Reasons To Visit Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur is one of the larger cities in Pakistan and is located in the province of Punjab. Visitors to the city can find plenty of interesting landmarks to see such as the stunning Nur Mahal palace and the Fort Darawar Replica, while those with a strong interest in history will want to see the Tomb of Mai Jindan which is one of Pakistan’s most cherished historic sites. Along with its plentiful cultural and historical attractions, visitors to Bahawalpur should set aside a day to explore the Lal Suhanra National Park which is 30 km from the city. Don’t forget to browse through some of the thriving street markets or enjoy a drink in a local café, while you will also find plenty of modern restaurants and shops in the city.
Arriving In Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur Airport is located just 4 km from Bahawalpur and currently handles a small selection of domestic flights across Pakistan. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Bahawalpur won’t be able to find any direct flights available, so you will need to make a stopover somewhere before transferring to continue your journey.
At Bahawalpur Airport you will find very little available in terms of facilities and services, although there are a few different fast food outlets and cafés available for hungry travelers. However, it is advisable to bring everything essential you need with you in order to avoid disappointment. Once you have touched down at the airport you can find taxis available just outside of the terminal, or you can prearrange for a private transfer before catching your flight.
Bahawalpur Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Pakistan, you’ll have to have a valid visa so make sure you get an application complete before your journey. However, if you are visiting the country for business purposes then you can get a business visa upon arrival. In Bahawalpur the weather gets rather hot over the summer on a similar level to the UAE with average highs of 40 degrees in June, although it can get surprisingly cold over the winter so you will need something warm on in the evenings. There is also a brief rainy season in the region beginning in July through until August. You will need to put your clocks forward by just an hour to get on local time in Bahawalpur, while the currency you will need in Pakistan is the Pakistani rupee.
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* This information is correct as of April 2018
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