Salt range Cholistan South Safari
This jeep safari is an excellent combination of culture and adventure enabling you to explore some of the most interesting areas of Punjab upto the Cholistan desert Start your journey from Islamabad through the geologically fascinating landscape of the Salt Range with its fabulously shaped colored-rocks and bright yellow mustard fields. This range has the Largest Salt Mine in the world at Khewra where mining has been done since 600 A.D. Explore the ancient Hindu Temples of Ketas and Malot (8th – 10th cent A.D) and continue your drive to Lahore through lovely landscape of the Potohar plateau. Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, visit the 17th century Mughal architecture –Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore fort built in the 16th and 17th century, Emperor Jehangir and Noor Jahan’s tomb, Shalimar Gardens built by Shah Jahan of the Taj Mahal fame, Wazir Khan Mosque with its superb frescoes and inlay pottery decorations. Explore the Old Walled City which once used to have 12 gates and a 9 meter high defensive wall. Later continue to Bahawalpur en-route visiting Harappa, the famous excavated city of the 5000 years old Indus Civilization and its museum. Visit Bazaars and Museum of Bahawalpur before entering the sands of Cholistan desert where you will spend 03 nights camping under the stars among sand dunes. Visit nomadic settlements and small desert villages to get to know the simple but interesting life style of Cholistani people, visit the inspiring Derawar Fort and enjoy a Camel Ride before driving out of the desert for Uch Sharif. In Uch contains visit some of the most attractive tombs with blue glazed tile work reflecting a distinct influence of Central Asian architecture. It was the center of Islamic learning and many famous scholars and saints lie buried in this small town during the 13th century,. Visit the awesome tomb of Bibi Jawindi with its beautiful glazed tile decorations, the tomb of Jalal-uddin Surkh and explore the colorful covered bazaars before leaving for an ancient city of Multan.