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Cholistan Camel Safari

Cholistan Camel Safari

Key Destinations

Islamabad-Multan-Cholistan-Derawar Fort -Lal Suhanra Park
Safari Summary

Daily Safari: 4-6 hours

Max Altitude: 130m / 426ft

Duration: 9 Days

Camel Safari: 3-4 days

Safari Highlights

  • Experience a camel ride with local Nomads .
  • Lal Suhanra Park one of the largest national parks in South Asia.
  • Visit the Old Derawar fort built in the 9th century
  • One of the Pakistan’s best desert safaris.

Safari Overview

Cholistan is famous for its camel safaris. Winter is the best season to explore Cholistan. During summer it is very hot. This trip is an excellent combination of adventure and culture enabling you to visit not only some of the most important historical cities of Pakistan but also the remote villages and nomad camps of Cholistan Desert on Camel back. This Desert covers an area of over 16,000 square kilometers extending into the Thar Desert in India.

Explore the color-full bazaars of Bahawalpur and visit its interesting Museum before heading for the desert driving through Lal Suhanra Park, a lovely nature reserve developed in 1972. Arrive at Channan Pir village situated in the Cholistan Desert from where your exciting Camel Safari begins. This village is named after a holy man known as Channan Pir and is famous for the annual URS (death anniversary) during springtime when thousands flock for pilgrimage to the holy man’s grave at this place. Meet your Camels and the Camel men.

For the next three days you will experience the life of the nomads as you travel on Camel back from camp to camp, visiting numerous villages and nomad camps to familiarize yourself with the interesting life style of the Cholistani people. Nights will be spent in tents under open desert skies ideal for star sighting and dinners will be accompanied by local music and dances. The highlight of this safari is the imposing Derawar fort built in the 9th century, where you camp for your last night in the desert after saying farewell to your Camels. Visit the over 100 years old Derawar mosque and the Royal grave yard with its beautifully decorated tombs.

From Derawar drive out of the desert to the historic city of Uch through interesting villages enjoying the local lifestyles and rural landscape. Arrive at Uch that contains some of the most beautiful tombs with blue glazed tile – work reflecting a distinct influence of Central Asian architecture. During the 13th century, it was the center of Islamic learning and many famous scholars and saints lie buried in this small town. Visit the spectacular tomb of Bibi Jawindi with its beautiful glazed tile decorations, the tomb of Jalal-uddin Surkh and explore the colorful covered bazaars before proceeding to Multan, the city of saints. Spend a full day exploring the city of Multan which has a very ancient history and every invader who entered the Indian subcontinent from Alexander through to the Mauryans, Huns, Kushans, Arabs, Ghaznavids, Mughals and even the British struggled for its control

Holiday Itinerary

Day

1

Arrive Islamabad/Lahore/Karachi
You will be met at the airport on arrival & transferred to hotel. Afternoon tour of the city where you land overnight at hotel

Day

2

Fly to Multan
You will fly to Multan in the morning on your arrival our local Guide will meet you and give you a tour of the city of saints Multan. Overnight at hotel

Day

3

Drive to Bahawalpur
You will drive to Bahawalpur (60 Kilometers) and later proceed to Derawar Fort in Cholistan. You will spend the evening looking at the life surrounding this deserted city and the fort. You will see the beautiful mosque and meet the village people. Overnight in tents

Day

4

Full Day Camel Riding
We will give you camels to ride to Kotan Wala Toba nearby village where there is a Toba (Water Ditch) Overnight by tents

Day

5

Full Day Camel Riding
Camel rides to the nearby villages An unforgettable day on camel backs. Overnight by tents.

Day

6

Full Day Camel Riding
Camel to the to Chanan Pir. Overnight by tents.

Day

7

Drive to Uch Shareef
Meet the transport today drive to Uch Shareef the mystic center of Punjab. Visit the spectacular tombs of Jewendi Bibi & Hazrat Jalaluddin Surkh later proceed to Punjnad Camp on the river side

Day

8

Drive back to Multan and Fly to Islamabad/Lahore/Karachi
Drive to Multan Flight toslamabad/Lahore/Karachi. Overnight at hotel

Day

9

Fly back to Home

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