10 most famous Mughal History in Pakistan

Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar, also known as Royal hunting resort, was built by Mughal Emporer in the 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, that is circular and tapers toward its top on the flat platform. There is a spiral staircase having 108 steps inside the tower leads to the top of the top. There are 210 square holes in outer surface of the tower to accommodate the birds living in the surrounding jungle.

In the front of minar, there is two storey octagonal Baradari, also called Daulat Khana, in the centre of a huge square shaped water tank with a causeway, constructed by the order of Shah Jahan. There are square pavilions on each side of the water tank. In past, a channel was cut from the local canal to fill the water in tank. On the four corners of tank, there was a system to collect the rain water from the surrounding area to fill the water tank.

Hiran minar is also a popular fishing point, one can use fishing rode for fishing by having a license.

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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 architect of Mughal Empire. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981. The design of garden was influenced by the Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir that were build by Emperor Jahangir. It is spread on the area of 40 acres. It can be accessed by bus from Railway Station on G.T. Road.

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Jahangir Tomb

Mughal Emperer, 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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Noor Jahan Tomb

Maher-un-Nisa, also known as Noor Jehan, was a beloved Queen of Emperor Jahangir. She died in 1645 and buried in his own built mausoleum. The structure of 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 Sikh regime. The central chamber of the tomb contains two cenotaphs, having engraving of ninety nine names of Allah, on the same marble plateform, one of Noor Jahan and other one is of her daughter Ladli Begum.

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Resident Building in Sheikhupura Fort

It is a double storey building used for residency, added by Ranjit Singh for one of his wife.

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Baradari back view

The Baradari standing in the centre of water tank, representing a spledid and charming veiw inside the water tank on the boat.

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Lahori Gate

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Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar is set in peaceful environment near Lahore in Sheikhpura. It was constructed by Emperor Jahangir as a monument for his favorite pet deer, also known as Mansiraj.

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