ABOUT BAHRIA TOWN LAHORE
The great historical city of Lahore, located along the banks of the River Ravi, is the cultural heart of Pakistan. Lahore, also known as the city of gardens, has urbanised over the years and grown into a modern metropolis home to millions of people. The city has witnessed significant economic and infrastructural growth, with some of the biggest names in the real estate industry launching mega projects in the city. One such example is the real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, who, after the success of Bahria Town, Rawalpindi, decided to expand his portfolio by launching Bahria Town, Lahore. We can confidently assume that the most compelling reason behind developing a project of this unprecedented scale in Lahore must have been the growth of businesses and the influx of multinational firms, causing people from across Punjab and Pakistan to move to Lahore in search of better job opportunities. Also, Lahore is the second-largest city of Pakistan, after Karachi, in terms of population, making Bahria Town, Lahore, an excellent investment opportunity.
Bahria Town projects are developed and managed by Bahria Town (Private) Limited, which is a real estate development company. What makes different ventures of Bahria Town genuinely unique is that they are self-reliant and have never sought funding from the government. Yet, all of them have managed to delight investors and property seekers with a housing society that matches and surpasses international standards of infrastructure and comfort.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Bahria Town, Lahore, a city within a city. Besides rewarding investors and genuine buyers, the project also opened new avenues for employment in Lahore. With over 200,000 customers nationwide, Bahria Town enjoys the title of being the most extensive member base in Pakistan and the largest real estate developer in Asia. Their first ever project was launched in the late 90s, 1997 to be precise, in Rawalpindi as the only gated community in Pakistan at that time. Since Bahria Town, Rawalpindi was such a huge hit among both local and foreign investors, Malik Riaz launched a similar project in Lahore in the mid-2000s.
The unique feature of Bahria Town, Lahore is its Greco-Roman inspired architecture and infrastructural planning. The roads, green belts, and palm trees make you feel as if you are in Dubai, while the monuments and landmarks take you straight to Rome. The security of the project is undoubtedly the best considering how each street is patrolled by armed guards and 24x7 monitoring of the society from different angles via CCTV cameras. Also, one has to go through a couple of security checks before entering the gated-society.
Considering the number and scale of facilities, amenities, benefits, and security offered by Bahria Town, Lahore, it’s no surprise that the modern luxury villas and apartments in the project were sold like hotcakes and are still considered one of the safest and most bankable investments in the city. Since the residential community is mostly home to upper-middle and upper-class people, the society is regarded as one of the poshest areas in the city.
In comparison to other posh areas of Lahore, such as DHA, Bahria Town boasts an added advantage of being a gated community. Those who invested in the project in its initial stages bagged the properties at unbelievably low prices. By the time Bahria Town, Lahore, was completed, the prices of properties shot up more than 3x, translating into an unbelievable ROI for investors and buyers. Even today, properties in Bahria Town, Lahore, are highly in demand and considered a lucrative and sure-shot investment.
AT A GLANCE
- 24/7 supply of electricity
- Modern living
- Affordable residential options
- Safe investment opportunity
- One of the largest private-sector developments in Asia
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in Bahria Town Lahore
An added attraction in Bahria Town, Lahore, is the fact that the roads both inside and outside the community are smooth and wide. Residents of the society can enjoy a smooth drive while commuting to and from the society without encountering any bumps or potholes. While many residents have claimed that having a personal mode of conveyance has proved to be vital for them, the management of Bahria Town also provides public transport to residents. Buses of Lahore Transport Company (LTC) leave every half an hour from 6 am to 10:30 pm from Safar Villas roundabout to Thokar Niaz Baig.
Residents can also catch a bus from Canal Bank Road neighbouring Bahria Town or go to other sectors of the society since Bahria Town is home to quite a few bus stops at a walking distance of every 10 to 15 minutes. For instance, residents can catch a bus from Al-Falah Plaza Bus Stop on Central Boulevard W. Moreover, Overseas Enclave, Talwar Chowk Bus Station, Mor Chowk Bus Station, and Safari Villas Bus Stop are a few more bus stops situated in Sector B, Bahria Town, Lahore. These stops also feature wagons and other modes of public transport. Besides, app-based taxi services can also be readily used in Bahria Town, Lahor
Markets in Bahria Town Lahore
Bahria Town is a city in itself, so living here means never travelling far for grocery shopping. There are two famous markets in Gulmahar Block named Gardenia Market and Pakeeza Vegetable & Fruit Shop, where you can find various groceries, fresh vegetables, and fruits. Both of these markets are right next to each other, and about a 100 m walk away from Gardenia Park in Block C, Street No. 9. Another grocery store called Freshly is in Sector C on Bahria Town Main Boulevard, opposite Butt Biryani Lahore. Freshly is like a local Seven Eleven store and features snacks, bakery items, frozen food, juices, dairy products, and stuff for personal hygiene. The chain of Freshly stores is owned and managed by Metro Cash and Carry. You can also find an excellent variety of sauces at the store.
Similarly, all other blocks have at least one market for residents to run their daily errands comfortably at a walking distance. To cite a few examples, residents of Jasmine Block can shop at Easy Mart. The store boasts positive user reviews on Google Maps. The store can be walked to in 4 minutes from Talwar Chowk.
Then, Safari Block is home to Golden Green Valley on Eastern Avenue, adjacent to Bahria Town Outdoor Sports Area. Here you can find home groceries, book shops, sports shops, home interior, and exterior decorative items and gift items. However, Sector-A, Bahria Town, Lahore does not have any stores since it is a purely residential area without the provision of commercial properties in it. It is ideal for people who like to live in a quiet, peaceful environment with minimal traffic. The nearest market from Sector A is Jalal Sons on Canal Bank Road, about 270 m from Bahria Town Police Station. Besides regular groceries, Jalal Sons has an in-house bakery serving fresh batches of cakes, savouries, and snacks.
Next, you can spot Mart One on Surahi Chowk while driving from Sector A to Sector D. The mart is good for purchasing general groceries and household items.
Moving on to Tulip Block in Sector C, you can shop for groceries, cosmetics, and accessories at The Great Mall, reachable in a 3-minute walk from Bahria Country Club. Other markets in Sector C, Bahria Town, Lahore include Pick N Pay Mart on Street No. 3, Grocery Mart next to Scribble (Stationery & Beyond), and Galaxy Mart on the ground floor of Jasmine Commercial. All of these are sited in the commercial zone of Sector C.
Sector E is home to two markets in Sheikh Kot. These are named Lasani Mart and Sweet Baker and Al Madinah Market. Moreover, Bahria Mart is under construction on Azam Bhatti Avenue in Violet Block, merely a minute away from Bilawal House. Apart from the ones discussed above, there are numerous other markets in Bahria Town, Lahore, scattered in different blocks. Some of those are:
- Ahmed Mart in Sector C, about a 2-minute drive from Surahi Chowk
- Iqra Mobiles And Computers DK in Darweash Kot in Sector F, just 450 m away from Bahria Food Court
- 7 Eleven Mart on Eiffel Tower Road in Violet Block, hardly 100 m away from Virk Heights
- Wasim Ashraf Home Improvement Store on Plot no. 228, Jinnah Block, just a minute’s drive away from Rafi Mosque in Azalea Block
- MashaAllah Mobile and Stationery Shop in House No. 258 in Janiper Block, Sector C, a minute away from Janiper Block Park
- Al-Falah Superstore on Plot No. 306, AA Block, Sector D, 400 m away from the A-level campus of Beaconhouse
- Victoria Departmental Store on Plot No. 18 & 19 B on Service Road in the commercial area of Sector C
- Maria's Furniture Store on Plot No. 461, Street No. 19, Jasmine Block, Sector C
- Multimart Grocery Store on Maj. Aziz Bhatti Avenue in Umer Block, Sector B, 750 m away from the grid station
Mosques and Churches in Bahria Town Lahore
There are several mosques in Bahria Town, open to residents and non-residents alike. The developer has made sure that every sector and block has a dedicated mosque. The mosques are specially designed and pinned to make it convenient for residents to offer their prayers. For instance, Juniper Block features Grand Jamia Masjid, while Safari Block features Qurtaba Mosque, and Alfalah Masjid is in Overseas Enclave. Moreover, Abu Bakr Siddiqui Mosque is in Umer Block.
The architecture of the Grand Jamia Mosque on the main boulevard in Sector C, opposite Bahria Town Country Club, is inspired by Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Dubai. The mosque is adorned with multiple domes and ample space in the centre. The noticeable difference between the two is probably the colour since Sheikh Zayed Mosque dons a pearl white appearance, while the Grand Jamia Mosque is made of red bricks. Also, the centre space in Sheikh Zayed Mosque is made of high-quality marble. In contrast, the same area in Grand Jamia Mosque is occupied by a grass lawn with a fountain in the centre, adding to its aesthetic beauty.
The Grand Jamia Mosque is big enough to host 70,000 worshipers, earning the title of being the third largest mosque in Pakistan and the seventh-largest in the world. Unlike a majority of mosques in Pakistan, the Grand Jamia Mosque of Bahria Town has a separate praying area for women.
Some more mosques in Bahria Town, Lahore include:
- Abu Zar Ghafari Masjid, a minute from Bahria Food Court
- Rafi Masjid in Azalea Block, 2 minutes away from Al Fatah Store
- Al Muntaha Islamic Centre in Lavandus Block, 210 m from Clock Tower
- Talha Block Mosque is a km away from Main Park, Overseas Block B Extension
- The masjid on Street 6 in Sector C, Nargis Block, a minute away from Nargis Block Park
- Jamiah Gousia Masjid in Bhalaigil, 3 minutes’ drive away from Bahria Town Lahore Security Office
- Masjid o Imam Bargah Jageer Shahzada Ali Akbar in Nargis Block, Sector C, a minute’s drive away from Bahria Town Lahore Security Office
- Umer Block Mosque in Umer Block, Sector C, 50 metre away from the graveyard
- Sarwar Mosque in CC-Block, Sector D, near McDonald’s
- Nishat Zahir Mosque on Rose Road in Janiper Block, Sector C, 500 m away from Beaconhouse Bahria Town Campus
- Ghouri Block Mosque in Sector B, 2 minutes’ drive away from Bahria International Hospital
There is also a church in the gated community. The church is called Jesus Saves and is situated on Plot No. 226-B in Tulip Extension Block, Sector C.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in Bahria Town Lahore
Similar to other facilities, schools in Bahria Town, too, are par excellence. To begin with, Bahria Town preschool, school, and college are functional in the society. There are two Bahria Town campuses in Janiper Block, one in Overseas Enclave, while the college is in Sector A. We have compiled a list of schools with their addresses and distance measured from the nearest landmark, so you can quickly locate your preferred school in Bahria Town easily:
- The Bahria Town Campus of Beaconhouse is 400 m from Janiper Block Park, Janiper Block
- Bahria Boys School on Street 16 on Sector F Road is 350 m from Janiper Block Park, Janiper Block
- Bahria Town School is a 2-minute drive away from Grand Jamia Mosque, Janiper Block
- Bahria Town School & College in Sector-F is a 2-minute drive away from Raiha Cine Gold Plex
- Mazen Schools in Sheikh Kot is 850 m away from Eiffel Tower replica
- The City School Bahria Town Branch is in Sector D, at a distance of 900 m from Super Shrine, Overseas Enclave
- Roots Grammar School is 500 m away from Mart One on Surahi Chowk, Overseas Enclave
- The Nexus School for Special Students is in AA-Block, a minute’s drive from Awais Qarni Park, Overseas Enclave
- Beaconhouse Bahria Town Campus - A Level is in AA-Block and is 1 km away from Bahria Cricket Ground Academy
- American Lycetuff Bahria Campus is in the Commercial Market, AA Block
- Unique High School For Girls in Superior Services Housing Society is a minute’s drive away from Masjid-e-Tariq
- Allied School in Superior Services Housing Society is a minute’s drive from Canal Grand Marquee
- Onerio School on Technocrat Ave, Canal Gardens is 2 minutes way
Each of these schools has unique attributes, especially Bahria Town School & College, the Beaconhouse School System, and The City School. All these are among the best O’levels schools in Lahore.
Bahria Town School has four campuses; Sector A is a preschool, Sector B is an all-girls campus, whereas Sector C is boys-only, and the fourth is Orchard Campus. Each of these campuses boasts modern architecture with air-conditioned classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, and qualified educators, making Bahria Town School & College an excellent place for learning. The school offers a significant number of other facilities such as science labs, food, and nutrition labs, robotics labs, a swimming pool, a sports ground, carpentry workshops, electricity workshops, auto workshops, and a spacious auditorium.
Considering how far Bahria Town is from the central city, residents might find it difficult to travel to colleges and universities in the city. To overcome this issue, the developer has incorporated the provision of academic institutions for higher education within the community. Below is a list of colleges and universities in Bahria Town that will make it easier for students to get professional education:
- KIPS College on Canal Bank Road in Block A of PAEC Foundation Housing Project is a 2-minute drive away from Crystal Mart
- Cadet College is on Multan Road, Maraka Village, right opposite to Bahria Town and a minute away from Berger Factory
- Punjab College in Bahria Town is on Ace Indigo Road in Maraka Village, a km away from Block A
- Bahria Town College for Girls on Bei jing Blvd in Sector A is 2 minutes’ drive away from Canal View Residency
- Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College on 80' Blvd in Tulip Block, Sector C is a 2-minute drive away from Commercial Zone, Sector C
- Beaconhouse National University Tarogil Campus is 13 km away in Thokar Niazbeg, Raiwind Road
- LIGS University Hawaii USA (Pakistan Chapter) is in Umer Block in Sector B, merely a 3-minute drive away from Usman Block
Coming to the details about these institutions, Knowledge Inn Preparatory School, aka KIPS Education System, operates over 150 campuses across Pakistan. Students usually opt for KIPS to prepare for entry tests for the top universities in Lahore and abroad. You can even enroll for CSS and PMS preparation at KIPS.
Cadet College Lahore each year gives Pakistan Armed Forces new disciplined officers. At the same time, Punjab College offers various programmes such as FA, FA General Science, FSc Pre-engineering, FSc Pre-medical, I.C.S, and I.Com. A few bachelors programmes offered here include bachelors in arts, bachelors in commerce, and bachelors in science.
Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College is a private medical college established in 2008 in Bahria Town. Whether you want to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, or pharmaceutics, Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College has dedicated departments to help you achieve your goals.
Beaconhouse National University is a private liberal arts university located on Raiwind Road in Bahria Town. The university is preferred by people looking to complete their bachelors and masters in visual design and arts, mass communication, liberal arts, psychology, computer information technology, and architecture.
LIGS University is an international university having a campus in Pakistan in Bahria Town. Students can obtain an internationally recognised degree by completing a programme at LIGS.
Banks in Bahria Town Lahore
Banking facilities, too, in Bahria Town, Lahore, are top-notch. You will find a branch of nearly every bank in Bahria Town. This is an excellent perk for residents as withdrawing cash from ATMs late at night or having to deposit some money at banks can be quite risky at times. Since Bahria offers security at all times of the day, it becomes safer for residents to withdraw and deposit cash with complete peace of mind.
Having said that, a majority of banks are situated in Sector C, Bahria Town, within a km away from Bahria Town Main Boulevard. These include Bank Al Habib, NBP Aitemad, National Bank of Pakistan, Bank Islami, Habib Bank Limited, Meezan Bank, Al Baraka Bank, Bank Alfalah, JS Bank, Silk Bank, Muslim Commercial Bank Limited, Summit Bank, Faysal Bank, The Bank of Punjab, and Allied Bank.
Other than these, you can find a branch of Allied Bank in Block D, Bahria Town, about 550 m away from Block DD Park, and United Bank Limited in Shaheen Block, Sector B, a minute away from Chughtai Lab.
Bahria Town has a dedicated power grid, ensuring that the society remains load-shedding free. Siemens has installed and commissioned the grid station with the capacity to produce 78 MWA with 132 KV transmission lines for Bahria Town. This is one of the most exciting factors that makes people want to invest in a property in Bahria Town, Lahore.
Clinics and Hospitals in Bahria Town Lahore
Having adequate healthcare facilities in the vicinity is ideal for residents. This is the reason why every neighbourhood in Bahria is planned with at least one healthcare facility. However, when taking big residential projects like Bahria Town, it won’t be surprising to expect quite a few clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies within and nearby. Let’s have a look at a couple of pharmacies where you can go to buy healthcare supplies and medicines, be it over the counter or prescriptions.
Servaid Pharmacy is located in the commercial area, Sector C, on the Main Boulevard, opposite Victoria Departmental Store, Hi-Care Pharmacy & Clinic Overseas Enclave is in Sector B, a 3-minute drive away from Awais Qarni Park, while Green Plus pharmacy is right across Victoria Mall, 300 m away from DD Block Park.
As many of you already know, cupping has been in practice since ancient times, and people suffering from stiff muscles, neck and back pains, high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, and migraines have benefitted from this technique. As for Bahria Town, residents can go to Al-Madina Hijama Center in MashaAllah Center, 213-A, Commercial Area of Sector C, Chambelli Block, or to Naveed Medical and Cupping Clinic in the same area, about a minute away from Fri-Chicks Restaurant.
Moreover, Bahria Town also has a couple of dental clinics located within. For instance, Rainbow Clinic is located in the commercial area of Sector C in Shireen Centre at a 3-minute drive from Tulip Extension. At the same time, Dr Raza has a dental clinic in Lavandus Block, 3 minutes’ drive from Azalea Block. Further, Smile Experts Dental Clinic is in Gulbahar Block, a minute away from Talwar Chowk Bus Station, Family Dental Centre is in Commercial Complex, Executive Lodges, Overseas Enclave Sector B, at a 5-minute drive from Al Falah Bus Stop, and Punjab Dental Clinic is on Canal Bank Road in Executive Lodges, Sector B, a minute away from Bahria Town Police Station.
Other general healthcare clinics in Bahria Town include:
- Rehan Eye Care Clinic on Talwar Chowk, Janiper Block, Sector C
- Dermesthetic Electrical Engineering in Scholars Loop, Umer Block, Sector B
- Sufia Clinic in Nargis Block, Sector C
- Doctor's Polyclinic near PSO Pump on Canal Bank Road, Executive Lodges, Sector B
As for hospitals, there are two operational in Bahria Town, Lahore. One is Life Care Hospital in AA Block, Sector D, at a 2-minute drive from AL Falah Bus Stop, while the other is the famous Bahria International Hospital in Takbeer Block, Sector B, at a 3-minute drive from Safari Villas Bus Stop. Bahria International Hospital was established in 2005 and has since treated thousands of patients.
Bahria Town, Lahore, also hasn’t forgotten about the wellbeing of animals. If you own a pet and are looking for a vet nearby, then you can go to K & I Animal Hospital in Sector D, 800 m away from Bahria Cricket Ground & Academy.
PROPERTIES IN BAHRIA TOWN LAHORE
Sale Price Trends in Bahria Town Lahore
Bahria Town is a safe investment opportunity that is sure to give lucrative returns in both the short and long term. Since the gated community of Bahria Town is adequately planned and developed with all the essential amenities, including wide streets, proper division of plots, and allotment of commercial and residential areas, it is always high in demand and thought to be a safe and bankable investment.
Houses for Sale in Bahria Town Lahore
A 5 marla house in Bahria Town, Lahore, can be bought for PKR 69 lakh to 1.55 crore. Prices shoot up to over a crore for 5 marla houses in popular sectors such as Sector D. Besides, the average price of 10 marla houses in Bahria Town starts at PKR 89 lakh and easily touches a high of PKR 3.5 crore in trending sectors such as Sector C. However, the 1 kanal houses in Bahria Town, Lahore, are the most expensive ones, starting from PKR 1.5 crore and going up to PKR 7 crore.
Plots for Sale in Bahria Town Lahore
The average price of 5 marla plots in Bahria Town revolves around PKR 16 lakh to PKR 85 lakh. However, the price of 10 marla plots is slightly more, ranging between PKR 35 lakh to PKR 1.4 crore. Moreover, the sale price for 1 kanal plots in Bahria Town, Lahore, is the highest, between PKR 55 lakh to over PKR 2.7 crore.
Flats for Sale in Bahria Town Lahore
A 1-bed apartment in Bahria Town, Lahore, can be bought for PKR 10 lakh to PKR 95 lakh, whereas the price of a 2-bed apartment ranges between PKR 32 lakh to PKR 1.13 crore. However, the maximum price can go as high as PKR 1.2 crore for a 3-bed flat in Bahria Town.
Rent Price Trends in Bahria Town Lahore
Bahria Town, Lahore, has been popular with renters for both residential and commercial purposes. Since the community boasts all the fundamental facilities, including shopping malls, grocery stores, gyms, parks, hospitals, clubs, and restaurants, people prefer renting a home in Bahria Town to enjoy a higher standard of life and a better and more secure lifestyle.
Houses for Rent in Bahria Town Lahore
A 5 marla house in Bahria Town, Lahore, can be rented monthly for PKR 20 thousand to PKR 85 thousand. The average monthly rent for 10 marla houses in Bahria Town starts at PKR 29 thousand, going as high as PKR 1.75 lakh per month. However, the per-month rent of 1 kanal houses in Bahria Town, Lahore, starts at PKR 1 lakh, going up to PKR 3 lakh per month.
Flats for Rent in Bahria Town Lahore
Renting a flat in Bahria Town is convenient because you can live in a 1-bed apartment by paying just PKR 10 thousand to PKR 60 thousand per month. The minimum monthly rental expense for a 2-bed apartment in Bahria Town is PKR 18 thousand, going up to PKR 65 thousand. A 3-bed flat in Bahria Town can be rented monthly for PKR 28 thousand, going up to PKR 70 thousand.
Bahria Town, Lahore, offers a variety of commercial properties, including offices, shops, and buildings of 0.5 marla to 5 marla. Al-Rehmat project (Old Ittefaq Foundry) is an international standard commercial zone that features 4-5 marla commercial plots for sale. The Sector C of Bahria Town is a commercial hub with 3 and 5 marla commercial plots that are adjacent to Safari Villas and Overseas Enclave. The commercial properties in Bahria Town, Lahore are available on both for sale and rent in the following blocks of Bahria Town:
- Bahria Town - Sector D
- Bahria Town - Sector B
- Bahria Town - Sector E
- Jasmine Mall
With its unmatched standard, exquisite architecture, and luxurious lifestyle, Bahria Town is poised to become the future commercial hub of Lahore. There has been a noticeable increase in the cost of commercial plots over the past few years as the price of a 5 marla commercial plot has increased by about 4.5% in 2017, and, as of December 2018, it costs PKR 57 lakh.
The amount required to buy a 5 marla commercial plot in Bahria Town starts at PKR 45 lakh, which can reach up to PKR 10 crore. On the other hand, the sale price of 10 marla commercial plots begins from as low as PKR 1.65 crore and going as high as PKR 17 crore. These high variations in the sale price trend depend upon the location, amenities, and easy access to nearby areas. The commercial plots of 1 kanal and 2 kanal are ideal for the construction of farmhouses, shopping plazas, shops, etc. The society also offers 5 marla, 8 marla, and 10 marla plots that are ideal and cost-effective for any commercial purpose.
Most Popular Sectors in Bahria Town Lahore
The residential properties for sale in Bahria Town, Lahore are divided into sectors and sub-divided into blocks. Each block is unique in its way. The properties in Sector A come in 5 and 10 marla and 1 kanal sizes with lush green gardens and underground cabling for electricity. For people who prefer living in homes next to the Grand Jamiah Mosque and Bahria Country Club, they can buy 5 and 10 marla and 1 kanal residential plots and 6 marla Bahria homes in Sector E. Awami Villas, however, are a low-cost quality housing scheme in Bahria Town, Lahore. Canal View Residency offers large plots with exotic tropical landscaping for Overseas Pakistanis, just like the Overseas Enclave that offers 5 marla, 10 marla, 1 kanal, and 2 kanal residential plots.
Executive Lodges is not only Bahria Town’s but also Pakistan’s first and only farmhouse style living powered with modern urban facilities. The properties in Safari Villas have a modern enclave community culture and features 5 and 10 marla houses near Bahria Safari Zoo and Safari Mall. Bahria Orchard follows a nature-based theme with a country-style yet modern community living with several 1 kanal houses. However, Bahria Educational & Medical City has 5 marla residential plots only. Ahram-e-Misr is a gated community, home to 2 kanal plots. The community is built following an Egyptian theme.
According to the buying trends of Bahria Town, Lahore, it can be seen that Sector C is the most popular when it comes to buying properties in the society, followed by Sector F and Sector E. Sector C, E, and F are the most sought-after localities for investing in commercial plots. These areas have multiple amenities, within and nearby, like mosques, a cricket stadium, food courts, schools, and many more. Moreover, different payment options are available for your convenience, and you can buy a plot file on cash or book a plot on monthly installments.
However, the rental trends in Bahria Town, Lahore are a little different. Sector C remains the most preferred choice amongst home renters, followed by Sector D, Sector B, Sector E, and Overseas Enclave.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in Bahria Town Lahore
The developer of Bahria Town understands and acknowledges the importance of shopping for residents. That is one reason why the project boasts at least six shopping malls to facilitate residents, especially in Blocks B and C. Jasmine Mall, Safari Mall, Salam Square, Scribble, and a kids store called Kids Camp are the highlights of Shaheen and Chambelli Block.
Jasmine Mall in Jasmine Block, Sector C, is merely 280 m from Talwar Chowk. The mall features a wide variety of apparel, accessories, shoes, and cosmetics. But you should know this is a small shopping arcade with no food court, cinema, and kids playing area. It boasts famous clothing brands such as Ideas by Gul Ahmed, Hang Ten, M&E Clothing | Mande Baby and Children Clothing, Levis, Sweet Sixteen, Baby Boomers, Minnie Minors, Urban Culture, Jockey, Rang Ja, and a makeup store called Makeup Factory.
Next, the commercial centre of Sector C is home to The Great Mall. You can find crockery, clothing, and household items, Shoe Arena and an outlet of ChenOne here. Kids Camp, a kids' clothing, toys, accessories, and gift shop, is situated in Safari Block in Sector B, about half a metre away from Bahria Town Outdoor Sports Area.
However, if you are running low on office supplies or need to purchase books, you can head straight to Scribble (Stationery & Beyond) in Chambeli Block, Sector C on 80 Boulevard, 26 m away from Black Snooker Club and Café. Salam Square is also located in the commercial sector in Sector C, at a distance of 120 m from Bahria Country Club.
Other malls near Bahria Town include the notorious Emporium Mall, which is merely a half an hour drive from Sector A, Bahria Town. Emporium Mall is located on Abdul Haque Road in Johar Town Phase 2 and features more than 200 brands, along with ample entertainment and a food court.
Restaurants and Bakeries in Bahria Town Lahore
People come from across the city to Bahria Town to enjoy the delicious meals served in the neighbourhood, especially desi food eateries such as Ayyan Tikka, which sits opposite to the main entrance of Bahria Town. Since Bahria Town is located on the highway, you get to access several roadside highway restaurants in Lahore such as Zakir Tikkah, Nadeem Tikkah, Sardar Fish Corner, Butt Karahi, Do Chai, and Tea Lights Cage, which are just 500 m from Main Bahria Town Gate on Canal Bank Road.
As for Bahria Town, Yasir Broast and Timmy’s Fast Food Restaurant are just a km away from SALT Academy in Executive Lodges, Sector B. Moreover, Café Grand, a 4-star restaurant in Bahria Grand Hotel & Resort, is also located in Executive Lodges of Sector B. People love this café for its amazing ambience. The outdoor sitting in the balcony of Café Grand is a great spot to enjoy conversation with your loved ones. The balcony faces the mini-golf ground, offering a scenic sight. A few items on the menu to look forward to are prawns, seafood chowder soup, hot and sour soup, gravy, and desserts.
Moving on to Overseas Enclave in Sector B, you have China Wok, which is merely a 100 m walk away from Bahria Complaint Office. It is one of the most visited restaurants in Bahria Town, Lahore, and the most running items on their menu are chicken chowmein, special chowmein, hot and sour soup, Manchurian, and black pepper chicken. Residents of Ghauri Block, Sector B, who are fans of sajji and bbq, can head to Madni Sajji & BBQ at a walking distance of 2 minutes from Ghauri Block Park.
Sector D is home to a popular café and snooker place, Boy's Den Snooker Lounge & Café, in the commercial market zone, at a walking distance of 3 minutes from DD Block Park. Pizza 2 Go, and Kitchen N Chef are located side by side in AA Block, Sector D, at a 3-minute drive from Bahria Cricket Ground and Academy. Top Shot Snooker & Café, near Surahi Chowk in Overseas A Sector D, is a 2-minute drive away from Hazrat Baba Wali Muhammad Shrine. Other eateries at a minute’s drive from Surahi Chowk include Lahori Khabay Family Restaurant and Bread & Bean Café in Sector D, and Hotspot Café in Sector B. McDonald’s and Ice Curl Ice cream Parlour has an outlet on Street 19 in Sector D, about a km away from Sarwar Mosque.
Some of the best restaurants in Bahria Town are situated in the commercial centre in Sector C, all reachable in more or less a 3-minute drive from Grand Jamia Mosque. The food street here features restaurants such as Crosta 11, Honey Bean Café, Khokha Restaurant (The Pizza Shop), Lazzat Hotels & Restaurants, Butt Biryani Lahore, Jammin Java Café, Fri-Chicks Bahria Lahore, Get’s Grill, Pizzeria Bahria Town, Ravi Restaurant, Max Fast Food, Pizza Junction, Flames Grill N Bar, and Gloria Jeans.
Sector B is equally famous for its food venues. The sector boasts Adil Bar B.Q & Sajji, Burger Fix, Bhatti Grill, Saleeha Babloo’s Tandoor, Chickuzin, and most importantly, KFC, which is a local favourite. KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, and Red Chilli branches are at a minute’s walk from Ladies Sports Complex in Safari Villas.
Then, you can enjoy scrumptious rolls from Karachi Hot N Spicy, gourmet variety of Naans at Saleeha Babloo’s Tandoor, juicy steaks at Kitchenette, and a smoking-friendly café called Hookah Pani in Shaheen Block, Sector B, about a km away from Safari Villas Bus Stop.
Next, a drive of 3 minutes from Bahria Outdoor Sports Area will take you to House of Burgers on Street No. 35, Forno Fresco (Fast Food), and Crisp & Buns on Major Aziz Bhatti Avenue in Umer Block, Sector B.
Just like the rest of Pakistan, Lahoris enjoy snacking on bakery items and appreciate the convenience of buying ready-made food items from nearby bakeries. Bahria Town, Lahore hosts many bakeries in the commercial area of Sector C, which is a km away from Grand Jamia Masjid. Some bakeries functional here include Bakers Ville, Cakes & Bakes, Choco Palace, Bundu Khan Bakers & Sweets, Gourmet Bakers & Sweets, Treschic Bakers & Sweets, and All About Cakes.
Moreover, there is another bakery in Block AA in Sector D called Bake Master’s, just 2 minutes’ drive away from Surahi Chowk.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Bahria Town, Lahore, has executed a well-planned society that’s rich with parks and recreational places. To cite a few examples, Bahria Grand Hotel and Resort in Executive Lodges, Sector B, Canal Bank Road, is about 4 km away from Main Bahria Town Gate. Bahria Grand is a 4-star hotel with polished rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, minibars, and rainfall showers in each room and plush furnishings like flat-screen TVs and high-speed WiFi connections available throughout the hotel. The hotel is 43 km away from Allama Iqbal International Airport, making it a perfect choice for frequent travelers to relax and enjoy complimentary airport shuttle service, 24-hour room service, mini-golf course, ballroom, valet parking minibars, and rainfall showers. Bahria Grand Hotel and Resort also features two restaurants and a café.
Similarly, Bahria Country Club in Sector C is just a minute’s drive away from Grand Jamia Mosque. The club is another world-class holiday destination with beautiful landscapes, modern fountains, and an 18-hole mini-golf course, along with a fine dining experience at Fairways Rendezvous. The Eiffel Tower replica on the main boulevard is another attraction here.
The society is also filled with parks and animal exhibits, especially the famous Safari Zoo in Safari Block in Sector B, 3 minutes’ drive away from Bahria International Hospital. Here, you can see and interact with exotic species such as deer, monkeys, albino kangaroos, tigers, ostriches, peacocks, goats, and many more.
Moreover, for every 100 houses in Bahria Town, there is a park to facilitate residents. The list of parks is long and includes Overseas B Triangle Park in Block B, 800 m away from Crystal Mart, while DD Block Park is 290 m away from Crystal Mart in Sector D.
Sector B is home to Ghouri Block Park on Eastern Blvd E, Ghori Block, Sector B, 500 m away from Ghauri Block Masjid. Moreover, Shaheen Block Park 1 in Shaheen Block is a km away from Bahria International Hospital, and Bahria Trafalgar Square in Safari Villas is at a drive of 3 minutes from Safari Villas Bus Stop.
Further, Takbeer Block Park on Plot 112 A in Takbeer Block is near the Children’s Park in Safari Block, at a distance of 200 m from Music Town. Also, Awais Qarni Park in Awais Qarni Block, Overseas Enclave, is at a walk of 7 minutes from Al Falah Plaza Bus Stop.
Similarly, Sector C hosts Sector C Park on Street No. 5, Jasmine Block, a 3-minute walk from Jasmine Mall, Tulip Block Park in the commercial area is just 8 minutes’ walk away from Bahria Country Club, Nargis Block Park is only 700 m away from Bahria Town Lahore Security Office. Janiper Block Park is 400 m away from the Beaconhouse campus.
Cinemas in Bahria Town Lahore
There are two state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas in Bahria Town. Cine Gold Cinema in Sector B is 3 minutes’ drive away from Bahria International Hospital. In comparison, Raiha Cine Gold Plex (Pakistan’s first 3D Gold Class Cinema) in Sector F is about 4 minutes’ drive away from Eiffel Tower replica. Both cinemas are open on all days of the week.
Raiha Cine Gold Plex claims to be Pakistan’s first luxury dine-in theatre. Here, you can enjoy the latest movies on a reclining chair with a wide range of delectable snacks served right to your seat. The Gold Restaurant located in Raiha Cine Gold Plex can satisfy your taste buds with a complete variety of continental dishes. It won’t be wrong to compare Raiha Cine Gold Plex with a cinema in a first-world country.
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in Bahria Town Lahore
Bahria Town has some of the best fitness centres in the entire city. Whether you are looking for a month-long gym membership or wish to join an aerobics class, or just want to relax in a sauna bath for some time — the fitness centres in Bahria Town have it all. The facilities are complete with massage chairs, physical therapy sessions, snack bars, lockers, shower cabins, and changing rooms.
The most famous fitness clubs in Bahria Town are Bahria Gold Gym and Spa located in Tulip Extension, Tulip Block in Sector C, merely a 2-minute walk from Bahria Country Club. Also, Life Fitness Gym in Takbeer Block in Sector B is 3 minutes’ walk away from Safari Villas Bus Stop.
The registration fee at The Life Fitness Gym is PKR 2,500 for both residents and non-residents. However, for students, the registration fee is reduced to PKR 1,000. There is no registration fee for Bahria Town employees. Once you are registered, residents would have to pay a monthly fee of PKR 3,000, whereas non-residents would be required to pay PKR 3,500, and students would have to pay PKR 2,500, while employees of Bahria Town employees are required to pay just PKR 1,000. The gym offers separate dedicated hours for women, from 7:30 am till 3:30 pm. The gym is open to all from 5:00 pm till 12:00 am.
The membership of Bahria Gold Spa and Fitness Club costs PKR 2,000. The membership covers five personal complimentary sessions, free general training sessions, and an exclusive 10 % off on Bahria Country Club restaurant. However, if you wish to use the gym or pool, you would have to pay an additional PKR 6,000, while if you want to use both facilities, you would have to pay PKR 8,000. You can also hire a personal trainer for 25 days for a daily session of 45 minutes for PKR 15,000. The timings for women at this gym start from 9 in the morning till 3 in the afternoon, whereas men can come to the gym from 3 pm till 9 pm, seven days a week.
Apart from these, there are several sports facilities and fitness centres in Bahria Town, such as:
- Ruby Gym for Ladies in House no. 505 on Street No. 13, Safari Villas, Safari Block is a 4-minute walk away from Safari Villas Park
- Ladies Sports Complex, Safari Villas in Takbeer Block, Sector B requires a minute’s walk to reach from Cine Gold Cinema
- Lionheart Fitness and MMZ on Maj. Aziz Bhatti Ave E, Safari Block, Sector B, is a km away from Bahria International Hospital
- Cuts Gym in Umer Block, Sector B, is a 2-minute drive away from Umer Mosque
- Martial Arts on Plot 135, Gulbahar Block, Sector C is 400 m away from Talwar Chowk
- Mashfitt on Main Blvd, Sector C Commercial Area, is 300 m away from Jasmine Mall
- Shape Up on Plot 170-B near Jasmine Mall in Commercial Area of Sector C is a 2-minute walk away from Victoria Departmental Store
- Platinum Gym & Fitness Club, Refuel Fitness, and Aesthetic Regime Fitness Center are all located in Chambelli Block, Sector C, at a walking distance of 5 minutes from Grand Jamia Mosque
- NH Fitness Club and Fitness Factory Gym are opposite Grand Bahria Mosque, next to Bahria Country Club in Tulip Extension, Tulip Block, Sector C
Salons and Spas in Bahria Town Lahore
If you like looking after yourself, then living in Bahria Town will provide you with a whole host of salons to choose from. The main commercial hub of Bahria Town Lahore is in Sector C. A majority of facilities including banks, markets, gyms, and beauty salons are situated here.
To begin with, Dolly Rockers Ladies Bar on Main Boulevard in Tulip Block is known for having a courteous and polite owner and exceptional beauty services. This salon can be walked to in 3 minutes from Bahria Country Club. This salon is a UK-based franchise and remains closed on Tuesdays.
Iram Beauty Salon is also located at a similar distance from Bahria Country Club and is managed by Iram, a makeup and hair artist.
Saeedas’s Bridal Lounge also has a branch in Bahria Town Lahore on Plot 218-A in Chambelli Block, a 3-minute walk away from Grand Mosque Fountain. Saeeda's Bridal Lounge started providing clients with professional makeup, hair, and skin-related services in 2016. The salon opens at 11 am and closes at 8 pm sharp.
Other salons located in the vicinity of Sector C commercial zone, reachable within a 3-minute drive from Talwar Chowk, include:
- Artise Salon on 203 Street A
- Prince & KK Hair Salon and Leisure Salon For Ladies in Jasmine Block
- NINA G - The Beauty Boutique on Plot 134-A
- SK Nail Art and Salon on Plot 131-B
- Masa Al Noor Salon And Spa in Gulmahar Block
- Nazi from Depilex and Sobia's Nail Studio
- Blazon’s Men Salon and Beauty Salon in Jasmine Block
- Fashion City Salon on the 2nd floor of Haram Heights
You can also reach Vanity Hair & Beauty Salon in Overseas Enclave in Sector B, merely 200 m from Talwar Chowk Bus Station and Coral Beauty Emporium in AA Block in Sector D, just a minute’s drive away from Bahria Cricket Ground and Academy.
Bahria Town, Lahore is not just about the aesthetics, architecture, and security, but is also about community living. The urban designers and recreation specialists working with Bahria Pvt. Ltd. have fostered a sense of community by having a dedicated department to organise events and gatherings on special occasions. Bahria Town does not let any festival go without empowering its residents to enjoy it to the fullest, be it with an amazing display of fireworks and sky lanterns or various festivals to celebrate independence, Eid, and the New Year. These events are open to the public, and people from across the city come to enjoy musical concerts, food, games, and the countdown to New Year as the sky lights up with fireworks.
Even though Bahria Town, Lahore, is self-sufficient in terms of amenities and recreational activities, it still enjoys nearness to a few famous landmarks in Lahore. For example, Lahore Wildlife Zoo is located towards its north-east, whereas Pakistan Medical Housing Society is on its east. Similarly, you can locate Sharif Medical City Hospital and Sharif Medical and Dental College on the southeast side of Bahria Town Lahore, while Sukh Chayn Park is towards the northwest and The Great Mall Canal Gardens is towards the north of the society.
Lahore Wildlife Zoo is an excellent place for animal lovers. If you have kids, you must take them to this zoo to help them get close to wildlife. Lions, tigers, peacocks, zebras, ostriches, macaws, deer, horses, and quails are some species present in the zoo. Also, a part of the zoo is dedicated to a kids’ playing area with slides and rides. Also, Sukh Chayn Park, located in Orchard Avenue, Block B, Sukh Chayn Gardens housing scheme, features an exotic collection of birds and the Mavi Mosque, commonly known as the Blue Mosque since it is inspired by Turkish architecture. The minaret is 130 feet high, and the mosque has a total of 49 tombs. The chandeliers and glasses in the mosques were imported from Turkey. The interior of the mosque was hand-painted by experts.
Sharif Medical and Dental College, established in 1997 on Sharif Medical City Road in Jati Umrah, is an excellent choice for students wanting to major in dentistry and medicine. The Great Mall in Canal Gardens, Block G, E Boulevard, is a marketplace offering affordable and quality products, particularly fruits and vegetables.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
It would not be wrong to call Bahria Town a city within Lahore. With the integration of schools, theme parks, community parks, hospitals, colleges, landscapes, malls, restaurants, and various retail centres, residents here enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. Bahria Town, Lahore is master-planned, and it has proven to be a winning combination with every facility within easy reach of residents. However, despite all the positive aspects of the society, it does have a few drawbacks. The main disadvantage is the traffic jam one has to face daily, especially in the evening, when residents are coming back from work. It can take 30 to 40 minutes just to get through the jam at the entrance and then drive to the blocks. The second con of living in Bahria is the commute to the central city, where the majority of the offices are located. The last con is probably the lack of fueling stations within Bahria Town Lahore, causing residents to travel outside the society to refuel their vehicles.
RESIDENT'S TAKE ON BAHRIA TOWN LAHORE
Two residents of Bahria Town Lahore had similar views and experiences of living in the area:
"Bahria Town is providing all the amenities which guarantee peace of mind. Water filtration plants, parks, zoo, canal, mosques, 24/7 security, schools, banks, restaurants, everything is there to ensure a quality lifestyle. The best part is their top-notch security which is a major relief knowing that my family resides in a secure community while I am away from home. They charged me a mandatory 25K while building the house for a security system. It has been installed at all exit points of the house, when I turn it on, if any of the exit points are accessed, the system triggers and the alarm in house rings and an alert pops up at Bahria's security centre. I have not experienced such high standards of security by any developer in Pakistan. A major con about living in Bahria is that the entrance from Canal Road creates a huge traffic jam during morning and evening office hours, school time, and Jumma prayer time. There is at least 30mins delay just to enter or leave Bahria Town during these times."
Importance of Bahria Town Lahore from major locations nearby
- Lahore Zoo is 31.7 km away via Canal Road and Mohlanwal Road
- Allama Iqbal International Airport is 43 km away via Lahore Ring Road
- Lahore Railway Station is 33.8 km away via Canal Road and Mohlanwal Road
- Thokar Niaz Beg is 15.2 km away via Mohlanwal Road