Painting - Oil On Canvas
Name: Derawar Fort
Location: Cholistan Desert about a 100km from Bahawalpur
Built in : 1733
The first fort on the site was built by Hindu Rajput, Rai Jajja Bhati of Jaisalmer
Significance: It is the largest and the most superlatively preserved fort of Cholistan. The powerful fort towers over the surrounding semi desert and is visible from miles around. Four shrines of pious Muslims are located near Derawar Fort. The Derawar Mosque, having 3 domes and 4 minarets, is an exact replica of Moti Masjid at Red Fort Delhi, and was built in 1844 A.D. Derawar Fort is located in the cholistan desert about 100 Km from Bahwalpur. Derawar can be termed as the Gateway of Cholistan. Trips to other forts can be arranged from here in the form of Camel Safaris or jeep Safaries. Every year a Jeep Ralley is held in the desert of Cholistan. This Race is so famous that people from all over the world come to the desert to see and participate in the jeep ralley. This jeep ralley is broadcasted live by some local channels of Pakistan. It is really worth it spending every penny to come here and watch the Cholistan jeep ralley Bahawalpur.
May 10th, 2013
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