Lahore is the capital of the Punjab province in Pakistan and is the 16th most populous city in the world. Lahore city is famous for its historical background and beautiful places. The city is also dubbed as the ‘City of Gardens’ thanks to all the greenery and parks. Lahore is the food capital and cultural heart of Pakistan.

In this article, we have listed down ten stereotypical places for school trips.

Minar-e-Pakistan

One of the top places of Lahore, Minar-e-Pakistan is a monument which is in the famous Iqbal Park and was built in the 1960s-1968. This monument is the perfect representative of Pakistan’s ideology. The architectural style of Minar-e-Pakistan blends in with the Mughal, Islamic and modern styles.

Lahore museum

Lahore museum is one of the best places for a school trip as the students will get to learn about Pakistan’s fascinating history. The museum holds a collection of manuscripts, paintings, Gondar sculptures, relics from Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro civilisations and much more. A must visit places for all schools.

Shalimar garden

Shalimar garden was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan back in 1641 and it was completed in 1642. The massive 80-acre park is widely known for its beautiful architectural techniques of the Mughal Empire. Shalimar garden is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Lahore zoo

Lahore zoo was established in 1972 which is in Mall Road. It is one of the oldest zoos, originally it was a small cage which was donated by Lal Mahendra Ram. The main attractions of Lahore Zoo are the snake house, bird house, lion house, elephant house, duck pond, crocodile pond and much more. The zoo is the most visited place in Lahore.

Wahga border

Every school must plan a school trip to Wahga border (gateway between Pakistan and India). The place is crowded everyday as thousands come to witness the Wahga border ceremony which is a military exercise conducted Pakistan and India at the same time.

Lahore fort

Lahore fort was built the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1580. Lahore fort houses three museums, the Mughal Museum, the Armoury gallery and the Sikh Museum, each containing series of interesting exhibits. Lahore Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Badshahi Masjid

Badshahi masjid is one of the most famous mosques in the world. It was built by the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb between 1671-1673. According to a few reports, the mosque can hold up to 40,000 people in one prayer. The mosque is located on the West of Lahore Fort and is on of Lahore’s most iconic landmarks.

Bagh-e-Jinnah

Bagh-e-Jinnah also widely known as Lawrence Garden, it is located on Lawrence Road, adjacent to Lahore Zoo. It is listed as one of the most beautiful parks in Pakistan. It has about 150 types of trees, 30 palm trees, various flowers and 140 types of shrubs. This huge park covers an area of about 140 acres which includes two libraries, restaurants, amphitheatre and sports facilities.

Army museum

Army museum is in Cantt and was established in 2017. The museum is divided into two parts. Army museum is not only a source of information about our country’s history but also a tribute to all the armed martyrs. The museum is Pakistan’s second largest collection of military objects in the country.

Wazir Khan mosque

Masjid Wazir Khan built in the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Masjid Wazir Khan is widely known for its magnificent architecture. The beautiful tile work known as kashi-kari, floral patterns with the blue, yellow, white and green stripes on glass mosaics show the subtle beauty of the Mughal era architecture.

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Natasha Irshad holds a degree in Marketing & Management from University of London. She is interested in writing about education and pop culture.

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