Sadiq Garh Palace Bahawalpur

Sadiq Garh Palace Bahawalpur – A Cultural Heritage of 1882

The Sadiq Garh Palace Bahawalpur is considered one of the most famous historical buildings in the Pakistan & all around the world. 

There are around 120 rooms built according to the different cultures of the world, so that the dignitaries can get a home like feel during their stay in the palace as guest. A grand hall was built for the Darbar where the Nawabs used to talk to discuss day to day matters. sadiq garh palace bahawalpur

Sadiq Garh Palace Bahwalpur is in a much better condition as compared to other historical buildings in the City. Sadiq Garh palace was founded in 1882 by His Highness Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan (IV). sadiq garh palace bahawalpur

Sadiq Garh Palace Bahawalpur Area

Sadiq Garh Palace Bahawalpur is Pakistan’s famous cultural heritage comprises of 125 acres. sadiq garh palace bahawalpur

When Sadiq Garh Palace was Built

The Nawab family of Bahawalpur built the magnificent palace in 1882 about 175 years ago at a cost of Rs 1.5 million and 1,500 laborers were involved in its construction. sadiq garh palace bahawalpur

Two elevators were also built in the three-story palace, and cellars were also built underneath. Routes were led to the various palaces from the basement.

The Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was being prepared in Bahawalpur for 150 years, while the ghilaf that was removed was hung over the courtyard of the Sadiq Garh Palace, under which government affairs were discussed.

Moreover, the world’s most valuable cars used by the nawab, which were in the Sadiq Garh Palace as historical masterpieces, were also auctioned or taken away by some relatives. sadiq garh palace bahawalpur

Sadiq Garh Mosque

The mosque built inside the palace is a beautiful model of Islamic style and still exists as a masterpiece. The fall of Bahawalpur’s historic buildings including the Sadiq Garh Palace, Noor Mahal, Gulzar Mahal, Darbar Mahal and Qila Der began immediately after the late Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s government confiscated all the properties of the Nawab family. 

Sadiq Garh Architechture & Design

There is a huge wall all around the palace and inside there are lush green lawns with beautiful plants with colorful flowers. This sky building is a masterpiece of beauty. In each corner of the palace located in this way, there is a bastion, which, as it were, a soldier should protect. In the middle of the building is a beautiful dome that looks more beautiful at night when it shines with lights of different colors. sadiq garh palace bahawalpur

There are porches all around the building. Under the bastions there are cellars where natural light is arranged instead of electric light. Inside the Central Senate is a courtroom and sets with all accessories are placed on both sides especially for distinguished guests. From the rest room to the salon, dressing room, washroom and office, they are gorgeous. Floors, roofs and walls are beautifully designed.

All materials and furniture are of the highest quality. There are large mirrors and lamps in the rooms, and the chairs, tables and beds are in the same colors. Beautiful artistic standards and beautiful drapes add to its beauty.

The Durbar hall is worth a visit. A royal board is placed in this huge hall and behind the board is a large mirror. It is said about this mirror that when it reached Karachi by sea, it was loaded on special trucks to take it to Bahawalpur. Because of this mirror, many platforms of various railway stations were widened.

In front of the porch of the palace is a beautiful shower that enhances its majesty. The palace also has a zoo where beautiful birds and animals from all over the world are kept. There is a museum where animals and birds are mummified by chemical methods and are kept in good care. sadiq garh palace bahawalpur

The map of the palace is drawn up with such expertise that the palace looks like a garden from all angles, with a desert area stretching out in front of it. There are gardens all around the palace, but a pool of water can be seen from the north door and the desert can also be seen from the other side of the door. 

There is also a library in the palace which has some rare books in English, Urdu, Persian and Arabic on various subjects. All the palaces of Bahawalpur are built with Islamic manners in mind, because if any palace is built in European or other style, there are always bastions and domes. sadiq garh palace bahawalpur

As most of the palaces were built during the reign of Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan (IV), it can be said that he was the King of Bahawalpur. He had a penchant for establishing new buildings, so most of the important buildings in Bahawalpur are built by His Highness. Sadiq Manzil, Mubarik Manzil and Rahat Manzil are also bestowed by His Highness.

Most of these historic buildings were sealed by the authorities. 

Thousands of tourists come to see it every day, but they return dejected. If the government pays attention to its approach and condition, it can become an important tourist spot in the future.

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