Derawar Fort

Ahmedpur, District Bahawalpur

Derawar Fort

Derawar Fort Bahawalpur or as know Qilla Derawar is one of the historical, large and impressive square structure in the heart of Cholistan desert, located in Ahmedpur, District Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It was built in 9th Century, by Hindu Rajput, Rai Jajja Bhatti.

Ultimately, the fort was occupying by Nawab of Bahawalpur, Sadeq Mohammad Khan I. After that, he rebuilt the fort (Qilla) exactly the same as it is in a very professional way.

At the derawar fort underneath has become numbers of rooms to be found which are under connected with other tunnels having interesting features such as, A small prison, Gallows, A water pond, Residential rooms, Shrines of four pious Muslims near Derawar Fort, A historical cannon standing in the ground of derawar fort, and plenty of other unseen items to be explore, when trip to Derawar Fort.

However, Derawar Fort Pakistan is always being the favorite spots among tourist and visitors around the world. As well as, Millions of youngsters, foreigners, travellers around the globe come here to enjoy the jeep rally which is arranged in Cholistan desert. During across Derawar Fort Bahawalpur, it's a very famous "Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally", which is organized by TDCP every year. Tons of interested visitors come far from different regions to participate, and enjoy this activity in a very comfort way.

From Bahawalpur city to derawar fort, cover a distance around 95.4 km, 1 hr 46 min to reached by car approximately.

Uncounted tourist, visitors delegates have come to visit this historical landmark fort, sometime daily basis and sometime occasionally.

Alias Names

Qilla Derawar Fort • قلعہ دراوڑ

Established Opened in 1733


Location Ahmedpur, District Bahawalpur
City / Town Ahmadpur East
State Punjab
Country Pakistan

Derawar Fort, Derawar Fort Road, Ahmedpur

Geo Coordinates 28.7690236666082 °N,    71.3333777796233 °E
Associated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Travelor Instructions

Derawar Fort Bahawalpur Visit Timings

  • Monday - Sunday -24 Hours Open

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