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Pakistan is known for its rich culture, stunning mosques, minarets, and the nawabi touch which resides in the hearts of the natives of the beautiful country. Lahore is an important and iconic city of this fascinating country which serves as the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. Famous for its Shalimar Gardens and Lahore Fort, the city is also home to numerous scenic parks and gardens. Iqbal Park, originally known as the Minto Park, is an urban park which is one of the most important and alluring parks of Lahore. Decorated with lush greenery and remarkable attractions the park is a favorite spot for spending a lazy afternoon for both, the locals as well as the foreigners. Cherish the surroundings of the park reading a book or listening to music or spend a few precious moments with your near-and-dear ones in the perfect setup of the park. Create memories and fall in love with the extraordinary arena of the green park.
A Historic Day Trip to Iqbal Park
Just like any other national monument, Minar-e-Pakistan, also represents the struggles and sacrifices made by the ancestors for the establishment of Pakistan. It stands tall as a witness of the endless difficulties faced in the past which framed the rich history of the city along with the gradual development which marks its bright future. Located in the historical place where the resolution for an independent land was passed, the structure is a landmark for the country and the world. The magnificent structure opened its heart for its beloveds in the year 1968. Serving as the resting abode of Hafeez Jalandhari, it becomes one of the most significant tourist attractions of Lahore. A stunning blend of Mughal architecture clubbed with the urban touch of the modern designing, frames the tower of the Minar. Four platforms frame the base of the iconic structure, each of which is made up of different stones like Taxila, marble, and chiseled stones. On the white marble of the base, you can find the Quranic verses, speeches of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam, national anthem, and also the resolution of Pakistan. Rekindle the passion and respect for this alluring city through the Minar-e-Pakistan.
Built in the year 1673, the Badshahi Mosque is an important pilgrimage spot for the locals as well as the foreigners. Creation of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb it takes pride in being the epitome of beauty and grandeur of the ravishing Mughal era. With an accommodating capacity of 55,000 worshippers, it is the second largest mosque in Pakistan. Cherish the boldness, greatness, and splendidness of the interiors and exteriors of the structure which will make your heart flutter with their beauty. Interiors will make you admire the rich embellishment with stucco tracery and frescos along with a touch of marble in the detailing. The exteriors decorated with delicate stone carvings, and marble work on red sandstone will leave you in surprise for all the good reasons. Get glimpses of Indian, Central Asian, and Indo-Greek influences on the motifs and designs used. Visit the vast courtyard, the aisles, the minarets, the grand entrance gate all of which recite the rich history of the country.
The stunning Lahore Fort lies adjacent to the Iqbal Park, and the visitors enjoy its striking views from the Minar-e-Pakistan. Built by Akbar the Great, the Lahore Fort is as beautiful as its rich past. With its twenty hectares area, it takes pride in being a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its artistic and aesthetic prowess. With its marvelous structures residing inside the fort, it attracts visitors from all parts of the world. To begin, you will witness the phenomenal Naulakha Pavillion made of striking white marble and world-acclaimed for its curvilinear roof. Be a witness of the most impressive section of the Lahore Fort, the Picture Wall which features mosaics concerning a myriad of scenes and decorated with colorful tiles, frescoes, and mosaics. Decorated with complex mirror work, the Sheesh Mahal will welcome you with all its heart. Various other prominent monuments and buildings find their place inside this fort.
How to Get Tickets?
You don't need to buy tickets as the entry to the park is free of cost.
How To Get Around?
Explore the park on foot to create priceless memories.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear anything of your choice which makes you feel comfortable and relaxed all day long. Jeans, trousers, flowy pants, or Capri clubbed with a trendy blouse will make you look good. Men will look classy in joggers and a polo t-shirt. For footwear choose bellies or flip-flops.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the place is between 6:15 am to 7:45 pm.
Currency is Pakistani Rupees.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you don't need a guide. This website is a perfect guide for you.
How To Get There?
You can reach Lahore via plane, rail or by driving through the well-paved highways of the city. The Allama Iqbal International Airport has connecting flights to make your travel easier.
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