Lahore is derivative name of Luv, and Kasur is of Kusha. Both were sons of Lord Rama, mentioned in the epic Ramayana.
Old Lahore city was surrounded with giant walls and had 12 big doors. Roshnai Gate is believed to be the starting point of the walled City of Lahore.
River Ravi used to pass near Northwest wall of Lahore Fort over 200 years ago. Today Minar e Pakistan (Greater Iqbal Park) is exactly at old location of Ravi River. It looks strange River Ravi is approx 3 km away from the park.
Lahore is honored to have one of the largest mosque (Badshahi Masjid) of South Asia.
Before partition of India, Lahore was third biggest city of the Indian subcontinent after Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Bombay (now Mumbai).
Lahore was home of the second biggest film industry after Bombay.
Lahore Museum was founded in 1865 during the British colonial period. Famous English novelist, Rudyard Kipling’s father was one of the earliest curators of this building. Lahore Museum is one of the most visited location in Pakistan.
Sir Ganga Ram is widely considered as “Father of Modern Lahore”. His architectural contributions include General Post Office, Lahore Museum, Ganga Ram Hospital, Lady Mclagan Girls High School, the chemistry department of the Government College University, the Albert Victor wing of Mayo Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram High School (now Lahore College for Women), and many more.
Fakir Khana is one of the largest privately owned museum in South Asia that contains over 20,000 exhibits. This museum was founded by Muslim Fakir family in 18th Century. They were given esteem respect during Ranjit Singh era.
Over 70% books in Pakistan are published only in Lahore .
Wazir Khan mosque has gained worldwide attention over the years due to its unique and stunning architecture. This place has become one of top tourist spot for photo shot in Lahore.
Lahore is privileged to have the first ever Food Street which was opened in mid 90’s in Gawalmandi. This experiment went successful and spread in rest part of urban cities of Pakistan
Lahore is famous across the globe due to variety of non-veg food.
Punjab especially Lahore is known in the world due to Basant festival and kite flying.
Lahore is also called as the heart of Pakistan is the historic cultural center of Punjab and even the largest Punjabi population city in the world as well .
Lahori Remain Devout to Their Faith: The elegant harmony between Badshahi Masjid, Gurdwara Dera Sahib, and Krishna Mandir is the best example of that.
The city has produced great people like Maulana Maududi, Bano Qudsia, Sufi Tabassum, Saadat Hassan Manto, Habib Jalib and Ashfaq Ahmad.
Lahore has a number of parks as compared to other cities.
It has the largest and fastest growing retail industries after Karachi.
Punjab University is the oldest public university in Pakistan. With multiple campuses in Gujranwala, Jhelum, and Khanpur. It offers too many programs and the assurance of getting admission.
The independence movements of both Pakistan and India were conducted in Lahore.
Abundant greenery surrounds the city.
Lahore Railway Station is biggest Railway Station in Pakistan. Pakistan Railways is headquartered in Lahore.
Lahore is the home of sports in Pakistan. It has many world class sports venues and stadiums. Lahore has successfully hosted many international sports events including final of the 1990 Hockey World Cup and final of the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
Lahore is a great place for shoppers.
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