Historic Parks and gardens……

 

Lahore is known as the City of Gardens. Many gardens were built in Lahore during the Mughal era, some of which still survive. The Shalimar Garden were laid out during the reign of Shah Jahan and were designed to mimic the Islamic paradise of the afterlife described in the Quran. The gardens follow the familiar Charbagh layout of four squares, with three descending terraces. The lawrence Garden  were originally named after Sir John Lawrence. The many other gardens and parks in the city includeHazuri Bagh, Iqbal Park, Mochi Bagh, Gulshan Iqbal Park, Model Town Park, Race Course park, Nasir Bagh Lahore, Jallo Park, Wild Life Park, and Changa Manga, an artificial forest near Lahore in the Kasur district. Another example is the Bagh-e-jinnah, botanical garden that houses entertainment and sports facilities as well as a library.

Lahore also has a safari park. The park has safaris for different animals. The safaris with tigers, lions, rhinos, elephants, bear, apes, African and Indus plane animals. Pakistan’s largest walk through aviary is also located here, with all kinds of birds, including pheasants, waterfowls and peacocks. Birds are kept in their natural habitat instead of being caged; a net fence at the perimeter keeps birds in the aviary. There are more than a thousand species of animals in the park. Lahore’s biggest lake is also situated here for boating and fishing.

Jilani park (formerly Race Course Park) is famous for its floral exhibitions and artificial waterfall. Annual horse racing competitions are held in this park.

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1 Comment

  1. Bilal said,

    February 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    keep it up 🙂


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