This park is ideal for recreation, education or research but shooting is forbidden. This park, 36 km to the east of Bahawalpur is a combination of a natural lake and forest on 77480 acres of land and spread over on the both sides of Bahawalpur canal. It has watch-towers, catching ground, tourist huts, rest house, camping grounds, TDCP Resort with 6 A/C Bed Rooms and treks for the visitors and lovers of nature. Hog deer, ravine deer, black buck and nilgai are common. Fox, jackals, hares, porcupines, mongoose, larks, owls and hawks are also found. Wild boars are in large number in the forest areas. Lal Suhanra National Park which is actually a wildlife sanctuary worth a visit.
About 40 km to the east of Bahawalpur, Lal Sohanra National Park is basically a British timber forest spread over an area of over an area of 77,500 acres on both sides of the Bahawal Canal. The forest is so planned that each plantation matures in 40 years and is then cut. There are a number of tourist huts, rest-houses, camping grounds and treks for the visitors.
The best attraction is the lion safari to see the lions in their natural habitat from close quarters. One lion with four lionesses roam freely and one can go as close as the photograph above. But one is not advisable to get out of the vehicle since these lions are wild and can devour on anything live and close.
Black Buck and Nilgai are being bred in this Park. There are around 400 black bucks in the park. If one is lucky to be there at the time of their lunch, one can find these beautiful antelopes running in from all directions on the voice of the grass distributor (above right). Besides jackals, hares, porcupines, fox, mongoose, larks, owls and hawks are also found. Recently a pair of rhinos has been added.