Lahore Diaries: Paying our Respects to a Deer at Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar is located in Sheikhopura, about an hour away from Lahore. It was built by Emperor Jahangir (Shah Jahan’s father) in 1606 as a monument for his favorite pet deer. It is made up of a water tank and a minaret containing the deer’s remains. Apparently, the emperor accidentally killed his favorite deer, and…