10 most famous Mughal Historical Sites in Pakistan

Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar, also known as Royal hunting resort, was built by Mughal Emporer in memory of his pet Antelope, named Mans Raj, in 1607 in Skeikhupura, also known as Jahangirpura. It is located at the distance of 5 km from Sheikhupura Railway Station and accessed via Hafizabad Road. A 30-meter high tower was constructed on his grave, which is circular and tapers toward its top on the flat platform. There is a spiral staircase having 108 steps inside the tower that leads to the top of the top. There are 210 square holes in the outer surface of the tower to accommodate the birds living in the surrounding jungle.

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Shalimar Garden

Shalamar garden, also called Shalimar garden, was built by Shah Jehan, Mughal Emperor, in 1641. This garden is one of the most beautiful architects of the Mughal Empire. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981. The design of the garden was influenced by the Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir that were built by Emperor Jahangir. It is spread on an area of 40 acres. It can be accessed by bus from Railway Station on G.T. Road.

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Shahi Fort

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 a number of beautiful buildings inside it. It is located on the northern side of the walled city Lahore. 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.

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Jahangir Tomb

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.

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Rohtas Fort

Rohtas Fort was built in the 16th century near Jhulem in Dina by Sher Shah Suri to help the rebellious tribes of the Potohar against Mughal emperor Humayun and Gakhar tribes. It is located at 8 km off the G. T. Road at a distance of 200 km from Lahore. It was built on the bank of the Kahan river in the Tilla Jogian Range on a hill at an altitude of 2,660 feet.

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Noor Jahan Tomb

Maher-un-Nisa, also known as Noor Jehan, was a beloved Queen of Emperor Jahangir. She died in 1645 and was buried in his own built mausoleum. The structure of the tomb is 134 feet square, covered with red sand marble with flowers of mosaic in white, black, and yellow marble. All of the marble was removed in the Sikh regime. The central chamber of the tomb contains two cenotaphs, having an engraving of ninety-nine names of Allah, on the same marble platform, one of Noor Jahan and the other one is of her daughter Ladli Begum.

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Sheikhupura Fort

Sheikhupura Fort was built in 1607 in Sheikhupura in the reign of Emporer Jahangir, designed by Sikander Moeen. It was altered in the Sikh regime and many of the decorations of buildings inside the fort have Sikh-style frescoes. It was used by Jahangir for accommodation during his visit to a hunting place, known as Hiran Minar.

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Minchinabad

Minchinabad, tehsil of Bahawalnagar, is located at the distance of 232 KM on Head Sulemanki Road. Its name is after Colonel Charles Minchin who was the British Political Agent to oversee the Bahawalpur State from 1866-1876.

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Mahal Nagar Mal

Mahal Nagar Mal, Minchinabad Mansion, is a beautifully and lovely constructed haveli in the middle of Minchinabad town at the distance of 35 km from Bahawalnagar. It was constructed in 1930 by two brothers Nagar Mal and Bhajan Lal, merchants of the Agarwal clan.

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Dai Anga Tomb

Dai Anga Tomb is situated in Lahore near Begumpura on G. T. Road in Gulabi Bagh. She is the nurse of Shahjahan, the Mughal Emperor and she was died in 1671.

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