Paragraph on my city Lahore
Paragraph on my city Lahore
I was born in Lahore, and I can see that there is no city in Pakistan which can be compared to Lahore. Be it educational institutes, gardens or the beautiful wide roads. We can easily say that Lahore is the most beautiful city of Pakistan. Lahore is a very big city which has the history of cultural heritage and geographical beauty. Apart from the beauty of the place it can also be said that people in this city have very open and beautiful hearts. People in Lahore are also very fond of eating good food, so you would be able to see many restaurants in Lahore. If you have not visited Lahore it would be a very good idea to visit it as soon as possible.
Short essay on Lahore City
Lahore city is the capital of the province of Punjab, in Pakistan. It is centrally situated and is generally known as «The Heart of Pakistan», the city is located on the banks of river Ravi. It is also known as the «Green City» and is home to many gardens and fertile alluvial plains. The city is famous for its poets, artists and the core of the film industry.
The eccentric city dates back to 850 A. D., it was taken over by Mahmood Ghaznavi in 1021 A. D. and made the capital of the entire Ghaznavid Empire by Masud, the son of Mahmood. This was the point in history where Lahore became the heart of the social, cultural and educational events and these activities made the city reach the peak of its magnificence under the rule of the Mughal Empire. It was under the Mughals that the city got its beautiful fort, infamous architecture, gardens, tombs, mosques and pavilions. There are many ancient names recorded in history for Lahore which include Lahanoor, Mahmood pur, Loh pur, Lohar pur and Samnadpal Nagiri.
The population of this city with a colorful history is around 6.5 million and it is the second largest city of Pakistan. The city has been constructed in the formation of a parallelogram and the area within the walls of the city (central Lahore or Old Lahore) is about 461 acres. The exact location of the district is 31-34′ North latitude and 74 — 20′ East longitude. Regarding the weather in the city, there are two main seasons namely winter and summer. The monsoon season is at its peak during July and August, and the rain during these two months accounts for more than half the rain in the city. The driest months of the year in this city are October and November and the winter seasons in which the winter rains occur are from December to February. Hence there is plenty rainfall which makes the city’s gardens look even more beautiful than they already are.
One of the most famous architectures of the city is known as the Lahore Fort which was built during Mughal Rule by Akbar the Great. This king also constructed the city walls which had 12 gates, some of these gates exist even today. Jahangir the son of Akbar, and Shah Jehan the son of Jahangir have been the builders of Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, they also have constructed many tombs and places. Another great Mughal Ruler known as Aurangzeb has also constructed another famous architecture in Lahore known as the Badshahi Mosque. These constructions are not only divine and beautiful but also great tourist attractions for the city. In the times of the Mughal era the river Ravi which now is miles away from the city used to clash with the ramparts of the fort and the mosque. When the British came they nicely combined the Mughal, Gothic, Victorian styles of architecture in the city. The architecture, beautiful history and the mixed culture of the city makes it a dynamic and vibrant city, one not to miss a visit to if given the chance.
Faisalabad – The largest industrial Zone
Faisalabad is the largest industrial and metropolitan city of Pakistan. Faisalabad is quite diverse with respect to its culture. The culture of Faisalabad is quite diverse because it is an industrial city and people from all over Pakistan come to work here, few component of Faisalabad culture are as follow:
The reason Faisalabad is called Manchester of Pakistan because it’s the biggest textile city of Pakistan and all the industries here related to textiles and same is Manchester in UK so these cities are also named as Twin cities.
After Lahore, Faisalabad is famous for its food. The most common snack item samosas of Faisalabad are considered the best in Pakistan. Desi foods and snacks like dahi bhally, gol gappy are the specialities . Biryani and pulao are also very well-known. Moreover no city can boast of a better Dal Chawal serving than Faisalabad. It’s one of the favorite foods here. The parathas available at Ghanta Ghar are very famous and a large crowd comes to attend all night long. They come in different fillings such as potatoes, mixed vegetable, chicken etc. As far as drinks are concerned Rabri, Sugar cane rusk, limo pani and lassi are the most favorite drink of the people of Faisalabad. Lassi is being liked by most Punjabis.
Like all other cities, cricket is the most popular sport in the Faisalabad. The oldest and only venue for international cricket matches is Iqbal Stadium is situated here.
Other popular sports in the city are hockey, weightlifting, association football, kabaddi, table tennis, billiards and snooker, squash, and horse racing. Sports like badminton, volleyball and basketball have also started to gain popularity as western influences have affected the locals. The city also has facilities for hockey such as the Faisalabad Hockey Stadium on Susan Road which mostly hosts field hockey matches. Faisalabad, with its affluent culture and cheerful manifestations welcomes all to visit the Manchester of Pakistan and praise the beauty that resides in it as well as its people.
The Punjabi dresses are considered as the traditional clothes of Faisalabad. Punjabi dress for men comprises Pagri, Kurta and dhoti. Punjabi women wear Shalwar Kameez and Dupatta. Traditional Lacha and Bangles and Paranda are also used. Moreover all of these Punjabi women dress items can be embroidered to add more to grace and beauty of clothing. But with the passage of time Faisalabad women has started to adapt new styles, some of which are the combination of Pakistani and western clothing. Like women wear embroidered kurta with jeans and trousers. Faisalabad is well recognized for its cloth and related items throughout the world. It is the best market to buy home furnishings (bed sheets, curtains, towels etc.), personal clothing, and hosiery wear
There are lots of recreational places found all around Faisalabad which are a source of attraction for visitors and native people. The Faisalabad clock tower is famous over the world and is one of the oldest monuments still standing in its original form since British rule. It was constructed in a special way by placing the clock at the center of the eight markets which, from the top it looks like the Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom. Other recreational spots includes Happy Land Water Park which is an international level park built as a complete entertainment center for families and contains biggest water slides in Pakistan. It is also equipped with amazing swings for both children and adults. Rex City is a big computer market where once can find computer sales and service shop easily. Jinnah Garden is also a beautiful park in the city commonly known as “Company Bagh”. Canal Park located at the west bank of Rakh Branch Canal is also a good outing place for families. The majestic Chenab Club standing in the shades of trees and complemented by vast lush green lawns, is located in the beautiful surroundings of “Jinnah Garden” is great attraction.
Faisalabad has always been a hub of literature. Renowned poets and prose writers belong to this city. Sahir Ludhianwi, the great poet of the sub-continent, belongs to Faisalabad. The other important writers are Afzal Ahsan Randhawa, Shehzada Hassan, Adeem Hashmi, Riaz Majeed and Dr. Waheed Ahmed.
Literacy rate is higher than average. Faisalabad has the distinction of being a seat of world famous Agricultural University and equally renowned Agricultural Ayub Research Institute beside the Punjab Medical College there are several other colleges like Commerce College, Textile College, Superior Science College, Poly Technical College and others. Literacy rate is higher than average.
Almost 95% people speak Punjabi. But being in center of Punjab, people speak many other languages as well like pothohari, pahari, shah puri The other languages such as Urdu being national language is spoken and understood. English is also understood and spoken by the sizable educated people.