A Visit to the Walled City

On 22 September 2015, students from Classes 9T, 9M and 10T from Model Town Link Road Campus (MTLC) went on a study tour of the old Walled City of Lahore. Their tour started from the red bricked Delhi Gate leading to Akbari Mandi, a spice bazaar still as lively as it was during the Mughal era. They went on to visit the Shahi Hamam (Royal Bath), where the students learned about its fascinating history. They also passed through the narrow Gali Surjan Singh (Surjan Singh Street).

The City School model town link road campus study tour of the walled city of lahore (4)

The houses on the street, which are hundreds of years old are being restored with the help of the World Bank and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Afterwards, they went on and saw the famous Haveli Mian Sultan and crossed the Chitta Gate (White Gate) to go to one of the most famous mosques of Lahore, Masjid Wazir Khan. The splendour and magnificence of the mosque’s architecture and mosaics are awe-inspiring, making it one of the most visited landmarks of the Walled City.

The students really enjoyed the study tour that provided an opportunity for them to have first-hand knowledge about the historic architecture and culture of Lahore. Through this great learning experience the students went on to create a documentary regarding the Walled City of Lahore.