District Overview

Sheikhupura's original name was Virkgarh, it is an industrial city. Sheikhupura district is located in the province of Punjab about 35 km north-west of Lahore. It is commonly known as Qila Sheikhupura, because of the presence of a fort in the city, constructed by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The name of the town and its fort was changed by him to Sheikhupura deriving from a nickname of Mughal Emperor Jahangir i.e. Sheikhu used by his father, Akbar. The city is headquarter of Sheikhupura District.

Tourist Spots

The city has number of historical places to visit which are enlisted below:

  • Hiran Minar, situated 3 km from city Sheikhupura
  • Sheikhupura Fort (Qila Sheikhupura)
  • Tomb of Shah Jamal in city Sheikhupura
  • Muqadssa-e-Mariam (Sacred Place for Christian Community)
  • Sacha Sodha, Farooqabad; a Gurudawara is present here which is place for Sikh community, Farooqabad 14 km from Sheikhupura
  • Shrine of Mian Sher Muhammad Sharaqpuri is located at Sharaqpur Sharif nearly 30 km from Sheikhupura
  • Shrine of Syed Pir Bahar Shah is located near Bati Choak, in city Sheikhupura
  • Shrine of Syed Waras Ali Shah is located at Jandiala Sher Khan, 11 km from city Sheikhupura