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Museum in Bahawalpur

Bahawalpur Museum

Displaying items ranging from calligraphy to artefacts from Moenjodaro, Cholistan and Harappa, Bahawalpur Museum, less than 1km southeast of Farid Gate.
Zoo in Bahawalpur


Established in 1942, the Zoo would have to be one of the best kept in Pakistan. It houses more than 700 different animal species including leopard, lion, tiger, spotted deer, monkey, Siberian crane, golden pheasant,…
Notable Building in Bahawalpur

Central Library

Next door to the Bahawalpur Museum, this fine building houses a well-stocked Central Library. The foundation stone was laid by the then viceroy, Sir Rufus Daniel Isaacs, in 1924. The garden is very restful.
Palace in Bahawalpur

Dubai Palace

Off limits to the public, Dubai Palace belongs to the Amir of Dubai, who sometimes uses it as his base for winter falconry sorties into Cholistan. Rumour has it that the amir has thrown lavish parties here for 500 g…
Architecture in Bahawalpur

Jami Masjid al Sadiq

This beautiful mosque, built just prior to Partition, is in the heart of the town's central main bazaar area. It serves as Bahawalpur's major Friday mosque.
Architectural in Bahawalpur

Nur Mahal

Built in 1885 in Italian style, Nur Mahal was the grandest of the Abbasis' residences and now houses some of their antiquities.
Notable Building in Bahawalpur

Durbar Hall

Durbar Hall was once used as the royal court of audience.
Palace in Bahawalpur

Gulzar Mahal

Another palace is the 1902 Gulzar Mahal.