Famous for its spiritual and culinary anchors, Punjab is the place to explore if you love food, faith, and fervor. Punjab is the agriculture center of Pakistan and has attracted diverse ethnic settlements in the past. The region's cultural crossroads status reflects in the indigenous flavors and aromas it offers unique landmarks that serve as a throwback to the Mughal Era, the folklore that still floats in the air and a string of shrines that are still alive with visitors who believe in the power of hope. Join us on a 7-day trip and explore the Punjab region and its affair with delicious cuisines, spiritual treats, and celebratory festivities.
The guests will be picked up from the Lahore Airport in a chauffeur-driven SUV. The guests will check-in at Avari Hotel, Lahore a classically designed building that hosts several premium facilities such as a string of restaurants, spa, pool, and gym.
The guests will spend the rest of the afternoon either napping the travel exhaustion off in their rooms or exploring the on-site amenities of the hotel. A tour guide will take you for a nighttime drive around the city of Lahore.
Witness the bright lights and happening nightlife of this urban center before heading back to the hotel to enjoy a lavish, traditional dinner. We hope you come with an appetite because guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to cuisines in Lahore.
The city prides itself on its earthly food flavors. Whether it s Biryani (fried rice in onion, saffron, and local spices), Nihari (chick beef thick gravy with a dash of ginger and green chilies or grilled meatballs experience the most exotic traditional Pakistani blends in Lahore.
The city is a congregation of historical landmarks. You will start your second day with a visit to Lahore Fort. Exuding the elegance and extravagance of the Mughal Era, this architectural treat is a must-visit.
This tour will be followed by an excursion to Sheesh Mahal. It is called the Palace of Mirrors because of its intricate mirror work seamlessly blended in the white marble walls and ceilings. Visit the Badshahi Mosque showcasing its Mughal-era design finesse and the national monument of Minar-e-Pakistan.
All these structures are known all over the world for their iconic architecture and historical significance so make sure you capture some amazing shots. The next stop on this eventful day would be the Delhi gate followed by a visit to the Wazir Khan Mosque and Shahi Hammam.
The Delhi Gate is one of the six remaining gates of the walled city of Lahore with a Shahi Hammam joined to it. The hammam is a Persian-style bath nestled between walls with exaggerated carvings and a roof that is a work of art.
You will next visit the Walled City Bazaar also known as Kasera bazaar. This 130-year-old bazaar is located near Rang Mahal Chowk and is renowned for copper, brass, and metal wares. Return to the hotel to relax however you like.
Take a dip in the pool, Aroma Thai massage by the trained therapist at the hotel spa. Step out for an extravagant dining experience at Haveli one of the highest-rated restaurants in the old city area called the Gawalmandi Food Street. The food street is a major tourist attraction in Lahore with some of the best-served kebabs and scenic views of the 16th century Badshahi Mosque.
The day will kickstart with an early morning departure toward Nankana Sahib the birthplace of the first Guru of the Sikhs. Guests will take a quick tour of the district named after Sikh Gurus before continuing their journey to the city of saints, Multan.
Multan s essence is deeply anchored in subcontinental spiritualism which is why the first stop of this city will be the famous Sufi shrines such as Shah Rukne Alam, Shah Yousuf Gardezi. Multan city hosts more than 20 shrines of popular Sufi saints from the past. Don t worry we have you covered.
We will pick the ones with the most revered and out worldly experience. Guests get a cross-faith experience at these shrines. Witness the spiritual anchor of Pakistan and the significance of prayer in the region at these splendid shrines. The shrines also serve as hotspots for communal gathering for locals who discuss their social affairs over tea. These shrines are a feast for your eyes as much as they are food for your soul. Tomb of Shah Rukne Alam for example, is a 35-meter high structure in red brick with a framework of Sheesham wood.
The exterior of the tomb is decorated with blue and white mosaic tiles and carved wood. The design philosophy of these tombs usually comprises floral and geometric accents as well as calligraphic motifs. Guests get the chance to experience the mystical power of Sufism as they witness several devotees singing praises and dancing at these tombs. Tomb of Nankana Sahib is particularly known for its cross-faith experience.
This tomb of Gurunanak founder of Sikhism gives you the unique experience of hearing the sound of Sanskritised Punjabi and the drone of kirtan (devotional songs) from the loudspeakers mingling with the Azan, the Muslim call to prayer all living in harmony. After a soulful day, enjoy the sunset at Multan fort before returning to Avari Xpress Boutique Residence.
We have handpicked the best hotels for you! Avari Xpress Boutique Residence comprises a fitness center, a restaurant, and on-site dining. The rooms at the hotel come with a king-sized bed, a vanity mirror, working desk, a minibar, a private bathroom and seating area offering a view of the gardens. Guests can enjoy the prime location of the hotel and can always ask the help desk available 24 7 for help if you want to explore the area on your own. Fine-dine traditional dinner will be served for the guests in the lounges where they can share their stories while enjoying some of the most exquisite cuisines.
After breakfast, the guests will visit the Hussain Agahi Bazaar. The bazaar is one of the oldest bazaar of the city reflecting the antiquated appeal of the city and the cultural preferences of the people.
Don t forget to pick handmade shawls and stoles with quintessential Multani embroidery on them. Multani embroidery and thread work is famous all over Pakistan. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before leaving for a visit to the popular and happening Ghanta Ghar Square.
The square located approximately 235km (3+ hours drive) - is a great mix of modern city life amidst historic British colonial monuments. Visit the Nigar Khana for exotic arts & craft buys, Fort Kohna, Qasim Bagh, and the monument of Van Alexander.
You will get time to indulge in some retail therapy here at local shopping centers before you leave for Bahawalpur. The guests will reach Noor Mahal in Bahawalpur just 2 hours before the sunset to enjoy the sunset with evening snacks.
This magnificent mahal was built in 1872 and is a unique blend of Islamic, subcontinental, and Corinthian architectural styles. The structure was home to the Nawabs of Bahawalpur during British rule. You will find many archetypes from that era including old swords, old legal documents, currency notes, and coins as well as old furniture and instruments the royalty used to use. The day will end with guests checking-in at Hotel One and enjoying their dinner at Lazeezo.
This desert region of Punjab is famous for its use of red chili and spices in its cooking. Go for a little spice adventure. We will be there to guide you.
After breakfast, the guests will leave early for the deserts of Punjab to spot wildlife in Lal Suhanra National Park. Considered one of South Asia s largest parks, this green ground is home to Asiatic wildcats, Russell s viper, Indian cobra, griffon vulture, crested honey buzzard, marsh harrier, laggard falcon, and many more exotic wild animals.
Once the guests have captured the beauty of the wildlife, they will head towards Derawar Fort a fort rebuilt in its current form in 1732. This magnificent fortress is one of a kind with walls with a perimeter of 1500 meters that are thirty meters high.
The brick layered, rustic appeal of the fortress fits in effortlessly with the earthy palette of the desert. Zoom into the rural setting and the life of the people here, munch on evening snacks, and enjoy a camel ride with the fort serving as the backdrop.
The rustic and semi-nomadic vibe of the desert will leave you enchanted. Don t forget to click pictures with the locals here who love to dress up in flamboyant, brightly colored garbs and vibrant accessories.
The eventful day will come to an end with you returning to a campsite in the Cholistan desert right next to the Derawar Fort. Indulge in stargazing and experience rustic desert folklore of the desert while having your locally prepared food with the right zing of chili!
With a ton of memories and stories for our travelogues, we embark on the last road trip or the tour. The guests will leave early morning for Lahore where they would check-in at Luxus Grand Hotel.
As the name suggests, the hotel is homage to luxury and offers indulgent amenities that make your adventurous road trip a premium experience. The Punjabis know how to party! Get ready for the experience of a lifetime as we cordially invite you to attend a local wedding the Punjab way! Dance your heart out with musical ceremonies, eat to your soul s content and enjoy the love.
The embellished clothes, the dances, the extravagance We top up this experience with an extensive shopping spree around Lahore a city that hosts a multitude of bazaars brimming with clothes, shoes, ethnic accessories and more. Return to your hotel after an emotionally charged day, catch up on some good rest and prepare your flight out tomorrow.
After breakfast, the guests will be taken to Lahore airport where they will catch their respective flights back home. Forts, soulful shrines, and delicious local cuisines served with a heavy dose of adventure is what this package is about.
Our great adventure together across Punjab comes to an end but you can always relive these great memories and make many more with us again. Chalo Pakistan! *This leisurely trip can be extended upon request. The itinerary can be added on and customized to your fit.
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