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When to fly?

Expect warm weather and blistering heat during the summer months between May and July. Few visitors favour these months, as they also tend to see the rainy season arrive.

Take a flight between December and February for much milder weather and hardly any chance of rain. However, bargain hunters might want to explore summer options, as the price of accommodation and flights to Lahore decrease significantly. February/March are also the months when Basant Kite Flying Festival takes place and draws huge crowds of visitors. Apart from kite flying competitions featuring kites of various colours, shapes and sizes, the event is also an opportunity to sample some traditional local dishes.

City overview?

Lahore is Pakistan's cultural hub, with a mixture of architectural delights, delicious food and musical treats.

Located in southern Pakistan on the river Indus, Lahore is the centre of the Punjab region and is home to almost ten million people. Despite its huge population, the city has retained an unspoilt and dramatically beautiful Old City, which fully deserves its historical identity as the "city of gardens."

History has left a legacy of varied and gorgeous architecture, with treasures from the Mughal Empire and British Raj to explore. This includes palaces and fortresses, walls, mosques, gardens and even one of the world's oldest zoos.

Lahore is a thoroughly modern city as well, and in many ways, its people are the main attraction. Visit bustling markets, sample Punjabi cuisine, listen to Sufis sing devotional music and their wild drumming sessions or head to the city's Gaddafi Stadium to watch some cricket, the national obsession of Pakistan.

There are plenty of things to do in the city, so you'll have to choose wisely. Visit the stunning fortress that was built in 1566 or see the enormous Badshahi Mosque - one of the masterpieces of the Mughal era. Shopping fans will adore time spent exploring the vibrant Langay Bazaar, while there is no better place to sample Punjabi delicacies like fried fish, spicy porridge or chicken tikka than on Gawalmandi Food Street.

You could even take a tour of Lahore's famous film studios or enjoy a unique round of golf at the city's exclusive Gymkhana Golf Club. It's the kind of city that will always unfold new experiences.

Getting around Lahore

In town, getting around is simple. The city has a network of air conditioned buses that are thought to be safe and provide a good level of comfort. In the Old City, auto-rickshaws will be in evidence, and can get you around cheaply and quickly (but a little Urdu can go a long way and be prepared to haggle).

Because of the heat, traffic and dust, walking is not recommended. However, the city authorities do provide a walking tour of the walls of the Old City that is very worthwhile.

Getting to the city from the airport

Allama Iqbal airport (LHE) is the international terminal and is around half an hour from the city centre. There are shuttle buses from the arrivals area and taxis as well - although it is recommended to negotiate a price before leaving. A rental car may be another sensible option.

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Interesting information about Lahore

Photo of Lahore   Lahore
Avg temp for this month inLahore32.1 °CSource: World Weather Online
Avg monthly rainfall inLahore8.6 mmSource: World Weather Online
Average flying time toLahore7 hrs 47 mins
Rate of exchange inLahore₨10.00 = £0.06Source: Oanda
Airlines that fly toLahoreQatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Pakistan International
Available deals toLahore410
Partners with deals toLahoreCheapOair.co.uk, Southall Travel and Dream World Travel
Advertisers with deals toLahore24
Lowest flight offer toLahore£502
Average flight offer toLahore£539

 How much do things cost in Lahore?

  • One-way ticket (local transport): £0.18
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: £0.73
  • 1 bedroom flat outside of centre: £48.09
  • 1 hour taxi waiting fee: £1.82
  • Bottle of beer (imported beer): £3.09
  • Pair of jeans: £19.44
  • Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre): £1.52
  • Cappuccino: £1.07
  • Petrol (1 litre): £0.65
  • Bottle of wine: £9.10
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