Last Monday we chalked out a programme for outing. I had not seen the tomb of Jahangir. So all agreed that this historical place should be visited. In no time we reached there by bus. The grand tomb of Jahangir was before our eyes. Everybody was happy to see it.
Jahangir’s Tomb is at Shahdara. Shahdara is four miles away from Lahore, on the other bank of the river Ravi. The four tall minarets of the tomb can be seen from a distance. The mausoleum is in a park enclosed by a high wall. There is a magnificent gateway which is guarded by a walled quadrangle. The park appeared to be well kept. The seasonal flowers were in all their glory. There were mango groves here and there spreading a cool shade. A fountain in front of the mausoleum was sending forth a cool shower of water. It was presenting a beautiful scene. It filled our hearts with pleasure
After it we reached the tomb itself. It is a low, large and beautiful edifice. In an inner room sleeps the great Mughal Emperor, nothing to disturb him now. The walls of this room have curious and coloured designs on them. The huge mausoleum has a vast terrace. In each corner, a minaret soars up in the sky. I went up, and from the platform of the minaret. saw the city of Lahore, a. wonderful sight. The city of Lahore looked splendid.
It was evening and the light began to fade. The silence and peace affected us strangely. Our minds were full of solemn thoughts and colourful memories. In the twilight, it appeared to us as if we were in a fairy land. The whole scene was presenting a beautiful picture. We were much impressed by the scene. It was time to go back. We did not feel like coming back but we had to. We came back tired but happy. It was our unforgettable visit to the historical place.