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Pak Tea House

Lahore has been a center of educational, literary and cultural activities since ages. In this regard, the city has a majestic significance. Who so ever comes here; becomes a part of this conurbation. An impressive belt of legendary personalities came and permanently stay here due to the magical effect of Lahore. Allama Iqbal is also…
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June 29, 2018 0

Masti Gate — a forgotten heritage trail

Masti Gate’s name sounds quite mysterious and dreamy. This gate is one of the thirteen gates of the walled city of Lahore which were built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This gate, like few other gates, has a variety of interesting traditions about its name. Some historians claim that it was named after a royal…
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June 28, 2018 0

‘Bamba’s collection’ and the princess who remained unrecognised in Lahore

Today I am taking you to another unrevealed part of Lahore Fort which hardly is known to the public. This is Princess Bamba’s Collection or the Sikh Gallery of Fort. As you enter the Jahangiri Quadrangle, a building on your left houses this collection which was also the haveli of Maharani Jindan. She was the…
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June 28, 2018 0

Oonchi Masjid of Bhatti Gate — another wonder lost with the passage of time

While reading a book on Bhatti Gate ‘Lahore ka Chelsea’ I came across a title ‘Oonchi Masjid’ (a Mosque at height) which struck my mind and so I decided to visit the mosque. Going inside the historic Bhatti Gate and on asking the people there, I was finally able to locate this mosque near Mohallah…
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June 28, 2018 0

Tracing the roots of East India Company at Lahore’s Akbari Mandi

Akbari Mandi is the oldest spice market of sub continent which is located right here in Lahore inside the Walled City, Androon Lahore. Undoubtedly it is the Asia’s largest spice market and has been a ground of many historic events of sub continent. To visit this place you need to go to Delhi Gate or…
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June 28, 2018 0

Mirror Palace — a story of romance

You must have had heard a lot about the majestic Lahore Fort and the structures hidden inside it. No doubt the fort of Lahore is one of the extraordinary constructions of its kind in the world and I bet that while roaming inside the fort, through its ages old bricks, gardens, stairs and walls, you…
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June 28, 2018 0

Lahnga Mandi — a musical treat inside Taxali Gate

Musical tunes, pleasing melodies, rhythms of life, harmonious beats, colourful flutes, tabla, dholak, harmoniums, daf and many other melodic instruments and tunes would welcome you upon entering this popular bazaar inside Taxali gate of Walled City of Lahore. You will be surrounded by numerous spell bounding real tunes and compositions which would make your mood…
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June 28, 2018 0

Gali Surjan Singh — an amazing street of Lahore

You must have heard that the Walled City of Lahore has narrow, curvy, tiny, tangled and strange streets which lead you to huge bazaars and famous chowks. It is indeed true and to believe this you need to experience it. The streets of the walled city are unusual, and if you enter in one, it…
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June 28, 2018 0

Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh — a Sikh holy site

Today let me take you to a place which is much wanted to be visited by the people but the access is limited and strict. So to fulfill your desire and quench your thirst for this heritage site I am writing on the gorgeous and revered Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh. It is located near…
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June 28, 2018 0

The Gone Akhara Culture of Lahore

The Walled City of Lahore is a rich amalgamation of heritage and culture both tangible and intangible. While looking at the gigantic gates, majestic monuments and havelis, one cannot ignore the cultural life and setting of the city. I think if the culture is taken out of Lahore, all the sites will go to waste.…
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June 28, 2018 0