Tomb of Mughal Emperor Jahangir

The Tomb of Jahangir is a mausoleum built for Jahangir, who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1605 to 1627. The mausoleum is located in Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Pakistan, not far from the mausoleum of Jahangir’s wife Nur Jahan. The site also contains a mausoleum for Nur Jahan’s brother, Asif Khan, but my camera ran out of battery before I visited that part.

Above, road along the rampart of the tomb complex.

Above, I paid a guard to get access to the rampart and the gate leading to the mausoleum.

Above, the mausoleum of Jahangir. It was recently renovated.

Above, gate leading to the tomb of Asif Khan. The top of that tomb can be seen in the background.

Above, inside the gate leading to the mausoleum of Jahangir.

Above, view from the roof of the gate.

Above, back at the entrance gate, looking at the garden.

Above, shantytown near the entrance.

Above, the gate leading to the mausoleum of Jahangir.

Above, the mausoleum.

Above, the cenotaph of Emperor Jahangir inside the mausoleum.

Above, I paid another guard to give me access to one of the towers on the roof of the mausoleum.

Above, roof of the mausoleum.

Above, Ravi river seen from the top of the tower.

Above, back on the ground.

Below, I wasn’t able to take a picture this time, but here is a photo of the tomb of Asif Khan from the previous time I was there (10 years ago). There has been no restoration done on that part of the complex so it pretty much looks just like that now.


Tomb of Nur Jahan

The Tomb of Nur Jahan is a red sandstone mausoleum in Shahdara Bagh, a suburb of Lahore, Pakistan located north of the Ravi river. It was constructed for the Mughal empress Nur Jahan as her final resting place. It is very close to the tomb of her husband Mughal Emperor Jahangir and the tomb of her brother, Asif Khan. Nowadays, the two parts are separated by a railway.

Above, playing cricket in the garden surrounding the tomb.

Above, one of the many graffitis in the tomb.

Above, tomb of Asif Khan.

Above, buffalo herder.

Shalimar Gardens

The Shalimar Gardens (sometimes written as Shalamar Gardens) are a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore, Pakistan. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan (of Taj Mahal fame) in the mid-17th century. The gardens have been laid out from south to north in three levels of terraces. In the terraces, there are basins with 410 fountains in total. Unfortunately, none of them were working while I was there.

Above, next to the entrance, on the upper level terrace, named Farah Baksh (Bestower of Pleasure).

Above, the large basin of the middle terrace: Faiz Baksh (Bestower of Goodness).

Above, on the lower level terrace: Hayat Baksh (Bestower of Life).

Above, back on the upper terrace.

Above, outside the entrance to the gardens.

Rohtas Fort

Rohtas Fort (Qila Rohtas) is a historical garrison fort located near the city of Jhelum in Punjab, Pakistan. It was built in the 16th century under the orders of Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, to subdue the rebellious tribes of the region. It was captured by Mughal emperor Humayun in 1555. Rohtas was also occasionally used for administrative purposes by the Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh after he captured it in 1825.

Above, on the road to the fort.

Above, mud brick factory.

Above, Khwas Khani Gate.

Above, inside the fort.

Above, Talaqi Gate.

Above, Sikh-era Man Singh Haveli.

Above, execution platform.

Above, Shahi Mosque.

Above, Kabuli Gate.

Above, view from the Man Singh Haveli.

Above, bee hive in the Haveli.

Above, Sohail Gate.

Above, on the other side of Sohail Gate.

Above, crossing a river on the way back from the fort.

Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar (Minaret of Antelope) is a Mughal site in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, near Lahore. Hiran Minar itself is a tower constructed by Mughal Emperor Jahangir as a monument to one of his pet deer. It is set next to an artificial square lake with an observation pavilion in the middle.

Above, Hiran Minar.

Above, this provides access to water for royal animals and wild game.