Monday, August 2, 2010

Lahore: Colors of Kashmiri Bazaar

Kashmiri bazaar is one of the famous and the oldest markets of Lahore. It is situated inside Delhi Gate of walled city. It is said that this bazaar is more than 400 years old, probably established in Mughal Period. The famous Majid Wazir Khan and Sunehri Masjid of Mughal period are also located here.

This bazaar is famous for its unique environment.  Artificial Jewelry, Clothes, fancy and bridal dress, shoes and garments are trade marks of this market. There was a time when Kashmiri bazaar used to known for its Publishers and Book-Sellers, but after partition most of them shifted themselves to Urdu Bazaar.

Like other areas of Lahore, this place is also famous for its unique taste of food, Halwa Puri, Kachoori, Qatlama, Dehi Barray of Kotwali chowk, Kashmiri Bazaar are famous all over the world. But how can you neglect the famous kabaabs of Khaleefa known as "Khaleefay k kabaab". It is said that Allama Iqbal also used to visit Kashmiri bazaar to taste the kabaabs.

This bazaar has its own mysticism, unique colors and it’s full of life.

The only problem is this bazaar is Encroachments, which causes hurdles in flow of traffics. This rusty and busty bazaar, in the centre of walled city of Lahore is alive with its own unique colors!! Whenever you visit Lahore, don’t forget this historic place.

Photography by: Afzal Abbas

a view of Kashmiri Bazaar, with Masjid Wazir Khan minarets in background 

this bazaar is famous fot bridal collections

Chowk Kotwali, Dehi Barry, yummyy!!

wanna buy some artificial jewelry?


WangaaaN ChaRha Lo KuDiyon!!

Khaleefay k Kabaab!

the only remained Book shop

This bazaar is famous for women's releted things

the Encroachments and Traffic!!

Most of the old buildings have vanished!! but u can see some old marks!


  1. u summarized very well...all images n dis piece workin as film to understand "Kashmiri Bazaar"...

    hav sum QS about d bazaar..ll ask u via Twitter!

  2. @sainat haha, yeah sure, u can ask !!

  3. This is great, we are sitting out of pakistan and love these places and just looking the picture always miss pakistan.

    you are doing very good job please keep doing


  4. if u cud pleeeease email me complete address, email & Ph# of a Book Shop named "Allah Walay ki Qaumi Dukan" in 'Koocha Kakkay ZeeyaN' (کوچہ ککے زیاں), Kashmiri Bazar, Lahore. Perhaps it is one of the oldest Book Store in Kashmiri Bazar, Lahore.
    I will greatly appreciate that.
    Thanks and Regards

    1. agar aapko phone number ya email adress is dukan ka mil jaye to meharbani karke mujhe jaroor email kare mujhe kuch jaroori kitab kharidni hi jo sirf isi dukan se mil sakti hi
      mera email hi