Lahore, a city of the Mughals, is an inheritor of the great architecture and rich culture.From the Great Lahore Fort to the masterpiece of Badshahi mosque, from the Mausoleum of Emperor Jehangir to the Noor Jehan’s Tomb – a symbol of love, from the old city of Lahore to the modern day civilization, Lahore offers its visitors a chance to travel through time.
Lahore – Arrive at the airport. Meet, assist and transfer to the hotel. AM: At leisure. PM: Visit the Shalimar Gardens, designed by Ali Mardan of Persia and set out in the Persian style with marble pavilions, a marble waterfall and more than 400 fountains in an area of 42 acres. Emperor Shah Jahan ordered the construction of this ” Garden of Heaven” in 1642. Before sunset proceed to Wagah Border to witness the flag lowering ceremony at Wagah Border. The check post is about 30 km. from Lahore. A daily flag lowering ceremony is simultaneously held on the Pakistani & Indian sides at sunset. Overnight at the hotel.
Lahore – After breakfast full day city tour of Lahore visiting Lahore Fort, a marvel of Mughal architecture begun in the 11th century and completed finally by the end of the 16th century. We will visit the beautiful palace of Mirrors, Shah Jahan’s Quadrangle and the Pearl Mosque. Overlooking the Fort is the Badshahi mosque – the world’s largest – and it is our next stop. It was constructed during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb. Pakistan’s famous poet-philosopher, Dr. Mohammad Iqbal, lies buried outside the mosque. We will drive to the National Museum, which contains one of the finest collections of Buddhist Art from the Gandhara period. Here one is able to view the original Fasting Buddha statue. In front of the museum is the Zam – Zama, the gun immortalized by Rudyard Kipling . We will also visit Wazir Khan’s Mosque, constructed under the stewardship of the Governor in 1643, and Jahangir’s tomb. Overnight at the hotel.
Lahore – After breakfast, we go on a shopping spree visiting Anarkali Bazaar, named after a pretty dancer named Anarkali who was put to death by Emperor Akbar for having an affair with Prince Salim, who later became Emperor Jehangir, Fortress Stadium, The Mall Road,& Liberty Market. In the evening visit the Food Street at Gawal Mandi. The buildings on both sides of the street have been rehabilitated to their original design. Illuminated balconies of these beautiful buildings, depicting old architecture, fascinate the visitors, and the variety of all around traditional food stalls give them mouth watering temptation. After dinner transfer to the airport for late midnight departure for onward flight.