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.

Walk on The Mall, Lahore

The Mall in Lahore, Pakistan is Lahore’s primary and most famous road. It was constructed under the British Raj and was nostalgically named after The Mall in London. The Mall holds significant historical and cultural value, as most of the buildings lining the road are a collection of Mughal and colonial-era architecture, the majority of them built during the Raj era.

Above, WAPDA House, just after exiting the Lahore Zoo.

Above, walking along The Mall from the zoo to Jinnah Garden.

Above, walking in the other direction after exiting Jinnah Garden, towards the Lahore Museum.

Above, the pavement was closed for security so I had to walk on the road.

Above, Punjab Assemly Building.

Above, Lahore Court.

Above, General Post Office (GPO).

Above, YMCA building.

Above, University of the Punjab.

Above, Lahore Museum.

Above, Zamzama gun.

Above, plane at the Lahore City Hall.

Above, waiting for my driver in front of the Lahore Museum.

Jinnah Garden

Jinnah Garden (Bagh-e-Jinnah in Urdu) is a well-maintained park in Lahore, Pakistan, located on Mall Road next to the Lahore Zoo. It is named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The park has many kinds of plants, walking trails and lawns where to rest. It also houses a number of sports and entertainment facilities, as well as the Quaid-e-Azam Library.

Above, at the entrance on Mall Road.

Above, the Quaid-e-Azam Library.

Above, steps on a hill in the park.

Above, a squirrel.

Lahore Zoo

The Lahore Zoo was established in 1872 and is one of the oldest zoos in the world. These days, the zoo houses a collection of about 1380 animals of 136 species, making it one of the largest zoos in South Asia.

Above, ape cage.

Above, hippopotamus.

Above, peacock.

Above, in the house for the hippopotamus, elephant and rhinoceros.

Above, rhinoceros.

Above, elephant.

Above, the elephant has been taught to extend its trunk to visitors and obtain donations.

Above, giraffe.

Above, camel.

Above, zebras.

Above, bird-shaped bird cage.

Above, lion enclosure.

Above, large aviary. There is a gate for visitors to walk inside but it was not open while I was there.

Above, wild pigs.

Above, white tiger.

Above, crocodiles.

Above, rhinoceros feeding.

Above, a weight teller.