Noor Mahal palace is located in Bahawalpur (previously the princely state before 1955) Pakistan. It was built in 1872 similar to an Italian chateau on neoclassical appearance, at a time when modernization had set in. It is related to the Nawab of Bahawalpur princely state, during British supremacy.
According to historians, the map and coins of the state were buried in its base as a good sign. Most of the materials and furniture of palace were imported from England and Italy. It was completed in 1875 at a cost of Rs. 1.2 million. Noor Palace covers an area of 4,140 sq meter. It consists of 32 rooms including 14 in the basement, 6 verandas and 5 domes. Nawab Muhammad Behawal Khan the fifth further built a mosque to the palace in 1906. The design of mosque is based on the mosque of Aitchison College. The palace was affirmed as a “protected monument” in September 2001 by the Government of Pakistan’s Department of Archeology, and it is now open for general visitors, students trips, tourists and other interested persons.