From the historic Shalimar Gardens to the beautiful Jallo Park, there is no shortage of tourist attractions and picnic places in Lahore. However, if you’ve already explored all the famous locations in the City of Garden and want to go out for a fun yet adventure-filled picnic with your family and friends, you may want to book a trip to the picturesque Rana Luxury Resort and Safari Park. More commonly referred to as Rana Resort, this aesthetically pleasing picnic spot is located on the periphery of the bustling metropolitan, making it one of the most renowned day trip destinations near Lahore.
Here is all you need to know about visiting Rana Resort, including its location, ticket price, timings and features.
About Rana Luxury Resort and Safari Park
Established in 2007, Rana Luxury Resort and Safari Park near Lahore has quickly become a famous tourist attraction among those living in the City of Gardens. The lavish resort is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary comprising 14 acres of lush green flower-laden lawns and 200 acres of sprawling bamboo forest.
Visiting Rana Resort is particularly popular among families, as it provides them with a safe, secure and peaceful environment where they can relax, enjoy delicious food and participate in a number of fun activities. Apart from enjoying the scenic resort and park, visitors can also spend time with ostriches, deer and peacocks at a small zoo on the premises. Adventure seekers, on the other hand, can also indulge in hunting. The resort also has a dedicated area for playing cricket, tennis, badminton, hockey and football, providing sports fanatics with an opportunity to enjoy their favourite activity.
Moreover, school and college events, carnivals, spring festivals, family get-togethers, birthday parties and corporate events are also held at Rana Resort on a regular basis. It also features swimming pools for both men and women, separate areas for bonfire and barbecue, as well as horse-riding and boating facilities.
To put it simply, Rana Luxury Resort and Safari Park offers something for everyone. Equipped with all the latest facilities and top-notch amenities, it is a wonderful retreat that also offers overnight accommodation, making it the perfect weekend getaway near Lahore.
Rana Resort Timings
The timings for visiting Rana Resort between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
However, if you are planning to stay overnight, you will be required to book a room in advance.
Rana Resort Entry Fee 2020
Here are the Rana Resort ticket prices for adults and children.
Adults: PKR 250
Children under 12 years of age: PKR 100
Children under 6 years of age: Free Entry
Senior Citizens above 60 years of age: Free Entry
Disabled Persons: Free Entry
Teachers: Free Entry (on producing school teaching card)
Rana Luxury Resort and Safari Park also offers a 60 percent discount for school field trips. However, an official request on school letterhead signed by the principal will be required to avail such a discount.
Location of Rana Resort
The location of Rana Resort near Head Balloki makes it easy for the residents of Lahore and nearby areas to visit it over the weekend.
Rana Resort Address: Bhai Pheru, Head Balloki Road, Nankana
If you’re travelling from Lahore, just follow Multan Road from Thokar Niaz Baig. Once you reach the entrance of Phool Nagar City, take a right turn and drive towards Head Balloki. You’ll soon see the resort.
There are also several signboards placed along the way to guide tourists and visitors.
Meanwhile, for advanced bookings, you can visit the Rana Resort Lahore Office located in Gulberg II.
Rana Resort Lahore Office: 51 Canal park, Rana Shaukat Mahmood Road, Gulberg II, Lahore.
How to Contact Rana Resort
These are the contact details of the luxury resort and safari park.
Phone: 042-35713880, 03000457494, 03000457680, 03000457682
Main Features of Rana Resort
Now that you know how and when to reach this famous retreat, let’s take a look at why it has become so popular.
Here are some of the most noteworthy features of Rana Resort that make it one of the top tourist destinations near Lahore.Clean and peaceful surroundings
- Safe and secure environment
- Restaurant and canteens
- Playground for children
- Prayer areas for both men and women
- Sprawling bamboo jungle
- Swimming Pools
- Live music
- Bonfire and barbecue facilities
- Executive and luxury rooms for families
- Conference and meeting halls
- Wildlife sanctuary
Here are some of the other facilities at Rana Resort that make it an ideal place to visit near Lahore with family:
- Horse-back riding
- Donkey and bullock-cart riding
- Jungle Safari Train
- Cartoon park
- Mini Zoo
- Dodging cars
- Dragon ship
- Boating facility
- Sports facilities
Some of the birds and animals present at the wildlife sanctuary include:
Rana Resort Room Rates and Other Charges
- You can rent an Executive Room at the resort for PKR 7,500 per night for 2 adults and 2 kids. The package includes gate entry, Jungle Train and breakfast as well
- Booking a Paradise Room costs PKR 6,500 while Daisy Room costs PKR 5,500 per night
- Meanwhile, you can tour the Rana Resort Safari Park through the Jungle Train that costs PKR 30 per person
- The fee for parking cars, buses and jeeps in the designated parking lot is PKR 100 per vehicle
- Swimming pools need to be booked in advance. The charges for the Rana Resort pools are PKR 4,000 for the duration of three hours (excluding taxes)
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Disclaimer: Please note that the information mentioned in this blog has been extracted from the official website and Facebook page of Rana Luxury Resort and Safari Park. Therefore, the entry ticket prices and other rates are subject to change at the discretion of the resort management.
Note: All the images have been sourced from the Facebook page of Rana Resort.