ABOUT SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Ichra Housing Society is one of the oldest and most famous housing societies in Lahore. The housing society comprises many small colonies, including Shershah Colony. Located on Ferozepur Road, the colony is well-connected to all parts of the city due to its ideal location. Other famous roads such as Canal Road, Mall Road, and Jail Road are reachable in 8 to 10 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra.
Another feature that lends more value to the colony is the presence of several successful and popular housing societies in the neighbourhood, such as Shadman 1, Samanabad, Muslim Town, Gulberg, and Mozang Chungi. Ichra is famous for being home to bazaars and commercial markets as well as being comfortably nestled at the centre of and surrounded by almost every necessary facility imaginable.
AT A GLANCE
- 60-feet wide main roads
- 20 to 40-feet wide internal roads
- Community mosques and parks
- Sports complex
- Access to educational institutions
- Supply of water, gas, and electricity
- Fully developed locality
- Excellent infrastructure
- Commercial markets
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
A well-developed transport system is the bloodline of a city that keeps all the societies and localities functional and connected. Hence, it is fortunate that residents of Shershah Colony, Ichra enjoy ready access to some of the most significant arteries in Lahore. These popular routes ensure that the residents of Shershah Colony, Ichra can easily travel to and from the colony and across Lahore.
One of the most hyped transportation projects in Lahore is Metrobus, which is catering to thousands of passengers daily. As per the website of Punjab Mass Transit Authority, the transport system is safe, efficient, and comfortable and has successfully reduced traffic congestion in Lahore. Metrobus system features 27 stations and 64 air-conditioned buses. The nearest Metrobus Stations are located 4 to 9 minutes’ drive away on Ferozepur Road and include:
- Canal Metrobus Station
- Ichra Metrobus Station
- Shama Metrobus Station
- Qartaba Chowk Metrobus Station
Another popular public transport project in Lahore is the Orange Line Metro Train System. The project stretches over 27.1 km and comprises 26 stations with the capacity to accommodate 245,000 passengers per day. The nearest Metro Train Stations from Shershah Colony, Ichra are Anarkali Station and Lakshmi Chowk Station, requiring 14 to 17 minutes’ drive to reach.
For public buses, the nearest bus station is Ichra Bus Stop, which is just 5 minutes away on foot. Other options include Shadman Chowk Bus Stop (reachable in 7 minutes’ drive) and Mozang Chungi Bus Stop (9 minutes’ drive away).
Two eminent bus terminals in the city are Jinnah Terminal, located in Gopi Rai and Thokar Bus Terminal, sited in Irrigation Colony. Both terminals are accessible in 22 to 23 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Thokar Bus Terminal boasts a fleet of buses for Daewoo Express, while Jinnah Terminal is home to Faisal Movers. Both bus companies are famous for reliable and offer excellent services.
Moreover, residents of Shershah Colony, Ichra, can comfortably reach Allama Iqbal International Airport for domestic and international travel. It takes a drive of around half an hour to arrive at the airport from Shershah Colony, Ichra.
For economical intercity travels, residents of Shershah Colony can reach Lahore Railway Station in 18 minutes’ drive. Located in Iqbal Colony, the station sees many trains that leave at various times from morning to night. The fare varies between 400 rupees to 5,000 rupees depending on the train, class, and the facilities available.
Finally, residents of Shershah Colony can also avail traditional rickshaws and app-based cab services to commute to and from other parts of the city.
Markets in and near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Ichra is home to several markets that are 8 to 10 minutes' drive away from Shershah Colony, such as:
- Ichra Cloth Market
- Ichra Furniture Market
- Ichra Bazaar
- Ichra Gold Market
Shershah Colony, Ichra is located in the commercial hub of the city, and since such is the case, the colony neighbours several popular supermarkets of Lahore. One of the most renowned names with a large chain of supermarkets is Al-Fatah. Pinned in Shadman 1, the supermarket is reachable in 6 minutes’ drive. Al-Fatah features all kinds of products, including household essentials, sports gear, electronics, cosmetics, and groceries.
The next big name near Shershah Colony, Ichra, is Esajee's. Situated on Mian Mehmood Ali Kasoori Road, Gulberg III, the supermarket is reached in 14 minutes’ drive. As per the official website, Esajee’s boasts the world’s finest products for a large variety, such as “a huge array of rich chocolates, coffees, ice creams, cheeses and artistic blend of herbs and spices”.
Besides, Metro Cash & Carry is located on Model Town Link Road, reachable in a drive of 16 minutes from Shershah Colony, Ichra. The supermarket has a global reach with more than 750 stores and an efficient online system. Metro Cash & Carry is a one-stop market for everything that you may need from grocery and bakery products to electronics and home appliances.
Then, Green Valley, located in the Mall of Lahore, is a high-end superstore situated at a distance of 22 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Spread into aisles, the superstore features a section for everything, such as imported groceries, bakery, sweets, home appliances, and cosmetics. According to the official website, Green Valley provides a large variety of the highest quality goods at the best prices.
Fortunately, there are also some reliable and famous pharmacies near Shershah Colony, Ichra. Servaid Pharmacy, located on Ferozepur Road, is 8 minutes’ drive away, while Mahmood Pharmacy, sited on Jail Road, can be driven to in 10 minutes.
Shershah Colony, Ichra, also has the distinct advantage of being near some of the most popular street markets of Lahore, such as Liberty Market, Anarkali Bazaar, and Urdu Bazaar. Liberty Market is present on Noor Jehan Road and can be reached in 11 minutes’ drive. The market boasts popular outlets of everything, including clothes, shoes, and jewellery as well as stores for local goods. You can also relax by having lunch or dinner at the many eateries delighting people in Liberty Market.
As for Anarkali Bazaar, it is situated on McLeod Road and can be reached in 17 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. The market is divided into the old and new zones and features shops selling everything from clothes, handicrafts, footwear, jewellery, and food stalls. Dating back 200 years, Anarkali Bazaar is one of the oldest street markets in Lahore.
Finally, Lahore is fortunate to boast one of the oldest, largest, and most famous book markets in Pakistan, Urdu Bazaar. Located near Anarkali Bazaar, residents of Shershah Colony, Ichra can arrive at the market in only 18 minutes’ drive. Urdu Bazaar is home to a large variety of books at the most reasonable prices.
Mosques in and near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
There are many mosques near Shershah Colony, Ichra that can be availed for everyday prayers, including:
- Shama Masjid, located in Shadman 1 is reachable in 8 minutes’ drive.
- Jamia Masjid Al-Firdous is a one-minute drive away.
- Jamia Masjid Bilal, sited in Mozang Chungi, is approachable in 12 minutes’ drive.
- Race Course Ground Masjid is situated 13 minutes’ drive away.
Better yet, two historical mosques, Dai Anga Masjid and Shab Bhar Masjid, are also found quite close to Shershah Colony. Located in Swami Nagar, Dai Anga Masjid is reachable in 18 minutes’ drive, while Shab Bhar Masjid, situated in Gawalmandi is approachable in 23 minutes’ drive. Dai Anga mosque is beautified with fresco work, calligraphy, and Kashi Kari tile work, whereas Shab Bhar Masjid is small but features beautiful floral work.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Academic institutions such as schools, colleges, and universities near a residence add immense value to the property. Luckily, there are many excellent schools near Shershah Colony, Ichra, such as The City School, the Beaconhouse School System, Lahore Grammar School (LGS), Lahore American School, National Grammar School, and Convent of Jesus and Mary.
To begin with, The City School, located in Shadman Town, is 6 minutes’ drive away. The school is one of the largest private schools that has campuses all across the country. As per the official website, The City School tends to meet the growing demands for quality education while providing education from playgroup to A’ Levels.
Next, the Beaconhouse School System is one of the few academic institutions to boast a global network combined with an experience of 44 years. You can find the closest branch in Garden Town, which is 13 minutes’ drive away. The school system offers classes from playgroup to A’ Levels while aiming for quality education of an international standard.
Besides, the Beaconhouse School System boasts several franchises such as Les Anges Montessori Academy and The Educators. Les Anges Montessori Academy, located on Zahoor Elahi Road, is reachable in 8 minutes’ drive while The Educators, situated in Shadman 2, is approachable in 5 minutes’ drive.
Lahore Grammar School (LGS) has a reputation in Pakistan with many branches in Lahore. Located in Shah Jamal Colony, you can arrive at the campus in a 6-minute drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Affiliated with the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE), LGS offers quality education for O’ and A’ Levels as per the official website.
Moving on, Lahore American School offers education for early childhood groups, elementary school, middle school, and high school. Located on Canal Road, the school is approachable in 13 minutes’ drive. Based on US’ educational programme, Lahore American School offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses for high school students.
National Grammar School, situated in Gulberg III, is accessible in 12 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony of Ichra. The school is one of the top schools in Lahore and boasts a diverse and well-structured programme as per the official website of National Grammar School. Affiliated with the CIAE board of examinations, the school offers education from preschool to senior school (O’ and A’ Levels).
Finally, the Convent of Jesus and Mary (CJM), situated on Durand Road, is one of the best Convent schools in the neighbourhood. It will only take a drive of 15 minutes to reach Convent of Jesus and Mary. The school prepares students for O’ Level examinations while ensuring personal and social growth.
Lahore is also home to a plethora of colleges and universities such as Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC), which is at a drive of 5 minutes from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Situated in Fazlia Colony, the college boasts campuses in more than 200 cities of Pakistan. According to the official website of PGC, “After a continuous struggle of 33 years, the Group has grown into the largest educational network in Pakistan providing top-quality education from Playgroup to Ph.D.".
Aitchison College, located on Mall Road, is a prestigious school that dates back to the British era. Just 13 minutes’ drive away, the college claims to offer quality education along with providing extra-curricular activities for the personal development of students. Offering education from preschool to senior school, students here have the choice to opt for intermediate or Cambridge examinations. Aitchison College is an academic institution for boys, which is visited by Oxford University graduates as per the official website.
Next, Aspire Group of Colleges is another reputed name in Punjab with the closest campus situated in Gulberg III. The college is accessible in 12 minutes’ drive and boasts academic programmes for intermediate, bachelors, and masters. The college provides quality education to students and prepares them for the practical life of work and leadership.
Established during the subcontinent era, the University of Punjab has an experience of 133 years. The main campus of the university is located in Khayaban-e-Jamia and is approachable in 11 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. According to the official website of the university, it provides quality education for multiple academic programmes such as undergraduate, masters, Ph.D., and diploma. Prospective students would be glad to know that the university offers a high number of scholarship programmes.
King Edward Medical University, located near Anarkali Bazaar, is another British-era university in Lahore. Accessible in 18 minutes' drive, the university offers MBBS programmes for undergraduates and postgraduates.
Finally, some of the best universities for women in the city are Lahore College for Women University, Government Apwa College for Women and Kinnaird College, and Queen Mary College. Queen Mary College, sited on Durand Road, is at a drive of 15 minutes while the rest of the universities are located on Jail Road and are accessible in 9 minutes’ drive.
- Queen Mary College is one of the few academic institutions in Pakistan to offer education from grade one to postgraduate level in several disciplines such as economics and statistics.
- Lahore College for Women University offers education for bachelors in engineering, technology, arts, and social sciences.
- Government Apwa College for Women boasts intermediate classes for commerce, arts, and science.
- Academics at Kinnaird College comprise intermediate, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide range of disciplines, including medical, engineering, humanities, commerce, linguistics, and mathematics.
Banks in and near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Ichra is a well-developed and modern society, home to a large number of banks such as United Bank Limited, Sindh Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Faysal Bank Limited, and JS Bank. The banks are reachable in a drive of 4 to 9 minutes. Also, the ATMs of Bank Alfalah, Sindh Bank and MCB can be found within walking distance of 4 minutes.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Residents of Shershah Colony, Ichra, fortunately, have many famous clinics and hospitals nearby. You can find everything here from small clinics and rehabilitation centres to general hospitals.
If you want to visit an eye specialist, then two big names in the vicinity of Shershah Colony are National Eye Centre and The Eye Associates. Located on Sanda Road, National Eye Centre is 16 minutes’ drive away, while The Eye Associates, sited in Gulberg V, is reachable in 11 minutes’ drive. According to the official website of the National Eye Centre, the hospital boasts experienced eye surgeons and the latest equipment to offer quality care to its patients. As for The Eye Associates, it is home to qualified doctors that treat eye diseases and perform surgeries (as per the official website).
There are a plethora of clinics for dentistry, but the closest is Aamir's Dental Surgery in Shah Jamal Colony (5 minutes’ drive) and Dental Professionals in Gulberg III (8 minutes’ drive). According to the official website of Dental Professionals, “All dentists are American-British trained, licensed and equipped with extensive dental knowledge and valuable experience”. Dental Professionals boasts an array of services, including tooth fillings, teeth whitening, and dental implants.
For skin and hair problems, you can visit Cosmetique in Gulberg, located on Zafar Ali Road. The clinic is reachable in a 13-minute drive and claims to provide some of the best healthcare facilities in Pakistan and boasts highly qualified dermatologists. The hospital offers many healthcare services such as laser treatments, skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, and hair transplantation.
If you are worried about your pet, then Pets Care Hospital is the most renowned name in Lahore. Located in Phase 2, Johar Town, the hospital is reachable in 19 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. The hospital offers several services such as surgery, pet grooming, dog training, ultrasounds, and lab test facility. Pets Care Hospital claims, “With an amazing team of friendly and experienced staff, we offer the best accommodation around for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and small animals”.
Speaking of general hospitals, some famous names in the neighbourhood are Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH), Services Hospital, Ammar Medical Complex, and Surgimed Hospital. Situated on Shadman Road, Fatima Memorial Hospital can be reached in a drive of 7 minutes. FMH is a teaching hospital that boasts a facility of 470 beds. As per the official website, FMH provides quality healthcare services for the surgical facility, clinical services, dentistry, and maternal & child healthcare.
Services Hospital and Ammar Medical Complex, located on Jail Road, are reachable in 10 minutes’ drive. Services Hospital is a teaching hospital that boasts a strength of 1,096 beds while Ammar Medical Complex is a multi-speciality hospital. As per the website of Ammar Medical Complex, “The facility was extremely fortunate in terms of being able to form a team of consultants who were highly qualified and vastly experienced”.
Finally, Surgimed Hospital situated on Zafar Ali Road, Gulberg V, is at a drive of 12 minutes from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Comprising 114 beds, the hospital features leading consultants as per the official website.
If you are looking for a rehabilitation centre near Shershah Colony, Ichra then these are some of the best options:
- Willing Ways, located on Jail Road, is 10 minutes’ drive away. Willing Ways offers treatment facilities for many drug addictions including alcohol. The rehabilitation centre also offers a large variety of counselling sessions such as core counselling, supportive counselling, personal counselling, and situational counselling.
- Bridge Rehab, situated in Muslim Town, features treatment facilities for many addictions and mental illnesses. At a drive of 13 minutes, the rehab centre offers 24-hour services, emergency departments, ambulance facilities, and weekly family sessions.
- Fountain House, situated on Lower Mall, Islampura, is one of the most famous rehabilitation centres in Lahore, which has managed to help more than 8,000 patients. It will take a drive of 16 minutes to reach the centre from Shershah Colony, Ichra, and avail treatment facilities for mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
PROPERTIES IN SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Sales Price Trends in SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Shershah Colony, Ichra, is a modern housing society. Properties up for sale on rent in the community are always in demand and command a high value. If you are thinking about investing or buying a property in Ichra then it is best to know the sales price trends. Please keep in mind that the prices are subject to change with the demand and economic conditions of the country.
Houses for Sale in SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
There are several houses of different sizes available for sale in Shershah Colony, Ichra, for a minimum of PKR 35 lakh to a maximum of PKR 2.55 crore.
Plots for Sale in SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Prospective investors would be glad to know that there are quite a few plots available for sale in various sizes. The 5 marla plots can cost around PKR 12.5 lakh to PKR 3.25 crore. The difference in price is based on the location, development work, and nearby amenities. The Plot Finder feature on Zameen.com can provide you more detailed information about the location of plots in Shershah Colony and the amenities that come with them.
Flats for Sale in SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Prospective buyers would be glad to know that 2-bedroom apartments are available for sale in Shershah Colony for around PKR 28 lakh.
Rent Price Trends in SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Discussed below are the rent price trends in Shershah Colony, Ichra for houses and flats in the housing society.
Houses for Rent in SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
If you are looking for houses to rent in Shershah Colony, Ichra, then you will get 7 marla houses on rent for a monthly sum of PKR 60 thousand.
Flats for Rent in SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Shershah Colony, Ichra, is home to 2-bedroom apartments that can be rented for PKR 25 thousand per month.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Residents of Shershah Colony, Ichra are lucky to be situated in the commercial hub of the city and enjoy access to a plethora of malls.
For instance, Shadman Mall in Shadman Colony is only 6 minutes’ drive away. The mall comprises five floors that are open to offices and commercial activities. Shadman boasts a spacious parking area along with several shopping outlets for shoes, clothes, and accessories.
Fortress Square Mall, situated in Saddar Town, is unique with its 5-storey parking area and a grand cinema. Accessible in 18 minutes’ drive, the mall opens at 12:30 PM and remains open until midnight. Fortress Square Mall is a shopping hub with more than 100 shopping outlets and a food court that boasts all the best eateries of Lahore. You will also find many other features at the mall, such as a kids’ play area, clothes galleries, and many events.
Next, Xinhua Mall is reachable in 18 minutes’ drive and comprises 20 storeys for business and entertainment. Sited on Mian Mehmood Ali Kasoori Road, the mall opens at noon and closes at 11:00 PM every day. Xinhua Mall is a shopping and entertainment destination with a large number of popular shopping outlets, cafes, restaurants, cinema, snooker tables, and a bowling alley.
Mall 1, located on MM Alam Road, Gulberg III, is at a drive of 13 minutes from Shershah Colony, Ichra. The mall is made up of four floors that host many popular shopping brands such as Alkaram and Khaadi. Mall 1 hosts some great eateries on the ground floor while the 2nd floor boasts outlets for Apple products.
Adding on, City Mall in Gulberg III is a vertical shopping mall that boasts 16 floors. Approachable in 13 minutes' drive, the mall boasts shopping outlets, luxurious apartments, entertainment facilities, and a 5-star hotel. City Mall features a vast parking area, many national and international brands, a food court, and an entertaining area.
Panorama Shopping Centre, located on Mall Road, is 13 minutes' drive away. The mall is home to many national brands that sell everything from clothes and footwear to jewellery.
Another big mall near Shershah Colony is Amanah Mall. Located on Model Town Link Road, the mall is reachable in 18 minutes’ drive. As per the official website of Amanah Mall, “It is the one-stop shopping attraction for the latest in clothing, accessories, grocery, dining & fitness which welcomes more than 5 lac visitors monthly". The mall boasts eight floors that feature many famous brands, a food court, a cinema, a 4-star hotel, and underground parking.
Emporium Mall, sited in Phase 2 of Johar Town, is only a 19-minute drive away for residents of Shershah Colony, Ichra. The mall features 300 shopping outlets, 100 food outlets, a fun factory park, and a 9-screen cinema.
Moreover, Mall of Lahore features a majestic structure that houses more than 100 brands. Situated on Tufail Road, the mall is reachable in 21 minutes’ drive. Mall of Lahore is a vibrant shopping mall with many shopping zones, such as boutiques, jewellery, fashion accessories, home accessories, and a supermarket. Not to forget that the mall also features a food court of international standards and fitness clubs.
Finally, Packages Mall, located on Walton Road, is one of the few horizontal malls in the country. Luckily, you can reach the mall in 21 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. The mall is home to many banks, cafes, restaurants, a cinema, a play area, a supermarket, 200 shopping brands, and a parking area that has the capacity for 2,000+ cars.
Restaurants and Bakeries in SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Lahore is a haven for foodies and is home to every kind of eatery and cuisine. Surrounded by modern societies, people living in Shershah Colony, Ichra can access many famous eateries such as Monal, Salt'n Pepper Village, Spice Bazaar, Yum Chinese & Thai, Costa Nostra, Arcadian Café, and Lal Qila.
To begin with, Monal, located in Gulberg III, is highly talked about in Lahore. Reachable in 10 minutes’ drive, the restaurant offers a dinner buffet, tea buffet, lunch platters, and Sunday brunch buffet.
Salt'n Pepper Village is a well-recognised name in Pakistan that has the closest outlet 16 minutes’ drive away from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Situated on MM Alam Road, Salt'n Pepper Village is one of the pioneer restaurants in Lahore that is frequented by families, businesspersons, and foreigners. The restaurant boasts an appetizing menu of soups, burgers, steaks, pizza, fish, and many more options in Continental and Chinese.
Moreover, Spice Bazaar, situated in Gulberg III, offers the best Pakistani dining experience. Luckily, the restaurant is accessible in 14 minutes’ drive so you can easily avail their five-star service and highly delicious food. Spice Bazaar features The Royal Terrace, which provides a mesmerizing setting of waterfalls, live cooking, and a pleasant ambience. The menu of Spice Bazaar features a vast number of choices, including handi, barbecue, seafood, vegetarian, and soups.
For Chinese lovers, Yum Chinese & Thai, located on Sir Syed Road, Gulberg II is highly recommended. At a drive of 13 minutes, the restaurant boasts a delicious menu of seafood and noodles. With a comparatively short experience of 19 years, the restaurant has managed to become one of the most distinguished places in Lahore.
Cosa Nostra, located in Gulberg II, is reachable in a 14-minute drive. The restaurant is the best replica of an Italian restaurant with its lavish interior, comfortable ambience, and a mouth-watering menu of pasta and pizza.
If you are in the mood to try something new and enjoy a lavish dining experience, then you should visit Arcadian Café. Located in Gulberg III, the cafe is reachable in 13 minutes’ drive. Arcadian Café offers an inspirational and unique fusion cuisine of French-Italian, Asian fusion, Continental, along with some delicious options for dessert.
Finally, Lal Qila in Garden Town is one of the best buffet restaurants in Lahore. The restaurant is approachable in 10 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Lal Qila is a grand restaurant that has tried to capture the essence of the Mughal era by replicating the architecture of the Lahore Fort. Lal Qila boasts a menu of delicious Pakistani cuisine at the most reasonable prices.
Lahore is home to a plethora of bakeries that serve delicious traditional sweets, cakes, rusks, freshly baked loaves of bread, and nimko. Mentioned below are popular bakeries that are 6 to 11 minutes’ drive away from Shershah Colony, Ichra:
- Malmo Bakers & Sweets is located on Ferozepur Road
- Bundu Khan Sweets & Bakers is sited in Samanabad Town
- Gourmet Bakers & Sweets of Shadman 1 Colony
- Shezan Bakery is situated in Mozang Chungi
- Bread & Beyond is sited on Wahdat Road
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Sports facilities and fitness centres are great for keeping children active and reducing stress levels in adults. Hence, residents of Shershah Colony, Ichra are in luck as they have many fitness centres in the vicinity.
If you are interested in traditional gyms near Shershah Colony, then you can visit the following fitness centres:
- Yasir Gym of Ichra is 9 minutes’ drive away.
- Health and Fitness Club, located in Samanabad, is reachable in 12 minutes’ drive.
- Titans Fitness Club, sited in Shadman Colony, is approachable in 7 minutes’ drive.
- Imtiaz Fitness, situated in Muslim Town, is at a drive of 7 minutes.
Residents of Shershah Colony are also fortunate to have access to some of the most popular names in the fitness world, such as Structure Health & Fitness, AimFit Fitness Studios, Shapes Health Studio, and Route2 Pilates Studio.
To begin with, Structure Health & Fitness employs skilled and professional trainers that are best for an intensive workout. Located on Zafar Ali Road, Gulberg V, the fitness centre is reachable in 13 minutes’ drive. You can access a wide variety of classes at Structure Health & Fitness, such as weight management, speed agility, aerobics, and strength training.
Next, AimFit Fitness Studios is highly recommended for women who prefer segregated gyms. Sited in Garden Town, the fitness studio is approachable in 12 minutes’ drive. AimFit Fitness Studio offers many fitness classes, including DanceFit, ComboFit, Lift, and YogaFlow. The fitness studio boasts certified trainers and group discounts for students, senior citizens, and groups. You will find the studio open Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:15 PM and 8:15 PM to 10:00 PM while being open all day long on Saturdays.
Moving on, Shapes Health Studio has an experience of 24 years and boasts many branches across Pakistan. Sited in Gulberg III, the health studio is at a drive of 11 minutes from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Shapes Health Studio prides itself on offering an effective exercise programme and efficient equipment.
Finally, Route2 Pilates Studio, located in Gulberg II, is reachable in 15 minutes’ drive. The opening hours for the studio are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM from Monday to Saturday. The classes at Route2 Pilates Studio include private Pilates, group Pilates, rhythm, Pilates for rehabilitation, sports injuries, and yoga.
Besides, two of the most popular cricket academies are located near Shershah Colony, Ichra. Pak Lions International Cricket Academy, located in Garden Town is accessible in 13 minutes’ drive while National Cricket Academy, situated in Gulberg III is at a drive of 8 minutes. Both academies boast some of the best coaches in the city. For cricket grounds, you can visit Gymkhana Cricket Ground in Jubilee Town. Accessible in 9 minutes’ drive, the Gymkhana Club features a well-maintained pitch for cricket.
Lahore is home to facilities for many more sports like hockey and tennis, too. Jaffar Memorial Hockey Ground, sited in Garhi Shahu is reachable in 12 minutes’ drive, while the hockey ground in Jubilee Town is accessible in 9 minutes’ drive.
As for tennis, you can visit the tennis court at the Gymkhana Club. Located on Mall Road, the court is 15 minutes’ drive away.
Some reliable and popular sports complexes near Shershah Colony, Ichra are LDA Sports Complex (Phase 1, Johar Town), DHA Sports Complex (Phase 3), and WAPDA Sports Complex (Ferozepur Road). They are reachable in 21 to 22 minutes’ drive and offer facilities for a wide range of sports such as cricket, football, tennis, badminton, and swimming.
Parks and clubs in and near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
Lahore will delight you with a variety of parks, ranging from amusement parks and community parks to historical parks of the Mughal era.
Beginning with community parks, Shershah Colony, Ichra enjoys access to a high number of places that are perfect for weekend picnics or morning jogs. Many parks are located in Shadman Colony (7 minutes’ drive away), such as Ayesha Park, Shadman Park, and Rahmania Park. The parks are beautiful with well-maintained grass, swings, jogging tracks, and plenty of sitting areas.
Some more famous gardens in the neighbourhood include Race Course Park and Gulshan Iqbal Park. Race Course Park, located on Jail Road, is accessible in 12 minutes’ drive, while Gulshan Iqbal Park, situated in Allama Iqbal Town is reachable in 16 minutes' drive. Both parks are not only well-maintained but also feature beautiful flower beds, artificial lakes and waterfalls, boating points, swings, and a trampoline.
One of the nearest historical gardens to Shershah Colony, Ichra, is Bagh-e-Jinnah. Situated on Mall Road, the garden is approachable in 10 minutes’ drive. Named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the garden had been initially named after the viceroy of India. Bagh-e-Jinnah boasts Jinnah library, a cricket ground, walking trail, jogging track, an old theatre, and a restaurant.
Shalimar Bagh, located on GT Road, is not only one of the oldest but the most beautiful gardens in Lahore. Reachable in 21 minutes’ drive, Shalimar Bagh depicts the true beauty of the Mughal era. Surrounded by brick walls, the garden features beautiful fretwork and 410 mesmerizing fountains. You will also find many structures in the garden such as a hamam, the grand hall, a pavilion, two gateways, and two minarets at opposite ends of the garden.
Joyland is an amusement park which is situated in Fortress Stadium, Saddar Town, and is 19 minutes’ drive away. The park is one of the oldest and largest amusement parks in Lahore. Joyland is home to some of the most adventurous rides such as Discovery and Drop Tower, as well as some great carnival food. The park is open every day from 4:00 PM- 12:00 AM while charging an entry price of PKR 60.
Speaking of clubs in the city, Royal Palm Golf and Country Club and Lahore Gymkhana are two of the poshest clubs in the neighbourhood of Shershah Colony, Ichra. Situated on Canal Road, Royal Palm and Country Club is 12 minutes’ drive away, while Lahore Gymkhana, based on Mall Road, is reachable in 15 minutes’ drive.
Royal Palm and Country Club features an 18-hole golf course (Malaysian designed), restaurants, cinema, a gym, tennis courts, squash courts, a swimming pool, well-maintained lawns, banquet halls, and luxurious rooms. As for Lahore Gymkhana, it boasts top-tier restaurants, a wellness centre, banquet halls, and several high-class guest rooms. The club prides itself on offering the finest privileges and the best quality services in the city. You can also find all kinds of sports services at the club, such as a gym, a swimming pool, cricket ground, a golf course, a card room, and a squash court.
Salons and Spas near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
It is always relaxing to visit a salon or spa after a hectic week, and your experience only gets better if they are located nearby. Hence, it is fortunate that many traditional and fancy salons and spas are present near Shershah Colony, Ichra.
For frequent grooming at the neighbouring salons, you can visit the following:
- Beauty Lab Salon & Studio, located in Shadman 1, is 6 minutes’ drive away.
- Kuts 'n' Kurls Salon, sited in Ichra, is reachable in 11 minutes’ drive.
- Diva Beauty Salon, situated on Zahoor Elahi Road, is accessible in 8 minutes’ drive.
- IRIS Salon & Spa, located in Gulberg III, is 14 minutes’ drive away.
On the other hand, discussed below are some of the top-tier salons and spas in the vicinity.
Depilex Beauty Salon, located in Shadman Colony, is one of the most popular and most visited salons of Pakistan. Reachable in 6 minutes’ drive, the salon prides itself on having some of the most qualified beauticians in the country. You can avail many services at Depilex such as hairdressing, makeup, and skin treatments.
For makeup, you should visit Madeeha's Beauty Salon that has received high appreciation in Lahore. Located on Main Boulevard Gulberg, the salon is approachable in 12 minutes’ drive. Having an experience of 20 years, the salon promises to provide the best bridal services at reasonable prices. Madeeha’s Beauty Salon is open every day from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Another popular name is Toni & Guy, primarily for providing grooming services for men. Sited on MM Alam Road, the salon is 14 minutes’ drive away. Toni & Guy is the best place to go to if you are looking for a hair makeover. Toni & Guy is a global brand with 475 salons worldwide and experience of 50 years.
For hair salons, Ali Teiseen Salon in Gulberg III is another recommended name. Reachable in a drive of 9 minutes, the salon is one of the oldest and leading salons in Pakistan. As per the official website, “Ali Teiseen has been known for its exclusivity and maintaining high standards of quality in their work".
Nabila is an acclaimed hair and makeup artist who has had an experience of 30 years in the industry. Located in Gulberg III, Nabila Beauty Salon is a 15-minute drive away from Shershah Colony, Ichra. The beauty salon offers services for both men and women, along with selling their proprietary products.
Finally, AVA Turkish Spa and Salon, situated in Gulberg II, is at a drive of 13 minutes from Shershah Colony, Ichra. The salon is highly famous for meeting international standards with its hamam bath. You will see the spa open every day from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Cinemas near SHERSHAH COLONY, ICHRA LAHORE
The experience of watching a movie on a big screen is still cherished today even though digital giants such as Netflix and Disney 2 continue to gain popularity. Hence, it is significant that the people living in Shershah Colony, Ichra have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to entertainment.
To begin with, CineStar, located in Xinhua Mall, Mian Mehmood Ali Kasoori Road is at a drive of 14 minutes from Shershah Colony, Ichra. CineStar is the first cinema to feature IMAX resolution. The cinema is famous for having high-resolution screens, a great sound system, and screening the latest movies.
Next, CUE Cinema, situated on Main Boulevard Gulberg, is approachable in 13 minutes' drive. The cinema features five screens, including 3D, platinum, Maximus, and Urdu. Not to forget that CUE also offers a 50 % discount for students.
Moreover, Cinepax has an outlet in Fortress Square Shopping Mall, Saddar Town, which is accessible in 18 minutes’ drive. Comprising 13 cinemas, Cinepax boasts around 6,000+ seats nationwide. The cinema features multiple screens for ultimate 3D experience, a top-of-the-line sound system by Dolby Atmos, and a luxurious seating arrangement.
Universal Cinema, located in Phase 2, Johar Town, is accessible in 21 minutes’ drive. Created by Nishat Chunian Group, the cinema has 13 outlets across Pakistan with one of the largest 9-screen cinemas in Pakistan. Universal Cinema features a seating capacity of 1,800 people, a VIP seating lounge, seven halls, and three cafés. The cinema boasts the most advanced projection technology and the best sound system by Dolby Atmos.
Finally, Super Cinema, situated in Royal Palm and Country Club, is reachable in 12 minutes’ drive. The cinema promises to offer a unique cinematic experience while screening documentaries, hosting live concerts, global sports, and international award ceremonies.
Chauburji, located on Multan Road, is a historic building, just 12 minutes’ drive away from Shershah Colony. Chauburji reflects the grandeur of a once-extensive garden from the Mughal era. Established during the reign of Shah Jehan, the architecture of the building features beautiful tile work, arches, four minarets, and red-brick work.
Lahore Museum, located on Mall Road, is at a drive of 17 minutes from the colony. The museum dates back to the 17th century with its beautiful red-bricked building that symbolises Mughal architecture. Boasting one of the largest and oldest collections of historical artefacts, the museum is home to miniature paintings, ancient manuscripts and coins, arts, crafts, and sculptures.
Pearl Continental Hotel, located on Mall Road, is one of the nearest and poshest hotels in Pakistan. Boasting several branches in the country, the hotel is reachable in 8 minutes’ drive from Shershah Colony, Ichra. Pearl Continental Hotel, or PC as it’s more commonly known, is exudes luxury and offers impeccable dining services.
Lahore Zoo, located on Mall Road, is home to 120 species of animals. Accessible in a drive of 11 minutes, the zoo boasts 60 species of trees and an aviary of 30 wild birds.
One of the amusement centres near Shershah Colony, Ichra, is Wonder World. Sited in Gulberg III, the amusement centre is reachable in 11 minutes’ drive. Wonder World claims to be the biggest indoor adventure centre in Lahore. The centre provides a large number of entertainment facilities such as trampolines, ball pools, a toddler zone, a football pitch, and several slides.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Shershah Colony, Ichra, is one of the poshest societies in Lahore, boasting the availability of every necessary facility, including academic institutions, healthcare centres, clubs, community parks, mosques, and sports complexes. Being situated near significant arteries such as Ferozepur Road keeps the housing society well-connected to the entire city. Shershah Colony, Ichra might be a little overpopulated, but there are plenty of public transit options and other facilities available that ensure that congestion does not cause problems for residents.
Importance of Shershah Colony, ichra lahore from major locations nearby
- Ferozepur Road is 14 minutes’ drive away.
- Shadman 1 is reachable in a drive of 6 minutes.
- Jail Road can be driven to in 8 minutes.
- Mall Road is accessible in 8 minutes’ drive.
- Canal Road will take a drive of 10 minutes to reach.
- Samanabad is at a drive of 12 minutes.
- Gulberg III is reachable in 12 minutes’ drive.
- Muslim Town is 6 minutes’ drive away.
- Mozang Chungi is an 8-minute drive away.
- Gawalmandi Food Street is reachable in 20 minutes’ drive.
- Lahore Fort Food Street can be reached in a drive of 22 minutes.