Author: Walled City Lahore

Bangla Ayub Shah

Bangla Ayub Shahis situated inside Kashmir Gate. Ayub ka Bangla was built in Sikh period. In 1849, it was taken over by a chieftain Ayub Shah who came from Afghanistan. He rebuilt the building and later sold it to the Afghan Royal’s Chief Shazada Sultan. In 1960 the family sold most part of the property…
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Kimla Building

Kimla building, with beautiful exterior is located on the road, Gumti Bazaar, opposite to Pani Wala Talaab. This building is also known as Blakki Shah building. Blakki shah was a Hindu who constructed this building on 17th April 1929. After partition the family shifted from India and resided here. At present only one family is…
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Haveli Mian Sultan

Mian Sultan, a Kashmiri by caste, worked as a manufacturer of soap in the time of the Sikhs. He was also an expert in the art of wrestling. During the British era he became a contractor for public works and his gains from this source were enormous. He became a man of much wealth and…
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Haveli Mian Khan

Haveli Mian Khan, a massive Heveli, was built in Emperor Shah Jahan`s reign by his Prime Minister Nawab Saadullah Khan. It was completed during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb by the Nawab`s son, Mian Khan, who was the then Governor of Lahore. This grand edifice was spread over two square kilometres, and it was divided…
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Lal Haveli

Lal Haveli is a residential structure that has best preserved cut and chased brick work with plaster moldings on a fair faced brick ground having exquisite wooden jharokas on the three principal floors. The brick work has been kept painted over the decades with a coat of hurmuchi, or red ochre paint, which gave the…
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Haveli Barood Khana

At the edge of Heera mandi stands a magnificent Barood Khana Haveli. The Heveli is located between Pani Wala Talab and Koocha Langay Mandi. This Heveli is a magnificent landmark, which is commonly known as Mian Salahuddin’s Haveli. Once the biggest arsenal in Lahore, the 17th century Mughal style Heveli has now become the venue…
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Haveli Wajid Ali Shah

Wajid Ali Shah was fifth King of Oudh from 1847 to 1856.He was the tenth and last Nawab of the princely kingdom of Oudh in present day Uttar Pradesh in India. The Haveli was mainly used by the traders of East India Company as their relaxation spot between their trade ventures.Nawab Wajid Ali Shah was…
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Havelis of Khushal Singh and Dhian Singh

These Havelis are part of a cluster of Havelis known as Chuna Mandi Havelis, a significant group of historic buildings in the Walled City. It currently houses the Government Fatima Jinnah College for Women. The building, with its spacious courtyard and Sikh imagery, sometime thought to be the famous palace of Raja Dhian Singh, the…
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Haveli of Prince Nau Nihal Singh

This lofty Haveli is reckoned among the most magnificent buildings of the city of Lahore. It was built by Nau Nihal Singh, son of Maharaja Kharak Singh as his private residence. It contains numerous spacious chambers, halls and balconies. The ceilings are decorated with paintings and mirrors, and are worked in gold. The walls are…
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Haveli Mubarik Begum

Haveli…Lahore’s cultural soul…If ever there was a haveli that could be labeled as among the oldest, and also the finest, without doubt one of those would be Haveli Mubarik Begum, inside Bhati Gate. Architecture of haveli is typical of its time with kankar lime finish. Multi foil arches in rectangular recesses supported with pillars are…
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