Ala-ud-Din Academy - Girls' High School


Surroundings

Ala-ud-din Academy - Surrounding
Ala-ud-Din Academy is situated in the historical area of Lahore, called 'Baghbanpura'. The school is located in between the famous architectural landmark of Mughal era Shalimar Gardens and University of Engineering and Technology (UET) – a reputable engineering institute of Pakistan. Our institution is placed in a small street called Danyal Street. The entrance to this small 'gali' is from Pakistani Bazaar near Ghass Mundi stop.

Baghbanpura is a town located along the Grand Trunk (GT) Road some 5 kilometers northeast of the main Lahore city. The site of Baghbanpura was granted by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to Mian family in lieu of gifting their private village 'Ishaq Pur' to emperor for the construction of Shalimar Garden. 'Mian' is the royal title given to this family by Mughal Empire. Later Baghbanpura became home town of Mian family who Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan also granted the custodianship of the Shalimar Gardens.

Word 'Baghbanpura' literally means 'Town of Gardens', as this place originally used to be surrounded by many gardens mostly owned by Mian family itself. But by the passage of time all gardens and agricultural fields are now converted to developed city and only garden left is the Shalimar Garden, now included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site*. Ruins of Mughal style gates of some gardens are still present along GT Road. Baghbanpura has now become a part of modern Lahore city.

*Source: Wikipedia