Kallar Kahar - Sada Chakwal
A beautiful view of Kallar Kahar – Sada Chakwal – Click Image to Enlarge

Kallar Kahar is situated 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the city of Chakwal, in  southwest of Chakwal on the Chakwal-Sargodha road, It is located about 125 kilometers (78 miles) from the city of Rawalpindi. Kallar Kahar has always been renowned throughout the country for its peacocks and its fresh water lake and for the Takht-e-Babri, a flat stage built of stone by emperor Babar to address his army while coming down from Kabul in the quest of the crown of Delhi. During his stay at Kallar Kahar he also planted a garden, which still exists, called the Bagh-e-Safa.

 Motorway, near Kallar Kahar, Chakwal
A view of Motorway, near Kallar Kahar, Chakwal – Click Image to Enlarge

With the construction of the motorway that passes by the edge of the lake, the number of tourists visiting Kallar Kahar has increased manifold, and the town surrounded by verdant hills, promises to become a tourist attraction if properly developed. A museum of fossils of the area has also been built by the Archaeology Department in the District Council Rest House. Sarhdi village is the most beautiful village in Kallar Kahar, it is an historical Village and the famous place of this Village is the palace of Daak Bangla. 

The famous Mughal emperor Zahir-ud-Din Babar encamped in Kallar Kahar with his armies, when he was marching from Kabul to attack on Delhi with his armies. During his stay, a throne was built for him by cutting a big rock, where he addressed his army. Later the throne was named “Takht-e-Babri”. It still exists in Kallar Kahar and working as a popular tourist attraction.

The lake and surrounding areas are also famous for being habitat of several species of birds. Most famous are peacocks. The arrival of more birds from different regions during winter in search of habitat makes this place even more attractive for tourists.

Several picnic points, gift shops, restaurants and guest houses are facilitating tourists at the bank of lake. A TDCP motel is also providing its services for tourists.