Setting Sun in Cholistan Desert Pakistan

Cholistan desert, locally known as Rohi once used to be a prosperous,lively and thriving forest, is now by and large a deserted piece of land.
Cholistan is over 16000 kilometers It adjoins the Thar Desert extending over to Sindh and into India. Cholistan is located just 35 kilometers from Bahawalpur City. The word Cholistan is derived from the Turkish word Chol, which means Desert. Cholistan thus means Land of Desert. This desert is situated at 112m above the sea level with mean annual temperature of 28.33o C, occasionally surpassing 46oC. The hottest month is June with average monthly temperature of 38.5 o C.
The Hakra River dried up here.Dry bed of the Hakra River runs through the area, along which many settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization have been found. The main source of fresh water is the surface water collected in natural depressions or man made ponds, called “Tobas” during monsoon period. The water in these “Tobas” does not last long due to seepage and high rate of evaporation. The secondary source of water is underground which is mostly brackish and is found at the depth of 30–40 meters.
Peoples who live here are nomads who lead a simple life herding and trading in camels. Their culture is strong with many romantic legends dating back to ancient times and they place great value in the power of song.The people of Cholistan wear embroidered and print coloured shirts, skirts and robe coats.

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rizwan

rizwan - Jan 28, 2011 12:43 pm - Voted 10/10

outstanding

composition very welldone

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 28, 2011 12:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: outstanding

Thanks Rizwan for your visit and compliments. I am glad you like it.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Jan 28, 2011 12:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing!

This is a beautiful sunset shot, Karrar. It's one of your best.
Thank you for sharing.
Cheers,
Marc

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 29, 2011 8:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing!

Thanks Marc, for your kind comments and vote.Greetings from Pakistan.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jan 29, 2011 12:17 am - Voted 10/10

Dramatic!

Like a painting.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 29, 2011 8:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Dramatic!

Yes, It was a beautiful evening in the desert, during my recent hiking trip to Cholistan Desert.Thanks for your visit nice comments.

[X] Bird

[X] Bird - Jan 29, 2011 8:00 am - Voted 10/10

Great Shot...

And a very informative and highly interesting caption! Always fun that I can find info like this in other place than National Geographic. Tumbs up!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 29, 2011 8:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shot...

Thanks for your nice comment!!! Appreciate your visit!! Greetings from Pakistan.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 29, 2011 1:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Simply

beautiful!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 30, 2011 1:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Simply

Thank you Sir, for the visit and nice comments.

treker786

treker786 - Feb 3, 2011 1:11 am - Voted 10/10

sun fire

So beautiful sunset

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Feb 3, 2011 11:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: sun fire

Thanks dear for your kind comments and vote.

usman180 - Mar 16, 2011 9:27 am - Voted 10/10

excellent

pic and nice info

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