Hazuri Bagh is a garden in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, between the Badshahi Mosque and Lahore Fort. The square garden was originally built by Aurangzed as a serai, or Moghul hoel. He also reviewed his troops here.
The two-story building by the southern gate was boarding house for the scholars who studied at the Badshahi Mosque. The Samadhi of Ranjit Singh (north side) and the Roshnai Darwaza (south side-Gate of Light). In the center stands the Hazuri Bagh Baradari, built by Ranjit Singh because it was brightly lit at night. Nobles visiting the palaces inside the fort used this entrance. Ranjit Singh’s grandson was killed here-probably not accidentally-by falling masonry while on his way from his father’s cremation to his own coronation.
The Hazuri Bagh Baradari, the marble pavilion in the centre of garden, was built by Ranjit Singh in 1818 with marble taken from various Moghul tombs and from the floor of the Hammam, or royal bath, in Lahore Fort. It is one of the few remaining Sikh monuments in Lahore. Elegant carved marble pillars support delicate cusped arches; the central area, where Ranjit Singh held court, has a mirrored ceiling. Both the garden and the baradari, originally a 45-foot, three-storey square with a basement approached by fifteen steps, suffered extensive damage during the fratricidal Sikh wars and was only reclaimed and laid out according to the original plan during the British period. On 1932.
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When to Go:
October to April is the best time to visit Lahore. It is only 217 meters above sea level, so it is hotter than Islamabad, and can get very hot in summer.
How to Reach:
Lahore is connected by air, rail and road to the other cities of Pakistan, the airport is some five kilometres (three miles) out of the city centre. It is 292.9 kilometres (182 miles) from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road (Nation Highway G.T. Road) and 382.6 kilometres (287.7 miles) from Islamabad on the Motorway/AH1 (4 hrs 3 min) a driver of 4 to 6 hours or a train journey of 5 to 8 hours. The Indian border is 29 kilometres (18 miles) from Lahore along the Grand Trunk Road going east, but it is open only twice a month to foreigners, owing to Sikh unrest in the Indian Punjab. You can fly directly from Lahore to Delhi.
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Food Street Fort Road, Thatti Mulahan Bazar, Bazaar Sheikhupurian, Tibbi Bazar,
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Emergency Contact Number
Hospitals: General Hospital: Ferozpur Road, Near Camp Jail، Lahore. Tele: 042-99264092
Jinnah Hospital: Usamani Road. 042-99231400
Lady Wallington: Open 24 Hour 042-37659001
Ambulance: Rescue 1122: 0333 3331122
Edhi Foundation: (042) 37806661
Tourist Information Centre: 66-D/1, Gulberg III, Lahore. Tele: 042-35756737.
Director of Archaeology: Planning and Development Department, Civil Secretariat, Lahore. 042-99210480.
Passport Office: Abbott Road, Lahore. 0800 344 77
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