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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  • August 12, 2017
    It's a great historical place to visit in the city and in my opinion the visit of Lahore is incomplete without the visiting of the fort  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The Lahore Fort, is a citadel in the city of Lahore, Pakistan built by Mughals in 15-17th Century . The fortress is located at the northern end of Lahore's Walled City and surrounded by Badshai Mosjid...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The Mughals were quite eccentric in there architecture and it can be seen in this fort cum palace cum mansion in Lahore, Pakistan. It is smaller than that in Delhi but offers higher delicacy with brea...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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 🇮🇳
  • July 13, 2017
    Excellent site. Well maintained. Great place to visit with family.
  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    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
  • February 7, 2017
    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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