Bahawalpur (Punjab)

Bahawalpur is the twelfth largest city in Pakistan, located in Punjab immediately south of the Sutlej River, with a splendid view of 4,250 ft long Empress Bridge over the Sutlej River. Bahawalpur was the former capital of Bahawalpur State ruled by Nawabs, part of Rajputana States. Now the buildings of Nawabs are opened for the public such as Noor Mahal, Sadiq Ghar Palace, and Darbar Mahal.

Another charming beauty of Bahawalpur is the Cholistan Desert, where the historical Derawar Fort is one of the most romantic places. In a desert safari, one can enjoy mild hot sandy winds of the Cholistan Desert.

Bahawalpur is situated at a distance of 420 km from Lahore on National Highway - N5 through Lodhran.

Bahawalpur is a gateway to Lal Suhanra National Park with an area of 162,568 acres , which is considered as the largest nationals park in the South Asia.

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Bahawalpur is the twelfth largest city in Pakistan, located in Punjab immediately south of the Sutlej River, with a splendid view of 4,250 ft long Empress Bridge over the Sutlej River. Bahawalpur was the former capital of Bahawalpur State ruled by Nawabs, part of Rajputana States. Now the buildings of Nawabs are opened for the public such as Noor Mahal, Sadiq Ghar Palace, and Darbar Mahal.

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Bahawalpur museum

Bahawalpur Museum is located at the distance of 5 km on Medical Colony Ave Road via Railway Circular Road. It has a wonderful collection of coins, postage stamps of the former State of Bahawalpur, medals, manuscripts, documents, inscriptions, camel skin paintings, wood carvings, historical models and stone carvings, etc. of the Islamic and pre-Islamic period. There is a complete set of medals issued by State for military officers as well as for civilians.

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Central Library

Central Library of Bahawalpur is an old and important library of Pakistan in Bahawalpur, situated at the distance of 5 km on Medical Colony Ave Road via Railway Circular Road before Bahawalpur Museum. There is a huge collection of books around 1,05,000 in number. It is the second biggest public library in Punjab.

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Darbar mahal

The Darbar Mahal is a historic fort located in Bahawalpur, Pakistan at a distance of 6km from Bahawalpur Railway Station through Railway Road and turn right for Girls School Road. It is masterpiece construction in red bricks and has an excellent view just like the ancient Mughalai Forts, but it is not a fort, it was a palace used by one of the wives of Nawab, its interior construction is very attractive just representing the royal touch of princely State of Bahawalpur.

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Mohatta Palace

The Mohatta Palace is located in Clifton, Karachi at a distance of 4 km from Karachi Railway Station via Hatim Alvi Road. It was built by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, a Hindu Marwari businessman in 1927, as his summer home on an area of 18,500 sq ft. in Rajasthan construction style with pink and yellow stones.

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Noor Mahal

The Noor Mahal palace was built in 1872 like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines. It is located at the distance of 5 km from Bahawalpur Railway Station, turn right from Railway Road to Noor Mahal Road. It belonged to the Nawab of Bahawalpur during British Raj, who construct this palace for his wife. There is also a museum holding different things used by Nawabs such as swords, currency notes, coins, furniture, etc

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Uch Sharif

It is situated at the distance of 73 km from Bahawalpur in Ahmadpur East in South Punjab. Once it was at the confluence of the Indus and Chenab rivers but now that confluence has moved to Mithankot.

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