Having a plan to visit some old Mughal emperor forts. Let’s explore some old fort from Pakistan namely Derawar Fort. Built by the Nawab’s (emperors) in 1733 is large square fortress located in Bahawalpur, Punjab. The forty bastions of Derawar are visible for many miles in Cholistan Desert. Walls are 30 feet high and having circumference of 1500 meters.
Derawar Fort also known as Qila Derawar is still in it’s original shape because they have guardians to protect the ancient things. The unknown age fort have the tombs of Amirs or Derawar. These tombs walls are decorated with attractive blue glazed tiles contrasting with the ochre landscape. Those cannons used at that time to protect the Qila from enemies are also kept there which gives tombs magnificent view.
Camel Riding is obviously a fun ride but in desert you will understand the plane of desert riding. people worth enjoy the ride while the canons have it’s own worth from the centuries.
Cholistan Rally Bahawlpur
Every year there is a crowd of people to watch the Jeep Rally held in Cholistan Deserts. Cholistan rally famous sponsors like Toyota, Dew, Pakwheels etc. Desert rally have fans from the world they love to enjoy and participate in the jeep race. Jeep rally have broadcast in Pakistan’s local channels. According to the drivers they have tough time in 2016 due to some changes in the tracks and portions which give them breakdown. Whenever you visit the Bahawalpur Punjab never miss the Cholistan enjoyment.
Video: Bahawalpur Rally
History of Derawar Fort
The fort was built by Hindu Rajput, Bhati of Jaisalmer. It remained in the hands of the Rajput Bhati 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 at Shikarpur. Nawab Mubarak Khan took the stronghold back in 1804.