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Bahawalpur

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South-Central Asia : Pakistan : Punjab : Bahawalpur
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Bahawalpur (Bhawalpur, Bhawulpore) is a city in Punjab, Pakistan.

Tomb of Mai Jindaan

Understand

Get in

By plane

Bahawalpur is one of the safest cities in Punjab. It has its own airport which connect all major cities in Pakistan. PIA operate in Bahawalpur to Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad. A new airport is also built near the old airport and it is expected that international flights will operate at the new airport.

By train

Bahawalpur is connected with all major cities of Pakistan by train.

By car

From Lahore you can travel on KLP road.

By bus

Bus services are available throughout Pakistan.

By boat

Get around

Renting a car with driver (for about 30$ per day) is the best way to move around though you can use local transport as well. But to see things around Bahawalpur you will need a car.

See

  • Nur Mahal - Nur Mahal is a very beautiful palace (mahal) build by Nawab Sadiq, the former ruler of Bahawalpur.
  • Fort Darawar
  • The Replica of Fort Darawar - This is a beautiful replica of Fort Darawar, a private property of a local resident of Bahawalpur. It has a very beautiful surrounding with a small lake with fish. A must see.
  • Mai Jindaan Da Mazaar - Tomb of Mai Jindan is one of the most famous landmarks of Pakistan.

Do

Visit the villages where they work on tie and dye work.

Learn

Work

talk

The main language is seraiki and its best that you use the seraiki phrasebook to help you get around.

Buy

You can buy local tie and dye clothes (Chunri) from the local markets. Silver jewelery is also very pretty. Handmade close sandals (with embroidery) called khussas are also available at affordable prices (about $5 for a pair).

Eat

Naan:Fluffy delicious bread. Kebabs: Always a delicious treat made from a variety of meats.

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Contact

Stay safe

Follow a conservative dress code and try to dress as locals. It is better to have someone from the city as a guide.

Cope

Get out

Derawar Fort
  • Derawar Fort – a large fort outside of Bahawalpur in the Cholistan Desert



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