Chitta Gate

A view of the Wazir Khan Mosque through the gate
Lahore's Chitta Gate is on the Shahi Guzargah route, and fronts the Wazir Khan Chowk
The interior of the gate is formed by a small chamber

Gateway located in the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan, dating from 1650.

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Wazir Khan Mosque

17th-century mosque located in the city of Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab.

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Wazir Khan Mosque is renowned for its intricate and extensive embellishment.
The main prayer hall is richly embellished with Mughal frescoes.
Several archways in the mosque are decorated with muqarnas.
The mosque contains the tomb of the Sufi saint Syed Muhammad Ishaq Gazruni, also known as Miran Badshah.
The mosque houses several shops in what is known as the "Calligrapher's Bazaar."
The mosque's entryway features a large iwan that leads to the Wazir Khan Chowk, a small town square.
Façades facing the mosque's courtyard are embellished with intricate kashi-kari tile work.
The main prayer hall opens to an ablution pool.
The mosque features one of the earliest muqarnas in South Asia.
A view of the main prayer chamber
The mosque's dome is decorated with tile work.
Richly embellished muqarna
The mosque features short Lodi-style domes.
Interior surface embellishments
The mosque's pulpit dates from the colonial era
The mosque's pulpit
Wazir Khan Mosque in 1895.
The mosque's courtyard
A view of the mosque through an archway
The courtyard ablution pool features a small fountain.
The mosque after a rainstorm
The entrance to the main prayer hall has two small towers.
Decorative tile panels on the mosque's exterior
Arabic calligraphy on glazed tile.
Arabic calligraphy on glazed tile.
Arabic calligraphy on glazed tile: "God is aplenty".
Fresco in prayer chamber.
Fresco in prayer chamber.
Plaque at Wazir Khan Mosque.
The mosque, illuminated at night.

The mosque also faces a town square known as Wazir Khan Chowk, and the Chitta Gate.

Delhi Gate, Lahore

One of six remaining historic gates of the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Lahore's Delhi Gate faces eastward in the direction of Delhi, India
Delhi Gate has been restored and is now illuminated at night.
The gate has been restored and features a small market inside the builditural Service Pakistan (AKCSP)
The gate is now illuminated by accent lighting following restoration.
The gate's interior features several cells which are used as shops.
Within the gate's vicinity are several shops and stalls.
Delhi Gate's night market.
Entrance to the gateway is illuminated at night.

The Delhi Gate was originally built during the Mughal period, and is now known as the Chitta Gate, about 100 metres west of the new Delhi Gate.

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.

Whereas Chitta Gate had served as the city's original "Delhi Gate", and previously opened directed onto Wazir Khan Chowk.

Wazir Khan Chowk

Town square located in the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan that is located at the main entrance of the Wazir Khan Mosque.

The Well of Dina Nath was restored in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Access to the town square from Delhi Gate is through the smaller Chitta Gate.