Nawab Bahawal Khan Abbasi V, Nawab of Bahawalpur State, allowed the construction of more palaces in 1904. Including Gulzar Mahal, Darbar Mahal, Nishat Palace & Farrukh Palace (Mahals). Among these palaces, Gulzar Mahal and Darbar Mahal are prominent and beautiful. Nishat Mahal is notable for its beauty. This palace was built by Nawab Sahib as a women’s house where his wives lived with their concubines. The reddish walls and white stripes of Nishat Mahal are attractive.
Designing of Nishat Palace & Farrukh Palace
The design incorporates elements of Corinthian and Islamic architecture with a subcontinental style. Corinthian influence can be seen in the architecture of columns, balustrades, pediments and vaulted ceiling in Nishat Mahal. The design of this palace is made by fusion of two dimensions. After the independence of Pakistan, these palaces were used by government offices and the rent was paid to His Highness. These palaces were also used as courts in the early days of the Bahawalpur state. After that they were used for assembly meetings. The total area of Darbar Mahal is about 75 acres.
Where the Nishat Palace and Farrukh Palaces located?
These beautiful palaces are located in Bahawalpur, the capital of the erstwhile state of Bahawalpur. Both Nishat Palace and Farrukh Palace are attached to the Durbar Palace (Bahawal Garh Palaces Complex). The Nawab used to hold court in Darbar Mahal. Nawabs of Bahawalpur loved the residents of Bahawalpur state very much, to educate Bahawalpur’s residents, modern colleges were built, where Oxford University degrees were awarded.
Are they unique?
People come from far and wide to visit these palaces. Of course, during the period when these palaces were built, there were no similar buildings in the entire subcontinent. These palaces are the assets of Pakistan. If you want to visit these palaces, you must come to Bahawalpur, the city of palaces and nawabs, where the culture of Bahawalpur state, the love and hospitality of the people for their guests will welcome you. In addition to the palaces, there are a lot of other historical and contemporary locations. The city of Bahawalpur is a beautiful flower blooming in the desert
What is Suitable time for visit Nishat Palace & Farrukh Palace?
You should be aware of the city’s hot climate before visiting Bahawalpur. The last week of September through May, Bahawalpur experiences high temperatures. The temperature here ranges from 40 to 50 degrees. The most suitable months to visit Bahawalpur are February to April and October to December. Bahawalpur does not experience extreme heat during these months. And the temperature also ranges from 20 degrees to 30 degrees.