Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lahore – the showcase of Mogul Architecture

I love Lahore not because I was born in Lahore, but for many other reasons as well. I love Lahore for the warmth of hospitality of its people, its richness in diverse architecture, culture and traditions. A city which has been seat of governments of the Moguls, Siks and the British. Located on the famous Grand Trunk Road, a city once skirted by the River Ravi and bordering India on the other end, stands and thrives majestically every second, minute, hour and day of the one’s life.

Talking of architecture, the city is rightly called the showcase of Mogul architecture as one finds remains of Mogul architecture wherever one tours in Lahore. The Badshahi Mosque, the Shahi Qilla (Lahore Fort), the Shalimar Gardens, the Mosque of Wazir Khan and Chouburji (building with four towers) are some of the major marvels of Mogul architecture. But beside these are countless number of small buildings that add to the galore and grandeur of the city of Lahore.

One has to be there in Lahore to enjoy and feel the richness of heritage that Lahore possesses since countless centuries. Herein under are some glimpses of the Mogul architecture. The details of these can be read in the Landmarks section of my website Pakistanpaedia.

Lahore Fort by Jalalspages

Badshahi Mosque Lahore Pakistan
Badshahi Mosque Lahore Pakistan by Zoenie

Shalimar Gardens (Lahore)Second terrace
Shalimar Gardens (Lahore)Second terrace by sajjadphotoarts

Shahi Qila, Lahore, Pakistan - April 2008
Shahi Qila, Lahore, Pakistan - April 2008 by SaffyH

Choburji by Tahir Iqbal

To Heaven.
To Heaven. by Commoner28th

Lahore Fort
Lahore Fort by Aawara

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore
Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore by *abro*

Tomb of Jahangir, Lahore-3
Tomb of Jahangir, Lahore-3 by bukhaari

Roshnai Gate, Lahore
Roshnai Gate, Lahore by Naeem Rashid

Badshahi, Iqbal and Fort
Badshahi, Iqbal and Fort by Daudpota

Noor -e- Jehan.
Noor -e- Jehan. by Commoner28th

The sprawling city of Lahore behind its iconic buildings
The sprawling city of Lahore behind its iconic buildings by jzakariya

All above photos are shared at Jalalspages Pakistan (Flickr)


Amanda Ford said...

Awesome Architect! Amezing! thansk for share!

jalalHB said...

Thanks for visiting

Asma said...

waaooww...awsome pics..see now u made me miss lahore..

jalalHB said...

Lahore always brings you back to it - just matter of time