Badshahi Mosque

The Badshahi Mosque or the Royal Mosque is second largest mosque in Pakistan. it is built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1673. it is very close to Minar-e-Pakistan and adjacent to Lahore fort. it is most famous landmark of Lahore among local and tourists. it is finest architecture of Mughal era.
Badshahi Mosque is capable of accommodating near about 1 lac worshipers.

To appreciate its large size, the four minarets of the Badshahi Mosque are 13.9 ft (4.2 m) taller than those of the Taj Mahal and the main platform of the Taj Mahal can fit inside the 278,784 sq ft (25,899.9 m2) courtyard of the Badshahi Mosque, which is the largest mosque courtyard in the world.
In 1993, the Government of Pakistan recommended the inclusion of the Badshahi Mosque as a World Heritage Site in UNESCO's World Heritage List, where it has been included in Pakistan's Tentative List for possible nomination to the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

The mosque is raised pretty high from the ground level, and steps lead to the main court yard. The Badshahi mosque has close resembles to the Friday Mosque built by Shah Jahan in his new capital, adjoining the Red Fort, in Delhi, although the Badshahi Mosque is a grander structure.

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