Spur Thighed Tortoise

Spur Thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca) belong to testudinidae family of tortoises. They are found in South Europe, North America and West Asia. They live in postures and sand mounds and are herbivorous, eating a variety of grass, vegetables and fruits. They are about 20-50 cm long. They have a brown carapace (upper shell). They lay 2-12 eggs per clutch. Spur Thighed Tortoise life span is about 100 years.

Spur Thighed Tortoise

Pansy Violet Flowers

The Pansy or Pansy Violets (Viola wittrockiana or Viola tricolor hortensis) is a large group of hybrid plants in the genus Viola, in the violet family, Violaceae. It's grown as ornamental plants. Because of its beautiful and attractive flowers, which come in many color variations, this species is very popular among the gardeners. Other common names include: Ladies Delight, Garden Violet and Heartsease.

Pansy Flowers
Pansy Flowers
Pansy Flowers
Pansy Flowers
Pansy Flowers
Pansy Flowers
Pansy Flowers
Pansy Flowers
Pansy Violet Flowers Bed
Pansy Flowers

Birds in Lahore Zoo

This post is dedicated to the birds in Lahore Zoo. I took these pictures during my short visit to Lahore Zoo about three weeks ago. Unfortunately I couldn't capture other birds species kept in the Zoo.

Birds in Lahore Zoo
Birds in Lahore
Yellow Fronted Amazon
Birds in Lahore
African Gray Parrot
Birds in Lahore
American White Pelican
Birds in Lahore
Cassowary
Birds in Lahore
Demoiselle Crane
Birds in Lahore
Duck
Birds in Lahore
Ducks
Birds in Lahore
Golden Pheasant
Birds in Lahore
Pigeon

Antique Ox Carts

Here are some pictures of antique toy ox carts displayed in Lahore Museum.

Antique Ox Carts
Antique Ox Cart
Antique Ox Cart
Antique Ox Cart

Pakistani Culture

Pakistan consists of five provinces Gilgit-baltistan, Baluchistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Punjab. There exists a great difference between the cultures and customs of five provinces. Actually Pakistani culture is an amalgam of many cultures, in which five cultures i.e Kalash culture, Baluchi culture, Pashtun culture, Sindhi culture and Punjabi culture are main cultures. The pictures here represent cultures of five provinces of Pakistan. These are the pictures of paintings displayed in Lahore Museum.

Pakistani Culture Pictures
Pakistani Culture
Pakistani Culture
Pakistani Culture
Pakistani Culture
Punjabi Culture
Pakistani Culture

Sozo Water Park Lahore

The Sozo Water Park is located on Canal Bank, Jallo, Lahore, Pakistan. The others beautiful parks and historical places at Lahore have their own value and dignity, however the Sozo Water Park added a lot to the beauty of Lahore city. This is one of the best amusement park for the visitors as well as for the dwellers of Lahore city. The park is spread over an area of about 25 acres with outdoor water pools, slides and rides. Though I enjoyed my stay at the park, but still have concern over the water quality of pools. I didn't see any instruction board for the public awareness at the park. In my opinion such public swimming pools should be regularly monitor by the owners and health authorities to make sure that the water quality is up to the hygienic standard. Hoping you will enjoy my pictures of the Sozo Water park.

Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park

Area Reserved For Females and Kids
Sozo Water Park
Sozo Water Park Lahore Ladies Pool

Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore

Minar-e-Pakistan (National Tower of Pakistan) is a tall minaret in Iqbal Park Lahore, built in commemoration of the Pakistan Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan), passed on March 23, 1940. In this resolution Muslim League demand for a separate country, Pakistan. This was the first official declaration to establish a separate homeland for the Muslims living in the South Asia. Pakistan now celebrates this day (Pakistan day) as a national holiday each year.
The tower was designed by Naseer-ud-Deen Murat Khan. The foundation stone was laid on March 23, 1960. The construction took eight years of time, and was completed in 1968. The Minar was completed on 31 October 1968 at an estimated cost of Rs. 7.5 million.
The base of the tower is raised approximately 4 meters from the ground. It rises up to approximately 13 meters. forming a sculpted, flower-like base. From this point it tapers as it rises. The base platform is shaped like a 5-point star and it encloses crescent shaped pools. The overall height of Minar-e-Pakistan is approximately 60 meters.

Minar-e-Pakistan Pictures
pakistan minar
pakistan minar
pakistan minar
Minar-e-Pakistan Model

Tomb of Emperor Jahangir Lahore

Tomb of Jahangir, is the mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who ruled from 1605 to 1627. It's located in specious walled Garden of Empress Nur Jahan called Dilkusha at Shahdara on the bank of river Ravi, three mile north-west of the town. This tomb was built and completed by Emperor Shah Jahan at the cost of ten lac of Rupees in 1637 A.D. The tomb is monument of surpassing beauty, the finest ornament of Lahore and the more magnificent Mughal edifice in the Indo-Pak Sub-continent after the Taj Mehal at Agra. The mausoleum features prominently on the Pakistan Rupees 1,000 denomination bank note.

The mausoleum, a single story structure, square in plan, consist of a platform with tall octagonal corner towers and a projecting entrance in the middle of each side. The exterior side of the monument including the lowest stage of the towers, has a red sand stone facing with rich pandal decoration inlaid with marble decorative motifs. The four corner-towers, with white marble cupolas rise in five stages to a height of 100 feet with a zigzag inlay of white and yellow marble. The building is divided into a series of vaulted compartments. The interior is ornamented with floral frescoes delicate inlay work pietra dura and brilliant marble intersia of various colors. The marble cenotaph with its delicate and colorful pietra dura is engraves with the ninety nine attribute of God.

Tomb of Emperor Jahangir
Main Entrance of Mausoleum
Tomb of Emperor Jahangir
Marble Stone Grave of Jahangir