Lahore, the provincial capital of the Punjab is known as the heart of Pakistan, The Anarkali bazaar is the heart of Lahore. It is located on the famous Mall road Lahore at 31/34N 74/18E with an altitude of 210 meters. In front of this bazaar you can found Lahore Museum. On one side Punjab University Old Campus, the historical Government College Lahore, know The Government college University and on the other side “KEMC” (King Edward Medical College) is situated.
For ease we can divide this bazaar into two parts, Old Anarkali and New Anarkali. There is a street called “Food Street” in the old Anarkali, where you can taste many types of traditional (Desi) delicious and spicy foods, and also for fast food lovers there are many fast food items also available with juices and drinks.
The new Anarkali market is a heaven for the people who loved to shopping. Dhani Ram road is famous for its high-class crockery, handy crafts. Neela Gumbed is for every type of cycles, clothes and readymade garments, leather jackets, automobiles parts, shoe stores and many more that you can imagine.
Hundreds of years old buildings, glittery sale points (shops) busy streets make this bazaar a heart of Lahore and “Lahorian” (People of Lahore). The prices varies many ranges and in the reach of every one.
Now come the Historical aspects of this Bazaar. This bazzar is older more than 200 of years and known as Anarkali due to a nearby tomb that known as Anarkali’s tomb a slave girl that buried alive by the order of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Prince Saleem, Akbar’s son fell in love with her and in a result of that relation she was buried alive. Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aybak’s tomb is also situated in this bazaar.
This bazaar is a must-see place for visitors or tourists coming from all over the world that highlight the cultural and historical values of Pakistan.