Bahawalpur is a city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Bahawalpur is the 11th largest city in Pakistan by population as per a 2017 census, with a population of 762,111. It’s also the largest city by land area consisting of Cholistan, the largest desert of Punjab.

It is famous for its carpets, embroidery, and pottery. The Punjab government has set up a Craft Development Centre from where handicrafts can be purchased. These handicrafts are mostly manufactured in the Cholistan area.



It is said to be the 12th largest city in Pakistan and is situated in Punjab. It was recognized as the capital of a princely state after the Durrani Empire declined. This princely state was founded by Nawab Muhammad Bahawal Khan-II in the early nineteenth century.

Languages spoken here are Saraiki, Punjabi, and Urdu

Sohn Halwa is the most special sweet dish of Bahawalpur. You can buy the most delicious and fantastic Sohn Halwa mixed with dry fruits and nuts from certain old halwa maker shops

It was founded in 1748 by Nawab Bahawal Khan I, after migrating to the region around Uch from Shikarpur, Sindh. Bahawalpur replaced Derawar as the clan’s capital city.

Among its heritage include the seven gates of the old city. Like most ancient cities Bahawalpur was a walled city with gates to various routes leading towards other cities and nearby states. The gates include Bikaneri Gate, Bohar Gate, Multani Gate, Ahmedpuri gate, Dirawari gate, Mori Gate, and Shikarpuri Gate.

District Bahawalpur spreads over an area of 24,830 square kilometers, comprising the five tehsils of Bahawalpur. Hasilpur. Khairpur Tamewali


It lies some 117m above sea level. The climate is dry. Over the year, there is virtually no rainfall in Bahawalpur. According to the Köppen-Geiger system, it is classified as BWh. The average annual temperature is 25.7 °C | 78.3 °F. The rainfall is around 143 mm | 5.6 inches per year