Punjab Things to Do

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    Cable Car New Murree
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  • Chair lift at Nathiagali
    Chair lift at Nathiagali
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Punjab Things to Do

  • Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort)

    Lahore Things to Do

    The Shish Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) was built for the empress and her court and installed with screens to conceal them from prying eyes. It was constructed by Asif Khan the then governor of Lahore for Emperor Shah Jehan in 1631-32. Embellished with mirror work, stucco tracery, gilding and pietra dura and fretwork in marble, the palace consists of a...

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  • Ayubia

    Murree Things to Do

    There is a spot on Murree-Nathiagali Road, near Ayubia Chair Lifts, called "Baander Point". In this area great number of monkeys live in the jungle. They are so friendly that they come on the road and take food items directly from a person's hand. They do not harm by any means. While returning from Nathiagali. Our driver, who was also a guide,...

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  • Clock Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Faisalabad Things to Do

    The city of Faisalabad is actually pretty new. It was built in the late 19th century by the British who named it Lyallpur after a British general. The clocktower is where the center of the city tecnically is. It was built to resemble the Union Jack from the top. Unfortunatly the clock tower is kind of decrepid as the pollution in the city...

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  • Badshahi Masjid (Mosque)

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lahore Things to Do

    Great Badshahi Mosque (Royal Mosque) was built in 1673 by the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir who ruled india from 1658 to 1707 AD. This mosque is built with Red Stone. Construction is very unique Eastern type. It remained the largest Mosques in the world for more than 300 years (Since its construction in 1673 till 1986) when Shah Faisal...

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  • Mall Road

    Murree Things to Do

    when ever i go tu muree i prefer to stay in hotel near mall road.it z a fun place to go and its easy to find tourists there. you can simply find all kind of stuff here from food to traditional dresses and local hand made thingz.it is a beautiful place to live also a peaceful place.the whole market i worth seeing and i always like to do shopping...

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  • Agriculture University of Faisalabad

    Faisalabad Things to Do

    Formerly kown as Punjab Agricultural College, Layallpur, the University of Agriculture, Faislabad is one of the largest agricultural universities in Asia. its old campus looks beautiful while new campus is much modern architecture.

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  • Shalamar Garden (Mughal Garden)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lahore Things to Do

    The Shalamar Garden, also written Shalimar Garden, was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Construction began in 1641 A.D. and was completed in a year. Shalamar Garden is a great example of Mughal architecture. Covered area of garden is approx. 80 acres surrounded by a high wall of brick work. There are three successive terraces in the...

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  • Pathriyata (New Murree)

    Murree Things to Do

    New Murree is about 15 kilometer away from main Murree hills on the Lower Topa side. It is a well developed hill station with great high rised trees, beautiful hills. A world class chair lift & cable car system takes you from New Murree to Patriata. Total ride is about 7 km long. New Murree is on ground level between the hills. Here you have to...

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  • Minare Pakistan

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Lahore Things to Do

    This monument was build in the memory of Pakistan Resolution, passed by All India Muslim League in its annual meeting on 23rd March 1940. In this resolution they dmanded a seperate home land from England Goverment (who was ruling India that time). This is a beautiful architectural tower. It is the trade mark of Lahore. Its foundation stone was...

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  • Kashmir Point

    Murree Things to Do

    Kashmir Point is a spot on Mall Road, going up from GPO about 1 km. It is at the top of a hill. Hill surface is clean. Scenary looks beautiful from here. Kashmir peaks can be viewed from here thats why this point is called Kashmir Point. 2 roads/paths go up the GPO towards Kashmir Point. View of Murree from both ways is different. So it is...

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  • Lahore Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lahore Things to Do

    The Lahore Museum, situated on the Mall, was established in 1895, and was for a while curated by Rudyard Kipling's father. The museum contains a fine selection of paintings and weapons, and is particularly well known for its collection of artefacts from the Gandharan civilisation. Probably the most famous exhibit is the spectacular 'Fasting...

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  • Pindi Point

    Murree Things to Do

    Pindi point is one of the prime points to visit in Murree. Chair lifts are installed here which go down 1.5 km. Both way distance is 3 km. Scenary from chair lift is magnificent. Zigzag road passes below. Great pine trees stand throughout the journey. When we go down the valley there is a stop point. You can enjoy a lot there. There is a coffee...

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  • Wagha Border...

    Lahore Things to Do

    Having avoided the stays at the big hotel's we ended up at a british run guest house in lahore defence telephone 03349407388 email defenceguestrooms@gmail.com. The next day we travelled on towards the border. Getting to the crossing early about 10 am, from lahore defence cost is 1000 pak rs in aircon toyota corolla 20 minutes travel time on the...

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  • Old Lahore

    Lahore Things to Do

    Old City of Lahore which is also called "Andron-e-Shehr" in local language which means Inner City was fortified by a city wall during Mughal Period. For entering this Castle like City there were 13 gates, which were intact till the British Rule. British Government demolished almost all of the gates to defortify the city. Only Roshnai Gate (Located...

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  • Jehangir´s Tomb

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lahore Things to Do

    Tomb of Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1569 - 1627) is one of the masterpieces of the Mughal Architecture. Mausoleum is located at Shahdara, Lahore in the "Dilkusha Garden", situated on the North-West bank of River Ravi. This tomb is one of the most significant buildings of Mughal Period. It is a popular tourist attraction in Lahore. But, as it is...

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  • Masjid Wazir Khan (Mosque of Wazir Khan)

    Lahore Things to Do

    Wazir Khan Mosque is situated in Old city near Dehli Gate. It was built by Wazir Kahn, Governor of Lahore, in the period of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Wazir Khan's actual name was Hakim Shaikh Ilmuddin Ansari, but he was famous by former name. Mosque was completed in Seven Years. Construction started in 1634 AD & completed in 1641. It is famous...

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  • Noor Jehan's Tomb

    Lahore Things to Do

    Noor Jahan (1577 - 1645) was the beloved / favorite Queen of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. She is buried at Shahdara, Lahore in a separate tomb built by herself near her husband's tomb. After the death of her husband, Jahangir, she spent most of her time in building his mausoleum & growing its garden (Dilkusha Garden). She has also constructed a tomb...

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  • Ali Hajvery's Tomb

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lahore Things to Do

    Commonly known as “Data Durbar”, is the shrine of Hazrat Syed Ali Al-Hajweri, the famed Sufi Saint of the 11th century. He palyed significant role in the spread of Islam in South Asia and considered as the most pious Sufi Saint in the region. For centuries Sufi’s visiting Pakistan pay honor by visiting the Shrine. Every year hundreds of thousands...

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  • Jinnah Garden (Bagh-e-Jinnah)

    Lahore Things to Do

    If you would like to visit “garden of the gardens” or want to enjoy the most pleasant walk in Lahore, then go to historical park “Jinnah Garden”. Established in 1862 over a large area of 140 acres. At that time thousands of saplings of hundreds of different species from every corner of the world were brought here. The very first tree was planted by...

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  • Anarkali's Tomb

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lahore Things to Do

    On the lower Mall Road, inside the grounds of Punjab Secretrariat lies the tomb of Anarkali. The tomb is acessableto the public. Anarkali(Pomegranate Blossom) was a legendry favourite in the harem of Emperor Akbar. Apparently she had an affair eith Akbar's son, Prince Salim. One day Akbar saw her return Salim's smile , and as punishment she was...

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  • Islamic Summit Minaret

    Lahore Things to Do

    This monumnet was built in the memories of 2nd Islamic Summit Conference held in Lahore Pakistan (February 22 - 24, 1974). This conference was attended by great Muslim Leaders (country heads). This is a great monument build in front of Wapda House and Provincial Assembly Building. It is near Lahore Zoo. This is historic place to visit.

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  • Mubarik Haveli

    Lahore Things to Do

    If ever there was a haveli that could be labeled as among the oldest, and also the finest, without doubt it would be Mubarak Haveli, just off Bazaar Hakeeman inside Bhati Gate. It was here that the Koh-e-Noor Diamond was recovered from a trapped Afghan king. This 'haveli' has stories galore, ones that make history so interesting. A colossal...

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  • Chauburji

    Lahore Things to Do

    In the historic city of Lahore, on the road that led southwards to Multan, the Chauburji gateway remains of an extensive garden known to have existed in Mughal times. The establishment of this garden is attributed to Mughal Princess Zeb-un-Nissa, 1646 A.D., which appears in one of the inscriptions on the gateway. The gateway consists of four towers...

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  • Kim'S Gun

    Lahore Things to Do

    This large bore cannon, currently placed outside of the Lahore Museum, was cast in 1757 in Lahore which was at that time part of the Durrani Empire centred on Afghanistan. It was one of the largest guns ever made in the sub-continent, and is 14 ft 4 3/4 inches long (4.38m). It has come to be known as Kim's Gun from the writings of Rudyard...

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  • Sunehri Masjid

    Lahore Things to Do

    Beautiful mosque located almost in the heart of the walled city. Originally known as Tilayee Masjid. It was built under the supervision of Mir Syed Bikhari Khan, the chief administrative of Mir Mueenul Mulk better know in history as Mir Munnoo who was the Vice Governor of the Punjab appointed by King Muhammad Shah. Built in 1163 A.H. at an elevated...

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  • Faqir Khana Museum

    Lahore Things to Do

    Located near Bhatti Gate in the old city, contained in a private home, this Toshakhana is the private museum of the Faqirs family, it is also a microcosm of Lahore history of which the Faqirs themselves are very much part. The first founder of the family was a Faqir or religious ascetic who had three sons, all devout Muslims in a Sikh Court, who...

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  • British Architecture

    Lahore Things to Do

    After the fall of Mughal Empire, Britain ruled the territories that now comprise of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Burma for nearly 90 years until 1947. Along Mall Road in Lahore, there are several buildings from that time. Some of the renowned buildings are Punjab Assembly Hall, Lahore High Court, GPO, Lahore Museum, Punjab University, Tollington...

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  • Quide-e-Azam Library

    Lahore Things to Do

    The Quaid-e-Azam library , opposite Government house, is the biggest public library in Pakistan and is open 8am to 8pm. It is housed in the combined Lawrence and Montogamery halls, buil in 1862 and 1866 to commemorate the first two British governers in Punjab.

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  • Hiran Minar

    Lahore Things to Do

    Mughal Emperor enjoyed hunting in the area around Shiekhupura, where in 1616, he built himself a hunting pavillion in the centre of an artificial lake and a tower, the Hiran Minar, in memory of his pet deer. Three years later he built a massive brick fort in Shiekhupura, which still stands today( about 19 miles from Lahore)

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  • Dai Anga's Masjid

    Lahore Things to Do

    Dai Anga was nurse, whose real name was Zebun-nisa was a wet nurse of Shah Jehan and respected in the royal house. She built this mosque in 1635 A.D. It is situated near the Railway Station. Her tomb is situated behind the Gulabi Bagh.

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  • Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

    Lahore Things to Do

    It is situated opposite to the Lahore fort. It is mixture of Moghul and Hindu style and built in 1848 A.D. by Kharak Singh son of Ranjit Singh. In the pavilion is a marble urn in the form of lotus containing ashes of the Maharaja, eleven smaller knobs hold ashes of four queens and seven slave girls. It is only opened for Sikh.

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  • Gulabi Bagh(Garden)

    Lahore Things to Do

    Gulabi Bagh About 2km to the west along the GT Road is the Gulabi Bagh, the rose garden of which only the gateway remains besides the road. It was built in mid 17th century by Shah Jehan's admiral of the fleet Mirza Sultan Beg. The gateway to the Gulabi Bagh is the On the road to Shalimar. The garden itself no longer exists but splendid arched...

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  • Sarvwala Maqbara

    Lahore Things to Do

    North of Dai Anga's tomb is the Sarvwala Maqbara, the cypress tomb. The tall solid square brick tomb, is decorated with cypress trees in glazed tile mosaics. The burial chamber is at the top, about five meters from the ground and can be reached only by a ladder...what a experience...enjoyed it...

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  • Shrine of Guru Arjan Dev

    Lahore Things to Do

    It is built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the memory of Guru Arjan Dev the fitth Gikh Guru who compiled the Adi Granth, the principal part of Sikh scriptures. Guru Arjan Dev was put in confinement for having collaborated with Prince Khusrov, the rebellious son of Emperor Jehangir. His followers assert tht it is the same spot where Guru Arjan Dev...

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  • Festivals

    Lahore Things to Do

    NATIONAL HORSE SHOW : One of the most famous annual festivals. During one week long activities there is a display of the finest livestock, horse and camel dances, tent pegging, colorful folk dances from all region Pakistan. Check with Tourist Dept. to confirm date and month of the festivals.

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