After Forbes and Conde Nast Traveler, the New York Times has also acknowledged Pakistan’s tourism potential. Our very own Lahore has been included in the list of ’52 dream destinations to love in 2021″. Recently, the NYT, an American daily, compiled its list- 52 places to visit in 2021. This list was compiled after evaluating more than 2,000 suggestions. The readers were asked about the spots that have delighted, inspired, and comforted them in a “dark year”. The New York Times put Lahore as one of the best cities due to its culture, history, and hospitality.
So, if you are planning your next visit to Lahore, the city included in 52 dream destinations. Then, let us help you with finding some breathtaking tourist destinations. For instance, contemporary eateries, lush green gardens, and lots of other recreational activities spots.
The Dream Destination of 2021- Lahore
Lahore is the second-largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. It is popular for its great Mughal architecture, rich cultural heritage, academic and intellectual resources. This city is famous for its palaces, gardens, monuments, and mosques. During the British era, the monuments were built with Mughal, Gothic, and Victorian styles of architecture.
Many gardens were set up in Lahore during the Mughal era. Some of which still survive for example; the Shalimar garden and Lawrence garden. Therefore, Lahore is popularly called “the city of Gardens”
Lahore best places to visit
If you are an architecture lover and history admirer then don’t forget to include these places in the must goes-to list.
Lahore Fort: Lahore fort which is also famous as Shahi Qila is in the north-western corner of the city of Lahore. It is famous for its syncretic architectural style. It is featuring both Islamic and Hindu motifs. The way the fort is put up reflects a sequence of monuments from royal leader Akbar to the emperor Aurangzeb.
Badshahi Mosque: The mosque is located west of Lahore Fort along the outskirts of the city. It is one of Lahore’s most iconic landmarks. This mosque was built with red sandstone by Emperor Aurangzeb. With its beautiful gate-way and a vast courtyard, it is one of the biggest mosques in Pakistan.
Shalimar Garden: The very beautiful Shalimar Garden was created by Mughals. This Mughal garden is one of Pakistan’s most attractive tourist destinations in Lahore. Therefore, UNESCO has declare Shalimar Garden in its World Heritage Site for its exceptional architecture.
Minar-e- Pakistan: Minar-e-Pakistan is the identity of Pakistan because of its historical value. This monument is the perfect depiction of the ideology of Pakistan. The Pakistan Resolution was passed at this place, later a monument was built here in the 1960s.
Masjid Wazir Khan: Masjid Wazir khan is a true representation of Mughal and Indo-Islamic architecture in Lahore. This mosque was built in the 17th century in the era of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. In addition, Qashani tile work, calligraphy, floral patterns, and colorful tile mosaic make it the most decorated mosque in the region.
Best Places to Eat in Lahore Pakistan
If you are a foodie who loves exploring different cuisines then get ready, Lahore has a variety of cuisines to offer. From local mouthwatering desi dishes to delicious continental cuisines. Therefore, the food of Lahore is very famous among Pakistanis and tourists alike.
Best Food Street in Lahore
If you are fond of street food then you have a lot of options available in Lahore. Above all, food streets remain open even after mid-night in Lahore.
- Food street Gawalmandi
- Old Anarkali food street
- Lakshmi Chowk
- M.M. Alam Road
- Lahore Fort Food Street
Best Restaurants in Lahore
Meanwhile, for those who prefer western cuisine, there is quite a lot of great restaurant in Lahore. Let’s check some of the best restaurants in Lahore.
1. Andaaz Restaurant
- Location: 2189 A Fort Road Lahore
2. Lal Qila
- Location: 11/A Babar Block, Garden Town. Lahore
- Location: Z Block, Plot#13, Sector Z Commercial 3 D.H.A Lahore
4. Bamboo Union
- Location: 95-D/1 Main Boulevard, Gulberg 3, Lahore
5. Turkish Restaurant
- Location: 102 M.M Alam Road, Gulberg 3, Lahore
6. Café Aylanto
- Location: 47, Z-Block, DHA Commercial Phase 3, Lahore
7. YUM Chinese & Thai
- Location: 72 Z, Phase 3, DHA. Lahore
Things to do in Lahore
Now, if you are done with sightseeing and dining, then you must be heading to do some shopping. Lahore is not only famous for its food but also its markets. Let’s check some famous street markets of Lahore.
- Liberty Market Lahore
- Anarkali Bazar
- Ichhra Bazar
- Shahalmi Market
- Hall Road
Pictures of Beautiful Lahore
At last, don’t forget to click some beautiful pictures of this dream destination. But before, there are some beautiful pictures of Lahore, a city among 52 dream destinations to love in 2021.
During your visit, if you found more interesting places for example; a shopping place or restaurant to add to the list, then don’t forget to share them in the comment below.