Pakistan

Archtrove travels to Bahawalpur – majestic mahals

Architecture in Bahawalpur

Bahawalpur, is a city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan. As it once was the home of many Nawabs, many stately homes are now left in its absence, mostly for government purposes, the most famous of this is Noor Mahal.

Noor Mahal

The Noor Mahal is a palace in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It was built in 1872 like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines, now it is co-owned by Sajid Ali Isar And Malik Farhan at a time when modernism had set in. It belonged to the Nawab of Bahawalpur princely state, during British Raj. Darbar Mahal will definitely take you back to the Ancient Mughalai Fort.

Cholistan Desert, Bahawalpur

The city also lies near the ancient Derawar Fort in the Cholistan Desert near the border with India, and serves as the gateway to Pakistan’s Lal Suhanra National Park. Visible from several miles in Cholistan desert, the majestic Derawar Fort is a sight not to miss. Another attraction is the replica of Moti Mosque in Delhi, called the Abbasi Mosque. You might want to go 73km out of Bahawalpur to visit this crumbling beauty: the Tomb of Bibi Jawindi in Uch Sharif. All the nawabs of Bahawalpur are buried in this royal graveyard in Cholistan desert. For more on Cholistan, click here

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