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Lahore is a beautiful city in Pakistan . It is situated on the Ravi River, in the eastern part of the country, about 270 kilometers from the capital city Islamabad . It has a population of about 10 million.

About Lahore

Lahore is an important historic city, as well as Pakistani educational, religious and cultural center . There are numerous universities and colleges in the city. The most famous period in the history of Lahore was the first millennium as the city became the spiritual center of Islam. The greatest cultural development is connected with the period of the 16th century.

Monuments in Lahore

The most important monuments in the city include the fortress with a big gate. The gate was designed so that elephants could pass through. There is the Elephant´s Staircase in Lahore, too. Tourists usually admire the breathtaking architecture of the Pearl Mosque with three domes which resemble pearls; or the Mirror Sis-Mahal Palace decorated with mirrors and gold. There are large gardens with 60 m long water reservoirs, total 412 fountains, islands, and pavilions. The breathtaking Lahore gardens were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1981. When in Lahore, you should not miss the Badsahi Mosque, built of red sandstone. It is the largest temple ever. There are several mausoleums in Lahore. Another tourist attraction is the Lahore zoo.

Practical Information

It is recommended to visit Lahore between November and February as the temperature is more pleasant than during hot summer months.

Tourist Services

Lahore offers a variety of accommodation facilities, of which perhaps the most popular include the Avari Hotel, the Holiday Inn Hotel and the Kashmir Palace. There are many restaurants in Lahore which offer traditional Pakistani meals, e.g. the Ziafat Restaurant, the Bundu Khan or the Pepperica. Lahore is proud of numerous department stores, cinemas, theaters, sports facilities, night clubs, etc. Shoppers are recommended to visit the Anarkali Bazaar.


Lahore is accessible by car, bus, train or plane. The nearest International Airport is Allama Iqbal International Airport. It is located at the eastern edge of the city, about 20-30 minutes from the city centre. There are regular bus lines from from e.g. Islamabad , Peshawar or from Faisalabad .

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Last update: 2012-10-15 03:01:23

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