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Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila), Lahore
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The former residence and legacy of the Mughal dynasty, UNESCO-protected Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila) captivates for its monumental beauty and the mystery surrounding it. Although the fort flourished under Emperor Akbar of the Mughal dynasty, its origins extend as far back as the 11th century. Ornate decorations and colorful mosaics on every step speak for the wealth of the dynasty, while somewhat shabby conditions invoke a feeling of antiquity. Enjoy a walk through vast gardens while the sun sets in beautiful hues of pink and orange. Hire a tour guide and explore the numerous pavilions, then head to the Mughal museum, armory gallery, and the Sikh museum. Put Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila) into our Lahore travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Great historic place. Has a lot of background to offer over Mughal empire, their style of living and ruling. 
  • You have to park your cart outside. It was a bit difficult to find parking since i was going there after a while. Gate 3 is what will need to be entered into gps. They ate trying to renovate the entra...  more »
  • I spent a few hours at the Lahore Fort with a professional guide and it was incredible. The guide made all the difference because he knew absolutely everything, explained every aspect of the Fort and ...  more »
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  • Lahore Fort is a historical place located on the way to Lahore Main Railway Station. It is a breathtaking place, but unfortunately it us not well maintained. The gate keepers charge 30 cents per individual for visit. I have been here a few times. It is not safe for foreigners to visit unlike accompanied by local police. If this place was located somewhere else it would have generated millions of dollar annually. It is a perfect place fot making historical and empire movies.
  • Emperor Akbar Built in 1566 (when he made Lahore his capital), the Lahore Fort is the star attraction of the Old City. The fort was modified by Jehangir in 1618 and later damaged by the Sikhs and the British, although it has now been partially restored. Within it is a succession of stately palaces, halls and gardens built by Mughal emperors Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb, comparable to and contemporary with the other great Mughal forts at Delhi and Agra in India. It's believed that the site conceals some of Lahore's most ancient remains.
  • Awesome !!! Really. The best place i visited ever. Fortunately all the area was open. So visited every room and every place on Lahore fort.Our history was great. Love this ❤
  • A Must visit place.. An open manifestation of Mughul History and their wonderful era. Notable spots are Sheesh Mahal.. Bara darri.. Shah Jahan and Jahangeer's Qadrangle. But some "Hidden Places" (Sheesh Mahal and Basement) not open to general public can be accessed through guide. Its better if you manage to get a guide. Guides can show you some places which are not generally open to public. But negotiate the cost. Rs.400 would be enough !
  • Lovely Historical Place fo Picnic Get together, family, and known about mugal Kings.