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October 13, 2015

Fort visitors can take photos in Mughal costumes

Lahore

October 13, 2015

LAHORE
Tourists and visitors can now pose as the grand Mughal royalties in their selfies and pictures in special dresses of kings and princesses at the Lahore Fort.
The move was launched by the Walled City Lahore Authority (WCLA) to attract visitors and tourists at the Lahore Fort and to give a new and interesting activity to them. Now the tourists and visitors can get costumes of Mughal era (Kings and Princes) on rent from the fort and expose themselves to their cameras.
The tourists are also allowed to visit various places in the Lahore Fort while wearing the Mughal era dresses, which is first of its kind initiative taken to attract tourists at any historical place across the country, especially in Punjab. This will add colors and attractions to the tourists, especially the youth and children.
Director General, WCLA, Kamran Lashari while talking to The News said such small steps make a big difference. He said the fort is just architecture but these attractions put life in the fort as well.
All over the world such facilities and attractions are available for the tourists but unfortunately Lahore Fort being an International Heritage site lacked it, now we have started this activity and we hope to have a good feedback, he added.
Any one visiting the fort can take these costumes from the photography shop at canteen area and get their photo shoots done anywhere in the fort. On Monday, the first day of the activity, some 58 people get the costumes and took their photographs.
Director Marketing, Walled City Lahore Authority, Asif Zaheer, said: “We will be introducing Sikh and British costumes as well to the public.
The soldiers clad in Mughal, Sikh and British era are already there at the fort, the availability of dresses and costumes for the general public is another attraction.
WCLA Tania Qureshi said these costumes for the public have been prepared after thorough research. She said these dresses will satisfy the selfie craze

among the youth.
Zubair Ahmed Shah, a visitor to the Lahore Fort, said he wore the costume and took pictures especially selfies at every corner in the fort. “It gives me a strange and elevated feeling by wearing these costumes and roaming around in fort,” he said.
Alizah Anwar, a female visitor, said that the Walled City Lahore Authority should also launch similar costumes for females as well.
She said selfie sticks should also be provided to the visitors using these costumes so that they can take their own pictures with ease.