Bhati Gate

The façade of Bhati Gate
The neighbourhood inside the gate features colonial and Sikh era architecture
Buildings inside the gate feature colonial architecture

One of the historic thirteen gates of the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

- Bhati Gate

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Walled City of Lahore

The Walled City of Lahore (Punjabi &, "Inner City"), also known as Old City, forms the historic core of Lahore, Pakistan.

The Neevin Mosque is one of Lahore's few remaining medieval era buildings.
The Walled City's Hazuri Bagh is a quadrangle at the centre of an ensemble of monuments including the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Roshnai Gate, and the Samadhi of Ranjit Singh.
The Tomb of Jahangir was built just outside the Walled City, in an area known as Shahdara Bagh.
The Shah Jahan period Wazir Khan Mosque is considered to be the most ornately decorated Mughal-era mosque.
The Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das was built within the Walled City at the birthplace and childhood home of Guru Ram Das, the 4th Guru of Sikhism.
The Walled City around 1890.
The area around the Wazir Khan Mosque exemplifies the Walled City's urban form
Gali Surjan Singh typifies the Walled City's dense construction along narrow passageways.
The Alamgiri Gate serves as the main entrance to the Lahore Fort, and faces the Hazuri Bagh quadrangle.
Lahore's Badshahi Mosque dates from the late 1600s, and was the last of the grand Mughal imperial mosques to be built.
Wazir Khan Mosque is renowned for its intricate and extensive embellishment.
The Sunehri Mosque is named for its gilded domes.
The Samadhi of Ranjit Singh was built next to the iconic Badshahi Mosque.
The Gurdwara Dera Sahib was built where the 5th Guru of Sikhism is believed to have died in 1606.
The Haveli of Nau Nihal Singh is the most notable surviving example of Sikh architecture in Lahore.
The Shahi Hammam is known for its extensive collection of Mughal frescoes.
Outlets on the Fort Road Food Street specialize in Lahori cuisine.
Façades along the first phase of the Shahi Guzargah project near Delhi Gate have been rehabilitated, while power lines were placed underground.

The entire city of Lahore during the medieval Ghaznavid era was probably located west of the modern Shah Alami, and north of the Bhatti Gate.

Data Darbar

Largest shrine in South Asia.

The shrine of Ali Hujwiri is one of Pakistan's most important Sufi shrines
The shrine houses the tomb of the 11th century Sufi saint, Ali Hujwiri.
The shrine's mosque was rebuilt in the 1980s utilizing a modernist architectural style.
The shrine surrounds the green-domed tomb
Ali Hajveri Tomb at night
Data Darbar Mosque
The shine's interior is decorated with mirror work and flowers
The cenotaph is surrounded by carved marble screens
View of the new mosque's interior
Supplicants at the innermost sanctum of the shrine
Entrance to the shrine's inner sanctum
An evening view of the shrine and its adjacent mosque
The shrine is fronted by a large courtyard for devotees to gather every Thursday night, as well as on other festival nights.

Surrounding it are Lower Mall Road, Bhati Gate, Gawalmandi & Karbala Gamay Shah.


Capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab, is Pakistan's 2nd largest city after Karachi, and is the 26th largest city in the world.

The Lava Temple at the Lahore Fort dates from the Sikh period, and is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lava
The Data Darbar shrine, one of Pakistan's most important, was built to commemorate the patron saint of Lahore, Ali Hujwiri, who lived in the city during the Ghaznavid era in the 11th century.
The Neevin Mosque is one of Lahore's few remaining medieval era buildings.
Grave of Nur Jahan
Lahore's Wazir Khan Mosque is considered to be the most ornately decorated Mughal-era mosque.
The Begum Shahi Mosque was completed in 1614 in honour of Jahangir's mother, Mariam-uz-Zamani.
The iconic Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort was built in 1674, and faces Aurangzeb's Badshahi Mosque.
Wazir Khan Mosque painting by William Carpenter, 1866.
The Sunehri Mosque was built in the Walled City of Lahore in the early 18th century, when the Mughal Empire was in decline.
The Tomb of Asif Khan was one of several monuments plundered for its precious building materials during the Sikh period.
Lahore's Hazuri Bagh is at the centre of an ensemble of Mughal and Sikh era monuments, including the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Roshnai Gate, and the Samadhi of Ranjit Singh.
The marble Hazuri Bagh Baradari was built in 1818 to celebrate Ranjit Singh's acquisition of the Koh-i-Noor diamond.
Map of the Old City and environs.
The Shah Alami area of Lahore's Walled City in 1890
Having been constructed in the immediate aftermath of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, the design of the Lahore Railway Station was highly militarised in order to defend the structure from any further potential uprisings against British rule.
The Mall, Lahore's pre-independence commercial core, features many examples of colonial architecture.
Sections of the Walled City of Lahore have been under restoration since 2012 in conjunction with the Agha Khan Trust for Culture.
Cityscape of Lahore
The area around the Wazir Khan Mosque exemplifies the Walled City's urban form
Built in 2012, Grand Jamia Mosque in Southern Lahore is a blend of Mughal and modern architecture.
A syncretic architectural style that blends Islamic, Hindu, and Western motifs took root during the colonial era, as shown at Aitchison College.
Much of old Lahore features colonial-era buildings, such as the Tollinton Market.
Lahore's Lawrence Garden was laid in 1862.
Kalma Underpass
Lahore Metrobus
The Orange Line is Pakistan's first metro rail line.
Allama Iqbal International Airport
The Azadi Chowk is located near the Badshahi Mosque.
Lahore Ring Road
Lahore Canal during the spring Basant festival
Government College University
University of the Punjab
University of Engineering and Technology, Main Block.
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort
Tomb of Jahangir
Shahi Hammam
Samadhi of Ranjit Singh
Gurdwara Dera Sahib
Haveli of Nau Nihal Singh
Hazuri Bagh
Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das
Lahore Museum
Lahore High Court
King Edward Medical University
Islamic Summit Minar
Grand Jamia Mosque
Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
Arfa Karim tower in Lahore
Expo Centre Lahore
PIA Head Office
Emporium Mall
Wazir Khan Mosque
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila)
Minar-e-Pakistan at night
Shalimar Gardens
Pakistan playing against Argentina in 2005.
Gaddafi Stadium is one of the largest stadiums of Pakistan with a capacity of 27,000 spectators.
Gymkhana Club

The entire city of Lahore during the medieval Ghaznavid era was probably located west of the modern Shah Alami Bazaar, and north of the Bhatti Gate.

Fakir Khana

Private museum and house located in Lahore, Pakistan, owned by the Fakir family.

Museum entrance

The museum is located within Lahore's Walled City, along the Hakimaan Bazaar, near the Bhati Gate.

Oonchi Mosque

The Oonchi Mosque, or Oonchi Masjid (Punjabi, ) is a Mughal-era mosque located along the Hakiman Bazaar, near the Bhati Gate which leads into the Walled City of Lahore, in Pakistan.

Lahore Marathon

Annual road marathon held in Lahore, Pakistan on 2005, 2006, and 2012.

Runners run alongside the famous Badshahi Masjid and pass the Bhati Gate and Taksali Gate of the Walled City of Lahore.

Khursheed Bano

Singer and actress, and a pioneer of the Indian cinema.

Khurshid in Holi (1940)

Khursheed married her manager Lala Yakub (not to be confused with the famous Indian actor Yakub), who was a small-time actor with Kardar Productions and member of the Bhati Gate Group, Lahore, Pakistan.

Mazar (mausoleum)

Mausoleum or shrine in some places of the world, typically that of a saint or notable religious leader.

The Shrine of Ali in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif (lit. "Tomb of the Exalted"), Afghanistan, one of the reputed burial places of Ali, cousin and son-in law of Muhammad.
The Mashhad of Sayyida Ruqayya, a patron saint of Cairo.
The shrine of Pir Hadi Hassan Bux Shah Jilani, Duthro Sharif, Pakistan.
Al-Askari Shrine in Samarra before the 2006 bombing.
Mashhad al-Husayn in Aleppo, restored and with steel-frame roof added.
Mausoleum of Sheihantaur in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Imogiri Mausoleum complex of the sultans of Java, Indonesia
Shrine of Shah Jalal in Sylhet, Bangladesh
Urs of Islamic Naqshbandi saints of Allo Mahar is celebrated on 23 March every year

Shrine of Data Ganj Baksh near Bhati Gate, in Lahore's Walled City, Pakistan.

Abdur Rashid Kardar

Indian film actor, director and producer.

He is credited with establishing the film industry in the Bhati Gate locality of Lahore, British India (now in Pakistan).

Punjabi cinema

Punjabi-language film industry centered around the Indian state of Punjab, and based in Amritsar and Mohali.

Regent Cinema, Amritsar
Punjabi movie being shown at Hari theater Raghunath temple market Jammu, India
Amrinder Gill, star of Angrej and Lahoriye
Babbu Maan, star of Hashar and Ekam – Son of Soil
Binnu Dhillon, star of Bambukat and Carry On Jatta
Diljit Dosanjh, star of Jatt & Juliet and Punjab 1984
Gippy Grewal, star of Carry on Jatta 2 and Manje Bistre
Gurdas Maan, star of Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh and Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da
Harbhajan Mann, star of Asa Nu Maan Watna Da and Jee Aayan Nu
Jassi Gill, star of Mr & Mrs 420 and Sargi
Mandy Takhar, star of Mirza – The Untold Story and Rabb Da Radio
Neeru Bajwa, star of Jatt & Juliet 2 and Jihne Mera Dil Luteya
Rana Ranbir, star of Ardaas and Asees
Sargun Mehta, star of Angrej and Lahoriye
Sonam Bajwa, star of Manje Bistre and Sardaar Ji 2
Tarsem Jassar, star of Rabb Da Radio and Rabb Da Radio 2
Gugu Gill, star of Putt Jattan De and Badla Jatti Da

But it was to be later in 1929–1930, when Abdur Rashid Kardar's Husn Ka Daku was released, that the film industry had established in essence in Lahore's Bhati Gate locality.