Shahi Fort

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Shahi Fort (Punjab)


Lahore Fort, also known as Shahi Fort, was built in 1566 by Akbar, the Mughal Emperor and is easily accessed by bus, wagon or any conveyance from Lahore Railway Station. It is the largest historical construction in Lahore with number of beautiful buildings inside it. Its most beautiful part is Sheesh Mehal, and other main areas are the Throne room, the Diwan-e-Aam, the Elephant Gate, Jehangir's Quadrangle, the Naulakha and Moti Masjid.

The main entrance, also know as Hathi Pul, was the private entrance for the royal families toward royal residency in Shahi Fort. ALl other buildings in the fort are located along the path.

Now-a-days, tourists attract to view the historical buildings in Shahi Fort and enjoy a picnic day there. For history lover, there are museums in the fort to present history of different periods in Indo-Pak from Mughal empire to British Rule.

Shahi Fort Map

Picture of Shahi Fort

Haveli Kharak Singh Shahi Fort

Haveli Kharak Singh Shahi Fort

Kharak Singh Haveli lies in the south-east of the Jahangir Quadrangle in Shahi Fort, is a residence place of Kharak Singh, son of Ranjit Singh. In...

Badshahi Mosque from Shahi Fort
Shaeesh Mehal Shahi Fort

Sheesh Mehal Shahi Fort

Shish Mahal is one of the most unique and decorated building in Shahi Fort. It was built by Asif Khan on the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in...

Shaeesh Mehal Interior Shahi Fort

Sheesh Mehal Interior Shahi Fort

Shish Mahal is one of the most unique and decorated building in Shahi Fort. It was built by Asif Khan on the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in...

Khalwat Khana Shahi Fort
Shahi Fort Passage to Alamghir Gate

Shahi Fort Passage to Alamghir Gate

Alamgiri Gate is the entrance to the Shahi Fort in front of Bashahi Mosque and Hazuri Bagh. It was constructed by Aurangzeb in 1674. It is most...

Khawabgah-e-Jahangir Shahi Fort Inside View
Khawabgah-e-Jahangir Shahi Fort
Dolat Khana-e-Khass-o-Aam Shahi Fort

Dolat Khana-e-Khass-o-Aam Shahi Fort

Dolat Khana-e-Khass-o-Aam is multi-storey building between Dewan-e-Aam and private residential apartments of the royal families. There are...

Devan-e-Aam Shahi Fort

Devan-e-Aam Shahi Fort

Devan-e-Aam is in the centre of the garden adjoining with the Masti Gate side. This is splendid wooden 40 column hall with beautifully curved...

Devan-e-Khass Shahi Fort Inside View

Devan-e-Khass Shahi Fort Inside View

Devan-e-Khass is a very beautiful building in the Shahi Fort built with sangi-e-murmur, white marble in a square of 52 feet in splendid arched bays...

Devan-e-Khass Shahi Fort

Devan-e-Khass Shahi Fort

Devan-e-Khass is a very beautiful building in the Shahi Fort built with sangi-e-murmur, white marble in a square of 52 feet in splendid arched bays...

Defence wall of Shahi Fort

Defence wall of Shahi Fort

The outer wall of Shahi Fort is built with small brinks laid in kankar around the shahi fort covering the area of 50 acres. Outer wall was for...

Elephant Steps

Elephant Steps

The Elephant Steps in Shahi Fort, Lahore were made for elephants, covered with stone, but in Sikh regime, those were removed by them.