Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), Lahore

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Enjoy the scenic Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens) and see the "hammam" (royal bath), grand hall, and pavilions of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the famous fretwork on the high brick wall surrounding the gardens, which have three-level terraces with a 5 m (16 feet) gap between each level. Over 400 fountains rise from the canal in the gardens, which also include five water cascades, gateways, a resting house, and sleeping chambers. Enjoy the calming natural atmosphere created by almond, apricot, cherry, and peach trees. Hire a guide to hear some historical facts and uncover all the hidden treasures of these gardens. To visit Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens) and other attractions in Lahore, use our Lahore trip website.
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  • We took a tour of Shalimar Gardens by Pakistan Guided Tours. They arranged each & everything in a fantastic way. We highly recommend their tourism services. You can call Pakistan Guided Tours on... 
    We took a tour of Shalimar Gardens by Pakistan Guided Tours. They arranged each & everything in a fantastic way. We highly recommend their tourism services. You can call Pakistan Guided Tours on...  more »
  • A splendid green and vast place including lawns and scenes that soothe human mind and heart. I love this place. I always try to spare 2-3 hours for this place with my family. It reminds of the Mughal....  more
    A splendid green and vast place including lawns and scenes that soothe human mind and heart. I love this place. I always try to spare 2-3 hours for this place with my family. It reminds of the Mughal....  more »
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  • Beautiful garden and must see pavilions. It contains 410 fountains and its water system is one of a kind of that time. Fantastic family destination. Huge place, its design and layout is mesmerizing.
  • Construction of the gardens began on 12 June 1641, and took 18 months to complete.[2] During the Sikh era, much of the garden's marble was pillaged and used to decorate the Golden Temple and the Ram Bagh Palace in nearby Amritsar,[9] while the gardens' costly agate gate was stripped and sold by Lehna Singh Majithia.[10] In 1806 the Maharaja ordered the Shalimar Gardens to be repaired.[11] The Gardens were nationalised in 1962 by General Ayub Khan[12] because leading Arain Mian family members had opposed his imposition of martial law in Pakistan.[citation needed] The annual Mela Chiraghan festival used to take place in the gardens until General Ayub Khan forbade it in 1958.

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