Bhakkar (Punjab) Green Fields 31st March 2017 Bhakkar is a district in Punjab on the bank of the Indus River and located at the distance of 406 km from Lahore via Bhakkar - Jhang Road. Most of its area is located in the desolate plain of the Thal desert which is famous for its fertile sand dunes and wonderful cultural traditions. It is famous for its agriculture and livestock. Bhakkar Map View Larger Map Bhakkar Photo Gallery Transporting Sugarcane Bhakkar is famous for agriculture in Punjab. Sugarcane is one the famous crop in Bhakkar, that is the main source of foreign exchange by exporting sugar. Evening in Thal Desert The Thal desert is located between the Indus River and the Jhelum River in Punjab Province, with a total length of 190 miles and width of 70 miles. It covers the area of Bhakkar, Khushab, Mianwali, Layyah, Muzaffargarh and Jhang.