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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  • The sprawling ensemble of buildings that forms the Lahore fort could use a little bit more loving care. One of the external wall is being repaired, much of the mosaics are badly damaged, sadly as ther...  more »
  • Part of our visit to this area of Lahore was this historical location and the scale has to be seen to be appreciated. A number of different locations including museums are on site.some of the grandeur...  more »
  • This place is very beautiful, amazing and superb. It has a big area for the visitors to watch over. It's an open air place. One of the most popular monuments in the history of Lahore. Must visit if yo...  more »
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  • Really interesting historically and for the architecture itself. Recently the whole place had a major uplift and the garden, parking, additional features have all become really nice. The only headache is the traffic around the area. The mosque, food street and old City around it all make this area much more interesting.
  • A beautiful place full of history and culture. It's better if you take a tour guide with you - they offer tours from half an hour to 3 hours long, and are able to truly help you appreciate the fort. Afterwords, do get some unique souvenirs from the shops inside - they are authentic and make great gifts.
  • Lots of history but needs attention to preserve history.. This is a good place to generate revenue but needs honest effort... I suggest that there should be private bid who can fix and restore the place and than generate revenue to recover and make some profit from visitors in this way the history is preserved and less headache for government.
  • Our historic asset. The tourists from all over the globe are welcome here. Safe and lovely place. Best time to visit is between october till march. Summers are hotter in Lahore.
  • It is such a wonderful place. People must visit this place to admire the work of people who contributed in building such a giant structure. They will know how the Kings used to live..
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