10 Things to Do in Lahore That You Shouldn't Miss

December 12, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Lahore (Urdu: لاہور‎, Punjabi: لہور; /ləˈhɔːr/) is the capital city of the Pakistani province of Punjab, and is the country’s second-most populous city after Karachi. The city is located in the north-eastern end of Pakistan's Punjab province, near the border with the Indian state of Punjab. Lahore is one of Pakistan's wealthiest cities with an estimated GDP of $58.14 billion (PPP) as of 2014, Lahore is the historic cultural centre of the Punjab region, and is one of Pakistan's most socially liberal, progressive, and cosmopolitan cities.
Restaurants in Lahore

1. Badshahi Mosque

Lahore, Pakistan +92 300 9410041
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 601 reviews

Badshahi Mosque

Reviewed By Nancy D - Los Angeles, California

The Mosque is stunning with a few remaining frescoes. Unfortunately people vandal this extraordinary place with scratching walls and a bit of graffiti. The Pakistani government has worked hard to bring the place to full glory. While there, several wedding contract signing ceremonies were happening. The men and women looked amazing in their finest. So many people wanted to take photos with us and also to have photos with us that we could take for our memories. There is a lot of wide open sunny space. Drink water. Wear a hat. Consider an umbrella. You’ll need it.

2. Masjid Wazir Khan (Wazir Khan Mosque)

Delhi Gate | Old City, Lahore, Pakistan +92 322 8833561
Excellent
71%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Masjid Wazir Khan (Wazir Khan Mosque)

Reviewed By Guide_to_Great_Meals - Doha

When in Lahore it is essential to visit the Wazir Khan Mosque, a 17th century mosque located in the inner city. The mosque dates from the period of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (and was constructed from 1634-1641), and is richly decorated with magnificent tiles and wall paintings . It would be a good idea to combine your visit to the mosque with a trip to the nearby Shahi Hammam baths - which have recently been renovated. Be sure to take bottled water. If you a wee bit adventurous, you can also enjoy a meal in the inner city. If the timing is right try Cuckoo's Den which has a royal view....and more expensive than ordinary local restaurants.

3. Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila)

Fort Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila)

Reviewed By Nancy D - Los Angeles, California

This place is enormous and were lucky to get in early since there was a private VIP event. The stories of this huge fort are wonderful to hear. This is an UNESCO project and slowly being restored. Unfortunately it has deteriorated quite a bit. Bri g in water, hat and an umbrella if you can. The sun and heat can be a big problem.

4. Lahore Museum

Lower Mall Road, Lahore, Pakistan +92 322 8833561
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Lahore Museum

Reviewed By tanver2017 - Lahore, Pakistan

A well kept Museum having different areas of Gandhara Art, Pakistan history, old coins old dresses and valuable paintings. The Ghadhara Art section is the best as to the wide range of valuable statues and different pots and ornaments used at that time are well preserved.The Museum is fully Air-conditioned and is a good place to escape a hot sunny day. You can spend 4-6 hours easily.

5. Emporium Mall

Abdul Haque Road, Lahore, Pakistan +92 42 32592000
Excellent
59%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Emporium Mall

Reviewed By Kamakazi786 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emporium Mall is one of Pakistan's top shopping and entertainment destinations. The variety of Shops, Eateries,Activities for kids and grown ups, impressive layout and ambience make it a great experience.
#Pros
*New facilities built on international standards
*Thematic events and raffles (Audi/iPhones)
*Good mix of Local and International brands
*Happy vibe to mall with great layout
*Fun Factory,Bounce,Cinema, Bird Safari and kid cars = fun for all
*iSave Investment Center and MCB Bank means financial needs also met under one roof
*Hyperstar = monthly supplies
*Nishat hotel is in mall
#Cons
*Location- getting there is a hassle sometimes with grid lock on canal road
*Very crowded on weekends after 5pm
*Crowd is mixed with large number of young romantics on a date
*No more free parking

6. Walled City of Lahore Authority

54 Lawrence Road, Lahore, Pakistan +(92)99204196
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Walled City of Lahore Authority

Walled City of Lahore, a heritage city almost 4000 years old. Having International Heritage Sites and other Landmarks of Mughal, Sikh and British Era

Reviewed By Nancy D - Los Angeles, California

Of course you’ll find mosques and other museum locations within the walled city. But you will also see lots of shops and winding roads and people living life today. I loved looking up and seeing old wooden balconies which are part of houses. So definitely look up. I’m told a lot of money has been spent to clean up the streets making them easier to walk and navigate. I love feeling the energy of this very active area.

7. Jilani Park

Jail Rd, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
Excellent
44%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Jilani Park

Reviewed By Faheem_Janjua - Lahore, Pakistan

I have visited this place many times and found that thi sis good for a group of people, in spring especially to see flower show, sometime cultural shoes and food points inside.

8. Lahore Guided tours

Fort road, Lahore 54000, Pakistan +92 300 4287493
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
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5 based on 26 reviews

Lahore Guided tours

Reviewed By PrinceIhoho - London, United Kingdom

Shahid is incredibly knowledgeable, efficient and funny. He not only provided a good historical, regional and cultural overview of the main sights and of Lahore itself, but was also willing to engage in more in-depth discussion on certain subjects if you were particularly interested. He showed me some of the more unusual aspects that I didn't read about - like the voice-throwing tricks in Badshahi Mosque - which can only come from someone born and raised in Lahore. He came recommended from the British High Commission and the British Council for good reason - and I have certainly recommended him on.

9. Aitchison College Lahore

Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore 54000, Pakistan +92 42 36363036
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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5 based on 36 reviews

Aitchison College Lahore

Reviewed By Raza767 - Lahore, Pakistan

This institute is more than 100 years old. It has majestic buildings, big green grounds. The students are well dressed and well mannered. Horse riding is a fun to watch. Initially it used to accommodate children of feudal lords but now whoever qualifies and can afford can get admitted.

10. Minar-e-Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Minar-e-Pakistan

Reviewed By Nancy D - Los Angeles, California

Driving by this location was crazy with people celebration Resolution Day on 3/23. That meant stopping by a couple of days made more sense. This monument celebrates resolution. It’s tall and starts the conversation of politics in this area. It’s not that pretty. But it definitely has significance and is worth checking out.

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