ABOUT Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Darbar Road in Bahawalpur is a kilometre long stretch that intersects Bahawalpur Road on one end and Girls School Road on the other. It is surrounded by various important landmarks and known towns of the city and intersects numerous important roads that lead to various parts of the city.
It is believed that the road was named Darbar Road due to its proximity to Darbar Mahal, a beautiful palace built by Prince of Bahawalpur in 1904. Darbar Road was once the only direct route to the palace and hence the name. The route was closed after the army took over the palace. With restricted public access, Darbar Mahal is now accessible through Farid Gate Road, another important route that crosses Darbar Road on Saddar Puli.
Some of the major towns located along the road are Gulzar Basti, Goheer Town, Satellite Town, Canal Colony and Officers Colony. The road has many important landmarks including popular educational institutes and parks along its stretch. Direct link to Girls College Road also connects it to the University Chowk i.e. the entry point of Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Moreover, it connects to nearby markets and shopping areas.
Bahawalpur Museum and Bahawalpur Zoo are located near the road. While it is a short road, it has strategic importance offering comfort and ease to the residents in the nearby towns.
AT A GLANCE
- An important route surrounded by commercial and residential areas
- Islamia University, Bahawalpur is located nearby
- Farid Gate Road crosses this road at Saddar Puli
- It is a 1 km long road close to many significant landmarks
- Spacious well-carpeted road offering easy access to the main city
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
People residing in areas around a road are likely to have easy access to public transport as most roads have bus stops. Thankfully, this road is no different either as there are several options for public transport on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
A few important bus stops located on and around Darbar Road include the following:
- Kali Puli Bus Stop on the junction of Darbar Road and Yazman Road is a popular stop where several buses pass at different times of the day
- Saddar Puli is another stop located on the junction of Darbar Road and Farid Gate Road
- Farid Gate Stop near Circular road located at a distance of less than a kilometre from Darbar Road is one of the major bus stops of the city
Other famous bus stops in the vicinity are Puli Dewan and University Bus Stop. Islamia University Bus Stop on Circular Road in Officers Colony is a drive of about 5 minutes from this road. Meanwhile, Puli Dewan on Jail Road is located at a distance of around 1 km from Darbar Road.
There is also a station for mini cabs in the vicinity. Located on jail road, it is a drive of about 4 minutes from this area. They provide vehicles for within and intercity travelling. Also, a famous app-based ride hailing service is now available in the city offering convenient public transport option.
Daewoo Express, a private transport company noticeably popular for inter-city travelling in Pakistan is located at a distance of around 5 km from this road. They have stations in most cities of the country. The Bahawalpur Daewoo station is a red-bricked spacious building. The service is famous for its efficient travelling routes and impressive customer services.
Bahawalpur Railway Station
The Railway Station is located on Railway Road in Faridabad, is located at a distance of around 2 km from Darbar Road. You can reach it in about 10 minutes by car. The station was recently rebuilt as a large, beautiful, red and white building that is nothing short of a landmark itself.
Markets on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Darbar Road is essentially a commercial route with access to different parts of Bahawalpur. Therefore, there are various markets on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
Some popular markets located in road’s radius are:
- Ehsas Mart on Fareed Gate Road is located at a walking distance of around 2 to 3 minutes from Darbar Road
- Jazba Book Shop on Goheer Town Main Road, a walk of 3 to 5 minutes from this road, is a treat for the bookworms in the area
- Sheeraz Market in Faisal Colony, a drive of 5 minutes from here, is a large market offering items of daily use
- Also, Save' n Save Cash & Carry is a supermarket on One Unit Chowk in Satellite Town is a 2 minutes’ drive from Darbar Road
There are quite a few more markets and shops in the locality. For instance, Awais Complex is another mart located a few paces away from Save' n Save Cash & Carry on Rafi Qamar Road. Meanwhile, 99 Supermarket on Circular Road is a drive of about 3 to 4 minutes from this area.
You can also visit Chowk Bazaar in the Shahi Bazaar of the Old City area. It will take you around 6 to 8 minutes to get there by car. However, it is a huge market offering the traditional garments of Bahawalpur such as chunri fabric, embroidered dress and applique work shirts.
Furthermore, Zain Market in Ali Abad Town is a popular shop in the area. It is a drive of around 5 minutes from here. Finally, a few steps from Darbar Road, located on Farid Gate Road, there are several shops of various apparel brands in Haqqi Centre and around it. Some of the most famous brand outlets there include:
- Outfitters, a famous apparel brand specializing in western wear
- Bonanza Satrangi, a brand of winter wear and eastern dresses
- Sana Safinaz, a famous designer brand for women’s lawn fabric
- Al Karam, Nishat Linen and Ideas by Gul Ahmed are also brands of women clothing
- Also, there is an outlet of Miniso located on the road offering several beauty products, plush toys and small gift items
There are also a few shops selling gadgets such as computers, laptops and mobiles in Bahawalpur Cantt area, a drive of less than 2 minutes from Darbar Road. These shops include Hashmi Computers, Laptop Land, Global Computers, Star Computers and Mobile Services Shop.
Moreover, there is a shop called Bahawalpur Chunri House located on Ahmed Puri Gate Road. You can reach there in around 4 minutes from Darbar Road by car. People visit the shop for its beautiful chunri dresses and dupattas.
Mosques on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
This road offers convenience to the residents of the surrounding areas in all possible ways. Therefore, there is a sufficient number of mosques on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
Following mosques are among the most visited in the area:
- Jamia Masjid Canal Colony and EidGah Canal Colony are situated on Darbar Road near Kali Puli
- Bari Masjid and Jamia Masjid Gulzar Colony are located right on Darbar Road near its point of intersection with Farid Gate Road
- Meanwhile, Masjid-e-Dolat Khana Aliya is a large mosque in Gulshan-e-Farid Colony, a distance of 1 km from this road
- Jamia Masjid Saharwardia on main road in Anwar Colony is a walk of around 2 to 3 minutes from Darbar Road
Another popular mosque in the vicinity is Jamia Masjid Sadiq. Located near Darbar Mahal, the mosque has an aesthetically pleasing architecture. It has four minarets and 3 domes, all decorated with intricate patterns. The mosque has a garden surrounding the main building. People often visit the place for its aesthetics as well. The mosque attracts lots of tourists, especially photographers.
Schools, Colleges And Universities on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Home to Islamia University and Sadiq Public School, Bahawalpur is a city known for educational institutes of excellent repute. Consequently, there are quite a few schools, colleges and universities on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
Bahawalpur has some of the most famous schools in the country. Some popular options located near Darbar Road are enlisted below:
- Govt. Girls High School in Canal Colony is located right on Darbar Road
- Government Boys High School is also situated on Darbar Road near its intersection with Bahawalpur Road
- Al-Iman Public School in Goheer Town is a drive of around 1 to 2 minutes from Darbar Road
- SES Junior School in Goheer Town is located at a distance of less than a kilometre from this route
There are several other schools located in the vicinity as well. These include:
- Govt. Comprehensive Girls High School on Girls College Road in Anwar Colony, a drive of 5 minutes from Darbar Road
- Bloomfield Hall Junior School and Dar-e-Aram School on Rafi Qamar Road in Satellite Town, a distance of about 3 km from here
- Holly Flowers School and The Generation Grammar School on Baghdad Thana Road are located at a distance of less than 2 km from this road
Furthermore, a few other schools are located a small distance away from this road. These include Ahmed Public School near Darbar Mahal in Muslim Town at a driving distance of about 5 minutes, Government Technical High School on Farid Gate Road next to Sadiq Sane High School at a distance of about 1 km and Allied School Allama Iqbal Campus on Girls College Road in Faisal Colony, situated at a driving distance of 6 km from Darabr Road.
Sadiq Dane High School
This is a high school located near Fareed Gate in Bahawalpur. Considered the largest school in the city, Sadiq Dane High School has over 2000 students enrolled currently. You can reach the magnificent building in around 3 minutes by car from Darbar Road.
Nawab of Bahawalpur established the school. The architecture of the school reminds one of the days gone past with its royal minarets, classic clock tower style, spacious corridors and high ceilings. It is counted among the many heritage buildings of the city.
Besides, it is the historic significance and it’s standing as an important landmark of the city, the school offers good quality education. The administration believes in shaping productive individuals and strives to ingrain the traditional manners in their pupils.
Government Sadiq Model Girls High School Bahawalpur
Government Sadiq Model Girls High School Bahawalpur in Anwar Colony is a well-known school in the public sector. The school enjoys an impressive reputation, thanks to its competent faculty and up-to-date teaching methods. It is an old school with a large building and ample grounds. The space allows the girls to enjoy their free time in constructive activities such as sports or any other creative preoccupation.
It is located at a driving distance of barely 2 minutes from this road.
There are also a few popular colleges of Bahawalpur located on and around Darbar Road. These are as follows:
- Allama Iqbal Science College and Moon Girls College on Darbar Road in Gulzar Basti
- Allama Iqbal College Goheer Campus in Gulshan-e-Farid Colony is a drive of 4 minutes form this road
- Brook Law College and The Best College on Rafi Qamar Road in Satellite Town are located at a distance of around 1.5 km from here
There is a cluster of colleges located on and around Baghdad Road near One Unit Chowk at a distance of around 3 to 4 km from Darbar Road. These colleges are Reads College, Millat College of Commerce and National College of Science And Information Technology in Satellite Town.
Sadiq Egerton College, Bahawalpur
Established in 1886, Sadiq Egerton College aka S.E College was named after Sir Robert Egerton, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab and Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan, the famous Nawaab of Bahawalpur. The school is renowned for mixing academics, co-curricular activities and sports for character building of the students.
This famous public sector college is situated in Bahawalpur Cantt at a distance of about 1 km from Darbar Road.
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College
Also known as QAMC, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College is a renowned medical college in Bahawalpur. Located in Bahawalpur Cantt, the college is affiliated with the popular Bahawal Victoria Hospital for the newly graduated doctors’ clinical training and research. In the case of saturation, pupils are also sent to Civil Hospital Bahawalpur as well. Lieutenant General Attique-ur-Rehman (retd.) was the then Governor of Punjab and laid the foundation of college on December 2nd, 1971. It is a drive of around 4 minutes from Darbar Road.
Apart from the quality of education and delivery of facilities, the college is famous for its unique architecture as well. The famous Pakistani architect Abdur Rahman Hye had designed with intelligent incorporation of climate control features such as courtyards and overhangs for shade, strategic window placement and cross ventilation. Moreover, the roof vaults offer insulation as well as rich airflow controlling ceiling temperatures. The idea behind this strategic design was to protect the building from the extreme weather conditions of the city.
Besides schools and colleges, the road is not short of universities and higher education institutes either. Some of the more well-known institutes are discussed below:
Government Sadiq College Women University
Established as an intermediate college in 1944 by Nawab Sir Sadiq Khan Abbasi V of Bahawalpur, Government Sadiq College Women University had been given the status of a public university only in 2013. However, it was first upgraded to the status of a degree college in 1957, which was allowed to offer master’s programmes in 2010.
The university is located on Girls College Road in Anwar Colony at a distance of around 1 km from Darbar Road. GSCWU is offering graduate and post-graduate programmes in a number of fields such as Zoology, Botany, English, Urdu, Education, Mathematics, Economics, Business Administration, Home Economics and Fine arts, Applied Psychology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Physics, Chemistry and Islamic Studies.
Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CUVAS)
Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences on Yazman Road in Islamia Colony is located at a distance of about 2 km from Darbar Road. It is a veterinary university belonging to the public sector. It was established in 2014 and is considered among the top few universities offering a DVM degree.
Apart from DVM, the university currently offers BS degrees in the fields of Zoology, Applied Microbiology, Biological sciences, Poultry Science, Food Science Technology (Fst), Biochemistry, Animal sciences *Livestock Associated Degree and Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT). The university also offers a 6-months course in Artificial Insemination.
Islamia University, Bahawalpur
Initially, Islamia University was called the Jamia Abbasia as it was limited to religious studies. It was established in 1925 in Bahawalpur with an objective to follow the famous Al-Azhar University of Egypt in academic pursuits.
The university was renamed in 1975 from Jamia Abbasia to The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. It is a public university offering graduate and postgraduate degrees in various fields. The university held a good reputation and has a competitive faculty. It is located on Circular Road, a distance of around 1 km from Darbar Road.
Banks on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
An important route like Darbar Road has commercial significance making it imperative for it to have banks and ATMs located nearby. Consequently, there are quite a few bank on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
A few closest bank and ATM options in the vicinity are:
- Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) and National Savings Centre are located right next to Darbar Road near Faird Gate Road
- The Bank of Punjab near Sadiq Egerton College on Farid Gate Road is a walk of around 5 to 7 minutes from Darbar Road
- Allied Bank Limited (ABL) near University Chowk is located at a walking distance of around 5 minutes from this road
Meanwhile, different branches of several banks are scattered in line along the Stadium Road and Circular Road. These banks are MCB, United Bank Limited and National Bank of Pakistan on Stadium Road near and around Fareed Gate. These are a drive of around 2 to 4 minutes from Darbar Road. Also, First Women Bank Ltd. (FWBL), Bank of Khyber and Askari Bank are located on Circular Road next to each other. You can reach these banks in around 4 to 5 minutes by car if you are travelling from Darbar Road.
Finally, Bank Alfalah and Bank Islami on Circular Road are looking a little farther from Darbar Road, making it a drive of around 6 to 8 minutes from there.
Clinics and Hospitals on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Darbar Road enjoys an interesting location. You can access various crucial facilities from this road. Therefore, it is no big surprise there are many clinics and hospitals on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
Following are some of the popular hospital located in the area:
- Mushtaq Khan Memorial Hospital on University Chowk in Gulzar-e-Farid Colony is a well-known children’s hospital - a walk of around 5 minutes from Darbar Road
- Zaib Hospital in Satellite Town is a drive of around 3 to 4 minutes from this road
- Also, Anwar Clinic in Riaz Colony is a drive of around 5 minutes from this area
City Hospital Bahawalpur
City Hospital Bahawalpur, a large government hospital offering treatment option in both general medicine and specialities is located on University Chowk Road, a drive of around 3 to 5 minutes from Darbar Road.
Rafi Qamar Hospital
Rafi Qamar Hospital in Muslim Town is a drive of approximately 3 minutes from Darbar Road. It is one of the oldest private sector hospitals in the city. The road on which the hospital is located was named Rafi Qamar Road after the founder of this hospital who was city’s most revered doctor at one time.
Also, CMH Institute of Medical Sciences, Bahawalpur on Medical Colony Avenue in Bahawalpur Cantt is a drive of around 4 minutes from this road. It is a military hospital offering modern technology for medical testing and offers affordable treatment for the military officers.
Bahawal Victoria Hospital
Bahawal Victoria Hospital was established in 1876 as a Civil Hospital with an operation theatre and a dispensary. It was renamed as Bahawal Victoria Hospital in 1906. Now it has become one of the leading hospitals in the province offering clinical expertise in both general and specialities. Patients visit this healthcare unit in multitude.
A large medical facility with 1600 beds, Bahawal Victoria Hospital is a tertiary care unit with modern equipment and technology to carry put the latest treatment procedures. The hospital witnessed a glorious transformation in 1952 when there was a Nursing School extension to allow improvement in basic health practices. The final cherry on top of this transformation came in 1970 with its nexus with Quaid e Azam Medical College (QAMC).
The hospital has highly qualified and competent doctors and staff. Currently, the hospital is working under various departments. These include Department of Medicine with 4 wards, Two wards of Department of Gynaecology, Four units of Department of Surgery, Department of Allied Medicine, Two wards for Department of Paediatrics, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiology, Department of Physiotherapy, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology and Department of Community Medicine and Public Health.
Bahawal Victoria Hospital is located on Circular Road at a distance of around 2 km from Darbar Road. You can reach there in around 5 minutes by car. Meanwhile, Aga Khan University Hospital Laboratory is a specimen-collecting unit located on Circular Road near Chughtai Lahore Lab. You will find Aga Khan Laboratories branches all over the country. The lab has a good reputation when it comes to medical testing. It is a drive of about 5 minutes from Darbar Road.
PROPERTIES ON DARBAR ROAD, BAHAWALPUR
Sales Price Trends on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
The real estate industry shows extreme deviation at times. The smallest of factors can have an immense effect on the ROIs of a particular area. Therefore, to invest in any area, you need to study the price trends of properties with great care. Given below is a breakdown of sales price trends in Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
Houses for Sale on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Houses are available for sale on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur. The general price trends for houses for sale in this are PKR 70 lakh for a 4-bedroom house of 4.5 marla. Meanwhile, larger properties of 18 marla are available for PKR 1.5 crore. The price trend is subjected to fluctuation based on the location and condition of houses.
Plots for Sale on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Various plots for sale are also available on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur. The general price trend for 5 marla corner plot is around PKR 32.5 lakh. Meanwhile, the price for 7 marla plots on a good location is around PKR 40 lakh. For now, the plots available in this area are mainly residential.
Commercial Properties for Sale on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
There are various commercial properties available for sale on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur. The general price trends for 1 marla shop is around PKR 30 lakh. Also, 1.2 marla properties are available for sale at a rate between 35 and 40 lakh. Meanwhile, investors can buy 3 to 5 marla shops at a price of around PKR 90 lakh. The variation in the price is because of the location.
On the other hand, double-storey shops of 4 to 5 marla are available at higher rates than their single-storey counterparts. These include 2-storey shops of 3.5 to 4.5 marla for PKR 1.3 crore. However, the price trend for single-storey shops of 7 marla is around 1.2 crore. A few 10 marla shops with proper furnishing. Electric backup and internet access can be bought for PKR 1.2 crore.
Rent Price Trends on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
When it comes to investing in properties, investigating and knowing the trends goes a long way. It helps you in making an informed decision. While currently, there are no flats available on rent on Darbar Road, there are houses and commercial properties available for rent. The rental price trends on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur are covered in the following sections.
Houses for Rent on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Houses for rent are available on Darbar Road in Bahawalpur. The rent trend for 5 marla well-furnished houses of 3 bed-rooms is about PKR 15 thousand. However, triple-storey 5 marla houses offering 6-bedrooms are available at a rent of around PKR 30 thousand.
Meanwhile, the rents for 4 marla houses with 4-bedrooms is about PKR 20 thousand. Yet, 11 marla houses of double-storey at a good location can have rent as high as PKR 90 thousand.
Commercial Properties for Rent on Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Commercial properties for rent are also available on Darbar Road. The general trend for a shop of 1 to 2 marla is about PKR 10 thousand. The prices, however, may vary with the exact location of a property.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
People are shifting from the bazaar culture to mall mania. They would like to do their shopping under one roof. Therefore, the presence of at least one mall in each area has become crucial. Consequently, there is a sufficient number of malls near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
The Boulevard Mall on Farid Gate Road is barely a 2 minutes’ drive from Darbar Road. It is a popular shopping mall in the city offering various local and international brands. You will find shops such as Outfitters, Lawrencepur, Almirah, Kayseri and Sana Safinaz.
Meanwhile, The Master Mall and Victoria Shopping Mall are also famous malls in the area. They are located on Matyar Link Road in Old Bahawalpur City. You can reach there in around 7 to 8 minutes by car.
Apart from shopping malls offering apparel and accessories, there are a few mobile and computer malls as well. These include MT Technology Solutions and Secure World Outlet.
There is also a City Centre Mall on S.E College Road which is a drive of about 2 minutes from Darbar Road. The Mall has several popular shops including Miniso, Warda Designer Collection and Bonanza Satrangi.
Restaurants and Bakeries in Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Since it is a road of considerable commercial value, there are many restaurants and bakeries on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
Following are some of the eateries offering highly delicious food:
- Bawarchi Biryani, Bilal Chicken Broast, Malik Chicken Broast and Seerani Food point are located on Darbar Road near Farid Gate Road
- Bobby’s Restaurant on Circular Road is a drive of about 7 minutes from this area
- Meanwhile, Shahjahan Grill Restaurant on Circular Road opposite QAMC is a lavish eatery offering fine dining, located at a distance of around 3 km from Darbar Road
There is a cluster of some of the most famous restaurants on Farid Road in Bahawalpur Cantt area. These restaurants are a short walk of merely 5 to 7 minutes from Darbar Road. These include Moon Chicken Broast, Fine Chicken Broast, City Café and Grill, Pizza Hut and Salt’ N Pepper. Furthermore, Coffee Planet, a popular café is located among these restaurants as well.
Also, you will find several restaurants located in a line on Girls Colleges Road. These include the following:
- Sizzling Foods and Sling Food in Anwar Colony, a drive of about 4 minutes from Darbar Road
- AA Food Point, a fast food restaurant while a drinks’ shop, Ejaz Soda Water are located don University Chowk, a distance of 1 km from this area
- Uni Food and Pizza Shop is a local pizza shop on University Chowk in Gulshan e Farid Colony, a drive of about 2 minutes from here
There are also a few bakeries located in the vicinity. These include Haji Rasheed and Sons Sweets and Bakers on Yazman Road, a drive of about 3 minutes, Al Fareed Sweet and Bakers on Circular Road near Farid Gate, a drive of 5 minutes and Al Madina Bakers in Falak Market on Circular Road is a drive of 7 minutes from Darbar Road.
There is also a group of bakeries offering delectable sweets in Satellite Town, located at a distance of about 1.5 km from this road. These include Data sweets & Bakers, Cake Studio, Imran Sweets and Ideal Sweets and Bakers.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
A locality offering viable sports facilities will always be a great option. There are various sports facilities and fitness centres on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
Some of the frequently visited gyms in the locality are:
- Ladies Bahawalpur Club and Bahawal Club are located on Darbar Road near MEPCO Complex Bahawalpur
- Advance Health Gym on Farid Gate Road in Goheer Town is a short drive of 2 to 3 minutes from this area
- Khaqan Saleem Fitness in Bahawalpur Cantt near Bahawal Victoria Hospital is a drive of 5 minutes from
- Fitness Pump on Model Town Road in Old Bahawalpur City, a distance of around 1 km from this area
There are quite a few other fitness centres in the vicinity as well. A cluster is located in Satellite Town at a driving distance of around 5 to 6 minutes from Darbar Road. These include Khaqan Saleem Fitness, Time to Witness and Iron house Gym and the Fitness Club. The latter is a large fitness facility in the area often visited by the residents from the surrounding area.
Moreover, Dring Stadium and Matiullah Hockey Ground are located near Bahawalpur Zoo on Stadium Road in Bahawalpur Cantt. Both are large facilities famous for conducting games and competitions.
Dring Stadium, Bahawalpur
Also known as Bahawal Stadium, this sports ground is a multipurpose facility. However, it is more commonly used for holding cricket matches. It was built in 1948 and was ahead of its time being the first proper sports stadium of the country.
The stadium has a capacity of 15,000 people. It now rarely hosts A-list matches. However, under 19 matches are frequently held here.
Parks on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Recreational activity is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Any area is considered valuable that offers parks and grounds for entertainment and recreational activity. Fortunately, there are a sufficient number of parks near Darbar Road making it a worthy residential area.
Following are some of the most-visited park around the locality:
- M.T Park in Anwar Colony is the closest park from Darbar Road, located at a driving distance of around 3 minutes
- Another close option for the people residing near Darbar Road would be Shayan Park in Satellite at a distance of around 1 km
- Jinnah Park and Sharif Park near Family Hospital in Satellite Town are a drive of around 7 minutes from this road
- Rose Garden QAMC near QAMC is located at a distance of around 2 km from this area
There is a cluster of parks located in the satellite town. These include Shams Park, Aziz ur Rehman Park, Fatima Jinnah Park and Commercial Area Park. Among these, Fatima Jinnah Park is the largest one with a spacious jogging track, swings, greenery and ample ground space. Also, Abdullah Park in Bihari Colony in Satellite Town is a drive of about 6 minutes from this area.
It is a large zoological garden spread over an area of 25 acres. Established in 1942, the facility comes under the jurisdiction of Bahawalpur Government. Its earlier name was Sher Bagh. Bahawalpur Zoo is the fourth largest zoo in the country.
The zoo has an impressive collection of lions and Bengal tigers. Occasionally, they have bred and provided other zoos with such wild cats. There are both modern moated closures as well as old-style cages. There is a collection of Indian civet cats and jackals. Meanwhile, in large outdoor enclosures, crocodiles are put.
Furthermore, the zoo has a large pond housing several cranes, pelicans, geese and peafowl. You will also find chinkara, blackbuck, nilgai, hog deer, European mouflon and European red deer.
Located on Stadium Road in Old Bahawalpur City, the zoo is a distance of around 2 km from this road. There is also an aquarium and stuffed animals’ museum displaying the last shot lion of Punjab.
The Bahawalpur Museum
Established in 1976, The Bahawalpur Museum is a site of art, archaeology, modern history, heritage and religion. It comes under the jurisdiction of the district government of Bahawalpur. Considered a recreation spot of historic importance, the museum is visited by the tourists among the other buildings of heritage such as forts and palaces.
It is situated near Medical Colony Avenue in Bahawalpur Cantt, a drive of around 3 to 4 minutes from Darbar Road. The museum with its breath-taking architecture, the characteristic white domes and minarets of the royal age, makes a famous landmark of the city.
Currently, the museum has 8 galleries with a massive collection. The main highlights of the museum are Pakistan Movement Gallery displaying the Modern history of Pakistan, Archaeological Gallery representing the region’s archaeological history, Islamic gallery exhibiting manuscripts, Quranic documents and important inscriptions, Cultural heritage of the city Cholistan Heritage and Art and finally an Art and coin gallery.
Salons and Spas on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur
Nowadays, every area has at least a few small parlours around even if there are not any high-end salons there. The towns and colonies surrounding this road are no different either. You will find there are numerous salons and spas on and near Darbar Road, Bahawalpur.
Following are the nearest beauty parlour options for the people residing near the road:
- Bismillah HairDresser and Shakoori Hair Salon are located on Darbar Road near its junction with Bahawalpur Road
- Gold Series Salon is located on Farid Gate Road in Mushtaq Colony at a drive of around 4 minutes from Darbar Road
- Salix Beauty Parlour in Anwarabad Colony is a drive of 5 minutes from here
There is a cluster of salons located on Girls College Road, a distance of around 1 km from this road. These beauty parlours include Living Doll Beauty Salon in Riaz Colony, Akram Lovely Hair Dresser in Anwar Colony and Huda Beauty Studio in Noor ul Haq Colony. Among these, Huda Beauty Studio is the most popular option. Huda Beauty Studio is also a great option as they offer quality services at affordable rates. Another reasonable option is Hoor Beauty Parlour located in Arif Town, at a distance of about 2 km from this road.
Darbar Road is a route of commercial significance with several important places and facilities nearby. Islamia University of Bahawalpur, a famous public sector institution that was founded to follow the educational structure of the famous Islamic university, Al-Azhar University of Cairo, Egypt, is located at a distance of 2 km from this road. Moreover, Rafi Qamar Hospital on Rafi Qamar Road is also located nearby.
Bahawalpur Museum with its lavish galleries and magnificent architecture is a drive of only 4 to 5 minutes from Darbar Road. It is a heritage site visited by tourists and locals alike.
Moreover, there are various traditional buildings of historic importance near this road. These buildings have a classic dome and minaret structure that reminds the visitors of the days when the area was under the rule of Nawabs.
The area encircles some of the most famous palaces near Darbar Road. It is located at a short distance of 2 to 3 km from this road.
Following are the most notable mahals located here:
One important area near this road is the Bahawalpur palaces. The road is named after one of the palaces located in this area namely Darbar Mahal. It is a royal palace located at a distance of around 1.5 km from Darbar Road.
Bahawal Khan V had had this palace built for his wife in 1905. Armed Forces of Pakistan had been controlling this palace since 1971. Public is not allowed here for visits anymore. The palace is huge and magnificent with breathtaking architecture.
Nishat Mahal is another beautiful palace located right next to Darbar Mahal. It is also a large building with long and spacious courtyards and high ceilings with fancy chandeliers. The administration turns on the lights of the palace in the evening making it look even more beautiful.
Lying between the Nishat and Gulzar Mahal in the compound, this palace was named after Ameer Muhammad Bahawal Khan V’s wife. The Ameer had initiated its construction in 1905 with the intent of making it a royal residence. It was completed in 1911 almost with the completion of other palaces in the vicinity.
Another palace, a symbol of the royal past of the city, Gulzar Mahal with its enormous and striking doors is located in the Bahawalpur Palaces complex. Spread over an area of 34 acres, the palace is a picture of indulgence and luxury. Marble wars, mosaic rooftops and richly carpeted floors only add brilliance to the already beautiful architecture of the building.
All these palaces along with old buildings such as Sadiq Dane High School and Bahawal Victoria Hospital are designated as heritage sites due to their historic significance.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The road has many important landmarks including popular educational institutes and parks nearby. The route connects to a number of nearby markets and shopping areas. Some of the famous palaces of this city of forts are located in this road’s vicinity. All of this makes this area a popular choice among investors.
The area is rife with facilities. However, with this leisure comes the hustle-bustle. While many people don’t mind it much, some people prefer a quiet place for residence. Good news is that residential towns and colonies are built and planned in way that the noise isn’t a huge nuisance for the residents.
In short, the area is ideal for residential as well as commercial investment. Properties are available on and around it at affordable rates.
Importance of Darbar Road, Bahawalpur from major locations nearby
- Islamia University of Bahawalpur is located at a distance of around 2 km from this area
- Bahawalpur Museum is a drive of around 4 to 5 minutes from Darbar Road
- Quaid-e-Azam Medical College is a drive of 4 minutes from this road
- You can reach Darbar Mahal is around 3 to 4 minutes away
- Bahawal Victoria Hospital is located at a distance of about 3 km
- Bahawalpur Zoo is at a distance of around 3 km from this road
- Bahawal Stadium is a drive of around 5 to 7 minutes
- Rafi Qamar Hospital is a drive of 3 minutes from Darbar Road
- Nishat Mahal is a drive of around 4 minutes from here
- You can reach Sadiq Dane High school in around 3 minutes via Darbar Road