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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  • I spent a few hours going through it on a Sunday. It was crowded and the smaller museum and chambers were not very well prepared for such a crowd. Also poorly maintained and the artifacts could be pre...  more »
  • The vast fort looks over the city and has been occupied by most ruling powers. Under patchy restoration works, there are flashes of its former glory. The lay-out of the gardens are intact, as are most...  more »
  • UNESCO world heritage site. Absolutely brilliant but it's a shame it's been run down for many years. There are signs of improvement and this must continue. Guide is a must coz you will miss so much. O...  more »
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  • Brothers.. I had visited 42 forts till now.. And this one got in my top 10. Its True that that we share a rich culture. Lovely lahoris there.. Love from 🇮🇳
  • Excellent site. Well maintained. Great place to visit with family.
  • A good historical place to explore the history of Lahore and Mughals. Better to visit in fall or winter and summer could be very hot.
  • The wonderful place to see if u want to explore Lahore and its History. Its also have Iqbal park and Shahi Mosque in its neighbor. So if u want to visit much more in one visit. Its the place u should visit
  • One of the fantastic places to visit for 1st timers in Lahore. Historic place and tourist attraction. Neat and well maintained , recently public park is expanded which have increased its beauty. Good place for day out. Public toilets are too busy and not hygienic.

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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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