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The Lahore Fort

Lahore fort is one ofย  major historical places in Lahore, Pakistan, that catches the attention of the visitors from all over the globe. The infrastructure of the fort is quite unique and artisticnin nature and has the ability to fascinate the tourists. Everyday a large number of local and foreign tourists come to the Lahore Fort and enjoy the beauty of the mega structure of the Mughal reign.images (1).jpeg

  • Lahore Fort, locally referred to as Shahi Qila, is citadel of the city of Lahore.
  • It was built during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar (1556 – 1605), and ws regularly upgraded by subsequent rulers.
  • It is spread over approximately 60 acres and isย  trapezoidal in form.
  • It is the only monument in Pakistan which represents a complete history of Mughal architecture.
  • In 1981, the fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Lahore fort has 2 gates and both of them were built by two different emperors. One of the gate is known as the Alamgiri gate and it was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. This gate is the entrance of Lahore fort. It is fort’s most iconic monuments and once featured on Pakistani currency.

    The other gate is the Masiti gate also known as the Mosque Gate. It was built by Mughal emperor Akbar.

Some other famous sites inside the fort include:

  1. Sheesh Mahal ( The Palace of Mirrors), it is elaborately decorated with a myriad of reflective glass tiles and white marble. It was constructed under the reign of Shah Jahan.The-Sheesh-Mahal

     

    2. Naulakha Pavilion (so named for the mystical number nine and for the nine lakhs of rupees it took to build it) is a white marble personal chamber with a curvilinear roof.

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3. The Moti Masjid ( The Pearl Mosque). It is a small,ย white marbleย structure built byย Mughal emperorย Jahangir, and is among his prominent extensions (such asย Sheesh Mahalย andย Naulakha pavilion) to the Lahore Fort Complex.ย Theย mosqueย is located on the western side of Lahore Fort, closer toย Alamgiri Gate, the main entrance.The interior is simple and plain with the exception of ceilings that are decorated and designed in four different orders, two arcuate, and two trabeated.images (3)

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There are many gardens present inside the fort. The greenery of these gardens is enjoyed by all the visitors.

All the royal rooms which were used by comfort are by the Mughal emperors are present inside the fort. All the rooms have awesome patterns of calligraphy on their walls snd they built with many expensive stones which are landmark feature of Lahore Fort. Thus, the fort manifests the rich traditions ofย  Mughal architecture.

So the tourists come from all over the world to witness this huge marvel of the world in form of Lahore Fort and enjoy themselves very much.

The Walled City of Lahore.

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Flower of the day, Nov 10, 2017 – The Daisy

daisy-wallpapers-006.jpg1 Daisies belong to one of the largest families of plants in the world

Daisies belong the family of ‘vascular plants’ – those which circulate nutrients and water throughout the plant. They make up almost 10% of all flowering plants on Earth.

2 Daisies are found everywhere on Earth except Antarctica

3 The name ‘daisy’ is thought to come from the Old English ‘daes eag’

‘Daes eag’ is thought to mean ‘day’s eye’, after the way in which it opens at dawn.

4 Daisies represents purity and innocence.

5 A daisy is actually two flowers in one

The (usually) white petals count as one flower and the cluster of (usually) tiny yellow disc petals that form the ‘eye’ is technically another.


Daisies are technically made up of two flowers Picture: Alamy

6 Daisy leaves are edible

Daisy leaves can make a tasty addition to salads (they’re closely related to artichoke and are high in Vitamin C).

7 Daisies have lots of medicinal properties

Daisies are thought to slow bleeding, relieve indigestion and ease coughs. In homeopathy, the garden daisy is known as the gardener’s friend for its ability to ease an aching back.

8 If not controlled, some daisies can become serious weeds

This is because they thrive in generally inhospitable conditions are are resistant to most bugs and pesticides.

9 Bees love daisy relatives

These include Goldenrod, making them an important friend of honey makers.