Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bahawalpur

Noor Mahal, the official residence of the Nawa...Image via Wikipedia

District Bahawalpur

Bahawalpur is famous for its Mahals (Palaces) and Forts. Bahawalpur is one of the largest districts of Punjab. Most part of the district is covered by Cholistan Desert/Rohi. Bahawalpur is divided in following 5 tehsils:
  1. Bahawalpur
  2. Ahmedpur Sharqia (East)
  3. Yazman/ Yazman Mandi
  4. Hasilpur
  5. Khairpur Tamewali

Approximate population of Bahawalpur is about 4 million.
Area of Bahawalpur is 24,830 km²

History of Bahawalpur:
Bahawalpur City was founded by Nawab Muhammad Bahawal Khan-I in 1748 as Baghdad-ul-Jadidin City and was declared as Bahawalpur State in 1802 by Nawab Muhammad Bahawal Khan-II. It was an independent state during British Era. Sir Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi-V decided to join his state with Pakistan on 7 October, 1947 and it was entirely merged in Pakistan after 7 years on 14 October, 1954. Abbaside Royal Family of Baghdad ruled over the state for about 200 years (1748-1954).

Tourism Spots in Bahawalpur:
Bahawalpur has very attraction for tourists and visitors from across the globe mainly from Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Some of the main attractions of Bahawalpur are:

  • Noor Mahal
  • Darbar Mahal
  • Sadiq Ghar
  • Bahawalpur Museum
  • Derawar Fort
  • Lal Suhanra National Park
  • Zoological Garden
  • Bahawalpur Zoo
  • Uch Sharif Tomb

How to Reach Bahawalpur:
If you want to visit Bahawalpur, you can reach there by road, by train or by air.

Education:
Bahawalpur has pride of having many well known educational institutes like:
  • Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur
  • Sadiq Public School, Bahwalpur
  • Government College of Technology, Bahawalpur

Products of Bahawalpur:
High Quality Cotton, Wheat and Grams are the major agricultural products of the district. Bahawalpur is also famous for its handicrafts.
  
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