This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lahore. To help you make friends with Lahore before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Lahore, the heart of Pakistan, is the second-largest city in Pakistan. It's the cultural center and the most famous historical city in Pakistan, which has been hosting students, businessmen, and travelers from around the world for over a millennium. It has been the center of power for Mughals, Sikhs, and British Empires, and therefore hosts many historical buildings. It is also ranked as the fourteenth-largest city in the world in terms of population.
Lahore is the capital city of the Punjab province in Pakistan. It is the hub of gardens, food, education, economy, tourism, transportation, and sports. “Jinnay Lahore ni vaikhya o jamya hi ni” (translates to "You are not yet born if you have not seen Lahore") is the famous tagline about Lahore, and a traveler's first visit to Lahore is regarded as the birthday for the visitor.
Being the tourist attraction and educational hub, there are many Lahore hostels for backpackers and students. Most of these Lahore hostels are located in the central areas of the city like Mall Road, Kalma Chowk, Yateem Khana, or in old Lahore.
Famous tourist spots include Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Food Street at Lahore Fort, Wazir Khan Mosque, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Charing Cross (Islamic Summit Minar), Tomb of Jahangir, Anarkali Food Street, Shalimar Gardens (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Lahore Museum, Tomb of Allama Iqbal, Quaid e Azam Library, Wahga border flag lowering ceremony, A.C. Woolner Statue, Minar e Pakistan, Chauburgi, Tomb of Noor Jahan, Fortress Stadium, Lahore Zoo, Race Course Park, Masonic Temple, Model Town Park, Lahore Expo Center, Gurdwara Dehra Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev, Hazuri Bagh, and Bawa Dinga Singh Building.
Lahore Transport Company and Daewoo Pakistan operate intercity buses conveniently connecting all tourist and other locations in the city. A rapid transit system called Metro Bus with a dedicated route also runs through Lahore and a second orange line metro train is also under construction at the moment. Allama Iqbal International Airport serves as the second-largest airport in Pakistan at the moment.
Written by local enthusiast for Lahore hostelsBrown Traveller