Cholistan Desert Tour
Your journey through Lahore, the Cholistan Desert, Bahawalpur, and Multan promises a rich tapestry of cultural exploration and natural beauty. Let's embark on this captivating tour. Begin your journey in Lahore, the cultural heart of Pakistan. Explore the Lahore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts stunning Mughal architecture. Wander through its lush gardens and admire the intricate details of Sheesh Mahal, a palace adorned with intricate mirror work. Next, visit the iconic Badshahi Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, and appreciate its grandeur and symmetry. Stroll through the Shalimar Gardens, another Mughal gem, and experience its meticulously planned terraced layout and cascading fountains. Don't miss the Lahore Museum, where you can delve into the region's history through its extensive collection of artifacts, art, and cultural exhibits.
As you venture towards the Cholistan Desert, you'll witness a stark change in landscape. Immerse yourself in the semi-nomadic lifestyle of the local people, who have adapted to the arid desert environment. Experience their customs and traditions as they navigate the harsh desert in search of water and grazing land for their livestock.
Explore the remnants of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization along the dry bed of the Hakra River, an archaeological treasure trove that sheds light on Pakistan's ancient history. Arriving in Bahawalpur, you'll encounter a city known for its royal heritage. Visit the Noor Mahal, a stunning palace that seamlessly blends Islamic and European architectural styles
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: September - March
|Cost: 950 Euro /person
- Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels with breakfast
- Air-conditioned transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Sightseeing tickets
- Local lunch
- Pick-up and drop-off services
- Tips for driver and guide
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
Cost (More than one person)
- for 2 persons: 600 Euro per person
- for 3 persons: 550 Euro per person
- for 4 persons: 500 Euro per person
- for 5 persons: 450 Euro per person
- for 6 persons: 400 Euro per person
- for 8 persons: 430 Euro per person
- for 10 persons: 400 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Arrival - Lahore Sightseeing
Your journey begins in Lahore, a city steeped in history and cultural heritage. Today's itinerary focuses on the historical gems of Lahore. Your day commences with a visit to the Lahore Fort, an architectural masterpiece that has witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties, most notably the Mughals and Sikhs.
Explore the intricate designs and rich history of the fort, with its stunning Sheesh Mahal, a palace adorned with dazzling mirror work. Stroll through the beautiful gardens within the fort, such as Pain garden and Naulakha Pavilion. Adjacent to the Lahore Fort, you'll find the splendid Badshahi Mosque. This grand mosque is an epitome of Islamic and Mughal architecture, showcasing the region's cultural diversity and architectural prowess. Be awed by the mosque's sheer scale and symmetry, which reflect a harmonious blend of Persian, local, and Middle Eastern styles. Take time to admire the intricate calligraphy and artistry that adorns the mosque's interior. In the evening, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Lahore by exploring the bustling old bazaars and night markets. Delight in the sensory overload as you wander through the colorful streets filled with fragrant spices, handicrafts, and traditional wares. It's the perfect opportunity to shop for souvenirs and sample delicious local cuisine at street stalls. Your first day in Lahore provides a glimpse into the city's historical richness and vibrant culture. As you explore the Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque, you'll be transported back in time to the eras of Mughal and Sikh rule, and the evening adventures in the old bazaars promise to be a delightful cultural immersion. Overnight Lahore.
Your second day in Lahore promises to be equally captivating, with visits to the enchanting Shalimar Garden, the Lahore Museum, and Emperor Jahangir's Tomb. Begin your day with a visit to the mesmerizing Shalimar Garden, a Persian-style garden that exudes romanticism and charm. This garden, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jehan, features triple terraces, marble pavilions, and flowing fountains that create an ambiance of love and happiness. Take a leisurely stroll through the lush greenery and admire the meticulous planning and design of this historic paradise. Your cultural journey continues at the Lahore Museum, a treasure trove of Pakistan's diverse culture and history. Explore the museum's extensive collection, which includes rare manuscripts, intricate miniatures, Islamic calligraphy, and contemporary arts and crafts. Of particular note is the remarkable collection of Buddhist art from the Gandhara Period, offering insights into the region's rich heritage. Conclude your day with a visit to Emperor Jahangir's Tomb, a stunning architectural masterpiece surrounded by serene gardens. Marvel at the exquisite mosaics and inlays that adorn the tomb, a testament to the grandeur of the fourth Mughal emperor, Jahangir. Take in the tranquil atmosphere and the historical significance of this site.
This day of exploration takes you from the romantic beauty of Shalimar Garden to the rich cultural heritage at the Lahore Museum, and finally to the architectural marvel of Emperor Jahangir's Tomb. Each site reflects a unique aspect of Lahore's history and culture, providing a comprehensive experience for your journey through the city. Overnight Lahore.
Lahore - Multan
As you arrive in Multan, a city steeped in spirituality and history, your day is dedicated to exploring the illustrious shrines and architectural marvels that define this cultural gem. Begin your day with a visit to the city's revered shrines. Multan is home to numerous shrines dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries, each emanating a profound spiritual aura. Explore the shrines and gain insight into the Sufi traditions and practices that have shaped the spiritual landscape of the region. These sacred sites hold great significance and offer a glimpse into the rich religious heritage of Multan. In the afternoon, explore the city's 18th-century mosques, architectural marvels that showcase the fusion of various design elements and artistic influences. Admire the intricate details, domes, and minarets of these mosques, which reflect the city's rich cultural and historical tapestry. This immersive experience allows you to delve into the spiritual and architectural magnificence of Multan. You'll leave with a profound understanding of the city's cultural heritage and the enduring legacy of its saints, making a lasting impression on your journey through this sacred and historically rich destination. Overnight Multan.
Multan - Uch Sharif - Bahawalpur
Your journey takes you to the historic town of Uch Sharif and the majestic Derawar Fort, adding depth to your cultural tour: Your day begins with a visit to the historic town of Uch Sharif, renowned for its rich cultural heritage. Explore the ancient Uch Sharif Shrine, which dates back to the 13th century and is revered as a significant pilgrimage site. Marvel at the intricate architecture and the spiritual ambiance that surrounds this shrine. Continue your drive to the majestic Derawar Fort, a grand structure that stands tall amidst the vast desert landscape. The imposing walls and intricate architecture of the fort transport you to a bygone era, providing a glimpse into the region's historical legacy. Visit the Tomb of the Nawab, a splendid mausoleum that pays tribute to the rulers of Bahawalpur.
Explore the architectural splendor of this monument and gain insights into the history of the region's rulers. This excursion not only showcases the architectural splendor and historical legacy of the region but also adds depth to your cultural tour. Uch Sharif and Derawar Fort, in particular, offer a unique perspective on the historical richness and heritage of this part of Pakistan. Overnight Bahawalpur.
Bahawalpur - Lahore
Your journey takes you to the enchanting city of Bahawalpur, known for its captivating landmarks and rich cultural heritage. Begin your day with a visit to the Noor Mahal, a stunning palace that seamlessly blends Islamic and European architectural styles. Marvel at the exquisite design and opulence of this palace, while learning about its royal history. Immerse yourself in the charm of the old city of Bahawalpur. Wander through its narrow streets, experiencing the vibrant atmosphere, and perhaps indulging in some local street food or shopping for traditional wares. Visit the Al Sadiq Mosque, a magnificent place of worship known for its grandeur and spiritual significance. Take in the architectural beauty of the mosque and appreciate its role as a center of spiritual and communal life in Bahawalpur.
Explore the local library, where you can delve into the rich literary heritage of Bahawalpur. Discover ancient manuscripts, books, and literary treasures that offer insights into the city's cultural and intellectual legacy. As the day comes to a close, bid farewell to Bahawalpur and make your way back to Lahore, cherishing the memories of your exciting and culturally enriching tour. This day in Bahawalpur allows you to explore its architectural gems, immerse yourself in the local culture, and appreciate the rich literary heritage of the city. The tour has provided you with a comprehensive experience of the cultural diversity and historical depth of this region.