PTDC - Tourist Info
(last date visited - Jan. 17, 2004)
Wanna avail some train fare discounts or wanna get some brochures/maps of certain tourist spots??? Then visit PTDC - Tourist Info and check by yourself if you can really get those train fare discounts.......huh!!!Related to:
- Budget Travel
Jallo Park is located on the outskirts of Lahore, though rapid city expansion has brought many housing societies close to this Park. If you want to feel relaxed from the bustling city life, go to this park during week days. A zoo, lake and a vast garden is located here. Right on the turning towards this park from the main road is Lahore’s another famous spot “Sozo Water Park”, the place that is crowded during scorching summer.
Lahore Wildlife Park
Lahore Wildlife Park or Safari Park is among the newest attractions of the city. It’s a nice place for picnic and its main attraction is jungle safari on the vehicles where you can spot tigers and lions freely roaming. The area is fenced for security and entrance is allowed starting 11 am. First entrance is for access to jungle earmarked for lions and the next entrance will give way to portion where tigers can be spotted.
There is yet another attraction outside the boundary of jungle safari and that is an area reserved for birds, this place is awesome but only families are allowed to go inside.
Picture showed a white tiger spotted from the window of my car. It’s not clear as the day was foggy and beast was quiet far away from the dedicated track for vehicles. Remember, inside the jungle folding of window glass is not allowed.
Ranjit Singh's Tomb
Photography is prohibited and entrance is not allowed to the tomb. Tomb is located adjacent to the wall of the Badshahi Mosque where Ranjit Singh's body was cremated with his alive four ranees (queens) and seven slave girls. Cremation process took two full days.
See my travelogue for details and pictures.
The Baradari (pavilion inside a garden) is considered as earliest existing structure from the Mughal Era in Lahore. It is named after Mirza Kamran the first Mughal Governor of Lahore, stepbrother of Emperor Humayun and son of Babur who was the founder of the Mughal Empire. Kamran used to welcome his father, the Emperor Babur on his visits to Lahore and remained a recreational place for the Mughal Empire until 18th century.
The Baradari is located right in the middle of river Ravi and depicts exceptional engineering skills of Mughal builders. For centuries the river could not wash away its existence. The structure built of massive brick masonry, consists of an octagonal central chamber 24 feet wide, and four corner octagonal rooms 11 feet wide. The core is encircled by an 11 feet wide arcaded veranda.
To reach this place, you have to take a short boat ride from the banks of the river from Lahore side. Picture shown here is taken during extreme winter season when water level is low in the river. Rivers in Punjab are fed by Karakoram and Himalaya mountain ranges when glaciers melt during summer.
Place is on the way to Tomb of Emperor Jahangir and Queen Noor Jehan.
Tomb of Asif Khan
He was father of Queen Mumtaz Mahal whose tomb is the famed world’s seventh wonder “Taj Mahal” in Agra India; elder brother of Queen Noor Jehan and brother in law of Emperor Jahangir. Asif Khan died on 12 June, 1641 and his tomb was built in Lahore by Shah Jahan. The tomb is a typical Mughal construction with a graceful high-pointed dome set on an octagonal base. It is built to the west of Emperor Jahangir’s tomb.
See my travelogue for details and pictures.
Model Town Park
Another spacious park of Lahore city is Model Town Park. The park has a beautiful pond with fountains in the middle. Many benches surround the pond where people can sit and watch water fowl. The trees are well maintained and a path runs through the length of the park to a huge play area well equipped with monkey bars, slides, swings, tunnels, and swinging bridges.
Fresco work of lahore fort
Lahore fort was built during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar Some of the famous sites inside the fort include: Sheesh Mahal, Alamgiri Gate, Naulakha pavilion, and Moti Masjid. In 1981, the fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Shalimar Gardens (Lahore).The fresco work of lahore fort it really unique and beautiful.it is mugal fresco work.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Well it is a best place for Shopping and a dream place for ladies.you can simply buy all kind of stuff in all kind of price.one thing you should know is bargaining and to decreace the price z not what the barganing is all about but actually to get to the reasonable price.this place is always crowded with the people especially at night and you can also have a good flavour of the culture of Lahore and you can always find tourist in this market.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
Punjab University Lahore
Established in 1882, the University of the Punjab is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in South Asia. It has two campuses; Old Campus located besides oldest bazaar in South Asia “Anarkali” (see my travelogue on Lahore page) and in front of Lahore Museum. New Campus is about twenty kilometer away from the Old Campus. Old campus offers amazing British Architecture like main administrative buildings, Pharmacy College and Oriental College of Languages. New Campus is spread on a vast area that can only be covered on a vehicle. There is canal flowing in between this campus separating student’s hostels from various institutions and departments.
I am so proud that I had graduated from Hailey College Punjab University in Lahore. Golden days, golden memories and therefore, some times I just visit the University with my friends. What we do, just drive inside New Campus, sit on the banks of canal flowing across the campus, have lunch in the canteens, chat with the students and feel how cool the days were more than a decade ago.
Interested in viewing stars, planets, eclipses, alien landscapes and the moon; then visit PIA’s innovative and educational Planetarium. This place is owned by PIA, Pakistan’s flag carrier airline. PIA’s Boeing 720 retired aircraft is also parked inside the premises.
You can also visit the remains of “Chouburji” Garden that was built by the daughter of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Chouburgi is just in front of the planetarium.
Although nice to visit this park during day time but visit at night is a totally different experience. Ideal for a leisurely walk as well as for a mouth watering dining experience. There are several open air restaurants inside the park. A lot of activities for kids including a play land and a mini zoo.
The Cathedral Church is located on the Mall Road across Lahore High Court and State Bank Building. Built in 1887 by pink sandstone by architect John Oldrid Scott and its two towers were added in 1898.Church has six bells the largest bell weighs a ton and when in use used to vibrate the foundations.
Race Course Park
Race Course Park once used to be a track for horse races, is a beautiful spacious park with many activities including jogging tracks, game tables, large pond for boating and children’s playground. It is a favorite place for picnics. Many events and festivals are held here.
Annak Kalli Bazar
You can buy beautiful jewllery here and you can also bargain.It is better to bargin coz normaly people bargain here alot so now shop keepers trhey tell the price which is more so that even after bargaining they get some good profit.also they know who r not very much familliar with the bazzar so you need to be careful before fixing price of a thing.
Rooms are comparable to Pearl Continental Hotel but rent is a bit cheap. I would recommend trying...more
It is a five star hotel located on the beautiful and historic Mall road Lahore. PC Lahore is a...more
The Residency Hotel I think between the range of 1000 - 1500 Pakistani Rs. Minimum - Do some...more
Latest Lahore Hotel Reviews
- Avari Lahore
- 121 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 6, 2014
- The Residency Hotel
- 52 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 29, 2014
- National Hotel Lahore
- 16 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 2, 2014
- Pearl Continental Lahore
- 209 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 7, 2014
- Hotel One MM Alam Road
- 24 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 29, 2014
- Mirage Hotel
- 26 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Feb 7, 2013
- Sunfort Hotel
- 11 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Nov 7, 2013
- Lahore Country Club
- 6 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 23, 2014
- Park Plaza Lahore
- 22 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 8, 2014
- Hotel Elites
- 4 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 10, 2009
- Book now for big savings!
- Hotels.com Outstanding choice of hotels all over the world at fantastic prices.
- Great room rates
Explore the World
- Cerreto di Spoleto Hotels
- Portnoo Hotels
- Tejgaon Hotels
- Bayway Hotels
- Cobb Island
- Otok Cres