Tuesday, May 12, 2015
AROUND Pakistan: Cholistan Desert near Bahawalpur
Hello lovelies, continuing with some photo stories of places from our recent trip to see our families and here is one from our time in Bahawalpur1. We drove down to where we could see the Cholistan desert, with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, and absolutely enjoyed watching the sun go down as Anya had fun digging her gold shoes in the dirt ;). It was so serene and peaceful. We loved it. Here is a peek.
The Cholistan Desert, locally known as Rohi, lies near Bahawalpur in Pakistan and covers an area of 10,200 square miles. Its connects into the Thar desert which then extends into India. The desert has an average rainfall of 5 inches a year and there is very little cultivation. The area was once well watered by a river, now called the Hakra in Pakistan and which was known in Vedic times as the Sarasvati. All along the 500-km of dried up river are over 400 archaeological sites, which date back to the Indus civilization 4500 years ago and are clustered around Derawar Fort, one of the major landmarks of the Cholistan desert.
For more photo stories from around Pakistan go here.
Thanks for reading. Lots of love.
1 Bahawalpur, my husband’s hometown is a desert city in the south of Punjab in Pakistan.