“If you haven’t seen Lahore, you haven’t seen anything!” This is a famous local saying in Pakistan. Well, one visit to this cultural hotspot and you will know this aphorism is not much farther from the truth!
Incredibly beautiful, Lahore bursts at its seams with all the charming tourist attractions that take abode in this pleasant city! Museums, gardens, forts, mosques, bazaars - all find a place in the lively atmosphere of ‘Heart of Pakistan’.
Badshai Masjid (Emperor's Mosque)
Badshai Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and perhaps no other construction in the city best exemplifies the glory of Mughal architecture! Splendid patterns and immaculate handiwork is the highlight of this religious edifice. Made up of red sandstone, Badshai Masjid is known to accommodate over 50 thousand people and no wonder finds a mention whenever there is a mention of largest mosques in Pakistan!
If serenity is what one seeks, then Shalimar Bagh is the place to be in Lahore. The verdant gardens were built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who went on to craft the Taj Mahal in India. One surely wouldn’t like to miss any creation of the man who built the Taj Mahal! Incredible craftsmanship is on full display at these beautiful gardens that visually appealing and educationally engaging. Tourists booking tickets to Lahore should surely include a trip to this place!
The Lahore Museum
Another scintillating lure that entices people to book air tickets to Lahore is the Lahore Museum. It is one of the leading museums in the region and is renowned for its magnificent compilation of specimens of Mughal and Sikh door-ways and wood-works. Tourists can also check out the interesting paintings dating back to Mughal, Sikh and British era in the museum.
Minar-e-Pakistan (The Tower of Pakistan)
Minar-e-Pakistan is one towering attraction – literally! Heaps of tourists who seek cheap tickets to Lahore are sure to pay a visit to this soaring minaret. The Minar-e-Pakistan goes up about 60 meters high and is a prominent symbol of Pakistani history as this is the site where the Muslim League passed the ‘Lahore Resolution’ few years before the formation of Pakistan.
Best Time to Visit Lahore
Summer in Lahore can be really hot. Therefore the best time to visit the city is the cooler months between October and March when the lovely cool breeze permeates the city and makes it comfortable for people to move around. It is the peak tourist season so finding cheap flight tickets to Lahore can be a tricky task during the time.
Tourists who wish to get acquainted with the legendary Pakistani culture and revelries must plan their trip around festivals like Ramadan. However, one must be aware that the holy month of Ramadan is the time for abstinence for Muslims and most shops are closed during the day time in the period. On the other hand, budget travellers with a liking for cheap tickets to Pakistan will find this the ideal time to plan Lahore holidays.