Badshahi Masjid (Imperial Mosque of Lahore)

I was (again) in Lahore, Pakistan for a few months this autumn: I took the opportunity to go visit some of the major landmarks in the area. Today, I will post photos of the Badshahi Masjid (Imperial Mosque) in Lahore: It was built in 1673 by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and, for a long time, was the largest mosque in the world (now 5th). It is one of Lahore’s most famous landmarks and a major tourist attraction.

Above, the main gate seen from Hazuri Bagh, the garden in front of the mosque.

Above, inside the mosque.

Above, tomb of Allama Iqbal.

Above, minaret, with the white Samadhi of Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh in the background.

Above, Minar-e-Pakistan.

Above, Shahi Qila (Royal Fort) on the other side of Hazuri Bagh.


3 thoughts on “Badshahi Masjid (Imperial Mosque of Lahore)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s