Budget Travel Ideas in Lahore

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The heart of Pakistan, Lahore is a great place to travel on a budget. Its many sights and variety of attractions make stretching your dollar easy to do without cutting out the fun and attractions.

Travel and Accommodations

Clearly the cheapest way to get around would be by foot but also, Lahore taxis can get you to any attraction at a reasonable price. Saving money on transportation costs is easiest if you make taxi appointments ahead of time and negotiate a price to your destination. As far as accommodations, the budget friendly hotels are located conveniently downtown near the train station. This location is beneficial also because it is close to most of the downtown attractions.

Things to Do

Lahore's many historical landmarks and parks make it an enjoyable place to travel while on a budget. The Shalamar Garden is one of the many beautiful must see places while in Lahore, and it is completely free. This extensive property, dating back to A.D. 1642, has 3-terrace levels of botanical beauty.

The Summit Memoriam, also known as Charing Cross, in downtown Lahore is another ideal spot to stretch your dollar during your holiday. In this metropolitan square are historical memorials, a library, and budget-friendly street shops selling food and souvenirs.

The Lahore Zoo offers a fun activity while visiting Pakistan. Conveniently, the ticket prices are as low as $11 a person and discounted further for groups. Browsing through the animals of South Asia’s animal kingdom is a perfect way to spend a day in Lahore.


Another great way to spend your holiday and keep it budget friendly is by visiting some of the great museums Lahore has to offer. The Lahore Museum is more than 100 years old and has exhibits showing Pakistan’s culture and history. The ticket prices won't burn a hole in your pocket, at only $8 a person. The Fakir Khana Museum is also a must see costing under $10 a person and it displays art of famous painters from Pakistan.

Lahore will not cut you short on budget-friendly activities from its museums and gardens to the fun and cultural street markets. Keeping your holiday low cost is effortless with the right information. Your holiday fun will be endless and keep your bank account healthy.

December 31, 2009 new by kellyyannne
January 19, 2010 change by sequoia maner

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