The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has planned to restore Mughal Royal Kitchen for tourists at the Lahore Fort.
WCLA Director General Kamran Lashari said this while talking to media persons here on Sunday.
He said that the presence of the kitchen was noticed during digging work in Lahore Fort and WCLA wants to restore original style and traditions of presenting food etc. as per real culture of Mughal kingdom.
“We want to offer the visitors of Lahore Fort a centuries old environment of sitting and eating like royal guests, where they can look and feel the true royal culture of Mughal kingdom and enjoy food as well,” he said.
He said that the WCLA’s sustainable development project for restoration of Walled City of Lahore’s originality has proved successful in tourist attractions.
The kitchen would further boost it and supplement initiatives of the WCLA towards tourist attractions, he added. “Object of the project is to conserve the customs and legacy of the Walled City and ensure sustainable development,” he said.
“At the same time, we are also working for ensuring provision of modern living facilities to the residents of the Walled City,” he added.
Lashari said that conservation of traditions and customs, knowledge and expansion of tourism to exploit the economic potential of the area are main targets of his team.
He said that the WCLA had also initiated food festivals and cultural programmes to promote the local cuisine, traditions and crafts of Androon-e-Shehr (Walled City).
The team has been working hard to bring back to life the true Lahori spirit through different activities, he added.