Lahore History Tour – Installment #24
I apologize to our readers for my two week absence. My studies have started once again and the course load of medical school leaves me very little time to be able to post regularly, however; I will try my best to keep the post intervals to a minimum.
Today we will finish off with the tour of the Lahore Fort. Over the last few months, we have gone through numerous buildings and structures spread throughout the fort and I hope I was able to spread some of my love for Lahori history to my respected readers. I am aware that I probably did not cover all of the interesting places in the fort but I hope that these posts have raised at least some level of curiosity among the readers in that, if possible, they would visit the Lahore Fort themselves to take in some of the things I have missed and also to fully enjoy for themselves the buildings and structures I presented here in a pictorial tour of the Lahore Fort. Though, we will finish our tour of Lahore Fort today but the Lahore History Tour will continue on and hopefully highlight many of the numerous other historical sites and structures in Lahore.
Now, on to today’s post….making our way out of the Moti Mosque, we head down a passageway leading down to the Elephant Gate, which is currently used as an exit point from the fort.
Passageway inside the fort leading to the Hathi Pol (Elephant Gate).
Hathi Pol was built by Shah Jahan in 1632. It was meant to be exclusively used by elephants carrying the royalty. From this splendid gateway begins the renowned picture wall of Lahore Fort.