Walled City lahore Authority

According to historic references Musaman Gate was also known as Musaman Burj or Samman Burj which means a ‘Jasmine Tower’. This gate is at a height if compared to the other gates of Lahore Fort and according to historical records it was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan somewhere around 1632 for entrance into the Lahore Fort.

Musaman Gate was one of the main gates of the Lahore Fort but unfortunately, with time it was abandoned and remained in poor condition the stairs leading to it crumbled and a few steps vanished. Around the gate, piles of debris were seen and most of its parts were lost under the huge growth of wild plants.

According to the old maps and references to Lahore Fort, the Alamgiri Gate, Royal Kitchen and Musaman Gate were connected with the Shah Burj through a garden. The royals would enter through this gate and crossing the garden they were able to reach the other parts of the fort like Deewan-e-Aam, Jahangir Quadrangle, Shah Jahan Khawabgah, and most importantly the Sheesh Mahal.

When the British took over the fort they built a huge road more like a ramp and separated these places and now what we see is the British Era fort. While separating these places with a road a Barood Khana, the arsenal depot, was also built by the British which is next to Musaman Gate. If you go to the British Bridge it will take you to the Barood Khana straight away and on your left will be the Musaman Gate.

This Gate has been conserved by the Walled City of Lahore Authority in 2018.

Conservation Gallery