Named after the famous tragic figure of the Mughal period, Anarkali, whose remarkable mausoleum lies nearby on the Lower Mall, Anarkali Bazaar has been a favorite of shoppers for decades. The area outside Lohari gate of the Walled CIty was named after her and for several decades after the annexation of the Punjab, it was occupied by the British. Soon it developed into a thriving commercial bazaar complete with the canvas awnings to keep the lanes cool in the Lahore summer. Presently, Anarkali Bazaar is the most fascinating of the city's many bazaars. The alleys and lanes of this bazaar are full of exciting wears, especially traditional crafts like leather wear, embroidered garments glass bangles, beaten gold and silver jewellery, creations in silk.