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					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.

				
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