Tour of the Magnificent Cholistan and Mighty Darawar Fort

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Tour of the Magnificent Cholistan and Mighty Darawar Fort

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The Cholistan desert locally known as Rohi sprawls thirty kilometers from Bahawalpur, and covers an area of 26,300 square kilometres (10,200 sq mi). It adjoins the Thar Desert, extending over to Sindh and into India. The word Cholistan is derived from the Turkish word chol, which means “desert”. Cholistan thus means Land of the Desert. The people of Cholistan lead a semi-nomadic life, moving from one place to another in search of water and fodder for their animals. The dry bed of the Hakra River runs through the area, along which many settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization have been found.

Derawar Fort is a large square fortress in Pakistan near Bahawalpur. The forty bastions of Derawar are visible for many miles in Cholistan Desert. The walls have a circumference of 1500 metres and stand up to thirty metres high. The first fort on the site was built by Hindu Rajput, Rai Jajja Bhati of Jaisalmer. It remained in the hands of the royal family of Jaisalmer until captured by the Nawabs of Bahawalpur in 1733. In 1747, the fort slipped from the hands of the Abbasis owing to Bahawal Khan’s preoccupations atShikarpur. Nawab Mubarak Khan took the stronghold back in 1804.

The Noor Mahal is a palace which was built in 1872 like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines, at a time when modernism had set in. It belonged to the Nawab of Bahawalpur princely state.

Lal Suhanra is a national park of Pakistan situated in Bahawalpur district of Punjab province, which is one of the largest nationals parks in South Asia. It is also a UNESCO declared Biosphere Reserve. Lal Sohanra is spread over 162568 acres and is notable for the diversity of its landscape, which includes areas of desert, forest and wetland.

The Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam located in Multan, Pakistan, is the mausoleum of the Sufi saint Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fateh. The tomb was built between 1320 and 1324 CE in the pre-Mughal architectural style. The tomb is said to have built by Ghias-ud-Din Tughlak (r.1320-1325 AD) during his governorship of Depalpur, between 1320 and 1324 CE

Duration: 3 Days & 3 Nights
Weather Condition: Moderate in Day & Cold at nights
Rainfall: Not Expected
Accommodation : 1- Night Hoteling & 1- Night Camping
1- One Night Quality hotel accommodation on sharing basis at TDCP Resort Lal Sonehra National Park.
2- One Night Camping / Local arrangements at Darawar

Details of Plan

Day 0 – 2nd Feb, 2017 (Friday)
-Departure from Islamabad / Lahore to Bahawalpur @ 19:00 PM.
-Dinner on way
-Overnight in travelling. (Pickup of Lahore Participants on way)

Day 1 – 3rd Feb, 2018 (Saturday)
-Breakfast at Multan / Bahawalpur
-Visit to Multan Shrine of Shah Ruknealam
-Drive to Bahwalpur. Visit to Noor Mehal and Bahwalpur Bazar Famous for traditional dress and jewelry
-Lunch at Bahawalpur City & Drive to Lal Sunehra National Park.
-Visit to Lalsunehra National park famous for Wild-life
-Dinner & Overnight stay at TDCP LalSunehra National Park Resort.

Day 2 – 04th Feb, 2018 (Saturday)
-Early Morning Breakfast at Resort & Drive to Darawar.
-Enjoy the jeep rally thrill and race.
-Visit to Darawar Fort & Camel Rides
-Dinner, Bonfire, Local folk music & Overnight stay in camps & local arrangements.

Day 3 – 05th Feb, 2018 (Monday)
-Drive back to Islamabad
-Lunch on way
-Drop of Lahore Members.
-Dinner on Motorway
-Drop at Islamabad

Services Included:
• Standard Transport (Toyota Coaster Saloon)
• Quality Hotel Accommodation at TDCP Resort Lal Sunehra National Park for 1 night.
• Camping / Local living arrangements in village house at Darawar for 1 night
• Services of a guide
• Camel ride charges
• Quality meals & Refreshment during the Trip.
• Road tolls.
• Basic first aid kit.
• Bonfire

Services not included:
• Medication, evacuation and rescue etc.
• Beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
• Extra expenses due to road blocks or other reason.
• Porter Charges to Carry Personal Items.
• Anything not mentioned above.

*Cost & Payment Details*

From Islamabad: PKR 13,500/- per person (Triple Sharing in rooms & Tents)
From Islamabad: PKR 14,500/- per person (Twin Sharing in rooms & Tents)

From Lahore: PKR 12,500/- per person (Triple Sharing in rooms & Tents)
From Lahore: PKR 13,500/- per person (Twin Sharing in rooms & Tents)
Last date for Booking is = 1st February, 2018.

PKR 5,000/- Advance & Registration form must be filled to Confirm registration.

For More Details and registration Please Call
03235459876 / 03477584460 or write us at

Bank Account Details:

Account Title = Discover Pakistan

Account Number= 00362002788732

Silk Bank (Online Cash Deposit Facility Available in all silk bank Branches across Pakistan / ATM Transfer Facility Also Available VIA 1-link / Internet Banking Funds Transfer Facility)

Discover Pakistan offers a perfect match between price and quality services. DP works with the aim of providing a platform to nature lovers and adventure enthusiastic and thus enabling them to discover the Magnificence of the land of hospitality, Pakistan.

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Further Customized Packages for Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir are also available for Groups and couples

February 02 2018


Start: February 2 @ 9:00 pm
End: February 5 @ 11:45 pm


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