A visit to Lahore is your opportunity to explore the rich heritage and cultural treasures of Pakistan. Plan holidays in the city to experience the friendliness of locals, the taste of its cuisine and the glamour of Mughal architecture. Check out some of the most prominent highlights of Lahore.

Lahore a Popular Holiday Destination in Pakistan

Lahore Fort

Colloquially known as Shahi Qila, this fortress is probably the most recognizable structure in the Old City. Several legends are associated with this UNESCO World Heritage Site; a few are related to the Hindu epic, Ramayana. The historical edifice has been damaged and rebuilt several times. Emperor Akbar built the current fort in 16th century and today it is an integral part of Iqbal Park, one of the largest urban parks in Pakistan. Stroll around this Mughal structure to explore popular highlights such as Sheesh Mahal, Moti Masjid and Naulakha Pavilion.


Minar-e-Pakistan is another highlight of the Iqbal Park. The Pakistan Resolution was signed here, making it a significant historical structure in the country. At the base of the minaret, you can read verses of Quran and texts on Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal, who fought for the freedom of Pakistan. Spend your evenings here to watch locals play cricket, fly kites and enjoy a fun-filled ambience.

Lahore Museum

If you want to explore the history of the subcontinent, make sure you visit the Lahore Museum. It is the largest museum in Pakistan and boasts many galleries as well as exhibits that focus on various historical eras. Some of the most prominent galleries here are Jain Gallery, Pakistan Movement Gallery, Hindu Buddhist Jain Gallery and Gandhara Gallery. At these galleries, you can take a closer look at manuscripts of Quran, and carpets, miniature paintings and relics that date back to early civilizations such as Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro and Indus Valley Civilization.

Sozo Water Park

Families with kids cannot afford to miss out on spending a day out at Sozo Water Park. This popular water theme park is located in Jallo Park and features several slides and rides. Rock climbing and 3D house are other attractions at Sozo Water Park. Some of the most popular rides, slides and themed areas at this water park include Free Fall Slide, Wave Pool, Horror House, Flying Carpet and Starship.

Food Street

Food Street at Gawalmandi is the epicentre of culinary delights in Lahore. This 24×7 food hub features several restaurants and food stalls that serve some of the most delicious Pakistani specialties such as Haleem, Phajje ke Paye and Peshawari chappali kebab. Complete your experience at the Food Street with desserts like rabri, falooda and gajraila. Besides scrummy food, old Kashmiri-Persian structures are the highlights at the street.

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