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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,…
Park in Lal Suhanra National Park

Children's Park

Inside the main entrance, past the TDCP Motel and park office, is a Children's Park with a small zoo containing local wildlife such as imperial sandgrouse, partridge, pheasant, rhesus monkey, ciracal and civet cat, …
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…
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 Dera Nawab Sahib

Sadiq Garh

There are three royal palaces here, but unfortunately they aren't open to the public. You can take a distant peek at the late-19th-century Sadiq Garh, by far the grandest, from the gatehouse.
Landmark in Lal Suhanra National Park

Lal Suhanra National Park

Located 35km east of Bahawalpur and covering a natural lake and a large man-made forest, this 51,588 hectare Lal Suhanra National Park is a pleasant place to relax.
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.
Fortress in Fort Munro


The settlement of Khar, 5km before Fort Munro, has an interesting Fort built by the British and now used as a levy station.