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Royal Lahore With Flag Ceremony

Lahore Tour

  • 50% discount for children under 12
  • 85% discount for infants (under 2 years)
  • Transport, hotel and breakfast included
  • Meals and entrance fees not included
  • Price based on children sharing room with parents
  • Price per night per adult

Lahore is the city of saints and is studded with shrines. Lahore rose to its importance during the Ghaznavid period. It was developed and enlarged under Ayaz the favorite of Mahmud. Ayaz was the governor of Lahore for several years and lies buried there. Lahore flourished during the period of Mughal empire from 1526-1752. They gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monuments, many of which are extant today. The city is considered the “empire city”. Akbar made Lahore his capital from 1584 to 1598. The Mughal Empire had a great love for Lahore. Akbar rebuilt the Lahore fort. Jahangir had a great love for the city, his and his wife Noor Johan’s tomb is in Lahore. Shah Jahan was born in Lahore and did a lot to exaggerate his birth city. He gave Shalimar garden to the city. Aurangzeb gave Badshashi mosque to Lahore during his reign. After the Mughal majesty there was several invasions, the most destructive being the Ranjit Singh invasion. He ruled the city for fifty years and extends his kingdom to Khyber Pass and Jammu and Kashmir. During the British period (1849 -1947) the Muslims started to reclaim and rebuild the Muslim monuments destroyed by during the Sikh rule. The Supreme Court, the High Court and Government College were constructed during this time, and are some of the finest examples of colonial British architecture combined with Mughal, Gothic and Victorian styles. In 1940 the Pakistan resolution was passed at a site that later become the Pakistan Minar- a tower built to denote the passage of resolution. After the partition in 1947, Lahore became the capital of west Punjab.

Day 1: Arrive at Lahore and check in to the hotel. After fresh up, in the late afternoon drive to the old walled city for a tour in the “Rangeela Rickshaw”as well as a walk of the Royal Trail and Shahi Hamam, before ending at the restored Food Street for dinner. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 02: Sightseeing to Lahore in the open “Red Bus” stopping at places of your interest, including Lahore Museum established in 1864-1865 by British, hosting a collection of Mughal, Sikh era and relics of Indus valley civilization and Gandharan art, and Anarkali Bazaar, the oldest surviving market in South Asia dating back to more than 200 years.Lunch at a nearby restaurant and later on in the evening we will visit Wagah border for witnessing the “Flag Lowering Ceremony”. Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Wagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan have jointly followed since 1959 every evening before sunset. The drill is characterized by elaborate and rapid dance-like maneuvers, which has been described as “colorful”. It is alternatively a symbol of the two countries’ rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations. The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations’ flags. It is called the beating retreat border ceremony on the international level. One infantryman stands at attention on each side of the gate. As the sun sets, the iron gates at the border are opened and the two flags are lowered simultaneously. The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a retreat that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers from either side, followed by the closing of the gates again. The spectacle of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists.Return to the hotel, and later proceed to Gawalmandi Food Street, a center of traditional Lahori food. The site is surrounded by centuries-old buildings and places. Drive back to hotel for overnight.

Day 03: Today drive to the Bagh-e-Dil Kusha at Shadara on the banks of the Ravi River. The wonderful tomb of Emperor Jehangir, built by his son Emperor Shah Jehan, and the nearby tomb of Empress Nur Jehan are steeped in history and are worth the visit. Enjoy a picnic lunch here before returning to Lahore for dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Day at leisure for one to explore all the wonderful sights of Lahore based on one’s interests. In the late evening, proceed to M.M. Alam road for dinner at one of the many restaurants that line and surround this area. Overnight at the hotel

Day 05: Depart Lahore for your return journey

Note:- Tour Cost: Rs 38,900 per person (minimum 2 adults & 2 children).

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