Besides being the second largest in Pakistan, Lahore is one of the oldest cities in the country. A unique blend of Hindu, Bhuddist, Greek, Muslim, Sikh, and British, as it has been ruled by all, in that order, the culturally diverse and well developed city is therefore, a must visit. From the grand Mughal era there is the Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort, Shish Mahal exhibiting architectural designs via mirrors, and Diwaan-i-khaas. The Badshahi Mosque and the Data Darbar trace the history of religious mysticism which has dwelled in the heart of the older Lahore for centuries. Along the borders with India, the Wagah Border post has a daily flag raising ceremony attracting a regular crowd for acknowledgement. Formal cultural institutions are the Lahore Museum, the Pak Tea House Café. Its key green areas include Jallo Park, Minar-e-Pakistan Park and the Shalimar Gardens. Overall, the city is regarded for its culinary expertise; whether it is suburbs, main commercial zones, or residential areas, Lahore is regarded as the hub of Pakistani as well as local continental food across the country and beyond. From roadside stalls to chick cafes and posh restaurants, there are a lot of places to drop by to fulfil any appetite, and any taste.
Many taxis and radio cabs are readily available at the airport. If, however, they are not up to the person’s standard, services like Rent a Car Lahore offer a large variety of cars along with drivers who have extensive knowledge of the city, and are one of the best tour guides around. Auto Rickshaws are a good choice for short travels from point-to-point within the city. Certain older areas still have traditional horse-drawn carriages called tongas operating on the roads. For city wide coverage, the administration has recently introduced the new Metro-bus network, having platforms for connecting across the city.
Lahore is an evergreen city; bursting with life in the summer, colourful with greenery in spring, and eerily beautiful and foggy in the winter. However, most tourists would do well to visit it in the winter, as Lahore is a very hot city, and sometimes, the summer heat just becomes unbearable.
Lahore is one of the liveliest cities of Pakistan. Luxury, grandeur, legacy and comfort, all are present across the series of accommodation options available in the city. Apart from a couple of options of international hotel chains with exceptional services and amenities, there are certain villas and guesthouses in the boutique category, made to cater for all the pampering guests can avail. The large population and strong culture lead to a need of a lot of hotels. Thus, the variety of places to stay in the city is huge. From cheap, roadside motels to suites, you have it all.