Lahore

Date: January 2014

Lahore
Lahore

PLACES TO SEE
01_A walled city, Lahore is also one of the world’s oldest cities. Tour this ancient city with its 13 gates and see Lahore Castle inside it.
02_See Badshahi Mosque, the Shalimar Gardens and Minar-e-Pakistan, the Eiffel Tower of Pakistan.

WHAT TO DO
01_Like their neighbors the Indians, Pakistanis are crazy about cricket. If you have a chance, take in a match at Gaddafi Stadium.
02_Go to the Sufi gathering held every week at the tomb of Shah Jamal and enjoy a unique experience.

LOCAL CULTURE
The city of Lahore, which played host to the Empire of Babur, is known as Pakistan’s center of culture and learning. It’s impossible not to be bowled over by the splendor of the history and architecture of this city, which is known to date back more than 2,000 years.

SHOPPING
The old “Anarkali” markets, famous for their women’s costumes and accessories, are quite popular.

CUISINE
You can find tasty food at restaurants to fit every budget in Lahore, which is known as a gourmet city. “Nihari” stew served with “Kulcha” bread is one of Pakistan’s outstanding dishes.

CLIMATE
Temperatures can soar in summer in Lahore, which has a dry arid climate year round. If you’re not fond of heat, the winter months are ideal for touring Lahore.

LANGUAGE
Punjabi

WHERE IN THE WORLD
South Asia

TIME ZONE
GMT +5

FLIGHTS
Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Lahore flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with returns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.