Badshahi Mosque, Circular Road, Lahore Food Street, Lahore’s Walled City, Pakistan Day, Pakistan Day in Lahore, Pakistan Day Parade, Ranjit Singh’s tomb, Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara, Sikh temple
Pakistan Day will be observed tomorrow and as part of the celebrations, parades will be held throughout the country. In Lahore, one of the most colourful parades will pass through Circular Road, where many of the city’s best known historic landmarks are located.
Old city life… In addition to tourist attractions such as Allama Iqbal’s tomb, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort and Minar-e-Pakistan (where the Lahore Resolution was passed), several havelis line Circular Road. Lesser known attractions include the tomb of Hafiz Jalandhri, the renowned poet and writer (who wrote Pakistan’s national anthem) and the Dehra Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara – a Sikh temple that houses Ranjit Singh’s tomb.
The famous 13… Many of the 13 gates that lead to Lahore’s Walled City are on Circular Road. These include Delhi, Lahori, Mochi and Shah Alam. While they no longer exhibit their past glory, they are integral to Lahore’s rich cultural heritage. Several of Lahore’s popular bazaars are located nearby, where myriad items, including handicrafts, dried fruit, kites, chappals and fireworks can be sourced. The new revamped Food Street is a major attraction; foodie treats include halwa puri, naan kahtai, nihari, payas and sweetmeats. Continue reading