ABOUT MUSLIM TOWN BAHAWALPUR
Muslim Town Bahawalpur is ideally located on the main Rafi Qamar Road, which is a popular road of the city. The road proceeds to connect Muslim Town with other crucial arteries of Bahawalpur. If we go west, it connects the area to Farid Gate Road while at the northeast side it connects the area to Jhangi Wala Road. Farid Gate Road is an important thoroughfare of the city. From Farid Gate to Chak 9, Farid Gate Road is also known as University Road as it runs near plenty of renowned universities and other educational institutions along its length.
Rafi Qamar Hospital is located within the premises which proves to be a blessing not only for Muslim Town but for its nearby areas as well. Opposite to the town, there is Satellite Town which proves to be a generous neighbour by providing all sorts of facilities at a walking distance – routine facilities and unusual ones.
Muslim Town Bahawalpur is located close to the centre of the city, which puts it near some of the most famous places of the city. These places include Darbar Mahal, Farrukh Mahal, Gulzar Palace, Nishat Mahal, Central Library, Bahawalpur Museum, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Fawara Chowk, Bahawalpur Zoo, Fareed Gate.
History of Development
Before we dive into the details, here is a little trivial fact about Muslim Town. The existence of Muslim Town dates back to 1915, when British ruled the subcontinent. At that time, Model Town was exclusively a residential area for non-Muslims, and therefore Muslims felt the need to have a separate residential area for themselves. It was then that Muslim Town was discovered, as a residential area specifically for Muslims.
After that, the convention of naming areas after Model Town and Muslim Town has continued until now. You will find an area by the name of Muslim Town in several cities of Pakistan – Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Bahawalpur. A road in Phulleli, Hyderabad and a residential village area in Shahdara, Sindh is also named after Muslim Town.
AT A GLANCE
- Main road location of Rafi Qamar Road
- Rafi Qamar Hospital located within the area
- Satellite Town is a generous neighbour of the area
- Plenty of renowned educational institutions nearby
- Majority of the facilities are found at a walking distance
- Connected to Farid Gate Road, also known as the University Road
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
The following facilities can be found within and nearby the area.
Public Transport near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Finding public transport near Muslim Town Bahawalpur should not be a problem as One Unit Bus Stop is at a walking distance of 12 minutes. It is based at the intersection between Rafi Qamar Road and Farid Gate Road. From there the residents can find their respective buses depending on where they are headed to. Apart from buses, other modes of transport used by the locals in the city are auto-rickshaws, QINGQIs and ride-hailing apps.
For intercity transport, there are multiple options between bus, train and by air. For travelling by bus, the Daewoo Express Terminal is a trusted option which is located opposite to Sadiq Public School, on Bahawalpur to Ahmedpur Road, towards New Sabzi Mandi at a drive of 17 minutes and a distance nearly 8 km. The service has been started in recent years and has received good response from the public so far.
The City Bus Terminal is located towards the Old City Bahawalpur side of Stadium Road, coming after a drive of 13 minutes and a distance of 5 km. Over here you will find various intercity bus services including Skyways, Bahawalpur Express, Faisal Mover, Bilal Daewoo, etc.
Bahawalpur Railway Station on Railway Road, in Basti Faridabad is at a drive of 17 minutes and a distance of up to 7 km.
Bahawalpur Airport on Airport Road, New Cantt is at a 17 minutes’ drive and a distance of about 9 km. It is a domestic airport that only hosts intercity flights to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and others. For international flights, the passengers usually catch a connecting flight from either Lahore or Karachi.
Markets near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
There are quite a few supermarkets and general stores in Muslim Town Bahawalpur. These include Al-Askari Grocery Store, Mission General Store, Maaz Super Store & Bakers, Huzaifa Departmental Store and Allah Wala Super Store. Among all the above-mentioned ones, Askari Grocery Store is an all-around store where you can find almost all kinds of grocery items.
To buy milk, there is Khalis Milk Shop in Muslim Town, close to Rafi Qamar Road. The milk shop opens in the morning at 7 and closes by 12 pm. Another one is Sufi Asghar Milk Shop in Sajid Awan Town that stays open till 9 pm. They also provide door-to-door delivery service. Both the shops are only 750 metres away and can be walked up to within 10 minutes.
With respect to markets near Muslim Town Bahawalpur, there is Save’ n Save Cash & Carry on Rafi Qamar Road, in Satellite Town, near One Unity Chowk. Save’ n Save Cash & Carry is a superstore at a 3 minute drive, 10 minutes walking distance and a distance of 750 metres. It is an extensive facility where you can find grocery and all your daily need items in one place.
Model Bazaar in Bahawalpur Cantt, is accessible from Sadiq Egerton College Road and Stadium Road, at a 9 minutes’ drive and a distance of 3 km. It is a nice market to buy household items and is particularly famous for its economical prices. Back in December 2018, the bazaar experienced a tragedy and caught fire, affecting more than 200 shops over there. The affected shops reopened within 6 months and are still recovering from the loss. Much to our surprise, the prices of the goods have not increased after the mishap, they are still pocket-friendly for the buyers.
Other and markets near Muslim Town that are found within a 15 minutes’ drive from the abode are as under.
- Shaahi Bazaar in Old City Bahawalpur
- Chowk Bazaar, a part of Shahi Bazaar, in Old City Bahawalpur
- Craft Bazaar in Ladies Handicraft Display Center, Model Town C
Mosques in and near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Concerning mosques in Muslim Town Bahawalpur, there are quite a few of them found within the premises. There are Shammas Masjid and Masjid Allah Hu Akbar close to Rafi Qamar Hospital, convenient for the locals residing near Rafi Qamar Road and Rafi Qamar Hospital, respectively. Whereas Jamia Masjid Sajid Awan and Siddiq-e-Akbar Masjid should be convenient for the residents living at the northwest side of Muslim Town.
Schools, Colleges & Universities in and near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Let us first discuss the schools found within the area and then move to the ones located nearby. The schools in Muslim Town Bahawalpur include Green School System Bahawalpur, Central Public School, Brooks School System, Al Khizar Public School and Al-Farooq School and Ahmad Public School. All these schools would be at a walking distance for the current and prospective residents of Muslim Town.
The schools near Muslim Town Bahawalpur include The Central Public High School Fatima Campus, Resource Academia Bahawalpur, Alpina High School and Alpina Pre Primary School are located on Rafi Qamar Road, towards Satellite Town – all of which are at a walking distance of 10 minutes or so. The Knowledge School Bahawalpur Campus is also in Satellite Town but close to the Farid Gate Road side, at a walking distance of 12 minutes, a drive of about 5 minutes and a distance of a kilometre.
Then there is Dar-e-Arqam School on Baghdad Road, Qasim Town, Satellite Town. It is a Playgroup to Matric or O Level school that includes Hifz o Nazra as part of their curriculum. Bloomfield Hall Junior School is also a Cambridge school in Satellite town. Both of them can be walked up to in 9 minutes, a drive of say 4 minutes and a distance of 900 and 700 metres, respectively.
As for colleges near Muslim Town Bahawalpur, there are many to name. SoftVision College of IT is a project of Virtual University, located on Rafi Qamar Road, Satellite Town at a 4-minute drive or a walking distance of 10 minutes. National College of Science and Information Technology in 4-A, at Satellite Town side of Rafi Qamar Road is also within a few metres and at a walking distance of about 10 minutes. Rafi Qamar Road also lends Brooks Law College and The Best College to the list of facilities.
Further inwards towards the residential area of Satellite Town, there is Apwa Girls High School (Apwa College for Women) at a drive of 4 minutes and a little over a kilometre’s reach. While if we proceed further, there is Allama Iqbal College Main Campus which is a private college at a 5 minutes’ drive and a similar distance.
As hinted by the name, Millat College of Commerce is a commerce college, but what many people do not know is that it is more than 20 years old and it still counts among the best commerce colleges in Bahawalpur. It is only a kilometre away and at a walking distance of 13 minutes from Muslim Town.
With regards to universities near Muslim Town Bahawalpur, Reads College is the closest one in the neighbourhood. It is on Baghdad Road, near One Unit Chowk, towards Shadab Colony, at a drive of 5 minutes and a distance of up to 2 km.
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur has quite a few campuses around the city. One is near University Chowk, Gulshan Colony, at a drive of 10 minutes and a distance of 3.5 km. Second is on Railway Road, Model Town, at a 14 minutes’ drive and a distance of roughly 5.5 km. The third campus is based on the University Road, towards Gulberg Colony, at a drive of 8 minutes and a distance of nearly 3 km. The university has quite a history of starting small and then growing into one of the largest universities in Pakistan.
It started off as a small religious university, Jamia Abbasia, in 1925 where they taught Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh and history with a few other subjects. In 1975, it was renamed to The Islamia University of Bahawalpur functioning from two different campuses and a total of 10 departments. Today they have 45 departments imparting knowledge through 74 disciplines. These include Religious Affairs, Social and Basic Sciences, Languages, Business Administration, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Life Sciences, Sports Sciences, Education, Pharmacy, Computer, Fine Arts and Law.
University of Central Punjab has opened its Bahawalpur Campus on Yazman Road, New Islami Colony. It is based at a drive of 11 minutes and a distance of nearly 5 km from Muslim Town Bahawalpur. They offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in the faculties of Information Technology, Science, Engineering, Management Studies, Arts and Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Life Sciences, Law and Media & Communication.
Other universities near Muslim Town Bahawalpur that can be accessed in 15 minutes are the following.
- Government Sadiq College Women University on Girls College Road, in Anwar Colony
- Allama Iqbal Open University spotted in Chak No. 12-A/BC, near Airport Road, Hasilpur Road, in New Islami Colony
- Superior University on Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Road in Model Town
- National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA & E) BUC Campus on Sarwar Shaheed Road, Model Town
Banks near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
For ATMs and banks near Muslim Town Bahawalpur, Satellite Town shall suffice. Farid Gate Road side of Satellite Town has branches of Meezan Bank, Bank Al Falah Limited and Allied Bank – accessible via a 5 minutes’ drive and a kilometres distance. As we proceed to the commercial area of Satellite Town, there are branches of Bank Islami, Allied Bank Ltd, Markaz Qoumi Bachat Bank, United Bank Limited and E Sahulat facility – within a reach of 5 to 10 minutes and a distance of say 1.5 km.
For other banks, there are plenty of banks in the old city side of Farid Gate Road as well as to the east of the same road. The old city side includes The Bank of Punjab and Allied Bank Ltd. in Bahawalpur Cantt. National Bank of Pakistan DC on Sadiq Egerton College Road and Bank Al Falah on the Circular Road of Old City Bahawalpur – all within a drive of 5 to 15 minutes.
Whereas the east side of Farid Gate Road/University Road has NBP Bank towards Hamza Town, Habib Bank Limited in Satellite Town, NRSP Microfinance Bank Limited towards Basti Hamaitian Mohajir Colony and Head Office of NRSP Microfinance Bank Limited near Baghdad Railway Station. All of these bank branches are on the main University Road and thus easy to access within 10 minutes.
Muslim Town Bahawalpur has on the ground electrical setup done in the bounds. Some homes have electricity backup as well. Gas supplies are also active for the inhabitants.
Clinics and Hospitals near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Having a reliable healthcare facility at a close reach is a blessing for so many reasons. In case of any health emergency, one; it will not take you forever to reach and two; you do not have to wait for an ambulance.
For minor health concerns, there is a clinic in Muslim Town Bahawalpur called Mariyam Advisory Clinic at a walking distance of 8 minutes or a drive of barely 3 minutes.
There are quite a few clinics near Muslim Town Bahawalpur as well. These include Dr Anjum Saboohi Clinic and Smile Dental Clinic towards Satellite Town side of Rafi Qamar Road at a 9-minute walking distance or a 3 minute drive. Doctor Arshad Manan Child Care Clinic is based in the residential parameters of Satellite Town, at a 12 minutes’ walking distance, 4 minutes’ drive and a distance of a kilometre. Furthermore, Maqbool Eye Clinic, Dr Abid Paediatrician, Advance eye Care clinic and Dr Shagufta Akmal Skin Care Clinic are located close to the commercial area of Satellite Town.
Luckily, there is a trusted hospital in Muslim Town Bahawalpur so the residents will not have to go far. It goes by the name Rafi Qamar Hospital and is only 3 minutes away by foot from Masjid Allah Hu Akbar. The hospital has an emergency department with paramedics and is open 24/7.
The hospitals near Muslim Town Bahawalpur include Zaib Hospital and Shahid Surgical Care near Kanjo Chowk in Satellite Town at a 4-minute drive. Al Hayyat Hospital is also located in Satellite Town, close to Fatima Jinnah Park and is at a distance of 1.5 km taking around 6 minutes to reach.
A famous and trusted government hospital based at a 10 minutes’ drive and a distance of nearly 4 km is Bahawal Victoria Hospital on Circular Road. In 1876 it started off as a civil hospital with an outdoor department, operation theatre and a dispensary. In 1906, the health facility was named Bahawal Victoria Hospital. Fast forward to 1970, it was affiliated to Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur, making it one of the largest tertiary care facilities throughout Punjab. Today it is a fully-equipped, 1600-bed tertiary care hospital with all surgical facilities and a 24/7 emergency department.
Other hospitals near Muslim Town Bahawalpur include the following.
- City hospital Bahawalpur in Bahawalpur Cantt is at an 8 minutes’ drive and a distance of 2.5 km
- Zubair Hospital near Allama Iqbal Town, Jhangi Wala Road is at a 9 minutes’ drive and a little above 2 km
- Civil Hospital Bahawalpur on Jail Road is at a 12 minutes’ drive and a distance of roughly 4 km
Security in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Considering the security in Muslim Town Bahawalpur, there are quite a few police stations in the neighbourhood. At a distance of 2 km and a 6-minute call away, there is Baghdad Police Station in Anwarabad Colony. On Farid Gate Road, there is District Police Office opposite to Haqqi Centre, spanning a little above 2 km and a 7-minute call away. The building has many offices along with Anti-Corruption establishment of Bahawalpur Zonal Office. Then there is Civil Lines Police Station on Farid Gate Road, towards Civil Line, Bahawalpur Cantt around 3.5 km and a 10 minutes call away.
PROPERTIES IN MUSLIM TOWN BAHAWALPUR
Sales Price Trends in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Muslim Town Bahawalpur boasts the main road location of Rafi Qamar Road which further connects it to Farid Gate Road. Most of the facilities are found at a walking distance of within 15 minutes from Muslim Town. These include schools, grocery stores, milk shops, poultry shops, bakeries, clinics, and hospital. The ideally located, in-demand abode is offering properties for sale and their sale price trend is summarised below.
Houses for Sale in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Muslim Town Bahawalpur is offering a limited number of houses for sale. These houses are available in the size range of 5 marla to 14 marla with the popular sizes being 5 marla house for sale, 8 marla and 10 marla. You can expect to find single units, double storeys and bungalows in the neighbourhood. All of them have some features that differ from each other as well as similarities. The prices start from PKR 70 lakh and go up to PKR 1.3 crore.
Plots for Sale in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Compared to houses, there are a higher number of plots for sale in Muslim Town Bahawalpur. The plot sizes range from 3 marla to 7 marla with majority of them being 5 marla. The prices start from PKR 15 lakh and go up to PKR 55 lakh. You can find a 5 marla plot for sale in Muslim Town Bahawalpur for as low as PKR 15 lakh onwards to PKR 36 lakh.
Rent Price Trends in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Muslim Town Bahawalpur is also offering a few properties on rent, mostly homes, and their rental price trends are elaborated below.
Houses for Rent in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
The houses for rent in Muslim Town Bahawalpur are limited in number and can be yours for a rental price as low as PKR 15 thousand and going up to PKR 55 thousand or more. The larger houses in the area have a higher rent and the same goes for the ones that have more number of rooms. The 10 marla houses for rent in Muslim Town Bahawalpur are the ones with the higher rent mostly, say PKR 40 to 55 thousand.
Upper Portion for Rent in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Muslim Town Bahawalpur is also giving you the option to rent upper portions separately. The upper portions can be yours for a rental price of PKR 10 to 30 thousand. These upper portions give you beautiful views and increase ventilation, especially for west-facing homes.
Lower Portion for Rent in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
The area is also offering separate lower portions. The lower portions for rent in Muslim Town Bahawalpur are limited in number as they tend to rent out pretty soon. To give you a heads up, the rental price of these lower portions start from PKR 10 thousand and go up to PKR 40 thousand.
Commercial Properties in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
The commercial properties for sale in Muslim Town Bahawalpur are limited in number and tend to sell out pretty soon. The kind of properties you can find in the area include buildings and shops mostly.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Coming to the shopping malls near Muslim Town Bahawalpur, following are a few of them. The Boulevard shopping mall in Bahawalpur Cantt is a newly sprouted shopping hub with several national shopping brands. It is at a drive of say 7 minutes and a little above a distance of 2 km from the area. What is worth mentioning here is that much more is planned for the mall so you can expect more shops and facilities in future.
Next to Boulevard Mall, there is Haqqi Center, both of which are opposite to the Commissioner House, at a similar distance from Muslim Town. Haqqi Center is also known as the Fashion Galleria and is home to a wide range of national brands for clothing, shoes and accessories. You will also find eateries over there, making it an exemplary shopping spot.
Uni Tower at University Chowk, Gulshan E Farid Colony is a sizable market selling mobile phones, gadgets, electronics, and crockery. It is located at a drive of 7 minutes and a 2 km distance from the locality.
Bahawalpur Trade Center, aka the City Center, near Melad Chowk, Gulzar-e-Sadiq in Old City Bahawalpur, is at a drive of 14 minutes and a distance of 5 km. It is one of the oldest shopping places in Bahawalpur. It has clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, household items and much more.
Restaurants and Bakeries near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
For restaurants near Muslim Town Bahawalpur, the street that surrounds Fatima Jinnah Park in Satellite Town is pretty much a food street. Once you reach there, you can opt for different options depending on what you like. There is Heritage Café and Grill in the commercial area of Satellite Town is famous for its pizzas, grilled chicken sandwich, chicken Panini burger, Mediterranean chicken steak, friendly staff, pocket-friendliness and calm environment. It can, however, get a bit noisy during rush hours and you might have to wait for your turn.
Other restaurants on the commercial street of Satellite Town are;
- Al Maida Restaurant, CFC Burger, Burger Point, Food O’ Clock and Papa’s Kitchen – for fast food
- Shaigan Grill – for traditional cuisine especially barbecue dishes
- Paratha 8 Night, clearly a place with a collection of Parathas to offer
- Juice Lab, Scoop, Panda Ice Bar – for ice cream, fresh juice and milkshakes
- Lasani Dahi Bhallay – for dahi bhallay and a variety of chaat
This brings us to bakeries near Muslim Town Bahawalpur and again, Satellite Town is here to the rescue. There is Cake Studio in the residential area of Satellite Town, House # 24 at a distance of 950 metres, walkable in 12 minutes and drivable in 4 minutes. It is run by a home based baker who makes customised cakes on orders. Then there is Data Sweets & Bakers and Ideal Sweets & Bakers near One Unit Bus Stop, at a similar distance.
Another branch of Data Sweets & Bakers is located in the commercial area around Fatima Jinnah Park, a little above a kilometre’s distance, drivable in 5 minutes. Arfat Shereen is also based in the commercial at a distance of 1.5 km approximately.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Fitness Centres and Sports Facilities near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
About fitness centres and sports facilities near Msulim Town Bahawalpur, a few of them are located on Rafi Qamar Road while the others are located inwards in Satellite Town. These include Bahawal Gym which is located on Rafi Qamar Road, towards Satellite Town, and is within walking distance.
Majority of them are based in the commercial area of Satellite Town, namely IronHouse Gym & Fitness Club II, Time to Fitness and Fitness 360.
For playing sports, a good option would be Jinnah Park in Satellite Town where guys are usually seen playing cricket and other sports. It is at a distance of 1.5 km, 20 minutes on foot and a drive of 6 minutes.
Parks in Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Considering how fast the cities are urbanising, it is important to have a park or two in the neighbourhood. For parks near Muslim Town Bahawalpur, Satellite Town once again proves to be a reliable neighbour. Al Shams Park in Satellite Town is around 900 metres away, which is roughly a walking distance of 11 minutes. Often locals come here to walk and it is a sufficiently planted park with quite a few swings for the kids.
Shahyan Park, QNC Park and Jinnah Park are also found in Satellite Town but the largest park over there is Fatima Jinnah Park in the commercial area of the society. Fatima Jinnah Park is a little more than 1.5 km away from Muslim Town Bahawalpur. It is a well-maintained park where locals (including families) go to walk, jog or relax. The park has separate timings for ladies, i.e. 7 to 8:30, during which only ladies and families are allowed. It has a 400 meter long jogging track and is surrounded with a range of commercial facilities, such as eateries, banks, superstore and medical stores.
Beauty Salons near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Some beauty salons near Muslim Town Bahawalpur are Nayab Beauty Parlour near Dhola Market, New Muslim Town, is at a walking distance of 10 minutes. Bia Beauty Home on Rafi Qamar Road, towards Satellite Town and Sobia Beauty Saloon in Al-Majeed Paradise are both home based beauty salons at a walking distance of 11 minutes. Another home based beauty salon is Femina New Look Beauty Clinic in the commercial area, near Al Hafi Mosque, Satellite Town is at a 6 minutes’ drive and a little more than 1.5 km.
Nearby Areas and Famous Places near Muslim Town Bahawalpur
Some famous places near Muslim Town Bahawalpur are at a walking distance from it. Farrukh Mahal is one of those historical landmarks that is only 5 minutes away by foot. It is inspired from the Ancient Roman architecture but has a distinct European influence to it. There are other palaces and artefacts in the compound too, namely Nishat Mahal, Darbar Mahal, Gulzar Palace, Baarah Dari, Jamia Masjid Sadiq.
All these artefacts exhibit magnificent architectural details, both on the outside and the inside. They were built by the Nawabs of Bahawalpur and are now owned and managed by Pak Army. Other than Noor Mahal, all the palaces require special permission if you want to observe it from the inside. Which if you get, then the inside has paintings, furniture, weapons used by the Nawab’s army during wars, robes and clothes worn by the Nawabs during special occasions are all preserved well to date.
Farid Gate is one of the seven gates that enclosed the walled city back in time. Farid Gate Road, is named after the gate and it takes you to the gate. The gate is based in the Old City side of Bahawalpur. Close to the gate there are shopping centres, banks, clothing stores and educational institutions which make it a busy spot of the city. It comes after an 8-minute drive of up to 3 km from Muslim Town Bahawalpur.
Kachery Chowk in Bahawalpur Cantt is surrounded by several important government buildings and facilities, such as Bahawalpur Museum, DCO House, Commissioner House and District & Session Court The building of Bahawalpur Museum is yet another architectural masterpiece in the city. Spread on 18 kanal land, the museum was established in 1976, exhibiting archaeology, art, religion, heritage and modern history. They are all around 3 km away, taking a driving time of nearly 10 minutes.
Close to the museum, there is the Central Library located at a similar distance. The Central Library of Bahawalpur is the second largest library of Punjab and houses more than 100,000 books along with all the editions of major national newspapers from 1947 onwards.
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and Bahawal Victoria Hospital mark the centre of the city and two most important mentions of the city. They are also based close to the Bahawalpur Museum. Quaid-e-Azam Medical College is one of the best colleges the city has to offer and Bahawal Victoria Hospital is the largest and most trusted tertiary care hospital in the city. They are both 4 km away and a drive of 10 minutes or so.
Bahawalpur Zoo on Stadium Road is also located in Old City Bahawalpur, at a 10 minutes’ drive and a distance of up to 4 km. The zoo is home to wildlife animals and is quite spacious for the families to easily roam around with their kids. It also has a lot of free space for more animals.
Jamia Masjid Al-Sadiq is another spot in Old City Bahawalpur that has exemplary architecture. The surrounding area of the mosque has hundreds of shops. It was planned in such a way by the Nawab during that time, in order to create employment and business opportunities for thousands of people. The mosque is at a 16 minutes’ drive and a little above the distance of 5 km.
Noor Mahal in Bahawalpur Cantt is at an 18 minutes’ drive and a distance of 6.5 km. It was built back in 1872 and still after one and a half century, it stands as a symbol of grandiosity. Its neoclassical architecture resembles an Italian chateau and is maintained by the Pakistan army. It is open for the general public and a light and sound show is held there too.
Our expert tour guides have collected the top 10 places you must visit in Bahawalpur and this list includes the Noor Mahal, Darbar Mahal and Farid Gate among others.
Things to Consider
Muslim Town Bahawalpur is a relatively populated residential area boasting the main road location of Rafi Qamar Road. The area houses Rafi Qamar Hospital, sufficient number of mosques, schools and a few grocery stores. On the opposite side of Rafi Qamar Road, it has Satellite Town. Satellite Town being the generous neighbour that it is, fetches Muslim Town most of the facilities at a walking distance, be it the daily use ones or the unusual ones – schools, colleges, banks, clinics, superstore, parks and eateries.
Muslim Town Bahawalpur, while enjoying the main road location of Rafi Qamar Road, is also connected with Farid Gate Road at the One Unit Chowk. Farid Gate Road is also known as University Road, as there are plenty of educational institutions on and close to the road.
The area is only a few kilometres away from some of the most famous places of Bahawalpur, such as Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Quaid-e-Azam Medical University, Farrukh Mahal, Darbar Mahal, Gulzar Palace, Nishat Mahal, Bahawalpur Museum, Bahawalpur Zoo and the Central Library. Altogether, Muslim Town is an ideally located residential area that is likely to show higher ROI in the long run.
Importance of Muslim Town, Bahawalpur from major locations nearby
- Rafi Qamar Hospital is at a walking distance
- One Unit Chowk is only 5 minutes away
- Farid Gate Road is only 8 minutes away
- District Court is only 9 minutes away
- Central Library is only 9 minutes away
- Bahawalpur Museum is only 9 minutes away
- Bahawalpur Palaces are also at a 9 minutes’ drive
- Bahawal Victoria Hospital is only 10 minutes away
- Bahawalpur Zoo is also a 10 minutes’ drive away
- Bahawalpur Airport is only 18 minutes away
- Bahawalpur Railway Station is only 18 minutes away
- Noor Mahal is also at an 18 minutes’ drive away