The Baradari is one of the oldest Mughal buildings in Lahore. Mirza Kamran (1509-1557), one of the sons of Emperor Babur, the founder of Mughal dynasty in the Sub Continent, is credited for constructing this pleasure place when he was the Government of Punjab.
Bara means twelve and dar means doors. Kamran ki baradari was a twelve door building on the bank of River Ravi. The river changed its course over time, with the result that the Baradari stands not on the bank but in the waters as an island while the gardens have deteriorated.