The Royal Fort
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My next destination in Lahore was the Royal Fort. This Fort has great historical significance & one of the prime tourist spot, not to be missed at any cost. And i was so delighted to see it after almost 15 or more years, that a lot of restoration work has been completed and still in process to give it the best original look.
As soon as you enter the place (or any such places) it feels as if you have gone back in time, and amazed to see the depth, skill, intelligence & hard work of the workers & engineers of that time. For me it was a perfect place to get a break from the routine artifical life of modern world & enjoy the moments of preserved silent history.
The foundation of Lahore & its Fort is attributed to Lauh, the son of RAMA of epic age (1200-800 BC). Till 1566AD, the Fort was conquered, destroyed & re-built many times by the successive rulers and around the mid 16th Century the Mughal king Akbar rebuilt the fort in solid brick masonary on its earlier foundations. Later successive Mughal rulers built palaces, tombs & extended gardens in the fort...From mid 18th to 19th century it was captured by the Sikh rulers and around 1846 it was occupied by the British, till the formation of Pakistan.
Most recently in early 21st century, around 2008, it was captured by me..:)