Landmarks of Lahore
Evaluate the greatness of Punjab’s capital and historic city of Lahore by asserting that it was not only the capital of the Mughals but also of the British made it their administrative capital. The shrine of Jahangir, Minar Pakistan, the Governor’s House, and the English Educational Courts will be visible.
Therefore it is common, “Whoever has not seen Lahore, was not born”. In recent times, the distinguished landmarks of modern Lahore have been the addition of Datta Durbar, Islamic Summit Minar, Arfa Software Technology Park, Jlopark, Greater Iqbal Park and Safari Park.
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After the establishment of Pakistan, the same place where the resolution Pakistan was presented, the minarePakistan of Pakistan was constructed. The codeine was created by Turkish architect Nasruddin Murat Khan. Construction work started by Mian Abdul Khaliq & Co. on March 23, 1960. Its construction was completed on October 21, 1968, with a total cost of Rs 75 lakh. The Minar-e-Pakistan, which covers an area of 18 acres, is 196 feet high. There are 324 stairs to go up and modern elevators have also been installed.
The lower part of the tower is similar to the flower leaves. The verses of the Holy Quran on the marble walls, sayings of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal and a brief history of Pakistan’s independence are engraved.
The Royal fort
Lahore’s historic splendor, the ‘Royal Fort’, spans more than 20 hectares. The royal fort was built in the 17th century when the Mughal Empire was at its peak. The royal fort was founded in 1566 under Emperor Akbar. Both the Islamic and the Hindu motifs will be prominent in the architectural style of the fort.
Luxurious marble was used during the reign of Shah Jahan, while the palace’s grand and famous universal gate was erected by the great Mughal king Aurangzeb, which opens in front of the famous mosque. In 1981, the fort was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
One of the historical and cultural buildings representing Lahore is the Badshahi Masjid. The construction of this beautiful and historic mosque began in 1671 under the orders of Aurangzeb Alamgir, the sixth ruler of the Mughal Empire and was completed in two years. Its construction cost a substantial amount of Rs 6 lakh. From 1673 to 1986, it was honored to be the largest mosque in the world, ie the largest mosque in the world for 313 years. The height of its four towers is 13.9 feet from the ceiling of the mosque, which is even bigger than the Taj Mahal. The mosque is built on a large pavement, made of red stone.
The Lahore Museum, also known as the Central Museum, was opened in 1894 as an archeological museum. It is located on Mall Road, Lahore’s leading highway. The father of Rudyard Coupling, John Lockwood Coupling was a big fan of the museum. His novel ‘Kim’ revolves around the Lahore Museum. The museum is a masterpiece of Mughal-style architecture located opposite the ancient building of University Hall.
The museum houses antique Mughal and Sikh period, including sculptures, coins, paintings, and textiles. At the center of the archaeological gallery is a scrap drum, depicting scenes of Buddha’s life. Particularly noteworthy is the collection of jewelry in the museum.
Government College University
Government College University Lahore is known for its magnificent building as well as its educational heritage and historical significance. In 1864 it was founded by Dr. GW Lietner, who was a professor at King’s College London. The current building of the college was designed by Superintendent Engineer W. Pruden.
The total area of the Government College University is 56 acres and Rai Bahadur Kanya Lal constructed it at a cost of Rs.3, 20,000. Construction began in 1872 and was completed in a period of five years. In 2002 the Government of Pakistan gave it the status of a university. Government College poet Dr. Mohammed Iqbal was also a mother scholar.
Royal Saloon/Shahi Hamam
Lahore’s historic ‘Shahi Hamam’ is a classic example of Shah Jahani architecture, a mix of Persian and Turkish design in the subcontinent. As soon as you enter the Delhi Gate, Shahi Hamam is located a few steps away. It was built in 1635 for the general public and travelers. This is the last saloon in the historic Mughal era in the historic city of Lahore.
Built over a thousand square meters, this one-story building consists of 21 rooms and eight warm and cool eight ponds for bathing, while impressive paintings of floral paintings are still visible on the ceilings and walls. In 1955, the Royal Bath was recognized as a cultural asset.