The Mughal Majesty

Surely deserves a second look!

Badshahi mosque is one of the few significant architectural Landmarks built by Emperor Aurangzeb’s in 1658. One of the largest mosques in the world opened for tourists. This mosque has reflection of Masjid-i Jehan Numa, Delhi that was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1500 and like you know Shah Jahan built the wonder, The Taj Mahal.

Night view – Badshahi Mosque

A Kings’s stroll

Take your shoes Off before you enter into it. Feel your feet touching the floor that takes you to the back in dynasty of red sandstone & marbles placed in 15th Century.

Inside, you will feel yourself surrounded by old houses telling you story of their existence.

Have walk in corridors where once Emperor used to stroll with his Queen and pawns. This mosque was built to commemorate Aurangzeb’s military campaigns in southern India.

Entrance – submit your shoes here

Fresco paneling

At the four corners of the courtyard are the tall octagonal minars. Above them rise three grand marble domes. Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky was inspired by this Mughal style and considered it while designing Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Like the character of its founder, the mosque is bold, vast and majestic in its expression. The interior has rich embellishment and paneling with a fresco touch, all in bold relief, as well as marble inlay. The exterior is decorated with stone carving as well as marble inlay on red sandstone. The embellishment has Indo-Greek, Central Asian and Indian architectural influence both in technique and motif

Emperor Aurangzeb

Emperor of India from 1658 to 1707, the last of the great Mughal emperors. Under him the Mughal Empire reached its greatest extent, although his policies helped lead to its dissolution

Aurangabad palace, 1658

Aurangzeb was the third son of the emperor Shah Jahān and Mumtāz Maḥal (for whom the Taj Mahal was built). He grew up as a serious-minded and devout youth, wedded to the Muslim orthodoxy of the day and free from the royal Mughal traits of sensuality and drunkenness.

Mughlai cuisine

Mughlai cuisine consists of dishes developed in the medieval Indo-Persian cultural centres of the Mughal Empire. It represents a combination of cuisine of the Indian subcontinent with the cooking styles and recipes of Central Asian and Iranian cuisine. Mughlai cuisine is strongly influenced by the Turko-Persian cuisine of Central Asia, the region where the early Mughal emperors originally hailed from, and it has in turn strongly influenced the regional cuisines of modern Afghanistan, Northern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The tastes of Mughlai cuisine vary from extremely mild to spicy, and are often associated with a distinctive aroma and the taste of ground and whole spices. A Mughlai course is an elaborate buffet of main course dishes with a variety of accompaniments.

Food Street – Fort Road adjacent Badshahi Mosque

Have Mughal style & quality dinning experience while sitting at roof top in nearby restaurants with the stunning view of architectural giant at the back

Jewel in Lahore , a must see mosque, breathtaking inside, true beauty in its architecture and size, dress modestly for access and leave footwear outside, avoid prayer times if possible

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Meet the wedding couples

You will be lucky if found a chance to meet local wedding couples. You can ask for a selfie, wish them Good luck and can exchange sweets.

A couple Couple tying knot at Badshahi Mosque

More Facts

  • Customize-able for Group tourists
  • Participants: 2~20
  • Location: Fort Road Lahore
  • average activity time: 2~3 hours
  • 09:00 A.M. to 08:00 P.M.
  • Local Guide available ( moderate English speaking )

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