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Placed Around Bahawalpur

Lal Suhanra National Park: This park is ideal for recreation, education or research but shooting is forbidden. This park, 36 Km to the east of Bahawalpur, is a combination of a natural lake and forest on 77,480 acres of land and spread over on both sides of the Bahawal canal. It has watch-towers, catching ground, tourist huts, rest houses, camping grounds and treks for the visitors and lovers of nature. Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) owns and operates a Motel with six double rooms (A.C.) near the park (Ph. No. 0621-871144).

Wild Life: Hog deer, ravine deer, black buck and blue bull are common. Fox, Jackals, hares, porcupines, mongoose, arks, owls and hawks are also found. Wild boars are also found in large numbers in the forest areas.

Panjnad Head: The Punjnad Head Works is located 12 Km away from Uch Sharif where all the five rivers of Punjab meet. It is a nice picnic spot with scenic beauty.

Dera Nawab Sahib: It is 55 Km from Bahawalpur and the residental headquarters of the Nawabs of Bahawalpur. Almost every Nawab has built a palace for himself at this place. Sadiq Gargh palace built during the rule of Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan IV between 1882-1885 is the finest building there.

Forts: The old fort of Munde Shahid, 50 Km from Bahawalpur and Marot Fort are considered to be antiquities. A place outside the Marot Fort is known as 'Baithak Maula Ali'. The tomb of Naugaza is located in the Munde Sharif Fort.

Musafir Khana: It is 30 Km from Bahawalpur. It is said that there are seven tombs known as 'Ali Ashab'. These tombs are said to be of the companions of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). A fair is held in the village, in the month of Jeth (May) on Fridays in the month of 'Har' (June).

Other Shrines: Other shrines of Bahawalpur Division are that of Khawaja Noor Muhammad known as Qibla-e-Alam at Chishtian, Shrine of another saint at Chachran and the shrine of Hazrat Mohkam Din known as 'Sahib-us-Sair' (great traveller) at Khanqah Sharif, 20 Km from Bahawalpur.

Mosque at Bhong: Bhong is in Rahim Yar Khan district, about 200 Km from Bahawalpur. This mosque was built by Rais Ghazzi, a local landlord of Bhong. Gold leaves have been used for the intricate decorative work and stylish calligraphic work in the mosque, which has made it famous for its beauty.

Pattan Minara: Pattan Minara, eight kilometers east of Rahim Yar Khan railway station is an extensive site of ruins in the division. There is a tower in the centre of four similar smaller towers at this place, which are believed to form a Buddhist monastery.

Bhutta Wahan: Bhutta Wahan is 15 Km from Rahim Yar Khan. It is believed to be the brithplace of 'Sassi', one of the legendary lovers "Sassi and Punnu". It is also believed to be the birth place of "Abu-al-Fazal and Faizi," the sons of Mullah Mubarak and famous courtiers of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great. The legend has it, that if a women gives birth to a child at this place, the child is sure to get the fame of a statesman like Abu-al-Fazal, scholar like Faizi or a lover like "Sassi". But nobody knows the sacred place precisely! 
 
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