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Lahore is the gateway to the province of Punjab.

Pakistan’s second-most populous city is awash with a variety of cultural influences across a number of different eras.

But, don’t be fooled by the history.

Lahore is a progressive, modern and wealthy city. It’s the home of Lollywood – Pakistan’s very own film industry, and also hosts some of the country’s leading educational institutions.

There’s definitely more to Lahore than meets the eye – which is why this guide is the perfect place to start if your curious about visiting.

If you like what you see – why not book your cheap flight to Lahore with flynas today?

Attractions and things to do in Lahore

Lahore is far from boring.

It has everything to keep you busy over a short or even long stay here. From the essentials you’d expect from any major city, to its very own authentic attractions that make it unique – you’ll find it easy to stay busy.

Here’s a few to start you off…

Lahore Fort

This huge 16th century fort will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time.

The fort has outlasted both the Mughal and Sikh empires in terms of both their respective influences within Lahore – and you certainly get more than a sense of this when you wander around the grounds.

There are a number of monuments to marvel at, as well as gardens and hidden path to walk through – all of which contributing to making this UNESCO world heritage site a special place to come and see.

Badshahi Mosque

West of Lahore Fort, you’ll find Badshahi Mosque.

Besides the religious significance of this sacred site – the mosque itself truly represents Mughal architecture at its finest.

For over 300 years, it was the largest mosque in the world – and it still remains one of the most recognizable landmarks in Lahore. That alone makes it well worth a visit.

Lahore Zoo

There really is nothing like a day out at the zoo – and Lahore Zoo is no exception.

It’s one of the largest zoos in Asia and one of the oldest zoos in the world, so it’s a well-established tourist attraction with years of history in wildlife conservation and animal breeding.

From chimpanzees and elephants to lions and even wild flora – there’s no limits to the type of wildlife you can see here.

It’s a great option for families visiting the city.

Emporium Mall

If you’d like to get some shopping done while you’re in Lahore, then look no further than Emporium Mall.

It’s an 11 story shopping paradise set across 1.8million square feet of land. One thing’s for sure – there’s no shortage of retailers here to suit all needs.

It’s the type of place to spend the day – never mind a couple of hours.

With a nine-screen multiplex cinema, large food court and children’s fun factory park, there’s something for everybody here.

Jilani Park

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the busy city is easy when you escape to the light and breezy grasslands of Jilani Park.

It’s a place to relax and unwind – whether that’s for the whole day or even in between your daily activities.

Stop for a picnic by the lake, or take a detour through the gardens as you make your way through to Jubilee Town.

It’s definitely one of Lahore’s more serene and easy-going attractions.

Eating out in Lahore

You won’t have to walk far to find a suitable place to eat.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a quick lunch bite or something a little more fancy – Lahore has it all when it comes to food.

Name: Spice Bazaar

Type: Barbecue

Budget: Expensive

A true taste of authentic Pakistani cuisine is served with a smile at the popular Spice Bazar. It’s a place for special occasions – which is reflected by the price of the menu, but don’t let that put you off. This restaurant is a must for people visiting Pakistan for the first time. From succulent lamb chops to a range of mouth-watering curry dishes, you can’t go wrong at Spice Bazaar. 

Name: Bovinoes Steakhouse

Type: Steakhouse

Budget: Medium

For a premium cut of steak – look no further than Bovinoes. It’s comfort food at its finest, with a range of hearty dishes on offer. Besides steak, you’ll find chicken dishes, burgers – and even tasty vegan dishes to keep everybody happy. The chefs here pride themselves on providing the best steaks in Lahore – so why not see for yourself? 

Name: Andaaz Restaurant

Type: Local

Budget: Medium

The dining experience at Andaaz Restaurant is about more than just the food. This rooftop restaurant has some of the most stunning views over the city of Lahore. It’s a truly romantic setting and a great place to watch the sun set on a warm pleasant evening. You’re sure to enjoy the traditional local cuisine on offer here.

Hotels in Lahore

You won’t stop short of a comfy bed to spend the night when you arrive in Lahore.

With a number of budget and more upmarket options, there’s plenty of choice across the board.

Here are a few to get you started…

Hospitality Inn (4.5 star)

Price: 407 SAR – 728 SAR ($108-$194, £85-£152)

The Hospitality Inn is all about its location. Being close to all the main attractions in the center of Lahore makes it a popular location for tourists (hence the price) – and it rarely disappoints. It’s a comfortable and quiet hotel, which also serves fantastic food from its restaurant around the clock, so guests are always well looked after.

Avari Hotel (5 star)

Price: 335 SAR – 670 SAR ($89-$179, £70-£140)

The Avari hotel has everything you’d expect from a top 5-star complex. Great food, welcoming staff, large and comfortable rooms with super-fast internet. It’s a popular choice with tourists and business travelers alike for that very reason. It’s also a stone’s throw from Lahore Zoo which is handy if you plan on factoring that into your trip itinerary.

Luxus Grand Hotel (4 star)

Price: 350 SAR – 460 SAR ($93-$122, £73-£96)

Luxus Grand Hotel is a fairly new and modern hotel situated in the heart of the city. There are a variety of comfortable and spacious suites to choose from when you book online and the hotel itself is conveniently situated nearby the lively Mall Road where you’ll find an endless number of shops.

The Residency Hotel (4 star)

Price: 287 SAR – 407 SAR ($77-$108, £60-£85)

With a 24-hour restaurant, health and fitness club, spa and car rental service – the Residency Hotel go far to make your stay in Lahore a special one. This hotel is great value for money – and seems to be improving its facilities all the time. The staff are always polite and helpful, and the rooms have all the amenities you could possibly need.

Events in Lahore

As a cosmopolitan city famous for its diverse history and variety of influences – Lahore has become a great place to host annual events.

Here are a few you might want to keep an eye out for when you eventually visit.

Name: Basant Festival

Date: March

This kite-flying festival usually gets everyone in the mood for the arrival of spring. It’s one of the biggest events in the Punjab calendar year and it’s celebrated in style. Some of the world’s largest and most impressive kites are flown from the rooftops, while down on the street – the carnival atmosphere is potent with Punjab dances and artisan foods.

Name: Mela Chiraghan

Date: March

Known as ‘the Festival of Lights’ – Mela Chiraghan I the celebration of the life of Punjabi Poet Saint Shah Hussain. People from all over Pakistan descend upon the poet’s shrine in Lahore to partake in cultural dances and bask around the annual bonfire to commemorate this Pakistani literary icon. It’s well worth a visit if you’re in the city towards the end of March.

Name: National Industrial Exhibition

Date: November

If you’re keen to learn more about Pakistan’s rich modern history in particular, then just make sure you’re in Lahore in November. In total, the exhibition takes place over a 15-day period – where you can get up close and personal with industrial artefacts telling the story of Pakistan’s revolution over the last century.

Weather in Lahore

Often described as a semi-arid climate – Lahore is hot and dry in the summer, but does endure a lengthy rainy season starting in July.

The coolest month is usually January, but it’s usually quite foggy then, too – which arguably makes it quite a difficult time of year to visit the city.

The best time to come is probably February through to May. It’s cool and dry, and a much more comfortable temperature to get some exploring done.

Insider Tips

The Pakistani Rupee is the currency in Lahore.

You get 10 SAR for around 366.85 Pakistani Rupees.

The Lahore Metro is arguably the most straightforward way to get around the city during your stay. However, the line is still in its early stages of formation – so you might find that buses, taxis and rickshaws are more reliable.

And, with two major airports – it’s never been easier to fly into Lahore. So, why not see for yourself and book your own cheap flight to the city today?