Friday, June 29, 2012

Places to Visit

Places of Interest


Central Library
The library was built in 1924. It has a vast collection of books and rare manuscripts. It is one of the best libraries in Pakistan.


Bahawalpur Museum
This is a modest museum with a good collection of old coins medals postage stamps, manuscripts inscriptions woodcarvings camel silk paintings historical models stone carvings of the Islamic and Pre-Islamic period.


Zoological Garden
The Bahawalpur zoo is considered to be one of the best in the country. Spread over an area of 25 acres, it has an interesting collection of 120 animals and 750 tropical birds. The zoo has the distinction of breeding lions. It also has an aquarium and museum with stuffed rare birds and animals.


Dring Stadium
Bahawalpur has one of the finest stadiums in the country. It has 5 cricket grounds 2 football stadiums, 1-basketball court 6 lawn tennis courts and a covered swimming pool. It also has one of the best hockey stadiums in the country.


Shrine of Muluk Shah
He was a popular saint. An annual fair is also held here annually.


Jamia Masjid Al-Sadiq
It was made by Nawab Sadiq Khan Abbasi . It has a capacity of 50 to 60 thousand people. It is one of the most beautiful and prominent mosques in Pakistan.


Noor Mehal
The palace of Nawab Sadiq, constructed beautifully on Italien style of architecture.


Places Around  



Lal Suhanra National Park
36 km east of Bahawalpur
Area 77,480 acres
This park is ideal for recreation education or research but shooting is forbidden. This park is a combination of natural lakes and forests. It has watchtowers tourist huts rest houses camping grounds and treks for the visitors and nature lovers.


Uch Sharif
75 km from Bahawalpur
Uch Sharif contains the tombs of Bibi Jawindi, Baha'al-Halim and Jalaluddin Bukhari, which are considered master pieces of Islamic architecture and are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.


Panjnad Head
12 km from Uch Sharif
It is the spot where five rivers of Punjab meet. It is a nice picnic spot with scenic beauty.


Dera Nawab Sahib
55 km from Bahawalpur
This was the residential headquarter of the Nawabs of Bahawalpur. There are palaces dating back to the 18th century here.


Forts
50km from Bahawalpur
The old forts of Munde Shahid and Marot fort are considered to be antiquities.


Mosque at Bhong
200 km from Bahawalpur
This mosque was built by Rais Ghazzi, the local landlord of Bhong. Gold leaves have been used for the intricate decorative work and stylish calligraphy in the mosque.


Pattan Minara
8 km east of Rahimyar Khan
This is an extensive site of ruins. There is a tower in the center of four similar smaller towers in this place that are believed top form a Buddhist monastery.


Bhutta Wahan
15 km from Rahim Yar Khan
It is believed to be the birthplace of Sassi, one of the legendary lovers sassi punno. It is also the birth place of one of the sons of the famous courtesans of Akbar the Great. It is a legend that if a child gives birth to a child at this place the child is sure to get the fame of a statesman.

Main Shopping Areas  

Shahi Bazar
Machli Bazar
The Mall
Chenone
Noor Mehal

Central Library

Derawar Fort

Sadiq Mosque

Lal Sohanra National Park
Uch Sharif

I found some posts, at http://manaz.8m.net/history.html by Mr. Asif Naz, the native of Cholistan, didn't mention the date of publish. It looks me too old so I changed the text which needed, as there are a lot of changes have appeared during the past years in the Countrysides of Bahawalpur.