The Walled city of Lahore is one of the oldest cities in the world and comprises the following places for sightseeing.
Lahore Fort. A huge mass of a structure where the Mughals built their imperial quarters, followed by the Sikhs. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There is a small museum dedicated to the Sikh period of the 18th century. A friendly museum caretaker might agree to take you into the summer rooms underground. The tomb of Sikh ruler, Ranjit Singh, is also located in Lahore. Entrance fee for non-Pakistanis is Rs 200..
Badshahi Mosque. Built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and was long the largest mosque in the world. Entrance is free, but you will be asked to pay about Rs 10 to the shoe keeper upon exit. Try going late at night, when there are few people there. Since mosques are holy places, do not wear shorts to this or any mosque; women are advised to wear long or half-sleeved clothing, and to carry a shawl so they can cover their head. Remove shoes before entering.
Right in front of the Fort and Badshahi Mosque is a park with Minar-e-Pakistan or the Eiffel Tower of Pakistan. It was built on the site where in 1940 the creation of a separate state for Muslims was recognized.
The Inner City is full of little shrines and palaces, of which the most impressive are the Imperial Baths and the Asif Jah Haveli (recently restored).
Wazir Khan Mosque. An exquisite tiled mosque located near Delhi Gate.
In the Mughal days, the Old City was surrounded by a 9 meter high brick wall and had a rampart running around it which served as a protection for the city. A circular road around the rampart gave access to the city through thirteen Lahore Gates. Some of the imposing structures of these gates are still preserved.
The Raushnai Gate, or the "Gate of Light" is between the royal mosque and the citadels. There is a very famous gali commonly known as the Shahi Mahala. The name Shahi has been given after the Shahi Qila. People living here are simple. There are various food shops located around the gate.
The Kashmiri Gate is so called because it faces the direction of Kashmir.
The Masti Gate.
The Khizri or the Sheranwala Gate. The river in former times flowed by the city walls, and the crossing was near this spot. The gate was named after the name of Khizr Elias.
The Yakki Gate. The original name was "Zaki," which was derived from the name of a martyr saint, who, according to legendary tradition, fell fighting against Mongol invaders.
The Dehli Gate is so called because it faces the direction of Delhi.
The Akbari Gate is named after Muhammad Jala-ud-din Akbar, who rebuilt the town and citadel.
The Mochi Gate might be called after the name of Moti Ram, an officer of Akbar, who resided here at that time.
The Shah 'Almi Gate is named after Muhammad Mo'azzam Shah 'Alam Bahadur Shah (the son and successor of Aurangzeb). He was a mild and generous emperor, who died in Lahore on the 28th February 1712.
The Lahori Gate also known as the Lohari gate has been named after the city of Lahore.
The Mori Gate is the smallest of the gateways and, as its name implies, was in old times used as an outlet for the refuse and sweepings of the city.
The Bhatti Gate was named after the Bhatis, an ancient Rajput tribe who inhabited these quarters in old times.
The Taxali Gate was named after the Taxal or royal mint, that used to be in its neighborhood in earlier times.