Taxali Gate (Urdu: ٹيکسلی دروازه‎, Taxali Darwaza) was one of several historic gates of the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore, Pakistan.[1] Also known as the Taxal, or royal mint,[2] it was built from 1575 -1585 during the reign of the Mughals King Akbar.[3] There is a shoe market located here known as Sheikhupurian Bazaar[3] as well as a variety of special food - the most famous are Sri Pai of Fazal Din commonly known as Phajja. Among specialist Pakistani sweets stores are Taj Mahal and Shahabuddin Halwai. Heera Mandi, a defunct red light district also used to lie close by to this gate,[4] where Mughal Emperors used to keep their royal consorts. Taxali Gate also serves as Union Council 30 (UC 30) in Tehsil Ravi of Lahore City District.

Taxali Gate
ٹيکسلی دروازه
Texali Gate Lahore.jpg
The gate no longer exists
Taxali Gate is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Taxali Gate
Location in Punjab, Pakistan
Taxali Gate is located in Pakistan
Taxali Gate
Taxali Gate (Pakistan)
CoordinatesCoordinates: 31°35′09″N 74°18′28″E / 31.58595°N 74.30779°E / 31.58595; 74.30779
LocationLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
TypeCity gate

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  1. ^ Qureshi, Tania (6 March 2018). "Lahore's Taxali Gate — more than just a red light area". Daily Times. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ Qureshi, Tania (14 November 2015). "Taxali Gate — Afar the red light!". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Jamil, Sidra (21 May 2018). "A Walk through Taxali Gate, Lahore - Sidra Jamil". Youlin Magazine. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ Butt, Zohaib (9 August 2010). "Dancing Girls of Lahore (Taxali Gate) • We Blog The World". We Blog The World. Retrieved 17 December 2018.

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