Ready for Makeen Marketing’s list of the ultimate tourist spots in Lahore?
Pakistan’s tourism sector has been flourishing over the last few years with swathes of domestic and international crowds visiting the beautiful, culturally rich landmarks our country has to offer.
Apart from Karachi and Lahore, one of the most diverse cities in Pakistan is Lahore. Brimming with historical, and scenic landmarks, Lahore has easily become one of the most attractive tourist destinations.
Follow this guide on the ultimate tourist spots in Lahore to find out why this city should be on every person’s bucket list.
This beautiful crimson building, known as the second-largest mosque in the country is one of the most visited tourist spots in Lahore.
Built-in 1673 AD, by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir, this impressive structure can hold more than 100,000 worshippers. During the construction of this breathtaking mosque, the red bricks were imported from Jaipur, India.
The interior of this mosque is embellished with Manbatkari, or Stucco tracery, and a marble inlay. The motifs that are displayed on the interior of the mosque are of Indo-Greek, Central Asian as well as Indian architectural design. This relic is an amazing example of Mughal architecture and is visited by people from all over the world and thus one of the ultimate tourist spots in Lahore.
Minar e Pakistan
This monument is one of the most cherished spectacles in our country. For many decades it’s been one of the go-to tourist spots in Lahore. We bet anyone you know who has visited Lahore has a picture posing in front of this lavish structure.
This structure is located in the heart of Lahore and marks the place where the All-India Muslim League passed the famous Lahore Resolution in 1940. This was the resolution that paved the way for a separate Muslim state— something that came to pass in the next 7 years. This is why Minar e Pakistan is one of the history buff’s favorite tourist spots in Lahore.
Fun fact: the base of Minar e Pakistan is built to resemble flower petals. Each “petal” has an inscription of the Lahore Resolution in Urdu, Bengali, and English.
Lahore Food Street
Lahoris are known to be massive foodies! And boy, do they know how to make good food. One of our favorite tourist spots in Lahore is definitely the Food Street. If you want to experience mouthwatering food fusions, we highly recommend you take a trip down to Lakshmi Chowk, Gawalmandi, and Fort Food Street.
You find the best Paaye, faluda, halwa puri, and BBQ— you’ll forget all about your diet!
Also known as Shahi Qila, Lahore Fort is one of the oldest fortresses in Pakistan, and consequently, one of the most awe-inspiring tourist spots in Lahore. It was a significant fort back in the days of the Mughal empire. However, no one can say for sure who laid the foundations of this esteemed structure.
The building that stands in front of us has been constructed by emperor Akbar. The vast size of this fort can be gauged by the fact that it has 13 gates. Moreover, the Fort is one of the 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Pakistan.
This is one of the only tourist spots in Lahore that has multiple historical sites within it. Check the following:
- Moti Mosque
- Alamgiri Gate
- Naulakha Pavilion
The last on our list of the most attractive tourist spots in Lahore is Jinnah Park. This historical site was once known as Lawrence Gardens, and it contains a botanical garden along with Masjid Dar Ul Salam and the Quaid e Azam.
Want to enjoy a peaceful stroll in the Lahore evening? We highly recommend you make your way to this picturesque park.
For more good reads on the Pakistan tourism industry, click here.