the stairs. Within PKR 1000–2000 range, you can enjoy many games and activities.
Uptown LA in DHA provides the most entertaining bowling experience in all of Lahore with both food and entertainment available. It is a great place to visit with friends and have a fun day out to relax your nerves. Those who are visiting this place for bowling can do so at a very economical price.
Star bowling located in Fortress Stadium, Saddar Town is another top-notch place to go bowling and experience some delightful times. The single-person package for 500 rupees for 10 rounds of bowling is worth it. The place is family-friendly and the staff is highly cooperative, both of which are plus points to look out for.
Visit these places when you want to lay back and relax:
SE7EN — Groceries & Tea Room is a newly introduced and one-of-a-kind grocery shop. It has completely aesthetic vibes and carefully chosen products that will be to your liking. They are among those start-ups that support collaborations with new businesses in the economy like homemade food and beverages. They also have a tea room out in the open for recreational purposes. Sit back, have tea, grab your favourite dessert and just go through the day in peaceful silence and harmony.
SE7EN – Groceries & Tea Room
Rung Hee Rung is a true capture and construction of applaud-worthy architectural work done in Qaddafi Stadium. This beautiful and serene place is the perfect choice for an afternoon’s getaway (even more calming when it rains). They provide aromatic herb teas to tag with you as you walk in this one-of-a-kind botanical garden taking in all the vision. Places of these kinds are gems to visit and a great way to detoxify yourself from life’s daily stressors and hectic schedules. So don’t wait and plan your next visit to this enchanting garden.
Rung Hee Rung
Every city has its treasures; we only have to discover them. Share more beautiful and worthy places to visit in Lahore in the comments below. Head over to this article for fun selfie spots in Lahore!