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Introduction

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Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan, with a population close to 10 million, and is located near the Ravi River, close to the India border. The city has long tradition and has many wonderful ancient buildings to see.

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Sights and Activities

  • Bahd Shah Masjid
  • Lahore Fort
  • Badshahi Mosque was built in 1673 and is great example of Mughal Architecture
  • Cathedral Church of Resurrection was built in a Neo-Gothic style in 1887 and serves the local Christian community to this day.
  • Lahore Gate
  • Ali Hujwiri
  • Shalimar Gardens
  • Minar-e-Pakistan is where the Declaration of Independence of India and Pakistan Resolution was passed and an impressive monument sits on that spot.
  • Colonial Architecture can but found such as the Lahore High Court, General Post Office and many older universities left over by the British.

Mausoleums

  • Maharajo Ranjit Singh was a Sikh emperor of Lahore and built an amazing mausoleum
  • Jehangir
  • Nur Jehan

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Events and Festivals

  • Mela Chiraghan or Festival of Lamps is an important and popular local event. It is celebrated every year on the last friday of March outside of the Shalimar Gardens.
  • National Horse and Cattle Show is help every spring in the Fortress Stadium. This week long festival includes livestock displays, horse and camel dances, tent pegging, folk dancing from all over Pakistan, live music and tattoo shows.

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Weather

Lahore has three season. From November to February temperatures are pleasantly warm, between 15 and 25 degrees Celcius during the day and possible frost at night. Then the heat gets worse and worse and temperatures in June and July are very high, averaging 40 degrees but records of 48 degrees have been recorded. Humidity is high as well and July and August is the top of the rainy season, after which both temperatures and humidity are lowered again until December.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max19.8 °C22 °C27.1 °C33.9 °C38.6 °C40.4 °C36.1 °C35 °C35 °C32.9 °C27.4 °C21.6 °C
Avg Min5.9 °C8.9 °C14 °C19.6 °C23.7 °C27.4 °C26.9 °C26.4 °C24.4 °C18.2 °C11.6 °C6.8 °C
Rainfall23 mm28.6 mm41.2 mm19.7 mm22.4 mm36.3 mm202.1 mm163.9 mm61.1 mm12.4 mm4.2 mm13.9 mm

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Getting There

Lahore Airport Highway

Lahore Airport Highway

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By Train

On Mondays and Thursdays the Samjhota Express leaves Amritsar in India at 7 in the morning, scheduled to arrive in Lahore just after 2pm. In the other direction, trains leave Lahore on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.30am to the Indian town of Atari, from where there are connections to Amritsar, arriving at 3pm.

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Sleep

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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Mirage Hotel Lahore21 Lake Road Old AnarkaliHotel-
Lahore BackpackersRegal Chowk, Amin Building Above Subway, Near UBL Bank, 65 Mall RoadHOSTEL-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.6
  • Longitude: 74.314

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