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As Pakistan longs for a surge of international visitors, its second city – Lahore – sits at the gates, prepared to swing them open at first notice. The capital of Punjab and recognised cultural centre of the country, Lahore holds some rare remnants of Mughal rule, Pakistan's largest number of academic institutions, splendid gardens, and endless culinary delights, living up to its reputation of a gastronomic paradise.

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Lahore Fort

Once the residence of great Mughal royals, the fort calls for a slow-paced examination of its grounds, believed to contain some of Lahore's most ancient relics. Taking a guided tour is highly recommended (prices and duration negotiable). On-site museums include an armoury and painting exhibitions, along with a Mughal Gallery containing artefacts dating back to the era.
Adresse: Fort Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 323 8816326
Åpningstider: Daily 7am-6pm

Badshahi Mosque

The splendid Badshahi Mosque ranks among the world's largest, and the city of Lahore's finest attractions. Apart from elaborate decor and architectural detail, mosque grounds contain the Tomb of Allama Iqbal, a prominent Pakistani philosopher and poet. It's beautifully illuminated at night; look over from the top floor of a restaurant in nearby Food Street.
Åpningstider: Sunrise - sunset

Shalimar Gardens

The only remaining example of quintessentially Mughal-era planning, Shalimar Gardens were designed with the intention of forging a perfect cohabiting space for humans and elements of nature. Centuries later, the gardens remain a potent visitor attraction.
Adresse: Grand Trunk Rd, Lahore

Lahore Museum

The splendid Lahore Museum offers fascinating insight into the rich history of the Indian subcontinent. Artefacts and displays date back to the earliest findings of early pre-historic times all the way through to the late 20th century, including Gandharan, Mughal, Sikh, and British relics.
Adresse: Mall Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 99211819
Åpningstider: Sat-Thurs 9am-4pm

Lahore Zoo & Safari Park

Animal-lovers and those travelling with children should try and write the Lahore Zoo into their itinerary. Its variety of animal species is among the widest on the subcontinent, including tigers, lions, hippos, crocodiles, and a great many birds. The drive-through safari park on the southern edge of town provides a further glimpse of animal life.
Adresse: 90 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Mall Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 36314684
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-7pm

Tomb of Jahangir

The tomb of Mughal emperor Jahangir is a majestic work of architecture, commissioned by his son Shah Jahan in memory of his late father. The complex is known especially for its intricate detail which includes ornate frescoes, carved marble, and mosaics of semi-precious stone known as "pietra dura" style.
Adresse: Lahore Fort, Lahore
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-5pm


Rooftop Monal commands sweeping views of Lahore, all the while offering discerning guests a lengthy menu of Pakistani and Continental dishes. The daily dinner buffet (6.45-11pm) is a real hit, followed closely by Sunday brunch (10.30am-2pm) and "high tea" on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.
Adresse: Liberty Gulberg Roundabout, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 35789823
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-1am


It doesn't get much better than this on the Lahore dining scene: set inside the old walled city, Andaaz offers seating on an airy terrace overlooking the splendid Badshahi Mosque, which lights up beautifully at night. The menu centres on cuisine from the subcontinent, featuring a variety of karahi (thick curry) and tandoori dishes.
Adresse: Fort Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 322 4346666
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 7pm-12am


Options delivers on its promise of manifold dining choices, with offerings of an incredible six different world cuisines (Pakistani, Iranian, and Chinese - to name a few), as well as an on-site bakery and cafe. The establishment is extremely popular, with ample seating.
Adresse: 8 Aibak Block, Garden Heights, New Garden Town, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 35941909
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am

Bundu Khan

For a proper barbecue feast, try the local favourite Bundu Khan, praised for its juicy mutton and chicken grills, flavourful karahi and tikka, and other desi dishes (do not skip on the naan bread!). Prices are more than reasonable.
Adresse: Fortress Stadium Circular Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 36667319
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-1am

Spice Bazaar

Take advantage of the intimate outdoor courtyard seating and tuck into delectable barbecue specialities (get the mixed grill platter to share among several diners), or come for the popular Sunday brunch (10am-3pm), a family favourite. Stop by the on-site dessert shop for take-away goodies.
Adresse: MM Alam Rd, Tipu Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 35759015
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am

Cooco's Den

Cooco's is a gem of a cafe set within arm's reach from the Fort and Lahore's fabulous Badshahi Mosque (visible clearly from the terrace). The cafe is best known for its scrumptious chicken tawa, cooked with tomatoes and an aromatic spice mix, served with fresh naan bread.
Adresse: Roshan Gate, 2168/A Food Street Fort Road, Lahore
Telefon: +92 300 9472407
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-1am

The Pantry

Do not be deterred by the cafe's location on shopping mall premises: fame of The Pantry's fabulous salads has travelled all across town, bringing in a steady flow of return customers. While you're there, do not skip on the delectable cheesecake and/or other desserts in the glass display.
Adresse: Main Blvd Gulberg 3, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 35790127
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10.30pm

Freddy's Cafe

This well-located, retro-style cafe is a popular city meeting point, and one that offers an abundant selection of local and international dishes. The menu features classic burgers and fries, Afghani specialities, seafood, pasta, and steaks served sizzling in the skillet.
Adresse: 12C MM Alam Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 35754416
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am

Coffee, Tea & Company

One of the pioneers of its time, Coffee, Tea & Company remains an excellent spot for breakfast and high tea in Lahore. The menu features dishes of Continental and international cuisine (including some loose interpretations of Mexican), along with atypical desserts such as deep-fried chocolate bars.
Adresse: Mian Mehmood Ali Kasoori Rd, Lahore
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8am-2am

The Delicatessen by Cosa Nostra

This hip little spot is known for its original salads and sandwiches (particularly the toasted variety), as well as sweet and savoury crepes, soups, meat grills, and a plethora of cakes and desserts. The value for money is decent, and the ambience inviting.
Adresse: 94 Fashion Ave, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 35790081
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-11pm


This longstanding, fine cafe has loyally served generations of Lahore natives, and continues doing so to-date. The menu consists of primarily Continental and international specialities, including burgers, steaks, pasta, Asian noodles. What makes it especially attractive come sundown is the music, which ranges from traditional to popular western hits.
Adresse: MM Alam Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 35750272
Åpningstider: Daily 12.30pm-1am

Peeru's Cafe

Adjacent to the only museum of puppetry in the country, Peeru's is a very special establishment with an elaborate decor like none other. Quirky artwork adorns the walls, and every Thursday through Sunday night sees a live band perform music of a different cultural tradition (e.g. sufi and ghazal).
Adresse: Green Acres Main Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 300 8432626

Food Streets

The foodie city of Lahore keeps going come sundown, and some of the best places to head to experience its vibrancy are the so-called "food streets", of which there are two most popular: the older one, located in Gawalmandi, and the new, pedestrian-only Fort Road, a stone's throw away from the fort and famous Badshahi Mosque.

Alhamra Cultural Complex

The brainchild of Lahore Art Council operates as a cultural centre open to the public, whose sole goal is preserving and showcasing the country's artistic heritage. There is a permanent art gallery on-site, but the main attraction is the open-air theatre that regularly plays host musical and theatrical shows, as well as other cultural evenings.
Adresse: 68 Mall Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 99200917

Anarkali Bazaar

The sprawling Anarkali Bazaar is one of the oldest and best-known shopping neighbourhoods in Lahore. Come here if not for the traditional garb and jewellery, then to experience local flavour at its most vibrant and, at times, most hectic. There is plenty of street food to be had off the sides of shopping arteries.

Fortress Stadium & Square Mall

Now here's a stadium like none other you've had the luck to experience – it teems with visitors day and night, with no sporting events in sight on most occasions. More of a shopping and entertainment complex, Fortress Stadium and the adjacent Fortress Square Mall contain an abundance of stores, ample dining joints, along with a cinema and children's entertainment centre.
Adresse: Aziz Bhatti Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 111 778 273

Emporium Mall

Bring plenty of time when headed to the Emporium Mall, for its shopping toils aren't easily escaped. Apart from ample local and international-brand stores and restaurants, the mall contains a cinema and kids' entertainment centres. Daily visitors number in the tens of thousands, so peak hours (weekdays after 5pm) and weekends might be best avoided.
Adresse: Abdul Haque Rd, Johar Town, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 32592000
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-11pm

Liberty Market

This horseshoe-shaped market is another Lahore shopping and entertainment hot spot, with an especially large offering of women's garb, jewellery, perfumes and cosmetics, as well as an abundance of dining spots, street food vendors, and ice cream parlours.
Adresse: Noor Jehan Rd, Gulberg, Lahore

Hafeez Center

The mecca for electronics, Hafeez Center houses all retailers for computers, mobile phones, and other devices and appliances imaginable, and offers effective maintenance and repair services. Haggling is acceptable, and most outlets will accept cash payments only.
Adresse: Main Blvd Gulberg, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 35871266
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

Passport / Visa

Most travellers will need to apply for an entry visa via one of Pakistan's diplomatic missions. Visa on arrival may be issued in certain cases, but only applies to a selected number of nationalities, and only for visitors travelling as part of an organised tour group or on business. Visa-free entry is granted to nationals of the Maldives, Nepal, Samoa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago. Indian residents are subject to extra regulations and are not issued tourist visas, but may enter the country on a different type of visa. Citizens of India, along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Israel, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia and Uganda are required to register with the police upon arrival.


The city of Lahore is served by Allama Iqbal International Airport. Getting to and from here is possible by public transport (there are two bus routes that run through the city and have stops at the airport; check the website for detailed schedules). Another convenient option, aside from official taxi, are the auto-hiring apps Uber and Careem, its Asian equivalent. The official following taxi companies service the airport: Metro Radio Cab Concourse Hall, Lahore Airport +92 42 111 222 787 City Radio Cab Concourse Hall, Lahore Airport +92 21 111 111 129 [email protected]
Telefon: +92 42 99031000

Best Time to Visit

As a general rule, the summer months of May through August are bets avoided, for this period is both the hottest (often uncomfortably so) and most humid (especially in August and September). Most religious celebrations take place between November and January, so plan accordingly depending on whether or not you would like to coincide with those. Winter and early spring are best in terms of temperatures, with degrees rarely going into the negatives.

Public Transport

Although the walled city is entirely walkable, getting to locations across town might require using public transport. The Lahore Metrobus line connects the city's north to south, from Shahdara Terminal to Gajjumata Terminal (tickets may be purchased at vednding machines at bus stops). If speed is of priority, taking an official taxi or qingqi (small auto rickshaw) may be your best bet. There is also a red double-decker sightseeing bus whose route includes stops at most of Lahore's attractions. The entire loop takes approximately 2 hours to complete.


Taxis may be pre-ordered over the phone, and there are multiple carries. Ride hiring apps like Uber and Careem are also used widely. ataxi Park +92 42 111 961 961 Euro Taxi +92 42 35972017


Pharmacies are scattered in abundance throughout the city. Servaid Pharmacy 24/7 Model Town Circular Road, Lahore +92 42 111 626 364


General Post Office:
Adresse: Mall Rd & McLeod Rd, Lahore
Telefon: +92 42 111 111 117
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm


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