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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  • Its so grand. So old. Yet so awesome. Big lawns. Big buildings. The mirror corridors. The grand balconies. And so much more. The elephant steps.  more »
  • If you’ve been here some years ago, the first thing to notice is that you can’t just drive up to this grand site. There is a lot of security and now one pays to get in. It’s impressive how preservatio...  more »
  • Last Sunday we visited Lahore Fort for a modeling shooting for a very famous brand of lawn suit. It was a good experience. All the models and staff enjoined a lot. The is a beautiful place. Must visit...  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.
  • 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.
  • Visit to Lahore Fort after many years. Same old memories. Glad to see more facilities for families. Transport a bit expensive for such short trip from the gate to Dewaan. Ticket must not exceed more than Rs. 30/ per head. Train also same. Watched children literature festival. Great work and good contribution by the organisers and participants. Enjoyed Sunday with family.
  • What A Very splendid history,What a structure and marvelous history. Needs further attention and renovation. A guide for the tour is must. Better to arrange the trip through Pakistan Tourism Corporation.
  • I have been to this fort 10 time since i was born in Lahore it was an easy excess for to visit such amazing place . while my visit once can feel fort walls telling us story what happened here how these old walls used to be clean . Just imagine if we all go back to that time those Mughls where there ( AHHHHHHH :( nothing last for ever TO GOD WE BELONG & TO HIM SHALL WE RETURN

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Where to stay in Lahore

Visitors are met with a great deal of choice when deciding where to stay in Lahore, and not just because of the range of accommodations available. In this regularly congested city, travel can be a real pain, so the advantages and disadvantages of each district need to be weighed against each other. Each area has a mix of standard and luxury hotels, as well as guesthouses with private and shared rooms. The old town in the north has a wealth of architectural highlights to see, but little to do after dark. Further to the south, the Mall Road area has some chain hotels, restaurants, and places to go in the evening, while the areas of Defence and Gulberg have become synonymous with hotels and nightlife options.
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