Pakistan tourism: Hotels and Places to Visit in Lahore
The historical city of Lahore is an ideal place to visit especially if you are a history buff. The city is full of historical buildings, gardens and scores of interesting places waiting to be explored. Some fabulous hotels where you can stay are Avari Hotel Lahore, Pearl Continental Lahore, Holiday Inn Hotel, Bravo Suites, The Residency and Lahore Country Club. Mirage Hotel and Hospitality Inn are moderate price hotels while National Hotel and Hotel One are budget hotels.
Lahore is known for the rich Mughal legacy left behind in the form of Shahi Fort Lahore, Shalimar Gardens, Badshahi Mosque, Anarkali’s Tomb, Kamran’s Baradari, Jehangir’s Tomb and Masjid Wazir Khan are some tourist attractions from the Mughal era. Hiran Minar and Mubarak Haveli are other historical places not to be missed. Wagah Border, Minar-e-Pakistan and Lahore Museum are other must see places in Lahore. Lahore Museum is especially highly recommended for those interested in history as its four walls contain centuries of history. Besides gems from history, Lahore city is full of beautiful parks such as X Park, Sozo Water Park, Bagh-e-Jinnah and Jallo Park. While the rest are amusement parks, Bagh-e-Jinnah is the place to visit if you are looking for some time with nature. The tomb of Data Gang Baksh is a very inspiring and a spiritual place to visit.
Shopping in Lahore is an experience not to be missed; souvenirs can be bought inside the Shahi Fort. Anarkali Bazar is a popular shopping place among people on budget. Women and children’s clothes and accessories can also be bought from the Fortress Stadium at moderate prices. Men’s apparel, leather items and carpets are available at Panorama Center. Liberty Market, Pace and Defence Colony are also good places to visit for shopping. While in Lahore do visit the Fort Road Food Court it has been recently inaugurated and is reputed to be the best place to eat in Lahore.
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