Lahore History Tour – Installment #21
This post will conclude our tour of the Shish Mahal courtyard of the Lahore Fort. On our way out, here is a glimpse of the surrounding structures that can be viewed by looking west from the Shish Mahal courtyard.
This veranda in the Shish Mahal courtyard overlooks the Badshahi Mosque and Samadhi of Ranjit Singh which lie to the west of it.
View of Badshahi Mosque and Samadhi (tomb) of Ranjit Singh from the veranda in Shish Mahal courtyard. The Badshahi Mosque, literally the ‘Royal Mosque’, was built in 1673 by Emperor Mohiuddin Aurangezeb Alamgir.
Closer view of the Badshahi Mosque and Samadhi of Ranjit Singh from the Shish Mahal courtyard. The tomb of Ranjit Singh is a splendid example of Sikh architecture, with gilded fluted domes and cupolas and ornate balustrade round the top. The marble inside was taken from various Moghul monuments in Lahore.