Fort and Shalamar Gardens, Lahore

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An example of exuberant Mughal architecture, World Heritage Site Fort and Shalamar Gardens offers three level garden terraces built in the 17th century with intricate decorations and intriguing water systems. The 410 fountains in the gardens relieve visitors by creating a cooler temperature, and 7 km (4.3 mi) away rests the fort, built in 16th century. Observe the baked brick and red sandstone buildings decorated with motives of Persian origins, the curved roof pavilion, and the lavish marble mosques. Explore the ladies quarters and harem Jahangir's "Quandrangle" (a courtyard enclosed by a building) and learn about the secretive life of the royal women. Using our custom trip planner, Lahore attractions like Fort and Shalamar Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • November is a good month to be in Lahore because weather is cool. Except for the seasonal smog, of course. Best to arrange your visit early in the morning to avoid crowd. Get a local tour guide to exp...  more »
  • Visit to Shalimar garden, Lahore. It is a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore. Construction of the gardens began in 1637 C.E. during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan, and was completed in 1641. It ...  more »
  • None of us have been to the gardens of Edens, yet, but we may find the Shalimar Gardens tucked away in between somewhere there. In desperate need of love and care it still sparks as a realm of peace.  more »

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