Lahore History Tour – Installment #7

For today’s history tour, I move a bit deeper into the fort and will highlight a building that is not normally on the main attraction list of the fort. Even I hadn’t seen the Masti or Masjidi Gate of the Lahore Fort until my visit in 2005, although I had seen the fort quite a few times already.


So, here is the Masti or Masjidi Gate as seen from the hall of the Diwan-i-Aam. The Masti gate (a corruption of Masjidi gate) is named after the mosque which still stands outside the gate. Built in 1566, the gate only assumed its present name after the construction of the nearby mosque in 1641 by Empress Maryam Zamani, the mother of Jahangir.

1 Comment so far

  1. kashif (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 5:35 am

    i miss my love her name is meena she is living in gulshan e ravi lahore plz tell her take me back plz thanx

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