Overview of the park
Lahore is a happening city and not many people would expect to find a peaceful corner in the city. However, the provincial capital is known as the ‘City of Gardens’ for a reason. If you’re looking for a serene place to unwind and observe nature, there are plenty of green spaces to enjoy around the city, but nothing compared to Jallo Park, Lahore.
There’s no two ways about it: the park is, hands down, the most popular and beautiful garden in Lahore. In fact, calling it just ‘beautiful’ is quite an understatement. Spanning across an area of 461 acres, the park is the best spot for family picnics in Lahore.
Let’s learn more about this botanical garden in Lahore!
Insight into the Creation of Jallo Park, Lahore
Managed by the Punjab Wildlife and Parks Department, the recreational spot was established in 1978 and includes a forest research centre, a wildlife breeding center, a theme park, sports complex, restaurants and more.
Previously, the park used to be a reserve forest, providing timber and fuelwood. Currently, the park is home to more than 120 species of trees and plants. Since the park is extremely huge, like literally 461 acres huge, make sure you and your children are wearing comfortable shoes if you want to explore everything in a single visit.
Fret not if you’re not comfortable walking, you can use the shuttling facility available in the garden.
Features of Jallo Park in Lahore
These facilities and attractions are readily available to the visitors of this botanical park in Lahore:
- Rock garden
- Comfortable seatings
- Man-made lake and waterfall for aesthetic purposes
- Boating for all ages
- Butterfly house and wildlife park for educational purposes
- Gazebo and summer huts for picnickers
- Lawns and gardens dotted with flowers
- Log huts for individuals who want to extend their visit
- Swings, water slides, and rides for children
- Water cooler with fresh drinking water
Butterfly House – The Best Feature of the Park
The butterfly house of Jallo Park is the first of its kind in Lahore. The sanctuary is home to around 3000 species of butterflies exported from all over the world.
The house is a 300 foot tunnel, serving as the most suitable place for the insects. Located inside is a butterfly laboratory which also serves its educational purpose by teaching the visitors about the wide range of species present inside the house.
The environment of the area is closely monitored, as it is extremely necessary to maintain the humidity, as butterflies cannot survive in high temperature.
Note: the timing for the butterfly house is different from that of Jallo Park.
Butterfly House Timings: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Ticket Prices Butterfly House: The ticket for the butterfly house is only valid for 15 minutes. Don’t worry, it is enough time to see the entire tunnel, waterfalls, collection of Larvae, the rearing area, and the aquarium.
Wildlife in Jallo Park
Jallo Park is one of the best wildlife parks in Lahore boasting some of the most exotic species of birds and animals. We’ve mentioned a few below:
- Common Pheasant
- Indian Peafowl
- Rock Pigeon
- Asian Black Bear
- Bactrian Camel
- Indian Cobra
- Mugger Crocodile
Facilities offered by Jallo Park
Jallo Park is an attractive tourist spot. Butterfly House might be the most famous attraction, but its not the only one. Jallo Park offers a wide range of facilities that attract tourists and kids all year round.
- Beautiful Gardens
- Rock Gardens
- Artificial Lake and Waterfall
- Water Slides
- Log Huts
- Water Cooler
- Wildlife Park
- Sports Complex
- Bicycling Track
- Metalled Roads
- Coffee shops
- Wildlife breeding centre
- Forest Research centre
Jallo Park Ticket Prices
The entry ticket for the botanical garden is free of cost. However, you need to pay for most recreational facilities in the park. The prices for the different facilities are quite economical.
Jallo Park Timings
As the park is spread over a huge area, your visit to the park will not be complete before three hours.
Timings: 06:00 AM – 05:00 AM
Note: Please remember that the butterfly house opens at 09:00 AM.
Jallo Park Location
Located on the Jallo road, the park is in close proximity to the Grand Trunk Road and Lahore Ring Road. Some famous nearby locations are Sky Land Water Park, Sozo Water Park, and Shalimar Gardens.
Address: Bhagwanpura, Jallo Road, Lahore.
Restaurants near Jallo Park
While there are restaurants located inside the park, the most famous one being Thai Village, but if you wish to dine elsewhere, there are many restaurants located near to the park.
- Burger master
- Zouq Biryani
- BBQ Restaurant
- Canal View Dera
- Open Tables
- Fatima Wajid Restaurants
This brings us to the end of our guide on Jallo Park. We hope that you’ll visit one of the most beautiful parks in Lahore, and if you do, share your experience by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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