admin   May 1, 2012   Comments Off on CHENAB RIVER BOAT ADVENTURE

boatsafari2An ideal trip for those adventure lovers interested in the historical cities of the Pakistan as well as the cultures and customs of its remote villages.

Upon arrival at Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, explore some of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in Pakistan. Visit the 17th century Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore fort built in the 16th and 17th century, Emperor Jehangir and Noor Jahan’s tomb, the exquisite Shalimar Gardens built by Shah Jahan of the Taj Mahal fame and the famous Lahore Museum. Explore the old Walled City that once used to have 12 gates and a 9-meter high defensive wall and visit the lovely Wazir Khan Mosque with its superb frescoes and inlay pottery decorations before proceeding to Multan. En-route visit Harappa, the famous excavated city of the 5000 years old Indus Civilization and its interesting museum.

Spend a full day exploring the city of Multan which has a very ancient history and every invader who entered the Indian subcontinent from Alexander through to the Mauryans, Huns, Kushans, Arabs, Ghaznavids, Mughals and even the British struggled for its control.  Walk through its color-full bazaars, visit the beautiful shrines of Bahauddin Zikria (13th cent) and Shah Rukhn-e-alam (14th Cent), before driving through beautiful rural landscape to Rangpur which lies along the banks of river Chenab, to begin the exciting Boat Trip. River Chenab is one of the five tributaries of the mighty river Indus and the landscape along our Boat safari route is truly enchanting with picturesque villages dotting the lush green cultivated areas.

Float down the river for the next two and a half days visiting with the local fishermen and farmers at their villages and camps to acquaint yourself with their interesting but simple life style and customs. Observe the large numbers and varieties of aquatic birds that visit these areas in winter during their migration to feed and rest. Spend the nights camping on the riverbanks at lovely locations accompanied by local music and dances performed by the boatmen around a campfire. The boat adventure ends at Multan Bridge from where you transfer to Multan by van.

Drive to the historic city of Uch through interesting villages enjoying the local lifestyles and rural landscape. Arrive at Uch that contains some of the most beautiful tombs with blue to the historic city of Uch through interesting villages enjoying the local lifestyles and rural glazed tile – work reflecting a distinct influence of Central Asian architecture. During the 13th century, it was the center of Islamic learning and many famous scholars and saints lie buried in this small town. Visit the spectacular tomb of Bibi Jawindi with its beautiful glazed tile decorations, the tomb of Jalal-uddin Surkh and explore the colorful covered bazaars before proceeding to Bahawalpur.

Bahawalpur city was founded in 1748 and was a Princely State till the creation of Pakistan in 1947.Explore its color-full Bazaars and Bahawalpur Museum before flying to Lahore to connect your homebound flight at the end of your memorable trip.