Located in the Pakistani city of Lahore, the Lahore Fort or the Shahi Quila as its locally referred as, is a majestic fort built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Fort is a beautiful and imposing mix of the Persian and Mughal architecture. It is divided into two sections: the administrative section with the main entrance, large gardens and Diwan-e-Aam and the Second one the private chambers consisting of the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), residential quarters and smaller gardens. The other famous buildings are Alamgiri Gate, Naulakha Pavilion and Moti Masjid.
Lahore Fort along with the Shalimar Garden has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Editor’s Note: This is a Guest Post by our friend from Pakistan, Ibn Hanif who is a devout Muslim, a very good human being, an avid traveler and author of a beautiful blog called The Voice of Nature. Click HERE to see the beautiful posts and pictures on his blog.
once again beautiful pics. reminds me of taj mahal and red fort here in india.
Meena, Thanks, I am glad that you liked the place and also took time to share your views. It encourages me to wish to share more.
Pakistan has great tourist potential including the POK, Harrappan heritage site and now this Lahore Fort, because of the current turmoil the country is being pushed back to dark ages, i hope the people of the country wake up and realise that tourism is the biggest employer not terrorism, thanks Ibn Hanif, it is people like you who have join hands to promote tourism. Good Luck
First , thank you so much for taking your precious time for viewing and sharing your views about the place. I am surprised that you know a lot about the historical places in Pakistan!
Certainly, Pakistan has beautiful places to attract the tourist. But unfortunately, it’s the so called war of western interests that has disturbed the peace in Pakistan. I wish if there were an impartial inquiry of American version of 9/11 story the world would have been a different place.
In fact don’t have time to distinguish between the truth and the propaganda. The real problem is biased media which is always busy justifying more and more invasions.
I love the following quote in this regard:
“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. ~Malcolm X ”
Thanks once more.
I believe Pakistan too has wonderful tourist destinations with Harappa heritage site, PoK, Lahore Fort and many others, i hope the people of Pakistan realise that tourism is world’s biggest employment opportunity and not terrorism. I hope the majority drive out the divisive forces and forge ahead in spreading the message of leisure, peace and harmony. Good coverage of Pakistan BY Hanif
I was waiting for this post, Ibn-Hanif, after having read your fantastic post on the beautiful Shalimar Gardens. I just returned from a visit to Agra and can see a lot of similarities between the Agra and Lahore Forts. Looking forward to more posts from you, but more than that I look forward to visiting Pakistan and travelling there. I am confident that it will happen some day.
SUDHAGEE, Glad to know that you wish to visit the Fort in Lahore. I would also love to visit Taj Mahal but for this to happen our countries should ease the visa process for tourists who have nothing to do with destructive politics but instead are peaceful citizens who love the world as a whole.
I wish to share one of my favorite quotes:
“I am the fellow citizen of every being that thinks; my country is Truth.”
[Alphonse de Lamartine]
Its so beautiful! the similarities to the red fort and agra fort are striking! and the gardens look so nice!
Thank you so much for appreciations!
Keep visiting “Shadows Galore” I will be sharing more, insha-Allah.
Beautiful! Your pictures are vivid and very clear, they bring the fort alive. Sheeshmahal and Jharokha took me to Lahore 🙂
Thanks Manreet! Am glad that you liked them 🙂
Manreet, I am glad you loved the photos. Thank you so much for appreciating my clicks.
Thanks for the beautiful images and for introducing this fort. Though I had heard family stories of Lahore, I had never seen any images of this fort before.
Thank you Sunil Sir. You can see the uncanny similarity with Agra 🙂
Thanks to Admin of the blog who introduced me to their loyal visitors and them to Lahore Fort.
Dear Puru , thanks for giving me a place in your blog.
Hope to be here with more photos, soon insha-Allah!
You are welcome my dear friend! The happiness is mutual 🙂