Noor Mahal or Noor Palace is in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, which is one hundred and fifty years old. The history has many stuff to talk about this palace, where Nawab Subah Sadiq Muhammad Khan IV laid the foundation of this beautiful palace for his wife. This palace was made to be the home of Subah Sadiq and his family, but his wife refused to stay there and spent only one night because of the Basti Maluk Shah graveyard. Later on, this palace was used as the state guest house or for the meetings. It is known as one of the beautiful places in Pakistan, where everyone wish to live in once.
Completed in 1641, the Shalimar Gardens were the possession of a noble, Pakistani family, a governance not difficult to guess at all, considering the magnificence of this beautiful site. The gardens are laid out over three descending, successive terraces carrying the poetic names of Bestower of Pleasure, Bestower of Goodness and Bestower of Life, each rising four to five meters above the other.
Despite the ravishing flowers and lush fruit trees, the flora is not the best attraction of these gardens, as the misleading name might suggest. In fact, most striking are the large pools placed in the middle of the terraces, which receive water from hundreds of fountains. The quaint pavilions, porticoed audience halls and marble basins found along the edges of the pools complete a peaceful, dream-like and refreshing corner in the city of Lahore.
Wazir Khan Mosque
The Wazir Khan mosque was built by Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari in 1634, who was Viceroy of Punjab under Shah Jahan. This mosque is located in Lahore, Pakistan and famous for its beautiful design. The Urdu meaning of Wazir is ‘minister’. The expanded and huge faience tile work there is the eye catching for all the tourists. This beautiful mosque is known as one of the famous historical places in Pakistan, which was built in seven years.
The most historical and architectural feature to distinguish this mosque from others is the efficient use of minarets. No doubt, this mosque depicts the real and clear picture of the historical era gone by.
Minar e Pakistan
Located in Lahore, Minar-e-Pakistan is one of the historical places in Pakistan, where people come day and night to enjoy the site. It was built to celebrate the Lahore Resolution on 23rd March 1940 and to demand the separate homeland for Muslims. The best part about this fabulous place is it took eight years in its construction and its base is about 8 meters above the ground.
Minar e Pakistan shows the real beauty and a mixture of Mughal and modern architecture, just like other historical places in Pakistan. The artificial lake and the marble mountains are another breathtaking view to see.
The origins of the Lahore Fort, a stronghold in Old Lahore, are so ancient that it is impossible to establish precisely when the fort was first constructed. It is known, however, that in the second half of the 16th century, the original mud-brick structure was demolished and rebuilt with burnt bricks. Since then, this fortified citadel has undergone numerous other modifications at the hands of almost all the rulers who reigned over Lahore, British colonialists included. As a result, it summarizes Pakistan’s amazing cultural heritage in the various artistic influences seen throughout its wide range of different buildings such as mosques, mausoleums, palaces, audience halls, baths, watch towers, and more. A journey through Lahore Fort is in fact a journey through Pakistan’s past, and is for this reason recommended to anyone visiting the country.