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Alamgiri Gate

Lahore

Alamgiri Gate built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1674 at the same time as the Badshahi Mosque opposite and located at the western end of the fort Lahore-Pakistan. The Alamgiri Gate is the entranceof the Lahore Fort.

Inside the gatehouse you can buy souvenirs and softdrinks. From the gate a ramp leads up to the Old Musamman Burj Gate on the left, and the royal kitchens on the right (now occupied by the police and closed to the public).

This takes you up to the level of the courtyards, underneath which is a maze of dungeons, storerooms and offices. The central rooms are dark-only those along the walls have windows. This area is also closed to the public. It has two semi-circular bastions where lotus petal design adorns its base. It opens to the Hazuri Bagh and faces the Badshahi Mosque. The gate is one of Lahore's most iconic monuments, and once featured on Pakistani currency.

What is Around:

Allama Iqbal TombSamadhi of Ranjit SinghHazuri BaghLahore Fort, Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Badshahi Mosque, Horses Park,

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.

From Outside:

Skyways, Niazi Express, Faisal Mover, Daewoo, Train, Airport,

Within the City

Taxi, Car, Mini Busses, Rikshaws

On Booked Transport

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Where to Shop

Markets

Food Street Fort Road, Thatti Mulahan Bazar, Bazaar Sheikhupurian, Tibbi Bazar,

Malls

Nills

Where to Eat / Stay

Hotels / Motels / Resorts / Restaurants

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Hospitals General Hospital:     Ferozpur Road, Near Camp JailŲŒ 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
Useful Addresses 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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