The Lahore Fort-Shahi Qila

The Lahore Fort- Shahi Qila (Royal Fort) is one of the most popular tourist spot of Lahore in Pakistan. It is located in the northwestern corner of the Walled City of Lahore. The trapezoidal composition is spread over 20 hectares. Origins of the Lahore fort and the city go back to 1200 BC , however, the existing base structure was built during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar (1556-1605), and was regularly upgraded by subsequent rulers. Thus the fort manifests the rich traditions of the entire Mughal architecture. In 1981, the fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Shahi Qila Lahore
Shahi Qila Lahore
Shahi Qila Lahore

Diwan-e-Aam or hall of public audience was constructed during the time of Shah Jehan in !631-32 A.D. It has 40 pillars and stands on a large raised rectangular platform, measuring 187x60 feets.

Shahi Qila Lahore
Diwan-e-Aam (hall of public audience) Lahore Fort
Shahi Qila Lahore
A view of a tree at Lahore Fort

4 comments:

Philip said...

This is some kind of fort obviously it has always been mantained it looks so new for such a old building,Great shots and a interesting post

birdy said...

Thanks Philip for your visit and dropping an encouraging comment. The link to your blog doesn't work. Hoping you will correct it.

Osaid said...

Nice images and thanks for the information!

birdy said...

Thanks Osaidullah Kehar for leaving a comment on my blog and liking the pictures. I have to take these pictures in very poor light that is why they are not very clear..