21s centurys lahore ,this is the image of modren lahore

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Now a days Lahore is famous for its beauty ,educational institutes,shopping malls,play land ,best hospitals historical places.But in pastLahore was  famous for poetry. This city flourished academically during the fourth centuries of the Delhi Sultanate. In 1580it become the second imperial capital under the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great.

Legend story behind the name of Lahore.

A legend story based on oral traditions holds that Lahore was known in ancient times as Lavapuri (City of Lava in Sanskrit),and was founded by Prince Lava the son of Sita and Rama; Kasur was founded by his twin brother Prince Kusha.

One more mith to called Lahore Lahore aaa.

A mythological legend, based on oral traditions, states that Lahore was named after Lava, son of the Hindu god Rama, who supposedly founded the city. Lahore Fort has a vacant temple dedicated in honour of Lava.

The Top Things To See And Do In Lahore, Pakistan

  • Food Street and M M Alam Road. The M M Alam Road runs from the Main Market to Firdous Market. …
  • Lahore Fort. The Lahore Fort, or the Shahi Qila, is a wonderful and one-of-a-kind Mughal structure. …
  • Badshahi Mosque. …
  • Masjid Wazir Khan. …
  • Shalamar Gardens. …
  • The Minar e Pakistan. …
  • Mini Golf Club. …
  • Lohare Wagah Border.
    Admire the Craftsmanship of Sheesh Mahal. …
    Find Solitude at the Wazir Khan Mosque. …
    Walk around the Market at Delhi Gate. …
    Learn the History at the Lahore Museum. …
    Witness the Border Ceremony at the Wahga Gate.

The culture of Lahori People is a demonstration of the lifestyle, festivals, literature, music, language, politics, cuisine and socio-economic conditions of its people. It is the blending of South Asian, Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Western influences. Lahore‘s culture is distinctive.

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Lahore, also known as the Heart of Pakistan, has the honor of being capital of Punjab province .It is the second largest city of Pakistan. It is the most cultural, political, and educational city of Pakistan.

Lahore is also known as the ‘City of Gardens’ because of its many parks and gardens. This city is known for its rich culture and lovely atmosphere.

Shopping malls of Lahore

Packages Mall

Emporium Mall

Fortress Stadium

Liberty Market

Anarkali Bazar

The Mall of lahore

 Lahore is the second largest city Punjab of Pakistan covers thousands of years. Lahore is capital and largest city of the Punjab Region, it has since its creation changed with the passage of time in hands

of Jain, Hindu, Buddist, Greek, Muslim, Mughal, Afghan, Sikh and the British, thereby becoming the cultural capital and the heart of modern-day Pakistan. It based on oral traditions, states that Lahore was named after Lava, son of the Hindu god Rama who supposedly founded the city. Lahore Fort has a vacant temple dedicated in honour of Lava. Likewise, the Ravi River that flows through northern Lahore was said to be named in honour of the Hindu goddess Durga. Plautarch  as well as many other scholars suggest that Jainism was the most ancient and original religion in Punjab. Lahore was the cultural centre of Jainism. A book written by Plutarch, Life of Alexander talks about the fights between Alexander the Great  and digmbara Jain  saints called gymnosophists. Bhabraor Bhabhra is an ancient merchant community from Punjab region which mainly follows Jainism The city of Lahore has a Gurjara origin. The earliest princes were said to be traditional Gurjara origion.Hieun Tsang , the Chinese traveller, who visited the Punjab in 630 AD, speaks of a large city, containing many thousands of families, chiefly Brahmans , situated on the eastern frontier of the kingdom of Cheka, which he says, extended from the indus to the Beas river. Many historians agree that Lahore was founded by an ancient Hindu colony sometime between the first and seventh centuries, probably as early as the beginning of the second; that it soon rose to be a place of importance, the parent of other colonies, and eventually the capital of a powerful principality, to which it gave its name. There are some grounds supporting that the old Hindu  city of Lahore did not occupy exactly the site of the modern city. Tradition points the site of old Lahore to the vicinity of Ichhara – which is now a part of Lahore city – but was back then a village about three miles to the west.

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Lahore reached a peak of architectural glory during the rule of the Mughals, whose buildings and gardens survived the hazards of time. Lahore’s reputation for beauty fascinated the English poet John Milton, who wrote “Agra and Lahore, the Seat of Great Mughal”

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Lahore was the part of Mughal Empire from 1524 to 1752. Lahore touched the zenith of its aureole during the Mughal rule from 1524 to 1752. The Mughals, was famous as builders, gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monuments, many of which are extant still now.

From 1524 to 1752, Lahore was part of the Mughal Empire. Lahore grew under emperor Babur ; from 1584 to 1598, under the emperors Akbar the Great  and Jahangir , the city served as the empire’s capital. Lahore reached the peak of its architectural glory during the rule of the Mughals, many of whose buildings and gardens have survived the ravages of time.  During this time, the massive Lahore fort was built. A few buildings within the fort were added by Akbar’s son, Mughal emperor Jahangir. Jahangir’s son, Shahjahan Burki, was born in Lahore. He, like his father, extended the Lahore Fort and built many other structures in the city, including the Shalimar Garden . The last of the great Mughals,Aurangzeb , who ruled from 1658 to 1707, built the city’s most famous monuments, the Badshahi Masjid  and the Alamgiri .

Shortly after defeating the Afghans in the Battle of Delhi , the Marathas entered Lahore in 1758.

In March 1758, about 50,000 soldiers of the Maratha Empire  laid siege to Sirhind, with a usual alliance with Khalsa  and Mughal Commander Khan Adina Beig. At that time, the Afghan general Jahan Khan, along with Abdali’s son Taimur Shah, had 25,000 troops with him. On 20 April 1758, the Marathas entered Lahore

Raghunathrao, the Marathapeshwa who conquered Lahore in 1758.

In 1759, the Maratha and its allied forces defeated the Durrani Empire in the Battale of Lahore The Maratha Empire had made large successes, capturingDelhi,Punjab,Kashmir,Multan,Peshwar and Attok .

Lahore is regarded as the heart of Pakistan and is now the capital of the Punjab province in the state of Pakistan. Almost immediately after the independence, large scale riots broke out among Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus, causing many deaths as well as damage to historic monuments—including the Lahore fort,Badshahi Mosque  and other colonial buildings

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. With United nation assistance, the government was able to rebuild Lahore, and most scars of the communal violence of independence were erased. Less than 20 years later, however, Lahore once again became a battleground in the War of 1965. The battlefield and trenches can still be observed today close to the Wagha border area.

After independence, Lahore was eclipsed by Karachi, which quickly became the biggest and most industrialized city. It was not until the administration of Mian brothers, and the 1990s riots in Karachi that Lahore once again gained its significance as an economic and cultural powerhouse through government reforms. The second Islamic Summit Conference  was held in the city.In 1996, theInternational Cricket Council Cricket world cup final match was held at the Gaddafi Stadddium  in Lahore.

The  Walled city of Lahore known locally as the “Un-droone Shehr” (Inner

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old lahore in1864-1866

City) is the oldest and most historic part of Lahore. The Punjab government embarked on a major project in 2009 to restore the Royal Trail (Shahi Guzar Gah) from Akabari Gate to the Lahore fort with the help of the World Bank under the Sustainable Development of the Walled City of Lahore (SDWCL) project. The project aims at the Walled City development, at exploring and highlighting economic potential of the Walled City as a cultural heritage, exploring and highlighting the benefits of the SWDCL project for the residents, and at soliciting suggestions regarding maintenance of development and conservation of the Walled City.

The present day Lahore is a three-in-one city. That is why, when one visits Lahore; he finds three different cities – each distinguished from other in one way or other. The old city – existed for at least a thousand years – developed in and around circular road. Similarly, the British built Lahore covers the area from Mayo Hospital to the Canal Bank on the east.

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now we can see modern Lahore

Unquestionably, third Lahore which includes various posh localities such as Gulberg, Bahria TownJohar Town,DefenceHousing Authority  along with several others developed after the independence. Samnabad is a major residential area and administrative subdivision of Lahore, Pakistan. It is the one of Oldest Posh areas of Lahore and loc