Bahawalpur is 889 kms from Karachi. Bahawalpur is situated in the Cholistan region, Punjab, Pakistan. Bahawalpur is a great cultural and historical city of Pakistan. The founder of the state of Bahawalpur was Nawab Bahawalpur Khan Abbasi I. The Abbasi family ruled over the State for more than 200 years (1748 to 1954). The list of places is given below: Bahawalpur Museum Bahawalpur has a modest museum having a fine collection of coins, medals, postage stamps of former State of Bahawalpur, manuscripts, documents, inscriptions, wood carvings, camel skin paintings, historical models and stone carving etc. of Islamic and pre-Islamic period. It features a wide variety of artifacts from Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa and Cholistan. It displays hundreds of items and antiques of historical importance. There is a complete set of medals of all classes issued by the ex-state to its military officers/civilians and to other important citizens of the ex-State. The Zoological Garden The zoological garden of Bahawalpur is considered to be one of best in the country. Spread over an area of 25 acres of land, it has an interesting collection of 120 animals and 750 birds of tropical areas, particularly those found in this region. It covers several acres of land. It houses a large number of animals including lions, tigers, deer, monkeys, alligators, bears, crocodiles, snakes and birds. It is one of the best entertainment spot in Bahawalpur for children and families. Jamia Masjid Al-Sadiq It was made by Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi V at the elevation of more than 12 feet from earth. It is a beautiful mosque in the district of Bahawalpur. It is situated in the heart of the city. It can house 50,000 to 60,000 people at a time, during the Eid festivals. . A big crowd of people gathers here to offer the Juma prayer. . It is a well reputed mosque in Pakistan. It is one of the biggest mosques in Bahawalpur. It attracts a huge crowd from Bahawalpur and other areas of the Province of Punjab. Palaces Two of the three palaces of the Nawab - the Nor Mahal and Gulzar Mahal - are located in Bahawalpur. Nor Mahal is a great historical building in Bahawalpur. Every year a large number of tourists from Pakistan and other countries come here to explore its beauty. An Italian-style Nor Mahal palace of the ex-rulers of Bahawalpur, a small museum, and Gulzar Mahal, which presents beautiful synthesis of traditional and Islamic architecture, are worth seeing. Dubai Palace is one of the best tourist attractions in Bahawalpur. It is built by the rulers of Dubai who come here to spend some days. Dubai palace is off limit to public. There are many historical places in this city. This is the good luck of the people of this city that they have strong heritage.