Darbar Mahal History
On May 19, 1904, Nawab Bahawal Khan (Vapproval) granted permission for the construction of several palaces, including the most notable ones, Gulzar Palace, Nishat Palace, & Farukh Palaces. Both Darbar Mahal (Palace) also known as Bahawal Garh, and Gulzar Mahal are constructed on magnificent constructions with an excessive number of entrances. Amazing furniture and rugs are employed to adorn the rooms. The doors are covered in gorgeous, lush maroon curtains. The walls are all made of marble, while the roofs are mosaic. The massive lamps positioned all throughout the palace have heightened its grandeur. The main hall is separated from a vast gallery by unusually high standards that was originally used as an art gallery.
Although there are now no regulations in this gallery, its walls are covered with a number of priceless pictures of former Bahawalpur State emperors. The Nawab’s son, Nawab Abbass Abbassi, lived in this palace for a long period. When Pakistan earned its independence, the government occupied these palaces and His Highness was paid rent. Early in the State of Bahawalpur’s history, these palaces doubled as a court and a gathering place for assemblies. 75 acres overall make up Darbar Mahal.
The Nawabs of Bahawalpur were also particularly interested in the arts. That is why they built their palaces in this context, considered among the most beautiful and modern palaces of their time in the entire subcontinent. And it is also true that even today, their glory is exactly the same as it was on the first day. Due to the attention of the Pakistan Army and the Department of Archeology, these palaces are still an example of awe, grandeur and artistic masterpiece.
The Pakistan Army took care of it and invested time and money to enhance its beauty. I wish that these palaces like Noor Mahal should also be opened for the common person and tourists so that the world can see this beautiful hidden treasure. The most beautiful pictures below are the illumination of Darbar Mahal and Bara Dari. The sight of which makes a person lost in the world of thoughts. At night in the modern lights, this “Darbar Mahal (Palace) & Bara Dari” looks like a bride and groom, whose groom always loves her.
By visiting these palaces, you can feel the splendor and the dignity of this palace in your imaginary world. You can feel how glorious the time must have been when the Nawabs used to sit in the court of this palace and consider it their duty to serve the people. These Nawabs did not commit corruption. He was a king and knew how to give wealth to the people. Nawab of Bahawalpur Mr. Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi V established markets for the people and farmers of Bahawalpur, where they used to buy and export commodities at good prices.
The markets established during his time are still inhabited by cities with the name of the Mandi (market), Mandi Yazman, Mandi Chishtian, Mandi Harunabad, and Mandi Manchinabad were true to their subjects. I invite you to visit the Nawabs and my city Bahawalpur and visit these beautiful palaces and fall in love with the people here. Bahawalpur city always welcomes its visitors.