Sheikhupura Fort

Sheikhupura Fort (also known as Qila Sheikhupura) is a fort near the city of Sheikhupura in Punjab, Pakistan, not far from Lahore. The fort was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the early 17th century. It was later occupied by the Sikhs during their reign over Punjab. These days, there are still a lot of frescos left but the fort is a bit of a ruin and bats occupy some of the buildings. It is normally not open to the public but my guide knew someone who was able to let me in and give me a tour of the site.

Above, near the Badshahi Masjid, picking up my guide.

Above, gate of the fort.

Above, the roof of that building is accessible.

Above, Sikh-era haveli.

Above, we ignored that sign.

Above, there is some restoration going on.

Above, we ignored that sign too. This hole is the access point to the highest roof in the fort.

Above, meat for the Eid.

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