Lahore is considered as the Heart of Pakistan. Few people address Lahore as the cultural capital. This city also enriched with great history. The culture of Lahore is a great blend of festivals, lifestyles, music, literature, cuisine and its people. So if you are in a plan to visit Lahore any soon you will not spend time idle anyways.
Firstly, enjoy the essence of architecture in Lahore. The architecture in Lahore is an excellent blend of Islamic, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, and Indo-Gothic architecture. While talking about the Lahore Architecture, I should mention some of the thirteen gates like Kashmiri gate, Lahori Gate, Shah Burj Gate etc. Don’t forget to watch the mosques here too.
While being in Lahore, don’t forget to be a part of Basant festival. In fact, this is the biggest festival in Lahore. This is celebrated during the springs, and mainly a Punjabi festival. Kite flying competition is a major attraction during this festival.
Visiting Mela Chiranghan festival is a must if you love to read and write poems. Actually, this is a three day festival that marks the death anniversary of Punjabi Sufi poet Shah Hussain. This festival held once in a year for three continuous days. This festival takes place near the Shalimar gardens in Lahore.
Visiting Lahore will be incomplete if you don’t taste the local cuisines at Lahore. The most popular cuisine in Lahore is Gosht Kadai. This is either mutton or chicken preparation that cooked with spicy gravy (tomato-based) in a concave shaped cooking Vessel. You can also try Dal Gosht, Seek kabab, Shawarma, Haleem, Halwa Poori also.
So visit Lahore during your next vacation and enjoy every bit of the city.