Lahore History Tour – Installment #10

The previous three posts dealt with the rather obscure Masti Gate of the Lahore Fort but today we move on to another major attraction of the fort, that is Jahangir’s Quadrangle. The quadrangle basically includes Jahangir’s sleeeping chamber along the northern wall, a central pool with platform, and rows of adjoining rooms in the eastern and western walls. The rear portion of Diwan-e-Aam comprises much of the southern wall of the quadrangle.

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Jahangir’s Quardangle was begun by Akbar and completed by Jahangir in 1618 AD. On the east and west it is surrounded by a row of dalans (porticoes) in the trabeate (beam and bracket) style. There is a large garden inside the quadrangle with a spacious tank in the centre.

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