Lahore Fort

Lahore was the capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Sikh Empire. Lahore Fort was originally built by the Moghuls, but Maharaja Ranjit Singh added many features to the fort during his region.

It is a huge sprawling fort with many interesting features. It features several grand entrance gates and is located beside the grand Badshahi Mosque as well as Dera Sahib Gurdwara.

Scroll down to see pictures of various features of the Fort. Diwaan-e-khaas; Sheesh Mahal; Sikh Museum; and Badshai Mosque


An ornate marble structure with twelve doorways, built by Maharaja Rangit Singh where he would entertain special guests. From here you can view Dera Sahib Gurdwara. Originally the structure had an upper floor, but this was destroyed.

Sheesh Mahal

Most of the mirror work and frescos were added during the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. This part of the fort is currently being carefully restored.

Sikh Museum

Lahore Fort also contains a Sikh Museum – the Princess Bamba Collection. Princess Bamba was the daughter of M. Duleep Singh. Most of the items in this collection were brought back from England. Princess Bamba spent her last days living in Lahore.

Badshahi Mosque

Although not part of the fort during the time of M. Ranjit Singh the Mosque was fortified with weapons attached to the minarets.