The locals here say that you haven t lived yet if you haven t witnessed the exuberant and high-spirited life of Punjab and we couldn t agree more. Get transported back to the Mughal Era! Skip your breakfast today as we take you on a food tour mixed with a culture tour of the walled city of Lahore.
Some of the food specialties include Sadiq Murgh Channay (Chicken Chickpeas) to Haaji Sardar Fish and Feeqay ki Lassi. The food street is a foodie s paradise so we suggest you come with an appetite for this culinary adventure and leave the rest to us. We will be taking the guests through 5 tasting spots in these 3 hours with plenty of fun, laughter, and best seats in the house.
This food trip will be followed by an excursion to the historic Wazir Khan mosque and the Shahi Hamam located inside the Delhi gate an extravagant Persian-style bath with Mughal Era frescoes. We then visit the Lahore Fort. Also known as Shahi Qila, this fort spreads over 20 hectares and comprises 21 monuments, some of which date back to 1566 (Emperor Akbar s era). Featuring both Hindu and Islamic motifs, the fort is mainly built with mud-bricks with intricate marble inlays and Persian floral designs.
The next stop will be the grand Badshahi Mosque the most famous landmark dating back to the Mughal era. Built during Emperor Aurangzeb s long rule from 1658 to 1707, this mosque is considered one of the world s largest mosques featuring huge gateways, four minarets of red sandstone, massive marble domes and an expansive courtyard. Right next to the mosque is the Minar-e-Pakistan national monument and the Greater Iqbal Park.
The park has a 16,000 sqm. a man-made lake, dancing fountains, and the national history museum. The park also houses The Poet a Mughlai ambiance food restaurant. The place is buzzing with the vibrant attitude of Lahoris. We can opt for a dining experience here with a view of the Minar-e-Pakistan or else opt for the alternative option below.
After walking for 15 minutes, you will reach the Haveli Restaurant located in the historic haveli (mansion) of Khalil Khan. This is a quieter and private option with a rooftop dinner and an evening view of the 16th-century Badshahi mosque lit at night. Feed your heart and soul with a lavish dinner in this rustic, Mughal-inspired eatery which is considered an architectural landmark in itself.
Their top-rated dishes include brain masala, tandoori kebabs, and chicken cheese naan so don t forget to try them out. This wholesome meal will be followed by a soulful experience. Get a crash course in spiritualism at Data Darbar - one of the largest Sufi shrines in South Asia that attract flocks of believers every day. The day will end with an indulgent spa experience at the hotel. Choose from a wide range of Swedish Massage, Aroma Thai Massage, Balinese Massage, Deep tissue Massage, and many more. Disconnect from the world outside and experience calming bliss for 60-90 minutes.