Lahore Tourism, Pakistan

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Lahore (/ləˈhɔər/) (Punjabi: لہور, Urdu: لاہور‎) is the capital city of the Pakistani province of Punjab. It is the second largest and most populous city in Pakistan, after Karachi, and the 32nd most populous urban city in the world. The city is located in the north east part of Punjab province, near the border with India. Lahore is ranked as a Gamma+ world city, and is one of Pakistan's wealthiest cities with an estimated total nominal GDP of $58.14 billion. Lahore is the historic cultural centre of the Punjab region, and is the largest Punjabi city in the world. The city has a long history, and was once under the rule of the Hindu Shahis, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, Lodis, Marathas and the Delhi Sultanate. Lahore reached the height of its splendour under the Mughal Empire, serving as its capital city for a number of years. The city then became capital of the Sikh Empire, before becoming the capital of the Punjab under British rule. Lahore was central to the independence movements of both India and Pakistan, with the city being site of both the declaration of Indian Independence, and the resolution calling for the establishment of Pakistan. Following the Partition of British India, Lahore became the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province. Lahore is one of Pakistan's most liberal and cosmopolitan cities with a Muslim majority and a large Christian population. Additionally, Lahore is one of Sikhism's holiest cities and a major Sikh pilgrimage site. The city exerts a strong cultural influence over Pakistan. Lahore is a major centre for Pakistan's publishing industry, and remains the foremost centre of Pakistan's literary scene. The city is also a major centre of education in Pakistan, with some of Pakistan's leading universities based in the city, among them include LUMS, GCU, UET and Forman Lahore is also home to Pakistan's film industry, Lollywood, and is a major centre of Qawwali music. The city is a major tourist destination, particularly the areas surrounding the ancient Walled City which is home to several World Heritage Sites. More recently, the city is center of Pakistan's technology sector.


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Facts and Stats for Lahore*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lahore

    Know the pollution level of Lahore before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 76.62 (High)
    • Water Pollution 73.51 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 69 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 59.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60.95 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 36.6 (Low)
  • Lahore: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lahore for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lahore.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.39 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.8 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 47.28 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.51 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.95 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.7 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.97 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.85 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.44 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.1 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Lahore - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lahore is 92.18 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 55.35 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.52 (High)
    • Pollution Index 79.08 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.13 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 27.73 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.49 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40.49 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lahore

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lahore

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 52.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 21.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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