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Lahore: The Heart of Pakistan

Updated on May 9, 2013
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Brief intro to Lahore

The historic city of Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan with population of above 10 million according to a recent survey in 2011. Lahore has remained the capital of Punjab region for more than a thousand years and also served as a capital of different empires and dynasties which followed each other in Indian subcontinent in the past 1000 years. Lahore was cultural centre of northern Indian subcontinent which extends from the eastern banks of Indus river to New Delhi. Lahore is an ancient city. According to most of the historians Lahore is about 2000 to 4000 years old city.

It was Lahore where the famous resolution for the existence of a separate state for the Muslims of subcontinent was passed in 1940, which is known as Resolution of Pakistan. Today Lahore is capital of the province of Punjab in Pakistan. Lahore is the largest Punjabi speaking city in the world. Lahore is 5th most populated city in subcontinent and 26th largest city in the world.

Lahore is one of the most popular cities of subcontinent. Lahore is full of life, charm, history and cultural activities. It is popularly known as

  • Heart of Pakistan
  • Cultural ,Architectural and Educational Capital of Pakistan
  • City of festivals
  • City of gardens
  • Paris of the east
  • Mughal's garden

Lahore is attractive, charming, ancient and a majestic city. When a visitor wants to sum up the experience of Lahore in one line he/she says ''Lahore is Lahore''. There is a famous Punjabi legend which says 'One who hasn't seen Lahore, is not born yet'.



Photos of the Mughal, British and modern architecture in Lahore

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    • ali15uk profile image
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      ali15uk 5 years ago from Luton, England

      Thanks,,,,,,Yeah Lahore is attractive, charming and a majestic city. It makes you feel at home. People of Lahore are famous for their hospitality. I like reading your hubs as well. Speak to u soon, bye

    • ali15uk profile image
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      ali15uk 5 years ago from Luton, England

      Yeah Lahore is attractive, charming and majestic. It makes you feel at home. People of Lahore are famous for their hospitality. I like reading your hubs as well. Speak to u soon, bye

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      Hummingbird5356 5 years ago

      Interesting hub. The photos made me homesick for Lahore, I have visited twice and I felt at home from the beginning.