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. Use our Lahore trip planner to visit Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila) on your trip to Lahore, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Lahore fort is situated in the heart of Lahore in a very congested area. Parking is quite far from the fort due to security reasons. The Fort itself was built in the Moghul era and is a must visit pla...  more »
  • It was a very interesting and enjoyable visit. A huge area that it covers also houses a small museum displaying old weapons as well. We were surprised that electric tourist cas were there to take the ...  more »
  • As the Fort is right next to Badshahi Mosque I'd recommend combining the two, the fort is huge and has a lot to offer, 1 word of advise, if you're not a local and have local friends (or a guide) get t...  more »
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  • This is one of the best places I have ever visited and wish to travel again. The place is so historical you feel that you are actually in the 1600's. The bricks, the walls and the pathways all reflect the 400 year old architect. I dream of going to this place when I visit Pakistan Again. This is in my opinion the best tourist spot in Pakistan for people who like historical infrastructure.
  • Most charming and epic historical place you will find in Lahore. Makes you want to visit it again and again. One cannot cover it in a day. This place need complete attention and a whole day or two for it has historical gems to find and places to photograph every step of the way. Special shout out to the authorities responsible for its restoration, maintenance, cleaning and providing guided tours. You guys are doing a great job. And to the people who visit, please donot litter. It was disappointing to find litter strewn mere feet away from numerous dust bins present. Take care of our history. It is our pride & recognition
  • Marvelous historic place to visit. I visited the Lahore fort after a very long time and that too was insisted by my daughter. I was amazed to see a huge number of people visiting the fort. We had a marvelous guide who guided us through. A well acknowledged person. It was fun moving with him as he kept telling us story of each area we visited, and it looked as if we were in old times and everything was happening in front of our eyes. From the movement of elephants to the kings palace and visiting haram, it was a exciting experience.
  • Good for family and history students Awesome Historic place to visit... History related to Pakistan and symbols of Mughal Architecture can be observed here... Alot of things about Royal life.... It has 57 acres of land most of it consists of buildings and a few for gardens and playing area. Archeology and Walled city both holds this Fort.
  • Totally runs now,what was a well preserved place, when I saw it in 1971. Reflects the mentality and behavior of Pakistani people. Majority of places are cordoned off as unsafe. The buildings are a rubble and the paintwork has fainted. So so disappointed for the state it is in. :(

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