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ItineraryDay 1: Bahawalpur & Camp Stop At: Bahawalpur MuseumThe museum offers great insight into the history of the area around Bahawalpur. The museum is divided into different areas. This includes a Pakistan Movement Gallery of photos; an Islamic Arts Gallery of arms, textiles, graphic arts and metalware; an Archaeological Gallery; a Coins & Medals Gallery with items minted by the former state of Bahawalpur; an Ethnological Gallery with handicrafts from Cholistan and Bahawalpur; a Fabrics Gallery with costumes from Multan, Bahawalpur and surrounding nearby; as well as a Manuscripts & Calligraphy Gallery.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Central Library BahawalpurFounded during the British Raj in 1924 by Vicery of India Sir Sir Rufus Daniel Issacs and Nawaab Sadeq Mohammad Khan V the then ruler of Bahawalpur. The library is the 2nd largest in Punjab, housing around 100,000 books as well as editions of major newspapers from around the time of partition in 1947.The magnificent classical Italian design of the building makes it a must see!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Noor Mahal, Bahawalpur, Punjab ProvinceNawab Nawab Adnan Abbasi IV had Noor Mahel built for his wife in 1872. Consisting of 32 rooms including 14 in the basement, 6 verandas and 5 domes the design The design encompasses features of Corinthian and Islamic styles of architecture with a tinge of subcontinental style.Duration: 1 hourStop At: BahawalpurNext we explore old Bahawalpur, entering through the historic Farid Gate you experience the hustle and bustle of the inner workings of the city. The market emmcompasses everything from food delicacies to shops containing everything items as well as local specialities.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Fresh desi breakfast provided with tea • Dinner: Live evening BBQ and Biryani rice freshly prepared on site and you enjoy the evening entertainment of live music. Accommodation included: Overnight camping in the dessert with the view of Derawar Fort. All camping equipment required is provided to you Day 2: Explore the Cholistan DesertStop At: Derawar Fort, Bahawalpur, Punjab ProvinceEarly morning we head to Derawar Fort. First built in the 9th century under the kingship of Rai Jajja Bhati, a Hindu Rajput from Jaisalmir in India's Rajasthan state. In 1733 the fort was captured by Nawab of Bahawalpur Sadiq Muhammad Khan, who had it rebuilt into the form visible today. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Abbasi Mosque, Bahawalpur, Punjab ProvinceAbbasi Mosque rests just outside Derawar fort. It’s white marble makes it seem like an oasis in the Cholistan desert. Built in 1849 the Mosque is an exact replica to Moti Mosque at Red Fort in Delhi. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Nawab Of Bahawalpur Family GraveyardThe royal graveyard of the Abbasi’s family is situated not far the fort. All Nawabs from royal family of Bahawalpur are buried here. The graveyard is still owned and controlled by the Nawabs surviving family members. There is one large size rectangular room that contains the graves of all the 12 Nawabs that ruled the Bahawalpur State. It also includes the grave of Nawab after 1966, who held the honorary title after merger of the state with Pakistan. The paintworks and architectural beauty make really makes under each dome give an indication of the lavish lifestyles of these kings.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Masjid Sadiq Garh PalaceSaidq Ghareg Palace was established in 1882 by His Highness Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan (IV). The palace was built to be a resting spot for travellers going to Bhahawalpur and Lahore. Famous guests of the Palace include Shah of Iran, Muhammed Ali Jinnah, Lord Mountbatten amongst many others. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Fresh desi breakfast provided on site. No accommodation included on this day.