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Replicas In Bahria Town

It is justly obvious that Bahria Town has changed the way of living and transformed the lifestyle in Pakistan by providing state of the art and world-class facilities. It has encompassed everything that give a complete eminence living. Certainly, strong security system, load-shedding free community and recreational facilities, are the most noticeable and appealing features of Bahria Town. Without any incertitude, these things have attracted so many people to live and become the part of this idiosyncratic housing scheme. Well, previously, I have written about the 8 Mosques of Bahria Town. Here are the Replicas & monuments in Bahria Town along with some basic details and pictures.

 

Other than all exclusive and standardize amenities, one of the most recognisable feature of the Bahria Town is the replicas of well-known places of different regions. Doubtlessly, these replicas and monuments are not just proud identity for the residents but it has been megnatizing many visitors everyday. These replicas and monuments can be found in each project of Bahria Town from Rawalpindi to Karachi. All of them will give you the glimpse of original ones and each replica is on the top of the list of most visited places of Bahria Town.

 

1. Eiffel Tower Sector E:

Eiffel Tower in Bahria Town is the most recognisable monument of Lahore and a mark in, it was opened for general public about two years ago in 2015 on new year’s night. There are 30 replicas of Eiffel tower around the world, and almost everyone knows about the fact that Eiffel Tower of Bahria Town Lahore is the third largest copy after Paris and China. The first and the original one of Paris has the height of 300 meters and the height of China’s Eiffel tower is 100 meters. Eiffel Tower of Bahria Town Lahore is 100 feet taller than Minar-e-Pakistan, with the height of 80 meters. It is surrounded by spacious park and symmetric tracks. On four sides of Eiffel Tower fountains have placed, though I haven’t seen them active yet. In night, it looks breathtaking and give you more mesmerising views.

 

Restaurants & Three Floors Of Eiffel Tower:

Eiffel Tower Bahria Town Lahore consist of three floors. The top floor of the tower is only dedicated for ‘Viewing Deck’ giving you the perfect experience of breathtaking views. The other two floors were used for fine dining, one was for restaurant and other was for coffee place.

 

Ticket Price:

Ticket price of the third floor is Rs 300/-. Previously, Rs 100/- was charged just to move up on first and second floor.

 

L’Eiffel Bistro & Cafe Is Closed:

L’Eiffel Bistro & Cafe, was located on Eiffel Tower but its been more than 6 months this restaurant has closed now. Bahria Town itself banned this restaurant, before that, fine was also imposed on them due to uncleanliness and hygienic issues. But, it is anticipated that, soon after one or two months another restaurant will open at Eiffel Tower. Still, it has three eatout places adjacent to parking area and two are located opposite to the Tower.

  • Shawarma Point/Tuck Shop.
  • O My Buns & Tutti Fruitti.
  • L ‘Eiffel Food Truck.
  • Fri-Chicks.
  • Fresh Fruilty Juice.

 

Timings:

You can visit Eiffel Tower any time, but timing of lift is 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. On Saturday, 4:00 pm to till closing time, it is for only families. The above mentioned restaurants are also open in afternoon and close till 12:00 am.

 

Rest Rooms:

A large number of visitors came to Eiffel Tower from all sides of the city. For their convenience, Bahria Town has placed rest rooms for the visitors on one side of the Tower separatly. The manangement of these rest rooms isn’t in hands of Bahria Town, it is managed by a private contractor, they are charging some little amount on usage.

 

New Year Fireworks At Eiffel Tower:

In previous two years Bahria Town has arranged fireworks on new year night. Hundreds of people had gathered to witness the Eiffel Tower’s Fireworks. To continue this tradition, Bahria Town have also planned to arrange fireworks on 31st December this year. The event will be held in three cities, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi Bahria Town. It will start on 8:30 pm and will end on 1:300 am. Only families are allowed and there is no liability to have a ticket or pass. Entry is free of cost for this fireworks event.

 

2. Trafalgar Square Sector B:

Original Trafalgar Square is located at charing cross road, Westminster Central London. It was built in 18th centuary, to pay tribute for the Battle of Trafalgar. It is also well-known for public gatherings and annual celebrations.

 

Well, In Bahria Town the reminiscent of Trafalgar Square London, is located at Sector B, safari villas and it is one of the must visit places of Bahria Town. Trafalgar Square connected with Safari villas through a walkway. Most of the visitors does not know about the Trafalgar Sqaure other than Eiffel Tower and Grand Jamya Mosque. That is why, it seems less crowded. It is evident that this beautifully constructed Trafalgar Square make Safari Villas more attractive and become the identity of it.

 

Trafalgar Square In Karachi:

The gigantic and outspread masterpiece Trafalagar Sqaure has been built in Karachi’s Bahria Town. Its been more than a year Trafalgar Square has opened for general public and already turn out to be one of the most visited place in Karachi.

 

3. Pyramids, Ahram-e-Misar:

Pyramids in Bahria Town, is of its own kind and straightforwardly a class over the rest. The concept is based on the civilization of eminent and ancient Egyptian. The whole architectural views of ‘Meadows’ throw back to the orginal Ahram-e-Misar of Egypt.

 

  1. The spacious parks has built on both Egyptian and Cambodia themes.
  2. In whole enclave structures of Sphinx and Cats in each street have placed.
  3. The themetic historic calligraphic and carving on walls make it more mesmerising and looked manifestly isolated.

 

4. Faysal Mosque, Quid House & Mazar-e-Quid:

The three above replicas are placed on canal road near to the main entrance of Bahria Town. Though, these replicas have no comparison with the ones mentioned above. But, whenever I pass through to canal road I have noticed that many visitors stop there to take pictures with these replicas. Each replica has the arresting recognition in Bahria Town for many visitors. Because, whenever any visitor came to Bahria Town for any specific place, ulitmately these replicas of some of the great monuments can be seen and surely catch the attention of almost everyone.

 

All of the monuments and replicas have proved its identity and significance in Lahore and Rawalpindi projects. But Karachi Bahria Town seems to be lead in future. Because, as I mentioned earlier, Trafalgar Square has already opened in Karachi. Furthermore, Karachi Bahria Town also have Statue of Liberty and Taj Mahal replicas.

Shades Beauty Salon & Institute

Shades Beauty Salon & Institute was opened week ago in Bahria Town. In this month, two ladies salons has opened, one is at Talwar chowk and this one is at Overseas A. It is offering all kinds of services including every type of make overs, Cutting, hair styling, manicure & pedicure. Due to its official opening, they have also reduced the prices. Shades beauty salon is owned by experienced Sanam Khan, she is also offering different courses of short and long duration for training on a reasonable prices. Click here, to check the complete list of ladies beauty salons, location and contact details.

 

Location:

Shades beauty salon and institute is located at main road, Overseas A. Adjacent to Hi-care pharmacy and near to Surahi Chowk.

 

For more details
‭0322 4289376‬

Riwaj, A House Of Hair Saloon

Chicago scissors in Overseas A, Am-pm Salon & Talent House, Cuts n Color in sector C, was opened in Bahria Town not long ago. All of these shops started functioning for its customers in the period of one month(October). The flow of these particular new openings of barber shops is still ongoing, because few days back another barber shop has opened in sector C. Now, with the addition of new barber shop and despite of few closing, there are still more than fifteen Barber shops are active.

 

Riwaj, A House Of Hair Saloon, is the new barber shop that has opened in about week ago. They are giving all kinds of services for men including, cutting, trimming, beards trimming, shaves, hair styling and shampooing.

 

Charges:
Rs 200/- to 350/-

 

Timings:
11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Location:

Riwaj, A House Of Hair Saloon is located at 107-B sector C, commercial area and adjacent to Pick n Pay mart. Also, few minutes drove away from Bahria Golf & Country Club.

 

For more details:
0321-8444868

Sawera Milk Shop

Last month, Al-Baik milk shop was opened and now another dairy shop has opened by the name of Sawera Milk Shop. There are more than four milk shops set up in Bahria Town in the last two to three months. The official opening of Sewara milk shop was held yesterday, due to its official opening they are offering one litre free milk on purchase of two litres. Right now, Sawera milk shop is only selling fresh milk & yogurt. The owner told me that their dairy farm is located at Pak Patan city, the milk is extracted back there. He also said that their milk is 100% pure without any mixing of water and any other chemicals.

Location:

Sawera Milk Shop is located at 134-B, Dubai Tower, Sector C commercial zone near to Girls Hostel.

 

For Free Home Delivery:
0333-8752454

 

Hamza Milk Farm Is Closed:

Hamza Milk Farm was opened in Bahria Town back in the month of June, this year. I wrote about its opening back then and now writing about its closing. This milk shop has closed its doors two weeks ago. The reason is same, they didn’t managed to make much customers and eventually wiped out. Moreover, they have now shifted to Gulberg-2.

Mastani By Nazia Hafeez

Bahria Town being a fast changing realm always gives us a lot more new openings of many venues on daily basis. Despite of few closings, the progression of these new openings of every type is always thrilling for the residents. Certainly, the space for clothing and apparel brands still need to be filled yet. Because, there are only few names that have entered in Bahria Town’s market and I already mentioned and anticipated that many big names are expected to open in future. Roughly, more than 30 names are operational including ladies boutiques and other renowned brands. I have updated about the opening soon of Chenone last month. It will also open in sector C, at the end of this month. You can check all the names of boutiques and clothing brands in telephone directory.

 

Now, ‘Mastani by Nazia Hafeez’ is another boutique is going to open in Bahria Town. This brand is owned by former Pakistani cricket team captain and opener Mohammad Hafeez’s wife. All of the clothes designing, styling, color combinations and fabric choice is managed by her. I do not have much idea about the women’s clothing, but the store has all kinds of casual, party-wear clothing and a range of women accessories. Previously, their stock was also available at ‘Tehzeeb’ which is located at MM Alam road. The interior and exterior work has completed in a very short span of time. Each segment and setting of the outlet is ready, as it can also be seen in pictures. They are ready to open this store tomorrow, But the official opening and selling for general public will start the day after tomorrow on Friday. Moreover, they have not decided about the discounts yet but there will be few discount offers for its customers at opening.

Location:

‘Mastani by Nazia Hafeez’ is located at Roshaan centre, ground floor, main boulevard commercial area Sector C.

Pacific International & Balaaj Mobiles

There are about three to four educational and tourist consultants that are operational in Bahria Town. Recently, another consultancy firm has opened by the name of ‘Pacific International’. They are specifically dealing in China, for the time being, they’re only providing consultancy for those who are interested to establish a business or want to pursuit studies in China. Later on they will also start visa services. One of the guy out there also told me that, their firm is associated with a Chinese agency and they work together. Moreover, in future, they will also start Chinese language classes.

Location:

Pacific International is located at main boulevard, commercial area Sector C, above Agha Khan Laboratory, near to Talwar Chowk.

 

Contact number:
‭0321 3566665‬
‭0321 8449689‬

Balaaj Mobiles:

Well, you can easily find mobile shops at every possible location. But, precisely, ‘Eagle Heights’ which is located at Sector B, near to Safari Villas, is the main spot for many mobile and laptop shops. In other words, I would say, Eagle Heights is the mini Hafeez Centre of Bahria town. Now, Balaaj Mobiles opened in Bahria Town few days ago. It has all kinds of easyloads, calling cards, mobile accessories and limited range of new phones. To check other mobile shops in Bahria town go to this link.

Location:

Balaaj mobiles is located at 140A, G3, Sector C, commercial area near to Talwar chowk. Adjacent to Ansar Dogar pan shop and opposite to Ravi restaurant. Previously, a biryani shop was active at this same location.

 

Contact no:
0336-4104773

8 Mosques Of Bahria Town

Introduction:

There is no doubt about the fact that Bahria Town Lahore is known for many attractions as compared to any other housing society in all over Pakistan. And it changed the concept of living with its enormous and essential facilities and features. Due to all the new changes and innovations many other housing socities are now adopting the ways followed by Bahria Town. Bahria Town introduced the concept of own Electric power plant to avoid load shedding issues and all of their electrification are underground. Its Hospitals, Education facilities, Cinemas, Play Grounds, Restaurants, Living standards and all other recreational activities have attracted a lot of people in past few years.

 

Most Visited Places in Bahria Town:

I remember that when I was in my school life, in Lahore, we had only few places to visit at that time, like Zoo, Minar-e-Pakistan, Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar Gardens and Shahi Qilla. But now Bahria Town has been added to the list of must visit places by providing various other options. It has now become one of the best spot for many visitors to spend their leisure time. I have also witnessed that many trips of students from Lahore and other surrounding areas come to Bahria Town. The most visited place in recent days in Bahria Town, is the replica of Eiffel tower and Grand Jamya Masjid. Eiffel tower is the third most largest copy of Eiffle tower, in the world after Paris and China. Recently, Cinegold Plex has opened in Bahria Town, which is a Pakistan first 3D gold cinema with state of the art structure. It is also become a new destination for residents of Lahore. However, there are number of choices to visit in Bahria Town and everyone is  familiar with it. And the pinpointing more deeply about all the places of Bahria Town could take more time.

 

For now, the only thing I chose to share, are the Mosques of Bahria Town Lahore. These Mosques in Bahria Town are one of the things which have impressed me and forced me to write about them. Mostly people only talk about the Grand Jamya Masjid. And solely, Bahria Grand Jamya Mosque is a stand-out among all, but there are other seven Mosques in Town as-well. Residents of Bahria Town may be accustomed with all the Mosques but visitors may not know about them other than Grand Jamya Mosque. All of them have uniquely architectural feats, which drift your mind to visit them atleast once. With all other amenities and facilities Bahria Town, has also bring-in the idea of separate Mosque for each Sector/Block. Indeed, in every Bahria Town’s project, certainly its Mosques has become the identity of Bahria Town.

Grand Jamya Masjid:

Well, it is legit that the Grand Jamya Masjid is now the identity of Bahria Town. But not just Bahria Town Lahore, it also gathered pertinent attraction from all over the Pakistan. Eiffle Tower and Grand Jamya Masjid has been the top visited and crowd-pleaser places in Bahria Town. It was constructed in 2014 and it took more than four six years to complete. Including many artistic and inventive characteristic made it a unique masterpiece.

We all know that it is the world’s 7th largest and Pakistan’s largest Mosque. It was desigend by renowned architect ‘Nayyar Ali Dada’ and it was inaugurated on Eid-ul-Adha, 2014. Recently, I got to know about the more interesting facts which I was un-aware off. Despite of its size and structure, there are many other distinctive salient features that has made it more noticeable and historical.

 

  1. The main Dome of Mosque has surrounded by other twenty small Domes.
  2. It has four Minarets, each Minaret standing tall at 165 feet.
  3. All of its carpetes are customised and imported from Turkey, and there are over fifty ‘Persian Chandeliers’. Beneath the carpet, there are three layers of cushioning, making it more comfortable.
  4. Minbar of Imam is designed in such a way that, if the hall is full, it is visible from all the sides of the hall. And it made from ‘Sheesham’.
  5. The voice of Imam naturally travel through main Dome to the other surrounding Domes.
  6. Exterior consist of forty million, 2.5 inch hand-made Multani tiles, made with Multani-Matti.
  7. All of these tiles are placed manually by Craftsmen.
  8. It has the capacity to adjust Seventy thousand people at a time.
Shower Cabinets For ‘Ghussal’:

Bahria Grand Jamya Masjid has a separate shower rooms for ‘Ghussal’. It is located at basment area and has a separate entrance. With marbel tiling and fixtures, this area have a capacity to accommodate hundreds of people at a time.

Art Gallery & Women Prayer Area(first floor):

The first floor is dedicated for women’s prayer area with a separate entrance and exit. Islamic Museum is also a part on first floor, with an Islamic library and a very rare collection of Quranic collections.

Islamic Institute:

Islamic academy is located at the basement. It is fully operational. It is offering comprehensive religious courses, with all state of the art and lastest facilities.

Moreover, on every month of Ramadan, Grand Jamya Masjid accommodate more than hundred people forItikaf’. Last year a ‘Bayan’ was also given by ‘Maulana Tariq Jameel’. And about two years ago, one of the ‘Imam-e-Kaba also led Jumah prayer in Grand Jamya Masjid.

Grand Jamiya Masjid Karachi:

The construction of Grand Jamya Masjid Karachi have already started in 2015. The Grand Jamia Masjid in Bahria Town Karachi is being constructed on top of a 60 feet. And the groundbreaking ceremony has already conducted by eldest employee (73 years of age) of Bahria Town. After its completion it will become the World’s third largest Mosque after Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-ul-Nabvi. And it has the capacity of 800,000 ‘Namzis’. Approximately, 12 times more capacity than Lahore’s Grand Jamya Masjid. Surrounded by arch-shaped walls and it has only one Minaret standing tall at 365 feet high. And it will be protected by storms and powered by Thermal Power Plant. It includes:

 

  • Islamic Research Centre.
  • Islamic Museum.
  • Islamic Cultural Centre.
  • International Islamic Univeristy.

Jamya Masjid Abu Zar Ghafari:

 

I think that Jamya Masjid ‘Abu Zar Ghafari’ is the second most alluring and magnificent architectural Mosque. The construction of this Mosque has completed in 2016. And it is the only Mosque which is located at Sector F.

 

  • The Mosque have only one central Dome and one Minaret.
  • There are two fountains that are placed at one side of the Mosque.
  • It has the room for more than 7000 Namazis.
  • Whole Mosque(internally and externally) is the combination of black and white tiles, making it more mesmerising.
  • The ‘Wazu’ area of this Mosque is totally different and comfortably designed as comapred to all other Mosques.
  • A small portion of books is available at this Mosque.

Al-Falah Mosque Executive Lodges:

Al-Falah Mosque in Bahria Town is nestled between the Executive lodges and Overseas Enclave. Though, all the Mosques in Bahria Town, are impressive due to its own structure and beauty. But I have graded this Mosque on third number due to its idiosyncratic carving and calligraphy.

 

  • The most interesting fact about this Mosque, is that, it have the oldest ‘Holy Quran’ unique manuscripts, which are about 200-300 years old.
  • It has the capacity to accommodate more than 1500 ‘Namazis’ at a time.
  • It has two separate areas for ‘Wazu’, which can be seen in picture in front of the Mosque.

Abu Bakar Saddique(R.A) Masjid:

Abu Bakar Saddique(R.A), Mosque is the forth most attractive Mosque in Bahria Town. It is located in the middle of Umar and Gulbahar Block.

This Mosque has also the capacity of more than 3,000 Namazis at one time. The Dome and Minaret of this Mosque is simple. But on Dome ‘Kalma Tayyaba’ is written on it. The above pictures are from its back and front side. The simple colour combination of green and off-white, makes it more elegant and graceful.

Qurtaba Masjid:

Qurtaba Mosque is located at Central Avenue, Safari Villas, adjacent to Safari Mall. It looks like a small one, but it can also accomdate more than 5000 Namazis at one time.

 

  • This Mosuqe is attached with a lawn and it is one of the low roof Mosque, which is in round shape.
  • There is no Dome attached to this Mosque, however it only have one Minaret.
  • The most simple yet adorable Mosque in Bahria Town.

Sarwar Masjid:

Sarwar Mosque is located at CC block, Sector D, near to Mcdonalds. This Mosque can accommodate more than 2000 Namazis.

Ali Masjid:

Ali Masjid is located at Ali block, it can accommodate approximately more than 1500 Namzis at one time. This Mosuqe shows the simplicity and appealing due to its unique colour. Having only one Minaret and four small Domes.

Rafi Masjid:

Rafi Masjid is located at Rafi Block. At a  time, about 2000 Namazis  can offer prayer at this Mosque. This Msoque may not clench your attention because of its simple design and architect. But the use of white coloured tiles purely makes it visible to the entire area that surrounds it. It have only one small Dome and one square shaped Minaret.

 

Bahria Town is on top of the list by having maximum numbers of Mosques. each Mosque in Bahria town have a separate and spacious car parking area. All Mosques are equipped with all basic things, centrally air-conditioned, carpeted and well maintained.

 

Fresh Fruitly Juice

Summers has end now, but the longing for fresh juices and shakes will never end. And the health benefits of fresh jucies are evident, if they are away from any mixing and artificial flavours. Well, we have many options for fresh juices, smoothies and shakes now. But more precisely Ice-land somehow changed the concept of typical way of jucies and it is one of the longest chain in Lahore. Recently one of the Ice-land outlet has also opened in Bahria Town. There are also other few juice shops are opened in town before Ice-land. And most of the shops in Bahria Town have already been following Ice-land, like Ice-fresh, Ice-blend, Ice-chill and Ice-food etc. For all the names of these juice shops, you can have a look in our telephone directory.

 

Keeping this up with these juice shops in Bahria Town, a new shop by the name of ‘Fresh Fruitly Juice’ is going to open soon. Alongside juices, they will sell Shakes, Ice-cream and all kinds of Chats. I took this picture about two days ago, and they have set all the sittings, machines and counters to make a start. So, might be it will open in a day or two. I will update here about it again with more details after visiting it.

 

Location:

Freshly Fruity Jucie, in Bahria Town is located at ground floor, Taimoor Heights Quid block, facing Eiffle Tower sector E. Adjacent to Fri-Chicks.

 

Car Wash Service


There are about four to five car wash service stations that are active in Bahria Town. Two of them are owned by Bahria Town management, and all of them are not centrally located in town. You have to travel one side to the other to get your car washed. One of the option is also available by Nokaronline, you just have to call them and their representative will come to your prescribed location to wash your vehicle. And the other most suitable option is that, you can hire a worker on monthly basis by the help of Nokaronline services. To get these details click here.

 

Black Gold Lubricants, is operational in Bahria Town for approximately more than a year. They are giving free service of car wash. However if you get your engine oil changed, they will provide you car wash service free of cost. Now, they have started separate car wash service for only Rs 200/-. It is located at central location and most convenient for the residents of surrounding areas. Because, as I mentioned earlier all of the service stations are at boundaries of Bahria Town. Secondly, it is not crowded like others so you won’t have to spend extra time for your turn.

 

Location:

Black Gold Lubricants, is located at sector C, commercial zone near to main boulevard.

 

Al-Baik Milk & Foods

The trend of dairy shops has changed and there is no doubt in it, mostly dairy shops in Bahria Town also adopted the new patterns and standards. But, still finding a hygienic and atleast near to a pure ‘Dairy Shop’ is way too hard. And everyone is more concerned about the purity and un-mixed dairy products. Though, everyone claimes that they are selling 100% pure dairy products. However, only few names are note-worthy which are close enough providing better quality of dairy products. Organica Milk Shop, Adil Mik Shop, Hamza Milk Farm etc are the few names (haven’t tried all the options yet). You can also check the complete list of ‘Fresh Milk Shops’ in telephone directory.

 

Recently, in two months more than four dairy shops are opened in Bahria Town. For now, another shop has opened approximately twenty days ago, by the name of ‘Al-Baik Milk and Foods’. It is owned and manged by ‘Al-Baik Dairies’. They claimed that, their milk is totally pure and they only sell that milk which is extracted within last 24 hours. And the milk extracted, stored and packed by computerised machines. Moreover, no humans and any manual way is included in all the procedure. They are also selling Deesi Ghee, Desi Eggs, Yogurt, Almond Milk, Fresh farm Cream and Lassi. Free home delivery is also available for the residents. Secondly, you can also fill below form for home delivery and drop it to their shop only once.

Prices:

  • Milk: Rs 100/- per liter.
  • Desi Ghee: Rs 1000/- Kg.
  • Yogurt: Rs 100/- Kg.
  • Farm Cream: Rs 400/- Kg.
  • Desi Eggs: Rs 180/-
  • Lassi: Rs 60/-
  • Almond Milk Bottle: Rs 60/-

 

Timings:
Opening time: 7:00 am.
Closing time: 10:00 pm.

 

Location:

‘Al-Baik Milk and Foods’ is located at 100-A sector C, commercial zone.

For more details and delivery:
0308-5551111