Shahdara, (Urdu: شاہدره‎), is a northern suburb of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated on the northern side of the Ravi River. It is the first stop of Lahore Metrobus (BRT).

Shahdara can be translated as "the way of kings". Shah translates as "king" and dara translates as the way. In the 15th century, Shahdara was the entrance gate of the Lahore and Mughal Emperor. It hosts several historic Mughal architectural sites. These include the Akbari Sarai, the Tomb of Jahangir (who was the Emperor from 1605 to 1627), the tomb of his consort Nur Jahan, as well as the tomb of his brother-in-law Asif Khan. Shahdara Bagh is also home to Kamran's Baradari (Kamran Ki Baradari). Although this site was originally built on the Ravi River bank, the river changed course, covering the site near the Ravi Bridge. The small garden the tomb of Mughal Princess Dohita un nissa Begum(1651-1697). The daughter of Dara Shikoh She also built his own tomb 1696.

Shahdara is divided into old and new towns.


Shahdara Bagh Railway Station and Shahdara Town Railway StationEdit

Shahdara Bagh Railway Station and Shahdara Town Railway Station are busy railway stations located in Shahdara. These urban stations of the Lahore city are served by commuter trains of Lahore. A large number of commuters use this station to get access to their cities.

Highway and MotorwayEdit

N-5 GT Road pass through it, linking Lahore to northern and western Pakistan. Moreover, Shahdra is connected to Motorway M2 via Faizpure and Kot Abdul Malik interchanges.

Other FacilitiesEdit

SHAHDARA Having a pakistan largest electronics Group Named Naeem Electronics and he will provide the electronics produst on installment and cash basis also if you want a electronics products from shahdara on a lowest price than once visit on our showroom Al-Miraj Free Eye Hospital is a big hospital which provides free eye treatment. The Government is also building a major hospital there.

A large number of shopping malls are under construction in this vicinity. There is in previous year was built a hospital which was named as "Govt. SHAHDRA Hospital"

→ Shahdara is known as the "Hub of private Education" in Lahore. A large number of private educational institutes and evening academies are there.

The area hosts more than three sports complexes.

The largest business community in Shahdara are Mughals, who migrated from uttar perdesh, haryana and delhi, India following independence Most Mughals are engaged in small business related to iron, steel and brass articles that are manufactured and distributed across Pakistan. They are technically very expert and playing their part in development of local industry.

Shahdara has a 50 MW power station and a natural gas distribution center. Millat Tractors, the country's biggest tractor manufacturer, is situated there.

Shahdara is also known for its cheapest educational fee structure in all fields i.e. Science, Art, Commerce.



The House of Accounting is one of the leading commerce institution of this area, started in 2001 by "Rao Sajjad". It has 3 campuses;- 1 Main campus Shahdra station 2 Attari Plaza campus 3 Begum kot campus In 2015 M. Hussnain topped all over pakistan in by getting 1023 marks

Ujala CollegeEdit

Ujala College, Shahdara is the most renowned private institution of Arts in the whole Pakistan. Until now, its students have achieved more than 12 positions in the B.A examination conducted through University of the Punjab, and many Gold and Silver medals.[1]

  • Iqra Abbas (First Position in Punjab University in 2011)[2]
  • Mushen Ali (First Position in Punjab University in 2012 with 3 Gold Medals) [3]
  • Fahad Arshad (Second Position in Punhab University in 2013 with 2 Gold Medals) [4][5]
  • Ramla Tayab (First Position in Punjab University in 2015)
  • Azhar Ali (Second Position in Punjab University in 2015)

Dreamland Public School and CollegeEdit

Dreamland Public School and College is a famous educational institute of the area.The Dreamland Public School, Shahdara Town Campus, an English Medium School ,is an institution with a difference. Its endeavor is: A. To foster the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, spiritual and aesthetic development of the student and enhance their quality of use. B. To prepare student to achieve independent learning in an environment which inculcates a spirit of enquiry and healthy competition. C. To maintain a high level co-operation and support between the parents and the school. The Dreamland English Medium School offers an integrated education of high quality under unusually favourable conditions, this includes a challenging curriculum involving wide reading and Laboratory experience-based teaching in small groups and a wide range of co-curricular and recreational environment leading to all-round development of the personality of each child. In order to ensure the development of the total personality of the student, the school provides ample opportunities for all student to engage themselves cleanliness, patriotic song, drawing, calligraphy, sports, poetry recitation, speech, debates, in a wide variety of co-curricular activities including, painting, speech, art and craft, dramatics, quiz etc.


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