Jahangir Tomb (Punjab)
Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, died in 1627 at the place of Rajauri coming from Kashmir to Lahore. He was buried in Bagh-e-Dil Kusha, a garden constructed by Empress Noor Jahan, at Shahdara on the bank of the River Ravi. His tomb was completed by Mughal Emperor, Shan Jahan.
The tomb is beautifully designed in a square of 267 feet with four minarets at the corners and four entrances on each side. The exterior of the tomb has red stone decorated with marble decorative motifs. Its minarets having a height of 100 feet, decorated with zig-zag inlay of white and yellow marble on its sides and white marble cupolas on the top. The interior of the building is one of the best floral frescos delicate inlay work Pietra dura and splendid marble intarsia of different colors. The cenotaph has delicate and colorful Pietra dura with an engraving of ninety-nine names of Allah.
The tomb was severely damaged by Lehna Singh and Ranjit Singh by removing the marbles and decorative motifs for the Golden temple at Amritsar.
Lahore, the capital city of Punjab, is the most populous and second-largest city in the northeast part of Punjab province in Pakistan on the border with India at Wagha. It is located on the bank of River Ravi at a height of 213 meters above sea level.
It is linked with the rest of Pakistan and accessed by all types of transportation. It is the major city to access all of the cities and towns of Punjab province. It has the largest railway station in Pakistan. Allam Iqbal International airport is used for all types of international and local flights.
Lahore is the historic cultural hub of the Punjab region and was served as the capital city for a number of years under the Mughal emperors, the Sikh Empire under the rule of Ranjit Singh, and provincial capital in British rule. It is famous for a number of historic buildings and parks, i.e. Shalimar garden, Shahi fort or Lahore fort, Badshah mosque, etc. These historical buildings are now managed by Unesco world heritage to preserve them for the next generation. Sheesh Mahal is one of the beautiful architectural Mughal construction with mirror and tile work, and it attracts a number of tourists from all over the world. Historical G.T. Road, constructed by Sher Shah Suri in the 16th century, was used to establish a link between Calcutta and Kabul. Lahore museum has a splendid collection of historical linkages of Lahore and the sub-continent. Minar-e-Pakistan was a beautifully constructed building in memory of the Pakistan Resolution on 23 March 1940. Allam Muhammad Iqbal, who gave the idea of Pakistan, was buried near Badshahi mosque.
It is also known as a walled city in the times of the Mughal Empire. Some remains of those walls and splendid gates still attract a number of tourists to Lahore, Pakistan. Shahi fort was served as the front-end defense of the city.
The City of Lahore also attracts a number of visitors from all over the country as well as foreign tourists to visit a number of beautiful parks and gardens in the city. Jallo Park, race-course park, and Jinnah garden are the most famous parks.
It is also famous for the largest number of educational institutes in Pakistan. The University of Punjab is one of the main universities there, which produces a number of graduates every year. A number of great leaders before the independence of Pakistan had studied in the Government College, Lahore.
Nowadays, Lahore is represented as a modern city, with organized towns, restaurants, and shopping centers, in Gulberg, Model Town, and other societies. People love to enjoy visiting these shopping centers and normally take dinner in restaurants late at night.
Lahori people are cooperative and polite in manner. They welcome outsiders with great hearts and enjoy offering them meals. They are not conservative and respect the opinion of others. Most of the people living there have belonged to the surrounding cities, so they are not actual residents of Lahore. The actual residents of Lahore are living inside the walled city or other old colonies around the walled city.
Ideal time to visit Lahore
Spring season is the ideal time to visit the city. At that time, visitors can enjoy thousands of various color flowers everywhere, especially in public parks. The fragrance of these flowers can be felt in the atmosphere, which attracts a number of local visitors too. Local tourists from the surrounding cities can arrange a one-day tour with their families. Fully luxurious hotels and restaurants are available for tourists from other cities as well as foreigners.
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Jahangir Tomb Garden Wall
Jahangir Tomb is enclosed in a vast wall garden, also known as Bagh-e-Dil Kusha, built by his wife Noor Jahan, that was constructed in Persion style. The wall of gardens are not in good conditin now, but represents the historical influence of the Mughal architecture in area.
Jahangir Tomb Side View
The building of Jahangir tomb is finished with red sand stone with white and yellow stone inlays.
Jahangir Tomb Minaret
There are four beautiful minarets of 100 feet high on each cornor of the Jahangir tomb.
Jahangir Tomb cenotaph Enterance
In the square structure of Jahangir Tomb, there is entrace in the centre of each side of the square, leads to the cenotaph that is beautifully decorated and engraved with ninety nine names of Allah.