Pakistan is a culturally rich country. From art, music, literature to historical places, we have a great amount of treasure. But, unfortunately, most of us are unaware of it.
To promote Pakistan’s positive image, we decided to present our cultural treasure in a modern way. Previously we shared top Pakistani cultural dances from all provinces. Today, we are sharing with you a list of amazing historical places in Lahore.
Most of these places are ignore and only a few famous places are regularly visited by tourist. All these places have hundreds of years of history. Perhaps, in today’s modernization, we have neglected these places. Most of us either love to visit modern places or natural places in northern areas.
These places are a call to make us remember about an undenied fact “Only Allah’s name is eternal”. Moreover, these places make us proud of our rich culture and glorious history. These places force us to go back in history and imagine the life of that time. Today’s life is just like a race in frustration and fear of remaining behind.
These places make us realize to live life at full potential because it will pass and then no one will remember us. What will remain behind is our contribution to society? So live your life for the betterment of society and spread love.
Lahore was always a hub of government, economy, education and culture. That is why it has so many historical places that you need a couple of days to explore it completely. Even, we are unable to cover all the places in this post. Yet, we tried to introduce most amazing places so that you may have maximum exposure. Let’s go to past
- According to legends, Lavapura was original name of Lahore
- Founded by king of Ayodhya, Prince Lava (the son of Sita and Rama) and avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu
- “Lava Mandir” a temple in Lahore Fort, is dedicated to Price Lave. Lava was also pronounce as “Loh”. Thus this city was based on his name Loh-awar mean “Temple of Loh”. As time passed, name Lohawar was changed to Lahore.
- According to historians, Lahore has 4000 years of history.
- 682 – Muslims first approached Lahore
- 1021 – Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni captured Lahore
- 1037– City was rebuilt due to being demolished in wars
- 1206 – Qutb-ud-din Aibak became ruler
- 1241 – Conquered by Mongols, massacred all locals and leveled city to the ground
- 1267 – Lahore Fort was rebuilt on same place
- There is no monument predating Mongolian rule in Lahore
- 1526 – Mughal dynasty started for next 300 years
- 1560 – Navin mosque was build. Still stands in Lahore
- 1627 – Tomb of Emperor Jahangir was built
- 1632 – Sheesh Mahal
- 1634 – Mosque Wazir Khan
- 1635 – Moti Mosque
- 1637 – Shalimar Gardens
- 1649 – Mai Anga Mosque
- 1673 – Badshahi Mosque
- 1748 – Ahmed Shah Abdali Rule
- 1753 – Sonehri Mosque
- 1758 – Maratha Rule
- 1798 – Ranjit Singh rule
- 1818 – Hazuri Bagh Baradari
- 1849 – East India Company in rule
- 1859 – Masonic Temple
- 1860 – Lahore Railway Station
- 1861 – Lahore Canal
- 1864 – Government College Lahore
- 1864 – Forman Christian College
- 1872 – Lahore Zoo
- 1875 – National College of Arts, then named Mayo School of Industrial Art
- 1880 – Faletti’s Hotel
- 1882 – Punjab University
- 1882 – Lahore Bar Association
- 1883 – Central Model School
- 1884 – Punjab Public Library
- 1885 – Punjab Civil Secretariat Library
- 1886 – Aitchison College
- 1887 – General Post Office GPO Lahore
- 1887 – Cathedral Church of the Resurrection or Lahore Cathedral
- 1889 – Lahore High Court building
- 1890 – New town hall Lahore
- 1908 – Dyal Singh Trust Library
- 1935 – Punjab Assembly Chamber
Now, as excitement has reached at its peak, Let’s checck our graceful historical places